National Picnic Day – Where to Have a Picnic in Knox County

Whether you pack your own lunch or pick up something local from your favorite restaurant in town, heading outdoors this Saturday (April 23rd) for National Picnic Day is a family-friendly activity that all can enjoy! Keep reading to find out about some of our favorite picnic spots here in Knox County!

Gregg Park

Gregg Park is set on 40 acres and offers a walking trail, playground equipment, picnic tables, two shelter houses, as well as two tennis courts with lights, a sand volleyball court, and a fenced-in area for horseshoes with eight clay horseshoe pits.

Ouabache Trails Park

Ouabache Trails Park is two miles north of Vincennes off of Ft. Knox Road.  The 254-acre park on the Wabash River features four miles of marked trails, picnic areas & playgrounds in a beautiful wooded setting.

Fox Ridge Nature Park

Fox Ridge Nature Park is a 95-acre public use nature park. The focus of the park is to allow the public a space for recreation, which means walking and hiking, bicycling, fishing, and exploring the natural world that inhabits the park.  There are picnic tables and a shelter house on site for all your afternoon picnic needs.

River Walk, Downtown Vincennes

The River Walk offers a scenic view of the Wabash River. Spanning Main Street to Hart Street, this is the perfect place to observe nature, while also taking a break for that afternoon snack.

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

Nothing quite says Knox County like the George Rogers Clark Memorial. Take your lunch break at the park and enjoy the historic site. While you’re there, take a tour of the largest federal monument outside of Washington DC.  The park has tables near the parking lot.

Kimmell Park

Kimmell Park offers panoramic views of the Wabash River and an overlook with scenic stair-step seating leading to the water’s edge.  Park benches and picnic tables provide a perfect setting for a picnic on the river.  They’ve also recently added a new shelter house perfect for an afternoon picnic. Walking trails welcome students and the community to take in views of the river.

Southside Park

With a brand new splash pad where you can cool down during those hot summer months, as well as a walking path, two half-court basketball courts, one full-size tennis court, two baseball diamonds, a sand volleyball court, and playground equipment for kids of all sizes — Southside Park has a lot to offer! With picnic tables, benches, and lots of grassy areas where you can set up your picnic, Southside Park would be a great place to be on Saturday!

White Oak State Fishing Area and Park

White Oak State Fishing Area and Park in Bruceville offers visitors 124 acres of beautiful scenery. With self-service fishing and hunting opportunities is a great destination for people of all ages. There are two large ponds stocked with crappie, bluegill, and catfish; as well as a boat ramp where boats with electric motors can view the surrounding area from the water.

Sandborn Park

Sandborn Park in Sandborn, Indiana is a great destination for families! This park has multiple sections of playground equipment, slides, and swings. There are also numerous shelter houses, picnic tables, and park benches where people can gather to spend quality time together and enjoy the natural beauty around them.  

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