McVey Memorial Forest

McVey Memorial Forest is a wonderful example of upland and lowland forests, prairie, wetlands, and river habitat. The three scenic natural trails meander through diverse landscapes and habitats along Bush Creek with an overlook of the Mississinewa River. 

Edna McVey established this nature preserve in her will to be a wildlife sanctuary. McVey Memorial Forest is adjacent to hundreds of acres of a forest managed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources; making this area one of the largest wildlife corridors in east central Indiana.

The vital wildlife habitat within this preserve is undergoing decades-long restoration efforts. Sections of this preserve may be closed for wildlife habitat improvement projects.

Visit our Current Conservation Projects page to learn more about restoration efforts at this site.


Acres: 249

Accessibility: Open to the Public

Features: Parking lots, picnic shelter, hiking trails (total trail length 3.5 miles), pond overlook

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