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Indiana's State Parks make great locations for family vacations or getaways and offer a wide range of activities for all ages. The following information summarizes where these parks are, what they offer visitors, and how to contact them for more information.

Brown County State Park - is located in the beautiful hills of southern Indiana off of Highway 46 near Nashville, Indiana. It offers bridle trails, saddle barn, camping, family cabins, fishing, hiking, a lodge & restaurant, picnicking, swimming, tennis and more. Meeting room and conference facilities are available and visitors can also reserve shelters or a recreation building. The park has a nature center and natural services. During the summer months there are various cultural arts programs. To contact, call 1-812-988-6406 or write Brown County State Park, Box 608, Nashville, IN 47448.

Chain O'Lakes State Park - is located in Noble County, near Rome City, Indiana. Eight connecting lakes make this an ideal spot for small boaters. There is a boat launch ramp, boating with electric trolling motors, canoe rentals, cross-country skiing, fishing, hiking, camping, picnicking, family cabins, swimming, a beach and more. You may also want to visit the nature center or reserve a park shelter for a family gathering. To contact, call 219-636-2654 or write Chain O'Lakes State Park, 2355 East 75 South, Albion, Indiana 46701.

Charlestown State Park - is located near Charlestown, Indiana with easy access from I-65 by going 8 miles east on state road 62. It has many scenic vistas of the Fourteen mile Creek Valley, fishing, hiking, picnicking, bird watching, and camping. To contact, call 812-256-5600 or write Charlestown State Park, P.O. Box 38, Charlestown, IN 47111.

Clifty Falls State Park - is located near Madison, Indiana off of State Roads 56 and 62. It offers camping, hiking, an inn & restaurant, conference and meeting facilities, a nature center, picnicking, swimming, tennis, cultural arts programs and a waterslide that is open in the summer months. To contact, call 1-812-273-8885 or write Clifty Falls State Park, 1501 Green Road, Madison, IN 47250.

Falls of the Ohio State Park - is located on the banks of the Ohio River in Clarksville, Indiana off of I-65 at exit 0. Hiking, fishing, bird watching, picnicking and viewing fossils are among some of the more popular activities for visitors. There are 386-million-year-old Devonian fossil beds, which are among the largest in the world. An interpretive center overlooks the fossil beds and contains an exhibit gallery and a video presentation. Other park features include a boat launch ramp and educational programs. To contact, call 812-280-9970 or write Falls of the Ohio, P.O. Box 1327, Jeffersonville, IN 47131-1327.

Fort Harrison State Park - is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. It offers bicycle trails, fishing, hiking, golfing, picnicking, horse trails, a nature center and cultural arts program. In addition, the park has a golf and conference center with meeting facilities. It has several small lakes and a three and a half mile stretch of Fall Creek and its tributaries. To contact call, 1-317-591-0904 or write Fort Harrison State Park, 5753 Glenn Road, Indianapolis, IN 46216.

Harmonie State Park - is located 25 miles northwest of Evansville, Indiana near historic New Harmony. Park features include bicycle and bridle trails, a boat launch ramp into the Wabash River, fishing, hiking, camping, picnicking, swimming, a nature center, cultural arts programs, family cabins and more. To contact, call 1-812-682-4821 or write Harmonie State Park, Route 1 Box 5A, New Harmony, IN 47631.

Indiana Dunes State Park - is located along a three-mile stretch of Lake Michigan's shoreline in Chesterton, Indiana. It offers access to 9 miles of Calumet Trail for hiking, camping, fishing, picnicking, cross-country skiing during winter months, swimming, a beach, cultural arts programs and a nature center. To contact, call 1-219-926-1952 or write Indiana Dunes State Park, 1600 North 25 East, Chesterton, IN 46304.

Lincoln State Park - in the rolling hills of southern Indiana in Lincoln City. Each summer the Lincoln story is told in the 1500 seat covered outdoor amphitheater. Other park features include a boat launch ramp, boating with electric trolling motors, fishing, hiking, picnicking, swimming, a beach, a nature center, camping, family cabins and cultural arts programs. Rentals of canoes, paddleboats and rowboats are also available. To contact, call 1-812-4710 or write Lincoln State Park, Box 216, Lincoln City, IN 47552.

McCormick's Creek State Park - is located 14 miles northwest of Bloomington, Indiana in Spencer. It lies along the White River and is known for its unique limestone formations, scenic waterfalls, beautiful canyon, and high cliffs. There is an inn & restaurant as well as meeting & conference facilities. Camping and family cabins are also available. The park offers hiking, swimming, tennis, picnicking, cultural arts programs, a nature center, and a saddle barn. To contact, call 1-812-829-2235 or write McCormick's Creek State Park, Route 5 Box 282, Spencer, IN 47460.

Mounds State Park - is located east of Anderson, Indiana off I-69. It is known for 10 distinctive "earthworks" that were built around 160 B.C. by the Adena-Hopewell people who were prehistoric Indians. Other park features include a nature center, bridle trails, hiking fishing, swimming, camping, picnicking, and cultural arts programs. To contact, call 1-765-642-6627 or write Mounds State Park, 4306 Mounds Road, Anderson, IN 46017.

Ouabache State Park - in Bluffton, Indiana, which is in the northern part of the state. Ouabache is pronounced like 'Wabash' just like the river that forms the southwest boundary of the park. Kunkel Lake is an excellent fishing location. The park also offers a boat launch ramp, cross-country skiing during the winter months, fishing and ice fishing, hiking, camping, swimming, tennis, basketball courts, a fire tower, a nature center, and various cultural arts programs. Rentals are available for canoes, rowboats, park shelters, and the recreation building. To contact, call 1-219-824-0926 or write Ouabache State Park, 4930 East State Road 201, Bluffton, IN 46714.

