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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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  • We enjoyed our stay last fall at Prophestown State Park. The campground has nice level big sites and some sites have full hook ups. Some sites are more shaded than others. There is just one bathhouse,...  more »
  • Park entrance fee of $8 seems high for November. Visitor center was closed. Park is mostly asphalt paths and tall grass! In good shape but is Indiana's newest state park! Walking trails are limited an...  more »
  • This state park was a really nice surprise. Very well maintained! We also checked out the farm. We were there during the week off season, but it was very obvious that it is maintained by some very car...  more »
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  • This is an expansive park with a variety of on-premise activities. The campground offers both wooded and open sites, with the wooded (not necessarily shaded) loop being the full hook-ups. The park staff said there were master plans to add more camping loops at some point. A big feature that would be nice is WiFi for the campers.
  • The beautiful marshland and the excellent public houses make this a great place to spend a weekend in a tent or a camper. The proximity to the historical Tippecanoe battle site is a great educational experience that puts much into perspective.
  • 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!
  • Wonderful staff. Wide open spaces with no high wires to obscure your view. Beautiful prairies.Peaceful, nice trails.
  • Love prophetstown it the most beautiful stste park. Quite and relaxing. Wonderful trails. The park has such perfect scenery it almost looks fake.