List of Indiana State Parks

List of Indiana State Parks
Indiana is located in the core of the Midwest and considered as the "Crossroads of America," and offers the outdoors enthusiast a variety of spectacular landscapes to explore and take in. Choose from 25 distinctive state parks spread throughout the state, each providing a new adventure and amazing surroundings. Whether you want to hike, camp, swim, fish or even ski, Indiana has a state park that fits the bill.

Clifty Falls State Park

Located southeast of Indianapolis, northeast of Louisville and near Madison, Clifty Falls State Park offers the visitor an array of activities and natural wonders. Spend time exploring the stunning canyon, refreshing creek and spectacular falls found here. Park facilities and services include 106 campsites with electricity, 59 primitive campsites, youth tent regions, dump station, nature center, shelters, tennis courts, swimming pool, a water slide, picnic areas, hiking trails, meeting facilities as well as the Clifty Inn and Restaurant. Park entrance fees, as of 2009, are $4 Monday through Thursday and $5 Friday through Sunday/Holidays for Indiana residents, $7 for non-residence, $36 annually for resident or $46 annually for non-resident.
Clifty Falls State Park
2221 Clifty Dr.
Madison, IN‎ 47250
(866) 622-6746 (reservations)
in.gov/dnr/parklake/2985.htm

McCormick's Creek State Park

Situated southwest of Indianapolis in central Indiana, McCormick's Creek State Park is the state's first park, providing dense wooded regions, cleared open areas, unusual limestone formations, a striking canyon and picturesque waterfalls for a variety of outdoor activities. Park facilities and services include 189 campsites with electricity, 32 primitive campsites, group camping, youth tent regions, dump station, camp store, nature center, shelters, hiking trails, tennis courts, recreation center, swimming pool, saddle barn, trail rides, picnic areas, cabins and the Canyon Inn. Park entrance fees, as of 2009, are $4 Monday through Thursday and $5 Friday through Sunday/Holidays for Indiana residents, $7 for non-residence, $36 annually for resident or $46 annually for non-resident.
McCormick's Creek State Park
250 McCormick's Creek Park Rd.
Spencer, IN 47460
(812) 829-2235
(866) 622-6746 (reservations)
in.gov/dnr/parklake/2978.htm

Tippecanoe River State Park

Positioned southwest of South Bend in the northern part of Indiana, Tippecanoe River State Park is the place to go for canoeing or cross-country skiing in the winter. Explore a variety of terrain consisting of sand dunes, forests, marshes, abandoned fields and the Tippecanoe River. Park facilities and services include 112 campsites with electricity, 10 canoe campsites, 56 primitive horsemen campsites, group camping area, youth tent region, dump station, shelters, boat ramp, recreational building, bridle trails, fishing, boating, picnicking, hiking trails and cross country skiing. Ski and canoe rentals are not available in the park. Park entrance fees, as of 2009, are $4 Monday through Thursday and $5 Friday through Sunday/Holidays for Indiana residents, $7 for non-residence, $36 annually for resident or $46 annually for non-resident.
Tippecanoe River State Park
4200 N. U.S. 35
Winamac, IN 46996
(574) 946-3213
(866) 622-6746 (reservations)
in.gov/dnr/parklake/2965.htm

Article Written By Diane Dilov-Schultheis

Diane Dilov-Schultheis has been writing professionally since 2000. She is a food and travel writer who also specializes in gaming, satellites, RV repair, gardening, finances and electronics. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and has been published online at the Travel Channel and Intel.

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