Cobus Creek County Park

Cobus Creek County Park is our newest park located in the northwest corner of Elkhart County. Once farmland, this 84 acre site contains a variety of natural habitats from abandoned fields, woods and wetlands. Cobus Creek, a cold water trout stream runs through the property.

Hard packed and natural hiking trails

lead visitors through the park and around the five acre pond. Come explore the natural beauty and recreational opportunities Cobus Creek has to offer.

Park Activities

Paved walking trail
Rentable shelter
Modern restrooms
Nature trails
Observation deck
Fishing pier

Cross-country skiing
Playground equipment

Sensory garden
Volleyball court


Cobus Creek

Cobus Creek is one of the few cold water trout streams in Indiana. The cold water, wooded banks and gravel bottom is ideal for supporting trout. Unfortunately the stream was diverted in the past reducing it’s quality. A stream restoration project is currently underway to help improve trout habitat.

Sensory Garden

The Sensory Garden is being designed for everyone who wishes to enhance the average garden experience by stimulating their senses. From the first blooms in early spring through the last scent of fragrant herbs in the autumn air, the Sensory Garden will be continually graced with the sweet scents, sights, sounds, tastes and textures of nature.

  Cobus Creek Shelter

Cobus Creek Shelter

Capacity - 100 

Fee - $175.00,

Deposit - $100.00

Open-air shelter located adjacent to Cobus Creek and close to the fishing pier, playground area, hiking trails and restrooms. Shelter includes electricity, catering kitchen with sink, counter space, cabinets, roll top window with serving counter. Shelter also has picnic tables, grill and a fireplace (wood not provided). Handicap-accessible.

Payment Methods
Payment for program fees, shelter reservations or Ox Bow Park season passes can be made by cash, check or credit card. Payments by cash or check must be made in person at the Elkhart County Parks Administration office, 211 W. Lincoln Ave, Goshen Indiana. Payment by credit card can be made in person or by phone at 574-535-6458. If paying by credit card a convenience fee of $1.00 or 3%, which ever is greater, will be applied.

  Park Hours:

January, February, November, December 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
March, October 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
April, September 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
May, June, July, August 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Park hours subject to change without notice.


  Park Location:

  Cobus Creek County Park is located at
  30680 C.R. 8, 1/4 mile east of Ash Road in Elkhart, IN.

  Park Rules:

  In an effort to protect the beauty of the parks and to provide visitors with a safe and enjoyable experience, certain activities are prohibited. For a list of prohibited park activities please follow this link. Park Rules

  Cobus Creek County Park Map


Other Parks:
Bonneyville Mill County Park
Ox Bow Park
River Preserve

Pumpkinvine Nature Trail
Other Properties

Special Events Parks

Museum Education

Volunteer Links

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Elkhart County Parks and Recreation
211 W. Lincoln Ave.
Goshen, IN 46526-3280


Phone 574-535-6458   TDD 574-535-6420