Brown County State Park in Nashville, Indiana

Come fall in love with beautiful Brown County State Park! Enjoy the Inn (with restaurant and aquatic center), cabins, camping, swimming pools, horseback riding, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, and lots more outdoor fun.


All of the various campgrounds are open year-round at Brown County State Park in Nashville, Indiana, although services are reduced in winter. 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 (the Brown County State Park Inn) is just the ticket. Containing 84 bedrooms itself, Abe Martin Lodge also operates 24 sleeping cabins (containing 56 bedrooms) and 20 family housekeeping cabins. Abe Martin Lodge also houses meeting rooms, a public dining room, an indoor aquatic center (open to the public) and more. If Brown County State Park is full, check out the area lodging in nearby Nashville, Indiana.


Those who enjoy exploring the park by hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding will find many miles of well-marked trails. Meandering through the rolling hills of Brown County State Park in Nashville, Indiana are about 70 miles of bridle trails, 30 miles of mountain biking trails, and over 18 miles of hiking trails. 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.

Visitors 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.

Park Info

A variety of wildlife species adapted to life in the forest and forest edges can be found at Brown County State Park in Nashville, Indiana. Mammals found in the park include white-tailed deer, raccoon, fox 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.

NOTE: RVs & vehicles towing trailers must use the West Gate Entrance (off S.R. 46, west of Nashville).
The North Gate Covered Bridge is restricted to 9 foot height and 3 ton weight limits.
Horsemen's Campground users should use the entrance off 135 South.

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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