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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 his 203,000 acre Forest a local treasure. Forest managers work with the public to develop a shared vision of stewardship focuesed on restoring, maintaining, and interpreting the cultural and natural resources of our public lands. 

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Recent News


It's All Yours this Summer on the Hoosier

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The Hoosier National Forest is celebrating all that the Forest has to offer by offering programs and activities throughout the summer. Each program will be led by Hoosier National Forest employees. All programs are free, though some sites have a day use fee. Join us in discovering a new place or use for your National Forest this summer. It's all yours!

2017-18 Annual Report Released

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Each year the Hoosier National Forest publishes a Year in Review which summarizes the past year's accomplishments. This year's review combines achievements from 2017 and 2018.


Buffalo Trace Interactive Map

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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. 

Houston South Project

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Proposes to treat vegetation and conduct related management activities improving forest health and sustainability of the oak-hickory ecosystems while also improving wildlife habitat.


Photograph Your Forest Contest

The Hoosier National Forest is excited to announce a series of contests open to the public to capture spectacular views, special moments, and hidden gems!

Current Projects

Before certain activities can take place on the Hoosier National Forest, we complete an analysis of the potential effects and involve the public. Find out a current projects on the Hoosier.

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