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Brown County State Park

Nashville, Indiana


1810 State Road 46 East
Nashville, Indiana 47448
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Sites: 429
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.14484
Longitude: -86.22448

Elevation: 889' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp yes
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

I think our rate included the daily fee, but I am not really sure. The roads are hilly and winding, which makes for a very nice drive in the park. We stayed at Buffalo Ridge campground, which was the only one open. The campground is in a completely open area, surrounded by woods, so the outside sites back up to trees. The sites are fairly close together, so it could be noisy if it were busy, I suspect. The bath/shower house seems new and is very clean. Water got warm enough to shower! Apparently this is a mountain bike destination, but there seem to be few hiking trails, which is why I only give it 4 stars. As others have said, don't come in the north entrance, due to the covered bridge low clearance. A nice drive into Nashville, where there are lots of shops and a brewpub. We camped at Brown County State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
45 Buffalo Ridge
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby, Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Buffalo Ridge is very popular, especially on weekends as t h e leaves are changing. Site 77 had 50amp electric...surprised, but pleased. Site poles make back in quite tricky. Some shade,close to bath house, fairly level so a nice site. RIvers need to use the West Gate entrance since our rig will not fit thru North Gate covered bridge...make sure your GPS routes you correctly. We camped at Brown County State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
77
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Fun trails around lakes (but watch for copperheads). Nature Center is informative, camp store is nice plus Nashville IN has fun shops, winery, pub, distillery, candy stores, etc.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

Brown County State Park is the largest of the IN state parks. During fall leaf season, the views of the hills will be spectacular and the campgrounds will be full. The park is near Nashville. The three campgrounds are Buffalo Ridge, Raccoon Ridge, and Taylor Ridge. Buffalo Ridge and Taylor Ridge have electric sites, while most of Raccoon Ridge does not. (There are also horsemen's primitive and electric campgrounds in a different area of the park.) We camped in Buffalo Ridge Campground the end of September. We were there during the week, so the campground wasn't full and there were very few children. This mattered because our site backed up to a small playground. During the summer, there probably are a lot of kids using it, which means sites 3, 5 and 7 should be avoided if you are bothered by noise and activity. Also, many of the sites are full sun; the park lost over 300 trees to the ash borer in recent years. Don't trust the pictures on ReserveAmerica - they predate the tree loss. Many sites are not level. There is 30 amp electric service at sites, and potable water is available in the campground (no water or sewer at sites). There is an easily accessible dump station. Cell service via AT&T was good at Buffalo Ridge, with a solid 2 bars of 4G LTE. The Verizon hotspot also worked well. We were told that cell reception at the Taylor Campground was not good. There was a clear shot at the SW sky for satellite TV (Dish). The bathrooms were clean and well maintained. Showers, at least in the women's section, had toilet-styled solid doors, but the shower curtain inside didn't do much to screen off the shower from the dressing area. Just be careful. One important note: Enter the park at the West Gate. The North Entrance has a covered bridge with clearance of 9 feet and a weight limit of 3 tons. All in all, this is a great park and we will definitely return! We camped at Brown County State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Buffalo Ridge 05
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

BCSP has over 25 miles of mountain bike trails. The park has 12 hiking trails that total over 18 miles. There are over 20 horse trails, and 11 are wide enough that riders can ride two abreast. Horseback riders have their own entrance in the park's SE corner, which leads to the horsemen's campground.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

