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Prophetstown State Park, Battle Ground

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Prophetstown State Park, named after Tenskwatawa ("The Prophet"), a religious leader and younger brother of Shawnee leader Tecumseh, is located near the town of Battle Ground, Indiana, United States, about a mile east of the site of the Battle of Tippecanoe. Established in 2004, it is Indiana’s newest state park. The park is home to the Museum at Prophetstown, which recreates a Native American village and a 1920s-era farm.HistoryThe park was originally proposed in 1989, but didn't receive funding from the Indiana legislature until 1994. Land acquisition continued through 1999 when the legislature funded $3.7 million for the creation of the park The park was formally dedicated by then Indiana Governor Joe Kernan in 2004. The campground opened the following year and was a partnership with Lafayette as part of the Lafayette Inn tax. Construction of the aquatic park began in October 2012 and was completed in 2013 after lobbying by local officials to drive more visitors to the park and Tippecanoe County.The Farm at Prophetstown has suspended operations effective August 31, 2014 due to a shortfall in donations. All animals have been returned to their owners and are no longer on the property. The organization hopes to resume operations in November for the 2015 season. The Farm at Prophetstown is a non-profit organization that rents approximately 125acre from Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This park still looks new. Super nice aquatic center, visitors center with animals, Indian village and the farm. My 10 year old who Hayes chores woke herself up to go work on the farm at 8:30 on a Sat...  more »
  • Great clean ,well kept property with half of the available sites being full service. The entrance fee for this state park, is higher than any other park in the state? Not sure why that is. We go there...  more »
  • I love this place! The park is great and offers munch to. The trails are peaceful me safe. A true hidden gem of a park!  more »
Google
  • As a state park, its nice but not very wooded like most. Its supposed to resemble the grassy plains Indiana once was. Camping is kind of out in the open and on gravel pads, the full service sites have a bit of trees for some better privacy. My kids love the water park, and we do too, its always fairly busy, but a couple good slides here, decent lazy river and nice kids splash area.
  • Nicely paved walking/running/biking trails. Offers a few pull through camping sites. Too many dogs allowed to poop and pee on sites and walking trails. We have been going here for years now, it has gotten worse. I love dogs but it is getting out of control!!!
  • It is really awesome watching this park grow and develop. Many things to do. Great family fun
  • Nice clean park on the way to Battle Ground. Clean and groomed areas. Good place for the kiddos.
  • Cool variety of hiking trails and a safe dedicated bike trail. But ridng the main road is just fine since there is little traffic. Also great for xc skiing when there is enough snow. Only downside is the pay entry during the main season