Ouabache State Park
August 10, 2011
OUABACHE STATE PARK
Ouabache State Park is a 1,104-acre state park property bordering the Wabash River east of Bluffton at 4930E-Ind. 201, Bluffton, IN, 46714. It is operated by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks and Reservoirs.
Scott Crossley is the property manager. Mike Miller is the assistant manager.
Directions: Take Ind. 124 east from Ind. 1 to Ind. 201, turn south and follow state park signs to main entrance.
Telephone: 260-824-0926; Fax No.: 260-824-9402
Office Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday from November through March 31. Daily hours April 5, 2014, through Oct. 26, 2014, are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. seven days a week.
Admission Fees: $5 per car for residents daily. $7 per car for non-residents daily. $40 annual pass for residents; $60 for annual pass for non-residents; $20 Golden Hoosier Passport. Fees collected seasonally when the office is open seven days a week. (Subject to change)
Camping Facilities: 124-site electric campground with modern restrooms and shower facilities. Reservations available from early May to late October through Central Reservation System at 1-866-622-6746 or online at www.CAMP.IN.Gov
Primitive Youth Tent Campground for approved youth groups under adult supervision.
Swimming Pool: Generally open daily from noon to 6 p.m. Memorial Day to late summer. Open on weekends through Labor Day if staffing permits. Hours and dates subject to change. Contact the office for more information. $3 per person per day, includes water slide. $50 pool permit for 25 visits ($25 savings).
Kunkel Lake: 25-acre lake offers fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish and other game fish. License required. Canoe, jon boat and paddle boat rental available.
Recreational Opportunities: Hiking trails, paved bike trail, bison exhibit, firetower, naturalist activities, playground equipment, picnic shelters, play fields and tennis/basketball courts. A paved bike trail extension connects Ouabache State Park to the Bluffton Rivergreenway Trail for a combined distance of almost 5 miles.