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Potato Creek Aquatic Areas Closed Nov. 9/10 and Dec.14/15 : The Director of the Department of Natural Resources has found that the density of the Canada goose populations at Potato Creek State Park has risen to a level that poses threats to the ecology of aquatic and terrestrial communities present, and the personal safety of park patrons. Current conditions requiring this emergency rule include eroded shorelines, increased sedimentation, and large amounts of goose waste in areas of high visitation and recreation. He has ordered limited Canada goose hunts to reduce the density of Canada geese that will take place on November 9/ 10, 2013 and December 14/15, 2013. During these hunts Worster Lake and certain wetland areas at Potato Creek State Park will be CLOSED to other park users. A map of the closed areas is available upon request. Other areas of the Park will remain OPEN for normal use during these hunt periods. If you choose to use the other Park facilities during this period, please use caution if passing near these aquatic areas. If you have questions about these hunts, please contact the Potato Creek at 574-656-8186.
BLUE-GREEN ALGAE INFO: Blue-green algae (BGA) is found in our lakes year round. When conditions are right, cells can reproduce in large numbers, and can result in a harmful algal bloom (HAB). We test many of our beaches where people use the water in the summer, but HABs may occur in other seasons too. Watch for algae accumulation, avoid drinking or cooking with lake water, and do not allow children or pets to swim where algae accumulation is present. For more information, visit www.algae.IN.gov or read our FAQ sheet here.
INDIANA DNR FIREWOOD RULE: Firewood Alert: Indiana DNR Firewood Rule - Important for Campers and Picnickers. Review details at www.firewood.dnr.in.gov before you visit!
POTATO CREEK, IN
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
DescriptionPotato Creek is 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. Making reservations is advisable to enjoy some of the facilities at this very popular park.
A variety of natural habitats await, including the 327-acre Worster Lake, old fields, mature woodlands, restored prairies and diverse wetlands. Each offers unique opportunities for plant and wildlife observation.
Native peoples used the area for hunting and fishing. The area's first people of European descent settled here in the 1830s
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Alerts and Important Information17 MILES SOUTHWEST OF THE METRO SOUTH BEND AREA
MINIMUM AGE TO RENT A CABIN IS 21 YEARS, THE PERSON REGISTERING FOR THE CABIN MUST BE STAYING. ITEMS NOT PROVIDED: TELEVISIONS, TELEPHONES OR AIR CONDITIONING, NO COFFEE MAKERS, DISHES, SILVERWARE OR UTENSILS, NO PILLOWS, BLANKETS OR LINENS, TOWELS OR FIREWOOD, NO CLEANING SUPPLIES. NO PETS ALLOWED IN CABINS OR CABIN AREA
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
FROM THE NORTH: U.S. 31 SOUTH TO SR 4, WEST TO PARK ENTRANCE. FROM THE SOUTH: U.S. 31 NORTH TO SR 4, WEST TO PARK ENTRANCE. FROM THE EAST: USE EITHER U.S. 6 OR U.S. 30 WEST TO U.S. 31. NORTH TO SR 4 WEST TO PARK ENTRANCE. FROM THE WEST: I-80/90 EAST TO EXIT 72. TAKE 31/20 BYPASS SOUTH. SOUTH ON U.S. 31 TO SR 4. WEST TO PARK ENTRANCE.
Mailing Address:POTATO CREEK
25601 STATE ROAD
NORTH LIBERTY IN 46554
Phone Number:Information: 5746568186