State Forest & Scenic Parks

Dubois County is home to Ferdinand State Forest, Patoka Lake Recreational Area, and scenic parks both big and small.

Ferdinand State Forest

Established in 1934 as a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, CCC workers built roads, service buildings, and one of the most beautiful forest lakes in the state. The scenic beauty of the area allows for a peaceful get-a-way with nature. This 7,640-acre area includes primitive camping (available for a fee), picnic areas, shelter houses, grills, playground, fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, boat ramp, restrooms, dressing facilities, showers, hunting, a swimming beach, and horseshoe pits. Rowboat and canoe rental is available on Ferdinand Lake from mid-April through October. The swimming beach is available from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

There are multiple different trail options at the Ferdinand State Forest. Click here for trail information.

Larger Parks

5th Street Park

534 W 5th Street, Ferdinand, IN 47532

The 5th Street Park has a playground, but the activities available for children are not limited to it.

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Beaver Lake

N Beaver Lake Rd, Jasper, IN 47546

A 205-acre lake which offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities. Shelter houses and picnic areas provide an excellent setting for family gatherings.

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Dubois Community Park & Walking Path

Dubois Community Park & Walking Path

5559 E Jasper Dubois Rd, Dubois, IN 47527

This park features a walking path, shelter houses, sand volleyball courts, restrooms, and picnic areas.

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Ferdinand 18th Street Park & Walking Paths

Ferdinand 18th Street Park & Walking Paths

18th Street, Ferdinand, IN 47532

Boasts a state-of-the-art playground providing hours of fun for children, while adults will appreciate the paved walking trails and horseshoe pits.

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Ferdinand State Forest

Ferdinand State Forest

6583 East State Road 264, Ferdinand, IN 47532

One of the most beautiful forest lakes in the state. Formed in 1934, the forest covers an area of 7,657 acres.

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Hoosier Hills Marina (Boat Rentals)

3084 North Dillard Rd, Birdseye, IN 47513

HOOSIER HILLS MARINA, a full-service marina offering slips and mooring for more than 300 boats from pontoons and cruisers to 100’ houseboats.

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Huntingburg City Park

Huntingburg City Park

203 South Cherry St., Huntingburg, IN 47542

A 40-acre park with facilities for all age groups, including a municipal swimming pool, basketball courts, and more.

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Riverwalk Shelters/Dave Buehler Plaza

Jasper Riverwalk / Dave Buehler Plaza

Off 3rd Ave. near Patoka River, Jasper, IN 47546

Features a gazebo, 4 shelter houses, fishing, boat access, grill, playground, horseshoe pits, and 2.1-mile scenic walking path.

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Jaycee Park

Jaycee Park

1405 Bartley Street, Jasper, IN 47546

Jaycee Park features a picnic area, shelter house, and playground. Check out our Timber Challenge Obstacle Course!

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John Bohnert Park

600 S Meridian, Jasper, IN 47546

This 17 acre park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities including a playground, volleyball court, ball fields, and more.

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Patoka Lake Recreation Area Walking, Hiking, Biking, + More

3084 North Dillard Rd, Birdseye, IN 47513

26,000 acres of land and water with outdoor recreational activities available. Indiana’s second largest reservoir.

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Smaller Parks

Buehler Park

Buehler Park

2600 Howard Dr, Jasper, IN 47546

This three-acre park offers a shelter house, basketball court, tennis court, ball fields, a grill, a playground, and horseshoe pits.

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Camp Carnes Park

1920 E. Jasper-Dubois Rd., Jasper, IN 47546

Features a rustic setting surrounded by 40 wooded acres. The lodge can be rented for family reunions, holiday parties, and more.

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Celestine Park

Celestine Park

90 N Celestine Rd N, Celestine, IN 47521

This park features a community center, playground, sand volleyball, a small soccer field at the bottom of the hill, and a baseball/softball field.

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Church Avenue Park

Church Avenue Park

Church and Brames Avenue, Jasper, IN 47546

This one-acre parkland features a shelter house, basketball court, tennis court, a playground, and horseshoe pits.

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Gutzweiler Park

Gutzweiler Park

16th and Dewey Streets, Jasper, IN 47546

This 3.2-acre park features a shelter house, basketball court, tennis court, ball fields, a grill, playground, and horseshoe pits.

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Hochgesang Park

Hochgesang Park

St. James and Highland Streets, Jasper, IN 47546

Hochgesang Park is a 1.75-acre park in Jasper, Indiana, that has a small playground young children can enjoy.

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Lions Riverview Park

160 Brucke Strasse, Jasper, IN 47546

This five-acre park includes shelter houses, a playground, walking path, fishing, and a grill. Located near the Patoka River.

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Northwest Suburban Park

Maple Street, Jasper, IN 47546

This two-acre park on Maple Street in Jasper, Indiana, features a small playground.

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Robert E. Parker Park

9th and Mill Streets, Jasper, IN 47546

This one-acre park features a shelter house, small basketball court, and a playground for kids to enjoy.

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Seng Park

Genevieve Street and Giesler Rd., Jasper, IN 47546

This one-acre park features a playground, grill, and horseshoe pits.

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State Police Park

Schuetter Road and Sunset Drive, Jasper, IN 47546

State Police Park is a three-acre park that features ball fields, a basketball court, and a playground.

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Uebelhor Park

1401-1599 N Pine Crest Dr., Jasper, IN 47546

This 3 acre park in Jasper, Indiana, features ball fields. Visit our park today.

