2021 Roadtrip to Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area in Terre Haute Indiana on October 13th

My visit

I don't watch the local new much anymore, but I did catch a segment on the Wabashiki Fish & Wildlife Area on News 10. The segment talked about the area and the trail. I have known about this area for a few years now, but I wasn't sure if the trail was finished. Well, I decided to grab Tracy and go check it out. My planning wasn't the greatest because we ended up walking over 6 miles. That's not a big deal, but it just wasn't what we were expecting! This trailhead is at Dewey Point along US 40 in West Terre Haute. From there, you just follow it along. You will enjoy sites of the FWA on one side and sites of West T on the other side. There is a pond that you can walk around as well. I took most of my pics at this pond. The trail takes you under I-70 twice. I'm not going to lie, this FREAKED me out! All I could picture was a semi flying off the overpass and killing us. It was a less than stellar feature along the trail! The trail does end in a residential neighborhood. You have to walk down some city streets in order to get to the newly built boardwalk which runs along US 40. The boardwalk is very nice. Be aware that folks on bicycles also use this boardwalk. The chances of me returning again to walk the entire trail is slim, but I might just return to walk part of it!

General Info

(from https://vigoparks.org/dewey-point/ and https://www.in.gov/dnr/fish-and-wildlife/files/fw-Wabashiki_FWA.pdf)

In 2009, Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department partnered with Indiana Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) to purchase over 800 acres of Wabash River bottomland with the support of an Indiana Heritage Trust grant. The 800 acres is located directly across the river from the City of Terre Haute. The land extends south of US 40 and continues just south of I-70. Previous usage of the property was agricultural purposes. In 2007, the previous owners signed a perpetual easement with IUSDA Wetland Reserve Program. The purchase of 800 acres of Wabash River bottomland was to provide recreational opportunities for the citizens of Vigo County and a natural habitat for the native and migratory wildlife. This area has been named the Wabashiki State Fish and Wildlife Area.

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My 2021 Roadtrip Slideshow


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