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Redbird State Riding Area

Saturday, December 23, 2023

Other Names

Black Creek, Red Bird SRA, Redbird Coal Mine

Last Known StatusOpen

This offroad park has about 1,200 acres of difficult 4x4 and ATV trails consisting of steep inclines, rocky sections, deep ruts and some pretty messy mud bogs. The trails are marked and rated for difficulty and are heavily patrolled. During wet weather the trails get very muddy.

The park is open year-round but hours are seasonal. The park may close on short notice due to inclement weather so call first before heading out. Camping is not permitted except during special events but nearby Skakamak State Park offers RV hookups and two boat ramps.

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Permit RequiredYesIndiana OHV Registration
Dates OpenApril - Sept: Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat & Sun 9am-7pm; Oct - Nov: Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat & Sun 9am-5pm; Dec - March Sat and Sun 9am-5pm
Other ATV Stickers AcceptedUnknown
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting exhaust silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise LimitYes
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles Motorcycles & Dirt BikesPermitted
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsSome Areaspermitted on designated trails
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTV & SXSSome Areaspermitted on designated trails
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs & Jeeps (registered)Permittedpermitted on designated trails
Dune Buggy & Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Some Areaspermitted on designated trails
2 Stroke EnginesNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingProhibited
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresProhibited
Night RidingYespermitted during special event weekends
Rule Enforcement
CommentThe park is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.


Approx Size1,200 acres (2 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail25
Climate TypeForest
Elevation550 to 750 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has mostly loose dirt.Mostly
Hard PackThe trail has little hard pack terrain.Little
SandThis trail has little sandy areas.Little
MudThe trail has some mud after it rains.Some
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has little rocks.Little
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Small JumpsThis trail has many small jumps.Many
Large JumpsThis trail has some large jumps.Some
BermsThe trail has few berms.Few
Sand/Gravel PitsThis state recreation area has some sand or gravel pits.Some
RoadsThis state recreation area has no roads.None
ShadeThis state recreation area has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has some beginner terrain.Some
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has mostly intermediate level terrain.Mostly
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has some expert terrain.Some


AreaMotorized Trails
LandState Recreation


Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (SW)Casey's General Store (812) 648-2397
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (SW)Casey's General Store (812) 648-2397
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV Hookup5-20 Miles (N)Shakamak State Park Campground (812) 665-2158
RV Dump Station RV Disposal5-20 Miles (N)Shakamak State Park Campground (812) 665-2158
Primitive Camping Campground5-20 Miles (N)Shakamak State Park Campground (812) 665-2158
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (SW)Casey's General Store (812) 648-2397


EntryYes ($2.00 per person)
fee if entering as pedestrian or bicyclist
RidingYes ($15.00 per OHV)
non-resident fee - $20/OHV
CommentAnnual ORV Pass - $95


Our RatingRatingGood
Recommended StayFull Day
Comments(Scroll Down For Rider Reviews & Comments)


Nearest CityDugger, IN
AddressCounty Road 350 N, Dugger, IN 47848
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Trail MapGo To Trail Map
From: Linton, IN
1) Take SR-54 (SR-59) West about 3 miles
2) Veer left at fork to stay on SR-54, continue 2.1 miles
3) Turn right (north) on CR-1500 W., continue .4 miles
4) Turn left on CR-350, staging area is on the right.


Contact InfoRedbird State Recreation Area
15298 W County Road 350 N
Linton, IN 47441
(812) 847-9172
(812) 847-0146
Contact InfoDNR - Customer Service Center ORV Division
402 West Washington Street Room W160
Indianapolis, IN 46204-2739
(317) 232-4200
(877) 463-6367
CommentIndiana OHV Registration Info
Contact InfoEnglish's Off-road & Accessories LLC
131 N 375 W
Bloomfield, IN 47424
(812) 384-5060


Redbird SRA Trail Photo

Redbird State Riding Area Trail

Photo Submitted 12/2/2013 (Thanks!)

Redbird SRA Trail Photo

Redbird State Riding Area Trail

Photo Submitted 9/1/2014 (Thanks!)

Redbird SRA Trail Photo

Redbird State Riding Area Trail

Photo Submitted 9/1/2014 (Thanks!)

Redbird SRA Trail Photo

Redbird State Riding Area Trail

Photo Submitted 8/17/2014 (Thanks!)

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