Carroll County

Berkshire-Tarnowski Forest Preserve

Berkshire Tarnowski Forest Preserve is located in the Tipton Till Plain of Indiana along Deer Creek. Sugar maple, cherry, ash, tulip, elm, hackberry, and red oak trees populate the mesic woods. The sedge-fern-forb layer of the forest strata boasts a skunk cabbage seep and displays of spring ephemeral wildflowers.

Much of the northern border along Deer Creek is flanked by mature woods located on a low bluff. The north-central section of the property on the south bank of the creek showcases many bur oak, red oak, walnut, and white pine. The west side of the property contains a healthy floodplain forest.


  • Bird Watching
  • Fishing
  • Mushroom Harvesting Allowed
  • Trails
  • Wildflowers

Skunk cabbage seep and spring ephemeral wildflowers

History of Acquisition and Property

Donated to NICHES Land Trust by Judy Berkshire and Jim Tarnowski in 2013. The property is 44 acres of 20+ year old reforestation with ¾ mile of frontage along Deer Creek.

How to Get There

From the intersection of state road 75 and 350 N in Carroll County, travel 0.3 miles to the west and park at a small gravel lot on the south side of the road with room for just a couple of vehicles. 

After parking walk 0.1 miles east on county road 350 N to the entrance to the preserve.

Do not park on the county road.


Closed in November for Deer Control Hunt


Gravel lot across the road from property

Number of Acres


Trail Description

1 mile

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