Potato Creek State Park 'Osprey' © Steve Pickett
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Potato Creek State Park
25601 St. Rd. 4, P.O. Box 908
North Liberty, Indiana   46554

Phone: 574-656-8186
Toll Free: 800-457-8283
Reservations: 866-622-6746
Potato Creek State Park
© SCPickett Photography

Osprey in flight.

Potato Creek State Park
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Osprey returning to feed the chicks.

Potato Creek State Park
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Tree swallows in spring.

Potato Creek State Park
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One of the many turtles here.

Potato Creek State Park
'Trees in bloom'
© SCPickett Photography

Potato Creek State Park

Potato Creek is located in north central Indiana about 12 miles southwest of South Bend. The park features a wide array of activities and facilities for year-round enjoyment. We would suggest making reservations at this very popular park.

A variety of natural habitats await the visitor to this park including the 327 acre Worster Lake, old fields, mature woodlands, restored prairies and diverse wetlands. Each of these offer their own unique opportunities for plant and wildlife observations.
 Hiking Trailyes
 Picnic Sheltersyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Mountain Bike Trails, miles3.2
 Bike Trailsyes
 Bridle Trailsyes
 Nature Centeryes
 Nature Programsyes
BoatingBoat Rentalyes
 Boating Limits-1
 Launch Ramps, #2
 Electric Sites, #287
 Camp Commissaryyes
 Camper Cabins, #17
 Youth Group Campyes
 Horsemen Campsites, #70
 Cross-Country Skiingyes
 Ice Fishingyes
AccommodationsGame Roomyes
Enjoy a family cabin with your loved ones in an Indiana State Park this year. The cabins offer privacy and comfort with bedrooms, living areas, kitchens and modern bathroom facilities.
* Electric / 287 sites * Horsemen's Electric / 70 sites * Youth Tent Areas * Camp Store * Dumping Station
Nearby Accommodations
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel - South Bend, INHotels/Motels
The newly built Suburban Extended Stay Hotel provides easy access to a number of local points of interest. This extended stay hotel offers features and amenities like Well-equipped kitchens, Weekly housekeeping services, Free premium cable television with movie channels,On-site guest laundry facilities, Free wireless high-speed Internet access, Free local calls. Guests can also enjoy the indoor pool and fitness center. Give us a visit on the website or call us for reservations.
13 miles from park*
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* Nature Center/Interpretive Services * Picnicking/Shelters (Shelter Reservations) * Bicycle Trail / 3.2 miles * Boat Launch Ramps / 2 * Boat Motor / Electric trolling only * Bridle Trails * Cabins / 17 * Cross-Country Skiing / No Ski Rental * Fishing / Ice Fishing / Fishing Pier * Fish Cleaning Station * Hiking Trails * Mountain Bike Trail / 6.6 miles * Playground Equipment * Rentals o Bicycle o Canoe, Paddleboat, Rowboat, Kayak, Trolling Motors o Recreation Building * Swimming / Beach (Policy) * Tubing Hill * Wildlife Observation Area
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
October 20 Pretty
Pretty park, but definitely loud. Lots of groups, music and drinking. Sites are very exposed so no real privacy. Definitely avoid weekends unless you like the noise.
October 7 love the horsemans campground by jke
love camping with our horses...hard to get sites on reservation service but i feel if you do not have horses you should not be able to reserve site...but using for over flow is fine the day of...alot of people cannot get a site because of them reserving for non horse people on holidays
September 24 Simply Awesome!
Love the park so much... I proposed to my, well now my fiance there. It has become a tradition to camping there now every year. Thankyou for such a beautiful park!
May 13 camping
We go camping here atleast once a year, great fishing and the kids love it.
November 20 we come here almost every year by Grace
we have a family reunion every year around December 20th errrr something and we have an amazing time there love it , just love it i thank god for this park and please bless this park lord :) amen
September 14 Enjoy being out in nature! by Tabitha
We began coming to Potato Creek when it was just a State Recreation Area! Always enjoyed the nice size camping sites. Now we use the cabins. PCSP just keeps us coming back for more!
