Brown County State Park is Indiana's largest state park
Near Historic Artists Colony of Nashville, Indiana
Indiana's favorite Playground
Brown County Indiana State Park
Brown County State Park is Indiana's most popular state park located close to the historic artists colony of Nashville, Indiana
Yellowwood Forest Information
Yellowwood State Forest is located in the rolling hills of Brown
County Indiana. The forests's 23,200 scenic, sprawling acres offer
three pristine lakes, hiking and horse trails, abundant wildlife,
and overnight campsites easily accessible to the public. With its
close proximity to Brown County State Park, the quaint village
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.
Picnics are popular at Yellowwood State Forest
Campsites are centrally located within the forest around
Yellowwood Lake, 7 miles west of Nashville, Indiana. Many of
the primitive (no hookups or showers) campsites for tents or campers
are beautifully wooded.
A horseman's camp is located at the south end of the lake convenient
to the many miles of horse trails that wander through the
forest. There are separate tents-only group campsites
located on two grassy fields. Camping reservations are not
taken at Yellowwood State Forest.
Hunting is a popular activity within Yellowwood State Forest.
The abundance of whitetail deer, ruffed grouse, squirrel, turkey,
fox, woodcock and raccoon make Yellowwood an excellent hunting
The Ten O'Clock Line Hiking Trail (20 mile marked trail) runs
between Yellowwood Lake and the Fire Tower in Brown County State
Yellowwood State Forest was created in 1940 when federal land was leased to the state of Indiana. The land was deeded to the state in 1956. Prior to that time, the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Project Administration completed three lakes, a shelter house and a residence, all still in use. Other such buildings were sawn from the forest in kit form and shipped to other public properties.
More than 2,000 abandoned and eroded acres were planted to pine (red, jack, shortleaf, white and scotch), black locust, black walnut, white and red oak. Red and white pines are the true northern pines and are still in good condition. The other pines are succumbing to insects, disease and extremely cold winters.
Yellowwood Lake was completed in 1939. The 133-acre lake is about 30 feet deep.
Yellowwood Lake, noted for its excellant
fishing, offers rowboat rentals as well as a boat
ramp for launching private boats.
A year-round Forest Office for information and
registration and a seasonal concession/boat rental
are available at Yellowwood.
Bear Lake and Crooked Creek Lake are also
popular recreation and fishing areas contained within the
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