“with 2 lakes, 4 ponds, & over 4 miles of trails”
Fowler Park & Fowler Park Wilderness Area consists of 462.82 acres with total water area of 55.9 acres. The park is located 7.2 miles south of I-70 on U.S. 41 and .8 mile east on Oregon Church Road. Fowler Park, founded in June of 1967, was the first park acquired by Vigo County Parks and Recreation Board. The park, obtained from the Peabody Coal Company, received its namesake in memory of Captain Eugene Fowler, the first man from Vigo County to lose his life in the Vietnam War. Inside Fowler Park there is a 25.9 acre lake (recently named W. Keith Ruble Lake in honor of retired Superintendent, Keith Ruble), a campground, a beach, picnic shelters, playgrounds, trails, restrooms, a boat launch, and a pioneer village. The Pioneer Village is an 1840's era village setting that is located on the northeast side of Fowler Park. The Pioneer Village consists of 18 buildings plus a log barn and a working gristmill. The Pioneer Village is open the third Saturday of the month from May-September and is also open during Pioneer Days, the Pancake Breakfast, and Christmas Walk. Fowler Park Wilderness Area, covering 300 acres, has two lakes, four ponds, and over four miles of trails. The wilderness area accommodates fishing, boating, camping, hiking, and picnicking.
nice primitive campsites in the woods by the lake. $12. lake not swimmable due to no e-coli testing. decent amenities. august 2014.
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