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Ouabache State Park
Copyright: - Indiana Department of Natual Resources
Ouabache State Park
Description - Kunkel Lake offers excellent fishing. During the summer months, a naturalist will provide information about the natural wonders of the park. A lodge recreation building is ideal for special gatherings and is now available all year. The Wabash River winds along the southern edge of the park, while County Road 100 South is the northern boundary. Many types of wildlife such as deer, fox, and squirrels are frequently seen along the roads and throughout the park. The park is 1,104 acres and was established in 1962.

Attractions - Ouabache features a modern campground, olympic-size swimming pool, seasonal naturalist service, picnic areas, play fields, boating and fishing on 25 acre Kunkel Lake, and tennis and basketball courts. A wildlife exhibit featuring American Bison, commonly known as Buffalo, is located just north of the firetower. An added feature of Ouabache is an asphalt bike trail, accessible at the entrance gate house, which connects to a Rivergreenway Trail outside our boundaries and follows the Wabash River to the east edge of Bluffton. The 10 foot wide paved trail is popular with hikers and joggers also. The entire trail is approximately 3 miles in length. No motorized vehicles of any kind are permitted on the trail.

Recreation - Recreational activities include boating, camping, hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, biking, picnicking, swimming, and interpretive programs.

Climate - Visitors to this state can expect hot and humid summer days that often reach 90 degrees F in July and August. Summer nights bring little relief with an average temperature of 70. Winter can be extremely cold in this Midwestern state with a yearly average of 40 inches of snow and low temperatures dipping to negative 15 degrees F. Winter daytime highs average close to 40 degrees. Spring and fall are excellent times to visit Indiana spring brings blooming wildflowers and daytime highs of 65 degrees F. With falls mild temperatures the leaves in the forested southern regions of the state change to brilliant hues.

Location - Ouabache State Park is located in the southern portion of the state near Bluffton. The entrance to the park is at the intersection of hwy 201 and CO Rd. 100 S.

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Ouabache State Park, 4930 E. St. Road 201 , Bluffton, Indiana, 46714, Phone: 260-824-0926, Fax: 260-824-9402

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