Prophetstown State Park, Battle Ground

3.9
#59 of 103 in Parks in Indiana
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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  • Spent an enjoyable afternoon here with our two teen children. There is a small visitor center that gives a nice overview of the history of the area. The indian village is interesting with recreations ...  more »
  • This is a great little park that is off the path far enough to be less crowded than most State Parks. It offers some great walking/biking paths as well as a couple of small trails that are close to th...  more »
  • I love going here because they have the best swimming area in the summer time for young kids. I take my grandson a lot during the summer and there's always room to swim or play. They also have a great...  more »
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  • 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.
  • My running buddy and I found this gem of a place for our long runs. Very flat and well maintained. We've already been back several times.

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