Pokagon State Park - is located off I-69 near Angola, Indiana and borders on Lake James and Snow Lake. These lakes offer ample opportunities for fishing, boating, swimming, and water-skiing. Ice fishing, cross-country skiing and a ΒΌ mile toboggan track are among the many winter activities visitors can enjoy. Hiking, picnicking, swimming, tennis, a beach, a nature center, a saddle barn, and various cultural arts programs are other park features. Rentals are also available for the paddleboats, rowboats, cross-country skis and the park's recreational building. Accommodations include an inn & restaurant with meeting and conference facilities, cabin rooms and camping. To contact, call 1-219-833-2012 or write Pokagon State Park, 450 Lane 100 Lake James, Angola, IN 46703.

Potato Creek State Park - is located about 13 miles southwest of South Bend in north central Indiana. Its features include bicycle bridle, and hiking trails, 2 boat launch ramps for boats with electric trolling motors, cross-country skiing, fishing, picnicking, swimming, a beach, a nature center, playground equipment, family cabins and camping. Rentals are available for bicycles, canoes, paddleboats, rowboats, park shelters, and a recreation building. To contact, call 1-219-656-8186 or write Potato Creek State Park, 25601 State Road 4, P.O. Box 908, North Liberty, IN 46554.

Prophetstown State Park - is under development and will be located near Battle Ground, Indiana in Tippecanoe County. Once the project is completed, the park facilities will likely include a family campground, cabins, a nature center, picnic areas with shelters, play areas, hiking trails, and a fishing lake. A Native American Center, a recreated Indian Village, and a Living Farm Museum are also planned. This complex and facility will be developed and operated by a not-for-profit foundation. A completion date has not yet been projected. For more information contact, Museums at Prophetstown, 22 North Second Street, Suite 100, Lafayette, IN 47901.

Shakamak State Park - is located off State Road 48 in Southern Indiana near Jasonville. It offers 400 acres of man-made lakes for fishing, boating and swimming. Boat launch ramps are available as well. Accommodations include family cabins and camping sites. Other activities at the park include hiking, tennis, picnicking, a nature center, and various cultural arts programs. Rentals are available for Paddleboats, rowboats, park shelters and a recreational building. To contact, call 1-812-665-2158 or write Shakamak State Park, 6265 West State Road 48, Jasonville, IN 47438.

Shades State Park - is located 17 miles southwest of Crawfordsville, Indiana off State Road 47. Its beautiful sandstone cliffs overlook Sugar Creek and it is an ideal spot for hikers and canoeists. It features an airstrip, camping areas, picnicking, fishing, and cultural arts programs. To contact, call 1-765-435-2810 or write Shades State Park, Route 1 Box 72, Waveland, IN 47989.

Spring Mill State Park - is located in Mitchell, Indiana off of State Road 37. It features a restored pioneer village, the Grissom Memorial that honors Mercury astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom. Twin Cave and Donaldson Cave are popular sites as well. Boating with electric trolling motors is permitted. The inn has a restaurant, pool, and meeting & conference facilities. Camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, tennis, a nature center, a saddle barn and rentals for canoes, paddleboat and rowboats are also available. To contact, call 1-812-849-4129 or write Spring Mill State Park, Box 376, Mitchell, IN 47446.

Summit Lake State Park - is located near New Castle, Indiana and is made up of over 2500 acres that includes Summit Lake. Facilities include 3 boat launching ramps, a beach with beach house, 2 large open shelters and 125 camping sites. Hiking, fishing, picnicking, cross-country skiing, cultural arts programs, and rentals of canoes, paddleboats and rowboats are also available. To contact, call 1-765-766-5873 or write Summit Lake State Park, 5993 North Messick Road, New Castle, IN 47362-9309.

Tippecanoe River State Park - is located near Winamac, Indiana in the northwestern part of the state. It features boat launch ramps, bicycle, bridle and hiking trails, camping, cross-country skiing, picnicking, fishing, and cultural arts programs. Nearby, Bass Lake State Beach is located off of State Road 10 in Knox, Indiana and offers free admission to its facilities with a gate or campground receipt from Tippecanoe State Park. To contact, call 1-219-946-3213 or write Tippecanoe State Park, 4200 North U.S. 35, Winamac, IN 46996.

Turkey Run State Park - is located along State Road 47 southwest of Crawfordsville in central Indiana. Its accommodations include an inn with a restaurant and indoor pool, cabins and camping facilities. Hiking, fishing, tennis, picnicking, swimming, cultural arts programs, a saddle barn, a nature center, a planetarium are among the park's many features. It also has meeting and conference facilities available. To contact, call 1-765-597-2635 or write Turkey Run State Park, Route 1 Box 164, Marshall, IN 47859.

Versailles State Park - is located the picturesque rolling hills of southern Indiana in Versailles. It features a 230-acre lake for fishing, paddleboats, rowboats, and canoes.
Boat launch ramps are available as well as boat rentals. Visitors may also enjoy camping, hiking, picnicking, swimming, bicycling, and horseback riding. A saddle barn swimming pool and waterslide are all located at the park. To contact, call 1-812-689-6424 or write Versailles State Park, Box 205, U. S. 50, Versailles, IN 47042.

Whitewater Memorial State Park - is located on the 200-acre lake near Liberty in central Indiana. Brookville Reservoir can be accessed from the park as well. Boat launch ramps are available in addition to rentals for canoes, paddleboats, and rowboats. Hiking and bridle trails, camping, family cabins, fishing, picnicking, swimming, a beach, and cultural arts programs are among the many features the park has to offer. To contact, call 1-765-458-5565 or write Whitewater Memorial Park, 1418 South State Road 101, Liberty, IN 47353.