McCormick's Creek State Park, boasting the title of Indiana's oldest, isn't just another park. It's a living tapestry of seasons, each offering unique experiences to captivate your senses. Whether you're a nature enthusiast, history buff, or simply seeking a warm and welcoming escape, McCormick's Creek has something for you. PLUS: You can get DOUBLE POINTS when you check into McCormick's Creek using your Indiana State Nature Passport

An Any Season Location

McCormick's Creek is fun in any season for the whole family. Whether you want to see the beautiful budding of spring, the lush green of summer, the tapestry of color in fall, or the frozen wonderland in winter, McCormick's Creek State Park has something special for you. 

Trails at McCormick's Creek

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Immerse yourself in a vibrant spectacle of wildflowers painting the meadows, while colorful warblers flit through the trees, serenading you with their songs. Hike along scenic trails carpeted in lush greenery, and breathe in the fresh air invigorated by new life.

Twin Bridges at McCormick's Creek


The woods transform into a cool, dappled haven, perfect for escaping the heat. Lace up your boots and explore miles of well-maintained trails, each unveiling hidden gems like Wolf Cave and Twin Bridges. Gather your loved ones for a picnic under a sheltering canopy, sharing laughter and creating memories that will last a lifetime.


As the leaves turn, embark on a slow drive through a mesmerizing tunnel of golden hues. Beeches, maples, oaks, and hickories put on a breathtaking display, reminding you of nature's artistry. Savor the crisp air and the changing landscape; it is a photographer's dream come true.

Fall McCormick's Creek


The park takes on a serene, almost magical air. Witness the dramatic canyon adorned with a glistening cloak of ice, and watch waterfalls frozen in time. Embark on a contemplative hike, enjoying the quietude and the stark beauty of the winter wonderland.

Beyond the Seasons

While nature paints the backdrop, McCormick's Creek offers experiences that transcend the seasons.

Cozy Comfort

Nestled within the park is the Canyon Inn, a haven of warmth and hospitality. Enjoy a delicious meal, relax by the crackling fireplace, and let the friendly atmosphere melt away your worries.

Canyon Inn

Wildlife Watching

Become an observer in the nature center's viewing room, where feathered friends and other creatures put on a show. Or, keep an eye out while savoring a meal at the Canyon Inn, for nature's wonders are sometimes closer than we think.

History Comes Alive

Travel back in time by discovering the park's fascinating history. Explore the Stone Arch bridge, a testament to the Civilian Conservation Corps, or admire the amphitheater, a legacy of the Works Progress Administration. Visit the Peden Farmstead remnants, remnants of a bygone era.

Stone Bridge at McCormick's Creek

Daily Delights

Immerse yourself in the park's interpretive programs and special events hosted by dedicated staff and passionate supporters. Learn about the park's ecology, history, and more, making your visit even more enriching.

Saddle Up

Experience the thrill of horseback riding along scenic trails led by the friendly staff at the saddle barn. The Saddle Barn offers guided trail rides for the older ones, as well as pony rides for the younger ones, and hayrides for everyone. 

Horseback Riding

Home Away from Home

Choose from historic family cabins brimming with charm or modern, air-conditioned Centennial and Sunset Cabins. Wake up to the sounds of nature and create lasting memories within the park's embrace.

Sunset Cabin

So, pack your bags, lace up your shoes, and embark on a year-round adventure at McCormick's Creek State Park. Each season promises a unique experience waiting to be discovered. Let the park's magic weave its spell and create memories that will last a lifetime.