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Welcome to LaGrange County Parks!

The LaGrange County parks have many outdoor opportunities for you … outdoor recreation, programs, environmental education, natural areas to explore, beaches to enjoy on hot summer days and so much more. Each park has distinct character and natural communities. We encourage you to get out and play, and bring your friends.

Pine Knob park

PINE KNOB PARK

254 acres of oaks, pines, soft maples, prairie oak savanna, Mike Metz Fen, and Meteer and Duff Lakes. Field archery targets and a wooded 3-D archery trail with life-sized game targets. $5.00 range fee for 3-D trail. 2 miles of accessible trails. Accessible fishing pier on Meteer Lake. Picnic tables and grills are provided. Program Center is available for reservation.

Amenities: picnic, hiking, fishing, archery, wetlands.
Location: 2835 E SR120 Howe, IN
Park Office: 260-854-2225
Hours: 8am to Sunset; 8am to 9pm May 1 thru Labor Day

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Dallas Lake park

DALLAS LAKE PARK

140 acres on the south shore of Dallas Lake. A sandy beach with a swimming pier for summer fun (no lifeguard on duty). For wildlife and bird watching enjoy the wetland observation deck overlooking Pond Lil, a state nature preserve. A lodge and pavilion are available for group rental. A 1.75 mile walking trail meanders through wetland, prairie, and woods. Admission is $5.00 per car, buggy or motorcycle; or $1.00 per person on bicycles, busses, 10-15 pass. vans; Season pass is $40.

Amenities: playground, picnic, hiking, swimming, wetland, grassy area
Location: 0505 W 700 S Wolcottville, IN
Park Office: 260-854-2225
Hours: 8am to Sunset; 8am to 9pm May 1 thru Labor Day

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Delt Church playground

DELT CHURCH PARK

119 acres of woods, prairie, and mowed grassy play area. Bordered by the Little Elkhart River. On one side of a grass playing field is the MegaTower accessible playground, with zones divided for 2-5 years and 5-12 years. Three picnic pavilions are available for reservations. Throughout the park is an 18-hole disc/frisbee golf course. 2 miles of hiking/biking trails go through the woods and restored prairie. Picnic tables and grills are provided.

Amenities: playground, picnic, hiking, bicycling, wetlands, grassy area, disc golf
Location: 6455 S 200 W Wolcottville, IN
Park Office: 260-854-2225
Hours: 8am to Sunset; 8am to 9pm May 1 thru Labor Day

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Pavillion at David Rogers park

DAVID ROGERS MEMORIAL PARK

Most notable for its six authentic pioneer log buildings relocated to the park. It also is the gravesite and memorial to pioneer philanthropist, Dr. David Rogers. The log barn and picnic pavilion may be reserved – this park makes a great rustic wedding venue. Full weekend rental packages are available.

Amenities: picnic, grassy area, rental pavilion, historic structures
Location: 2355 W 550 S Wolcottville, IN
Park Office: 260-854-2225
Hours: 8am to Sunset; 8am to 9pm May 1 thru Labor Day

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Maplewood Nature Center

MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER

Northern hardwood forest, wooded swamp, and wet prairie. Enjoy walking trails among wildflowers, birds, and nearly 40 species of trees.

Amenities: picnic, hiking, wetlands, interpretive center, classroom available for reservation
Location: 4550 E 100 S LaGrange, IN
Park Office: 260-854-2225
Trail Hours: 8am to Sunset; 8am to 9pm May 1 thru Labor Day
Nature Center Hours: Wednesday 8am-4pm, or by appointment

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Shipshewana Lake

SHIPSHEWANA LAKE

Quiet, lake side, natural park setting for visiting, picnics, relaxing, and playing.

Amenities: playground, picnic, grassy area, lakeside view, charcoal grill, pavilion with picnic tables.
Location: 3180 N 915 W, Shipshewana, IN
Park Office: 260-854-2225
Hours: 8am to Sunset; 8am to 9pm May 1 thru Labor Day

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Nature preserve

NATURE PRESERVES

Our county has over 12,000 acres of preserved land available for natural enjoyment. Bird watching, plant and tree identification, wildlife and nature photography … however you choose to spend your time, you’ll be in awe of our local beauty.

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