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PROPHETSTOWN, IN

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates

Description

Established in 2004, this is Indiana's newest state park where you can enjoy camping, hiking, biking, fishing, birding, and wildlife observation. The park is unique because of the large expanses of tall prairie grasses, blooming native wildflowers, and numerous wetlands called fens that wait to be explored. Several picnic areas, shelter houses, playgrounds and a 110 site modern campground, all of which are ADA accessible, can be found within the park.

Nearby Attractions:

Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum 2 miles; Wolf Park 5 miles; Celery Bog and Lily Nature Center 7 miles; Purdue University 7 miles; Clegg Botanical Gardens 7 miles; Columbia Park Zoo and Water Park 9 miles; Fort Quiatenon 13 miles; Delphi Canal Museum 15 miles and other cultural attractions in Lafayette.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Area Attraction
  • Basketball
  • Bath House
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Campground Host
  • Comfort Station
  • Cultural Sites / Exhibits
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Fire Rings
  • Firewood
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Fishing
  • Geological Formations
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Historic Sites
  • Historical Areas/Struct.
  • Information / Contact Station
  • Interpretive Display
  • Interpretive Waysides
  • Jogging/Running
  • Kiosk
  • Museum
  • Nature Study
  • Office / Ranger Station
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Recycling Station
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Shelters
  • Showers
  • Telephone
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails, Bicycle
  • Trails, Hiking / Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Moderate Hiking
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Less Than 1 Mile
  • River / Stream
  • Water Access, River / Stream
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Art & Museum
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Church
  • Dining
  • Emergency Services
  • Fishing, River/Stream
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Nature Center
  • Orchard / Produce Farm
  • Propane
  • Restaurant
  • Town
Within 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Ball Field
  • Boat Ramp
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Car Rentals
  • Fishing Pier
  • Gardens, Botanical Displ
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Grocery Store
  • Kayaking
  • Kennel
  • Laundry
  • Maintenance, RV/Camper
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Mall
  • Medical Clinic
  • Motel
  • Putt-Putt
  • Putt-Putt Course
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Supplies
  • Shopping
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Winery Tours
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Boating
  • Field Sports / Activities
  • Hospital
  • Jet Skiing
  • Marina
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Theme Park
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Slides
Alerts and Important Information

For cars, trucks and campers, entrance fee is $6 per vehicle for in state plates and $8 per vehicle for out of state plates. This is paid the first time in. Your paid entrance also allows you to visit Historic Prophetstown.
Pets must be on a leash of 6ft. or less and attended to at all times.
A camping group consists of as many as 6 persons, not necessarily related . One main camping unit per campsite with one additional tent and one dining fly are permitted per site and subject to the Property Manager's discretion.
Minimum age to rent a site is 18 years old. Leasing or subleasing campsites or equipment on a site is prohibited.
Because of the tall prairie grasses surrounding these sites, campers must attend fires at all times and extinguish when departing.

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
40.50036, -86.82894
40°30'1"N, 86°49'44"W

To prevent arriving at the wrong entrance when using Map Quest or other mapping source, use 5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906 instead of 4112 E State Road 225. The Swisher Road address will bring you to the Main Gate entrance. From I-65, take exit 178 (State Road 43), south on State Road 43 to Burnett Road to 9th Street Road (1/2 mile), right on 9th Street Road to Swisher Road (3/4 mile), left on Swisher Road to park entrance ( 1 1/2 miles).

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

PROPHETSTOWN
5545 Swisher Road
West Lafayette  IN  47906

Phone Number:

Information:  (765)567-4919