List of Indiana State Parks

List of Indiana State Parks
Indiana is a beautiful state if you're interested in the outdoors. It's home to the Jackson National Forest and many different state parks, each with its own unique features. You can find swimming, fishing, hiking and other activities in each park. The one thing each has in common is that you'll have a great time in the great outdoors.

Harmonie State Park

The town of Harmonie was founded in the early 1800s by a religious cult or sect that settled there and later sold to another religious group. Today the site is home to the Harmonie State Park, with a large swimming pool and picnic areas. Tent camping is available at the park, but it also has cabin rentals. You can enjoy bike trails and hiking trails or take your boat right out into the water.

Harmonie State Park
Route 1 Box 5A
New Harmony, Indiana 47631
(812) 682-4821

Indiana Dunes State Park

The Indiana Dunes State Park is open year-round and sits right on Lake Michigan, which gives you access to beaches and swimming. The nine-mile long Calumet Trail is situated on the property for hikers and there are shorter hiking trails running through the nearby woods. This state park has cross-country skiing in the winters and camping throughout the year, however, you must be 21 to rent a campsite.

Indiana Dunes State Park
1600 North 25 E.
Chesterton, Indiana 46304
(219) 926-1952

Charlestown State Park

Charlestown State Park has tent camping available, but also has sites with electrical hookups if you prefer traveling by camper. The park is popular with bird watchers as there are over 70 different species of birds in the area. Hiking trails in the park traverse fairly large hills and mountains, with elevation changes of over 200 ft. It's a challenge if you haven't hiked in awhile.

Charlestown State Park
P.O. Box 38
Charlestown, Indiana 47111
(812) 256-5600

Whitewater Memorial State Park

The Whitewater Memorial State Park is open year-round, with ice fishing available during the winter months. There are over 300 camping sites at the park, including primitive spots and those with electricity. Bridle trails with horseback riding, hiking trails and a boat launch ramp are all located at the park. Additionally the park has a beach and a boat rental with kayaks, rowboats and other types of boats for rent.

Whitewater Memorial State Park
1418 S. State Road 101
Liberty, Indiana 47353
(765) 458-5565

Article Written By Jennifer Eblin

Jennifer Eblin has been a full-time freelance writer since 2006. Her work has appeared on several websites, including Tool Box Tales and Zonder. Eblin received a master's degree in historic preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design.

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