‘2020 Vision 4 All’ Ride Guidelines
Register NowWhere: Tamarack Horse Camp in the St. Croix State Forest and end at the Pine County Fairgrounds in Pine City, MN.
Total length: 109 miles
When: May 22 – May 30, 2020
Cost: The suggested daily minimum contribution is $25 per person or $50 per family. This would apply to each day that you participate in the ride. We encourage all riders to solicit sponsorships in addition to the minimum daily contribution.
Riders: Riders will be responsible for all meals. Riders will need to provide and pack refreshments and noon lunch along the trails. Riders may join/stop at any leg of the trip. Riders should pack appropriate clothing (including raingear) and be prepared to ride in adverse weather conditions. All riders must be in the saddle and on the trail by the scheduled time each morning. Ending time will vary based on length of ride and daily conditions. Be prepared to ride at various speeds.
Riders under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or adult family member with a signed waiver.
MN Trail Pass Required
Each rider age 16 and older is required to have a MN Horse Trail Pass that is valid for each day that they ride during the 2020 ride. An annual pass is $21. A daily pass is $5. Trail passes can be purchased online or on location at Tamarack Horse Camp and St. Croix State Park. More information can be found here: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/horseback_riding/horsepass.html
Horses: Grain and any other special needs for horses to be arranged by individual riders. Horses crossing state lines into must have current (within 30 days) health certificates and negative coggins. No stud horses or non-tethered foals will be permitted on the ride.
All Participants: Campsite Payment and Reservations Required.
Each participant is responsible for making their own reservations and payments for camping at each location on the route. Details under each location below.
St Croix State Forest – Tamarack Horse Camp, Tamarack Forest Rd., Hinckley, MN
**Arriving as early as May 22 and departing on May 26, 2020.**
Camping: 56 non electric equestrian sites, all first come first serve. $16 per night per site. Stock Tank/Water for horses will be provided. Vault Toilets. There will be no graze available. Each rider is responsible to bring all feed for their horses. Certified hay is not required. Tie lines for horses at each campsite. Generators and portable corrals are permitted.
Directions:From Hinckley, MN travel East on State Hwy 48 23 miles to Grace Lake Road. Turn North onto Grace Lake Road and travel 5.2 miles to Tamarack Forest Road. Turn East on Tamarack Forest Road and travel 3.7 miles to Tamarack Horse Campground. Left hand turn off Tamarack Forest Road.
St. Croix State Park Trail Center and Horse Campground – 30065 St Croix Park Road, Hinckley, MN
**Arriving May 26 and departing May 29, 2020**
Vehicle Entry Permit Required at St. Croix State Park. $35 annual or $7 per day. Can be purchased online or at the park headquarters on arrival day. https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/permit.html
Camping: 40 Equestrian campsites. 19 have electric hookups. $24 per night for non electric. $32 per night for electric sites. Reservations for campsites can be made on Park Website. Flush toilets, showers, potable water all available. There will be no graze available. Each rider is responsible to bring all feed for their horses. Certified hay is not required. Tie lines for horses at most campsites and some corrals available. Generators are permitted during certain hours.
Directions: From Hinckley, MN travel East on State Hwy 48 for 15 miles to St. Croix Park Road. Turn South on St Croix Park Road and travel 4.7 miles to the park registration office. Signs will direct you to trail center road and horse campground.
Chengwatana State Forest Horse Campground – Pine City, MN
**Arriving May 29 and departing May 30, 2020**
Camping: This is a new and primitive horse campground. No fees required for camping at this time. Vault toilet. Stock Tank/ Water for horses will be provided. There will be no graze available. Each rider is responsible to bring all feed for their horses. Certified hay is not required. Some tie lines for horses available. Generators and portable corrals permitted.
Directions: From Interstate 35 exit number 169 travel East .6 miles to Main Street. Turn left on Main Street 1 block to 8th Ave SE. Turn right on 8th Ave SE travel .2 miles to St Croix Rd SE. Turn Right onto St Croix Rd SE and travel .5 miles to St Croix Rd SE (County Rd 8). Turn right onto St Croix Rd SE and travel 9 miles to Snake River Campground drive. Turn left on Snake River campground drive to horse campground.
Pine County Fairgrounds – 1st Ave NW, Pine City, MN
**Arriving May 30 and departing May 31, 2020**
Camping: Horse camping at the Fairgrounds will be permitted. There is no fee. Flush toilets and potable water. Portable fencing for your horses will be necessary as there will be no tie lines at this location. Stock Tank/ Water for horses will be provided. There will be no graze available. Each rider is responsible to bring all feed for their horses. Certified hay is not required. Generators and portable corrals permitted.
Additional Lodging Options:
Days Inn – Hinckley, MN
Grand Hinckley Inn – Hinckley, MN
Grand Casino Hinckley Hotel – Hinckley, MN