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Brown County State Park

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Closed Now: 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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What a Way to End the Summer

CAMPING AT THIS STATE PARK is one of our most looked forward to trips of the year. We usually make... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
atchleyjr93
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Grabill, Indiana
Very friendly staff

From the minute you stop at the gate you are greeted with a warm smile and friendly conversation on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
NanaB12015
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Garrett, 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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West Gate _ 1405 S.R. 46W, Nashville, IN 47448
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Reviewed 3 days ago

CAMPING AT THIS STATE PARK is one of our most looked forward to trips of the year. We usually make it to the park in early spring, sometimes with snow still on the ground and then again in late summer or early fall. My job...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank atchleyjr93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the minute you stop at the gate you are greeted with a warm smile and friendly conversation on how your day is. The campsites are are pretty level. The store is well stocked and friendly staff. Clean restrooms and taken care of to keep...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank NanaB12015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The whole reason we planned a weekend trip was to hike this park along with some side trips. What a disappointment. We tried the Ogle Lake trail first. It's just a small trail around the lake kind of through the woods. Little did we know...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Camping mid week in this beautiful State Park in Indiana. Very few campers in Racoon Hollow, non electric area of the campground. Our campsite is private and wooded near a water source and pit toilets. The toilets had lots of flies but the shower house...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank grammapew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hiked Trail 6 . Be ready to walk up and down 176 steps. It is a good trail that takes you down to Strahl Lake.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank OntheroadBetty
Reviewed August 12, 2019

We actually went here to stay at the Abe Martin Cabins. Driving through the park it is very clean with a lot of activities for families. We are hoping to go back in the fall.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank chtindiana
Reviewed August 6, 2019

We recently visited the park with family. The views are amazing and the trails were really nice. We will definitely be back.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Sabrina S
Reviewed August 1, 2019

We've visited the park several times in the past during different times of the year and always enjoyed it but this was our first visit in the fall. Loved seeing all the beautiful fall colors!!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank HappyRetiree123
Reviewed July 3, 2019

Out of state visitors must pay $9. In state is slightly less. The park is huge and beautiful in the spring. Trail 9 is a great 7.4 mile lollipop loop hike in the spring with many wildflowers and blooming dogwoods on the way to a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank etbtravelphotography
Reviewed June 28, 2019

We LOVE visiting Brown County State Park! We brought friends on our motorcycles and loved riding through the park and taking in the scenery.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Martha E
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kandjake
July 18, 2019|
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Response from Travel608508 | Reviewed this property |
The park is great for hiking, or just driving through. Nice scenery. But you will have to pay an entry fee, $7.00 in state, $9.00 if you live out of state.
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Jennifer S
May 3, 2019|
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Response from Deborah D | Reviewed this property |
Many blessings and congratulations to the both of you! Brown County is always a beautiful place to visit. The weather should be cool and the color just starting to shine in the natural beauty of the woods in early October.
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Wenkebach36
March 6, 2019|
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Response from LurchLouisville | Reviewed this property |
Same as other you need to contact the park they work hard to make you happy but there are rules that I do not know. So just give them a call I am sure they will work with you.
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