These parks come to life every Spring!

Spring Into Nature This Season: Parks That Perk-Up in the Evansville Region

Angel Mounds Newburgh

Happiness sprouts every Spring at these Evansville Region parks!  

Here in the Magical Midwest, we get to experience the beauty of every season. But when the crisp chill of Winter makes way for fresh flower blossoms and sunshine, there's an undeniable buzz in the air!

There's no better place to experience the joys of Spring than at the park. The tall trees are budding, the leaves are sprouting, and the birds come alive. 

Whether you're looking to hike the toughest trails, or you prefer a place of escape, these Evansville Region parks are blooming with Springtime charm!


Audubon Park
3100 US 41 North, Henderson, Kentucky

John James Audubon State Park

This stunning state park located just minutes from Downtown Evansville is the perfect combo of nature and education. 

The peaceful woods of this park were once walked by John James Audubon, as he studied the subjects of his paintings. While you're here, be sure to check out the museum and nature center that highlights his work. 

Hikers can enjoy the 6 miles of trails, while boaters take advantage of the beautiful lake. If you're bringing the family, pack lunch and relax at one of the many picnic areas, or reserve a campsite among the trees. 

Just outside the park entrance are the Audubon Wetlands featuring a 750 foot boardwalk allowing visitors to be a part of this unique habitat. Keep your eyes might spot a beaver, otter, waterfowl, woodland bird, turtle, or a frog!






Angel Mounds
8215 Pollack Avenue, Evansville, IN

Angel Mounds State Historic Site

The Angel Mounds State Historic Site is a well-preserved, pre-contact Native American site that sits right here in the Evansville Region!

Although this site is open year-round, the grounds become even more accessible in the Springtime, and the beauty of the area blooms.

The 500-acre non-archaeological portion of Angel Mounds contains the nature preserve, hiking and biking trails, and an 18-hole disc golf course.

The Angel Mounds loop (roughly 4 miles) leads you to an unexpected slice of archaeological history and stunning scenery!



Lincoln State Park
Indiana 162, Lincoln City, IN 

Lincoln State Park

This Evansville Region park (and childhood home to our nation's 16th president) is full of fascinating facts and beautiful scenery!

A visit to the dense forest of Lincoln State Park is like talking a walk in Abraham Lincoln's shoes when he was a young boy. 

There's so much to do at Lincoln State Park in the Spring! The 1,747 acre park has 10 miles of hiking trails, two scenic lakes, a beach area, paddle boating, fishing, an interpretive center, and a  nature center.

Staying the night? Take the family to Lincoln to camp at a primitive site or enjoy a cozy group cottage.


Harmonie State Park
3451 Harmonie State Park Road, New Harmony, IN

Harmonie State Park

Trail lover's...this one's for you!

You've been cooped up all Winter, and now its time to get out and hit the trails at Harmonie State Park! Harmonie has well-maintained trails for biking, mountain biking, hiking, and nature walking. 

This picturesque park is located just 25 miles northwest of Evansville and has shady picnic areas, camping, ravines, and exciting landscapes to explore. 


Burdette Park Evansville
5301 Nurrenbern Road Evansville, IN

Burdette Park & USI-Burdette Trail

Evansville's Burdette Park is a recreational and educational site for all ages! And when the seasons change and warmer temps emerge, there's more opportunity for fun!

At Burdette, visitors are immersed into the rolling hills of southwestern Indiana. Campers can reserve a site and still be close to the amenities of the park including pickleball courts, playgrounds, the Upside Down House, and the incredible USI-Burdette Trail.

The USI-Burdette Trail is a 3-mile National Recreation Trail connecting the park and the University of Southern Indiana. As you travel by foot or bicycle, you'll experience diverse the natural landscapes of the area.

Wesselman Woods Trail

That Was Just a Warm-Up! 

The Evansville Region is full of awesome parks! These, too, are perfect places to watch the season change. 

Friedman Park, Newburgh, IN

Wesselman Woods, Evansville, IN

Scales Lake Park, Boonville, IN