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Markers & Museums
South East Edition
All three plants ceased operation by 1992. The company ceded 4,500 acres of the property to the State of
for use as a state park. Final demolition of the building on the site should
occur by December 31, 2014.
The Fourteen Mile Creek area is the site of a former amusement park called
The park had a zoo, pony rides, merry-go-round, Ferris wheel, roller coaster,
shooting gallery, cafeteria, swimming pool, and more. In reality, the park was
not on an island, but a peninsula that people could access only by steamboat,
bridge or ferry. Rose Island ,
moved from Portersville Bridge ,
allows visitors access to the old amusement park site via Trail 3 and 7. Interpretive
signage and some displays should be finished in 2014. Dubois County
Full Hookup / 60 sites
Electric / 132 sites
The campground has with flush toilets, hot water and showers. Occupancy limited to 14 consecutive nights. All of the camping sites have electricity and will accommodate trailers. Dump and water-filling stations are available. Accessible sites include a walkway to the comfort stations.
is one of two state parks offering full hookup campsites.
The seven trails at
provide over twelve
miles of hiking experience. The trail ratings range between rugged to moderate,
with Trail 7 to Charlestown
rated Easy. Many have scenic views of Fourteenmile Creek. Rose Island
Charlestown Landing provides boaters with access to the
Anglers with Indiana State Fishing Licenses may bank fish in the
Ohio River from the area north of . Access this area from
Trails 7 and 3. Rose
Visitors to the park will find three shelters on two picnic areas in the park. There are many other picnic tables scattered around the park.