McCloud Nature Park

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Address: 8518 Hughes Rd., North Salem IN 46165
Nature Center Phone: 765-676-5437
Park Hours: Dawn to dusk daily
Park Rules: Download Park Rules
Pavilion Rental: Rent a Pavilion

About McCloud Nature Park

At 232 acres, McCloud Nature Park is a premier nature park in central Indiana. Visitors can enjoy over six miles of hiking trails, access to Big Walnut Creek, year-round programs at the Nature Center and a wide variety of wildlife viewing opportunities. Modern restrooms and picnic facilities are on-site. A park pavilion is available for group rental.

Park Amenities

Click here to download park map.
Click here to download park map.
  • 232 acres of woods, glacial ravines, prairie and creek
  • 6.5 miles of well-marked trails
  • Fishing, wading, canoeing and kayaking in Big Walnut Creek
  • Nature Center with restrooms
  • Interactive exhibits
  • Restored iron truss bridge that is over 100 years old
  • Bird-viewing room and resource library
  • Weekly nature programs
  • Picnic pavilion with tables (can be rented)

Pavilion Rental

The pavilion at McCloud is available for your enjoyment year-round! Click here for reservation instructions and to check availability and reserve the date of your choice. Please call the HCP&R main office at 317-718-6188 with questions.

Rental Fee

Hendricks County Residents: $100/Day

Non-Residents: $125/Day

McCloud Nature Center:

Hours of Operation:
Jan – Feb & Nov – Dec: Friday & Saturday: 10am-4pm;
March – Oct: Wednesday – Saturday: 10am-4pm
Entry Fee: FREE
Contact Information:
Email: mccloudnp@hcparks.net
Phone: 765-676-5437

The McCloud Park Nature Center hosts over 1,000ft2 of exhibit space and is filled with informative modern exhibits, animal specimens, interactive and educational computers, a bird viewing area, greenhouse, resource library and rotating local artists’ exhibits. At the McCloud Park Nature Center, there really is something for everyone! Nature Center amenities include:

  • Bird-Viewing Area
  • Greenhouse
  • Interactive Computers
  • Interpretive Exhibits
  • Resource Library
  • Rotating Art Exhibits

Rules and Documents: