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St. Joseph County Parks

Your Place for Outdoor Family Fun!
Bendix WoodsFerrettie/BaugoCrone Restoration AreaLaSalle TrailSpicer LakeSt. Patrick'sAnderson RoadChamberlain Lake
Special Events:
Park Programs:
Big Trees
Boomers and Beyond
Calendar of Events
Guided Park Hikes
IN Master Naturalist
Leisure Activities
Nature Munchkins
School & Scout
Annual Report
Deer Management
Support School Programs
Employment/ Volunteer Opps
Facility Rental Information
The Friends of St. Joseph County Parks
Park Hours/Fees
Park Maps
Master Plan
Greenways Charrette
Park Related Links
Request for Proposals
Park Rules

Leisure Activities

For program information or reservations call 574/654-3155.

Fifty for 50!

In honor of the County Parks’ 50th Anniversary, we are celebrating with 50 free or discounted programs and special offers throughout the year! Look for this symbol highlighting the “Fifty for 50” events!

Canoe, Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard the St. Joseph River

  • Fri-Sun and Holidays, through Oct. 2; closed Mon-Thurs (except holidays)
  • St. Patrick’s County Park: Brown Barn
  • 11am to 4pm (Long trip rental ends at 2pm); vessels must be returned by 7pm.
  • 1-person kayak: $20 short trip and $27 long trip
    Stand Up Paddleboards: $25 short trip only (not available on Fridays)
    Canoe short trip: $25 and $32 long trip (long trip not available on Fridays)
    Plus gate fee
  • Shuttle service for your own vessel: $7 during regular operations.

 Packages include shuttle service, canoes, paddles and required life jackets. Parental signature required for renters under the age of 18. Not recommended for children 3 years of age or younger. Limited kayak and SUP rentals available. Need five or more canoes? No problem, call ahead to reserve a caravan of canoes at least ten days prior to your trip. Have your own vessel? We provide shuttle service for $7 during shuttle operations. Beginners and families may also use our pond for practice and fun for $7/hour.

Canoe and Kayak Map & Brochure

50th $5 off each canoe rental every Friday after Labor Day.

Disc Golf

  • Open daily, Pro Shop hours vary
  • Ferrettie/Baugo Creek Co. Park; Pro Shop located in Gate House
  • 10am to park closing
  • Daily pass: $4/adult; $3/youth (age 15 and under)
    Annual pass: $30/adult; $20/youth
    Annual gate/disc golf combo pass: $50

Bring your friends and family to this 18-hole course. Check out the Pro Shop for all your disc golfing needs. We carry INNOVA disc golf bags and a great selection of INNOVA discs, including tie-dyed discs!

Acrobat ReaderDisc Golf Map & Brochure

50th October 28-31, Fall Break Daily Pass: BOGO for all students (must show current school ID).

Evening Hayrides for Private Parties

Enjoy this colorful time of year with a tractor-drawn hayride! A campfire awaits you after the brisk ride. Morning times also available. Reservations are confirmed only when payment is received.

Free Public Hayrides

  • Sunday, October 16 and 30
  • Bendix Woods County Park: Playground
  • 1 to 3pm, weather permitting
  • Free!

Innertubing Parties

Thursday, November 10 we begin accepting reservations for private winter innertubing parties at St. Patrick’s and Ferrettie/Baugo Creek County Parks. For more information or to make a reservation call 574/654-3155.

  Click here to print off registration information.

Geocache St. Joseph County Parks


Join the hunt for hidden “geocaches” in St. Joseph County Parks. Bridge the gap between technology and nature as you go for a modern-day treasure hunt for hidden caches at Spicer Lake Nature Preserve, Bendix Woods, Ferrettie/Baugo Creek, and St. Patrick’s County Parks. Park entrance fee in effect on certain days. If you’re new to geocaching, visit to learn all about it or see Calendar of Events, April 14 and 21.

Acrobat Reader Download Cacheport here. Printer must be set to Landscape view.