Tippicanoe River State Park - Kayaking Trails

Tippicanoe River State Park - Kayaking Trails


Tippecanoe River is a state park in Pulaski County, Indiana, United States. It is located 58 miles (93 km) south-southwest of South Bend, Indiana. Noted for a grove of old-growth white pine trees, the park also preserves more than 2 miles (3 km) of undisturbed wetland shoreline on the Tippecanoe River. It was formed when in 1943 the National Park Service gave to Indiana's Department of Conservation land to form a state park, with other land along the river becoming the Winamac Fish and Wildlife Area. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, the national government established the Recreational Demonstration Area in the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. The Park Service located low quality farmlands with high quality park potential. Along the Tippecanoe River, the Federal Government purchased 7,353 acres (2,976 ha). The high sand content of the soil made this poor quality farm lands. The river way and forest made it quality parklands. Development of the Demonstration Area was undertaken by the Works Progress Administration. In 1943, the property was transferred to the State of Indiana's Department of Conservation as a state park. On January 1, 1959, 4,592 acres (1,858 ha) were transferred to the Division of Fish and Wildlife as the Winamac Fish and Wildlife Area. The state park retains 2,761 acres (1,117 ha) of the original development.

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2.5 km
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