With 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.
Covid-19 Indiana DNR Update 5-27-2020: Brown County State Park is open for camping, hiking, fishing, boating, birding, hunting, bicycle riding, horseback riding and geocaching. The Park Office, Cabins, the Inn, Inn restaurant, Inn aquatic center, Saddle Barn, Camp Store, and family and equestrian campgrounds are open. The Nature Center is open but may have limited hours and visitor capacity. All visitors must follow posted restrictions and practice social distancing.
Some other facilities remain closed including: public outdoor swimming pool (closed for the season), fire towers and playgrounds. Reservable shelter houses and rally camps are tentatively scheduled to open on June 1st for groups of 100 or less, with social distancing. Drinking fountains are off. For more detailed information about what is open and closed click here.
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 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.
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.