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Pets allowed
Allowed
Guided tours
No
Backcountry camping
Yes
Lodging
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Beautiful waterfall and creek. Caves. Scenic hiking trails.

Cons

Crowds around the falls.

Features

ADA accessible
Vault toilet
General store
Off-leash dog area
Backcountry camping
Waterfalls
Wildlife
Family friendly
Flushing toilets
Shelters
Picnic tables
Cave
Wildflowers
Horseback riding

Location

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