Pike State Forest




Location: North of I-64 on SR 61 about 14 miles to SR 364, which goes right through the forest, 5 or 6 miles east.

Description: Not visited. Smack in the middle of coal mining territory, and looks pretty isolated on the map. Fire trails for hiking, and the Patoka River for canoeing (although getting in and out is supposed to be difficult). Apparently popular with horse riders and hunters. I can't get much of a feeling for this place from the literature; I'll have to check it out in person.  Field reports indicate that there are attractive wetlands along the river.

Nearby Points of Interest: This is a little isolated. Ferdinand State Forest is about forty miles east of here.

Cautions: Hunting seasons for deer, squirrel, turkey, rabbit, woodcock and duck. 

Facilities: 15 primitive campsites. 


National Forest