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Ferdinand State Forest

Established in 1934 as a Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp, CCC workers built roads, service buildings, and one of the most beautiful forest lakes in the state. The scenic beauty of the area allows for a peaceful get-a-way with nature. This 7,640-acre area includes primitive camping (available for a fee), picnic areas, shelter houses, grills, playground, fishing, hiking, boating, swimming, boat ramp, restrooms, dressing facilities, showers, hunting, a swimming beach, and horseshoe pits. Rowboat and canoe rental is available on Ferdinand Lake from mid-April through October. The swimming beach is available from the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

There are multiple different trail options at the Ferdinand State Forest. Click here for trail information.

Larger Parks

5th Street Park

534 W 5th Street, Ferdinand, IN 47532

The 5th Street Park has a playground, but the activities available for children are not limited to it.

LEARN MORE

Beaver Lake

N Beaver Lake Rd, Jasper, IN 47546

A 205-acre lake which offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities. Shelter houses and picnic areas provide an excellent setting for family gatherings.

LEARN MORE

Dubois Community Park & Walking Path

Dubois Community Park & Walking Path

5559 E Jasper Dubois Rd, Dubois, IN 47527

This park features a walking path, shelter houses, sand volleyball courts, restrooms, and picnic areas.

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Ferdinand 18th Street Park & Walking Paths

Ferdinand 18th Street Park & Walking Paths

18th Street, Ferdinand, IN 47532

Boasts a state-of-the-art playground providing hours of fun for children, while adults will appreciate the paved walking trails and horseshoe pits.

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Ferdinand State Forest

Ferdinand State Forest

6583 East State Road 264, Ferdinand, IN 47532

One of the most beautiful forest lakes in the state. Formed in 1934, the forest covers an area of 7,657 acres.

LEARN MORE

Hoosier Hills Marina (Boat Rentals)

3084 North Dillard Rd, Birdseye, IN 47513

HOOSIER HILLS MARINA, a full-service marina offering slips and mooring for more than 300 boats from pontoons and cruisers to 100’ houseboats.

LEARN MORE

Huntingburg City Park

Huntingburg City Park

203 South Cherry St., Huntingburg, IN 47542

A 40-acre park with facilities for all age groups, including a municipal swimming pool, basketball courts, and more.

LEARN MORE

Riverwalk Shelters/Dave Buehler Plaza

Jasper Riverwalk / Dave Buehler Plaza

Off 3rd Ave. near Patoka River, Jasper, IN 47546

Features a gazebo, 4 shelter houses, fishing, boat access, grill, playground, horseshoe pits, and 2.1-mile scenic walking path.

LEARN MORE

Jaycee Park

Jaycee Park

1405 Bartley Street, Jasper, IN 47546

Jaycee Park features a picnic area, shelter house, and playground. Check out our Timber Challenge Obstacle Course!

LEARN MORE

John Bohnert Park

600 S Meridian, Jasper, IN 47546

This 17 acre park offers a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities including a playground, volleyball court, ball fields, and more.

LEARN MORE

Patoka Lake Recreation Area Walking, Hiking, Biking, + More

3084 North Dillard Rd, Birdseye, IN 47513

26,000 acres of land and water with outdoor recreational activities available. Indiana’s second largest reservoir.

LEARN MORE

Smaller Parks

Buehler Park

Buehler Park

2600 Howard Dr, Jasper, IN 47546

This three-acre park offers a shelter house, basketball court, tennis court, ball fields, a grill, a playground, and horseshoe pits.

LEARN MORE

Camp Carnes Park

1920 E. Jasper-Dubois Rd., Jasper, IN 47546

Features a rustic setting surrounded by 40 wooded acres. The lodge can be rented for family reunions, holiday parties, and more.

LEARN MORE

Celestine Park

Celestine Park

90 N Celestine Rd N, Celestine, IN 47521

This park features a community center, playground, sand volleyball, a small soccer field at the bottom of the hill, and a baseball/softball field.

LEARN MORE

Church Avenue Park

Church Avenue Park

Church and Brames Avenue, Jasper, IN 47546

This one-acre parkland features a shelter house, basketball court, tennis court, a playground, and horseshoe pits.

LEARN MORE

Gutzweiler Park

Gutzweiler Park

16th and Dewey Streets, Jasper, IN 47546

This 3.2-acre park features a shelter house, basketball court, tennis court, ball fields, a grill, playground, and horseshoe pits.

LEARN MORE

Hochgesang Park

Hochgesang Park

St. James and Highland Streets, Jasper, IN 47546

Hochgesang Park is a 1.75-acre park in Jasper, Indiana, that has a small playground young children can enjoy.

LEARN MORE

Lions Riverview Park

160 Brucke Strasse, Jasper, IN 47546

This five-acre park includes shelter houses, a playground, walking path, fishing, and a grill. Located near the Patoka River.

LEARN MORE

Northwest Suburban Park

Maple Street, Jasper, IN 47546

This two-acre park on Maple Street in Jasper, Indiana, features a small playground.

LEARN MORE

Robert E. Parker Park

9th and Mill Streets, Jasper, IN 47546

This one-acre park features a shelter house, small basketball court, and a playground for kids to enjoy.

LEARN MORE

Seng Park

Genevieve Street and Giesler Rd., Jasper, IN 47546

This one-acre park features a playground, grill, and horseshoe pits.

LEARN MORE

State Police Park

Schuetter Road and Sunset Drive, Jasper, IN 47546

State Police Park is a three-acre park that features ball fields, a basketball court, and a playground.

LEARN MORE

Uebelhor Park

1401-1599 N Pine Crest Dr., Jasper, IN 47546

This 3 acre park in Jasper, Indiana, features ball fields. Visit our park today.

LEARN MORE

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