North-central Indiana is home to Potato Creek State Park. At Potato Creek State Park, guests can enjoy 12 miles of park that includes both Potato Creek and Worster Lake. The park is home to biking and hiking trails as well as campgrounds. These trails allow visitors to see all kinds of plants and animals that are native to the area. In addition to the water, there are restored prairies, mature woodlands, wetlands, and old fields in the park that are open for exploration.
The campgrounds in the park are available for those who want to stay in a cabin, an RV, or a tent. With options for all guests, Potato Creek State Park sees a large number of visitors each year for camping.
The area was originally used by native peoples for hunting and fishing purposes. It was first settled by Europeans in the 1830s. There are archeological sites in the park for guests to explore.
Dogs are welcome in the camping area of the park. While dogs are allowed, it is unknown as to whether dogs are required to be leashed during their time in the park. Dogs are allowed on the hiking trails and in and around the lake. However, there are occasionally blue-green algae warnings for Worster beach, which means that dogs should be kept out of the water. Do not let your dog drink water if blue-green algae is present. Humans can swim here, but should shower after swimming. Humans should also avoid getting the water in their mouths.
Boating is popular in the area. Many people like to take their boats out for water sports, fishing, or just cruising around the lake. Fishers can also use the piers to bring in fish. Once you catch your fish, there is a fish cleaning station on-site. Additionally, there are areas for grilling and picnicking where you can eat your fresh catch.