Discover Ox Bow

Packed with activities and amenities, it’s not hard to see why this park is so well-loved.

Park Address

23033 County Road 45
Goshen, IN 46528

Directions to Ox Bow

Park Hours

January, February, November, December - 9 AM-6 PM
March, October - 9 AM-7 PM
April, September - 9 AM-8 PM
May, June, July, August - 9 AM-9 PM

Park hours subject to change without notice.

If you’re looking for a park to explore and play all day, you’ve come to the right place. Mere minutes from Elkhart and Goshen, Ox Bow County Park offers countless ways to make the most out of your visit–from nature programs and woodland hikes to archery and disc golf, you’ll be spoiled for choice on what to do next.

Park Admission

A daily entry fee is required for all motorized vehicles. For pedestrians arriving by bicycle or on foot, admission is free.
Vehicle Entrance Fee: $3/vehicle
Annual Pass: $25/year


Park Map

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Things to Do

Ox Bow is packed with opportunities for outdoor sports and recreation.

Archery

The NW end of the park features an Archery Range. Daily use is $1 with park admission, or $10/Annual Pass (free for ages 15 & younger)

Disc Golf

The Flying Disc Sanctuary includes a 24-hole technical course that is popular with local disc golfers and clubs. Daily use with park admission is $2, or $20/Annual Pass.

Field Sports

Two athletic fields offer wide expanses for tackling team sports, like soccer, volleyball, and flag football.

Fishing

Ox Bow’s Elkhart River provides almost unlimited opportunities for fishing and features multiple piers and sites to cast a line.

Hiking

Meandering trails through woodlands and wetlands offer great views and easy hikes. Go solo, or bring a friend, or the whole family!

Snow Sports

In the winter months, the park features groomed trails and two sledding hills and a warming house for an afternoon of snow-filled fun.

Upcoming Events

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Winter Astronomy

01/17/2020 9:00 pm
$4/person (Limit 20)
All
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Breakfast with the Birds

01/11/2020 9:00 am
Free
All
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Nature Nuts: Animal Tracks

01/07/2020 9:30 am
$4/child (Limit 12)
3–5
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Winter Wetland Survival

12/14/2019 1:00 pm
Free
All
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Park in the Dark

12/13/2019 7:00 pm
Free (Limit 25)
All
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Bird Feeding Basics

12/07/2019 9:00 am
$3/person (Limit 20)
All
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Volunteer Work Day

11/16/2019 10:00 am
Free
18+
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Wednesday Bird Walk: Ox Bow

12/04/2019 8:00 am
Free
8+
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Nature Nuts: Pinecones

12/03/2019 9:30 am
$4/child (Limit 12)
3–5
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Tails to Trails

11/21/2019 6:00 pm
Free
All
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Pisgah Marsh Trip

11/16/2019 12:00 pm
$20/person (Limit 11)
8+
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Nature Nuts: The Lorax

11/05/2019 9:30 am
$4/child (Limit 12)
3–5
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Saw-Whet Owl Banding Trip

11/02/2019 4:15 pm
$40/person (Limit 11)
6+
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Halloween Campfire + Hayrides

10/26/2019 6:00 pm
$5/person
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Halloween Campfire + Hayrides

10/25/2019 7:00 pm
$5/person
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Halloween Campfire + Hayrides

10/24/2019 6:00 pm
$5/person
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Shelters at Ox Bow

Ox Bow Park features eight rentable facilities and sites.

Stable Shelter

Capacity110

Fee$110

Red Pines Campfire

Capacity50

Fee$25

Hickory Hill Chapel

Capacity50

Fee$60

Fisherman’s Camp Shelter

Capacity75

Fee$110

Honey Locust Shelter

Capacity75

Fee$85

Coffee Tree Shelter

Capacity50

Fee$60

Ox Bow Haus Shelter

Capacity50

Fee$125

Security Deposit$100

Cottonwood Shelter

Capacity75

Fee$110

Black Maple Shelter

Capacity50

Fee$60