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State Forest Property Regulations

Fall Leaves

Rules for all DNR properties can be found in Article 8 of the Indiana Administrative Code.

  • Quiet hours in the campgrounds are from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Quiet hours for Greene-Sullivan State Forest start at 10 p.m.
  • All pets must be kept on a leash or caged and must be attended at all times.
  • Fireworks are prohibited on the property at all times.
  • Shooting bows and firearms in campgrounds, picnic areas, and office areas are strictly prohibited.
  • Swimming is not allowed in any of the forest lakes (unless designated as a beach area).
  • Vehicle use is restricted to roadways. Four-wheel vehicles, off-road vehicles, mountain bikes, motorcycles, and snowmobiles are not allowed on service roads or recreational trails.
  • Indiana State Department of Health regulations prohibit connecting hoses to water spigots.
  • Forest personnel may prohibit fires if appropriate for the protection of the property.
  • Washing automobiles and boats in camping areas is prohibited.
  • It is illegal to dump domestic trash (trash brought into the property) in barrels or dumpsters in the campgrounds or elsewhere on the property.
  • It is illegal to possess a loaded or uncased firearm in a designated safety zone.

Rules and etiquette for horseback riders

  • One horse trailer per campsite.
  • Overnight camping is not permitted in day-use parking areas.
  • The owners of unruly animals that cause a disturbance or safety hazard may be asked to remove such animals from the property without a refund.
  • Wagons and buggies are permitted on designated wagon routes only. Check with the property for details.
  • Horses are not permitted in the family campground, picnic areas, or in the forest office/service areas.
  • Please be courteous to other horseback riders and hikers while using the forest trails.
  • The owner of any animals brought onto a state forest shall be responsible for:
  • Providing proof of any vaccinations and animal health certificates as required by state law.
  • Humane treatment of all animals.
  • Procurement of and payment for any veterinary services.
  • Payment of any expense involved in the removal of injured or dead animals

Horseman camping rules

  • Horses must be tied to, or corralled around, hitching rails only; corrals and electric fences outside hitching rail areas are prohibited. Horses may not be tied on picket lines or to trees.
  • Any horse-driven, ridden, brought, or transported onto any state forest between April 1 and Nov. 30 must have an annual horse use tag. Horse use tags are not required between Dec. 1 and the last day of March. Horse use tags are available at state forest offices, on properties that allow horseback riding, during regular hours of operation.

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