McCloud Nature Park
Mccloud Nature Park is a relatively new county park in extreme northwest Hendricks County. While undoubtedly a work in progress, this park has a promising future.
Trails 3 and 5 are my favorites; each shadows Big Walnut Creek, an exceptionally scenic and - by Indiana standards, at least - clean waterway. The Nature Conservancy has worked hard to preserve land along the Big Walnut, and McCloud is a nice complement to that effort.
Trail 2 and to a lesser extent Trail 1 traverse a restored prairie area that features tall grasses and a nice selection of wildflowers.
Hendricks County. From US 36 at the Putnam-Hendricks county line, north 4.4 miles on County Line Road, then right 0.4 miles on Hughes Road to the entrance on the left.
North 39 49.619 West 86 40.941
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Nature center, restrooms, water.
Nearby Natural Areas
Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 83
Hendricks County Parks