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Selmier State Forest

Selmier State Forest
905 E. CR 350 N.
North Vernon, IN 47265

Selmier State Forest advisories

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  • Description


    Selmier State Forest was donated to the state of Indiana by Mrs. Frank Selmier on behalf of her husband. Frank Selmier had a strong interest in the outdoors. He planted several acres on this property of pine, black locust, black walnut, sycamore and tuliptree from 1921 to 1934. Most of the property was placed in Indiana's Classified Forest Program between 1927 and 1931.

    There are three known building sites on the property: A Boy Scout cabin; the Zoar school, which was converted to a church; and an old home site off Walnut Trail.

  • Activities


    There are no public restrooms, camping, picnicking, swimming, horse trails or boat launching facilities available. Nearby camping available at Versailles State Park, Muscatatuck County Park and Broomsage Ranch.


    A small fishing pond is located off the Self-Guided Trail. Fishing and access to the Muscatatuck River are available from the forest; species of fish include largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, bluegill, perch, and catfish. A valid Indiana fishing license is required.


    Whitetail deer, turkey, squirrel, and raccoon. A valid hunting license is required.

  • Trails


    Hiking Trails

    There are several short trails from which to enjoy Selmier State Forest.

    Self-Guided Forest Management Trail

    One mile. Tree identification, successional areas, timber stand improvement practices and a pond are features of this trail.

    • White Pine Trail
    • Walnut Trail
    • Cabin Trail
    • Big Woods Trail

    Hikers are advised to wear hunter orange or other bright clothing while on trails during hunting season.

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