Brown County State Park

Brown County State Park, Nashville: Hours, Address, Brown County State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Brown County State Park
4.5
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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 "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.
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Susan D
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We are seniors and the hike was fine. Saw many turtles sunning themselves on logs. The various trails are marked by difficulty.
Written August 6, 2022
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PamGo4
Indianapolis, IN36 contributions
Couples
We camped in the Taylor Ridge loop. Many wooded sites with electricity. It’s a good drive back to the end of Taylor Ridge, but worth it for the cozy wooded sites, some with great views. The bathrooms were clean and well stocked. The showers were hot with good water pressure and good privacy. There are a couple of good pull offs on the West Gate road to watch a sunset, which is a must!
This was our first visit in the summer and I was surprised and delighted to see the haziness of the distant hills. Reminded me of the Smokies. For reference, the hikes around both lakes are nice (we have done in the fall and the reflections are beautiful in the fall season), but I would drive to the parking lot and catch the hikes from there. The trails to the lake through the woods are very hilly and strenuous. We did enjoyed trail 10 that looped through the woods by the fire tower. I would rate that moderate.
We ate at Abe Martin Lodge for breakfast. The pancakes were the size of a dinner plate! Be sure to only get a 1/2 order. The bacon and pancakes
were good. Service was slow due to staffing, but staff friendly. Cleanliness of restaurant 4/5.
So close to Nashville that you can have the best of both worlds with peaceful seclusion camping in the woods, and nice shopping and dining options in town. Best of both worlds! We will be back!
Written July 29, 2022
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SMS
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Whether you want to bike, walk or horseback there is a trail for you. The area is beautiful with plenty of side spots to have a quiet picnic. Multiple trails around the water and park area. Be careful the parking can be a bit full in this area.
Written July 22, 2022
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Mary V
Chesterton, IN92 contributions
We visited in mid June. The park is gorgeous with fantastic views from many vista's. We visited all 7 vista points along with the Fire Towers. Very beautiful lakes which are probably better in spring or fall when there is more rain. One of the creeks was pretty dry but still beautiful. We're planning to go back in the fall when the colors are changing. I'm sure it will be stunning.
Written June 30, 2022
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slpsomm
Dover, OH403 contributions
Nice, clean park. Nice restrooms at the lodge. Hiking trail was difficult to follow, but we still had fun.
Written June 20, 2022
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Jo_and_Tom
Anna, OH1,548 contributions
Beautiful Park for hiking and enjoying. We just drove through and saw the grounds- camping areas, nature center, pool, lake and horse riding area. You could do a like of hiking here. Note Out of State visitors are charge $9 access charge.
Written May 15, 2022
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Gwen D
Cincinnati, OH2,004 contributions
Lovely Sunday walk around the lake, just us girls and my grandsons. Not too long but able to spot turtles sunning themselves while we strolled.
Written April 17, 2022
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Nina L
Lockport, IL52 contributions
Family
Beautiful park! This was our third visit. Lots of trails that range in difficulty from paved (easy) to moderate with some hefty inclines! We love the views and the historic CCC shelters smattered throughout the park. With the variety of trails it’s a great park for all ages and skill levels. It’s also a beautiful park no matter the season.
Written March 30, 2022
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john b
Valparaiso, IN796 contributions
We love Brown County State Park. Driving through is nice and we did Trail 7 ( around Ogle lake/ pond. We also wanted to do number 6 which is around Strahl (?) pond/lake but it as getting dark. Great for multiple days as there seems to be a pool restaurants and camping. Do not know if there is a general store?
Nashville is very close.
Written October 21, 2021
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Tom F
7 contributions
Wonderful place to camp, drive through, deer spot, hike, sit and relax or just about anything else. Highly recommend a stop at the horse barn, the horse camp in addition to the regular camp areas. VERY COOL park!
Written October 18, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM