|Boat rides, museum, outdoor exhibits...there's a lot to do.|
|From Toledo all the way to Evansville.|
|Each set of horses only pulled for 10 miles then were relieved.|
Here's the Canal Park data sheet:
Hookups: 20, 30, 50 amp water and sewer
Fire ring: Yes
Water Access: Yes (river)
Fresh Water: Yes
Trash Service: Yes
Toilets: Yes - flush
Dump station: No
Level sites: Yes
Verizon reception: Spotty – 1 bar of 1G
Millenicom reception: Spotty – 1 out of 5 bars
Cost: $14 per night for a 20 amp hookup, $22 for a full hookup
I stayed two nights at Canal Park over Labor Day weekend and surprisingly there were only two other RV's there along with a single tent camper.
|Replica of a canal boat set up as playground equipment.|
There is a recreation of what early Delphi looked like set up in the park that you can tour through.
|Plaques throughout the park describe what you are viewing.|
On weekends there are boat rides in an electrically propelled canal boat available for purchase.
This is the Gray Bridge which was built over the canal in 1913 in another Indiana County. The park commission had it disassembled and reassembled in Canal Park.
|The bridge now links pedestrian trails on each side of the canal.|
To enable the canal to pass through changes in elevation along the 460 miles it ran locks were emplaced much like the locks in the Panama Canal although on a smaller scale.
|A non-working replica canal lock.|
I originally chose to camp at Canal Park because of it's reasonably priced campsites but I came away impressed by the canal exhibits. I learned a lot about the canal which, frankly, I didn't even remember from school days. I'd recommend Canal Park as a great family weekend camping/educational destination, it was really peaceful camping there.
Thanks for reading!