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River Preserve County Park

  • ., Goshen, IN 46526

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River Preserve County Park runs along the Elkhart River 4 miles south of Goshen, between Benton and New Paris.

Access Sites

Baintertown Hydro
A half-mile hike on the Baintertown Canal Trail leads visitors to a site where the historic hydroelectric power plant still stands. The area also features a small picnic area and canoe portage

Baintertown Park
A half-mile hike on the Baintertown Canal Trail leads visitors to a site where the historic hydroelectric power plant still stands. The area also features a small picnic area and canoe portage.

Baintertown Dam
Easily accessible from CR 142, this site is popular for fishing and hiking. A short trail along the canal leads to scenic views of the dam and offers opportunities for watching a variety of wildlife.

Benton Hydro
Benton Hydro offers picturesque views of the countyside for hikers and paddlers. The site also features the longest trail at the Preserve and connects to the Benton Spillway Trail. Please note that parking access is limited to summer.


Benton Spillway
Benton Spillway is an ideal setting for a relaxing outing with family and friends. The site offers multiple picnic areas, a rentable shelter, and easy access to hiking trails, restrooms, and parking.

Benton Dam
Hiking trails lead along the historic canal through woods, prairies, and wetlands. The trail provides fantastic opportunities for photography and wildlife observation. Parking is limited to summer, or visitors can park year-round at the adjacent Benton Spillway.

Benton Landing
Easily accessible from US 33, this cozy site features easy canoe portage and a small picnic area with views overlooking the river and woods.


DeFries Gardens
DeFries Gardens features seasonal wildflowers, perennials, and a year-round calendar garden. The site is popular with photographers, gardeners, and artists.

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