Turkey Run State Park

What To Do

There are loads of outdoor activities at the park, plus some indoor places to explore. Come discover what you love about Turkey Run State Park.

Turkey Run Hollow at Turkey Run State Park

Hiking Trails

With over 14 miles of easy to very rugged trails in one of the most unique areas of the state, hiking is one of the most popular activities at Turkey Run State Park.

Fireplace Shelter Picnic Area at Turkey Run State Park

Picnic Areas

Throughout the park are shady picnic areas with tables and grills. The reservable shelter houses have more amenities like electricity, restrooms and even playgrounds.

Saddle Barn at Turkey Run State Park

Horseback Riding

Enjoy guided horseback rides on miles of bridle trails through the park. Hayrides also available. The Saddle Barn is open April through October, weather permitting.

Nature Center at Turkey Run State Park

Nature Center

Discover Turkey Run State Park via the Nature Center’s informative displays, interactive exhibits, wildlife watching room, and scheduled interpretive naturalist programs.

Outdoor Swimming Pool at Turkey Run State Park

Swimming Pool

During the hot summer months you can cool off in the park’s Olympic-size outdoor swimming pool, which is complete with a wading pool and bath house.

Log Church at Turkey Run State Park

Historic Sites

Learn about the area’s past by visiting the several historic sites (built in the 1800s) that are scattered throughout the park. One site is still in use today.

Sand Volleyball Court at Turkey Run State Park

Ball Courts

Visitors to Turkey Run State Park can enjoy some sporting action on a sand volleyball court, a basketball court, or one of two tennis courts. Bring your own equipment.

Canoeing Sugar Creek

Canoeing & Kayaking

Scenic Sugar Creek flows through the heart of Turkey Run State Park. The park does not offer any services, but several local liveries offer canoe, kayak or tube trips on the river.

Fishing on Sugar Creek


You can fish for bass, bluegill and more in Sugar Creek, which flows through Turkey Run State Park, although a state fishing license is required.

Lusk Home tour at Turkey Run State Park


Events abound at Turkey Run State Park. From historic home tours, to guided nature and wildlife walks, to themed camping weekends – there is sure to be an event for you.

Book a Cabin or Inn room

There is too much to do in one day at Turkey Run State Park, so relax and stay a night or more.

Reservations can be made up to a year in advance, so plan ahead for holidays and special events.

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