Timber harvest impacts Harrison-Crawford trails
Some trails, or segments of trails, at Harrison-Crawford State Forest west of Corydon are temporarily closed while logging is underway.
‘The closings involve a couple segments of horse trails and a segment of the Adventure Trail,’ Dwayne Sieg, property manager at Harrison-Crawford State Forest, said. ‘This is standard practice when a harvest operation is underway.’
The closing of trails is for the public’s safety.
‘Since there are many miles of various recreation trails laced through the state forest, some trail segments are closed almost every year for safety reasons,’ Sieg said. ‘Once the active operation is finalized, the trail/trails re-open.’
The operation will hopefully be complete by early April.
‘Should the harvest not be completed, the operation will cease until Nov. 16,’ Sieg said.
Eighteen named trails make up the 64 miles of marked loop trails in the horse trail system at the Harrison-Crawford State Forest.
Impacted horse trails include Wyandotte Cave, Greenbrier, Voyle’s Pass, Ohio River Loop and Blue River.
State forest personnel provided the map at right that shows closed sections so horse riders, hikers and mountain bikers can plan their outings accordingly.
‘Temporary rerouting of the affected trail/trails has been done to aid users while the sections are closed,’ Sieg said.
For more information, call the Harrison-Crawford State Forest at 812-738-7694.