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"Fox Island County Park and Nature Preserve" Top 5 Page for this destination Fort Wayne Things to Do Tip by Ischyros

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  Fox Island County Park
by Ischyros

Fox Island County Park is the largest forested area remaining in Allen County. Located on the southwest side of Fort Wayne, it is bordered by the interstate on one side and railroad tracks on another. It's also close enough to the airport that jets with their landing gear down cruise low enough overhead you'll swear you can see the people inside. All of this will remind you that you're still in civilization (notice the nearby train in the picture), but it's still secluded enough that you can enjoy peace and quiet close to life in the big city. Several miles of hiking trails wander through the woods. There are picnic spots and swimming beaches, cross country skiing and bird watching. Fox Island is often considered Fort Wayne's best kept secret. To get to Fox Island, take I-69 to exit 102. Head west on U.S. 24 (Jefferson Blvd.) and turn left at the second stoplight (just past the Wendys) Follow that road past the stores and hotels, over the railroad tracks, across the interstate and eventually Fox Island County Park will appear on the left side of the road. Admission is $2 per person (NOTE: Possibly more with out-of-county liscense plates) and is often done on the honor system. I'm really curious how many people actually fill out the envelope and pay. The park is open 9AM-6PM October 1-April 30 and 9AM-8PM May 1-September 30. It's closed on Mondays. It occasionally opens early and sometimes stays open late during celestial events at the observatory.

Address: 7324 Yohne Road
Phone: 260-449-3180

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 13, 2004
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