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SUMMER and WINTER INFORMATION for
BROWN COUNTY STATE PARK

Summer Information     Winter Information

SUMMER INFORMATION for BROWN COUNTY STATE PARK

P.O. Box 608 o Nashville, IN 47448 o 812-988-6406

***Prices And Hours Of Operation Subject To Change***

ENTRANCE FEES
$4.00 Gate Fee (M-Th) - Indiana licensed vehicle, motorcycle, or moped.
$5.00 Gate Fee (F-S-S) - Indiana licensed vehicle, motorcycle, or moped.
$7.00 Gate Fee (daily) - Out-of-State licensed vehicle, motorcycle, or moped.
$2.00 Daily Fee per person - Walk-ins, Bicycle, Buses / Passenger Vans (children 4 & under admitted free).

ANNUAL PERMITS - admit the purchaser and passengers in a private, family type, non-commercial vehicle for the current year:
$36.00 - INDIANA RESIDENTS
$46.00 - NON-RESIDENTS
$18.00 - Golden Hoosier Passport - For Indiana Residents age 65 and older.

**For Annual Horse Trail Permit information see "Horseman's Campground".

ANNUAL PERMITS ARE ACCEPTED ON ALL INDIANA DNR PROPERTIES.

ABE MARTIN Open year 'round. Offers restaurant, banquet & conference rooms in addition to overnight lodging.

LODGE & CABINS Price ranges (do not include applicable taxes):
& LITTLE GEM Lodge Rooms - $89.00 to $129.00 / night
RESTAURANT Rustic Cabins - $69.00 to $79.00 / night
Rustic Cabin Adjoining Rooms $115.00 to $129.00
Family Cabins - $149.00 to $189.00 / night

P.O. Box 547 Check with the Lodge for more specific information on rates, etc.
Nashville,IN 47448 For Reservations, call the Abe Martin Lodge direct at 812-988-4418, toll free at 1-877-LODGES-1 or go online @ www.indianainns.com

NO PETS ALLOWED

NATURE CENTER 8:30 am-4:30 pm Mon thru Sat, Sun. - 1:00-4:30 pm. Bird Observation Window, Bee Hive, Turtle Display, Native Snakes, Interpretive garden nearby and other displays and exhibits. Presentations for groups upon request. Self-Guided Auto Tour. Programs scheduled and posted throughout the park. Amphitheater rental by request. 812-988-5240

SADDLE BARN Open late March through October, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily. Days of operation vary in early Spring, check with the the Saddle Barn for more specific information.

TRAIL RIDES (8 yrs & older) with guide: $15.00 (2.2 mile trail), 25.00 (3.3 mile trail)

PONY RIDES: $2.00/Lap. HAYRIDES: $3.00/ person.

**Prices and Hours of operation subject to change. www.browncountysaddlebarn.com 812-988-8166

COUNTRY STORE Picnic Supplies, souvenirs, refreshments, firewood, ice and bait.

Closed November - March. Check w/ Store for hours of operation which are subject to change. 812-988-6710

CAMPING

Class "A" (electric) - $17.34/night- (Sun -Wed); $25.50/night- (Thurs - Sat); $28.56/night- (Holiday weekends):

20 & 30 amp electrical hook-up, water & dump station nearby, modern restrooms/showers, picnic table.

Class "B" (non-electric) - $10.20/night- (Sun - Wed); $13.26/night- (Thurs - Sat); $16.32/ night - (Holiday weekends): Modern restrooms/showers, water in area and picnic tables.

Night Youth Tent camping - $2.00 / person / night; primitive sites with pit toilets, tables, water nearby.

Maximum Occupancy Group "Rally" Camping - $10.00 / camp unit / night; groups of five or more camping units, pit toilets, primitive facilities, water nearby, picnic tables, vehicle access.

For Camping Reservations see information below.

