In 1975, Noe's Rest Park was donated to the Harrison County Park and Recreation
Department by a former governor of Louisiana, and boyhood Harrison County resident, James
A. Noe. The park is a memorial to his mother and grandparents who had owned a 200 acre
farm surrounding the site of the park. Noe's grandfather, John McRae, was a riverboat
captain on the Ohio River during the late 1800's.
The park was also home to the second largest burr oak tree in the U.S. until 1984, when at
over 200 years old, it crashed to the ground from old age. Today, a covered shelter houses
the trunk of the magnificent tree which stood 72 feet tall and more than 20 feet around.
The park is situated beneath a bluff near the Ohio River. At one time, the park acted as a
rest area for travelers and workers who traversed State Route 111 to the Army Corps of
Engineers Lock and Dam #43 located to the south.
Location: 20 miles west of New Albany, Indiana on S. R. 111
Size: 3 Acres
Amenities: Picnic Pavilion, Basketball Goal, Picnic Tables, Play Area, and Restrooms