Prophetstown State Park


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Prophetstown State Park


Location:Exit 178 off I-65 onto State Road 43, left onto Burnett Road, then right on 9th Street to Swisher Road and Park gatehouse.
Facilities:110 campsites, all with electricity (half also have water and sewer hookups), picnic areas, shelters, playground, modern restrooms, asphalt biking and hiking trail, nature trail, interpretive services (seasonal); historic Native American village and 1920s living history museum nearby.
Activities:Camping, hiking, bicycling, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Dedicated in 2004, the park is named for a Native American village located between the Tippecanoe and Wabash rivers. The village was established by Tecumseh and his brother, Tenskwatawa (The Prophet) in 1808 and was destroyed in an 1811 battle between tribes that had gathered there to repel further European settlement and troops sent by William Henry Harrison, then-governor of Indiana Territory. Visitors to the park can explore the re-created village at nearby Historic Prophetstown.
Address:PO Box 327
Battle Ground, IN 47920

Phone:765-567-4919
Web: www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/properties/park_prophetstown.html
Size: 1,800 acres.

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The CVB promotes the local history, locally owned shops and attractions, such as its festivals (Feast of the Hunter's Moon and Taste of Tippecanoe), and parks including Prophetstown State Park, Indiana's newest, and Wolf Park, a non-profit research facility that showcases pack wolves, foxes and bison.
Small examples of fens bordering the Wabash River occur in Prophetstown State Park in Tippecanoe County.
Damian Schmelz, IAS Coordinator with DNR, said one goal of DNR is to have a State Park within a one-hour drive for anyone in Indiana, and reviewed the progress on the Prophetstown State Park.