Warren county profile - leisure

Warren County offers many recreational and cultural opportunities to its residents. Our small communities have also done their part to shape the history of Indiana and the nation. Outdoor sports such as hiking, hunting, golf and swimming are popular in Warren County. Parks and recreational facilities are maintained by several organizations. photo: Cicott Pow-Wow at the county park near Independence attracts national Native American performers. photo: Williamsport Falls is the state's highest waterfall.

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Golf: Neighboring Attica's Harrison Hills Country Club provides a challenging and idyllic setting just a few miles away. 

Community Athletic Facility: The indoor track and fitness equipment facility-PAC Center at Seeger High School is open for public use before and after school.

County Park: Cicott Park in Independence preserves the location of Warren County's first settler, a French fur trader. Hiking is available. The annual Cicott Pow-Wow is a growing event for Native American dancers, singers and story-tellers.  

Town Parks: Williamsport, West Lebanon, Pine Village and State Line City all maintain parks with playground equipment and ample shade trees. An active Little League program uses these parks.  

Fairgrounds: A large park in the heart of Williamsport hosts the annual county fair.  

Falls Junction: Indiana's highest waterfall is located in downtown Williamsport. Except in dry weather, a small stream tumbles 80 feet. A new picnic platform and shelter overlook the falls.  

Nature Preserves: Fall Creek Gorge (known locally as the Potholes), owned by the Nature Conservancy, is a beautiful little creek bed carved through stone. The NICHES Land Trust preserves several hundred acres in Warren County for birdwatching, hiking and natural habitat restoration.  

Outdoor Sports: Hunting is popular locally; one privately-owned hunting preserve south of West Lebanon hosts special events.Big Pine Creek offers unique natural landscapes as well as excellent kayaking during seasonal peak flows. Many people also enjoy boating and fishing on the Wabash River. Off-road vehicles play at the Badlands, a privately-owned off-road park in neighboring Fountain County.

Swimming: The Williamsport Community Pool, located in the fairgrounds, is open summers. Seeger High School hosts open swimming at their indoor pool weekday evenings during the school year.