O'Bannon Woods State Park (formerly Wyandotte Woods State Recreation Area) lies in the central and extreme southern part of the state, bordering the Ohio River. It is nestled inside 26,000-acre Harrison Crawford State Forest, but is managed separately, along with Wyandotte Caves State Recreation Area. For more information about OBannon Woods or Wyandotte Caves, contact the park office at (812) 738-8232.
OBannon Woods was the location of one of the few African-American Civilian Conservation Corps units. The property also has a uniquely restored, working haypress barn, complete with oxen for power and a pioneer farmstead.
The area offers electrical campsites, as well as the Stagestop Campground, which offers primitive and youth camping. A canoe access ramp is also available at the Stagestop Campground. Indiana’s first natural and scenic river, Blue River, flows through the state park and forest.
The Corydon Capitol State Historic Site is located near the park. Visitors can learn about early Indiana history as they tour the beautiful first state capitol building, built entirely of limestone, and old town square.
Please Note: All Caves Closed until further notice
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