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BROWN COUNTY STATE PARK
in Indiana

Vista seen from West Lookout TowerWith the wide variety of facilities and services available at Brown County State Park there is bound to be an experience to satisfy your outdoor preferences.

Those who enjoy exploring the park by hiking or horseback riding will find many miles of well-marked trails. Meandering through the rolling hills of Brown County State Park are about 70 miles of bridle trails and over 12 miles of hiking trails. In fact, the southwestern and eastern parts of the park can be visited only by foot or on a horse. You can bring your own horse, or enjoy guided trail rides and pony rides at the Saddle Barn.

Picnickers have a variety of picnic areas to choose from, and some have shelters with fireplaces. Many are close to drinking water, restrooms, or playground equipment. There are also several reservable shelter houses throughout the park.

Strahl LakeVisitors to Brown County State Park can also enjoy an Olympic-size swimming pool and fishing (or ice fishing) on two lakes. The Nature Center also offers a variety of exhibits, displays and scheduled interpretive naturalist services year-round.

A variety of wildlife species adapted to life in the forest and forest edges can be found at Brown County State Park. Mammals found in the park include white-tailed deer, raccoon and gray squirrel. Birds include robin, white-breasted nuthatch, bluejay, cardinal, junco and crow. Wild turkeys also call the park home, so you might see one If you're lucky.

Picnicking at a campsiteAll of the various campgrounds are open year-round at Brown County State Park. Camping choices include Class A (electric) campsites, Class B campsites, Horsemen Class A campsites, Horsemen Class C (primitive) campsites, a Youth Tent Area and a Rally Campground.

For visitors preferring all the comforts of home a stay at Abe Martin Lodge is just the ticket. Containing 84 bedrooms itself, the Lodge also operates 24 sleeping cabins (containing 56 bedrooms) and 20 family housekeeping cabins. The Lodge also houses meeting rooms and a public dining room.

If you like Brown County in the fall,
you'll love Patoka Lake!
Enjoy all the beauty and fun without the crowds.
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Note: This is not the official Park website. However, it is the most complete and easy-to-use site, with everything you need to plan a trip to Brown County State Park.
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