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McCormick's Creek State Park

Indiana Southern Lowlands, Indiana

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  • McCormick's Creek runs gently throughout the park.- McCormick's Creek State Park
  • McCormick's Creek carved its way through the surrounding rock over time.- McCormick's Creek State Park
  • McCormick's Creek waterfall.- McCormick's Creek State Park
  • Side view of McCormick's Creek waterfall.- McCormick's Creek State Park
  • Looking down along McCormick's Creek.- McCormick's Creek State Park
  • McCormick's Creek is especially beautiful during the fall when the leaves change colors.- McCormick's Creek State Park
  • One of many trails along McCormick's Creek.- McCormick's Creek State Park
  • McCormick's Creek frozen over during the cold winter.- McCormick's Creek State Park
  • McCormick's Creek waterfall in winter.- McCormick's Creek State Park
  • Large icicles forming at McCormick's Creek.- McCormick's Creek State Park
  • McCormick's Creek is beautiful during all seasons of the year.- McCormick's Creek State Park
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Pros: 
Beautiful waterfall and creek. Caves. Scenic hiking trails.
Cons: 
Crowds around the falls.
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Region:
Indiana Southern Lowlands, IN
Congestion: 
Moderate
Pets allowed: 
Yes
Year round: 
Yes
Parking Pass: 
Park entrance fee
Preferable Season(s):
Spring, Summer, Fall
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Adventure Description

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McCormick's Creek State Park is a beautiful park in Indiana that offers a wide range of activities for visitors. Visitors can camp at a site in the accommodating campgrounds, book a reservation at the Canyon Inn within the park, hike over 10 miles worth of hiking trails, enjoy a picnic, ride horses, or bring the dog and the family to splash around in the McCormick's Creek waterfall.

The campgrounds at McCormick's Creek State Park are open year round and have a range of options. There are Class A campsites that host electric accommodations, Class C campsites for primitive camping, a youth tent area, and an area for group camping. The campsites are spaced out and allow for privacy between campers. In addition, sites have picnic tables and fire pits to enjoy a nice evening by the fire.  

Visitors who don't want to sleep outdoors can stay at the Canyon Inn, which is located within the confines of the park. The Canyon Inn is also open year round and has 76 rooms, a gift shop, common areas, and dining. The Canyon Inn is a great alternative to camping that allows visitors to still enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the park.

McCormick's Creek has 10 trails that create over 10 miles of hiking trails in the park. The trails range from easy and short hikes to more rugged and difficult hikes. The trails in the park are well worth exploring because they lead hikers through tranquil forests, beautiful waterfalls, towering cliffs, and a popular site named "Wolf Cave." The most popular site within the park is the McCormick's Creek waterfall. Visitors can walk along the edges of the cliffs that surround the waterfall and get up close and personal with the falls. Standing right next to the falls and feeling the splashes of water is perfect for a hot summer day.  

Visitors have a vast range of picnic areas to choose from. Some of the picnic areas can be used in the snowy winters because they have a fireplace and shelter; these picnic areas can be used in all four seasons. The shelter houses can be reserved in advance for large groups or parties.  

McCormick's Creek is a tremendous place to explore and is also great for family visits. Family-friendly activities include guided horseback rides throughout designated trails within the park, access to an Olympic-sized swimming pool, playgrounds, a recreation center, and fishing along the White River. Overall, McCormick's Creek is a beautiful state park that offers a wide range of activites for outdoor lovers. It is great for families, but it is also the perfect place to enjoy the solitude of nature.

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