Shenandoah National Park has no facilities for horses to stay overnight. The campgrounds and concessioner are not able to accommodate horses. Horses may not be kept at the lodges or left in trailers overnight. Several commercial facilities near the park will board horses and their riders overnight to facilitate early starts on the trail. Contact the Virginia Horse Council, a listing of Boarding and Training Facilities in VA, or local Chambers of Commerce for nearby horse stable information.
Things to Know When Camping with Horses
Horse Camping Trip PlansBelow are two one-night trips starting and traveling mostly within Shenandoah National Park, but camping in Rapidan Wildlife Management Area. Rapidan Wildlife Management Area is administered by the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF).
Slaughter Ridge and Conway River (38kb pdf)
This 14 to 16 mile length trip leaves from the Meadow School Trailhead and descends the mountain to camp in the Rapidan Wildlife Management Area.
Rapidan, Fork Mountain & Rose River (41kb pdf)
This 17 to 22 mile length trip leaves from the Rapidan Road parking area, travels through the historic Rapidan Camp, and descends the mountain to camp in the Rapidan Wildlife Management Area.
Last updated: May 3, 2023