The Indiana State Parks system’s origin began in 1916 under the guidance of Colonel Richard Lieber. It has since grown and developed under the influence of visionaries like Lieber and Lucy Pitchler, as well as groups like the Civilian Conservation Corps. Today, the parks reside under the purview of the Indiana’s Department of Natural Resources.
Discover Indiana invites you to take a journey across the 19th state and take in the beauty and history of the nine parks in this tour. The parks highlighted here showcase environmental sites in Indiana that have largely disparate backgrounds, yet consistently a profound impact on Indiana’s story. From the Spring Mill gristmill to the Falls of the Ohio fossils and everywhere in between, this tour contains some of the most adventurous and educational spots you will find in the state. Come make your down the trails of a park today and take part in your own Indiana adventure!
Please keep in mind that each tour is by no means a comprehensive list of sites in Indiana related to each theme. Please be respectful of private property lines when visiting each of these sites.