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County Road 350 N.
Dugger, IN 47848
Managed by Shakamak State Park,
Office: (812) 665-2158.
Please contact Redbird before calling
the Shakamak office.
All ORV vehicles must be registered or street legal (licensed). Please review the Indiana ORV web site to determine if you are properly registered as defined by Indiana Code. This is particularly important for out of state vehicles – a trail permit and a registration are not the same. Click here for ORV registration information and a registration application.
Redbird does have limited hours of operation and motorized trails may be closed due to hazardous conditions.
Redbird has grown from a property that was primarily used for off-road vehicle recreation to a true recreation area. Redbird is now open for both motorized and non-motorized recreation.
For more information about Indiana’s Off-Roading opportunities visit Interlake State Recreation Area.
Named after the Redbird Coal Mine, the property is approximately 1400 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 lure ORV enthusiasts to the property and reward them with rich and diverse experiences. From gentle slopes to the technically difficult, it 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, handicap accessible walking and biking trails, and interpretive areas that tell about the coal mining operations and subsequent reclamation.
Whether you are wandering through thick wooded acres or traversing challenging hills and ravines you’ll be tired and satisfied by the end of the day.
Hours of Operation
|December** - March||Saturday - Sunday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|December** - March||Monday, Tuesday, Friday||8:00 am - 4:00 pm|
|Starting April 2 - September||Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday||9:00 am - 7:00 pm|
|October - November*||Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday||9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
*Closed Thanksgiving Day
**Closed Christmas Day
Hours of operation can change without notice. Please call 812-847-9172 or 812-847-0146 for current hours of operation.
ORV Special Events 2013
Redbird Foundation hosted night rides. The night ride event begins at the close of Redbird normal hours of operation and includes: trail use until 11:00 pm, overnight camping and trail use the following day. The July 6 – 7 event includes trail use through the night. Visitors who arrive prior to the event start time will be charged normal DNR entrance/ trail use fees. The night ride is an additional fee. The night rides are fund raiser events for the Redbird Foundation. All proceeds go to the foundation for their support of Redbird SRA and offroading in Indiana.
April 6 – 7: Spring Fling Night Ride
May 25 - 27: Memorial Day Weekend Night Ride
July 6 - 7: July 4th Weekend Night Ride
August 31 – September 2: Labor Day Weekend Night Ride
October 26 - 27: Halloween Night Ride
November 29 – December 1: Thanksgiving Night Ride
For non-motorized recreation all normal DNR park rates and fees apply. Annual (park) entrance permits are accepted at Redbird SRA.
The motorized trail use fee is $10.00 per vehicle that will use the motorized trails. For example, a truck hauling four ATV’s will be charged $40.00. This fee includes the normal daily gate entrance.
Fees are subject to change.
Discount Motorized Trail Use Permits are available at the Redbird SRA gate or DNR Customer Service Center. These permits are 10 daily trail uses for $75, a $25 savings, and do not expire.
ORV (Off-Road Vehicle) Registrations Required
All ORV vehicles must be registered or street legal (licensed). Please review the Indiana ORV web site to determine if you are properly registered as defined by Indiana Code. This is particularly important for out of state vehicles – a trail permit and a registration are not the same.Click here for ORV registration information and a registration application.
DESCRIPTION OF RIDING TRAILS
Please see the property map for a list of all ORV trails.
PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS.