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PADDLE THE SPRING MILL LAKE

Are you ready for an adventure? Enjoy the beautiful outdoors at the historic Spring Mill State Park. Grab a life jacket and join Sarah on an afternoon lake paddle!
Meet at the boat rental by the Lakeview Activity Center. 

If you don’t have a kayak, that’s okay! The Park has a few boats to rent. To reserve yours, please email Sheree Belt at sbelt@dnr.in.gov.

 

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

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It’s “Visit Indiana Week”

Celebrate #FamilyFunFriday at one of our a favorite recreational attractions here in Lawrence County. Bring the kids for an exciting adventure!

Midwest Trail Ride
Midwest Trail Ride is a privately owned Horseman’s Campground bordering the Hoosier National Forest. Enjoy access to nearly 100 miles of well-marked trails in the timeless beauty of the Deam National Wilderness with lakes, streams, diverse stands of hardwoods, evergreens and wildflowers… all to make your ride unforgettable.

Bluespring Caverns
At a cool 52 degrees year round and 100 feet below the surface of the earth, explore an underground river. Guides pilot custom-made boats along the subterranean river for over a mile, pointing out native rare Northern blind cave fish and blind crawfish and explain the natural forces that are yet at work creating great chambers below the rolling hills of southern Indiana.

Please keep in mind weather changes before planning out your “Family Fun Friday”

#HoosIN for fun with the fam?

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FIBER ARTS WEEKEND

Thread, yarn, rope – just a few of the important things made of different fibers! Step back in time and see how various fiber-related activities affected our Pioneer Village at Spring Mill State Park!

Join us for fun games and learning! You can even try your hand at spinning, makings dolls, bags, bracelets and toys!

Check them out on Facebook for a full schedule! CLICK HERE.

 

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
Please contact the Park Office at (812)849-3534 for any questions.

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FULL HARVEST MOON HIKE

Join Anthony and Chris on a hike through Spring Mill State Park. Enjoy the sounds of night-time nature and the beautiful sight of the Full Harvest Moon.

Rugged | 2.5 Mile on Trail 3 | 1 Hour 30 Minutes

Meet at the Spring Mill Inn Front Patio

 

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE TO LEARN MORE
(812)849-3534

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SNOW MOON HIKE

Join us at Spring Mill State Park for a beautiful night-time hike, guided by the light of the Full Snow Moon. It may be chilly. Please dress warm!

Meet at the Spring Mill Inn for this 1 mile hike along trail 1.

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

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FULL WORM MOON

Join us for another full moon hike at the beautiful Spring Mill State Park. This month is the Full Worm Moon. Learn all about it as you hike along Trail 3.
Meet at the Inn Front Patio
Rugged  |  2.5 Miles

 

GATE FEE MAY APPLY
PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION (812)849-3534.

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2nd Annual Glow in the Dark Night Hike

“Christmas Edition”

 Start a new tradition with your family!  Join the Spring Mill State Park naturalist on this fun 1 mile easy hike on Trail 7. The entire trail will be lit up for the night!  Free hot chocolate and cookies will be served to take on your hike. Along the way, learn about creatures of the night and their winter survival skills.

Meet at Oak Ridge Shelter parking lot.

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HERITAGE DAYS

Join us at Spring Mill State Park to celebrate the ol’ Pioneer days. Please check back for more information.

Please contact the Park Office for more information: (812)849-3534

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HERITAGE DAYS

Join us at Spring Mill State Park to celebrate Heritage Days!

August 3 Saturday

10:00 to 4:00 Pioneer lawn games (Mill Lawn)

11:00 drop by the toy table in the upper residence and make a thaumatrope (a pioneer toy that proves the persistence of vision)

12:00 to 3:00 Drop by the toy table on the upper residence lawn to see what kind of toys pioneer children played with

12:30 Clay craft at the Meeting house

1:30 Make a leather lacing and bead bracelet (Leather shop)

2:30 Sawmill demonstration

3:30 Play the Game of Graces. This is game has been played since the 1500’s a fun game played with hoops and sticks (Lawn beside the distillery)

4:00 the Story of Sam Bass notorious outlaw connected to the weaver’s cabin find out how (Weaver’s Cabin)

 

August 4 Sunday

8:30 Morning Worship Service

10:00 to 4:00 Pioneer games (Mill Lawn)

12:00 to 4:00 Quilt Show between the Village Residences

1:30 Sawmill Demonstration

2:30 Spinning Demonstration Upper Residence Porch

3:30 Children often made their own toys, stop by the weaver’s cabin and learn how pioneer children made rag dolls, then make one to take home with you.

4:00 Last grind of the day

 

*GATE FEE MAY APPLY*
For questions, please contact the Park Office at (812)849-3534.

 

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Meet Spring Mill Naturalist, Sheree, at the Pioneer Village to go on a special hike to see a hidden cave that most people don’t know about. Keep in mind that this 30 minute hike will be rugged. So, where comfortable shoes!