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Location and Overview

Whispering Winds East Shelter is one of the facilities available for visitors at Potato Creek State Park, which is situated in North Liberty, Indiana. As a part of the state park system, this shelter offers a scenic outdoor setting suitable for various group activities such as picnics, family reunions, and casual gatherings.

Reservations and Capacity

  • Capacity: The shelter can accommodate a certain number of guests, so check with the park for specific capacity limits.
  • Reservations: You can usually reserve the shelter in advance through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources reservation system, either online or by phone. Reservation details, including cost and booking window, should be confirmed directly through the park's official channels or website.

Facilities and Amenities

  • Shelter Features: Typically, shelters like Whispering Winds East may provide picnic tables, grills, and nearby restroom facilities. Accessibility features should also be checked if needed.
  • Electricity and Water: Check if the shelter has electrical outlets and potable water. Some shelters do offer these amenities, while others may not.
  • Playground: There may be a playground near the shelter, which can be an important consideration for families with children.
  • Nearby Attractions: The park might also offer nearby trails, fishing areas, or boat rental opportunities. It's good to know what activities are available close to the shelter for planning your visit.

Park Activities

Potato Creek State Park is known for a wide range of outdoor activities including:

  • Hiking: Explore various trails throughout the park.
  • Cycling: Bike paths are available for those bringing along their bicycles.
  • Fishing and Boating: The park has a lake that offers fishing and boating activities.
  • Swimming: There may be a beach area for swimming during warmer months.
  • Wildlife Observation: The park is a great place to watch for local wildlife and birds.

Rules and Regulations

Be sure to follow state park rules which typically include:

  • Alcohol: Some state parks prohibit alcoholic beverages. Confirm regulations for Potato Creek State Park.
  • Pets: Pets often must be on a leash, and some areas may be off-limits to pets.
  • Fees: Aside from shelter reservation fees, there may be park entrance fees.
  • Noise: Most parks have noise restrictions, especially after certain hours.
  • Cleanup: Groups using the shelter are usually required to clean up and leave the area in the condition it was found.

Weather and Season Considerations

Indiana weather can vary by season, so preparation is key:

  • Summer: Expect warm and humid conditions; prepare with sunscreen and hydration.
  • Winter: The park can be cold and snowy; shelters might be closed or have limited access.
  • Spring/Fall: Weather can be unpredictable; pack for potential temperature swings and rain.

Accessibility and Special Requirements

  • ADA Accessibility: Ensure the shelter meets any accessibility requirements for your group.
  • Special Permits: If you're planning a large event or something out of the ordinary, check if you need a special permit.

Contacting the Park

For the most accurate and up-to-date information, it is always best to contact Potato Creek State Park directly. They can provide specific details about the Whispering Winds East Shelter, help with reservations, and answer any questions about park services and regulations.

  • Phone Number: Contact the park's main office.
  • Email: Some parks offer email communication for inquiries.
  • Website: Visit the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website or the park's dedicated page.

Visiting a state park shelter like Whispering Winds East can be a delightful outdoor experience. Proper planning and adherence to park rules will ensure a smooth and enjoyable visit for everyone involved.

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