Hawthorn Park & JI Case Wetland Wildlife Refuge consists of 256.72 acres and total water area of 68.6 acres. The refuge is located on East Old Maple Avenue, .6 mile north of U.S. 40 off of Hunt Road (Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on south border). 
Inside Hawthorn Park are a lake, labyrinth, campground, picnic shelters, playgrounds, archery range, and trails including a fully accessible trail with a wildlife observation shelter overlooking J I Case Wetland Wildlife Refuge. The Refuge's 50.3 acre lake attracts migratory birds and fishermen. The campground, open May 1 - October 15, has 72 modern sites and 13 primitive sites. Fishing, boating, camping, hiking, running, swimming in season, picnicking, and bird watching. Boat launches and rest rooms.
Wooded campground, 72 electrical hookups including 7 pull-thrus, 13 primitive/tent sites. Fire ring and picnic table at each site. Water hydrants nearby. Modern shower houses with rest rooms. Handicapped accessible. Dump station. Pets are welcome but must be kept on leash. Firewood available for purchase. Horseshoe pits, small playground. Nearby lake for fishing. In park, swimming beach (Memorial Day-Labor Day), boat ramps, trails, archery range, playgrounds, labyrinth, and softball/volleyball field.
Campground open May 1 - October 15.  Will remain open for Parke County Covered Bridge Festival visitors upon request.  Park open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.   No reservations.  Must check-in between those hours.  Night guard on duty.  Electrical sites - Call the number at the bottom of this page for current pricing.
Directions-  From I-70, go north on State Road 46 for 3 miles to U.S. 40. Turn right and go 1 mile east to North Hunt Street (second stop light/Lost Creek Elementary School), turn left and go .6 mile north. Turn left onto East Old Maple Avenue. Go .6 mile to park entrance on left. After entering park, turn right to go to campground.
From U.S. 41, go east on U.S. 40/ Wabash Avenue, continue east past State Road 46 and follow above directions.
From U.S. 40 going west, turn right on North Hunt Street (stop light/Lost Creek Elementary School) and follow above directions.  If you pass Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, you missed the turn.
For Camping Information
Call (812)-462-3225
Park address: 6067 E. Old Maple Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47803