Discover Ox Bow
Packed with activities and amenities, it’s not hard to see why this park is so well-loved.
23033 County Road 45
Goshen, IN 46528
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.
A daily entry fee is required for all motorized vehicles. For pedestrians arriving by bicycle or on foot, admission is free.
Vehicle Entrance Fee: $2/vehicle
Annual Pass: $20/year
The Story of Ox Bow County Park
Ox Bow County Park began as 165 acres of land farmed by the residents and staff of the nearby Elkhart County Home. In 1968, the property was transferred to the Elkhart County Parks Board, and designated as park land. In the following year, the property was formally named Ox Bow County Park, inspired by an oxbow lake that formed through the succession of the Elkhart River over many years.
In the 2000s, Ox Bow County Park has seen some big additions such as the 1-mile paved bike path and the construction of a new lookout tower. Both have been welcomed with gratitude for generous support and excitement for new memories to be made and experiences to be had now and into the future.
Explore Ox Bow
Things to Do
Ox Bow is packed with opportunities for outdoor sports and recreation.
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)
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.
Two athletic fields offer wide expanses for tackling team sports, like soccer, volleyball, and flag football.
In the winter months, the park features groomed trails and two sledding hills and a warming house for an afternoon of snow-filled fun.
Shelters at Ox Bow
Ox Bow Park features eight rentable facilities and sites.