Spring Mill State Park


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Spring Mill State Park


Location:3 miles east of Mitchell at 3333 State Road 60 East.
Facilities:187 campsites with electricity, restrooms, showers, 36 primitive campsites, youth tent camping areas, camp store, inn accommodations (Spring Mill Inn), restaurant (open to all park visitors), meeting and conference facilities, picnic areas with shelters, hiking trails, swimming pool, historic sites, nature center, naturalist services.
Activities:Camping, swimming, volleyball and other games, fishing, ice fishing, boating (electric motors only), hiking, cave exploration, boat rides into Twin Caves, interpretive programs.
Special Features:A memorial to Virgil I "Gus" Grissom is adjacent to the park gate, with a museum that houses the Gemini space capsule and space suit along with other items related to both Grissom's life and NASA. Other special features of the park include a restored Pioneer Village with a water-powered grist mill; and a cave ecosystem with northern blind cave fish, an endangered species.
Address:Box 376
Mitchell, IN 47446

Phone:812-849-4129
Web: www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/properties/park_springmill.html
Size: 1,319 acres.

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Spring Mill Inn is the perfect retreat in nearby Spring Mill State Park The park offers a multitude of recreational activities in addition to caving, including hiking trails in dense woods, boating, horse back riding, and even a restored pioneer village and working mill.
The Spring Mill Inn at Spring Mill State Park in Mitchell (812/849-4081) has facilities for groups of 20 to 200.
Call for availability at the inns: Turkey Run Inn, Turkey Run State Park (317/597-2211); Canyon Inn, McCormick's Creek State Park (812/829-4881); Spring Mill Inn, Spring Mill State Park, (812/849-4081); Potawatomi Inn, Pokagon State Park (219/833-1077); Abe Martin Lodge, Brown County State Park (812/988-4418); Clifty Inn, Clifty Falls State Park (812/265-4135).