2020 52 Hike Challenge ~ Hike #2 Blog on February 2

Prairie Creek Park in Vigo County Indiana

General Info

Prairie Creek Park is a park managed by Vigo County Indiana. It is located at 3230 W. French Drive in Prairie Creek Indiana. 

Prairie Creek Park is best known for its Sugar Camp. In late January through early March, maple trees are tapped within the park. The sap is collected and routed using plastic tubing and pump systems to a holding tank located next to the Sugar Cabin. The Sugar Cabin is an authentic log cabin outfitted with evaporating equipment to produce maple syrup.

On its south border, Prairie Creek Park adjoins a 13.4 acre lake. At the front of the park is a small 1.8 acre pond. Channel catfish, large mouth bass, redear sunfish, bluegill, and black crappie can be found in these bodies of water.

Within the park proper, one long, moderate, continuous trail winds in and about the grounds with numerous access points. Find out more information on Facebook by clicking here.

My Visit

The plastic tubing that collects the maple sap can make the trails a bit more difficult to navigate, but this is only from late January to early March. The tubing gets disconnected after this. I haven’t tried the maple syrup, but the park does sell it. I’m sure it’s tasty! The trails are gravel and are usually well-maintained. The trails take you to the lake that is on the south side of the park, and also to the Little Pond on the north side. Scroll down the see the pics from this hike. Click here to see the Prairie Creek Park photo gallery (which contains photos from previous visits to the park.)