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Brown County State Park

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Closed Now: 07:00 - 23:00
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Plenty mtb trails to explore

This is a beautiful park. The camp grounds are great if you have a camper or tent. We go there to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hobart, Indiana
absolutely beautiful

Though I live in Alaska now, I grew up in Indiana and was eager to get back to Brown County state... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Homer, Alaska
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“nature center”(84 reviews)
“state park”(79 reviews)
Nicknamed the "Little Smokies" because of the area's resemblance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Brown County encompasses nearly 16,000 acres of rugged hills, ridges and fog-shrouded ravines. Glaciers from the most recent ice ages stopped short of the...more
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West Gate _ 1405 S.R. 46W, Nashville, IN 47448
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful park. The camp grounds are great if you have a camper or tent. We go there to mountain bike and there are plenty of trails to explore. There are trails there for everyone, beginners to expert riders. If your looking to...More

Thank solmari1
Reviewed 3 days ago

Though I live in Alaska now, I grew up in Indiana and was eager to get back to Brown County state park. We were too early for good fall colors, but this is a beautiful park. The trails are well marked and in good shape,...More

Thank walter1951
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 night camping at Brown County State Park. The nature part of the park was beautiful. However, the campground bathrooms were old and in need of some updating. The campground was dirty with trash and many expired post tickets still hanging on the...More

Thank romantictravel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drove thru the park and took in a lot of the great views across the hill tops. The park offers a lot of activities for all ages. Mountain Biking, hiking, picnic, camping, cabins, nature center, horseback riding, hammock-Ing ( made up but you know what...More

Thank Robin M
Reviewed 1 week ago

They call this park The Little Smokies. It will make you think that when you see the overlooks especially after a summer rain. Columns of "smoke" rise from the vallies after most rains. Friends visiting from the east coast said it reminds them of Vermont....More

Thank mark24riley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brown county is beautiful in the fall and we visited to walk, ride bikes, and enjoy the scenery. The weather was perfect an the park lovely but there really wasn't anyplace for the causal biker to ride. The trails were all for mountain bikers which...More

Thank Pauloffice78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I hiked two of the many trails and both were very easy to follow and well marked. Trail heads had parking areas with bathrooms, which was great. I went on a weekday and only met very few people on the trails with me. Pick a...More

1  Thank Dianne H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great camping, we prefer the wooded Taylor Ridge campground but Buffalo Ridge is closer to the main entrance and camp store. Campground was clean and lots of families around, felt very safe. This park is close to Nashville IN which is a unique artists community...More

Thank Shelley J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great hiking trails, beautiful scenery and the park is very clean and well maintained. This is one of the nicest state parks we have come across. We were very impressed with the facilities available for visitors. A great place for families to enjoy time together.

1  Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great family park. The hotel is great and has a wonderful indoor water park. They have horseback riding and hiking trails. There is an outdoor pool as well. Lots of shelter houses for group gatherings.

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Heidi M
10 April 2018|
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Response from Richard C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are many trails that are close to the campgrounds. Google "brown county state park hiking map", it will be the first hit. Have fun!
Steve J
12 February 2018|
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Response from Doug B | Property representative |
The daily admission fee is $7.00 per Indiana licensed vehicle, and $9.00 per out-of-state vehicle. The daily fee is good until 11:00 PM. You may leave the park and re-enter on the same day as long as you hang on to your... More
22 October 2017|
Response from SavantIII_11 | Reviewed this property |
We visited Oct 12 with some color. Fall color is tricky this year. Please do call the park.