Brown County State Park Cabins

Brown County State Park
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Experience Brown County State Park's natural environment

Brown County State Park in Indiana encompasses 16,000 acres of scenic hills and dramatic gorges. Sometimes known as Little Smokies because of its similarities to the Great Smoky Mountains, Brown County State Park is a great destination for hikers, as well as families simply looking to relax in the natural enviroment and to enjoy the facilities at Brown County State Park hotels.

Best Hiking Trails in Brown County State Park

There are hiking trails to suit all ages and abilities within Brown County State Park. Spend the day exploring some of the area's hidden delights, before returning to Brown County State Park cabins for a good night's sleep.

  • 1. Ogle Hollow

    The Ogle Hollow nature preserve trail takes you on a short hike from the Rally Campground through a forest of Yellowwood trees, a rare and endangered native plant.

  • 2. Taylor Ridge

    This trail takes you over Taylor Ridge and into the adjacent valley, following the path of a stream to bring hikers back to the Brown County State Park cabins and campgrounds.

  • 3. Ogle Lake

    A gentle but longer hike of around three miles along the wooded shores of the picturesque Ogle Lake.

  • 4. HHC Trail

    A challenging 3.5 miles trail which takes in some of the of most impressive viewpoints in Brown County State Park including Hesitation Point, for stunning views at any time of year.

Best Family Activities In Brown County State Park

Get away from it all and take the family away for a relaxing and rejuvenating break in Brown County State Park. These are a few of the unique and unusual activities on offer:

  • 1. Fire Tower

    If you have a sense of adventure, then perhaps the best view in Brown County State Park is from the top of the fire tower. The climb to the top is not for the faint-hearted but the view is well worth the effort.

  • 2. Nature Center

    Make sure you take the family to the Brown County State Park nature center, where you can learn more about the native flora and fauna, as well as seeing examples of the rare timber rattlesnake.

  • 3. Sunset Hike

    Take a hike up to Hesitation Point or one of the other viewpoints in time for sunset - or if you can get up in time, to see the sun rise.

  • 4. Horse Riding

    Brown County State Park is made for exploring on horseback. Take a guided horseback tour or, if you are an experienced rider, set out on your own to explore the 70 miles of horse trails throughout the park.

  • 5. Swimming Pool

    Spend a relaxing few hours cooling off in the indoor Water Park at the Brown County State Park hotel or swim a few lengths in the outdoor Olympic-sized pool