Camp Creek Trail

Fort Harrison State Park

Greater Indianapolis, Indiana

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Camp Creek Trail


  • A small creek winds along below the Camp Creek Trail.- Camp Creek Trail
  • The Camp Creek Trail wraps around a small hillside.- Camp Creek Trail
  • A small stream snaking long its way.- Camp Creek Trail
  • Camp Creek Trail.- Camp Creek Trail
  • View of the duck pond on Camp Creek Trail.- Camp Creek Trail
  • Camp Creek Trail with trail signage.- Camp Creek Trail
  • A mossy tree over the stream on Camp Creek Trail.- Camp Creek Trail
  • Fallen forest foliage on Camp Creek Trail.- Camp Creek Trail
Overview + Weather
Most scenic path to the Duck Pond. Views.
Can get soggy after rain.
Greater Indianapolis, IN
Pets allowed: 
Highest point: 
834.00 ft (254.20 m)
Year round: 
Parking Pass: 
Park entrance fee
Permit required: 
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
2.50 mi (4.02 km)
Total elevation gain: 
155.00 ft (47.24 m)
Trail type: 
Trailhead Elevation: 
763.00 ft (232.56 m)
Typically multi-day: 
Current Local Weather:
Hike Description

Hike Description

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The Camp Creek Trail at Fort Harrison State Park makes for a perfect, mellow stroll through the forest to visit the duck pond. While you are sure to encounter fellow hikers along this route, it is by far the least crowded path to the pond. While most people choose to walk the paved Harrison Trace path to the pond, they are clearly missing out on the wonderful scenery and serenity the Camp Creek Trail offers to its travelers. A small stream and bluff provide interest and scenic views along the way. At the halfway point, the duck pond provides a quiet spot for contemplation.

Park at the Delaware Lake Picnic Area. Then follow the paved Harrison Trace path to the east side of Delaware Lake. Once past the lake, look for a paved path branching to your right. Walk up this paved path for about 100 feet and then look for the Camp Creek Trail sign on your left.

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