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Spring Mill State Park, Mitchell

(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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  • I live 5 miles away & go here almost daily for a hike. Spring Mill is a precious treasure! Anybody who can't find something here to enjoy just needs to move on to the big city. If you're all about sho...  more »
  • I visited here as a child, and now I'm bringing my granddaughter here. She enjoyed the Pioneer Village, but had more fun just looking for unusual rocks in the creek. She found this one & kept it becau...  more »
  • It poured rain the day we went to the park, so it was a cozy night to spend indoors. We walked a closed Pioneer Village on Monday, and had fun peeking in the windows and reading about the village. Muc...  more »
  • This place is absolutely unique. There are plenty of trails to hike and caves to visit. If you are looking for a place to relax and have as little or as much fun as you want, this is it. The hotel has country style charm. The best part in my opinion is the village with its quaint, back-in-time feeling you get while walking among historical buildings. This place deserves a days and a nights visit. Campers are welcome anytime. Enjoy!
  • Visited on a Sunday to have lunch at the buffet. Large salad bar, I ate mostly off the hot bar which had plenty of cooked vegetable and three or four meats to choose from. I was pleasantly surprised by the desert selection with three or four kind of pies and three or four kinds of cake as well. I was also surprised to see someone still cooking omelets at noon. After lunch took a quick drive around the park and saw a deer. Would gladly go back when I'm in town.
  • 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.
  • Trail 5, around the lake, is an easy hike for people in moderate physical condition. Much quieter and less crowded than the Pioneer Village, located to the west of the lake.