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Morgan-Monroe State Forest

Martinsville, IN
765-342-4026
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Type: Forests, State Parks
Activities: Prospecting
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Anderson, Indiana
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98 reviews 98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We visited the Morgan-Monroe State Forest for our anniversary hiking trip this year. We chose this location because it was close, we had not been here before, and we knew we could hike both trails in two days. All total (including walking down to the lakes and other off-trail jots) there are 22-ish rugged hiking miles within two trails: The... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

A great picnic place, but don't expect accomidations. Camping is primitive, no showers, or much of anything, but nature. So it might bore some, and refresh others. Plan to bring what you need, and enjoy natural Indiana.

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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Visited on a weekend - no crowds! Miles of trails, ample parking, nothing but nature. There are 3 lakes near the area and a trail that will take you to all. Great picnic facilities as well. Will definitely be back!

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Martinsville, Indiana, United States
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

MMSF has great opportunities for hikers, photographers, campers, hunters, cyclists, and others. The area is hilly and covered with native hardwoods. Hiking trails run from short to very long, from easy to difficult. While there are lakes in the main MMSF area, such as Cherry and Bryant Creek, they are lack-luster for fishing. They are hit heavily every weekend. Perhaps... More

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Martinsville, Indiana
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Morgan-Monroe State Forest's boundaries are almost adjacent to ours. It's mostly just forest, with the remains of old settlements still visible in places. Some great folklore is associated with Morgan-Monroe, too, with some pretty great ghost stories.

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Martinsville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Love driving through this forest especially in the fall. Enjoy riding my cycle there, very little traffic.

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Martinsville, Indiana
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Has some of our favorite nearby picnic spots. The last time we had one was in October. Multiple picnic areas with both shelter houses (which can be reserved for large groups) and individual tables under the trees or in the sunshine. Fishing, hiking, and camping. Some hunting areas in season. Ignore the silly woman who was afraid of ghost stories... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

good trails, several miles total throughout. connects to the Techumseh trail (have not tried that part yet) Camping allowed on some trails. We did the Low Gap Trail, about 10 miles in 4 hours.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Many parts of Indiana are devoid of anything nice to look at while driving. This place is easy to get to and fun to visit. Beautiful areas that most local residents take for granted...or don't even bother. We drive or hike parts of it at least once a week.

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

if your into nature, the trails are nice, well maintained, and well marked. just make sure you are not in a hunting zone!

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