Knox County’s Great Outdoors

Eastern tiger Swallowtail at Ft. Knox II

With school starting again and workdays getting longer, it is easy to stay cooped up inside. But fresh air and activity are good for overall mental and physical health, and there is no shortage of places to get just that here in Knox County! We encourage you to take advantage of all that our community has to offer!

Hike, Bike, Run or Walk

Step off the beaten path at Fox Ridge Nature Park or Ouabache Trails! Both parks offer miles of marked trails in a pristine natural setting.  The walking path and loop around Gregg Park is another great option if you’re wanting to stay closer to town. Cycling is also permitted around the outer loop at Gregg Park.  For another option, park your car at Gregg Park’s open brick shelter house and walk the trail on top of the levee to Chicago Park, it’s nearly a mile each way!  If you enjoy walking along the river, the Vincennes Riverwalk connects the George Rogers Clark National Historical Park and Kimmell Park.


Walk the “Mile of History!” Start at the George Rogers Clark National Historic Park and head to the Riverwalk. From there, continue to First Street to the Vincennes State Historic Sites and Grouseland. After you reach Grouseland, walk through the Vincennes University campus to the Red Skelton Museum of American Comedy. Don’t forget to call into the Dial and Discover Cell Phone Tour while you’re walking for a brief overview of the historic sites and points of interest along the way!  Signs and phone numbers are located at the respective sites.  Please follow social distancing guidelines and be respectful of others along the trails.


Looking to catch a big fish?  Visit Fox Ridge Nature and Four Lakes Parks for lake fishing and Ouabache Trails for access to river fishing.      


Pack a table cloth or blanket, and support local restaurants by picking up a meal and having a good old-fashioned picnic at one of the parks mentioned above. Each park offers different scenery and is bound to be fun for all.

Playgrounds and Camping

Pitch a tent or park an RV in one of the spots at Ouabache Trails. Additionally, Ouabache Trails Park offers playgrounds on the upper and lower levels as well as camping sites.

Looking to extend your stay? New Vision RV Park and Vincennes RV Park offer camping sites. For more info visit our campgrounds page.   


Get out and swing your golf clubs! The Country Club of Old Vincennes and High Pointe Country Club are open to golfers of all ages and skill levels.

Not quite ready to tee up on the course yet? Head to Waggner Farms and practice your chip shots and drives at their state-of-the-art driving range.

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