Jackson-Washington State Forest


The Jackson-Washington State Forest encompasses nearly 18,000 acres in Jackson and Washington counties in the heart of southern Indiana. The main forest and office area are located 2.5 southeast of Brownstown on State Road 250. This part of the state contains unique topography known as the “knobs”. This region provides scenic views second to none and offers some breathtaking hiking opportunities. Five forest lakes are open to fishing; a valid Indiana fishing license is required.

Five forest lakes are open to fishing only, no swimming allowed. Washington County Lakes: Spurgeon Hollow Lake (12 acres) Potter Lake (10 acres) and Plattsburg Pond (8 acres) Jackson County Lakes: Knob Lake (7 acres) and Cypress Pond (1 acres).
Jackson-Washington State Forest provides hunting for white-tailed deer, ruffed grouse, eastern wild turkey, rabbit, quail, dove, squirrel, fox, coyote, and raccoon. A valid hunting license is required.

Primitive Camping, Archery Range and Picnicking, Hiking Trails, Mountain Bike Trails, Horse Trails.