Charlestown Indiana State Park Spring Wildflower Hike

Charlestown Indiana State Park Spring Wildflower Hike

As part of my weekend in Southern Indiana, I visited Charlestown Indiana State Park. While I was there, I decided to join a spring wildflower hike. The park features rugged terrain, waterfalls on the banks of the Ohio River.

A portion of the park once was an Indiana Army Ammunition Plant and Rose Island amusement park. The trail I took was Trail One and is on the grounds of the old plant. You can spot pieces of the properties and roads from the company.

I don’t remember any of the names of the plants I saw that day, but it was a lovely trail that can be enjoyed by flower enthusiasts and an admirer like me. I kept falling behind the group that day because of the stunning views. I’ll have to make another trip to visit Charlestown State Park to take another of the six trails.


White Flower

Purple Flowers

Yellow Flowers

I remember the name of these flowers because there called Virginia Blue Bells and they look purple to me.

Virginia Blue Bells


Some of the flowers are seasonal, but the trees and rocks will be there all year. Even without leaves, they are beautiful.

Whether you live in Southern Indiana are visiting for the weekend like I was, it is worth spending a couple of hours at Charlestown Indiana State Park. You can find a list of upcoming hikes listed on their site.

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Bisa Myles

I am a breast cancer survivor and plus-size adventurer traveling the world and capturing every mile as I go. I still have miles to travel.

  • Chelsey Knuth
    Posted at 15:24h, 29 April Reply

    I love discovering new state parks! After a recent road trip, I’ve decided to try and visit one state park in each state I visit. Charlestown State Park is definitely going on my list for Indiana!

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    • Bisa Myles
      Posted at 22:29h, 29 April Reply

      I love discovering new state parks also. I’d love to go back to Charlestown to hike on the other trails. It is a must see.

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