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Brown County State Park

Brown County State Park

Brown County State Park is Indiana's largest state park

Near Historic Artists Colony of Nashville, Indiana

Indiana's favorite Playground

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Brown County Indiana State Park

Brown County State Park

Brown County State Park is Indiana's most popular state park located close to the historic artists colony of Nashville, Indiana

Brown County State Park

Yellowwood Forest Information

Brown County State Park

fishing Yellowwood Lake 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 area.

The Ten O'Clock Line Hiking Trail (20 mile marked trail) runs between Yellowwood Lake and the Fire Tower in Brown County State Park.

Hiking Info from Hoosier Hikers Council.

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 Yellowwood Lake boat dock

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 forest property.

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