Youngs Creek Horse Camp and Trails


Area Status: 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

Directions:

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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Activities

Campground Camping

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 is no use fee at this site.

No. of Sites there are no designated sites however there is room for about 50 campsites.
Reservation Info No reservations taken
Fire Information several grills are provided
Sleeping Shelter no

Horse Camping

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

No. of Sites No designated sites, capacity of 50 horse trailers
Reservation Info not reservable
Size Restrictions none
Fire Information fire rings or grills available
Corrals none
Loading Ramp none
Hitching Rails yes
No. of Accessible sites The toilet and shelter house, fire rings, tables and walkways are all accessible
Sleeping Shelter none

Group Picnicking

The Youngs Creek Horse Camp has an accessible picnic shelter with accessible tables.

No. of Sites 1 picnic shelter
Reservation Info not reservable, first come first served
Group Shelter 1 picnic shelter
Group Cooking Facilities none
Fire Information Grills are available with the picnic shelter
Hookups - Electric none
No. of Accessible sites 1 picnic shelter

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
38.5079

  Longitude : 
-86.4660