I’m another state park closer to having hiked at all 24 Indiana State Parks! Only 10 more to go! On my way to Michigan this past weekend, I stopped at Potato Creek State Park. It’s not too far off US Hwy-31. I wish I’d had more time to hike and explore because the park is very pretty. There’s prairies, wetlands, and forest. There are six hiking trails, three bridal trails, and a mountain biking trail. There is also a paved bike path that I would love to check out sometime.
I hiked Trail 3. It is a short hike along Worster Lake and Potato Creek. Pulling into the parking lot I saw two wild turkeys! There is plenty of parking areas and grassy areas with picnic tables. I hiked the trail counter clockwise.
My favorite parts of the trail were the raised boardwalk because it felt like I was walking through the trees and the observation boardwalk at Worster Lake. As I was finishing the trail I saw two turkeys but I don’t know if they were the same two turkeys I saw pulling into the parking lot or different ones.
After hiking, I drove around the lake to the Campground Store to buy postcards and patch. On my way I saw a young deer! I greatly enjoyed seeing the wildlife. At most of the state parks I have never been fortunate enough to see much wildlife other than birds so it was a real treat seeing two turkeys and a deer!
I definitely recommend visiting Potato Creek State Park if you’re ever in the area!