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Brown County State Park

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West Gate _ 1405 S.R. 46W, Nashville, IN 47448
+1 812-988-6406
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Great hiking trails and nature center

Make sure if you have a camper/motorhome, you enter through the West Gate on Highway 46, south of... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tammy S
Wonderful Surprise! Lots of hiking - outdoor pool - not crowded at all!

It was our first time to Brown County State Park. What a wonderful park! Lots of hiking trails at... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Katherine M
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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 "hills o' Brown," but their meltwaters helped create the narrow ridges, steep slopes and deep gullies of Brown County State Park. Indiana's largest park is a traditional fall color hot spot, with nearly 20 miles of tree-lined roads and many scenic vistas overlooking miles of uninterrupted forestland.
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“nature center” (81 reviews)
“fire tower” (27 reviews)
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West Gate _ 1405 S.R. 46W, Nashville, IN 47448
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+1 812-988-6406
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"abe martin lodge"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Make sure if you have a camper/motorhome, you enter through the West Gate on Highway 46, south of the town of Nashville. The roads are still rough and very narrow so take your time. From the Gatehouse, the Buffalo Ridge Campground that we stayed in...More

Thank Tammy S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was our first time to Brown County State Park. What a wonderful park! Lots of hiking trails at different levels. The park is very well maintained. There is an interesting Nature Center with a wonderful viewing room to watch bird feeders. Lots of gold...More

Thank Katherine M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots to do here! There is a restaurant & tearoom, swimming, horseback riding, hiking, covered bridge, and don't miss the nature center with the bird sanctuary. We were there for the day, but didn't get to do everything. The Ranger at the kiosk was very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful park with a great scenic drive with overlooks. We also hiked around one of the lakes and visited the nature center. It is all very nice. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because they charge $9 a vehicle for entrance....More

1  Thank momadot
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Today was my first visit to this park. Wow!!! Definitely a lovely sight and my it’s enormous!!! So we did trail 8 which was 3.5 miles long labeled moderate. If that moderate I’m afraid to see expert LOL!! No seriously the person I was with...More

Thank LoveNLife96
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My mom and I took a day trip here with our dogs. The park is very scenic, especially at the overlook spots. We hiked on the discovery and friendship trails. The friendship trail is short and paved which was nice. The discovery trail was more...More

Thank hj99
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just beautiful. Great hiking and mountain bike trails. Cabins to rent. Cool nature center that's great for kids.

Thank speedway_traveler
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So one morning we decide to adventure into the park, with the help of the website we find out that they offer hikes and talks at the nature center. The view are exactly what we need for a relaxing family time. Cant wait to get...More

Thank Belen A
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the trail system here... I’m hooked on brown County S.P. And can’t wait to return and explore. The pool at the end of a 30 mile ride was a huge plus and much welcome amenity.

Thank Leo E
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Starts off with a very warm friendly welcome with just a $7 fee for an instate person. And we get a beautiful entrance with a tiny house over the board-walk. The route to the Inn is breath-takingly beautiful with lush green trees all around. Plenty...More

1  Thank Dhruven S
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Heidi M
10 April 2018|
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Response from eadyesimpson | Reviewed this property |
Brown County State Park is not the only state park in Indiana that I love. The campgrounds in Lincoln State Park in Dale, Indiana has a beautiful campground next to the water and if you head across the river out of... More
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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
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DMJA21
22 October 2017|
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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.
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