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While you are in the area check out nearby Raccoon Lake.

You can rent Pontoon Boats, Jet-Ski's and more from Raccoon Boat Rental.

They have all new boats each year!

 

great hiking in Turkey Run State ParkTurkey Run State Park has what you've been needing. Explore it and see how Indiana was shaped by ancient forces.

You'll discover ancient Indiana's remains. Many old growth trees exist in the park.

A walk into one of the ravines takes you on a trip through time, for the sandstone gorges represent 600 to 300 million years of nature's handiwork.

suspension bridge over Sugar Creek leading to many hiking trailsBeautiful Turkey Run State Park has something for everyone to enjoy:

Hiking trails to bridle trails...

Camp sites to historic sites...

Nature center to conference center...

Deep canyons nestled in the shadows of sandstone cliffs and peaceful hemlock groves are some of the most ruggedly beautiful hiking trails in the state, as well as miles of bridle trails. You'll enjoy exploring the area on foot or by horseback riding.

Sugar Creek flowing under the Suspension Bridge at Turkey Run State Park

hiker resting where a Turkey Run State Park trail meets Sugar CreekFlowing through the heart of the park, scenic Sugar Creek is a wonderful resource for canoeing and fishing. The river itself stands as a remnant of the forces that shaped the area.

Sugar Creek is one of Indiana's most popular canoe streams. At least three local Liveries serve this area.

On the long, hot days of Indiana's summers, there's no place better than Turkey Run. Enjoy a day of lunching, playing and relaxing at a picnic area, or cool off in their Olympic-size swimming pool.

unique geological features at Turkey Run State ParkIn the last few hundred years, the wind and water erosion of the sandstone has continued at a slower pace. The gorges are very similar to what was seen by Native Americans and pioneers. Learn more about this area's geology, flora, fauna and more at the Nature Center.

From the tiny mosses and ferns to the majestic old-growth walnuts and sycamores, lush plant communities thrive at the park, supporting an abundance of wildlife.

Deer tracks, beaver-chewed trees, pileated woodpecker excavations, and the rocking flight of the turkey vulture, are all common sights throughout the year at this great park.

hiking in Turkey Run State ParkDo you know how Turkey Run State Park got its name? Check out more on the park's history to find out. Since it's Indiana's second state park, you won't be surprised to find that the park has many historic sites to explore.

Turkey Run State Park, the campground, and the Turkey Run Inn are all open year round. Some other activities may be closed or limited in the winter. Whenever you visit Turkey Run there is just too much to explore in one day, so relax and stay the night. Enjoy the luxury of rooms at the Turkey Run Inn, or "rough it" at the campground.

 


 


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