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      In 1933, a local conservation club raised funds to buy 900 acres to build a lake and establish an area to hunt and fish. They offered management of the project to the Indiana Department of Conservation the following year, and this marked the establishment of Ferdinand State Forest.

      Established in 1934 as a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, CCC workers built roads, service buildings, and one of the most beautiful forest lakes in the state. Ferdinand State Forest is well known for its excellent deer and squirrel hunting. The area surrounding Ferdinand is rich in German heritage, including St. Meinrad Archabbey, the Monastary Immaculate Conception and many other local landmarks and seasonal community festivals.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Stats

      Global Ranking
      #5,185
      State Ranking
      #24
      Trails
      5
      Total Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      5 miles
      Total Descent
      2,118 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      755 ft
      Total Vertical
      299 ft
      Reports
      2
      Ridden Counter
      4

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      Twin Lakes Trail
      Jun 20, 2018 @ 3:02pm
      2 days
      Bridge area near back lake is very wet

      Recent Activity

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      user #1514172egadlageaddreportTwin Lakes Trail and 1 more
      Jun 21, 2018 @ 5:12am
      2 days
      user #1514172egadlageaddridelogJun 20, 2018 ride log
      Jun 20, 2018 @ 5:33pm
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      user #1514172egadlageaddridelogJun 16, 2018 ride log
      Jun 16, 2018 @ 8:24am
      Jun 16, 2018
      user #1514172egadlageaddridelogJun 7, 2018 ride log
      Jun 7, 2018 @ 5:47pm
      Jun 7, 2018
      user #1514172egadlageaddridelogMay 27, 2018 ride log
      May 27, 2018 @ 9:20am
      May 27, 2018
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