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Big Cypress Slough Aerial View

Big Cypress Slough is the largest cypress slough in the county. It is also home to a nest of Bald Eagles that can be seen from the road.

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Mount Vernon Waterfront Boat Ramp

Posey County is a great place to fish. Hovey Lake is one of the best spots in the midwest for Crappie. The Old Dam is fantastic for large Catfish.

Harmonie State Park has two scenic ponds stocked with bass, bluegill and catfish, a creek and bank fishing on the Wabash. The Mount Vernon riverfront is a good spot to cast a line in the Ohio.

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Cypress Knees at Grey Estate

The Grey Estate Cypress Slough is essentially the other side of the Twin Swamp Cypress Slough, and is accessible via a parking area directly across the road from Big Cypress Slough. It has several trails that follow the slough or take the hiker through interesting flat woods.

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Hasting Plants Greenhouse

Situated on a hill in the middle of the historic Hasting farm, which has been in operation for over 150 years out near Hovey Lake in Point Township, Hasting Plants is made up of four greenhouses and a spacious, well-stocked garden shop. Hasting Plants is open from mid- March through mid-June, and for a Christmas open house in early December.

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Hovey Lake is a 1,400 acre oxbow lake where cypress trees that grow out of the water. It is an excellent spot for sightseeing, hiking, bird watching, picnicking and kayaking, as well as hunting and fishing. There is a levee that serves as an interesting trail where it is common to see a nice variety of wildlife, especially herons. A boat ramp provides easy access to the lake.

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A flock of geese fly over Hovey Lake at sunrise

The Hovey Lake Fish and Wildlife Area (FWA) includes Hovey Lake and several other properties that are rich in wildlife and open to hunters. The most common game species include waterfowl, deer, turkey and squirrel; however all the major game species are found at Hovey Lake FWA Hovey Lake FWA uses a combination of restricted areas, restricted […]

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John T. Myers Locks and Dam

The John T. Myers Locks and Dam is a major dam on the Ohio River, near other Posey County Attractions including Hovey Lake and Twin Swamps, just a short, scenic drive from Mount Vernon. There is an observation deck with a picnic table and, if you get lucky, you’ll see barges, or possibly even a paddlewheel, pass through the locks.

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Section 6 Nature Preserve

Section 6 Flatwoods is an uninspired name for a great deer hunting spot and a rare ecosystem that is home to a diversity of plant and tree species. Walking through the preserve expect to see post oak, false aloe, yellow star-grass, Sampson’s snakeroot, starve panic grass and small skullcap on the dry hillsides; wetland plants […]

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The Ohio River is Posey County’s Eastern Border, extending down to the tip of Indiana where it meets the Wabash and helping to create the unique ecosystem we call the Point. Visitors can enjoy scenic points along the Ohio from Mount Vernon all the way down to J.T. Meyers Locks and Dam, or even a […]

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The Point of Indiana where the Wabash River pours into the Ohio.

The Point is where the Wabash River meets the Ohio, most often the first thing people notice when they look at a map of Indiana. It is one of the few remaining examples of a particular environment; a land of wetlands, cypress sloughs, grasslands, and abundant wildlife.

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Visitors check out the Cypress trees from the walkway at Twin Swamps in Posey County, Indiana.

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.

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The Uniontown Ferry Boat Ramp is well-maintained with a large parking lot on the Ohio River where the old Uniontown Ferry used to operate.

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Wabash Lowlands Pond and Forest

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.

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The Wabash River starts at Grand Lake in western Ohio and flows 475 miles to where it flows into the Ohio in Posey County. It was first discovered by Europeans in 1669 by the famous French explorer Robert Cavelier de La Salle while he was exploring the Ohio River.

The name comes from the French spelling of the Indian word “Ouabache,” which means “white.” Back then, the river was clear with many white fossils visible on the bottom.
In the early 1800’s, the Wabash was an important artery for trade with flatboats and steamers transporting goods and passengers. That’s why New Harmony was so prominent at the time.

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Weyerbacher Wetland Restoration Area

The Weyerbacher Wetland Restoration Area is a 35-acre moist soil managed wetland that is flooded during fall and winter to provide dependable and manageable water for critical migration and wintering habitat for waterfowl, shorebirds and other wetland wildlife.

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