Places to Cool Off in Montgomery County
Posted on July 6, 2023 by Author
From lakes and streams to pools and splash pads, Montgomery County has several places to cool off this summer! Home of the most beautiful Indiana stream for canoeing, Sugar Creek is a scenic waterway ideal for floating or paddling. With so many canoeing, kayaking or tubing options, you’ll want to stay and play for days. Plus, two extraordinary places to swim offer more than just a jump-in-the-pool. Take the plunge and stay cool Montgomery County!
Swim, Spray and Play
Milligan Park Pool and Splash Pad, Crawfordsville
Dive, leap or tiptoe into the refreshing Olympic sized pool for complete summer heat relief. At the splash pad, get sprinkled, sprayed or doused at this merry-making water wonderland. You’ll want to stay all day!
Waynetown Aquatics Center, Waynetown
This aquatics center offers several ways to get wet and cool off! The splash pad squirts, showers and dumps water in delightful sprays. Close by, the large pool has an exciting slippery curly slide that ends with a soaking plunge! Up to one foot deep, the walk-in kiddie pool is a great way to splish and splash. Rubber duckies optional.
Lake Waveland, Waveland
Experience all that lake life has to offer. This water recreation destination offers 600 acres of sun, shade, boating, swimming, fishing and camping. Bring your boat, canoe or kayak. Load the camping and fishing gear, and remember to bring along the sunscreen, beach balls and s’mores fixins’. Then, unplug, unwind and make lasting summer memories.
Sugar Creek, Crawfordsville
You’ll have days of adventures at Sugar Creek. One of the best canoeing waterways in Indiana, it gets its name from the Sugar Maples along its banks. This clear running creek is 93 miles long and flows right through Montgomery County, including Crawfordville. A Wabash River tributary, it is considered the most beautiful stream in Indiana which flows under several historic covered bridges. Below are several destinations along Sugar Creek for you to explore.
Sugar Creek Campground and Canoe Rental boasts 48 acres of family fun. With a half mile of Sugar Creek frontage, you’ll find all types of camping, from primitive to air-conditioned cabins.
Launch an adventure with our canoe, kayak or tube trips. Trips range from 3-mile, 5-mile and the day long 11-mile. Stay to paddle another day. Our campground offers all types of camping experiences, including primitive, tent sites with electric and water, pop-ups, motorhome and RV (full hook up available) or air-conditioned cabins. Amenities include fire pits, picnic tables, fishing, playgrounds, sports courts, covered pavilion and more. It’s all you need for a spectacular outdoor adventure.
Clement’s Canoes Outdoor Center is another place to schedule canoe, kayak or tube trips. Choose from several options from mini trips to all day on Sugar Creek. Take a selfie as you float under a scenic covered bridge. Along the water, you may spot wildlife at the Pine Hills Nature Preserve or uncover a fossil or Native American relic on the shore. Float leisurely or paddle with zeal. The pace is up to you. Get more of the great outdoors and stay at our primitive campgrounds. A limited number of cabins is also available.
We’ve got lots of places to get cool and stay cool in Montgomery County! Visit us soon.
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