3000 E. Oregon Church Road
Terre Haute, IN 47807
Fowler Park consists of 462.82 acres with total water area of 55.9 acres, including a Wilderness Area, covering 300 acres, with two lakes, four ponds, and over four miles of trails that accommodate fishing, boating, camping, hiking, and picnicking. The park is located 7.2 miles south of I-70 on U.S. 41 and .8 mile east on Oregon Church Road. Founded in June of 1967, Fowler Park was the first park acquired by Vigo County Parks and Recreation Board. The park, obtained from the Peabody Coal Company, received its name in memory of Captain Eugene Fowler, the first man from Vigo County to lose his life in the Vietnam War. Inside Fowler Park there is a 25.9 acre lake, recently named W. Keith Ruble Lake in honor of retired Superintendent, Keith Ruble, a campground, a beach, picnic shelters, playgrounds, trails, restrooms, a boat launch, and a pioneer village. The Pioneer Village is an 1840’s era village setting that is located on the northeast side of Fowler Park and consists of 18 buildings plus a log barn and a working gristmill. Open the third Saturday of the month from May-September and also during Pioneer Days, the Pancake Breakfast, and Christmas Walk, the Pioneer Village includes a school.