Indiana’s first state park near Spencer, Ind., is one of the state’s finest.
McCormick’s Creek State Park, dedicated on July 4, 1916, as part of the state’s centennial celebration, it offers a spectacular limestone canyon, flowing creek, numerous hiking trails, and scenic waterfalls make it a favorite of Hoosiers and visitors from out of state. The hiking trails feature diverse forestry, spice bush and native wildflowers, as well as a trail near Wolf Cave, which will reopen to the public on May 1. The park was named after the area’s first settler John McCormick, who settled on 100 acres there in 1816, along the canyon by the waterfalls. Previously, the land was hunted by Miami Indians. McCormick’s Creek Falls and Creek Canyon are the park’s main attraction. The upper levels of the canyon are around 700 feet above sea levels, dropping to the West Fork of the White River which is near 540 feet. The waterfall attracts many visitors, as Indiana has few waterfalls due to the relatively flat topography. Therefore, even the small falls, of about 10 feet, are of interest.
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