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.
Covid-19 Indiana DNR Update 7-27-2020: Brown County State Park is OPEN for nearly all activities. All visitors must follow posted restrictions, practice social distancing, and wear a mask as outlined by the Governor's Executive Order.
The public outdoor swimming pool is CLOSED for the summer season. Drinking fountains are off. For more detailed information about what is open and closed click here.
Several DNR properties are experiencing high use this summer. Some have reached parking capacity for day use on busy weekends, and gates have been closed, or vehicles admitted only when others leave. For real-time information, follow Indiana State Parks on Twitter or Facebook, or follow Brown County SP on Facebook.
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.