About Brown County State Park
Brown County State Park is located in Indiana
16 Reviews of Brown County State Park
It is Beautiful! I have only been twice and we took our hours to trail ride! There are a lot of fun hills and trails that you can ride for hours which we love to do. Wish I had some pictures on this computer you will just have to go see it for your self :)
We stayed one night driving through the state. The trails are great for mountain biking! The camp spots are pretty close together but we were able to distance ourselves since it was during the week.
I have been going to this State park since I can remember. We often take our horses trail riding there for a week every couple of summers of just go down for weekend trips to go hiking.
The horsemans campground is nice and well equipped with wooden racks to tie tie your horses to, water, electricity, and really nice bathrooms and porta-potty style bathrooms spread throughout. We would typically get a campsite a long one of the creeks and us kids would play in it.
The park that is set in massive hills and valleys has lots of different trails, a nature center, a pool, a lodge with a pool/park, large and small cabins for rent, various overlooks, playgrounds, historical sites, a fire watch tower you can go in, beautiful gathering places (large open cabins), daily activities throughout the park, a horse stables, amphithéâtres, a restaurant, a gift store, and much more.
I highly recommend going in the fall, the trees and hills are alive and bursting with color. Also while there stop into the cute little town of Nashville and grab a bite to eat at the Big Woods Brewing Company and visit the artisan shops!
lots of fun short hikes and a couple old fire towers to climb. campsites are small. there is a winery and distillery close
Campground is kept clean, sites are average size.
Brown Brown County has always been the jewel of Indiana State Parks for Trail Riders. The campground is large, with spaces to accommodate larger rigs. Most of the sites also have electric hook-up, although water spigots are few and far between. Arrangements for the horses are Hit or Miss depending on what site you stay on. Some of the sites are well shaded, but others are out in the open in full sun. The shower house is in good condition, except that it has no ventilation, so the floors remain wet. The campground is notorious for flooding in heavy rains. We have had as much as 4 in of water draining through our campsite. Some of the tie up areas for the horses are muddy holes that never get enough sunlight to dry out completely. Also be aware that the road leading to the Horseman's camp crosses a creek several times, and in rainy weather there may be water over the road. The camping area for regular campers is beautiful and well maintained, but it seems that Park management is not interested in attracting horse campers. Many of the wooden fences in the camp, as well as tie posts and picnic tables are in poor repair.
There are 3 separate campgrounds in the park Buffalo Ridge, Raccoon, and Taylor Ridge. We stayed in Taylor which was dubbed "wooded" and the one I would most suggest. The others were pretty cleared out and too close together.
This campground is a must visit in Indiana. The views all around Brown County are breaktaking. While were were there we rode on a trail ride at the saddle barn. The horses were well trained and willing to let people ride them. We also went to a Raptor show that was put on at the nature center where we got to look at some interesting raptors.
We took our travel trailer on its maiden voyage to Brown County over Easter weekend. Even though it rained most of the time we really enjoyed ourselves. The bathrooms were clean, showers were hot and all the staff very friendly. We were able to see and do plenty of things with our 6 year old. He was extremely excited to be able to ride a horse. We will be back for sure! Nearby Nashville was a lot of fun as well!
I was very impressed with how clean and how well maintained the campground was. The mountainbike trails are fantastic, something for every skill level. Nashville is just down the road and has a lot of small shops to go through and a micro brew/distillery that has good beer and food.