Description - Whitewater Memorial State Park was established in 1949 as a living memorial to the men and women who served in World War II. It is the result of a community effort
in which Fayette, Franklin, Union and Wayne counties joined together to acquire the initial acreage including wooded rolling hills, steep ridges and ravines in addition to level, open fields and a man-made lake.
Copyright: - Indiana Department of Natual Resources
Whitewater Memorial State Park
- Two-hundred acre Whitewater Lake and access to Brookville Reservoir, along with other recreational facilities make Whitewater Memorial State Park a great family getaway.
The Hornbeam Nature Preserve within the park includes an unusual number of hornbeam and hop hornbeam trees. In spring the forest is covered with a dense carpet of wildflowers.
Recreation - Visitors to Whitewater Memorial State Park can enjoy boating on two different lakes as well as camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, picnicking, interpretive programs and swimming. This park also has Twenty modern family cabins available year round.
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.
Whitewater Memorial State Park is located in the eastern portion of the state near Liberty. The parks entrance is located off of state highway 101.