This was our first visit to Brown County State park and we will be back soon! We camped four nights over Labor Day weekend, the park was sold out. Despite the hundreds of campers, the park remained clean, well maintained, and was never less than family friendly. The park is easy to navigate a big rig in, and all the roads are paved and well marked. This park has three loops available for RVs, but Raccoon Ridge is mostly primitive and most sites do not have electricity. Buffalo Ridge is at the beginning of the park and we would describe it as "city camping." Lots of sites, crammed together, with a tree or two scattered throughout. We drove and rode our bikes through this area, and it appeared clean and family friendly but was WAY too congested for our liking. We stayed in Taylor Ridge, which offers paved and gravel sites in very wooded areas. All sites have electric. Throughout the entire campground potable water is available. No sites have full or water hookups. This park has a mix of fully plumbed bath houses and pit toilets (glorified outhouses). While we only showered in our RV, we did check them out and they appeared very clean and well stocked. Some sites are quite a walk to a full bath house. Excellent cell and 4G service, Verizon. We got tons of local TV channels, no Internet at this park. There is a cute camp store for odds and ends things you may have forgotten and the park is 15 minutes from a grocery store. Overall we experienced some good hiking, our 6 year old was able to ride a pony ($3.50), and we enjoyed the nature center. This park doesn't disappoint if you're looking for spectacular views, good trails, and lots of nature. We camped at Brown County State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
249
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you're looking to venture out of the park, Nashville boasts tons of cute little shops and places to eat. It reminded us of a mini Gatlinburg!

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Review Count: 168
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 41

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

This large (25 sq. mi.) park is very well managed and maintained. The park roads are all paved and very hilly. There are three camping areas plus an equestrian location, and the camping is separate from the equestrian location. The three camping areas are Buffalo Ridge, Raccoon Ridge, and Taylor Ridge. Buffalo and Taylor have electric sites, while nearly all of Raccoon does not. Sites are all back in, and many are obviously unlevel. Trailers and 5th wheels should be able to make things level, but for motorhomes it might be harder. Buffalo Ridge is likely best for motorhomes. Sites may be paved, gravel, or grass, with Raccoon Ridge mostly grassy sites favoring tents. Price shown reflects a $5 reservation fee, but not an additional 7% sales tax. On first entrance to the park, even those with reservations must pay one day use fee of $7; windshield tags at the campground provide for free entrance on subsequent days. Do not let your GPS route you up the extremely narrow and winding IN-135 (off IN-46) as it goes only to the equestrian facility. The two RV entrances are both directly off IN-46, the north entrance east of Nashville (with a 3 ton, 9 foot clearance limitation due to a covered bridge) and the west entrance west of Nashville. Signs warn of the north entrance limitations. We enjoyed our weekend stay and would stay again when in the area. We camped at Brown County State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There are many hiking trails throughout the park. The small nearby town of Nashville has plenty of shops and restaurants, a touristy area. The real gem, however, is Columbus, Indiana, home of some outstandingly stunning architecture. Two churches, one by Eero Saarinen and one by his father Eliel Saarinen, another church by Gunnar Birkerts (who died this month), buildings by Kevin Roche, I.M Pei, and so on make for a delightful tour of the city. Cummins, of engine fame, is headquartered here.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

We did a two night trip to view some fall foliage and we where not disappointed. The leaves where past their prime but with the temps in the 80's and sunny the remaining leaves showed us their beauty. The campground was not busy during the week and the camp store had 30% off every thing except ice and firewood. The park is very hilly and is great for hiking, biking and walking. You will have to pay or have a pass to enter the park for the first time. The only low spot was we where invaded by some kind bugs that looked like lady bugs, they seamed to like the warm exterior of the motorhome and then finding their way inside as the temps cooled, we spent the evenings removing them from the inside as we watched the Cubs/Indians games. We camped at Brown County State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Nashville has some very nice shops.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

We have come to Brown County SP many years. A bonus this year was the new shuttle bus between the campground and Nashville sponsored by the General Store. What a great idea for RVers in motor homes as the town is too far to walk and too hilly to bike from the campground! Camping here in the fall is great - even though it rained this year - we still loved bike riding, campfires, and the holiday lit campsites. With this new shuttle it is even better because a new rainy day option is lunch and browsing in the treasure that is Nashville! We camped at Brown County State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Raccoon Ridge 403
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Support the shuttle!