NOTE: Check-out time: 2:00 PM - Monday thru Saturday and 5:00 PM - Sundays and Holidays (check out time strictly enforced)

*All RV's and Vehicles with Trailers must use West Gate Entrance due to height and weight limits on Covered Bridge at North Gate Entrance. Both entrances are located on State Road 46

HORSEMAN'S Class "A" (electric) - $20.40/ night- (Sun -Wed); $28.56/ night- (Thurs - Sat); $31.62/ night- (Holiday

CAMPGROUND weekends): Sites with electrical hookup, water in area, showers, flush toilets, hitch rails and picnic tables.

Class "C" (primitive) - 9.18/ night- (Sun -Wed); $11.22 / night- (Thurs - Sat); $13.26/ night- (Holiday weekends): sites with water nearby, pit toilets, picnic tables and hitch rails.

Maximum Six Horses allowed per campsite in both the electric and primitive camp areas.

Night HORSE USE FEES:

Maximum Occupancy $20.00 Annual Horse Permit - annual fee per horse for use of horse trails for the calendar year. Permits must be physically shown to the attendant on duty upon arrival or purchase from the attendant.

$5.00 Daily Horse Permit - daily or overnight per horse.

For Camping reservations see information below.

NOTE: Check-out time: 2:00 PM - Monday thru Saturday and 5:00 PM - Sundays and Holidays (check out time strictly enforced).

**Horseman Campground Entrance located on SR l35 South, 8 miles South of SR 46 East.

CAMPING
Make reservations in all camp areas online at www.camp.in.gov or call 1-866-6CAMPIN (1-866-622-6746).

RESERVATIONS
Reservations now accepted year 'round for Brown Co. State Park, but some campgrounds close in the Winter months. All campsites (100%) can be reserved as early as six months in advance of the date of arrival or at least by Noon of arrival date. The Internet will be available 24 hours a day after the first date of availability. The call center hours are Monday thru Thursday, Noon - 8 p.m. EST, Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - Noon, EST. November thru April call center hours change to Noon - 6 p.m. Monday thru Friday.

All cancellations prior to arrival must be made by contacting the call center @ 1-866-622-6746. If after arrival date, contact the park. Applicable cancellation fees will be charged.

**Campgrounds are closed at 11 PM, and no set-up of campsites may occur after that time.

PICNIC Shelters can be reserved up to 1 year in advance of the date of arrival or as late as 48 hours prior to date of arrival.

SHELTERS Make reservations by calling 1-866-6CAMPIN (1-866-622-6746) or by the Internet at www.camp.in.gov

Shelter Rental Fees range from $30.00 - $79.50 depending on the shelter (View list of Shelters here). This fee does not include entrance fee into the park. Cancellations must be made by contacting the call center at1-866-622-6746. Applicable cancellations fees will be charged. Shelters not reserved are available for first-come, first-serve use at no charge.

Check sign at the building to see if the shelter is "open" or "reserved" for the day. Shelters are open from 7 A to 11 P.

SWIMMING POOL Open Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Opens May 23th - May 25th (closed May 26th - May 29th); opens full time May 31st thru Sun Aug. 9th; open weekends only beginning Sat. August 15th thru Labor Day,

NOTE: Days And Hours Of Operation Subject To Change Throughout The Season. Check With The Pool or Park Office. Pool Hours 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Daily. Concession stand located at the Pool, same hours as Pool.

$2.00 - Daily admission per person per day.
$35.00 - Swimming Permit (allows 25 day uses). Valid for individuals, groups and families.
$.25 locker fee.

SWIM SUITS MANDATORY (NO CUTOFFS) 
NO ARTIFICIAL FLOTATION DEVICES 
812-988-5990

FISHING Two Lakes - Strahl and Ogle. State Fishing License required. Rowboats and electric trolling motors permitted on Ogle Lake. Boats need DNR Lake Permit $5.00/year - non-motorized; $20.00/year - w/ trolling motor. Strahl Lake not accessible to boats. Licenses & DNR Lake Permit available at Park Office. Bait available at County Store and nearby bait shops. No Boat Rental available in the park.

TENNIS COURTS Located near Saddlebarn and Lower Shelter. Open 7:00 am to 11:00 pm. Night Lighting.

