New Harmony, IN 47631
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Harmonie State Park is located "on the banks of the Wabash" 25 miles northwest of Evansville. Camping and cabins, shady picnic areas, ravines, and pristine landscapes await you here. This is a trail lover's paradise. Trails for walking, biking, mountain biking, and nature hikes will lure you for a visit.
New Harmony was the home of Thomas Say from 1826 until his death in 1834. Say is considered the Father of North American Entomology, the science, and study of insects. Say was living in New Harmony, in Posey County, when he first described the Say’s Firefly (Pyractomena angulata), in 1826. Say’s Firefly became Indiana’s state insect in 2018.
Nearby New Harmony State Historic Site honors two unique communities from the early 1800s. The Rappites located here in 1814. They were fleeing from religious persecution and awaiting the impending millennium. In 1824, the Owenites brought many great scientists and philosophers into the area when they purchased the Rappites holdings.
- Boat Launch Ramp / Wabash River
- Nature Center/Interpretive Naturalist Services (seasonal)
- Shelters (Shelter Reservations)
- Bridle Trail
- Bicycle Trail
- Hiking Trails
- Mountain Bike Trails
Camping - See campground maps under MAPS tab
- Electric / 200 sites
- Youth Tent Areas
- Campground Reservations
- Dumping Station
Note: For trail locations, view the property map under the MAPS tab.
1. MODERATE (1 mile)— A relatively short trail leading from the youth tent campground into a ravine and gradually ascending into wooded areas and grassy plateaus. This trail returns to the youth tent area.
2. MODERATE (1.5 miles)—Leads from the modern campground between wooded hills, descending to a small stream. Meanders on an old country road next to a fast-flowing brook, with some steep hills in certain places. Returns to the modern campground entrance.
3. MODERATE (1 mile)—Begins at the Poplar Grove picnic area and continues past the water tower. Overlooks a small stream, which it eventually crosses. Returns to picnic area after ascending a steep hill.
4. MODERATE (2.5 miles)—A fairly long trail with steep hills, winds through natural forests descending into ravines across two streams. The trail joins three picnic areas, any of which may be used as a starting point. Follows a short section of Trail 1.
5. EASY (.75 mile)—Beginning near the campground gatehouse, crosses the dam on a small wildlife pond, and returns to the campground. This is a good trail for observing pond life and white-tailed deer.
6. EASY (.75 mile)—Three-fourths of a mile, easy trail. Begins and ends at Cherry Hill picnic area.
River Walk (.25 mile)—This walk follows the Wabash River from the picnic area to the boat ramp.
PLEASE STAY ON MARKED TRAILS.