Prophetstown State Park
5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906
8.0 miles to Purdue
Indiana’s newest state park offers camping, swimming, hiking, biking, birding, wildlife observation, and more. An aquatic center opened in 2013 and offers a tube slide, lazy river, splash zones and zero-entry wading area. This park is unique because of its mix of habitats including tall grass and wildflower prairies, woodlands, wetlands, and rivers. Take a walk around the Native American village and attend one of the many public programs about nature or history. Several picnic areas can be found, each with its own handicap-accessible playground. Four shelter houses and a campground with 110 modern campsites are available for reservation. The park visitors center offers a chance to see live animals, touch interactive exhibits and read informative displays. And don’t forget to bring your fishing poles for some time down by the pond or river. Park is also home to The Farm at Prophetstown. Gate admission fees charged.
- Miles from Purdue: 8