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New State Park

Prophetstown State Park is now Indiana’s 23rd state park. High river bluffs, wetlands and unique wet slopes, called fens, make up the landscape of the park.

Prophetstown also lies at the edge of a historic ecosystem characterized by rich soil, prairie grasses, and colorful wildflowers.

Facilities include picnic areas, a hiking trail, and a paved bicycle trail. A 100-site campground will open next spring. A unique feature of the park is the Museum at Prophetstown, operated by a private, nonprofit group dedicated to preserving and interpreting woodland Native American and Wabash River valley agricultural history, culture, and traditions.

The museum has restored more than 100 acres of spectacular prairie, is re-creating a Native American village, and has built a 1920s-era living history farm.

Prophetstown State Park is located between Interstate 65 and the Tippecanoe and Wabash Rivers near Battle Ground. The park gate is off Swisher Road. From the intersection of Interstate 65 and state Route 43, head south three-tenths mile toward Lafayette on Route 43 to Burnetts Road, left on Burnetts Road to Ninth Street Road, and right on Ninth Street Road to Swisher Road. Turn left and proceed about 2 miles on Swisher Road to the park entrance.

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Winter 2004-2005