The whole premise of Prophetstown is to recreate pre-colonial landscape so not a lot of mature growth trees around the park, but nice sites with some trees in the full hookup area, very “prairie” in electric only area. Water park (closed 2020) is nice attraction as are hike and bike trails, fishing, and The Farm.
This is a really nice campground with many shaded sites. We camped in a pull-through full hookup site that was very level. There is a 5-mile paved bike trail that runs through the park. The trail winds through a prairie to where the Wabash and Tippecanoe Rivers meet. Very pretty ride. The state park has a water park and a working farm.
This is a great campground to just relax at. It is very clean including the restrooms. You must have all your equipment on the rocks provided. They have some walking trails and a nice farm at the front of the park. Overall, there isn’t a lot to do, but it is still a nice campground.
Prophetstown is a very well kept and clean park. The sites book up super fast on weekends and you have to book months out. If you tent camp like we do the park makes you set tent up on gravel which is a little disappointing. The best sites are the rev sites and they are slowly growing the tent ones. Very little shade. Unless you are on a full hookup site. The playgrounds are nice and big but far away from the electric sites. Bike trails are great and paved roads make it easy. The best thing about this park is the water park. Not included for camping price but still decent priced. We did go 3 days ina row which cost us $40 total for the weekend. It can become costly if you go to the park multiple Fay’s ina row. Overall our trip was great. We have camped 2 times now.
We have camped at Prophetstown many times, and it is always a fun time. The sites are almost all level and gravel covered which is nice. The facilities are always very clean and newer. The DNR patrol a lot and are really on top of things. The farm is fun to visit, and the water park is definitely worth a visit. It very well maintained and the kids absolutely love it! They have a great playground there too out by the big shelters. We have another trip planned at Prophetstown later this summer, and we can’t wait!
This state park has it all. Sites are amazing! In the 100’s they are full hookup, yes that’s right sewer hookups in a state park! The 200’s are electric only. They offer a water park for a small fee, fishing, Bike trails, nature center, Indian village and have an 1800’s working farm where you can buy eggs and bacon. Easy to access right off of 65 and plenty to do in the area.
Spacious sites and accessibly paved drive makes it easy to car camp here. Neat thing about this area is the clear examples of two biomes meeting (tall-grass prairie and eastern deciduous forest). This central forest-grassland transition makes for fairly easy trails that the whole family could participate in. Great bird watching here.
Stayed here from Thursday to Monday. Park is clean, sites roomy.
There isn't a whole lot to do in the park itself. Once you've seen the Indian village, self guided, and the homestead, you're pretty much done. The biking is on nice pavement, but not many trails.
There is a nice water park for families. We didn't spend any time there, so I don't feel I can give it a review at this time.
The potential is there, I guess time will tell if it gets developed.
The full hookups are awesome! Love that capability, and being five minutes from Lafayette, and all the activities and things to see it offers was nice. We will go back again, just wish there was more to do in the park itself
Prophetstown State Park is located between Lafayette and Battleground, IN. It proved to be a lovely place to stay. We parked in Spruce Loop which had spacious sites and full hookups. I especially appreciated the fact that all the sites were, at the least, partially shaded and at a distance from neighboring sites. We were also within easy walking distance of a spacious and clean vault toilet. A little further walk brings you to a large restroom/shower facility. It also was very clean. The full hookup sites are in Spruce Loop. Electric only sites are in Savanna Loop. They are fairly new so not offering much shade as yet, although plenty of young trees are sprouting. They park offers much in the way of hiking, biking, playgrounds, basketball court, spacious shelters, a farm and nature center to visit, plus a large fun, water park. We plan to return with our bikes and also with a grandchild soon.
Inside the park are blacktop trails for hiking or bike riding. They also have walking trails. Nice and relaxing campground. Modern bathhouse, three large playgrounds and shelters to use.