We have stayed at McCormicks multiple times. We really enjoy it! It isn’t too loud, lots of shade and plenty of things around to keep the kids happy.
Great trails and amazing primitive camp sites. Set apart from others so you can have family time!!! Recommend it.
Close enough to home, but far enough away!
As first time campers, we went with relatives with camping experience. They have a trailer camper and we got adjacent sites, their RV in one and our tents in the other.
The sites were clean and well-shaded. There was lots of room for camp chairs around the fire, as well as for the younger kids to run around. They reported an easy time parking and hooking up their camper.
The bathrooms and showers were very clean and well maintained.
There were fun trails to hike on that were enjoyed by all, including kids and dogs.
Everyone we met seemed so friendly, something that we honestly were a little worried about being Asian-American city folk venturing into the woods in the middle of nowhere.
All in all, it was a wonderful experience that convinced us to come back and keep camping.
I wasn't aware that McCormick's Creek State Park was the first Indiana State Park. Its loved for its sanctuary feels.
This is our first time camping here and I was pretty impressed. The public bathrooms were continuously maintained and cleaned by a caravan of DNR women. That was my only worry, especially during this Covid-pandemic.
I have one draw back. There is only 1 vehicle per campsite and all other vehicles has to be parked at the overflow down by the campground gatehouse. Well, our second night, the overflow was full and I had to park at the Nature Center and walk 2 miles to my campground. I would definitely change that policy.
The family loved the shaded trails and we spent most of our time in the creek and admiring the walk-behind waterfall. My kids were able to look for shells and rocks and just be kids.
On our next rondevue here we hope to come back and do horseback riding and the NATURE CENTER.
The park is beautiful with plenty to explore. If you love to hike, Wolf Cave and the waterfall and canyon were well worth the trip. There is also a paved, accessible trail. The nature center was fun and very kid-friendly and the programming was great. Our kids got to do a fun craft, go on a night hike and see some of the nature centers animals up close. You could tell the staff members there loved what they do and are happy to share their knowledge and love for nature with kids and adults alike. Camp ground A offered a bit privacy and wooded areas between most sites, and the grounds and bathrooms were clean and well kept. Our family will definitely be visiting again.
We love it here. We reserve the same primitive campsite yearly for a full week for our anniversary. We love hiking the trails and riding our bikes as well as walking the whole park. It is always clean and very well maintained.
Had fun on the different trails, at the pool and the shade of our campground!
This park is a southern Indiana beauty. Indiana's first state park dating to 1916. The heart of the park is McCormick's Creek Canyon with stunning views, hiking and some of the best wildflower displays in the state…and let's don't forget McCormick's Creek waterfall…yes its probably only 10' but this is a big deal for Indiana. The park offers numerous hikes varying in difficulty accessing features and attractions to include a 90' fire tower, scenic canyon and waterfall, small cave(Wolf Cave), interesting sinkholes and some stunning second growth hardwood forest. A center piece of the park is the Canyon Inn offering hotel accommodations, dining, seasonal swimming pool(guests only) and in the winter months a massive warming fireplace. The campground provides 189 electric only sites(30 amp) typically gravel pads and 32 primitive sites; most having nice tree canopy for summer shade. Larger coaches have limited choices. The park has an exceptional seasonal outdoor pool, seasonal camp store, very active nature center and naturalist program. Just minutes from the park is the town of Spencer with everything you need to re-supply or grab a dinner out…restaurants, grocery, Wal-Mart, fuel and more
Enjoyed the falls! Cleanest & nicest bathrooms & shower houses that we have ever seen!