Fort Harrison State Park


Fort Harrison State Park is a relatively new State Park. There is an entrance fee.


Trails

There are several trails, but the Fall Creek Trail gets my vote as the best. It begins at the northeast corner of the Delaware Lake parking area and follows Fall Creek upstream, passing through bottom land rich in spring wildflowers.


Fall Creek

At one point, it passes over a boardwalk and observation deck, and then begins climbing before turning south and connecting with the Camp Creek Trail, which will take you back toward your origin.


Trail

Along the way, it passes a pond with lily pads and goes through nice woods. The Lawrence Creek Trail is a pleasant two-mile lollipop through recent woods, but neighboring houses are too close for my taste.


Directions

Marion County. From I-465 Exit 40, east 2.0 miles on 56th Street to Post Road, then left 0.5 miles to 59th Street, then left again into the park.

North 39 51.760 West 86 00.641
DeLorme 39:G9


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Facilities

Bathrooms, water, inn.


Nearby Natural Areas

Holliday Park
Marott Park Woods Nature Preserve
Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve


References

Bloom: Hiking Indiana; Page 94
Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 85
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
McPherson: Indiana Best Hikes; Page 248
McPherson: Nature Walks in Southern Indiana; Page 521