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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Kite Creations

03/25/2023 10:00 am
$4/person
9+
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Survival: Orienteering

03/11/2023 10:30 am
$2/person
All
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The Amazing Turkey Vulture

03/17/2023 5:30 pm
Free
All
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Nature Nuts: Fur & Feathers

03/08/2023 9:30 am
$4/child
3-5
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Nature Nuts: Fur & Feathers

03/07/2023 9:30 am
$4/child
3-5
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Winter Astronomy

02/24/2023 8:00 pm
$3/person
All
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Nature Nuts: Snow

02/07/2023 9:30 am
$4/child
3-5
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Nature Nuts: Snow

02/08/2023 9:30 am
$4/child
3-5
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Groundhog Day

02/02/2023 5:30 pm
Free
All
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Nature Nuts: Animal Tracks

01/11/2023 9:30 am
$4/child
3-5
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Nature Nuts: Animal Tracks

01/10/2023 9:30 am
$4/child
3-5
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Breakfast with the Birds

02/04/2023 9:00 am
Free
All
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Wednesday Bird Walk: Raptors

02/01/2023 8:00 am
Free
8+
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Winter Scavenger Hunt

01/29/2023 2:00 pm
Free
All
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Trail Trekkers: Winter Penny Hike

12/19/2022 1:30 pm
$2/child
6-9
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Ginger Bird House

12/17/2022 1:00 pm
$2/person
6-9
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Nature Nuts: Pinecones

12/07/2022 9:30 am
$4/child
3-5
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Nature Nuts: Pinecones

12/06/2022 9:30 am
$4/child
3-5
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Hiking Club

10/18/2022 6:00 pm
Free
All
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Nature Nuts: Nature's Colors

10/05/2022 9:30 am
$4/child
3-5
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Nature Nuts: Nature's Colors

10/04/2022 9:30 am
$4/child
3-5
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Halloween Campfire & Hayrides

10/29/2022 7:00 pm
$5/person (2 & under are free)
All
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Halloween Campfire & Hayrides

10/28/2022 7:00 pm
$5/person (2 & under are free)
All
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Sandhill Crane Trip

11/19/2022 2:30 pm
Free (Limit 20)
16+
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America Recycles Day

11/13/2022 1:00 pm
Free
All
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Wednesday Bird Walk

11/02/2022 8:00 am
Free (No Registration Required)
8+
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Nature Nuts: Squirrels

11/02/2022 9:30 am
$4/child (Limit 12)
3-5
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Nature Nuts: Squirrels

11/01/2022 9:30 am
$4/child (Limit 12)
3-5
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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$150

Security Deposit$$100

Cottonwood Shelter

Capacity75

Fee$110

Black Maple Shelter

Capacity50

Fee$60