Things To Do Near Turkey Run

Turkey Run State Park

Nearby there are many other interesting places to explore during your stay at Turkey Run State Park.

Fun Things To Do Near Turkey Run State Park

Parke County Covered Bridges

Parke County, also known as the Covered Bridge Capital, is home to 31 covered bridges with unique histories. Some you can still drive through, while some have been bypassed and are for walking only. Planned routes on a map guide you on the best way to visit them by car, motorcycle or bicycle. 

Covered Bridge Festival

Every fall, starting on the 2nd Friday in October, visitors to Parke County can enjoy the 10-day Covered Bridge Festival. Touted as Indiana’s largest festival, this huge event showcases Parke County’s 31 covered bridges and 9 unique communities.

Rockville, Indiana

Located just 10 miles south of Turkey Run State Park is the charming town of Rockville. Known for its many antique shops, the town is also home to several restaurants, boutiques, a winery, historical museum and more.

Raccoon Lake

Located about 20 minutes southeast of Turkey Run State Park is Raccoon Lake State Recreation Area. There you will find 4,000+ acres of outdoor fun, including a 2,060 acre lake with boat rentals, boat ramps, a fishing pier, swimming beach, picnic areas, hiking trails and much more.

Shades State Park

Located about 12 miles northeast of Turkey Run State Park is beautiful Shades State Park, which also features deep ravines and sandstone cliffs overlooking Sugar Creek. In addition, it is home to Pine Hills Nature Preserve.

Indiana Birding Trail

Turkey Run State Park is a stop on the Indiana Birding Trail, as are nearby Raccoon Lake and Pine Hills Nature Preserve (located inside Shades State Park). Find out more about what types of birds you can expect to find, and the best times to visit.

Bridgeton Mill

Located next to the Bridgeton Covered, this grist mill has been in operation every year since 1823. Stop by for some of their stone ground flours, corn meal and mixes.

Historic Mansfield Roller Mill

Built in 1819 on the banks of Big Raccoon Creek, this grist mill was the first in Parke County to convert to the roller technology that is still used by mills today.

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