Parks

Get out and about while in Owen County!


Cooper’s Commons (Spencer) – Beautiful place to picnic beside the White River. Watch the water peacefully flow by or perhaps you’ll catch the majesty of the river when it’s roaring and overflowing its banks.

 

Lieber State Recreational Area – Home of Indiana’s famous Cataract Falls. If you’re into canoeing and fishing this is the place to come! (Just don’t canoe off the falls).

 


Green’s Bluff Nature Preserve – Large wooded riparian habitat with uplands, ravines, tributary valleys, steep cliffs, karst features, hemlock forest and floodplain forest. The preserve also features a great blue heron rookery as well as an old grist mill whose remnants can be found in a bend of Raccoon Creek.

 

McCormick’s Creek State Park – More than 10 miles of hiking trails, including such stops as Wolf Cave and the Falls on McCormick’s Creek; numerous shelters with fireplaces and picnic areas. Complete with tennis courts, an Olympic sized pool, play grounds and playing fields. Estimated over 900,000 visitors per year.

 


Gosport Town Park – Quaint, peaceful environment where you can reflect on the events of the day.

Owen-Putnam State Forest – Hike through some of the best hardwood forests in the country. Fish in one of the many ponds. Horseback ride the beautiful hills, including a view of a 50-foot sandstone bluff. Camp in one of two primitive campgrounds. Hundreds of acres. Estimated over 35,000 visitors per year.