Brown County State Park, Nashville, Indiana
Popular year-round, this massive outdoor playground has 20 cabins that sleep 8, plus 118 RV sites. We love The Little Gem Restaurant, known for pork tenderloin sandwiches and fried buttermilk biscuits covered in cinnamon and sugar; 18 miles of hiking trails; and 25 miles of mountain bike trails.
Nicknamed the "Little Smokies" because of the area's resemblance to the Great Smoky Mountains, Brown County encompasses nearly 16,000 acres of rugged hills, ridges and fogshrouded ravines. Glaciers from the most recent ice ages stopped short of the "hills o'Brown," but their meltwaters helped create the narrow ridges, steep slopes and deep gullies of Brown County State Park. Indiana's largest park is a traditional fall color hot spot, with nearly 20 miles of tree-lined roads and many scenic vistas overlooking miles of uninterrupted forestland.
Photo courtesy of dangtravelers.com
ATTENTION ALL CAMPERS: PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: Family Campground: All RV's and Vehicles towing Trailers MUST use the park's West Entrance off of SR 46 two miles west of Nashville Indiana. The park's North Entrance east of Nashville has a historic Covered Bridge with a 9' height clearance and 3 ton weight limits and over-size vehicles are prohibited and cannot enter here. Horseman Campground: The Horseman Campground entrance, for Horseman Campground (Equestrian) users only, is off SR 135, five miles south of the intersection with SR 46. All campground users should also note that GPS directions to Brown County State Park may not always send you to the correct entrances.
GPS Coordinates: North Gate: 39.19313325, -86.21656259 West Gate: 39.17648001, -86.2657938 Horsemen Campground Gate: 39.12899036, -86.19548562