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Campfires: Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area (Terre Haute)

Hosted by Indiana Humanities

Join our Campfires program for a trek through land that connects two halves of the Terre Haute community.

August 17
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Wabashiki FWA
110 East National Avenue
West Terre Haute, IN 47885 United States

Event Details

Situated along the Wabash River, the Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife area serves not only as a preservation site for the marshlands and forests within its acreage but also an important community recreation area that connects West Terre Haute and the much larger city of Terre Haute. If you’re interested in bird watching or want to understand the history of this land in relationship to its surrounding communities, this is the Campfire for you!

The trek will be co-led by a Hoosier humanities scholar and a local naturalist. As we explore the landscape, we’ll stop to read short works by nature writers that will encourage conversation about our surroundings and the larger Terre Haute community. The trek will conclude with a shared meal and discussion around a campfire.

Your ticket price includes a campfire meal, Upland Brewing Company beers and snacks for the trail, in addition to any entrance or rental fees associated with the trek.

WHERE: Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area

WHEN: August 17, 2024, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. EDT


TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy, but come prepared with your rainboots; we’ll be hiking through areas of thick vegetation


  • A limited number of free tickets are available based on need; please contact Sam Opsahl at sopsahl@indianahumanities.org.
  • Depending on the weather, some trails may be wet, so wear shoes that can handle the mud.
  • Please bring a reuseable water bottle to take with you on the outing.
  • We’ll send a final confirmation two days before the event with driving and parking instructions and any other updates.
  • In case of inclement weather, Indiana Humanities will cancel the event and alert you via email at least two hours prior to the event start time. If the event is canceled, we’ll offer a refund or a ticket to another Campfires event of your choice.
  • This event is designed for ages 12 and older.
  • Upland Brewing Company beer will be available to attendees 21 and older.
  • Refunds are not available after 72 hours in advance (unless Indiana Humanities cancels the event).


Indiana Humanities’ award-winning Campfires program pairs nature and literature to spark conversations about Indiana’s future. Something about the combination of wild places, great writing, a warm campfire and cold beer gets Hoosiers talking in fresh and surprising ways about the world around us and our place in it.


Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk.

Indiana Humanities will make reasonable modifications to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy our programs. If you need an accommodation, please email Sam Opsahl at sopsahl@indianahumanities.org.

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