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Spring Mill State Park, IN

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates


Spring Mill State Park offers a powerful illustration of the link between the natural and cultural worlds. The water flowing from several cave springs led to the founding of an industrial village in the early 1800s. Pioneer entrepreneurs took advantage of a constant water source that never froze, using it to power several gristmills, a wool mill, a saw mill, and a distillery. In turn, pioneer settlers shaped the landscape around the village, clearing land for agriculture and timber.

The park today continues to illustrate how nature shapes us and how we shape our environment. A parcel of virgin timber sits in contrast to regenerated forest, a man-made lake struggles to survive against the in-flow of silt from cave-fed systems, and the native flora and fauna face challenges from man's introduction of new species.

Visitors can explore this story in the park's four interpretive facilities-the Pioneer Village, Nature Center, Grissom Memorial, and Twin Caves Boat Tour-and see it reflected on the landscape as they hike the trails. The interpretive staff also offers a wide variety of public programs, including an extensive special events schedule. Public programs are offered year-round.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Archeology Programs
  • Art & Museum
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping, Improved Site
  • Cash Machine/Atm
  • Catering
  • Comfort Station
  • Convenience Store
  • Cultural Sites / Exhibits
  • Dining
  • Dump Station
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Field Sports / Activities
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing Lake
  • Fishing Pier
  • Grills
  • Grocery Store
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • History Programs
  • Interpretive Display
  • Jogging/Running
  • Lifeguards (Seasonal)
  • Meeting Space
  • Museum
  • Nature Center
  • Nature Programs
  • Nature Study
  • Parking
  • Pay Telephone
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Restaurant
  • Restrooms
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Telephone
  • Toilet, Pit/Vault
  • Trails, Mountain Bike
  • Volleyball
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Greater Than 1 Mile
  • Antiquing
  • Area Attraction
  • Fishing, River/Stream
  • Propane
  • Water Access, River / Stream
Within 10 Miles
  • Airport
  • Fruit / Produce Picking
  • Golfing
  • Winery Tours
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Emergency Services
  • Fishing Reservoir
  • Hunting
  • Scenic Driving Routes
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming - Reservoir
Alerts and Important Information

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
38.72801, -86.41385
38°43'41"N, 86°24'50"W

From the North: SR 37 South to SR 60 East to park entrance. From the South: SR 37 North to SR 60 East to park entrance. From the East: From I-65 exit 29 (Scottsburg), take SR 56 West to SR 60 West to park entrance. From the West: SR 60 East to park entrance.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

Spring Mill State Park
3333 Highway 60 East

Phone Number:

Information:  (812)849-3534