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Brown County State Park

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Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Waking up in Cincinnati, we decided to make a day trip to Brown County State Park and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Brown County State Park is an outdoor paradise,!There are lots of winding roads with amazing over... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2019
Mitchell, Indiana
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Waking up in Cincinnati, we decided to make a day trip to Brown County State Park and the surrounding area. Many of my friends had talked about making weekend trips to the area, so we thought “Why not?” for our spontaneous day trip and it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank hkbutt01
Reviewed 7 January 2019

Brown County State Park is an outdoor paradise,!There are lots of winding roads with amazing over looks, it's like mountains and vistas when you stop or pass by.The park offers hiking,bike trails for mountain bikes Horse back riding trail, swimming pool and a aquatic center...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank deborahdY2385TY
Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

Although we went in the winter, this park is gorgeous any time of the year. The hills and cliffs are spectacular. Next trip, I will have to allow more time to investigate and enjoy.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Pasoporaqui
Reviewed 2 January 2019

Beautiful scenery and setting for trail runs. There are stations around for replenishment, but I'd recommend bringing hydration as there are many miles and trails to run.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank David F
Reviewed 11 December 2018

Just spent a month in Nashville area. Brown County state park is beautiful in the fall. Hiking trails for all to enjoy, scenic overlooks and picnic areas. Nice people too. $9. entrance fee for out of state. Well worth the price.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Coralyn S
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Took a little drive to Nashville and stopped at the Park for a nice car drive through Nature and then a short hike around Stahl Lake. It wasn't crowded and we had the place to ourselves.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Z4108WZmikek
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

Beautiful views year round. Fall & spring are my favorite. Bring a lunch for a picnic in the park with beautiful views. And this is one of my favorite camping locations are well. Check out the horse riding too

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank indy_Anna09
Reviewed 14 November 2018

We visited in the fall. Leaves were just beginning to turn.. Just beautiful. Many scenic outlooks. Behind the Rustic cabin we stayed in there were hickory nuts falling from the trees when there was a breeze. There was also a woodpecker we heard and finally...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Valerie M
Reviewed 13 November 2018 via mobile

I was here for a business meeting at the inn and stayed in the campground. The leaves were beautiful and the tenderloin at the inn for lunch was great. There is a nice nature center and miles of scenic driving in the park. One minor...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jeffreys57
Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

This park really does have something for everyone. Trails, camping, biking, and a fantastic inn/restaurant. A large park with many scenic views especially nice in the fall. And to top it off you’re near Nashville with lots of artisans, restaurants, winery’s and more. Located near...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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11 January 2019|
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Response from pete6179 | Reviewed this property |
We camped in Taylor's Ridge during the week before Labor day. We had the comfort station pretty much all to ourselves. The sites in the 200s with the wooded area were bigger than ours. All the sites in the edges are more... More
Heidi M
10 April 2018|
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Response from Richard C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there are many trails that are close to the campgrounds. Google "brown county state park hiking map", it will be the first hit. Have fun!
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