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Redbird State Recreation Area Earns Greene County 2016 Tourism Attraction Of The Year
Updated March 2, 2017 10:00 AM | Filed under: Natural Resources
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(LINTON) - Redbird State Recreation Area recently earned recognition as the Greene County 2016 Tourism Attraction of the Year.

The Greene County Tourism Advisory Board honored the DNR property at its annual meeting on Jan. 26.

The board cited Redbird's "outstanding effort to attract visitors and tourists from both inside and outside the county." Carman Jackson, off-road vehicle project manager for the DNR Division of Outdoor Recreation, accepted the award.

"The honor is significant because Greene County is home to numerous attractions and more than 15,000 acres of public land, including Greene-Sullivan State Forest, Goose Pond Fish & Wildlife Area, Shakamak State Park and more," she said. "We are glad the community sees us as an asset and partner."

Redbird is one of only two state properties that allow off-road vehicle (ORV) recreation. The other is Interlake State Recreation Area in Lynnville.

At 1,450 acres, Redbird has trails and challenge areas for dirt bikes, ATVs, side-by-sides, and full-size 4x4 trucks and SUVs. Trail difficulty ranges from novice to expert. In addition to being open seven days a week from sunrise to sunset, Redbird also hosts special events throughout the year. These events, which include Hi-Lift Day and Hall-O-Wheelin', have attracted hundreds of visitors to the property and Greene County.

Redbird is also open to boating, fishing, hiking, mountain biking, mushroom hunting and picnicking. It is located in rural Linton, in both Greene and Sullivan counties.

For more information on Redbird, visit dnr.IN.gov/outdoor/4225.htm.



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