As the largest State Park in Indiana, the Brown County State Park measures 15,969 acres, and it was opened in 1929. It is home to Weed Patch Hill - one of the highest points in Indiana, with an altitude of 1,058 feet. Due to its resemblance to the Great Smokey Mountains, people often refer to this area as "Little Smokeys."
If you love seeing leaves changing their color in the fall, then this park is going to become your favorite. Brown County State Park features nearly 20 miles of tree-lined roads and breathtaking landscapes that you are going to love. Take your pooch for a relaxing walk in this beautiful park and enjoy some lovely bonding time together.
Hike trails and discover the beauty of nature in its purest forms. While you're here, make sure to climb the 90' Fire Tower to see the mesmerizing landscape or see the endangered Yellowwood on trail five. Furthermore, if your pooch can stay quiet enough, you can spend time observing the mammals that live in the forest such as the tailed deer, raccoons, and gray squirrels.
If you're planning on spending the weekend here and want the comfort of a home instead of camping, you can check in at the Abe Martin Lodge. Pets are allowed in the Brown County State Park for no additional fee. However, you must carry with your the proof of their most recent vaccinations.
To obey the park's rules, you have to keep your dog on a leash, no longer than six foot, at all times except when they're inside a vehicle or a tent. As an additional request, in case you're camping overnight, dogs should be well mannered and remain as quiet as possible, especially during quiet hours.
Last but not least, always remember to clean up after your dog. Poop bags are not available on site, therefore make sure you bring your own. Whether you want to go hiking, camping or want to enjoy watching the sunset with your fur buddy beside you, The Brown County State Park is the place to do all these!