Description - In addition to the many recreational facilities that
Potato Creek has to offer, visitors will find a variety of
natural areas. Most of these were drastically altered
by decades of farming and other land uses prior to the
area becoming a park.
In the early 1990’s an active resource management
program was begun at Potato Creek. These efforts will
restore and maintain some of the park’s natural areas
to conditions found here before the area was settled in the early 1800’s.
Copyright: - Indiana Department of Natual Resources
Potato Creek State Park
- A variety of natural habitats await the visitor to this park including the 327 acre Worster Lake, old fields, mature woodlands, restored prairies and diverse wetlands. Each of these offer their own unique opportunities for plant and wildlife observations.
Recreation - Recreational activities at Potato Creek State Park include boating, camping, fishing, horse trails, picnicking, swimming and interpretive programs. There are family cabins available year round. In the winter visitors can enjoy cross-country skiing, tubing, sledding and ice fishing.
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.
Potato Creek is located in north central Indiana about 12 miles southwest of South Bend. The e3ntrance to the park is off of State Road 4.