Potato Creek State Park RV & Campground Guide

Indiana

Potato Creek State Park

in north-central Indiana is about 12 miles from South Bend. The park has a variety of outdoor activities visitors can enjoy year-round! The 327-acre Worster Lake is a great spot for boating, fishing, and swimming. There are trails through the park, where hikers can walk through old fields, woodlands, prairies, and wetlands. 

Weather at the park is on the cooler side - the average high in July is just 82°F. Winters can be cold, with a January average low of 15°F. The park gets about a week to a week and a half of precipitation each month. 

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Weather
Spring 27-71 F
Summer 58-82 F
Fall 31-74 F
Winter 15-36 F
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Nearby Cities
North Liberty, IN
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Potato Creek State Park

Camping is available, and there are 287 sites in the park with electric hookups. There is also a dump station nearby. If you choose to rent an RV, consider renting with RVshare. Each rental vehicle comes with nationwide insurance coverage, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a dedicated team that will work to make sure you have the perfect RV for your travel plans and unique needs.   

There are also several nearby campgrounds where you can stay while you visit the park:

South Bend/Elkahart KOA

This campground is between South Bend and Elkhart, 7 miles from the University of Notre Dame. The wooded setting provides seclusion, but the camp is within walking distance of several restaurants and stores. 

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes 
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: petting zoo, gelato and pizza stands, laundry, showers, pool, playground

Maple Ridge Campground

This family-run campground has plenty to do on-site. Take a day to relax by the pool, or go for a hike on one of the nearby trails.

  • Water hookup: yes
  • Electrical hookup: yes
  • Sewer hookup: yes
  • Wi-Fi: yes
  • Pet friendly: yes
  • Other amenities: showers, pool, trails, disco golf, gaga ball/basketball/pickleball courts, playground, camp store

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What to Do at
Potato Creek State Park

Inside Potato Creek State Park

There are a number of things to do at Potato Creek State Park.

Hiking: From easy trails through fields and woods to moderate and more rugged trails, you’re sure to find one that suits your abilities. Hiking trails in the park head through woods, into wetlands, or along overlooks that provide a great view of Worster Lake. During spring, you may see wildflowers peeking up in fields while you walk. 

Bicycling: There is a beginner and a moderate bike trail in the park. The moderate trail begins at the boat rental area, winds through wooded hills and above the creek bed, then onto flat land that passes through wetlands and forests. Bike rentals are available.

Boating: There are two boat launch ramps. Boating is allowed for electric trolling motors, or for kayaks, canoes, rowboats, and other non-motorized boats. Boat rentals are available.

Fishing: Fishing is allowed on the lake, and there is a fishing pier. A fish cleaning station is also available for you to clean your catch. 

Winter activities: Cross-country skiing, ice fishing, and tubing (there’s a tubing hill) are all popular winter activities at the park.

Swimming: There is a swim beach at the park.

Outside Potato Creek State Park

There’s plenty to do outside the park as well! From learning about local history to relaxing with a tasty bite to eat, once you’ve explored the park, try one of these activities. 

Restaurants

Carmela’s Restaurant

Carmela’s specializes in Italian favorites in a light, airy space with arches and plenty of windows. Try one of the many pasta dishes, based on the family’s secret recipes that have been passed down through generations.

Type: Italian

Location: South Bend, IN

Tippecanoe Place Restaurant

This eatery is situated in a 19th century manor, and offers traditional, upscale American dining and a Sunday lunch buffet.

Type: American

Location: South Bend, IN

Mango Cafe

This Venezuelan cafe serves classic foods like arepas and empanadas in a cozy environment. 

Type: Venezuelan

Location: South Bend

Shopping

Inspire Me

This quaint, quirky fashion boutique is in downtown South Bend. The store specializes in contemporary and European brands, and has clothing, jewelry, accessories, and gifts.

Location: South Bend

Sightseeing

South Bend Chocolate Company

Tour the 58,000-square foot facility and adjoining museum and learn how chocolate...and chocolate treats...are produced (yes, there are samples!)

Location: South Bend

Bodine State Fish Hatchery

This salmon and trout fish hatchery fish are used to stock the St. Joseph River and other tributaries that lead to Lake Michigan. The current assignment aims to place 241,000 Skamania strain steelhead trout and 90,000 Coho salmon in those rivers.

Location: Mishawaka, IN

Potawatomi Zoo

The zoo is a 23-acre park between the St. Joseph River and the Grand Trunk Railroad. Visit the animals in their exhibits, and see the daily zoo experiences where guests can interact with animal ambassadors or watching animal feedings and enrichment demonstrations.

Location: South Bend

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How to Get to
Potato Creek State Park

From South Bend: Take US-31 S. Exit toward IN-4/Pierce Rd. Turn right onto IN-4/Pierce Rd. The park will be on the right. 

The address for the park is 25601 State Road 4, North Liberty, IN.

Entering Potato Creek State Park

There is an entrance fee of $7 per vehicle for those with Indiana license plates, and $9 per vehicle for those with out-of-state plates.

Indiana Residents : $7

Non-Residents : $9

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