Trade River Run
* A MnDRA Sponsored Ride*
May 18-19, 2024 - Cushing, WI
SAT: 50E/25LD/25C/11Intro - SUN: 25LD/25C/11N
|Ride Name||Trade River Run|
|Last Date to Submit Entry Online||05/16/2023|
|Ride Manager||Lindsay Nichols|
|RM Phone||(612) 963-1303|
|Co-Ride Manager||Lorrie Bohl|
|Co-RM Phone||(651) 485-7373|
|RM 3 Name||Deb Moe|
|RM 3 Phone||(715) 222-3626|
|Mail Registration To:||DO NOT MAIL CHECKS|
|Ride Camp Description|
|Ride Camp Website||wisconsin.gov|
|Ride Camp Location||Governor Knowles State Park - Trade River Equestrian Campground|
2988 Evergreen Avenue
Cushing, WI 54840
|Ride Camp Coordinates||45.59907406110056, -92.77365191883575|
|Ride Camp Directions|
From Highway 87 near Cushing, WI, travel West on Evergreen Avenue to the park entrance. Follow the DNR signs. DO NOT GO TO GRANTSBURG if your directions take you there. That is the 'people' campground, not the horse campground. Also best to use Hwy 87 (either north or south) to Evergreen and NOT take backroads even if it means a little shorter distance. There is terrible cell service in this area so have your maps and routes planned ahead of time. Remember: go to the TRADE RIVER EQUESTRIAN CAMPGROUND.
|Camp site information|
|Dogs & Generators|
|Campground Map Link||widencdn.net|
|Camping - add'l information|
IMPORTANT: If you have ANY site including overflow sites, and cannot make it, please contact a ride manager asap.
The park has 40 reserveable sites in the main campground. Only one sleeping unit per site is allowed. Those with a non-sleeping unit (such as a BP trailer) can park with another sleeping-unit space (such as an LQ) if space permits and vehicles can stay on the gravel. Trailers can be parked in the day use if there is not room to park both units.
There will be space for approximately 10-15 sleeping units in the overflow adjacent to the campground off 300th street. These spots MUST be reserved with ride management.
Another, offsite space for another 15-20 units will be available 6 miles away. Those spots also must be reserved. If you are willing to take one of these spaces, we will reservice high-ties in camp near the crewing area where you can place your horse. Talk to the management team.
|Horse Containment Information|
Every site in the campground has high ties. These do not have the chest bar. There are also a few high-ties in the overflow lot off 300th avenue. You may set up small pens around the high-ties or in areas where no high-ties are found, with management approval. You may also tie to your trailer.
|Nearest Gas Station/Store||Mini-Mart in Cushing, WI. Approximately 7.5 miles from camp. Exit camp right, follow Evergreen east to Hwy 87, go right/south to the gas station.|
|Nearest Hospital||St. Croix Regional Medical Center · Hospital 235 E State St · (715) 483-3261. Approximately 19 miles from camp. Take HWY 87 south through St. Croix Falls.|
|Nearest Equine Veterinarian||Sunrise Equine, Stillwater Equine, Anoka Equine|
Trails are a variety of covered forest and prairie including some deep soft sand, a short stretch on a limestone road, some twisty single-track and the rest is a wide two-track trail with good footing. A shallow, clear stream crossing and a few wooden bridge decks will be on the south loop. There will be a small section of paved road to ride from the main camp to the day use area for one loop that will require crossing a bridge deck. Mounting blocks are available. This trail is barefoot friendly for a horse used to going barefoot.
|Number of Holds (50-60)|
|Any other information or comments?|
Food truck is scheduled to be at the campground Fri, Sat, and Sun - hours are TBA. Meals also available for purchase at nearby Wolf Creek Bar & Grill.