Fort Harrison State Park

Fort Harrison State Park

Fort Harrison State Park

Fort Harrison State Park 6000 N. Post Road Indianapolis, Indiana 46216

Fort Harrison is a state park for many seasons for many reasons. Patrons may enjoy visiting the park year round, especially in winter since Fort Harrison features one of the biggest sledding hills in the area. Spring is the season to walk with the woodland wildflowers in full bloom across the park. Summer is the perfect time for a canoe trip down Fall Creek, the major water feature that runs through the north side of Fort Harrison. Autumn brings warm, sunny days and breathtaking fall colors to this, the last forested corner left in Marion County.

At Fort Harrison, landscape and history blend together at this unique setting on the north-east side of Indianapolis. The 1,700-acre park features walking and jogging trails, picnic sites, fishing access to Fall Creek and two national historic districts. The former Citizen’s Military Training Camp is preserved around the park office in what was once known as Camp Glenn.

Visitors may also want to stop at the park’s Museum of 20th Century Warfare to view exhibits about the lives and history of the soldiers who once marched the grounds of old Fort Harrison. An oasis of green in an urban landscape, Fort Harrison is one of the hidden gems to be found in the state, just minutes from home for many visitors needing contact with nature.


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Jan

18

Sat

Sat, Jan 18, 2020 9:00 AM – Sat, Jan 18, 2020 12:00 PM @ Fort Harrison State Park

Join Indiana Wildlife Federation for our 2020 Annual Conference. We will have a silent auction, catered lunch, and an exciting lineup of education speakers presenting on the state of wildlife in Indiana. This year’s conference will be held at the beautiful Ft Harrison State Park.

Space is limited, so get your reservation now.

Tags: Indiana Wildlife Federation, nonprofit, Annual Conference

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Nov

30

Sat

Sat, Nov 30, 2019 7:00 AM – Sat, Nov 30, 2019 6:00 PM @ Fort Harrison State Park

Whether you’re an experienced backpacker or a casual hiker, this challenge is for you! The Friends of Fort Harrison sponsor this non-competitive program in which anyone can attempt to hike all 6 trails (14 miles!) in the month of November. Please note that the park will be closed for deer management hunts on 11/18/19 & 11/19/19. I Register online for a trail challenge t-shirt. Proceeds help raise funds for park improvement and programs. Look for naturalist-guided hikes on each trail through the month to learn something new while completing the challenge! Visit: www.friendsoffortharrison.org to learn more.

For park information: on.IN.gov/FortharrisonSP

Tags: nature, Fort Ben, hiking, exploring, picnic, forests, dog park

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Nov

29

Fri

Fri, Nov 29, 2019 7:00 AM – Fri, Nov 29, 2019 6:00 PM @ Fort Harrison State Park

Whether you’re an experienced backpacker or a casual hiker, this challenge is for you! The Friends of Fort Harrison sponsor this non-competitive program in which anyone can attempt to hike all 6 trails (14 miles!) in the month of November. Please note that the park will be closed for deer management hunts on 11/18/19 & 11/19/19. I Register online for a trail challenge t-shirt. Proceeds help raise funds for park improvement and programs. Look for naturalist-guided hikes on each trail through the month to learn something new while completing the challenge! Visit: www.friendsoffortharrison.org to learn more.

For park information: on.IN.gov/FortharrisonSP

Tags: nature, Fort Ben, hiking, exploring, picnic, forests, dog park

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Nov

28

Thu

Thu, Nov 28, 2019 7:00 AM – Thu, Nov 28, 2019 6:00 PM @ Fort Harrison State Park

Whether you’re an experienced backpacker or a casual hiker, this challenge is for you! The Friends of Fort Harrison sponsor this non-competitive program in which anyone can attempt to hike all 6 trails (14 miles!) in the month of November. Please note that the park will be closed for deer management hunts on 11/18/19 & 11/19/19. I Register online for a trail challenge t-shirt. Proceeds help raise funds for park improvement and programs. Look for naturalist-guided hikes on each trail through the month to learn something new while completing the challenge! Visit: www.friendsoffortharrison.org to learn more.

For park information: on.IN.gov/FortharrisonSP

Tags: nature, Fort Ben, hiking, exploring, picnic, forests, dog park

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Nov

27

Wed

Wed, Nov 27, 2019 7:00 AM – Wed, Nov 27, 2019 6:00 PM @ Fort Harrison State Park

Whether you’re an experienced backpacker or a casual hiker, this challenge is for you! The Friends of Fort Harrison sponsor this non-competitive program in which anyone can attempt to hike all 6 trails (14 miles!) in the month of November. Please note that the park will be closed for deer management hunts on 11/18/19 & 11/19/19. I Register online for a trail challenge t-shirt. Proceeds help raise funds for park improvement and programs. Look for naturalist-guided hikes on each trail through the month to learn something new while completing the challenge! Visit: www.friendsoffortharrison.org to learn more.

For park information: on.IN.gov/FortharrisonSP

Tags: nature, Fort Ben, hiking, exploring, picnic, forests, dog park

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Nov

26

Tue

Tue, Nov 26, 2019 7:00 AM – Tue, Nov 26, 2019 6:00 PM @ Fort Harrison State Park

Whether you’re an experienced backpacker or a casual hiker, this challenge is for you! The Friends of Fort Harrison sponsor this non-competitive program in which anyone can attempt to hike all 6 trails (14 miles!) in the month of November. Please note that the park will be closed for deer management hunts on 11/18/19 & 11/19/19. I Register online for a trail challenge t-shirt. Proceeds help raise funds for park improvement and programs. Look for naturalist-guided hikes on each trail through the month to learn something new while completing the challenge! Visit: www.friendsoffortharrison.org to learn more.

For park information: on.IN.gov/FortharrisonSP

Tags: nature, Fort Ben, hiking, exploring, picnic, forests, dog park

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