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Greene- Sullivan State Forest
For a day of fishing, camping, hunting or just rest and relaxation, Greene-Sullivan State Forest is one of the most beautiful and serene places to visit. The forest boasts almost 9,000 acres of beautiful woodland and rolling hills dotted with more than 120 lakes, making it one of the most unique areas in Indiana.
If you're not fishing or camping, there's still something for you at Greene-Sullivan State Forest. Other favorite activities include hunting, picnicking, mushroom hunting, horseback riding, photography and wildlife viewing. ET Drag strip (Newberry), Local Farm Markets (Linton - Most Saturdays, May - October), Phil Harris Golf Course, Linton Freedom Festival (local festival week of July 4th), Linton Music Fest (Labor Day Week-end), Greene-County 4-H Fair (Switz City, Mid July), Dugger Coal Festival (Early Fall ), Bloomfield Apple Festival (1st Week-end in October), Redbird State Recreational Area, MauMee Riding Park, Goosepond Fish and Wildlife Area, Minnehaha Fish and Wildlife Area, Hillenbrand Fish and Wildlife Area, Shakamak State Park, Sullivan Lake.
Named after the Redbird Coal Mine, the property is approximately 1,400 acres of former surface and underground coal mine land. Its unique history has given us both treasures and challenges. Miles of trails for all skill levels bring ORV enthusiasts to the property and reward them with rich and diverse experiences. Gentle slopes to the technically difficult, can be found at Redbird. The mining operations also left us with a property that has required extensive reclamation efforts that continue today, and will continue into the future. Several acres within Redbird are highly sensitive and require visitors to be ever respectful and aware of the land. Fortunately, these challenges heighten our awareness of the need for trails that thrill our visitors and give us the opportunity to provide diverse recreation opportunities.
In addition to the miles of off-road vehicle trails, there are easily accessed quality fishing lakes, hiking is allowed over most of the property, mushrooming is a favorite activity, and mountain bikes are welcome. As reclamation projects are completed more areas will be opened and non-motorized trails will be built. Plans for the future include picnic areas, accessible walking and biking trails, and interpretive areas that tell about the coal mining operations and subsequent reclamation.
Redbird State Recreation Area
The Old School Trading Post
The Old School Trading Post home store is located in the heart of the Greene/Sullivan State Forest. Veteran owned and operated we are located in an old two room schoolhouse which is where we came up with the name. Founded in 2011 we began servicing fishermen and women with a small inventory of live bait and tackle. Our customer base has grown quickly and so has our inventory. We currently have the largest pro shop in the area and have expanded to gun and archery sales and service. With over 100 lakes in the area to fish and thousands of acres for sportsmen and women to enjoy we are the best kept secret in Indiana.
MauMee Riding Park
This old mine property has been logged and is being turned into an off-road park. The park will also include camping and fishing. The park is family-owned and operated and we would appreciate our customers maintaining a family-like environment.
Greene-Sullivan State Forest
The Dugger Unit, formerly a part of the Dugger Mine Area, is managed as a part of Greene-Sullivan State Forest. The Dugger Unit consists of IO major lakes totaling more than 400 surface acres of water. The DNR Division of Forestry obtained this land from the Peabody Mining Company as reimbursement for a 1985 contract in which the DNR allowed the company to remine 140 acres within Greene-Sullivan State Forest. When it was acquired in March 1995, the Dugger Unit added 1,250 acres to Greene-Sullivan State Forest. An additional 900+ acres were obtained by the Division of Forestry in September 200 I. This recent acquisition increased the total acreage of the Dugger Unit to 2,150 acres