The Hoosier National Forest is located in the south center part of Indiana.
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Indiana's National Treasure

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National Forest

The 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 Forest a local treasure. Forest managers work with the public to develop a shared vision of how this 203,000 acre Forest should be managed. We strive to provide outstanding stewardship by restoring, maintaining, and interpreting the cultural and natural resources of our public lands. We offer high quality, resilient and rare ecosystems that provide diverse outdoor recreational experiences.

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Mano Point Boat Ramp Closed

A brown sign with a white exclamation point.Due to safety concerns, the Hoosier National Forest Mano Point facility located in Perry County along the Ohio River no longer offers a boat launch facility. The Mano Point Day Use Site, featuring picnic tables overlooking the Ohio River and a restroom facility, will remain open for public use. Find out more about this closure and why it was necessary.

Highlighted Visits

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Interactive Visitor Map

The Forest Service's new Interactive Visitor Map allows you to easily find Forest Service sites based on amenity or activity.

Explore the Map

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#TBT Historical Photos

Each Thursday the Hoosier will add another photograph from the past. Check back to see different aspects of Forest management from the 1930's through today and how your national forest has changed!

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Rx Burning on the HNF

Prescribed (Rx) Burning is a vital component to managing the health and saftey of your Forest. During the spring of 2017, the Hoosier has selected areas ready for possible Rx burn.

See Upcoming Burns

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Buffalo Trace Story Map

Whether sitting at home or out and about traveling this historic route, you can now learn more about the history that makes up the Buffalo Trace through the new Interactive Story Map

View the Story Map

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Get Outdoors Day 2017