Ferdinand State Forest

Ferdinand State Forest
6583 East State Road 264
Ferdinand, IN 47532
(812) 367-1524

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Ferdinand State Forest was established in 1934 as a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, CCC workers built roads, service buildings, and one of the most beautiful forest lakes in the state. Ferdinand State Forest is well known for its excellent deer and squirrel hunting.

Camping At Ferdinand State Forest
Primitive(class C) camping is available for a fee. Campsites are available on a first come, first serve basis; please self-register for camping at the campground check-in booth.
Vault toilets and seasonal drinking water are available. There is a picnic table and grill located on each of the campground's 69 sites.
Fishing is permitted in Ferdinand Lake, Coyote Lake, Campground Lake and Fossil Lake; a valid Indiana fishing license is required. A boat launch ramp is located on Ferdinand Lake; boat motors are limited to electric trolling motors only. Rowboat and canoe rental is available on Ferdinand Lake from mid-April through October. The swimming beach is available from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Restrooms, dressing facilities and showers are available to visitors. (Swimming is permitted in Ferdinand Lake beach area only)
Hunting At Ferdinand State Forest
Whitetail deer, turkey, squirrel, fox and raccoon. A valid hunting license is required.
There are picnic areas and picnic shelterhouses available for day use. Picnic tables and grills are located at the picnic sites. Playground and horseshoe pits are located near the swimming beach.

TRAILS At Ferdinand State Forest
Hiking Trails
Twin Lake Trail -1.9 miles
Kyana Trail - 2.6 miles
Firetower Trail - 1.2 miles
Foxey Hollow Trail - 1.3 miles
South Ridge Trail - 1.8 miles

Hikers are advised to wear hunter orange or other bright clothing while on trails during hunting season
Mountain Bike Trails
Ferdinand State Forest offers 8.8 miles of mountain bike trails. Mountain bikes are only permitted on those designated trails. View our publications page for further details and a trail map.

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