A part of the Brookville Lake-Whitewater Memorial State Park Complex, Whitewater Memorial State Park is a great family getaway because of its 200-acre Whitewater Lake, access to Brookville Reservoir, and other recreational facilities. Shoreline hiking, flat-water boating, swimming, fishing and camping opportunities are abundant around the man-made lake. The access to Brookville Reservoir provides many opportunities for seeing migrating flocks of birds. Whitewater Memorial State Park boasts 9 miles of horseback riding trails with access both for day users and from the horsemens campground. The saddle barn concessionaire offers hayrides, guided trail rides, and sleigh rides, weather permitting. The land for the park was originally purchased by the surrounding counties of Union, Fayette, Franklin and Wayne as a memorial to the men and women who served in World War II. It became the 16th park in the Indiana State Park system in 1949.
Nice hike along the western lakeshore. Would say this is an Easy + difficulty rating. It appears you may be able to continue around the north tip of the lake by taking a left before the stairs to the observation deck. We did this hike while the trees were still bare but it must be much more beautiful once everything is in bloom.
Just a tip...the trail entrance is a wide, mowed path that heads north from the center of the parking lot. Take the path off to the right once on the mowed path. Going straight takes you to the latrines.
Larry T. on Lakeshore Trail (Whitewater Memorial State Park)
Another nice hike at Whitewater Memorial State Park. 57 steps at the observation deck at the end of the trail. Trail head is at the Nature Preserve parking lot.
Larry T. on Veterans Vista (Whitewater Memorial State Park)
Very nice hike.
Nice trail. Red Springs are cool! Park at Nature Preserve parking lot. Recommend going counter-clockwise to complete loop.
We hiked this trail last fall. We liked the variety of trees and lake views throughout the hike. We camped in the family cabins and did this one early in the day. There is a small loop at the beginning, so we went on one part of the loop going and came out another just to see the entire trail.
We hiked almost everyone of these trails. There was only one loop that we didn't get to due to rain on the last day and we had planned the hike for that time. We stayed in one of the cabins and hiked in the morning and evening with our 3 children. My youngest was nearly 4 yo at the time and she kept up very well. Don't miss all the steps down and back up at the dam.