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“good trails” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Brown County State Park

Brown County State Park
West Gate _ 1405 S.R. 46W, Nashville, IN 47448
+1 812-988-6406
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Ranked #1 of 6 Attractions in Nashville
Type: Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: 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 "hills o' Brown," but their meltwaters helped create the narrow ridges, steep slopes and deep gullies of Brown County State Park. Indiana's largest park is a traditional fall color hot spot, with nearly 20 miles of tree-lined roads and many scenic vistas overlooking miles of uninterrupted forestland.
Chicago area
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“good trails”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

Big park, with good views. We hiked a trial around the lake. Toilet facilities were very clean. Lots to explore there.

Visited July 2013
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great campsite, amazing views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Went to brown county for the first time last weekend, and it was fantastic. The park is incredibly clean and a beautiful place. The grounds offered great variety, with some of the camping areas being heavily wooded while others were more open. Quiet solitude and scenery is easily found; but if you prefer a more active endeavor, you have options there too. Hiking and mountain bike trails, a swimming pool, and even tennis courts are on site to fill your time. If you don't camp, the place has a lodge and a restaurant - but we only drove past them and can't vouch for them. Take the scenic drive, visit the vistas, enjoy an excellent park.

Visited August 2013
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Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Private Enough and Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We mainly focused on a couple of hiking trails for a family outing, #7 and #10. #10 is not for the faint of heart as there is a long hill climb but we did fine. Beautiful scenery and the people were spread out enough that it was somewhat private without being stranded out there.

Visited August 2013
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lansing,il
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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“Fourth of July camping trip .”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Spent 4th of July at Brown County State Park .Excellent campsites with many bike and hiking trails .Close to Nashville ,In. Lots of shopping and restaurants. would highly recommend

Visited July 2013
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Westville, Indiana
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“It has it all!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This is Indiana's largest state park & it has something for everyone. There are numerous hiking trails, mountain biking trails & horse trails. If you don't have your own horse, you can purchase a trail ride.
If you enjoy camping, there are 3 electric campgrounds. Also, a horseman's campground. If you bring a big rig, don't come in by the North entrance - there is a scenic covered bridge that you won't be able to get across. Go to the West entrance. They have a camp store. There's also a swimming pool for a fee. If you don't like camping, there's the Abe Martin Lodge. They also have a restaurant.
There's 2 cute fort towers that you can climb for a scenic vista. There are A LOT of scenic vistas & you won't be able to believe you're in Indiana that's how nice they are. There's a log cabin - "Hoosiers Nest".
There's a nature center with a butterfly garden & a fire tower. WOW! so much to see & do!

Visited August 2013
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