Officials to Reopen Off-Road Vehicle Property After Upgrades at Redbird State Recreation Area

(LINTON) – Indiana’s first state property for off-road vehicles is reopening Friday after closing for several months for upgrades.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the Redbird State Recreation Area near Linton in southwestern Indiana has been closed to the public since March 11, 2019.

Since the closing, a former mining road has been repaved in the first phase of a project that will allow for the construction of a new entrance and office building with a gatehouse. The DNR says new entrance will give visitors better access to the property’s trails.

The agency says spring rains delayed the completion of the repaving by six weeks.

Other work during the closure included repair and establishment of multiple drainage areas on the most popular trails to provide a more sustainable surface.