Well dedication planned Sept. 26 at Halls Creek Equestrian Trailhead
FLORENCE, Wis. — The “Fresh Water Project” by The Northern Saddle Club of Florence County for the Halls Creek Equestrian Trailhead is complete and the club invites the public to join them for a dedication and thank you celebration with a corn roast and water sampling to follow. The dedication will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.
The family oriented trail riding club was established in 1999. They have been busy developing two equestrian trail systems with equine friendly camping at both trailheads: Hall’s Creek and Bush Lake Flats. There are over 50 miles of trails to ride, including a trail that connects the two.
The new potable well at Hall’s Creek was made possible through grants from The Lumberjack Resource Conservation & Development Council and The Wisconsin State Horse Council. The non-profit club held fundraisers such as a gun raffle last fall and a tack sale this spring.
Time, materials and donations were supplied by: Florence County Forestry and Parks, Florence County Highway Department, Florence County Chamber of Commerce, Florence County businesses, contributions left by users in the donation box at trailhead and volunteer members of the Northern Saddle Club.
The well was installed in August, 2020 and is 340 feet deep. The pump is manual and electric. It can be run using a portable generator. The Northern Saddle Club welcomes all visitors to utilize this potable water source.
Directions to Hall’s Creek Equestrian Trailhead: Traveling from Florence take County Road N to County Road C. Once on County Road C, look for Hall’s Creek Dam Road. Follow horse parking signs to Hall’s Lake.
Directions to Bush Lake Flat’s trailhead: Traveling from Florence take County Road N to County Road C. Once on County Road C, look for Fire Tower Road. Follow signs to trailhead. Bush Lake Flat’s also has a potable water well that can be run using a portable generator.
For more information about the Northern Saddle Club or tod become a member, please go to the website northernsaddleclub.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Heidi Dumke 906-396-7457.