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Southern Indiana boasts several scenic State Parks that make excellent family entertainment and vacation spots. They offer a wide range of recreational and educational activities for all ages.

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. Nearby Nashville, Indiana offers quaint specialty shops, historic homes and art galleries as well as the T.C. Steele State Memorial and Yellowwood State Forest. To contact, call 1-812-988-6406 or write Brown County State Park, Box 608, Nashville, IN 47448.

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 Fourteenmile 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. You can tour the historic mansion of banker James F. D. Lanier in nearby Madison, Indiana. Madison also offers many other special events including the Madison Regatta hydroplane race, Night Before Christmas candlelight tours of historic homes, and the Chautauqua of the arts. 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. Fossil collecting is prohibited. 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.

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. Historic New Harmony, Indiana is nearby and honors two unique the communities from the early 1800s. The Rappites located there around 1814 and the Owenites who located there around 1824. To contact, call 1-812-682-4821 or write Harmonie State Park, Route 1 Box 5A, New Harmony, IN 47631.

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. The Lincoln Boyhood National Monument is adjacent to the park and features a working pioneer farm, cabin site, gravesite of Lincoln's mother, and the historic Trail of Twelve Stones. To contact, call 1-812-4710 or write Lincoln State Park, Box 216, Lincoln City, IN 47552.

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.

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.

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.