Hoosier National Forest
811 Constitution Avenue

Bedford, IN 47421

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Hickory Ridge Horsecamp

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

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The Hickory Ridge Horsecamp is designed for horse camping, however, any National Forest visitor is welcome to camp at no cost. It is a primitive campground but accessible vault toilets, hitching racks, and water for livestock is provided. Day use parking is also provided.

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At a Glance

Fees no fee
Permit Info: Horses and mountain bike riders (age 17 years and older) are required to have a permit and stay on trails designated for that type of use. Permits are available from our offices and local vendors.
Open Season: Year-round
Usage: Light
Restrictions: A complete list of US Forest Service rules and regulations are posted on bulletin boards in the campground. No hardwood firewood may be brought in to the campgrounds unless it has been certified by the USDA or IDNR.
Closest Towns: Bloomington, IN
Water: Water is available for livestock but not tested as safe for human consumption.
Restroom: Vault toilets provided
Operated By: US Forest Service, Brownstown Ranger District, 811 Constitution Avenue, Bedford, IN 47421; Phone: 81

General Information

Directions: From Highway 446 (going south on 446 turn left, going north on 446 turn right) onto Hwy 58 East, proceed 6.5 miles to Norman, IN to only stop sign in town, turn left at brown FS sign. Proceed another 0.3 miles and turn left onto road 1250 W at brown FS sign and proceed another 1.5 miles to Hickory Grove Road and turn right at brown FS sign and proceed another 0.7 miles to Hickory Ridge Trailhead on left side of road. GPS Coordinates: Lat - 38o 58' 37.617"N, Long - 86o 17' 41.087"W

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The Hickory Ridge Horsecamp is designed for horse camping, however, any National Forest visitor is welcome to camp at no cost. It is a primitive campground with accessible vault toilets, hitching racks, and provides water for livestock (no potable water  provided). Day use parking is also provided.

This horsecamp is also a trailhead for much of the 46 mile Hickory Ridge Trail.

Fees: none
Hours of Operation: open yearround

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  Latitude : 
38.9778
  Longitude : 
-86.2961