Stepping Stone Stables & Special Events
Stepping Stone Ranch, a family built business since 1957
We Welcome our Equine Travelers
Stepping Stone Ranch is centrally located surrounded by Rhode Island’s 1700 acre Arcadia Management State Park with endless dirt roads, trails, rock ledges, rivers, ponds and breathtaking New England scenery. Arcadia Park is the state’s largest recreational area, and is located in the western part of the state. Although the forests of West Greenwich are displaced from the ocean tides, the park has been voted time and again at multiple venues for any outdoorsman destination. Horse lovers have been riding these woods for decades, and the Ranch offers all access to it’s beauty.
You bring the cowboy/cowgirl attitude and your own portable fencing to enjoy your camping space. Rest easy knowing our camping area features a fence that encloses the area from the street. Trailheads are easily accessible, and maps are available for use.
1 Camp with 2-Horse Trailer - $25.00 per site
1 Camp with 4 Horse Trailer - $35.00 per site
Trailers exceeding 4 horses- please call for pricing.
$15.00 per night.
You are responsible for cleaning/feeding and bringing your own pitchforks/wheelbarrows and bedding.
Stall cleaning available $5.00 additional fee per day, we will use our own sawdust bedding or you can supply your own.
Please clean your stall on the last day of your visit.
To ensure the safety of all horses, guests and insurance compliance, please follow these rules during your stay with us.
Carry-in what you Carry-out, including trash.
Strict dog rules- must be on leash at all times and kept in your camping area/trailer.
No loose dogs allowed on property or in Arcadia State Park. Stepping Stone Ranch follows all State Regulations/Guidance. The following can be found in Section2 of RI DEM FISH AND WILDLIFE REGS.
2.1 No person shall bring into a state park property or picnic area any animal unless
under control at all times on a leash of not more than six feet (6') in length. The
handler of all animals is responsible for cleaning up and proper disposal of all
2.2 In management areas, persons may walk leashed dogs and domestic animals.
The leash shall not exceed 25 feet in length with animal under control at all
2.3 All dogs must be wearing a collar with valid license tag.
Payment is due in full upon arrival.
No ground fires, please use a grill or fire ring.
Due to well water conservation, no horse baths are allowable. Quick hose down or sponge baths only.
Please stay within your designated camping area. No free-roaming the farm property, please respect our operating business and customers. This includes not riding around barn area.
All manure/hay should be raked in a pile before departure so we can remove.
All horses must have proof of current rabies and coggins
Please respect 10pm Quiet Time. Some like to party but others like to sleep!
No non horse-camper visitors permitted.
At this time, the farm does not have trailer hook-ups, so all guest campers must be self-contained or run off a generator (no restricted hours), However, we are conveniently located next to Oak Embers Campground, which is a full service facility with electric and water hookups if you would prefer such amenities. They are not affiliated with us, please call them directly for service.
Many state parks have closed or limited camping due to Covid19, we have opened our farm so that horse people can still enjoy the beautiful riding season. Please understand we stay in compliance with our insurance regulations and pay accordingly. Camping fees and rules allow us to continue this service and we appreciate your understanding.
We have limited space available for campers and guests. Our camping area encompasses a large field with a low sloping hill, but fills quickly and reservations are required. First come, First serve basis, we strongly suggest early planning to reserve a spot.
To Make Reservations:
The Ranch requires a minimum 2 week notice for reservations in most situations.
If you plan on renting stalls and have more than 2 horses, a 3 week call-ahead would be appreciated to accommodate space.
Please call directly or email us.
Payment due in full upon arrival using check or credit card.
If you have more detailed questions that were not addressed, please feel free to call or email us. We are a safety-first barn atmosphere and expect guests to respect our barn rules upon arrival and become part of our extended barn family! We have many regular visitors that have become “Come Again Friends” that visit us on a regular yearly schedule and we love hearing all the stories from the road!
Hope to see you soon! Happy Trails!
"We had a wonderful experience at Stepping Stone Ranch this past weekend we were so impressed by the kindness and gentle spirit of your staff and clientele.
The trails were amazing - wish we had time to explore more - but we will be back next year.."
Isabelle & Berry Slik Willie ("willie")