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SHADES, IN

Status: Open year round.   Season Dates
 

Description

Shades State Park is open for day use only (8 a.m. until dusk), November through March. Overnight camping is available at Turkey Run State Park just 15 miles to the southwest. Turkey Run also has an inn and cabins.

Shades State Park is that peaceful place you've sought. Located about 17 miles southwest of Crawfordsville (off S.R. 47), it is a favorite for hikers and canoeists.

The beautiful sandstone cliffs overlooking Sugar Creek and numerous shady ravines provide the backdrop for your journey through this nature lover's paradise.

Also on the property is Pine Hills Nature Preserve, which affords spectacular topography for those willing to take a fairly long hike.

Services & Amenities:

Within Facility
  • Bath House
  • Bicycling
  • Bird Watching
  • Camping, Primitive
  • Fire Rings
  • Fishing
  • Grills
  • Hiking
  • Hiking Difficult
  • Hiking Moderate
  • Hiking Trail
  • Jogging/Running
  • Office / Ranger Station
  • Parking
  • Photography
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Pavilion
  • Picnic Shelter
  • Picnic Tables
  • Picnicking
  • Playground
  • Programs, Nature
  • Programs, Recreational
  • Recreation Programs
  • Restrooms
  • Retail, Drinks
  • Retail, Firewood
  • Retail, Ice
  • Retail, Seasonal Concessions
  • Shelters
  • Sightseeing
  • Stargazing
  • Trails, Difficult Hiking
  • Trails, Hiking / Walking, Easy
  • Trails, Hiking, Moderate
  • Viewing Platform/Overlk
  • Walking
  • Water Drinking
  • Waterfall
  • Waterfall Access
  • Wildflower Viewing
  • Wildlife Viewing
Within 10 Miles
  • ATM/Cash Machine
  • Boating
  • Boating, Canoeing
  • Boating, Kayaking
  • Boating, Power
  • Cabins
  • Canoe Rental
  • Canoeing
  • Dining
  • Fishing, Park Lake
  • Fuel, Vehicles
  • Golf
  • Golfing
  • Jet Skiing
  • Park Lake
  • Propane
  • Rentals, Boats, Canoe
  • Rentals, Boats, Kayaks
  • Restaurant
  • Retail, Snacks
  • Scenic Driving Routes
  • Skiing - Water
  • Swimming - Park Lake
  • Water Access, Park Lake
  • Water Skiing
Greater Than 10 Miles
  • Antiquing
  • Art & Museum
  • Boating, Jon(Paddle)
  • Boating, Pedal
  • Campground Host
  • Church
  • Dump Station, Camper
  • Emergency Services
  • Fishing Pier
  • Fishing, River / Stream
  • Historic Sites
  • Horse Rentals
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hospital
  • Interpretive Center
  • Interpretive Exhibit/Display
  • Interpretive Trails
  • Kennel
  • LODGING, GROUP FACILITIES
  • Laundry
  • Lifeguards (Seasonal)
  • Lodging, Cabins
  • Maintenance, Vehicle
  • Medical Clinic
  • Meeting Space
  • Motel
  • Musical Performances
  • Nature Center
  • Newspapers
  • Pier, Fishing
  • Putt-Putt
  • Putt-Putt Course
  • Recycling Station
  • Rentals, Boats, Jon(Paddle)
  • Rentals, Boats, Motorized
  • Rentals, Boats, Pedal
  • Reservoir
  • Retail, Bait & Tackle
  • Retail, Store/Gift Shop
  • Seasonal Festivals
  • Shopping
  • Swimming - Pool
  • Swimming - Reservoir
  • Tennis
  • Tennis Court
  • Volleyball
  • Volleyball Net
  • Water Access, Reservoir
Alerts and Important Information
TURKEY RUN STATE PARK 14 MILES, RACCOON LAKE 24 MILES

Getting There:

GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
39.92957, -87.07253
39°55'46"N, 87°4'21"W

FROM THE NORTH: U.S. 41 S. TO SR 234, THEN EAST ON SR 234 TO THE ENTRANCE. FROM THE SOUTH: U.S. 41 N. TO SR 234, THEN EAST ON SR 234 TO THE ENTRANCE. FROM THE EAST: I-74 W. TO EXIT 52 (JAMESTOWN / ADVANCE). S. ABOUT 3 MILES TO SR 234. CONTINUE W. FOR APPROX. 25 MILES TO THE ENTRANCE. FROM THE WEST: I-74 EAST TO EXIT 15 (VEEDERSBURG/U.S. 41). S. ON U.S. 41 ABOUT 12 MILES TO SR 234, THEN E. ON SR 234 APPROX. 18 MILES TO THE ENTRANCE.

Contact Information:

Mailing Address:

SHADES
7751 S. CR. 890 W.
WAVELAND IN 47989

Phone Number:

Project Office:(765)435-2810