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Redbird State Riding Area
REDBIRD STATE RIDING AREA
REDBIRD STATE RIDING AREA
Co.Rd. 350 N & Co. Rd. 1550W
Dugger, Indiana   47848

Phone: 812-847-9172
In 1943, the Friar Tuck mine opened in Greene County, and until it closed 1952, was reported to have produced 3 million tons of coal. Two years later in 1945, the Redbird Coal Company began mining on the west side of Friar Tuck in Sullivan County. After producing 2 million tons of coal, Redbird closed operations in 1950.

Today Redbird has flourished into 1200 acres of professionally marked, managed and maintained OHV riding trails. With trails from mild to wild there is a trail that will fit anyone's skill level. Redbirdsra.com is owned and maintained by the Redbird Foundation. Redbird State Riding Area is owned by the state and operated by the Indiana Department Of Natural Resources. Redbird is now open from 9:00am till 8:00pm Thursday thru Monday!
History of the Area
In 1943, the Friar Tuck mine opened in Greene County, and until it closed 1952, was reported to have produced 3 million tons of coal. Two years later in 1945, the Redbird Coal Company began mining on the west side of Friar Tuck in Sullivan County. After producing 2 million tons of coal, Redbird closed operations in 1950.

Reclamation efforts at the time consisted of planting some pine trees and moving on. Left behind were acid lakes and extreme hills. In the 1970's, off-highway, motorized vehicle users found the area to be a perfect place to test machinery and driving skills. As sales of Jeeps and motorcycles increased, so did unregulated activity at the area commonly known as "Redbird."

In 1972 the Indiana Department of Natural Resources completed a report on ORV trends and environmental impacts. Based on recommendations from the report, the Natural Resources Commission adopted a policy prohibiting ORV/OHV's on DNR properties.

After interest in the area resurfaced in 1987, 1990 and 1995, internal meetings at DNR recommended the Division of Outdoor Recreation assume the responsibility for handling a strategy for the Redbird site. In December 1996, the division reported to the Natural Resources Commission to address the issue anew. Subsequently, over 200 acres were acquired and the purchase of 400 more acres is complete. Phase I construction has begun and a management group has been formed. A first, although abbreviated, riding season at Redbird begins in 2003, sixty years after Friar Tuck opened becoming the first state owned off road park in Indiana.

Today Redbird has flourished into 1200 acres of offroading enjoyment. With trails from mild to wild there is a trail that will fit anyone's skill level. Redbird State Riding Area is owned and operated by the Indiana DNR. This web site is owned and maintained by the Redbird Foundation a 503c non for profit group
Boats and RVs
Central Marine - Shoals, INBoat Rentals
A store that caters to all of your boating, hunting, fishing and outdoor adventure needs. We offer canoe and kayak rentals for one and two day trips on the White River. New G3 brand jon boats as well as a used inventory. NEW White River Cabin on a peaceful river bank setting.
31.9 miles from park*
Family RV Rentals - Whiteland, INMotor Home Campers
Whether you are vacationing with family, going to a race, or traveling for business, build some memories and travel by RV. We carry select RVs for sale on our lot. We can also do consignment sales and RV leasing. Our techs are certified on all RV systems. We work on RVs of any style, year, make or model.
66.4 miles from park*


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Central Marine - Shoals, INCanoeing
A store that caters to all of your boating, hunting, fishing and outdoor adventure needs. We offer canoe and kayak rentals for one and two day trips on the White River. New G3 brand jon boats as well as a used inventory. NEW White River Cabin on a peaceful river bank setting.
Web Site: Central-Marine.com
31.9 miles from park*
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Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
White River Cabin Rental - Shoals, INCottages and Cabins
Enjoy the quiet atmosphere of a well appointed luxury 5 star cabin on the peaceful White River in scenic Martin County. Located directly on the rivers edge and surrounded with the serenity of natures hills. With the convenience of town located a mile away.
Web Site: WhiteRiverCabinRental.com
31.9 miles from park*
Area Resources
Crawford County Tourism Bureau - Leavenworth, INTourism
Crawford County consists of over 306 square miles of beauty and outdoor recreation Caves, state parks, rugged terrain, acres of protected forests, nature preserves, and numerous waterways
Web Site: CrawfordCountyIndiana.com
79.2 miles from park*
Rules
1. Everyone who enters the Redbird State Riding Area must pay at gatehouse. Users must also check out prior to leaving the property.

2. No alcoholic beverages are allowed on the trails. All vehicles are subject to search.

3. Visitors must comply with all DNR property rules and Indiana off-road vehicle laws. All vehicles must be plated or registered. Out of state registrations will be honored.

4. Entry onto property is authorized only during posted hours of operation. The valid daily receipt must be in the vehicle operators possession at all times.

5. No camping, hunting, fishing, swimming or diving except as authorized by a special use permit.

6. SUV* operators must possess a valid drivers license. Any other ORV operator under the age of 16 must be directly supervised at all times by a parent or legal guardian.

7. Vehicles shall not be operated without use of listed safety equipment:

All off-road vehicles must have functioning spark arrestors and mufflers. No tire chains or studded tires.

Helmets are required at all times for all ATV and dirt bike riders. If it has a roll bar and seat belts ( UTV ) no helmet is needed

Seatbelts are required to be used by all vehicle operators and occupants and overhead/rollbar protection is required for all occupants in the vehicle, SUV.*

Passengers are not allowed on ATV's or dirt bikes. except those designed by the manufacture for two up riding.

8. Vehicles may only be operated in designated areas and must stay on marked trails.
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From Linton, IN

* Heading West out of Linton, Indiana on Highway 54 towards Dugger, IN, * 2.5 miles West of the Highway 54 - 59 split turn right (North) onto 1500 West. (Approximately 5 miles west of Linton.) * Traveling North on 1500 West, take your first gravel road to the left (West) or 350 North. * The Main Entrance is about 1 mile West on 350 North.

From Hwy 41 (Terre Haute-Evansville)

* Take Hwy 41 to 54 East. * Drive on 54 East until you get to Dugger, IN * Drive through Dugger on 54 until you reach 1500 West (On Left ((North)) side of road) * Note: 1500 West is easy to miss, but it's about 2 miles East of Dugger. * Turn Left (North) onto 1500 WesTraveling North on 1500 West, take your first gravel road to the left (West) or 350 North. * The Main Entrance is about 1 mile West on 350 North.

From I-70 (Brazil Exit Area) If you are coming from Indy, this is the best route.

* Get on Hwy 59 (Brazil Exit #23) and head South towards Clay City. * Take 59 South for about 30 miles until you get to the 59-54 intersection near Linton * Follow Directions above "From Linton"
Area Shopping
LLPix Photography - Linton, INPhotography
The most affordable photographer in Greene County Indiana. We offer a large variety of professional photography products, from wallets to 20x30 prints, buttons, calenders, cards, invitations, portfolios more. I defy the rules of conventional photography to focus on your individuality by being a people in the environment photographer.
Web Site: llpix.com
3 miles from park*

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