Brown County State Park

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Brown County State Park

Indiana

(812) 988-6406

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Overview

Located in the beautiful hills of Brown County ,you will especially enjoy the variety offered in Indiana's largest state park, including nearly 20 miles of roads, with numerous scenic vistas. Comfortable accommodations at the rustic Abe Martin Lodge, large campgrounds, hiking trails, mountain bike trails, interpretive services, and extensive horse riding facilities are some of the things that make Brown County State Park popular year-round.

Map of Brown County (IN)

Latitude, Longitude: 39.146242, -86.230790

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    For mountain bikers there are 20 miles of easy to extremely difficult trails which can change up to 400 ft. in elevation. The trails wind around hills, ravines and across streams. The main trailhead is at the parking lot south of the pool; there are also access points near the North Lookout Tower, Hesitation Point, Hoosiers Nest Shelter and Rally Campground. The trails were built and are maintained by volunteers from the Hoosier Mountain Biking Association.

  • Camping

    The campground equipped with flush toilets, hot water and showers. Occupancy is limited to 14 consecutive nights. A separate horsemen's campground is available. Also, a rally campground is available. Between the months of April and October a campground store sells camping and picnic supplies, firewood and souvenirs. Camping reservations can be made through the Central Reservation System. The rental cabins offer two bedrooms, living rooms, complete kitchen, bathroom, linens, dishware and cooking utensils. Additional accomodations are avalible at the Abe Martin Lodge, which is open all year. Reservations for both the lodge and cabins can be made through the Inns Reservation System.

  • Fishing

    The lakes hold the potential for bass, bluegill, etc. A state license is required and available at park office. Rowboats are permitted on Ogle Lake only.

  • Hiking

    More than 18 miles of easy to rugged trails are offered for visitors to Brown County State Park.

  • Horseback Riding

    There are facilities for those who wish to bring their own horses. There is also a saddle barn which is open seasonally. The park offers bridle trails, pony rides, hayrides. Inquire at the saddle barn or (812) 988-8166.

  • Picnicking

    The picnic areas contain tables, grills, toilet facilities, playground equipment and playfields. Wood is available from the camp store during the summer months. Reservationsare available for shelters through the Central Reservation System.

  • Tennis

    Tennis courts are located near the lodge.

  • Water Sports

    The recreation center hosts an Olympic-size pool, open Saturday before Memorial Day and no later than Labor Day. The pool may close toward the end of summer when there are no lifeguards available. Swimming is prohibited in Ogle and Strahl lakes.

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Directions

Driving

Located in the beautiful hills of Brown County off Highway 46,

Phone Numbers

Primary

(812) 988-6406

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