Indiana's National Treasure

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Welcome to


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.

Find out more about the Forest

Enjoy your National Forest

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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Hoosier Highlights

Each month the Forest highlights a different aspect of its management or a different resource. This link takes you to the link of past columns and is a good place to go for information on the Hoosier.

See the Highlights

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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. Stay up to the minute this on our planned burns by following our InciWeb page for the latest updates. 

Prescibed Burns on InciWeb

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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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