Martin State Forest offers a variety of educational opportunities through its woodland management trail and arboretum. The forest features rugged hills, deep woods and long hiking trails.
Primitive(class C) camping is available for a fee. There are 26 designated campsites located within the forest. Pit toilets and drinking water are available near sites. A self check-in station is located in the campground. We do not accept reservations, camping is available on a first come, first served basis.
Three lakes are open to fishing; a valid Indiana fishing license is required.
Martin Lake (3 acres)
Hardwood Lake (4 acres)
Pine Lake (3 acres).
Species of fish are channel catfish, bluegill and largemouth bass, as well as some crappie and redear. Boat motors are limited to electric trolling motors only. Swimming is not permitted in any of the lakes.
Whitetail deer, turkey, gray squirrel, ruffed grouse, quail, rabbit and raccoon. A valid hunting license is required.
Several picnic areas including 4 picnic shelters are available for day use. Picnic areas, with picnic tables and grills, are located throughout the forest.
Hikers are advised to wear hunter orange or other bright clothing while on trails during hunting season.
Mountain Bike Trails
Martin State Forest offers 7 miles of mountain bike trails. Mountain bikes are only permitted on those designated trails. For further details and a trail map, click the loop you are interested in riding.
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