Youngs Creek Horse Camp and Trails

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

A primitive campground with vault toilets, hitching racks, and a picnic shelter is available. The campground is designed for horse camping, however, any national forest visitor is welcome to camp there. There is no use fee at this site. Around 12 and half miles of trails are available for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding.

At a Glance

Operational Hours:
  • Open 24 hours/day
  • Quiet hours are 10 pm to 6 am
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: Firewood Restrictions 
  • Any firewood brought onto National Forest System land must meet ONE of the firewood requirements on Hoosier National Forest.
  • Use of on-site firewood must only be from dead, downed material. Standing trees, living or dead, may not be cut or defaced.
Closest Towns: Paoli, IN
Water: Water for livestock (not potable for humans) provided April - October but recommend bringing water.
Restroom: Vault toilets
Operated By: USDA Forest Service

General Information


From Paoli, IN: Go south on Ind. 37. Turn right onto Beech Grove Road and continue 0.9​ miles. Turn left onto County Road 50 W. Drive​ 1.2 miles to the entrance on the left.

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A primitive campground with vault toilets, hitching racks, and a picnic shelter is available. There is no use fee at this site.

Hitching Railsyes
Fire Informationfire rings or grills available
Loading Rampnone
No. of SitesNo designated sites, capacity of 50 horse trailers
Size Restrictionsnone
Reservation Infonot reservable
No. of Accessible sitesThe toilet and shelter house, fire rings, tables and walkways are all accessible
Sleeping Shelternone


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