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Twin Swamps Nature Preserve
Twin Swamps is one of the northernmost cypress sloughs in the United States. It features a nice trail, a wooden observation walk and deck, abundant wildflowers, bald cypress and oaks. Continue reading
Harmonie State Park Campground
Harmonie State Park campground has 200 sites with electricity and a dump station. It includes a nature center, several playgrounds, a stage, and access to several hiking and biking trails. An Olympic size swimming pool with a water slide is nearby. There is also a youth tent area that hosts groups such as school excursions and rustic cabins available for rent. Continue reading
Harmonie State Park Cabins
Harmonie State Park Campground includes 11 rustic log cabins for rent. Each cabin contains two bedrooms, one with a double bed, one with a pair of bunk beds.
They all have a nice kitchen with all the necessities, including a coffee maker, sofas, chairs, a large dining table and a wood stove.
A screened back porch has a picnic table and comfortable chairs and a beautiful view of the forest.
The cabins are available year round. Reserve early for popular dates. Continue reading
Mountain Bike Trails
Harmonie State Park is a premiere mountain biking destination. Almost 20 miles of mountain bike trails wind through fantastic forested hills and deep ravines filled with towering old growth oaks, sycamore and birch. Features include dirt berms, log rides, and a “rock garden, and a black diamond slope with numerous jumps.
The Sycamore Loop, or Trail #1, takes a mostly flat route and is perfect for beginners or those who just want an easy ride. The Walnut Trail, Trail #2, goes up and down the hills and over the creeks and should only be ridden by intermediate and advanced mountain bikers. Continue reading
Wabash Lowlands Wetland Conservation Area
The Wabash Lowlands is comprised of hardwood forests and several ponds. The area is an important wetland for migrating birds, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. Wading birds such as cranes and herons inhabit the deep ponds and surrounding areas. Native pecan trees and naturally occurring bamboo and cane provide the cover for the wet floodplain forest. Continue reading