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Nice Park

The Park is a nice park, it had hiking, paddle boats and canoes, fishing, swimming. There is also a... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
Teresa M
Nice State Park

This Indiana state park offers boating, camping, and all sorts of outdoor activates. Great for... read more

Reviewed June 14, 2018
Sherlock6142
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

We visited on a Thursday mainly just to do a couple trails. We saw on the website that there was a snake show in late morning so we did a trail and then took in the show. It was about 45 minutes long and was an excellent presentation of the many snakes that are native to the area. The naturalist did a wonderful job of keeping the attention of 10-12 kids under about 12 while also entertaining the adults. They had live and formerly live displays of many local animals in the nature center that we looked at before and after the show. We only scratched the surface of the trails by hiking up to the fire tower. There was a great 360 degree view of the are from the top of the tower. The trail was pretty steep but managed well even by our 7 year old. There is a nice, quiet fishing lake and a beach with rental kayaks and paddle boats.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

This Indiana state park offers boating, camping, and all sorts of outdoor activates. Great for that. But I came here wanting to visit Abraham Lincoln history, and was a little disappointed. The park's main purpose is recreation. Lincoln history just happen to be there. I felt some of the signage was difficult to understand. Having said that, the Lincoln history here is well preserved and accessible. The main draw is the Little Pigeon Baptist Church and the grave of Sarah Lincoln Grigsby, the sister of Abraham Lincoln. These locations are accessible by car and parking is clear by.

Admission to the park is $7.00 for Indiana residents and $9.00 for people from our of state.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

We had a half day to sight see before we checked into our accommodations so we stopped here first after our drive to eat our lunch and explore. The kids really liked the Nature Center. They also have a huge amphitheater which was really cool to see. There are several trails to walk, however, we did not hike any of them as we only had so much time to spend there. The Lincoln monument area near the entrance of the park was neat to see too. It was great to spend time in nature and learn a few things too!

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank Stacy L
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Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Brought my 2 youngest to enjoy the water and beach area at the lake. They had a blast! Lots of picnic areas, playground equipment, and lovely scenery!

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

What is usually one of the highlights of our yearly camping excursions turned into an unpleasant experience. We were greeted with a $9.00 entry fee after already paying premium camping prices for a 3 night stay. If the indiana state parks dept. continues to hike their state park prices, people will be thriftier to go to a private campground. Also, private campgrounds don’t close their shower houses & still expect to charge full prices. Yes there was one open at the top of the hill, however no mention of the one being closed near our camper until we arrived. The DNR constantly were an irritation. we were too loud, DNR directed handicapped people park in overflow lot and walk down to campground. Really? Interrupted a harmless childrens activity which lasted one hour but used a PA system ( which they said needed a permit). this was done last year & they had no problem with it. DNR constantly appeared when unwanted but did nothing about the noise they made with their generator on Monday as we were trying to visit around our campfire. This is a beautiful park and the group we were with had 49 units. You would think the DNR would be a little more receptive to people that support & help with their salary.
If you have another option to view the beauty of autumn in Indiana, I would recommend it.
Really disappointed in what is usually a great weekend of fellowship with friends.

Date of experience: November 2017
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