Friday, November 29, 2013


Two state parks that are also within easy driving distance of Indianapolis, are McCormick's Creek and Spring Mill State Parks. 

discover RVing IndianaMcCormick's Creek has 190 campsites with electricity. Water is nearby as well as a dump station.  All the comforts of home.

The area was hunted by the Miami Indians before the area became a state park and the Indians left Indiana. McCormick's Creek is the oldest state park in Indiana and is another project of Richard Lieber who was mentioned in a previous blog. 

McCormick's Creek State Park

Visit the Nature Center

Nature Center

Nature Center displays, games and quizzes

Hike the trails.
wolf cave trail

Take a dip in the swimming pool. 

Swimming Pool

Or play a game of tennis or basket ball.

Recreation Center   basketball court outside Recreation Center

Canoeing, kayaking and fishing are available nearby on the beautiful west fork of the White River.

You might even want to drive into Bloomington, Indiana and tour the city that plays home to Indiana University.  If you are lucky, you might find that you are there when an opera, concert, ballet etc. are being performed at I.U. 

Another state park that is close by is Spring Mill State Park. Spring Mill is home to a Pioneer Village.  

The entrance to the Pioneer Village

Spring Mill State Park

The sluice from the mill runs through the village from the river to the power the mill where products are sold. 

When you leave the mill, you can visit other log cabin style shops along the walk.  


John and I found their vegetable and herb gardens.  A Indiana Native flower garden graced the center of the village. 

You will find caves to tour by foot or by boat..  


Entrance to the Grissom MemorialAn addition to the park is the Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom Memorial.  Gus Grissom was the second man in space and one of the astronauts that died in a spacecraft fire.  Grissom is a hometown hero of Mitchell, Indiana, located near the entrance to the park. 

Interior view of the Grissom Memorial

Indiana is more than corn and soybean fields that we pass on the interstates.  Take time to stop and explore.

Thanks for visiting the blog today.  Finally, the Amazon link finally works thanks to our computer guru, Rick.  

God bless you and your activities today.  


  1. Replies
    1. We did not know about the cave tour until I researched the park....Things for us to do when we come home in better weather.

  2. Go to the race car dirt track just S of Bloomington. We drive all the way from MI to go there occasionally. Lots of fun and you can park your RV right there and spend the night.

    1. Thank you, this is good for my readers to know.

  3. Oh...Pioneer Village is for me. The boat ride looks awesome.

    1. We enjoy the Pioneer Village each time we go. The boat ride is on our to do list.

  4. More great parks in Indiana. Who knew? Love that beautiful sluice running righ through town and the boat rides in the cave. Very cool!

    1. Thanks Sherry. This is one of our favorite parks.

  5. Nice parks, but you would definitely wan to look before you leap into that pool:)

    1. That is an example of Indiana's hard water???? Maybe?

  6. Thanks for todays tour of Indianna, more things to check out in better weather as you mentioned.

    1. It is surprising how many people in Indiana camp during cold weather. Not me! Ugggg, I guess that is what we are doing, isn't it. Yuck..... 7 days till lift off.


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