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Whitewater Memorial State Park, Liberty

#43 of 51 in Nature in Indiana
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Whitewater Memorial is the sixteenth state park in Indiana. It is located 47 miles (76 km) west-southwest of Dayton, Ohio. At 23,000 acres (93 km2), it is the third-largest state park in Indiana; its seventeen miles (27 km) stretches between Brookville, Indiana, and Liberty, Indiana, paralleled by Indiana State Road 101.
The park was established as a memorial to those American soldiers who lost their lives in World War I & II. The park is in Union County.

Part of the facilities available to visitors to Whitewater Memorial State Park include Brookville Reservoir. Brookville Reservoir was created as an artificial lake by the United States Army Corps of Engineers in 1974, spanning 5,260 acres (21 km2). The dam which enables the lake is 181 feet (55 m) high and 2,800 feet (850 m) long. Whitewater Lake itself is 200 acres (0.81 km2).
Popular recreation options in the state park include houseboats, five hiking trails, a nine-mile (14 km) horse trail and lake swimming. Bass, bluegill and other small fish are the attractions for fishermen. An archery range is available by the reservoir. Hayrides are also occasionally offered.
Hunters are attracted to the park's deer, rabbits and raccoons. Non-hunted wildlife include woodpeckers and owls.
Within the state park is the Hornbeam Nature Preserve, which features the rare hornbeam trees. It is 37 acres (150,000 m2) in area, and was established in 1974.
Whitewater Memorial State Park hosted the Vietnam Memorial Moving Wall from September 4–8, 2008. It was placed at the beach's grassy southern edge. Surviving veterans of the four counties were specifically honored.
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  • We came in mid April and were the one of the few folks at the park. We had a picnic above the beach area. It was very scenic with the lake and redbud trees blooming. We used the wheelchair...  more »
  • We hiked the Memorial Trail and the Red Springs Trail. Both go through mesic forests. The Red Springs Trail has some steep sections (and some deadfalls). Invasives: Both had bush honeysuckle...  more »
  • I have been coming here for many years now, and it just keeps getting better every year. Many of the campsites are now paved, with picnic tables also on pavement. They have just added/updated their bath houses, very very clean. There are hiking trails, kayak and canoe rentals and some large covered pavilions for large groups. There are also some really nice cabins on the lake where my family spent many Thanksgiving and Christmas in. Lots of trees for shade and plenty of lush green grassy areas. Great place to bring the family to enjoy the out of doors.
  • Our first visit to the campground was a huge success. We picked spot 17 towards the front, it seemed more peaceful for us and we loved it. Plenty of room for our tent (8 person with a screened porch) and to play corn hole in the grass near our site! You have access to BOTH the Brookville AND Whitewater Lake which we did plenty of bank fishing for bass! I am only giving 4 stars due to the roughness of the restrooms at camp. We'd go back for sure and recommend this to campground to others.

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