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Valley Branch Retreat

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Alt Names

Brown County, Zip Lake

Last Known StatusOpen

This year-round retreat offers a wide variety of activites that range from paintball, a zip line course, mountain bike rentals and hiking trails plus year-round (weather permitting) guided ATV and buggy tours. The property is located just a few hours from Chicago and an hour south of Indianapolis, making it a perfect destination for a weekend getaway.

Camping is permitted and the property features both primitive and full hookup sites. The property also has ten furnished cabins that come with an air conditioner, microwave, hot plate, refrigerator, fire rings and picnic tables.

Note that the ATV trails are not open to the general public for riding, only for guests taking the guided tour or camping on the property. Reservations for tours are required which can be made by scrolling to the bottom of this page for the contact info.

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Nearest CityNashville, IN
Address2620 Valley Branch Road, Nashville, IN 47448
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From: Indianapolis, IN
1) Take I-65 south to exit 68
2) Turn right (west) onto SR-46, continue 10.4 miles
3) Turn left (south) onto Valley Branch Road, continue 2.6 miles
4) Resort entrance is on the right (west).


LandCounty Land


Our RatingRatingVery Good    
Recommended Stay1-2 Days
Comments(Scroll Down For Visitor Reviews & Comments)


Permit RequiredNo
Dates Openopen daily, weather permitting
Spark ArrestorYesA spark arresting silencer or end cap is required for all vehicles.
Noise Limit
Whip FlagsNot Required
Maximum Vehicle Width
Allow Dirt Bikes, Trail Bikes and Motorcycles MotorcyclesProhibited
Allow All Terrain Vehicles / Quads / Four Wheelers ATVsPermitted
Allow Utility Terrain Vehicles, Side by Sides (SXS), RZR UTVs / SXSPermitted
Allow 4x4 Jeeps, SUVs and 4 x 4 Trucks with License Plates SUVs / Jeeps (registered)Prohibited
Dune Buggy/Sand Rail
4x4 (unregistered)
Two Strokes /
2 Cycle Engines
Helmets RequiredYeshelmet provided with tour, guest must bring closed toed shoes
BicyclesNo Restriction
HikingNo Restriction
Camping / Overnight RV Parking CampingSome Areas(camp in developed sites only)
Campfire Restrictions CampfiresSome Areas(permitted in developed campsites only)
Night RidingUnknown
Cross CountryProhibitedriders must stay on trail
Emergency / Law Enforcement
Insurance*Disclaimer: RiderPlanet strongly recommends that all riders obtain medical insurance and buy motorcycle insurance or ATV insurance before visiting any of the locations depicted on this website.


RidingYes ($69.00 per rider)
Sunset Tour - $69/person, Ridge Runner Tour - $96/person, Adventure Tour - $179/person, Hillclimb Cemetary Tour - $86/person. Call for group rates.
Tent: $24.00
RV: $28.00
Addtl. Vehicle: $0.00
Electric and water hookups - $28/night, full hookups - $30/night. Cabin rentals range from $60-$70/night, based on four guests. Additional guests are $12/each.
CommentGuests can bring own ATV but must be a utility model without a hand cluch and 600cc or less. Cost is 50% off posted rate, single riding and must follow trail guides. Call for mountain bike, paintball and zipline fees.


Contact InfoValley Branch Retreat
2620 Valley Branch Road
Nashville, IN 47448
(812) 988-7750



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Approx Size1,000 acres (2 sq mi)
Miles Of Trail30
Climate TypeForest
Elevation700 to 850 ft.
Trail MaintenanceMarked, Rated, Heavily Maintained
Loose DirtThis trail has no loose dirt.None
Hard PackThe trail has mostly hard pack terrain.Mostly
SandThis trail has no sandy areas.None
MudThe trail has little mud after it rains.Little
DustThe trail has little dust on typical days.Little
RocksThis trail has some rocks.Some
TreesThe trail has almost all trees.All
Steep HillsThis trail has some steep hills.Some
Water CrossingsThe trail has no water crossings.None
Small JumpsThis trail has no small jumps.None
Large JumpsThis trail has no large jumps.None
BermsThe trail has no berms.None
Sand/Gravel PitsThis county land has no sand or gravel pits.None
Single TrackThis county land has some single track trails.Some
RoadsThis county land has no roads.None
ShadeThis county land has many shaded areas.Many
HazardsThis trail has few hazards.Few(hazards assumed marked but use caution)
Easy Terrain NoviceThis trail has mostly beginner terrain.Mostly
Moderate Terrain AmateurThis trail has little intermediate level terrain.Little
Difficult Terrain ExpertThis trail has no expert terrain.None


First Aid First Aid5-20 Miles (NE)Columbus Regional Health (812) 376-5550
Gasoline Gasoline1-5 Miles (N)Gnaw Mart (812) 988-4575
Diesel Diesel1-5 Miles (N)Gnaw Mart (812) 988-4575
Potable Water WaterOn Site
RV Hookups RV HookupOn Site
RV Dump Station RV DisposalOn Site
Primitive Camping CampgroundOn Site
Convenience Store Conv Store1-5 Miles (N)Gnaw Mart (812) 988-4575
Swimming Swim AreaNashville, IN
Body of Water Water BodyOn Site
Boating Launch Boat Ramp5-20 Miles (NE)Columbus Boat Ramp (317) 232-4200
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