Marott Park Woods Nature Preserve


What at first glance appears to be an unexceptional roadside park a small rectangular patch of mowed grass with a shelter house - proves much more on further inspection. Soon you'll find yourself traversing a network of trails that meander through rich woods.

There are large trees here, and many different wildflowers cover the ground in spring - May apple, celandine poppy, bloodroot, and toothwort are all common. Williams Creek, flowing south, bisects the park north/south.

Cross by wading, or walk up to 75th Street and over the bridge to the less impressive northeastern portion of the preserve. The Monon Trail bounds the preserve to the east, with several informal access points along it.


Directions

Marion County. From I-465 Exit 31, South 2.7 miles on Meridian to 75th St., then left 0.6 miles to College, then right 0.25 miles to lot on left.

North 39 53.226 West 86 08.733
DeLorme 39:G8


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Facilities


Shelter house.


Nearby Natural Areas

Eagle Creek Park
Fort Harrison State Park
Holliday Park


References

Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 87
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
McPherson: Nature Walks in Southern Indiana; Page 520