Brown County State Park


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Brown County State Park


Location:In Brown County, off IN 46.
Facilities:429 campsites (401 with electric hookups), 204 equestrian campsites (118 with electric hookups), 60 rally campsites, youth tent areas, flush toilets and showers, camp store, family cabins, 84-room lodge (34 in Main Lodge, others in new addition) with restaurant and meeting/conference facilities, picnic areas with playgrounds/playfields, picnic shelters, hiking trails (18 miles), equestrian trails (70 miles), saddle barn, mountain bike trails (6 miles), tennis courts, swimming pool, nature center.
Activities:Camping, swimming, fishing, ice fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain bike riding, tennis, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Park is the largest state park in Indiana and is open year-round. In addition to the many recreational opportunities at the park, nearby Nashville features quaint specialty shops, art galleries, entertainment, and historic homes.
Address:1405 State Road 46 W
PO Box 608
Nashville, IN 47448

Phone:812-988-6406
Web: www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/properties/park_browncounty.html
Size: 15,696 acres.

See other parks in Indiana.
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BROWN COUNTY STATE PARK DEER STUDY COMMITTEE CHAIR (1992-1993)
Then it led to the initial effort toward deer population control in Indiana State Parks; the first controlled 'hunt' at Brown County State Park presented tense moments with threats of demonstrations in the woods, but these failed to materialize.
Visitors can enjoy the beauty of a fresh snow while hiking, bird-watching or cross-county skiing in Brown County State Park and Yellowwood State Forest.
When not in session, attendees can golf nearby, shop in Nashville, hike in Brown County State Park or dip in the hotel's indoor pool.
Brown County State Park, located near Nashville, is turning 75 this year.
Those planning a Nashville getaway have a variety of lodging options, from bed-and-breakfast inns to more traditional lodging such as The Seasons Lodge and Conference Center (812/988-2284), Brown County Inn (812/988-2291), Hotel Nashville (812/988-8400) and the Abe Martin Lodge at Brown County State Park (812/988-4418).
Tourism continues to be Brown County's major industry, reports Donna Burkhardt, the new executive director of the Brown County Chamber of Commerce, Besides Brown County State Park, Hoosier National Forest, Yellowwood State Forest and Lake Monroe, the county boasts a thriving artists' community in Nashville.
The Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park is situated among 15,000 acres of wooded hills.
Indiana State Park Inns can be found throughout the state: The Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park (see "Nashville" section, page 16), Canyon Inn at McCormick's Creek State Park near Spencer, Clifty Inn at Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Potawatomi Inn at Pokagon State Park near Angola, Spring Mill Inn at Spring Mill State Park near Mitchell, Turkey Run Inn at Turkey Run State Park in Parke County, and The Fort Golf Resort & Conference Center at Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis.
For many years, Nashville had four primary lodging places: the Seasons Lodge and Conference Center, the Brown County Inn, the Green Valley Lodge and the Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park.
That era saw art galleries and the Brown County State Park open.