Cheeney Creek Natural Area
- Nature Trails
Nature is waiting to be explored at Cheeney Creek Natural Area (11030 Fishers Pointe Boulevard). The 25-acre park is a secret wildlife oasis in the heart of Fishers and home to several unique amenities. From fishing ponds to greenways, Cheeney Creek is the ideal place to unplug this summer with friends and family.
“Cheeney Creek Natural Area is one of Fishers’ most hidden gems,” said Tony Elliot, Director of Fishers Parks & Recreation. “The wooded park is perfect for residents and families wanting to spend time in the great outdoors by fishing, jogging, birding, or exploring the forest”.
With nearly 2 miles of nature and multi-use trails, the park is a favorite spot among local hikers, nature enthusiasts, and birdwatchers. A grassland corridor runs along the Cheeney Creek Greenway and is the perfect place to unplug with a scenic hike in nature. The soft surface woodland trail runs along the banks of Cheeney Creek throughout the park and boasts some of the largest trees in Fishers.
Looking for a relaxing day on the water? Bring your fishing pole and cast a line at one of the three designated fishing areas within the park, including a 3-acre pond stocked with largemouth bass, bluegill, and channel catfish (a state of Indiana fishing license is required).
Nature lovers will delight in this park dedicated to preserving wildlife and its natural habitat. Birders headed out early in the morning can hear both songbirds and waterbirds, and the woodland areas are known for abundant wildlife sightings, including deer, squirrels, and more. Various aquatic species also thrive along the park’s creek and beautiful bodies of water.Cheeney Creek Natural Area is open to the public to explore year-round from dawn to dusk.