Located at 7700 S County Rd 975 E in Plainfield, Sodalis Nature Park is managed by the Town of Plainfield. This 210-acre nature preserve was named for an endangered bat species that live in the park.
This is an excellent spot to enjoy the beauty of Hendricks County. There are a variety of walking and hiking trails, making it easy for all ages to explore the park’s mature woodlands. Trails are accessible year-round. Dogs are allowed but must be leashed and cleaned up after.
The highlight for many is the 5.5-acre pond, as well as the small waterfall by the dam. There’s a paved path near the pond, which is ADA accessible. There are also two floating docks, one accessed by stairs and one by ramp. Catch and release fishing is allowed.
There is a shelter in addition to a variety of picnic tables, all offering a great view of the pond. While there are no permanent facilities, there are portapotties as well as trash cans.
The park is open from dawn to dusk daily. In addition to fishing and hiking, it offers opportunities for bird watching and viewing wildlife.
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