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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.

One of Indiana's best state parks. Hiking trails take you through beautiful woods. So peaceful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Lea V
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Great experience

This park has some of the friendliest, helpful rangers. We camped 4 night at Buffalo Ridge... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Julie R
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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...more
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West Gate _ 1405 S.R. 46W, Nashville, IN 47448
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"nature center"
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"abe martin lodge"
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"fire tower"
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"hiking trails"
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"horseback riding"
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"brown county"
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"camp store"
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"covered bridge"
in 14 reviews
"pony rides"
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"buffalo ridge"
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"lookout tower"
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"beautiful vistas"
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"fall colors"
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"rolling hills"
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"great hiking"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of Indiana's best state parks. Hiking trails take you through beautiful woods. So peaceful. Well worth the visit. Nashville, IN is nearby with shopping and restaurants.

Thank Lea V
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This park has some of the friendliest, helpful rangers. We camped 4 night at Buffalo Ridge csmpsite. Facilities were extremely clean! Views were tremedous! Wooded and semi wooded sites. Nature Center was fun for all ages! One of the best we've visited. Town of Nashville...More

Thank Julie R
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family of seven camped in a pop-up in Taylor Ridge. For those not familiar with Brown County State Park, what we figured out is that Taylor Ridge is the farthest back of all the campsites (although I'm not including the horse camps as I'm...More

Thank Angeline M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After a busy graduation period, myself and my family enjoyed 2 great days hiking around this state park. Trails were beautiful and staff were very friendly. Some trails could be better signposted but that may just be my terrible map reading skills.

Thank elstondr
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Doug B, Manager at Brown County State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback on trail signage. We'll try to get that addressed as soon as we can.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The hiking is very good any time of the year, but the Spring presents many beautiful wildflowers and flowering shrubs. Try to go before the trees finish spreading their new leaves as many flowers try to finish flowering before then. The nature center has many...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most beautiful parks, especially in the fall! I've been going since I was a child, 50 years!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive through the park is worth the extra time it may add to your travels. It is $7 per vehicle and is worth every penny.

Thank Rob F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

great place to hike swim ride horses watch birds camp in tent or motorhome camper full hook ups to primative

Thank jontattoo
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Doug B, General Manager at Brown County State Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We appreciate the positive feedback. Just want to note that Brown County State Park doesn't have any full hook-up campsites. Electric hook-ups only at the campsites, with water fill station and sewer dump station conveniently available.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to camp on a whim in southern Indiana in April because it was too cold in Michigan. We were wonderfully surprised by the spacious, clean campgrounds which we literally had to ourselves during the weekdays. The staff is super friendly. It was a...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Spent the afternoon wandering around. Nice and relaxing after it stopped drizzling on us. Fond memories of childhood and my children's childhood visits. Definitely worth a repeat visit.

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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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