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Tippecanoe County Parks

Tippecanoe County Parks, Lafayette, West Lafayette, Indiana

Tippecanoe County Parks Department
4449 State Road 43 N., West Lafayette, IN 47906

It is the purpose of the Tippecanoe County Parks and Recreation Board to administer, program and maintain, acquire, and expand large open space parks and recreation facilities for all County citizens.


Bicentennial Nature Area
North side of Sagamore Parkway between Duncan Road and Schuyler Avenue, Lafayette, IN 47904 [map]
196 acre property featuring a large pond (approximately 70 acres), allows for limited bank fishing, small boat fishing (electric trolling motors only), kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and windboards. Life jackets are required when on the water, and swimming is not allowed. Fishing is currently catch and release only. Bicentennial Nature Area is open on a limited basis from the Sagamore Parkway exit ramps only.

Davis Ferry Park
3900 N. 9th Street, Lafayette, IN 47904 [map]
13 acres; Wabash Riverfront park offering a fishing bridge, boat launch and access to the Wabash Heritage Trail, no restrooms or water are available.

Fairfield Lakes
CR 200 S. & 750 E., Lafayette, IN 47905 [map]
55 acres; 4 stocked lakes with fishing areas and restrooms (see fishing for additional information).

Fort Ouiatenon
3129 S. River Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906 [map]
34 acres; Wabash Riverfront park with picnic areas, 2 shelter houses, grills, restrooms, boat launch. Contact the Tippecanoe County Historical Association for programming information at 765-476-8411. more info >

Goose Island
An island in the Wabash River, located 8 miles southwest of Lafayette [map]
7.6 acres set aside as a nature preserve, boat access only, undeveloped and poison ivy proliferates.

Granville Park
S 700 W. and Division Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906 [map]
14.6 acres. Granville Park is a Wabash Riverfront park adjacent to the Granville Bridge. Located 7 miles outside of Lafayette, off of South River Road in West Lafayette. The park features boat access to the Wabash River.

Heron Island
3900 N. 9th Street, Lafayette, IN 47904 [map]
An island in the Wabash River, just west of Davis Ferry Park — 11 acres set aside as a nature preserve, boat access only, undeveloped and poison ivy proliferates.

Mar Len Park
5000 S. 150 E., Lafayette, IN 47909 [map]
29 acres; shelter house, picnic areas, hiking, lighted softball diamond, restrooms and access to Wea Creek.

Ross Hills Park
8815 W. 50 S., West Lafayette, IN 47905 [map]
Located approximately 12 miles south of West Lafayette. Ross Hills Park and Ross Camp is a catch and release fishing pond and hiking trails are amenities in the park. It also offers camping, volleyball court, softball, and horseshoes. For shelter reservations and David Ross House rental info, call 765-463-2306.

Tecumseh Trails Park
3800 N. River Rd., West Lafayette, IN 47906 [map]
23 acres; across from Indiana Veterans’ Home, overlooks the Wabash River, picnic areas, shelter house and walking trails.

Tippecanoe Battlefield Park
200 Battle Ground Avenue, Battle Ground, IN 47906 [map]
96 acres; includes an 85 foot tall marble obelisk monument to the Battle of Tippecanoe, the Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum offering exhibits and gift shop (admission charged), Wah-ba-shik-a Nature Center (see Nature Learning), a historic chapel, Pioneer Cemetery, picnic areas, restrooms and Burnett Creek access. Park is trailhead to the Wabash Heritage Trail. For shelter reservations and chapel rental, call 765-463-2306. more info >

Tippecanoe County Amphitheater
4449 State Road 43 N., West Lafayette, IN  47906 [map]
166 acres; featuring an 1,511 seat amphitheater available to rent for plays, concerts, church services and corporate events. Open turf grass areas, soccer fields and hiking/biking trail available.

Wildcat Park
201 Eisenhower Road, Lafayette, IN 47905 [map]
53 acres; confluence of north and south forks of the Wildcat Creek, shelter house, access for canoeing, picnic areas, nature observation, restrooms, grills and a handicap accessible fishing pier.

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