Spring Mill State Park

3333 SR 60E
Mitchell, IN 47446- Map It
(812) 849-3534

AAA Editor Notes

Spring Mill State Park is 3.2 mi. e. on SR 60 from SR 37. Within the 1,359-acre park is the restoration of Spring Mill Village, an 1800s frontier community. Reconstructed buildings include a sawmill, a pottery shop, a post office, a stillhouse, a boot leather shop, an apothecary and a functioning water-powered gristmill. The Virgil I. Grissom Memorial Visitor Center honors the second man in space, Mercury astronaut Gus Grissom, and features a space capsule and an audiovisual presentation about space exploration. The park contains an artificial lake and approximately 65 acres of virgin woodland with some large specimens of white oak and tulip poplar; there also are many unusual caverns and underground streams with rare species of blind fish. Guided 20-minute boat trips into Twin Caves, so named for two sinkholes that opened to reveal the cavern beneath, are available in season. Note: The caves are closed indefinitely to protect the bat population from White Nose Syndrome; phone for updates. Guided tours are available.
Park $9 (per private out-of-state vehicle); $7 (per private in-state vehicle). Twin Caves boat tour $3. Children under 3 are not permitted on the boat tour.
Hours: Park open daily 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Visitor center daily 8-4. Twin Caves tours depart daily 9-5, Memorial Day weekend to mid-Aug.; Sat.-Sun. 9-5, mid-Aug. to mid-Oct.