McCormick's Creek State Park
250 McCormicks Creek Park Road
Spencer, Indiana 47460
Toll Free: 800-457-8283
Overview of McCormick's Creek State Park
McCormicks Creek State Park is the first state park established in Indiana in 1916. It was one hundred years after Indiana received Statehood. That was also when the first area resident, John McCormick, homesteaded 100 acres on the site. The park includes almost two thousand acres of forest, campground, trails and fun. McCormick's Creek flows through a rugged limestone canyon, cascading over waterfalls and rapids. It flows into the nearby White River that borders the park on the west. Visitors may stay in Canyon Inn, one of the seven family cabins or in the campground.
Horse Back Riding at McCormick's Creek
McCormick’s Creek Stables 812) 829-8848
Visitors may rent horses at the Saddle barn, or bring their own horse to ride on the bridle trail. There are horse trail tours daily and periodic hayrides. Groups may rent a wagon for a private hayride.
The swimming pool and bathhouse is open to the public and has a concession stand with refreshments. It opens the Saturday before Memorial Day and closes no later than Labor Day.
Located behind Canyon Inn, the lighted tennis courts permit nighttime playing.
There are seven family cabins at McCormick's Creek. The cabins offer privacy and comfort with bedrooms, living areas, kitchens and bathroom facilities. The cabins do not have maid service so visitors must bring their own towels, bedding, plates and silverware. Full weekly rental only is available during the months of June, July, and August. During April, May, September and October cabins are available on a nightly basis. Each cabin accommodates a maximum of six people. Each has a living area, bedroom, bathroom, screened-in porch and kitchen.
Hiking Trails at McCormick's Creek State Park
There are ten trails at the park, totaling 10.7 miles. Difficulty ranges from moderate to rugged and traverse multiple habitats. Trail 3 connects the campground and Inn to a wonderful hike along McCormick's Creek with a good view of the waterfall.
McCormick Creek Picnic Areas
The picnic areas have tables, grills, toilet facilities, playground equipment and playfields. There are seven open shelters and four recreation buildings.
Located near Canyon Inn, the recreation center has racquetball, handball, basketball, volleyball and shuffleboard. There is also a game room.
451 McCormick Creek Park Road
P.O. Box 71
Spencer, Indiana 47460
Seventy rooms of various sizes and prices to suit any need. Studio rooms have a microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker. Other rooms have private bath, telephone, coffee pot, hair dryer, TV and air conditioning. The 160 seat Canyon Inn Restaurant is open year round and features a glass-enclosed porch with a woodland view. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Periodic specials are available, especially during the winter. The inn’s outdoor pool is open to inn guests only. No pets are allowed in or around the pool. Guest and meeting rooms have wireless Internet service.
Camping at McCormick's Creek
The electric campsites have shower facilities, restrooms, hot water showers and a grill. Primitive campsites do not have showers, modern restrooms or electricity.
Electric / 189 sites
Primitive / 32 sites
Youth Tent Areas
McCormick’s Creek State Park features two group camps, Camp McCormick and Camp NaWaKwa. Each camp contains four sleeping barracks, capacity 25 people each. The camp has a large capacity dining hall/kitchen. Each camp can accommodate 100 people. Both camps have a modern shower house located in the center.
Activities at McCormick's Creek State Park
Nature Center/Interpretive Naturalist Services
Saddle Barn & trail rides (812) 829-8848
McCormick's Creek saddle barn information
Swimming / Pool
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