Yellowwood State Forest is located in the rolling hills of Brown
County Indiana. The forests's 23,200 scenic, sprawling acres offer
three pristine lakes, hiking and horse trails, abundant wildlife,
and overnight campsites easily accessible to the public. With its
close proximity to Brown County State Park, the quaint village
of Nashville, Indiana, T.C. Steele State Historic Site, Monroe
Reservoir, Morgan-Monroe State Forest, McCormick's Creek state Park
and Indiana University, visitors can enjoy a wide variety of acivities.
Campsites are centrally located within the forest around Yellowwood Lake, 7 miles west of Nashville, Indiana. Many of the primitive (no hookups or showers)campsites for tents or campers are beautifully wooded. A horseman's camp is located at the south end of the lake convenient to the many miles of horse trails that wander through the forest. There are separate tents-only group campsites located on two grassy fields. Camping reservations are not taken at Yellowwood State Forest.
There is a great summer camp for boys & girls close to Yellowwood State Forest.
Yellowwood Lake (133 acres), noted for its excellant
fishing, offers rowboat rentals as well as a boat
ramp for launching private boats (electric motors only).
botha year-round Forest Office for information and
registration and a seasonal concession/boat rental
are available. Bear Lake and Crooked Creek Lake are also
popular recreation and fishing areas contained within the
forest property. There is no camping at these two lakes.
Hunting is a popular activity within Yellowwood State Forest. The abundance of whitetail deer, ruffed grouse, squirrel, turkey, fox, woodcock and raccoon make Yellowwood an excellent hunting area.
The Ten O'Clock Line Hiking Trail (20 mile marked trail) runs between Yellowwood Lake and the Fire Tower in Brown County State Park.