Fort Harrison State Park

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Fort Harrison State Park

Indiana

(317) 591-0904

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Things To Do

Overview

Landscape and history blend in a unique setting in northeast Indianapolis at Fort Harrison State Park. The 1700-acre park features walking and jogging trails, picnic sites, fishing access to Fall Creek and two national historic districts. The former Citizen's Military Training Camp, Civilian Conservation Corps camp, and World War II prisoner of war camp is preserved at the park headquarters location. Visitors are welcome to stop at the park's interpretive center to view exhibits and ask questions of park naturalists.

Map of Fort Harrison (IN)

Latitude, Longitude: 39.873302, -86.014811

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Activities

  • Bicycling

    Bicycling is allowed only on paved park roads and the Harrison Trace Trail. Bicycles are prohibited on gravel and dirt hiking trails, and on the golf course.

  • Fishing

    A state license is required. Check park signs and bulletin boards for special regulations.

  • Hiking

    There are seven easy to moderate trails at Fort Harrison State Park. They range in length from one-half mile to two and one-half miles.

  • Horseback Riding

    Guided rentals are available during the operating season from April through October. For more information regarding operating hours, lessons, hayrides and special-event rides, call (317) 541-1866 during the season.

  • Picnicking

    The picnic area supplies tables, grills, toilet facilities, playground equipment and playfields. Shelters may be reserved through the Central Reservation System.

  • Winter Sports

    With enough snow, the sledding hill is open until dusk. Cross-country skiing is allowed on park trails. Woodland walks and winter birding and ice fishing are also popular. Reddick Shelter has a fireplace.

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Directions

Driving

The park is located near the intersection of North Post, East 59th Road and Shaffter Road. Do not use computer mapping directions or the mailing address, they are incorrect. Due to difficulties it will land you in the wrong place. Please call the park for directions.

Phone Numbers

Primary

(317) 591-0904

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