Wet Bark Recreation Area – Oak Ridge

State: Minnesota

Short Name: Wet Bark Recreation Area

Address 1: County Rd 13

Address 2: RJD Memorial Hardwood State Forest

City: Houston

Phone: 507-724-2107

Open all Year: Yes

Number of Sites: 5

Camp URL: http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_forests/facilities/fmu00005/index.html

Full Hook: Yes

About: The campground’s five campsites are considered “primitive,” designed to furnish only the basic needs of the camper. The campsites consist of a cleared area, fire ring, table, and vault toilet.

The horse trailer parking area has picket lines and a small corral. The parking area allows for portable corrals.

Horseback riding trails are open May 1st – November 1st.

All sites are on a first-come, first-served basis for a fee.

Wet Bark Recreation Area offers 11 miles of horseback riding trails, hiking trails, six miles of designated mountain biking trails in the summer and 11 miles of ski touring and six miles of snowmobile trails in the winter.

Wet Bark trails are rolling to steep, ranging from grassy to very rocky and most are two horse wide. Most trails are located in the woods, and this area tends to be somewhat bug free. Horses should be good and in condition! There are NO water crossings, therefore no place to water your horses while on the trail. Communication is limited and multi-use trail system in areas.

Directions: From Houston take Cty. Rd. 13 (W) 5 mi.