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McCormick’s Creek State Park is Indiana’s oldest state park. It was dedicated on July 4, 1916, as part of the state Centennial Celebration. It has grown to 1,833 acres today from its original 350 acres.
The Miami Indians originally inhabited the area. The first settler to claim an acreage for homesteading was John McCormick. The land included nearly 100 acres along the canyon by the waterfalls. Since it was common to name physical locations by the owner’s name, McCormick’s Creek was now so named.
In 1888 Dr. Fredrick Denkewalter purchased part of the area to build a sanitorium for the wealthy to "get away from it all" and recuperate. The original sanitorium, built on the present-day Canyon Inn site, was a white-sided structure with long porches on every side. With the death of Dr. Denkewalter in 1914, the land was purchased by the State of Indiana in order to maintain the park-like setting.
The Canyon Inn opened its doors in the old sanitorium building in 1916. Over the years remodeling projects have changed the physical appearance of the Inn, which still stands on the original foundation, but it has not changed the surroundings and scenic appeal that first attracted Dr. Denkewalter.

  • Free Wireless Internet available throughout the Inn
  • Complimentary Coffee
  • Coffee Makers in all rooms
  • Full Service Restaurant
  • Satellite Television
  • Hair dryers in all rooms
  • Iron and ironing boards available on request
  • Game Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Rollaway’s available for $10.00 per night
  • Cribs available for $5.00 per night
  • Refrigerators available for $7.50 per night
  • Large lounge with fireplace and comfortable hickory and leather furniture. 
  • Gift shop
  • Also see our fossil display.
Canyon Inn

Beautiful scenery, gracious staff, and history blend together at Indiana’s Oldest State Park to make your visit unforgettable. Whether you are interested in a wedding, reunion, overnight getaway or meal, the Canyon Inn at McCormick’s Creek State Park can meet your every need. Enjoy the peaceful calm of the canyon and cliffs. When you are ready for more excitement, Bloomington and Indiana University are just 15 miles east and offer cultural experiences, sporting events and a wide range of dining options.

The Canyon Inn Restaurant is open year ‘round, three meals a day for your dining pleasure. Our 160 seat dining room features a casual atmosphere perfect for a relaxed meal before or after enjoying a day in scenic McCormick’s Creek State Park. Our glass-enclosed porch affords a lovely view of the woods and the wildlife.
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