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Hours and Rules


The DePauw Nature Park is open every day.  Hours vary by season. 

   Summer              May 1-Aug 31     7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
   Fall                     Sept 1-Oct 31       7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
   Winter                Nov 1-Feb 28       8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
   Spring                Mar 1-Apr 30       7 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Please observe these rules during your visit to the Nature Park:

  • Stay on gravel trails at all times
  • Stay behind fencing on overlooks
  • Keep pets on leash at all times
  • Do not collect organisms or rocks
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No ATVs or motorcycles
  • No rock climbing
  • No swimming in the Quarry Pond
  • No horseback riding
  • No fires without permission from staff
  • No hunting or firearms
  • No bicycles allowed on Rim or Woodland Trails
  • Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult

Emergency Contact: call DePauw Public Safety 765-658-5555 or 911