Otter Creek’s shady picnic area, winding trails, secluded campsites, prairie restoration and small pond are what make this park a favorite spot for many of Warren County’s residents. There are 80 acres of wilderness to explore here.
Otter Creek was the Warren County Conservation Board’s first land purchase. Since 1976, when the conservation purchased the park, the park has taken shape.
A picnic area was constructed, complete with tables, grill boxes and play equipment. Trails were made. They cut through the oak and shagbark hickory forest, which typify the native vegetation of Warren County’s ridges.
Following the trail on the west side of the park, you will quickly discover the secluded campsites that overlook Otter Creek. These are primitive campsites that can only be reached on food.
No hike at Otter Creek is complete without a visit to the pond. Although it is small and contains no fish, it attracts a large number of animals. The waters are crowded with aquatic insects and frogs. The large tadpole population makes it a great attraction for children, whose access to the water has been made safe by the installation of a boardwalk along the pond’s edge.
OTTER CREEK PARK MAP