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Old 04-07-2012, 07:31 PM   #1
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The DW & I are thinking of taking a trip to the Brown County, Indiana area later this summer or early fall and are wondering about the camping facilities at Brown County State Park. We presently have a pop up, but will soon have a new Windjammer 3008W.

What is the SP campground like? How are the facilities there? Is there hiking or biking to enjoy within the park? Are reservations hard to get? Necessary?

Are there other parks or locations down that way that are better than the SP for camping?

All info & suggestions are welcome, what to do, see, etc. I grew up in southern Indiana but can't recall much about Brown County, except that it was/is beautiful.

Thanks!

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Old 04-08-2012, 11:02 AM   #2
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HI Lee or is it Vern???

We've stayed at BCSP several times over the years.
Reservations are good but not usually necessary.
All bets are off on holiday weekends and especially in the fall during full leaf color.
The place can be crammed.
If you come before leaf color or after leaf drop you'll be fine.
There are miles of paved roads in the park.
Some are hilly and some aren't so bad.
We always bring our bicycles and are not mtn bike types.
There are also miles of trails. Same as the roads, some are very hilly and
can get you out to where you don't hear any sounds of man except the occasional
airliner up high. Some are fairly easy walks.

There are vault toilets scattered thru the camp ground but there are also
decent flush/shower bath houses.

It's a nice park and we never fail to have a good time.
We usually spend a couple days hiking and bike riding and of course one
day is mandatory shopping in town.

Have fun at Brown County!!
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:15 PM   #3
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I know this post is a tad old but popped on an un related search.

BCSP is great. Been there twice (cabin once and camped another time last fall).

The CG Is great but like many Indiana state parks the CG doesn't have water (or sewer) hookups. Plenty of water spigots to stop and fill when you get there.

They have a variety of sites from full sun to sites that are heavily wooded. It gets a little tight in some areas if crowded but the arrangements allow for adequate privacy.

Entry of bath houses and vault toilets in the CG.

As mentioned already the park has a wide variety of hiking available. The roads are good as well so if you bike there is plenty of blacktop to get around. If you like to Geocache the park also has a good selection of caches from easy to hard.

We will get back out there again this year I'm sure.
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:50 PM   #4
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Thanks Jeep4Two. We definitely want to get down to BCSP, which sounds exactly like what we look for in a park.
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Sounds like a great State Park anyone have photos?
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Old 06-01-2012, 11:23 PM   #6
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Well, I do have some pics. I'll see if I can get to my PC and upload a couple
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OK - had to come way back here to the PC (long walk down a short hallway) to get the pics uploaded.

Here's our CG: This is the Taylor Ridge section of the CG. It's in the back and is heavily wooded. Raccoon Ridge and the other section are partially wooded, or more open areas. Great variety of sites - and TONS of sites to boot:



Ogle Lake is a nice stroll. Fairly easy trail, hard pack surface with some roots and rolling hills. Can get iffy on the east end after lots of rain due to low lying swampy area. You can access this lake from a trailhead that is in the Taylor Ridge section of the CG or drive down and park by the dam. Pic is on the south side of the lake. Trail is about 1.5 miles rated moderate by the park map:



Finally - the last two, east end of Ogle Lake (didn't take too many picture on this trip). Found a nice vault toilet that turned out to be a man eating tree. Barely escaped, minor surgery after went well. Ok - no surgery but it was a way cool hollow tree. I've never seen one so hollow with so little wood left but still be alive:

Stepped In:



Escaped:



Looking up the inside of the tree (NEXT POST):
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Looking up inside the hollow tree:

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Old 06-02-2012, 07:00 AM   #9
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Thanks for the pics, Jeep4Two. The park looks beautiful.
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