This spring I was invited to come out and tour the Indiana Cave Trail (which is AMAZING!) but I needed somewhere somewhat centrally located to stay as I explored. Harrison County Parks invited me to stay in one of their gorgeous cabins in Buffalo Trace Park and you’ll see in this post that I’m SO glad they did! It was amazing – what an experience!
This park is actually in the town of Palmyra located in southern Indiana (north west of Louisville).
Wildlife at Buffalo Trace Park:
THIS WAS EPIC! Chances are you’ve scanned and already seen the photos below but I want to tell you what happened! My first night at Buffalo Trace Park I decided to head out around sunset and drive through the park to see what else was there besides the cabins.
As I was pulling around the lake on the way to the beach I saw this AMAZING bushy tailed red fox running right down the middle of the road! I couldn’t believe it! I quickly zoomed my car into a parking spot and grabbed my camera.
Generally speaking foxes do NOT want anything to do with human interaction. This fox was no different – I stayed a good distance from him and used my long lens. In fact I stayed behind my car door most of the time just to be sure.
At first he ran around and chased the ducks and geese for a few minutes scaring them all down into the water. I thought it was rather curious that he wasn’t really hunting them and so I sat quietly waiting to see what happened next.
I couldn’t believe it! He left the ducks and geese and ran behind a bunch of bushes by the beach house. Figuring he had to come out eventually I sat patiently waiting to see if the fox would reappear. I couldn’t believe my luck! The fox had scared the ducks and geese away because he was raiding nests!!!
I watched him for another half hour-ish (or so it seemed) as he ran off with egg after egg out to a field far from the park area. WOW!!! It was definitely the “right time right place” sort of thing as I came back the next night hoping to see the fox again with no luck.
Look at these guys! I absolutely don’t recommend feeding them (geese can get very aggressive!) but it was fun to see a flock of feathers running around the campground, mostly down by the beach!
Activities at Buffalo Trace Park:
*FREE Petting Zoo
*Swimming / Beach
*FREE Fishing (Indiana fishing license needed)
*Picnic Tables & Shelters
Cabin Tour at Buffalo Trace Park:
The cabins at Buffalo Trace Park are GORGEOUS! I was pleasantly surprised how huge the cabins were and SO SO roomy! There is plenty of room for families to stay here! Look at that covered porch! AND the price to rent a cabin are CRAZY reasonable!
Check out the video above – there’s even a massive field in front of the quiet cabin area you can just run and run and run! And the master bedroom opens right out to the side patio! BOTH cabins are wheelchair accessible too although one also has a stovetop and kitchen sink that can be raised or lowered to accommodate wheelchair guests. The shower in my cabin also had a built in bench with flat access inside.
Note: You will need to bring your own bedding and towels but dishes are furnished. Each cabin includes a picnic table on the patio. You CAN put a tent on site as well! The covered porches are fabulous!
Other Lodging at Buffalo Trace Park:
*Modern Campground (w/hookup, dump station, shower house & restrooms)
Drive Thru of the Park:
I took a quick video driving through the park so you can get an idea of it’s size and what there is to do! Remember I went in early spring when the leaves hadn’t come in yet so it’s much prettier now!
What to Do Nearby:
Indiana Cave Trail
Battle of Corydon
O’Bannon State Park