south at Twin Swamps Nature Preserve southwest of Evansville, in the
"big toe" of Indiana.
A lengthy boardwalk allows visitors to explore one of the most northern
stands of bald cypress trees found anywhere in the United States.
Viewers may feel they've been mystically transported to a southern
state as they gaze out at the cypress trees with their roots underwater
and knobby knees protruding above.
The sloughs are home to spider lilies, among the largest wildflowers in
the state, as well as the unusual featherfoil plant, with its leaves
floating on the water. It appears to belong to a different geological
In fact, the whole swamp aura offers a primordial feel, like Indiana
may have been eons ago when it was a shallow ocean.
Directions: Take S.R. 69 south in
Posey Co. until it ends at Hovey Lake Fish and Wildlife Area. From
there, go west a little over 1.25 mi. to the first intersection. This
is Co. Rd. 300W, which is gravel at this point. Go north (right) on the
gravel road (the paved road turns south) for about 1 mi. The parking
lot will be on the left. A trail and boardwalk traverses the property