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McCormick’s Creek SP hosts Centennial Celebration, June 24-26
Start Date: 6/24/2016
End Date: 6/25/2016End Time: Midnight
Event Description:
Join Indiana’s first state park, McCormick’s Creek, as it celebrates the centennial of the Indiana State Parks system on June 24, 25 and 26.

An ice cream and cobbler social will run from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on Friday at Redbud Shelter, featuring music by Tim O’Malley. Afterward, storyteller Bob Sander will present “Origins” about the history of Indiana’s state parks.

Saturday will begin with an 8 a.m. “March to the Park” from Cooper Commons in Spencer to the park’s recreation center. Participants can use the newly dedicated MYPath Trail for a portion of the march. A shuttle will provide transportation back to Spencer. Advance registration is recommended at

A Picnic and Family Fun Time will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, with food vendors, games and an interactive art display by the Wagon of Wonders. Smokey Bear will appear from 10:30 to 11 a.m. and again from noon to 12:30 p.m. At 2 p.m., in the park amphitheater, a naturalist from Hardy Lake will show live birds of prey.

Saturday evening will feature a performance by the Bloomington Community Band at 5 p.m. at the amphitheater. At 6 p.m., there will be “S’mores and Storytelling” by the Owen County Civic Theatre near the Canyon Inn fire ring. The evening will conclude with a performance by the Roosters at 8 p.m. in the amphitheater.

Sunday will feature hikes to historic locations in the park, including the fire tower, the canyon, Wolf Cave and the Peden Farm Site.

For a complete description of events, visit

Standard entrance fees of $7 for in-state vehicles and $9 for out-of-state vehicles apply. For more information, call (812) 829-2235.

McCormick’s Creek State Park ( is at 250 McCormick’s Creek Park Road, Spencer, 47460.

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Contact Information:
Name: Sam Arthur
Phone: (812) 829-4344
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