Salamonie River State Forest
Open: Open all year
Number of Sites: 36
Salamonie River State Forest offers 1 primitive (class C) campground: family campground with 21 campsites, and a horseman's camp with 15 sites. Campsites are available on a first come, first serve basis. Please self-register for camping at the campground entrance. Pit toilets and drinking water are available near sites.
Salamonie RiverHominy Ridge Lake (4 acres) offers largemouth bass, bluegill, redear and catfish; a valid Indiana fishing license is required. A boat launch is located at the east side of the lake; boat motors are limited to electric trolling motors only. The forest also provides access to the Salamonie River, which offers opportunities to catch largemouth bass, bluegill, redear, catfish and walleye pike. Swimming is offered at nearby State Recreation Area beach on Salamonie Lake.
Blue Trail (8 miles)
This winding trail varies in topography as it wanders around several ravines and overlooks the Salamonie River in several locations. This trail also provides views of rocky gorges with waterfalls and follows the boundary closely.
Red Trail (3.3 miles)
A connecting trail which meanders through stands of hardwoods, conifers and open fields.
Green Trail (1.8 miles)
An alternate trail providing a shorter route back to the horse camp from the blue trail. Views of the pine stands and an oak plantation.
Yellow Trail (2 miles)
Provides riders from outside the forest access to the trail system and ties into the reservoir trail system. Also a scenic view of a waterfall next to Hominy Ridge Picnic Area.
Whitetail deer, turkey, squirrel, fox, and raccoon. A valid hunting license is required.
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