by Betty Wagoner, Board Member
Yellowwood will be open for artists who are participating in the Great Outdoor Art Contest on September 8. The property can be reached by road or hiking trails. Artists will find maps and information about the property at the check-in on September 8.
Yellowwood is adjacent to the T.C. Steele State Historic Site on two sides. The Nature Conservancy property with the old Girl Scout Camp borders the property on the southwest side.
Yellowwood State Forest was created in 1940 when federal land was leased to the state of Indiana. The land was deeded to the state in 1956. Prior to that time, the Civilian Conservation Corps and Works Project Administration completed three lakes, a shelter house and a residence, all still in use. Other such buildings were sawn from the forest in kit form and shipped to other public properties. Yellowwood Lake was completed in 1939. The 133-acre lake is about 30 feet deep.
We look forward to providing plein air artists the opportunity to paint the beautiful southern Indiana landscapes available at both the historic site and adjacent Yellowwood.