We’ve been eyeing France Park since pictures of the lake started populating our Facebook groups. The blue lake has beguiled us and it was worth a detour home.
No, this isn’t some challenging hike through canyons. It’s a pleasant, relaxing walk around a lake across from an elementary school and only a few blocks from Collett Park.
The Wabashiki Wetlands are part of a larger Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area (FWA) west of Terre Haute, Indiana. Wabashiki has been featured frequently by the local media for recreational opportunities as well as bird watching.
While I’m focusing on kayaking for this post, I don’t want to ignore what else Wabashiki has to offer. Dewey Point has free parking with restrooms, picnic tables, and a chance for bird watching. From Dewey Point, there’s a seven mile trail between West Terre Haute and the wetlands. There is also a check in at Dewey Point for hunting.