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SPRING MILL AND ITS RAILROADS:
A MISMATCH MADE IN CINCINNATI

SPEAKER: DAVID NORD, PROFESSOR EMERITUS

In the 1850’s Hoosiers were crazy for railroads. Hundreds of miles of tracks were laid down across Indiana in just a few years. Two Lines were build through Lawrence County, very close to Spring Mill Village. The New Albany and Salem R.R. passed a couple of miles to the west. The Ohio and Mississippi R.R. skirted the north rim of the Spring Mill canyon, just a few hundred yards from the Mill. Hoosiers loved their R.R. and the R.R. sometimes loved them back, but not always. This Presentation – with photos, maps and documents – is about how Spring Mill and Lawrence County, and Indiana came to terms with the railroad age. The story is complex sometimes quite positive and always fascinating. But for Spring Mill it is not a story that ends well.

$50.00
For reservations, please call (812)849-4508.

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Grab your fishin’ pole and your tackle box!

Today Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish the state’s public waters.

Visit places like Spring Mill State Park or the Williams Dam to catch all the fish that you can.

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FREE FISHING DAYS

Don’t have a fishing license? Don’t want to buy a trout or salmon stamp?

No worries!

Grab your tackle box and your fishin’ pole…
September 26th is National Public Lands Day! Celebrate with free fishing!

This is the day that all Indiana residents are allowed to fish WITHOUT a license or a trout/salmon stamp in the state’s public waters.

We recommend bringing the family to Spring Mill State Park to fish. Make a day of it and have a picnic by the village or take a hike around the Lake. There are plenty of things to do at the Park!
Please call the Park office for more information (812)849-3534

See also Williams Dam and Tincher Pond

 

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Grab your fishin’ pole and your tackle box!

This Saturday and Sunday (June 1 – 2) Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout/salmon stamp to fish the state’s public waters.

Visit places like Spring Mill State Park or the Williams Dam to catch all the fish that you can.

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Limestone, Caves & Karst

Kriste Lindberg has a wealth of experience with Indiana caves and karst and will cover what is unique about our limestone and karst and why these systems are so fragile for stormwater and water contamination. She’ll explain what makes this part of Indiana globally unique.

Learn more about what makes these so special and why we like to call ourselves LIMESTONE COUNTRY.

PLEASE CALL: 812-275-5692 to RSVP

Deadline is June 21.

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VIRTUAL STORY TIME

10am:  Virtual Storytime with the Naturalist #VirtualINStatePark – Enjoy a virtual story with the naturalist.  It will air on Facebook live on Wednesday, Jan. 13th at 10am: https://www.facebook.com/springmillsp/

Schedule a time in advance to pick up a zip lock bag of craft supplies to go with our story.  Geared toward preschool ages.  sbelt@dnr.in.gov or 812-849-3534

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WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Weekends at Spring Mill State Park are never boring! This beautiful park has so much to offer, with the historic Pioneer Village, 9+ miles of hiking, a beautiful lodge & a lake for fishing and kayaking with your friends.

January 23rd
1pm:  Cave River Valley Hike – Come explore this beautiful, primitive property managed by Spring Mill.  Meet Tony at Donaldson parking lot to follow him in your car 15 miles to CRV.  2 hour hike. Very Rugged.  Water-proof/rubber boots highly recommended.

 

PARK ENTRY FEE MAY APPLY
$5 FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
$7 FOR OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

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WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Weekends at Spring Mill State Park are never boring! This beautiful park has so much to offer, with the historic Pioneer Village, 9+ miles of hiking, a beautiful lodge & a lake for fishing and kayaking with your friends.

Saturday, February 13th:
8:30am:  Birding Hike – Meet the naturalist at the Lakeview Activity Center to hear about some of Indiana’s birds of winter.  After, we’ll head out for a hike to find some feathered friends.  Bring your own Binoculars.  Moderate hike.  90 minutes.

Sunday, February 14th:
1pm:  Nature Valentines Hike – Join the naturalist on a hike on Trail 5 as we look for natural objects in the shape of a heart.  Bring your camera to take pictures.  What other unusual shapes/things might we find along the way?  1 mile, partially rugged.

 

PARK ENTRY FEE MAY APPLY
$5 FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
$7 FOR OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

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WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Weekends at Spring Mill State Park are never boring! This beautiful park has so much to offer, with the historic Pioneer Village, 9+ miles of hiking, a beautiful lodge & a lake for fishing and kayaking with your friends.

Saturday, February 20th
1pm:  CRV Hike – REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Come explore this beautiful, primitive property managed by Spring Mill.  2 hour hike. Very Rugged.  Water-proof/rubber boots highly recommended. Register at sbelt@dnr.in.gov or 812-849-3534.

Sunday, February 21st
8am:  Good Morning Hike – REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Start your day with a leisurely hike around the Donaldson Shelter loop. 1 hour, 1.25 mile; partially rugged.

 

PARK ENTRY FEE MAY APPLY
$5 FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
$7 FOR OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

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WEEKEND INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS

Weekends at Spring Mill State Park are never boring! This beautiful park has so much to offer, with the historic Pioneer Village, 9+ miles of hiking, a beautiful lodge & a lake for fishing and kayaking with your friends.

Saturday, February 27th

9am-4pm:  Fish Printing (gyotaku) Workshop:  Gyotaku is a traditional Japanese form of art that fisherman used over 100 years ago to keep a record of the fish that they caught.  Reserve a time slot on the hour between 9am-4pm to come learn a little about the history behind this art while also finding out what is swimming in Spring Mill lake today.  Make your own fish print using our paper or bring your own piece of cloth such as a pillow case, handkerchief, etc.  (something that won’t get washed often)  40 minutes. Only one family/friend group or individual per time slot. Masks required.  Call 812-849-3534 or email Sheree at sbelt@dnr.in.gov to reserve your time slot.   $2 per person.

7pm:  Full Moon Hike – Join Anthony for a 1 mile moonlit hike.  REGISTRATION REQUIRED.  Partially rugged 45 minute hike.  Register at sbelt@dnr.in.gov or 812-849-3534.

PARK ENTRY FEE MAY APPLY
$5 FOR INDIANA RESIDENTS
$7 FOR OUT-OF-STATE RESIDENTS

PLEASE CONTACT THE PARK OFFICE FOR MORE INFORMATION
(812)849-3534

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