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Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell

#5 of 52 in Nature in Indiana
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.

Visitors have an opportunity to hike on any of the Parks eight graveled hiking trails or bike on the 2 mile mountain bike trail.

Spring Mill has 187 Electric/water camp sites and 36 primitive sites available that visitors can reserve. The park also has Spring Mill Inn with comfortable rooms, an indoor-outdoor pool for inn guests and a restaurant that is open to all.

Picnicking, hay rides, a nature center and an Olympic sized swimming pool are also available.

All park facilities have seasonal operations so be sure to contact the park for current operating hours.
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  • An excellent state park with several hiking trails, high quality programming, and cool places to stop and visit. We spent the day in the park exploring as we waited for the Haunted Village. They did a...  more »
  • I highly recommend a visit to this state park. Lots of free things to do with your park admission. Pioneer Village, lots of trails, and the Gus Grissom memorial museum at no extra cost. The Inn was ni...  more »
  • Beautiful place..stayed in the hotel, as did other family members,in the pet friendly area. Our room was fine but my father in laws room had no working air conditioning, and no working dehumidifier, my sister in laws room was the same. They had to go out and buy fans to even be remotely comfortable. Enjoyed hiking through the woods, and the spring mill village. The park itself is a 5 star experience for me, the hotel, was a 2 star experience. So I would say definitely visit the park, try to find somewhere else to stay.
  • Very fun. The hiking trails are beautiful and each are different levels. Some harder than others. Pioneer village is amazing. Getting to talk through the small village businesses and homes is a one of a kind experience. We love it here.

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