Southern Indiana is looking ahead to brighter days! But now more than ever it is important to do your part and stay home to help flatten the curve. With that being said, there is one thing that you can do to get out of the house and enjoy some fresh air. In Southern Indiana, we believe that the antidote for restlessness and cabin fever can be found at your nearby Indiana State Park!
Visiting your local State Park is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the springtime. Temporarily, the entry fee to all Indiana State Parks is free. Indiana State Parks offer hundreds of acres across the state of beautiful land for hiking, biking and other exciting outdoor adventures! Visiting a State Park is allowed during Indiana’s current travel and “shelter in place” restrictions.
Here is our Southern Indiana State Parks list that we have put together for you to explore and enjoy:
Located in Clark County, resides Charlestown State Park. Come enjoy hiking on trails that overlook the scenic Ohio River! Trails range from easy to challenging.
No matter which park you choose to adventure to, be sure to stay safe and practice six-foot social distancing when it matters most! For more information on Southern Indiana and our State Parks, click here.
The Falls of Ohio State Park in Floyd County offers one of the most unique hiking experiences, in that you can hike on 390-million-year-old fossil beds. The best time to experience the fossil beds is typically during late summer into early fall when the water level is below 15 feet. During the remainder of the year, The Falls of Ohio State Park offers an abundance of activities including hiking, fishing and self-guided wildlife tours.
Harmonie State Park is located “on the banks of the Wabash” in Posey County, Indiana. Peaceful shady picnic areas, ravines, and pristine landscapes await you here. This is a trail lover’s paradise! Trails for walking, biking and nature hikes will lure you for a visit.
Located in Spencer County, Indiana, the Lincoln State Park is a scenic 2,026-acre park that was established in 1932 as a memorial to Abraham Lincoln’s mother, Nancy Hanks. Be sure to pack a homemade picnic to eat while walking the scenic trails.
Come enjoy a relaxing afternoon at McCormick’s Creek State Park in Gibson County, Indiana. This restful setting is the perfect place to enjoy nature at its finest, while walking the picturesque Indiana trails. You will enjoy exploring the unique 10+ acres of trails that will take you past Wolf Cave, Twin Bridges and the Falls on McCormick’s Creek.
In Harrison County, Indiana, one of the southern most parts of Indiana, lies the O’Bannon Woods State Park. There are approximately 26,000 beautiful acres to hike and explore during your visit.
In Lawrence County, Indiana you will find the beautiful Spring Mill State Park. Spring Mill offers a glimpse into the area’s industrial history while boasting beautiful nature preserves and numerous hiking trails for all skill levels.