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Location and Contact Information

Potato Creek State Park is located in North Liberty, Indiana, incorporating scenic landscapes, wildlife, and a variety of recreational activities.

  • Address: 25601 State Road 4, North Liberty, IN 46554
  • Phone: (574) 656-8186

Hours of Operation

  • Park hours may vary by season, usually opening at 7 AM and closing at dusk.
  • The park office hours are typically from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM, but it's advisable to check in advance for any changes, especially around holidays.

Entrance Fee

  • Daily entrance fees for in-state plates are lower than for out-of-state plates. Rates are subject to change, so it's recommended to check the current fees before your visit.
  • Annual passes are available for frequent visitors, providing unlimited access to the park.

Camping Facilities

Potato Creek State Park offers a range of camping facilities including:

  • Family Campground: Offers electric hookups, restroom and shower facilities. Reservations are recommended, especially during peak season.
  • Youth Tent Areas: Intended for organized youth groups such as scouts. These sites often have basic amenities and require reservations.
  • Cabins: For those looking for a more comfortable stay, the park has cabins available for rent.

Activities

The park provides various outdoor activities such as:

  • Hiking and Biking: There are several miles of trails for hiking and biking with varying levels of difficulty.
  • Fishing and Boating: The park features a 327-acre lake, Worcester Lake, where visitors can enjoy fishing or boating (electric motors only).
  • Swimming: A beach area is available for swimming during warmer months.
  • Picnicking: There are picnic areas with tables and grills situated throughout the park.
  • Wildlife Viewing: As a state park, it's a natural habitat for various wildlife species. Observational platforms and bird watching are popular.

Park Rules

  • Campfires are permitted only in designated areas and must be attended at all times.
  • Alcohol is prohibited in most Indiana State Parks, including Potato Creek.
  • Pets are allowed but must be kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet.
  • Quiet hours are typically enforced from 11 PM to 7 AM.
  • It's important to practice 'Leave No Trace' principles, ensuring you leave the park as you found it.

Reservation Information

  • Campsite and cabin reservations can be made online through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources reservation system or by calling the reservation line.
  • Booking in advance is particularly important during the busy season or if planning to camp over a weekend or holiday.

Local Attractions

In addition to park amenities, you may explore nearby attractions:

  • The University of Notre Dame: Just a short drive away in South Bend.
  • Amish Country: Explore the culture and cuisine of the nearby Amish communities.

Accessibility

  • Potato Creek State Park has made efforts to ensure the facilities are accessible to everyone, but it's best to contact the park directly for specific concerns or to inquire about the accommodations for those with disabilities.

Before you head out, it's always a good idea to check the latest weather conditions and park advisories, as this can impact park operations and the availability of certain facilities or activities.

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