Coulter Nature Preserve

Natural Areas: Coulter Nature Preserve

State Designated Nature Preserve [#180; 2001]

Trail at Coulter Nature Preserve

Trail. Click to enlarge

Coulter Nature Preserve is home to more than 400 species of plants, many unusual in Indiana. A short-stemmed lollipop trail offers access to the interior, crossing several shallow swales along the way. Look for prickly pear cactus, which is common here.


Porter County. About 0.5 mile N of U.S. 20, or 0.5 mile S of U.S. 12, on County Line Road, which divides Lake and Porter counties. A small parking pull-off is on the east side of the road.

GPS: N 41 36.110 W 87 13.340



Finder Sketch

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