Help Support Friends of the Limberlost

The Friends of the Limberlost, a non-profit corporation, supports both the Limberlost Cabin State Historic Site and the Indiana Division of Nature Preserves. Membership dues and donations are vital and contribute to the many projects honoring the memory and legacy of Gene Stratton-Porter through public programs and wetland restoration.

The purpose of Friends of the Limberlost is to promote the Limberlost Cabin State Historic Site as an educational historic facility that fosters remembrance of Gene Stratton-Porter’s love of nature reflected in her nature studies, photography, and novels; to assist the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Indiana State Museum and State Historic Sites, with the operation of the Limberlost Cabin State Historic Site; and to promote the development and restoration of wetlands by assisting and cooperating with the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Nature Preserves.

In addition to tours of the historic home, there are hiking trails throughout the Land of the Limberlost.  The 460-acre Loblolly Marsh Wetland Preserve, the 106-acre bird sanctuary, and the 228-acre Wabash River, Rainbow Bottom, and the 846-acre Limberlost Swamp Wetlands Preserve are all open to the public, as are other nearby nature trails and parks.  Discover why Gene Stratton-Porter considered the Limberlost one of the best places anywhere to photograph birds, butterflies and flowers.

Creek Run will host the 11th Annual James Peterson Memorial Fish Fry & Cornhole Tournament on August 4, 2017.  Activities include: 5K Walk/Run, Motorcycle/Car Cruise-In, Cornhole Tournament, Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, and Chipping Game. All proceeds are donated to The Friends of the Limberlost. If you would like to donate or sponsor an activity, please contact Kristy Bisel at 765-728-8051 or  Last year’s event raised $4,838.16 for the Friends of the Limberlost!