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

As folks have said, the sites have electricity only, so load up water as you come in. Beautiful park and very well maintained. Bring your firewood with you as they prefer you leave limbs on the ground. Great little campstore, plenty of hiking trails, most of the rv spaces are small - lots of tent spaces and almost all of the camping spaces are on the main road. Lots of people here on the weekends - sold out and this was October 1st. The views are magnificent. Horse trails - and you can even use their horses, mountain bike trails, nature center, playgrounds and I hear there is a lake here but we didn't go visit it. Overall, we are very impressed with this park and will definitely come back - even though we have a 44 foot 5th wheel and most of the campsites will not accommodate us. We camped at Brown County State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
249
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nashville is a quaint shoppers paradise with 4 blocks of all kinds of neat shops well worth visiting. If you're in an RV over 9 feet tall, plan on entering the park via the west entrance - as you will not fit into the north entrance. Local folks are friendly and welcome to campers as their main source of income appears to be tourist. Very friendly and we'll definitely be back.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Great big park with lots of great mtn bike trails. We stayed in Buffalo Ridge and it was really convenient to the trails. Big sites, quiet at might. Just up the hill from tourist town of Nashville. There is a bus service to town and back if you don't want to drive. We camped at Brown County State Park in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my truck camper and a trailer too
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice State Park. Sites are spread out over several loops so the campground is much larger than it first appears. The site quality can vary a lot even in the same loop, so choose carefully when making on-line reservations. For instance, our site was level asphalt with a gravel patio area, but some nearby sites were thin, uneven gravel. The sites are electric only with several scattered water spigots available for filling tanks. This is a huge State Park with many hiking, biking, and horse trails throughout. The camp store was well supplied and had longer weekend hours. There are only two dump stations, so wait times on Sunday afternoons can be long. We camped at Brown County State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Buffalo Loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

We camped early in the season and it was wonderful. Big camping spots, clean facilities and very quiet. We camped at Brown County State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Nashville has wonderful shops and eateries. We fished in the parks ponds but did not catch anything.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Though this campground does not have sewer or water hookups and is electric only, the location of the campsites more than makes up for lack of utilities. We had a lovely campsite under the trees with a short walk to the bathhouse which was clean though simple. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our time in the park, did some hiking and had a campfire. It is conveniently located to the arts town of Nashville where we enjoyed seeing the shops and eating a few meals. This is a beautiful state park that Indiana residents should be proud of. It reminded us of the Smoky Mountains. We stayed in the section called Taylor Ridge. It was beautiful and secluded. Lots were gravel, level and large with picnic table and fire ring. We camped at Brown County State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Taylor Ridge
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Nashville is a great little town.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

This park is beautiful. Main bath house is spotless and modern. DNR staff here are Top Shelf. Lodge on sight with awesome restaurant and water park. Big swimming pool. Hiking trails for all ages and skills. Best state park in Indiana in my opinion. We camped at Brown County State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

This park is beautiful! There are overlooks for watching the sunset, a lodge with excellent food and coffee for those meals you don't feel like cooking and it is very close to all the shops in Nashville, IN. We went horseback riding one day in the park and that was something fun to do. This park just has a whole lot to offer and the restaurants and shops in downtown Brown County/Nashville are outstanding. There are flea markets near by too for those looking for something to do. We had been here before and will return again soon! We camped at Brown County State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful, huge, hilly, treed park. We were in the campground (there are 3) farthest from the front entrance. It was actually 6 miles from the entrance, that's how big the park is! Just lovely! There is a gigantic pool (nominal fee) and a lodge with a casual restaurant. Downtown Nashville (Ind.) is a very fun, artsy place to visit. It's convenient if you are visiting Bean Blossom (10 miles) for one of their music festivals. For a State Park, it's a 10. For an RV'er like we are, it's an 8, only because they don't have full hook ups, cable or internet. Even so, we would definitely stay there again. It would be absolutely beautiful in the fall. We camped at Brown County State Park in a Motorhome.

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