Jackson–Washington State Forest

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Jackson–Washington State Forest
IUCN category VI (protected area with sustainable use of natural resources)
Map showing the location of Jackson–Washington State Forest
Map showing the location of Jackson–Washington State Forest
Map of the U.S. state of Indiana showing the location of Jackson-Washington State Forest
Location Jackson and Washington Counties, Indiana, USA
Nearest city Brownstown, Indiana
Coordinates 38°50′42″N 86°03′07″W / 38.84500°N 86.05194°W / 38.84500; -86.05194Coordinates: 38°50′42″N 86°03′07″W / 38.84500°N 86.05194°W / 38.84500; -86.05194
Governing body Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Jackson–Washington State Forest is a state forest in Jackson and Washington Counties, Indiana, near the town of Brownstown. The forest includes over 18,000 acres (7,300 ha), most of which was bought by the state in the 1930s and 1950s. Jackson–Washington State Forest offers camping, fishing, hunting, archery, and trails for hiking, horseback riding, and cycling.[1]

Picnic Area-Jackson State Forest[edit]

Picnic Area-Jackson State Forest
Stone picnic table in the CCC picnic grounds at Jackson-Washington State Forest.jpg
Stone picnic table in the CCC picnic grounds at Jackson-Washington State Forest, June 2011
Location Approximately 1 mile north of State Road 250 in the Jackson-Washington State Forest, southeast of Brownstown, Driftwood Township, Jackson County, Indiana
Area 2.8 acres (1.1 ha)
Built 1934 (1934)
Architect Civilian Conservation Corps
Architectural style park rustic
MPS New Deal Resources on Indiana State Lands MPS
NRHP Reference # 96001554[2]
Added to NRHP January 2, 1997

Picnic Area-Jackson State Forest, also known as the Knob Creek Upper Picnic Area, is a historic picnic area located in Jackson–Washington State Forest, Driftwood Township, Jackson County, Indiana. It is nestled in an oak grove on a hillside to the northwest above the former Sawmill Lake. It was built in 1934 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, and includes six contributing resources. They are the oven shelter, stone platform with table, drinking fountain shelter, two sets of stone steps, and the site, which includes 18 stone and timber picnic tables and five stone fireplace ovens.[3]:5–6

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jackson–Washington State Forest". Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Retrieved May 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  3. ^ "Indiana State Historic Architectural and Archaeological Research Database (SHAARD)" (Searchable database). Department of Natural Resources, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology. Retrieved 2016-04-01.  Note: This includes Glory-June Grieff (June 1996). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Picnic Area-Jackson State Forest" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-04-01.  and Accompanying photographs.