Indiana State Park of the Week

Mounds State Park

4306 Mounds Road
Anderson, IN 46017
(765) 642-6627

Mounds State Park, located off I-69 east of Anderson, features 10 unique earthworks built by prehistoric Indians known as the Adena-Hopewell people. The largest earthwork, the Great Mound, is believed to have been constructed around 160 B.C. Archaeological surveys indicate the mounds were used as gathering places for religious ceremonies, from where astronomical alignments could be viewed.

Be sure to visit our Nature Center, which includes a wildlife viewing room, animal displays, interactive games and more. Hours are 9 am to 4 pm daily. Naturalist-led hikes and interpretive programs are offered every weekend throughout the year.

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Indiana State Park of the Week

Lake Monroe
4850 S. State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401
(812) 837-954

Lake Monroe in Bloomington, Indiana, located next to Brown County State Park, is Indiana’s #1 vacation spot. There are campsites, great places to fish, a variety of boat rentals, and miles of horseback and bike trails. All this plus the variety of restaurants, recreation and entertainment in the surrounding area makes Monroe Lake, Indiana, an ideal family vacation destination.

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State Park of the Week

4673 S. 625 E., Peru, IN 46970
(765) 473-6528

Mississinewa Lake, offers excellent fishing, hunting and boating opportunities in the heart of north-central Indiana. In addition to featuring a 400-plus-site campground and family cabins, Mississinewa was the first state property in Indiana to introduce seasonal camping, where visitors can retain a campsite for the entire season in an all-new campground. The expanses of forests, prairies and farmland surrounding the lake provide attractive habitat to a wide variety of wildlife, exhibiting exceptional viewing opportunities for hikers, bird watchers and touring bicyclists.

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State Park of the Week

250 McCormick’s Creek Park Road, Spencer, IN 47460
(812) 829-2235


Explore the spectacular limestone canyon, flowing creek, and scenic waterfalls that highlight Indiana’s first state park. Hike trails featuring diverse forest trees, spicebush, and native wildflowers, including a trail through Wolf Cave Nature Preserve and an accessible trail at the recently renovated nature center. Experience history as you climb the fire tower, use shelter houses or cross the stone arch bridge created by the Civilian Conservation Corps, or examine the historic Statehouse Quarry near White River, which furnished limestone used for the Indianapolis Statehouse.

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