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Martin State Forest
Martin State Forest © Dorothy Weatherly
Martin State Forest © Richard Becraft
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Martin State Forest offers a variety of educational opportunities through its woodland management trailand arboretum. The forest features rugged hills, deep woods and long hiking trails.
 Hiking Trailyes
 Picnic Shelters, #4
 Mountain Bike Trails, miles7
CampingPrimitive, #26
Primitive(class C) camping is available for a fee. There are 26 designated campsites located within theforest. Pit toilets and drinking water are available near sites. A self check-in station is located in thecampground. We do not accept reservations, camping is available on a first come, first served basis.
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Several picnic areas including 4 picnic shelters are available for day use. Picnic areas, with picnic tablesand grills, are located throughout the forest.
Hiking TrailsTank Spring Trail - 3 milesModerately rugged. The trailhead is located approximately three miles from the Martin State Forest office.

Go straight out of the forest entrance to State Road 650 and follow the signs to the trailhead. Hikers areadvised to wear hunter orange or other bright clothing while on trails during hunting season.

Woodland Education Trail - 1.25 milesEasy. Self-guided trail - follow yellow arrows on the posts. Information signs are located throughout thetrail to point out interesting facets of the woodland environment. This trail serves as a sampler of the varietyof activities found within the state forest system. Hiking this trail allows you to better understand thephilosophy of multiple-use management on Indiana's state forests.

Arboretum Trail - .25 mile Easy. This informal arboretum (a place for the study and exhibition of trees) was established in an existing wooded area. Species are being added to those which were already present; the collection currently contains about 60 different species identified by signs along the trail. The most common species, such as oaks and hickories, are represented within the arboretum by several specimens. Eventually the collection will contain between 80 and 100 different species. The goal of the Martin State Forest Hoosier Woodland Arboretum is to offer a representation of the common woodland trees if Indiana.

Mountain Bike TrailsMartin State Forest offers 7 miles of mountain bike trails. Mountain bikes are only permitted on thosedesignated trails.

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
September 3 Quiet in all its wonderful glory
park review stars; one to five We had a great time at this park, I grew up having Family Reunions here and have since started taking my kids and its so shady and cool even on the hot days. Love the quietness and everyone that camps here always seems so friendly and willing to lend a hand.
June 19 great camping by sykes family
park review stars; one to five our family loves this park,it is great for camping,just a beautiful park!!
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