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DePauw Nature Park


520 acres. Flora and fauna. Hiking trails. The DePauw Nature Park is open every day.

Nature Park trailSeasonal Hours

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.




From Downtown Greencastle, go south on Jackson Street. Turn right onto W. Walnut Street going west. Follow W and follow for .6 miles. The driveway to the Nature Park is on the left. Follow the driveway .5 miles to the main parking lot.

School Field Trips


  • Take the initiative. Please observe the following Nature Park rules.
  • 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, motorcycles, or horseback riding
  • No rock climbing or swimming in the Quarry Pond
  • No fishing in the Quarry pond
  • No fires without permission from staff
  • No hunting or firearms
  • No bicycles on the Rim or Woodland Trails
  • Children younger than 13 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please pay attention to any trail closures due to weather-related events