Hoosier National Forest - US National Forest
The Hoosier National Forest, comprised of 203,000 acres, is set in the rolling hills of south central Indiana, providing a mix of opportunities and resources for people to enjoy.
- Hiking on over 260 miles of trails, cross country or day hikes available
- Fishing ... lake/pond or river/stream
- Camping - from cabins to primitive. Campsites require reservations.
- Mountain biking or road cycling opportunities
Interesting and special places to visit in French Lick West Baden and close by:
- Lick Creek African American Settlement - site of an 1815-1900 African American Settlement near Paoli.
- Pioneer Mother's Memorial Forest - 88-acre virgin old-growth forest and archaeological site. Located in Paoli.
- Springs Valley Trail - this 12.7 mile trail offers scenic views of Spring's Valley Lake and includes remnants of the buffalo trace. Located in French Lick.
- Wesley Chapel Gulf - deemed a National Natural Landmark, this 8-acre collapsed sinkhole features an underground river system. Located in Orangeville, near Orleans.
- Hemlock Cliffs - box-shaped canyon with sandstone formations, seasonal waterfalls and rock shelters. Located near English.
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