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USA Indiana Owen-Putnam State Forest

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 Hiking Trail, milesyes
 Mountain Bike Trails, miles6
 Bridle Trails, milesyes
CampingPrimative, #24
 Horsemen Campsites, #9

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Hike through some of the best hardwood forests in the country. Enjoy deer, squirrel and turkey hunting.Fish in one of the many ponds. Horseback ride through some of the beautiful hills of south central Indiana,including a view of a 50-foot sandstone bluff. This property consists of many scattered holdings in anorth-south orientation and because of this scattered nature, care should be exercised to avoid trespassingon private land.Developed areas include the Forest Office, Fish Creek Campground, Horseman's Campground andRattlesnake Campground.
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Written by DONALD COLLINS  6-Jul-2011

Our Favorite Park

Our family absolutely loves to camp here. It is absolutely beautiful.

Written by Shadow/Magill Family  19-Apr-2010


Written by 8BALLLDON  22-May-2009

Great Outdoors!!

I love this park. The campsites that I have visited are lightly used. I have stayed and fished at Rattlesnake campground. I have rarely seen another soul on any of my visits. It is like having the whole forest to myself.

Written by Villagejester  31-May-2008

Fish Creek Campground: 14 sites, available water; Horseman's Campground: 9 large sites, water trough;and Rattlesnake Campground: 10 sites (opened April 15th to December 1st for camping). Campgroundsare primitive (Class C) and are provided with vault toilets, picnic tables, grills and parking spurs.Rattlesnake and Horseman's campgrounds have no drinking water, but this can be obtained at the ForestOffice or Fish Creek Campground. Campsites are available on a first come, first serve basis; please self-register at booths located in eachcampground.
Hiking Trails: Hiking is available on the forest access trails and bridle trails throughout the forest property. Hikers and horseback riders are advised to wear hunter orange or other bright clothing while on trails during hunting season. Poplar Top-1.5 miles, self-guiding

Horse Trails: All horses brought, driven or ridden onto Owen-Putnam State Forest must have a valid annual horse use tag. Pleasant Grove-1.8 miles around Horse Campground, passes by an old cemetery. Sandstone Bluff-1.7 miles around Horse Campground, passes by a 50' sandstone bluff & waterfall. Bridle Loop-10 miles from Horse Campground to Rattlesnake Campground and back.

Mountain Bike Trails:Owen-Putnam State Forest offers 6 miles of mountain bike trails. Mountain bikes are only permittedon those designated trails.
Fishing and Hunting:
Deer, squirrel and turkey hunting. A valid hunting license is required. Hunter access: please respect therights of private landowners. Know where you are! Not all state forest boundaries are marked. Lines thatare marked have orange paint on the state side of the trees. Boundary signs are posted at intervals on theprivate side.

Many of our fire trails are cleared annually to provide access to the property. These trails are usuallylocated by parking areas and have steel cables across them with DNR padlocks. Please refrain fromparking in front of these cables and blocking emergency access.
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