Muscatatuck County Park


First named Vinegar Mills State Park, and then Muscatatuck State Park, this property became Indiana’s fourth State Park in 1921. Ownership reverted to the county in 1968.


Trail

Whenever the weather is nice this is likely to be a busy place; there are large playing fields and organized youth sports teams are major users of the park.


River


Trails

I recommend stopping at the Vinegar Mill (on the left as you’re driving in) and exploring the trail along the Muscatatuck River, especially in the downstream direction.


Outcrop

Impressive rock outcrops line the river here, and the trail can be rather narrow. Other, color-coded trails exist, some of them quite steep.


Directions

Jennings County. From the intersection of US 50 and IN 3/7, go south 1.1 miles on IN 3/7 to the entrance on the right.

North 38 59.430 West 85 37.024
DeLorme 52:E2


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Facilities

Camping, shelters.


Nearby Natural Areas

Calli Nature Preserve
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge
Tribbett's Flatwoods Nature Preserve


References

Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 128
McPherson: Nature Walks in Southern Indiana; Page 92