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 fogshrouded 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.
The park's rustic Abe Martin Lodge offers accommodations that include motel rooms, cabins, dining and conference facilities and an indoor water park. Large campgrounds, hiking and mountain biking trails, interpretive services, a saddle barn for guided horse rides and a separate horseman campground with 70 miles of horse trails are some of the things that make Brown County State Park popular year-round.
The surrounding county and nearby Indiana town of Nashville are famous for their unique shopping, dining, arts and crafts, history, entertainment, and outdoor adventure opportunities. Contact the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.browncounty.com or 1-800-753-3255 for more information.
Campground Check-in/Check-out times are 2 PM Mondays through Saturdays and 5 PM on Sundays and Holidays.
Winter Camping Information (early November through late March):
Brown County State Park offers winter camping in some of our campgrounds as noted below. Reservations accepted year round. Please check with the Park Office for more detailed information on the dates campgrounds switch from Summer to Winter Season (and back) as these will change each year.
These campgrounds open year round with reduced facilities and rates in Winter:
Electric hookup sites, heated bathhouse, water fill station.
20 Amp Electric hookup sites and Non-Electric sites
Electric hookup sites, water hydrant near gatehouse available through November only, pit toilets
Primitive sites, water hydrant near gatehouse available through November only, pit toilets.
Park Information and Property, Campground and Trail maps can be found at the IN State Parks and Reservoirs website at www.stateparks.in.gov