With 1400 acres of water and 3900 acres of forest, Eagle Creek Park is one of the largest city parks in the nation, offering unmatched opportunities for recreation, enjoyment, and discovery of nature only minutes from downtown Indianapolis. Eagle Creek has a wide variety of facilities and programs - explore the links below or give us a call for more information!
Park gates are open dawn to dusk year round. Park admission is $5/car for Marion County residents ($6/car for out of county) and $15/bus.
Park Office (Monday-Friday, 9-5) Map It7840 W 56th StIndianapolis, IN 46254317-327-7110
Eagle Creek Park will be CLOSED November 28, 29, & 30, 2014 for the initial phase of our Deer Management Program:
Deer Management News Release
Deer Management Program Overview
Deer Management Program FAQ's
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Eagle Creek Park Facilities (click link to go to page)
Beach 327-7132 Open June 7-Aug 3, 2014Marina/Eagle Creek Outfitters 327-7130Shelters and Rental Facilities 327-7110Eagle's Crest (rental building) 327-7193Eagle's Hide-A-Way (rental building) 327-7193Pistol Range 327-7296Gilmore Canine Companion Zone (bark park) 327-7110Earth Discovery Center (nature center) 327-7148Ornithology Center (nature center) 327-BIRD (2473)Peace Learning Center 327-7144GoApe (treetop adventure/ziplines) 1-888-520-7322Eagle Creek Golf Club 297-3366Indy Rowing CenterGreenways - Eagle Creek Trail
The Eagle Creek Park Foundation is a strong partner in the ongoing success of this great park. Please Click Here to learn more.
Do not feed wildlife.
The park is open dawn to dusk, unless otherwise posted..
Respect your surroundings; all plants, animals, and structures within the park are protected by city ordinance.
Do not leave valuables in your car while out enjoying the park.
Obey all posted speed limits.
Keep dogs leashed at all times.
Bicycle only on roadways.
Swim only at the beach when lifeguards are present.
Use caution when entering roadways and trails.
Do not use boat motors greater than 10 horsepower on the reservoir.
NOT PERMITTED AT ANY TIME:
Alcoholic beverages, loud music, ground fires, littering, hunting/trapping, firewood gathering, off road biking, watercraft of any kind in the waterfowl sanctuary.
Can I go fishing at Eagle Creek Park?
Fishing is allowed in Eagle Creek Reservoir and Lilly Lake - all Indiana state fishing regulations are enforced. Please visit the Indiana Department of Natural Resources for information on obtaining a fishing license and current fishing regulations.
Can I bring my boat to Eagle Creek Park?
Boats must be 8 ft. Minimum, 26 ft. Maximum, with a 10 hp motor limit. Small canoes and kayaks can launch from the old boat ramp at the back of the Earth Discovery Center parking lot (must be portaged down the ramp, no vehicles). There is a $3 car top boat launch fee at the gate in addition to the regular vehicle admission fee. Boats with trailers must launch from the 42nd St. Boat Ramp (on Dandy Trail, south of the Eagle Creek 56th Gatehouse). There is a $5 daily launch fee, or yearly passes are available from the Park Office, M-F 9am-5pm. Contact the office as well for more information about mooring rentals and winter boat storage at Eagle Creek.
Are there really eagles at Eagle Creek Park?
Yes! Bald eagles are often seen flying overhead, catching fish or waterfowl in Eagle Creek Reservoir, or perched in trees along the shoreline. Generally there are 1 to 4 bald eagles in the area, although they head further south if the reservoir freezes solid in the winter. Good spots to watch for eagles include the Eagle Creek Ornithology Center, Marina, and anywhere you can get a wide view of the sky and shoreline along Eagle Creek Reservoir.
Can I take my wedding/graduation/portrait/etc. photos at Eagle Creek Park?
Yes, as long as you are taking photos yourself for your own personal use. Professional photography sessions require a Photo Shoot Permit, which much be obtained and paid for in advance from the Administrative Office (317-327-7110 M-F).
Park Office (M-F, 9-5)317-327-7110
Earth Discovery Center 317-327-7148 (open 7 days a week)
Park Manager:Brittany Davis Swinford
Asst. Park ManagerBeach/Boat Ramp/Gates:Shilah Larison
Asst. Park ManagerEarth Discovery Center:Dawn Van Deman
Asst. Park MangerOrnithology Center:Kevin Carlsen
November Calendar 2014
Fall Hayrides 2014
Bark Park/Gilmore CCZ Pooch Pass Application
Bark Park/Gilmore CCZ 2014 Brochure
Reserved Shelter Information
Eagle Creek Park Trail Map
Eagle Creek Park Fees 2014
Running Course Map
Ornithology Center Brochure
Earth Discovery Center Local Trails
Earth Discovery Center Labeled Tree Map
Ornithology Center Labeled Tree Map