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Ouabache State Park, Bluffton

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Ouabache (pronounced "Wabash", a French transcription of the Miami Indian word for the river, waapaahšiiki, meaning "it shines white", "pure white", or "water over white stones") is a state park in Indiana. It is located 30 miles (48 km) south of Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was originally the Wells County State Forest and Game Preserve, formed in the early 1930s. In 1962 it became the Ouabache State Recreation Area, before finally achieving state park status in 1983.

The Wabash River runs through the park, which provides fishing and nature viewing. A 100-foot (30 m) fire tower offers an excellent view of the park.

Until the 1960s, when the practice was stopped, it was the greatest producer of chicks of pheasants and quails in the United States, making it known as the "Greatest Wildlife Laboratory in the U.S." Remnants of some of the old pens can still be seen.

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  • A great state park with a nice lake and a great set of trails to hike. A great place to head to get outdoors but also social distance. The bison exhibit adds some umiqueness to this park.  more »
  • Enjoy the modern amenities of one of Indiana’s newest SP. Fun fact: Ouabache is french for the Indian pronunciation of Wabash. Be in shape for the 6 mile hike that takes you on a tour of the entire....  more »
  • Beautiful state park. RV sites are well marked and spaced. A variety of shaded, partially shaded, and sunny sites. Electric only, fill fresh water tank on way in. Dump tanks on the way out. Will stay again when I'm in the area.
  • Loved it all except the showers and racoons... Showers water did not drain as fast as water was coming out... The raccoons was obviously fed by campers because they was not scared of us and was joining the party. Other than that I loved it.. Friendly staff, Fire wood and ice on site. Lots to do!!

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