Your pup may be confused at how to say this park’s name, but don’t let that deter you from visiting this delightful property. Ouabache State Park is as unique as its name. With the beautiful Wabash River as its southern border, this park is a pawsome place to spend some time outside with your favorite four legged friend.
For a nice weekend getaway, pack some sleeping bags and stay a night or two in the campground. RV and tent sites are available. And if you are traveling with your whole pack, one of the group sites will give plenty of room. If you are just making a day trip out of your visit, bring a sandwich for you and some biscuits for your doggo and stick around for lunch. Two picnic shelters are available or you can just find a relaxing spot by the river to sit and eat.
Whether you stop by for a few hours or stay the night, be sure to check out the furrific hiking trails. For a mellow stroll, hop on Trail 1. It’s only a mile and it circles the 20-acre bison exhibit. Trails 2 and 3 are both 1.5 miles, while Trail 4 clocks in at three miles. Follow this path as it winds through the pines and hawthorns. At six miles long, Trail 5, or the Ouabache Trail, is by far the longest hike. If your pooch wants to explore the park’s perimeter, see a variety of trees and shrubs, and cross interesting footbridges, this is the best option.
When it comes to the daily entrance fee, it pays to be an Indiana resident. A day at a state park costs locals $7.00, while out-of-staters pay $9.00. Don’t forget to bring some clean up bags and do your part to keep the park smelling fresh. Above all else, have a woofderful time in the park with your dog!