Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Phrophetstown State Park

Another day trip from Indy is Phrophetstown State Park near Battleground, Indiana.
Phrophetstown is named after the Shawnee Indian, "The Phrophet" 
 who was involved in the nearby Battle of Tippecanoe.

Phrophetstown is mostly a tallgrass prairie,
 but also has a working farm and recreated Indian village.

The farm is operated using 1920's methods 

And uses Belgian horses to pull the farm implements.

 The park also has a new aquatic center, perfect for the sunny days on the prairie.

There are 4 miles of trails.
Please excuse the unusual photos, I accidentally left my camera on sketch mode,
 so the pictures from our prairie hike appear as sketches.
Kinda neat, I think.

We hiked past the fishing lake.

 Saw lots of butterflies

 And wildflowers

There were board walks for swampy areas,
although today it was dry and hot.

Be aware that the prairie has very little shade and bring water.
The park map stated that they will be opening 5 more miles of trails later this year.
The new trail #4 will wander along the Wabash River.

 There are 110 campsites in the campground, all having electricity.

Another fun day in Indiana!


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