 


WINTER INFORMATION for BROWN COUNTY STATE PARK
(Early November thru Late March or First of April)

P.O. Box 608
Nashville, IN 47448
812-988-6406
***Prices And Hours Of Operation Subject To Change***

PARK ENTRANCE No fee to enter the park during weekdays - Mon. thru Thurs. Applicable fees

FEES will be charged on weekends - Fri - Sat - Sun. Annual entrance permits sold at Park Office during the week.

Hours of Park: 7am to 11pm

FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION, WE SUGGEST YOU WRITE OR PHONE PRIOR TO YOUR ARRIVAL.

ABE MARTIN Open year 'round. Check with reservations for special discount rates sometimes offered in the winter season.

LODGE & CABINS Restaurant open. Banquet and Conference Rooms available.

Lodge Rooms & Family Housekeeping cabins are the only available lodging this time of year. The cabins sleep (8) people and include kitchen, furnishings and a wood stove.

For Reservations call the Lodge direct at 812-988-4418, toll free at 1-877-LODGES1 or go online at www.camp.in.gov

Abe Martin Lodge, P.O. Box 547, Nashville, IN 47448

NATURE Hours: 1 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday thru Friday; 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

CENTER 1 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Winter nature theme workshops, hikes, presentations and talks held at the Lodge and Nature Center. Schedules posted throughout the park. Come check out our Bird Observation Window at its best in Winter. Self-Guided History Hike w/cassette tape available at front desk of Lodge.

812-988-5240

CAMPING Class "A" (electric) - $11.22 per night; located in Buffalo Ridge campground, sites with elec. hook-up, picnic table, drinking water available at Fill Station. SHOWERS / FLUSH TOILETS NOT AVAILABLE. First come - first serve only.

Class "C"(primitive) - $6.12 per night; Located in Rally Campground. First come, first serve only.

NOTE: REGISTER AT THE PARK OFFICE - HOURS 8:30 am to 4:00 pm MON - SAT. (closed Sundays and Holidays). If arriving after office hours, set up on a site and register the next day at the office or when available, night security will come around to register you.

THE COUNTRY STORE IS NOT OPEN DURING THE WINTER.

Camping Reservations now accepted year 'round in the Buffalo Ridge campground only. Contact www.camp.in.gov or call the reservations desk at 1-866-622-6746.

Raccoon and Taylor Ridge campgrounds will re-open in late March.

*All RV's and Vehicles pulling Trailers use West Gate entrance located on SR 46 W. Follow signs to "Campground Entrance" to access all camping areas.

HORSE CAMPING Class "A" (electric) - $14.28 per night; sites with elec. hook-up, picnic table, drinking water available at hydrant near entrance gatehouse through November only. First come - first served only. SHOWERS / FLUSH TOILETS NOT AVAILABLE

Class "C"(primitive) - $9.18 per night; First come, first served.

NOTE: REGISTER AT THE PARK OFFICE - HOURS 8:30 am to 4:00 pm MON - SAT. (closed Sundays and Holidays). If arriving after office hours, set up on a site and register the next day at the office or when available, night security will come around to register you. Horse permits are not required December through late March.

Camping Reservations now accepted year 'round in the Horseman campground. Visit www.camp.in.gov or call 1-866-622-6746

*Horseman Campground entrance located on SR 135 South, 8 miles South of SR 46 East.

CROSS-COUNTRY No maintained trails or ski rental operation in the park. Skiing available in open fields or along closed park roads.

SKIING As with any outdoor venture, it is advisable to travel with a friend, take water, snack and plan your outing depending on your skill level.

SLEDDING Moderately sloping hills can be found by the park swimming pool playing field.

ICE FISHING Available at Lake Ogle or Lake Strahl. The access road to Lake Strahl is closed to winter traffic when the roads are snow covered; trail leads to lake from behind the Nature Center. Lake Ogle is generally accessible. State License Required. Can purchase licenses at the Park Office. Bait available at nearby Bait Shops.

LOCAL WINTER Cross-Country Ski Camps - Lodging, Restaurants, Art Galleries, Specialty Shops, and Historic Homes, Special ACTIVITIES Holiday events in Nashville.

For additional information contact:

Brown County Convention & Visitors Bureau
P.O. Box 840, Nashville, IN 47448
812-988-7303 or 1-800-753-0041