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Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell

Categories: State Parks, Historic Sites, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Spring Mill State Park offers a powerful illustration of the link between the natural and cultural worlds. The water flowing from several cave springs led to the founding of an industrial village in the early 1800s. Pioneer entrepreneurs took advantage of a constant water source that never froze, using it to power several gristmills, a wool mill, a saw mill, and a distillery. In turn, pioneer settlers shaped the landscape around the village, clearing land for agriculture and timber.

Visitors have an opportunity to hike on any of the Parks eight graveled hiking trails or bike on the 2 mile mountain bike trail.

Spring Mill has 187 Electric/water camp sites and 36 primitive sites available that visitors can reserve. The park also has Spring Mill Inn with comfortable rooms, an indoor-outdoor pool for inn guests and a restaurant that is open to all.

Picnicking, hay rides, a nature center and an Olympic sized swimming pool are also available.

All park facilities have seasonal operations so be sure to contact the park for current operating hours.
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  • Couldn't have asked for a more perfect time! Visited the very interesting pioneer village, hiked well-maintained scenic trails, and enjoyed a picnic lunch by the stream. Spring Mill is one of our favo...  read more »
  • We were at the park on Tuesday and Wednesday, October 4 and 5, 2016. The weather hypnotized us and the park was so peaceful with hardly any visitors. Deer and hawks greeted us, as did a lake to read b...  read more »
  • Great Park with some nice views. Hiking trails are really good for all hikers. Everything is pet friendly but the pioneer village 
  • This was a nice, clean state park. The limestone was evident along the roads. The limestone inn was well maintained and beautiful. It was fun swimming in the treetops in the indoor/outdoor pool. The reason I only gave it four stars is I would have expected more free amenities for the high price of the room. They had free small towels at the pool and free coffee and hot tea. We had to pay admission to the park to get to the inn initially, which increased the price of the stay. The rooms were clean, but had no extras, which would be more like a room for less than a hundred dollars a night.
  • Spring Mill State Park is a very nice state park. There are plenty of enjoyable paths to walk and the historical area has a working mill which you can buy some great fresh cornmeal at. The inn is also a very cozy place, with plenty of space to hang out outside of your room. I love coming here and hope to come back soon.
  • My boyfriend and I spent a day/night at the park and inn. We loved walking around the Pioneer Village and hearing the people talk about which building was used for what. The inn was relaxing, comfortable, and quiet. The breakfast buffest was also good. We will definitely be back to walk the trails once it gets warmer and to stay another night at the inn.
  • I loved the Spring Mill Inn. Every level of the Inn is very spacious and well laid out. My Grandchildren had a great time in the pool located at the Inn. When you visit Spring Mill make sure you visit the Virgil "Gus" Frisson Memorial. My Grandson was not interested in space at all until he toured the Memorial. He was amazed!
  • Great park. I liked the hiking trails and the village. The village gives this park a unique experience from the rest of the state parks in indy. The Inn isn't fancy. In fact it is a little dated and the rooms are small, but again, they're unique because of the hand made quilt and rocking chairs.
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