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Ouabache State Park

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Address: 4930 E State Road 201, Bluffton, IN 46714-9313
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+1 260-824-0926
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11:00 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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This area of Wells County was once occupied by the Miami, whose villages...

This area of Wells County was once occupied by the Miami, whose villages flanked the banks of the Wabash river that forms the southern property boundary. The park name is spelled Ouabache and is often pronounced O-ba-chee. Many of the buildings used on this property were built by the CCC workers of the 1930s. We are located near Bluffton, IN. Ouabache Wonderland of Lights from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. beginning Friday, December 1 through December 31st, 2017. The Lodge Recreation Building will be open for year round rentals beginning April 1, 2017. A swim beach is being added this season. Pool will be open limited hours. Check DNR webpage or FB page for information, or call the park office.

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Well maintained park with lots of options such as hiking, biking, fishing, swimming and camping. Also the unique opportunity to see the bison.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
481darinj
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Bluffton, Indiana
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Bluffton, Indiana
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Well maintained park with lots of options such as hiking, biking, fishing, swimming and camping. Also the unique opportunity to see the bison.

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Louise M, Front Office Manager at Ouabache State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Ouabache State Park. We also offer 1/2 basketball/tennis courts located near the pool and campground, a bocce ball court in the campground with equipment rental available for bocce ball. A baseball field is also available, first-come, first-serve, with base rental available. Our Fire tower restoration will begin late spring or early summer. We have shelter houses... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place I would go to or suggest to visitors to check out. It connects into the river greenway if you wanted a long, paved trail for walking, running, biking etc. There used to be a water tower you could climb and have an awesome outlook but it's currently under renovation. The waterpark area is fun in the... More 

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Louise M, Front Office Manager at Ouabache State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Ouabache State Park. The bison are one of our highlights for all to view with a trail around the entire pen. The Fire tower restoration will begin late spring or early summer. Our Friends group had a successful fund-raising campaign to assist with the costs of the repairs. Our Lake is currently closed with beach construction... More 

Bluffton, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2017

If you are looking to camp overnight, a few days or just come out for a day, Quabache is the place for the whole family. There are trails for bikes or long walks. You can see the Buffalo or just sit by the lake. this is the best State Park in the area.... what a great secret!!

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Louise M, Front Office Manager at Ouabache State Park, responded to this review

Thank you Austin for visiting Ouabache State Park. We offer many other amenities including Shelter Rentals, Lodge Recreation Building rental, seasonal bike and boat rentals, as well as tennis court, basketball courts, volleyball court, Bocce Ball court, and a baseball diamond for use by our visitors. In late May, our swimming pool will open and we hope to have our... More 

Bluffton, Indiana
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6 reviews
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Simple place to get away from the hustle of life. It a great place to do the simple things in life like walks, trail hiking, biking, fishing, and enjoying nature.

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Louise M, Front Office Manager at Ouabache State Park, responded to this review

Thank you so much for visiting Ouabache State Park. We hope you enjoyed the live bison exhibit and trail surrounding it. We have numerous hiking trails and the roads are also quite easily accessible this time of year with less traffic that during the peak season (May -October). We offer camping sites, shelter rentals, Lodge Recreation Building rentals year-round beginning... More 

Warsaw, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2016

We camped the wekend of Oct. 7 - 8 and were fortunate to have great weather. Ouabache is a smaller park that is well maintained. Nice hiking and bike trails. The bike trail continues out of the park along the Wabash River and goes all the way into the town of Bluffton. We took a nice hike one day on... More 

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Louise M, Front Office Manager at Ouabache State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for spending the weekend with us at Ouabache State Park. We are so glad you were able to enjoy such a beautiful weekend. Please plan on participating in some of our Fall Festival Events or attend our Ouabache Wonderland of Lights Festival. Fall Festivals are held the last two weekends in October. Wonderland of Lights is from 6-9... More 

Beaverton, Oregon
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2016

This park offers camping, bicycle rentals, paddle boats and much more. It is a great park to go to and just sit on a bench and relax. There is a fee to enter the park. There are buffalo that would often come up to the fence and just hang out for a bit. There is a nice rocked pathway around... More 

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Louise M, Front Office Manager at Ouabache State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Ouabache State Park. We also offer camping with up to 50 amp. service, as well as a picnic table, and fire ring at each site. Campground A offers paved sites and Campground B offers gravel sites. Two comfort stations are also available to campers with shower and restroom facilities. We will be hosting two Fall Festival... More 

Indiana
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Nice little state Park, camp ground was full, Looked like a nice camp ground, nice shelter area's for get together's ,has a Bison pen, they were very interesting, Have a Swimming pool, it wasn't opened the day we went. Has playground area next to shelter's, all in all nice State Park

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Louise M, Front Office Manager at Ouabache State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Ouabache State Park. All of our campsites provide 50 amp. service. The swimming pool closed for the season on Monday, September 5, 2016. We offer boat and bike rentals Saturdays and Sunday through the Boathouse. We have tennis courts, basketball courts, and a volleyball court for your use. You must provide your own equipment. We offer... More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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37 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

I have ran Parlor City Trot Half Marathon the last 4 years. The camp site is nice, the park is truly beautiful and well kept. Love the woods and trails.

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Louise M, Front Office Manager at Ouabache State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Ouabache State Park offers boat and bike rentals Saturdays and Sundays through the Boathouse. We also have tennis courts, basketball courts, a baseball diamond, volleyball court, and a bocce ball court. Some equipment is available for rental. You must bring your own tennis, basketball, and baseball equipment, with the exception of bases for the... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Ouabache is a large State Park with campground. We love bringing the kids to Ouabache in October because of the Halloween festivities. However, there's plenty to do here in the summer too. There is a large pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, hiking, a fire tower, and the bison farm. Also there are several wonderful running trails. There is also a... More 

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Louise M, Front Office Manager at Ouabache State Park, responded to this review

THank you for visiting Ouabache State Park. We look forward to your return visit. Please mark you calendar for our Owl programming on September 24th and our Wonderland of Lights event that will be held from Thanksgiving through January 1, 2016. Hours will be 6-9 p.m. weekends, and then nightly beginning December 16th. The fire tower will also be animated... More 

Worthington, Indiana
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148 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2016

This old state park has been kept fresh and new-feeling. I especially love their trail system. I used to come here as a kid and it'd still a great place to spend a day. The shelter houses are handicap accessible and there's plenty of parking. The lake is a great place to take a short walk; you can walk all... More 

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Louise M, Front Office Manager at Ouabache State Park, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting Ouabache State Park. Friends of Ouabache State Park are beginning their Restore the Fire Tower project now. They will have t-shirts for sale soon and they also have many exciting fundraisers planned for this fall. Visit their FB page for more information or call us at the Park office 260-824-0926. Thanks for taking the time to... More 

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