OUABACHE STATE PARK
Ouabache State Park is a 1,104-acre state park property bordering the Wabash River east of Bluffton at 4930 E. Ind. 201. It is operated by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of State Parks and Reservoirs.
Dustin Clark is the property manager. Alec Snelson is the assistant property 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 early April 5, through late October are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Admission Fees: $7 per car for residents daily. $9 per car for non-residents daily. $50 annual pass for residents; $70 for annual pass for non-residents; $25 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 Thursday through Sunday and Holidays 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.
Kunkel Lake: 25-acre lake offers fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, channel catfish and other game fish. License required. Canoe, john 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.