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Trail 7

Easy/Intermediate
 4.3 (3)

A must visit informational trail exploring the remains of a popular amusement park destroyed by a flood in 1937.


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Map Key

0.7

Miles

1.1

KM

Point to Point

464' 141 m

High

442' 135 m

Low

35' 11 m

Up

14' 4 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

6%

Max Grade (3°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Fishing · Historical Significance · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

ADA Accessible While this trail is accessible, it is recommended to call the park office for ADA assistance.

Family Friendly Short, historic, and easy.

Need to Know

The portion of Trail 3 leading to Rose Island is paved but extremely steep.

Description

Cross the historical Portersville Bridge to step foot on what was once Rose Island Amusement Park. This trail offers a plethora of informational signs displaying info about the historical park. There has been a lot of improvement to this trail in the past decade and it almost feels like an outdoor museum. While most of the structures were washed away, a few stone foundations remain including the entrance, pool and dance hall. If you look closely, you can see a few depressions where buildings once stood. This is a very fun and informational trail and a must see if you visit Charlestown State Park.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of birding opportunities. Fishing is allowed on the banks of Fourteen Mile Creek.

Contacts

Shared By:

Michael Kontos

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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#103

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Portersville Bridge
Mar 6, 2020 near Charles…, IN
Walkway of Roses
Mar 6, 2020 near Charles…, IN
The foot bridge looking back from Rose Island.
Nov 5, 2017 near Charles…, IN

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Dec 22, 2020
Cm Schnet
lots of informative signs and remnants from the old Rose Island Amusement park that was destroyed in the 1937 flood.
Sep 19, 2020
Joe Walter
Jun 16, 2020
Brian McManus
Jun 7, 2020
Brandon Pierce
May 23, 2020
Darius M
Easy little walk except for the hike back up the hill 0.9mi