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Fort Harrison State Park, Indianapolis

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.3/5 based on 85+ reviews on the web
Fort Harrison State Park is a state park for many seasons for many reasons. Patrons may enjoy visiting the park all year round, especially in winter since Fort Harrison features the Sledding Hill, one of the biggest in this area. Spring is the season to walk with the woodland wildflowers in full bloom across the park. Summer is the perfect time for a canoe trip down Fall Creek, the major water feature that runs through the north side of Fort Harrison. Autumn brings warm, sunny days and breathtaking fall colors to this, the last forested corner left in Marion County. Enjoy The Fort Golf Course and for an overnight trip, stay at the Fort Harrison Inn and Conference Center.
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  • Fort Harrison State Park is a great place to hike and enjoy nature. There are several trails for both walking and biking. Some are paved and others are not but very well maintained. The park is a nice...  read more »
  • We had a delightful time walking in this beautiful space. There are easy walking trails to difficult trails to tackle. Wonderful picnic locations to enjoy. Clean bathrooms are also found in this beaut...  read more »
  • Very good Park to relax and walk in the open air. All very neat and clean. Recommended tour
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  • Do not ride horses here. The man is very rude and they won't even allow the horses to have any water at the creek when they have been walking all day in the hot sun. The horse i was riding was breathing so heavy. It's cruel and wrong to not let them drink water. The instructor told me if he stops to drink pull his head up. Why? He's sweating and thirsty. She also insulted the horse calling him dumb, lazy and fat for stopping multiple times from exhaustion. She wasn't anywhere near skinny so i found that comment ridiculous. The horses are mistreated. Don't support the abuse of these animals.
  • This is an outstanding state park! It offers many hiking, biking, and running trails. The park also has a horse stable that offer guided tours on horseback. There is also multiple different playgrounds for children to play on. Enjoy history? The park has a small museum that exhibits artifacts dating to when the Natives used the land all the way up to WWII. If you enjoy to fish you have to come here! Fall Creek runs through most of the park and holds many different species of fish. Delaware Lake is my personal favorite of the whole park. There are two docks for family's to fish on or enjoy a picnic. Inside the lake there are tons of different species of fish such as Largemouth bass, Catfish, Carp, Crappie, Bluegill, Sunfish, and they even stock the lake with Rainbow Trout! Which is a fun fish to catch on a fly rod. If you're going solely for the trout though, your best chances to catch them is in late March or early April when they first stock the lake. The park fee is $7 I believe but, if you are an avid State Park goer I would buy the $50 annual park pass. It will get you into Fort Harrison and all State owned parks. All in all, this is a great park.
  • Beautiful park offering hiking, biking, trails, nature sight seeing, fishing, playgrounds, golfing, a hotel stay, and even horseback trails rides for kids AND adults! My boyfriend and I will bring our dog sometimes and she loves greeting new people she meets. A great nature park for a mini break of the day to day bush city life, close to where we live. It's an even better deal when you catch the free park days!
  • Fort Harrison State Park is a great place to visit if you are in the Indianapolis area. This park has some of the best trails in the Indianapolis area. Also consider Skiles Test Park that is very close or Eagle Creek Park on the east side.
  • A hidden treasure in the Lawrence area. I live a lot closer to Eagle Creek Park, but make the drive over here sometimes to mix it up and because it has some really great hiking trails. Can get a little too busy on a nice weekend, though. Big bonus that you can use a state park pass here instead of having to buy a dedicated pass just for this park. Support your parks!
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