August 20 Our best family camping memories. by Potato Creek #1 in our book.
Our indiana state park family camping trips are some of our favorite vacations. And even after 15 years Potato Creek is still first on our list to visit.
July 7 Makes you feel like a child by tmiller
If you don't mind feeling like a child with very strict parents. This place is for you !! You might want to check the rules before you plan on staying at this place ! I will never camp or fish or Kayak here again!!
July 31 Horses,Bikes, or just walks in the woods by Steve & Karen Niles, MI
This park has it all. Wildlife, camping and miles of horse and bike trails together in this Great Northern Indiana Park. And it is only 2 hours from Chicago !! We have been camping here for 30 years and will continue for another 30.
July 30 Beautiful by rs
Absolutely beautiful park, recommend families to go. They have lots to do and is not expensive at all.
July 26 fun for the weekends
Potato Creek is a great place to go even for a weekend. Some of the activities that I have enjoyed are taking a bike ride, going to the beach, having a pick-nick, and taking a marvelous boat ride.
June 10 Bike trails are the best by Ginger
My family loves the bike trails.they are hard but easy. thank you,its beautiful park.
May 13 cool
well here you can find lots of ideas and i think that this is so cool.......
March 27 the best place ever!!!!! by Seter racing 27
my parents has been taking me to potato creek since i was 6 months old, now i am 30,and i have been takeing my family for the pass couple of years on camping trip with my wife and two kids. and we have a trip coming up june at potato creek.. i will always come here... this is were i grow up at. and I want my kids to take there familys here to!!!!!!!!this place is the BEST!!!!!! seter racing27
March 18
September 8 love the park but draining the creek by powder
I went this weekend, sept 7, 2008 they have drained the creek some its the most i dont know what word to use. From the shore line the water is back about 10-15yards. The explorer in me was looking at all the shells and stuff you dont get to see when the water is there. The nature side of me was looking for anything alive that needed to get put in the water. The artist side of me was looking at the new old upcoming life and death
August 25 First visit to this park by Chris
This is another one of those beautiful Indiana state parks!!! I hiked the 10K AVA event 08-16-08 and was so delighted with the hiking trails and beauty of this park. I could tell there was much love for this park. I was happy to see quite a few people enjoying the park that day. It made me happy to see so many people enjoying one of our beautiful state parks. I will return---it is a favorite on my list.
July 27 Something for everyone... by Spud-nicks
Potato Creek is our favorite park. There is something for everyone. You can ride your bikes through the woods and prairie land, take a dip at the beach, and hike the trails. Wander a little bit off of the beaten path and you will find beaver dams, ospreys nesting, and wild turkeys strutting. We visit Potato Creek just about daily. There is an old cemetery in the State Park that still has a few plots left. We intend to enjoy the park for life...and then some.
July 1 amazing!
best memories i have are here
June 7 We go every year! by Laura
I have been going to this park for 20 years now. The best one around. I highly recommend going.
June 2 Great Weekend Getaway! by Little Jack
Everyone can find something to do. It is clean and the people are friendly.

Area Campgrounds

Rupert's Resort Campground
3408 West Shore Drive
Bremen, IN

Area Accommodations (over 15 miles away)
Baymont Inn Suites - Dowagiac, MIHotels/Motels
The Baymont Inn and Suites of is pleased to provide our guests with exceptional service and quality amenities at an affordable price. With several fine dining restaurants nearby, you won't go hungry We are minutes away from Historic Downtown Dowagiac, Sister Lakes, and several premier golf courses.
Web Site:
31.6 miles from park*
Quality Inn Suites - Columbia City, INHotels/Motels
We provide easy access to area attractions and businesses. Only minutes from the Fort Wayne International Airport, Chain O' Lakes State Park and the Wagon Wheel Theatre. Children of all ages will enjoy having fun at nearby Paige's Crossing family entertainment park. Free wireless high-speed Internet.
Web Site:
51 miles from park*
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