Hoosier National Forest

Total Solar Eclipse

On the afternoon of April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse – the last until August 2044 – will arc across the southern half of Indiana from southwest to northeast. It will encompass most of the Hoosier National Forest.

Eclipse Resources

Welcome to Hoosier National Forest

Hoosier National Forest, in the hills of south central Indiana, provides a wide mix of opportunities and resources for people to enjoy. Rolling hills, back-country trails, and rural crossroad communities make this small but beautiful 204,000 acre Forest a local treasure.

Forest managers work with the public to develop a shared vision of stewardship focused on restoring, maintaining, and interpreting the cultural and natural resources of our public lands.

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Houston South Project – An Update From the District Ranger

a hardwood forest showing dead oak trees.

District Ranger, Chris Thornton, gives the current status of the Houston South Vegetation Management and Restoration Project and explains the importance of it. 

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Buffalo Springs Restoration Project - Public Engagement

A summer view of Springs Valley Lake

As stewards of the land, we are entrusted by the American people to take a holistic look at forest ecosystems and make informed decisions about the future direction of those ecosystems and any needed management actions to improve conditions. An important part of that process is involving the local community, interested organizations, and forest visitors. This page is to share information about the Buffalo Springs Restoration Project and keep you updated on its status. 

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