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McCormick's Creek State Park, Spencer

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#9 of 52 in Nature in Indiana
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McCormick's Creek State Park is the oldest state park in the U.S. state of Indiana, dedicated on July 4, 1916, as part of the state's centennial celebration. It is located 14 miles (23 km) west of Bloomington in Owen County. The park receives about 640,000 visitors annually.
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  • My review of the park staff, facilities, cleanliness and natural beauty get this place it’s five stars. Some camping spots are tight but our 23’ travel trailer fits in the spot I reserved. We will.....  more
    My review of the park staff, facilities, cleanliness and natural beauty get this place it’s five stars. Some camping spots are tight but our 23’ travel trailer fits in the spot I reserved. We will.....  more »
  • Beautiful place with lots of shady trails. Some of the trails down to the creek have lots of stairs. Nature center had activities planned most days. Very friendly staff. There is a restaurant in the....  more
    Beautiful place with lots of shady trails. Some of the trails down to the creek have lots of stairs. Nature center had activities planned most days. Very friendly staff. There is a restaurant in the....  more »
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  • This was one of the better parks I have been to. The scenery is beautiful. Nice hiking trails that were definitely a challenge for a semi-accomplished hiker. There were lots of photo opportunities. I was leery of the pack in pack out of trash because many places I’ve been have trash receptacles throughout and still people throw their trash on the ground. I must say their way seems to work as I saw little trash along the trails or on the ground. Quite impressed with how little trash their was. The rustic campgrounds were nice. I seemed a little unlucky in the neighbor department but all in all they were nice. The vault toilets there were actually some of the nicer ones that I’ve used. The only downside to camping in the primitive campgrounds were the lack of showers. I did find the centennial shelter had a real bathroom so it was worth a stop in for hand washing. Also lightning bugs galore.
  • I typically enjoy this park in the summer but this winter hike did not disappoint either. Be sure to check out Wolf Cave, the main falls (off trail 3 that begins at the Inn) and all the cool CCC structures from the 1930’s. In the summer time, you can navigate many of the canyon streams too.

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