Hike through some of the best hardwood forests in the country. Enjoy deer, squirrel, and turkey hunting. Fish in one of the ponds. Horseback ride through some of the beautiful hills of south-central Indiana, including a view of a 50-foot sandstone bluff. This property consists of many scattered holdings in a north-south orientation and because of this scattered nature, care should be exercised to avoid trespassing on private land.

Developed areas include the Forest Office, Fish Creek Campground, Horse Campground, and Rattlesnake Campground.

All horses brought, driven, or ridden onto Owen-Putnam State Forest must have either a valid daily or annual horse use tag.


2153 Fish Creek Road
Spencer, IN 47460


Contact: (812)829-2462

Length: 12.9 Miles

Level: 1

Type: Riding, Biking

Terrain: Woods

Camping: Yes! There is a horseman campground available at Owen-Putnam State Forest. Find and make reservations at


  • Pleasant Grove – 1.6 mile
    Highlights include the Horse Campground and a pioneer cemetery.
  • Sandstone Bluff – 1.5 mile
    See a 50-foot sandstone bluff, waterfall and the Horse Campground.
  • Bridle Loop – 9.8 miles
    Start this scenic route from the Horse Campground and ride to the Rattlesnake Campground area and back.

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