Prophetstown State Park, Battle Ground
Categories: Nature & Parks
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.Put Prophetstown State Park into our Battle Ground holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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As Living Historians, my husband and I were looking forward to seeing this. Unfortunately, it was off season and there was nothing going on. House is nice--straight out of the 1920s. Lots of chickens,... read more »
Prophetstown State Park is one of the newest state parks. There on the premises is an old farmhouse, aquatic center,trails alive with wild flowers, grills, swings, slides and fishing. Oh, did I mentio... read more »
Awesome facility! Something for everyone. There were 9 of us ranging from age 60-4 and no one was disappointed. We didn't eat at the concessions but it was a large area that was separate from the wate... read more »
Enjoyed the park! Nice bike paths throughout and some beautiful settings for group outings. The park is still growing and they continue to add new areas over time. My family also enjoyed the water park which has a lazy river and some slides!
A very nice newer park. Rolling prairie and not very many trees. We camped for several days, very nice. Comfort stations are well kept. Good trails and bike path. Great place to camp, will be even better in 10 years when trees have grown
Love prophetstown it the most beautiful stste park. Quite and relaxing. Wonderful trails. The park has such perfect scenery it almost looks fake.
Very large, beautiful area. Would take multiple days to explore it all. We had a family gathering at one of the pavilions. There was a nice playground area nearby, but the playground had no nearby shade, so it was pretty hot for the kids playing there. Plenty of parking nearby, and the paths were well maintained.
One of the newer parks in Indiana, Prophetstown has worked to develop the park into a destination. As one of the easternmost grassland prairies, it can be hot in the summer sun, a good reason to visit the water park. Plan to stop at the farm to help with the chores and feed the animals. The park also does a good job of tastefully explaining and preserving the Native American significance of the park grounds. I enjoy hiking the miles of trails and when they were younger, the kids loved the large playground.
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