Brown County State Park RV & Campground Guide

Indiana

You can find this gorgeous gem in Nashville, IN. Brown County State Park is Indiana’s largest park and encompasses nearly 16,000 acres of rocky hills, ridges, and ravines. It is nicknamed the “Little Smokies” because of the area’s resemblance to the Great Smoky Mountains. The meltwaters from glaciers in the most recent ice ages helped create the narrow ridges, steep slopes and deep gullies of Brown County. The tree-lined roads lead to many scenic viewpoints overlooking miles of uninterrupted forestland. Large campgrounds, hiking and mountain biking trails, a saddle barn for guided horse rides and a separate horseman campground with 70 miles of horse trails are some of the things that make Brown County State Park popular year-round.

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Weather
Spring 33-76 F
Summer 61-85 F
Fall 44-79 F
Winter 19-42 F
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Nearby Cities
Indianapolis, IN
Bloomington, IN
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Brown County State Park

The battle will forever rage on, tent camping vs. RV camping. If wilderness nightlife isn’t for you, you should consider renting an RV with RVshare.com. There is an RV perfectly designed for every nature adventure seeker out there. RVing is the most loved way to travel the U.S. state parks because they offer you better protection, a better night’s sleep and better eating when you can store your favorites in an RV. You will be ready to tackle each day’s adventures, whatever they bring.

Brown County State Park has hundreds of campsites for every level of camping. RV full hookup sites start at $30 per night. The park campsites do fill up quickly through the summer months, but there are many to choose from nearby.

Last Resort RV Park and Campground

At the Last Resort you're only minutes away from fine dining, 18-hole public golf course, art and craft shops, museums, live entertainment and theater. There's always something to do and see in scenic Brown County. Nightly rates for an RV site start at $45 per day.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: picnic tables, showers, playground, visitor center, convenience store, swimming pool

eXplore Brown County

eXplore Brown County campground is a shaded, secluded, wooded area within the facility. This campground has activities for all ages and adventure seekers. From ziplining, to ATV tours and rentals and paintball. There are a number of primitive and full hookup campsites allowing room for all sizes of RV’s, campers, tents, and camping styles. Nightly rates for an RV site with electric and water start at $28 per day and a full hook up site is $30 per day.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: no
  • Other amenities: picnic tables, showers, playground, visitor center, convenience store, swimming pool

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What to Do at
Brown County State Park

Inside Brown County State Park

Brown County is truly a sight to see year-round, so you can’t go wrong planning your visit for any month of the year. With miles upon miles of trails for hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding, swimming, and even ice fishing excursions will have you planning your next visit before you even leave. Other than the obvious exploring, here are the top five adventures you must do at Brown County:

  • Climb the 90’ Fire Tower for a breathtaking view of the Hills O’ Brown.
  • See the rare, state-endangered Yellowwood tree on Trail 5.
  • Visit the nature center to see the rare, state-endangered timber rattlesnake.
  • Jump in the Water Park pool, newly constructed at Abe Martin Lodge.
  • Watch a sunrise or sunset from a vista.

Outside Brown County State Park

The surrounding county and nearby Indiana town of Nashville are famous for their unique shopping, dining, arts and crafts, history, entertainment, and outdoor adventure opportunities.

Restaurants

Hard Truth Hills

Picturesque wooded dining while enjoying fan-favorites likes pulled pork nachos and campfire-themed entrees. You can enjoy Hard Truth crafted spirits and brews and take in gorgeous views of Brown County.

Type: American, Distillery

Location: Nashville, IN

Big Woods Pizza Co.

Big Woods offers family-friendly seating and big tables for everyone to gather indoors and out. Specializing in build-your-own pizzas and calzones, breadsticks, sandwiches, salads, and a kids’ menu, they truly have something for everyone. There is even a bar and tasting room with a broad selection of Quaff ON! Brewing Co. ales and Hard Truth spirits.

Type: American, Pizzeria

Location: Nashville, IN

Hobnob Corner Restaurant

An artisan-inspired restaurant nestled in the heart of Nashville, Indiana. The house-made, handmade, innovative comfort food is prepared by people who care and love food. Full of rustic charm and history, Hobnob Corner is comfy and cozy. This is your small-town stop for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

Type: Comfort food

Location: Nashville, IN

Shopping

Brown County Antique Mall

Family-owned and operated since 1972, the Brown County Antique Mall is over 7,000-square feet of antique and vintage glory! Filled with antiques, jewelry, pottery, china, glass, furniture, artifacts, primitives, books, collectibles, and home decor, the Antique Mall is supplied by 65 dealers so the inventory is always changing! There is even an art gallery that displays and sells early Brown County, Indiana, and American paintings. The Brown County Antique mall is motor coach friendly and welcomes groups of any size!

Location: Nashville, IN

Little Nashville

Follow the streets of Van Buren, E. Main and Possum Trot Square for specialty shops and crafts, and if you just need a CVS Pharmacy, you will find it here too. In the shops of “Little Nashville”, the experienced shopper can find original watercolor paintings, sculptures, toys from yesterday, stained glass art, solid wood furniture, wood carvings, metal sculptures, pewter, handblown glass, custom jewelry, interesting clothing, wind chimes and custom bird lodging. You will love the seasonal decorations, especially at holiday time.

Location: Nashville, IN

Sightseeing

Brown County Pioneer Museum and Old Log Jail

Visit Brown County Pioneer Village, listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The original log jail was built in 1837, but by 1879 had deteriorated to the point it had to be replaced. The Pioneer Village is open weekends May through October from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m., and by special arrangement.

Location: Nashville, IN

Bear Wallow Distillery

One of the country’s very few female-owned distilleries, Bear Wallow makes and sells craft whiskey – aged whiskeys, moonshine and hoosier hooch. Tours and tastings would be the way to go so make a stop in the BWD Brown County Cabin Tasting Room to taste flights and Moonshine Shake-up cocktails. 

Location: Nashville, IN

T.C. Steele Historic Site

American impressionist painter Theodore Clement Steele (1847-1926) and his wife Selma moved to Brown County, Indiana in 1907 and established a home, studio and gardens on 211 acres of scenic terrain. The property and its artifacts remain essentially unchanged from the way it was during their time here. The picturesque landscape of this area, and Steele’s prominence, drew in other artists, establishing an Art Colony of the Midwest. Today, over 50 paintings are on display in the studio and home which Steele named House of the Singing Winds. Your experience here will provide a perspective of where Steele worked and lived more than a century ago.

Location: Nashville, IN

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How to Get to
Brown County State Park

Brown County State Park

P.O. Box 608

Nashville, Indiana 47448

*It is important to note that RVs and vehicles towing trailers must use West Gate Entrance (off S.R. 46, west of Nashville).

Entering Brown County State Park

Many state parks have parking or entrance fees. Here are the basics on Brown County entrance fees:

Pedestrians : $2

Includes bicyclists and those on horseback

Residents : $7

Non-residents : $9

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