|Brown County State Park is located in the rolling hills of Brown County Indiana. The hills and valleys of this area were formed more than 250 million years ago during the Mississippian Period when most of southern Indiana was covered by a shallow inland sea. After the original bedrock was deposited, regional uplift took place, then natural erosion over time. Some of the higher points like Weedpatch hill are more than 1000 feet above sea level. Brown County's hills and valleys are mostly the result of water running on ancient rocks for millions of years. The glaciers of the Ice Age did not actually reach Brown County State Park.|
The park's many scenic, sprawling acres offer
magnificent vistas, hiking and horse trails, abundant wildlife,
and overnight campsites easily accessible to the public. With its
close proximity to Yellowwood State Forest, the quaint artists colony
of Nashville, Indiana, T.C. Steele State Historic Site, Monroe
Reservoir, Morgan-Monroe State Forest, McCormick's Creek State Park
and Indiana University, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of acivities
in southern Indiana.
The Ten O'Clock Line Hiking Trail (20 mile marked trail) runs between Yellowwood Lake and the Fire Tower in Brown County State Park. Hesitation Point is one of the most well known vistas in the park and the view from the firetower is spectacular if you can make it up the stairs. Picnics at the overlooks are one of the parks most popular activities in the autumn.
Romantic Weekends in Brown County Indiana
Romantic Weekends in Brown County Indiana should include a picnic at one of the many quiet vistas in Brown County State Park or Bean Blossom Overlook.