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Indiana State Parks

USA Parks
Southern Region
Selmier State Forest
Selmier State Forest Selmier State Forest © Michael E. Ruby
Follow the gravel lane
Selmier State Forest Sun lit © Michael E. Ruby
The afternoon sun enhances the fall colors
Selmier State Forest Path © Michael E. Ruby
The path leads down toward a small lake
Selmier State Forest Climb © Michael E. Ruby
This is not a hard climb
Selmier State Forest Reflection © Michael E. Ruby
The lake reflects the forest
Selmier State Forest Entrance to forest © Michael E. Ruby
Looking into the forest
North Vernon, Indiana   47265
(lat:39.0326 lon:-85.5998)
Selmier State Forest was donated to the state of Indiana by Mrs. Frank Selmier on behalf of her husband.Frank Selmier had a strong interest in the outdoors. He planted several acres on this property to pine,black locust, black walnut, sycamore and tuliptree from 1921 to 1934. Most of the property was placedin Indiana's Classified Forest Program between 1927 and 1931.

There are three known building sites on the property: A boy scout cabin; the Zoar school, which wasconverted to a church; and an old home site off Walnut Trail.
GeneralLand, acres355
 Hiking Trailyes

Selmier State Forest is located near Columbus, Madison and North Vernon

Hiking TrailsThere are several short trails from which to enjoy Selmier State Forest.Self-Guided Forest Management Trail - One mile. Tree identification, successional areas, timber standimprovement practices and a pond are features of this trail.White Pine TrailWalnut TrailCabin TrailBig Woods TrailGill Pond TrailOld Pond Trail

Hikers are advised to wear hunter orange or other bright clothing while on trails during hunting season.

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Area Campgrounds
Muscatatuck Park
325 State Highway 7
North Vernon, IN
Area Accommodations (over 20 miles away)
Cottages 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.
69 miles from park*
Nearby Hotels
Area Resources
Home to the Versailles State Park where you can fish, go boating, slide into the swimming pool, camp, go horseback riding, or take a hike. Enjoy the annual Bluegrass Festival the first weekend of October. Centered in the middle of a triangle between Indianapolis, IN, Cincinnati, OH, and Louisville, KY, we have many family events throughout the spring, summer, and fall-- 888-747-5394.
18.9 miles from park*


Indiana State Parks