Prairie Creek Park


Prairie Creek Park

Indiana United States

Created By: Emily Freeman


Situated on West French Drive, Prairie Cree Park is four miles west of U.S. 41 and one and six-tenths miles east of State Road 63, making it accessible from either highway. The park is a multipurpose park. Its distinctive feature is a beautiful grove of old growth sugar maple trees that, in the fall of the year, turn to brilliant golden yellows, reds, and oranges.

Within the park proper, one long, moderate, continuous trail winds in and about the grounds with numerous access points. A small family graveyard sits on a hilltop, undisturbed in the woods on the east side of the park. Members of the Kerchieval family rest in peace at this site.

On its south border, Prairie Creek Park adjoins a 13.4 acre lake. At the front of the park is a small 1.8 acre pond. Channel catfish, large mouth bass, redear sunfish, bluegill, and black crappie can be found in these bodies of water.

The campground has approximately 40 modern sites. The campground is divided into two sections, one much smaller than the other. A modern shower house, restrooms, and dump station are available to campers.

Two picnic shelters (Maple and Persimmon) on the parkland each seat 80 people comfortably and are available as rentals year-round. A large playground is available and is adjacent to the Maple Shelter. Across from the Maple Shelter is a ball field with a backstop. Centered between the campground and the shelters is a multipurpose court with two tennis courts and basketball goals that attract enthusiasts of both sports. Nearby are four sets of horseshoe pits. To reserve picnic shelters please call our Administrative Office at 812-462-3392.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Parks


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