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Shades State Park, IN

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...
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TURKEY RUN STATE PARK 14 MILES, RACCOON LAKE 24 MILES
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HICKORY SHELTER Shelter
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PINE SHELTER Shelter
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SHADES NON-ELECTRIC Non-Electric 6 35
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SHADES NON-ELECTRIC Non-Electric 6 41
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SHADES NON-ELECTRIC Non-Electric 6 45
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SHADES NON-ELECTRIC Non-Electric 6 47
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SHADES NON-ELECTRIC Non-Electric 6 40
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SHADES NON-ELECTRIC Non-Electric 6 46
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SHADES NON-ELECTRIC Non-Electric 6 40
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SHADES NON-ELECTRIC Non-Electric 6 45
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SHADES NON-ELECTRIC Non-Electric 6 43
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SHADES NON-ELECTRIC Non-Electric 6 44
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SHADES NON-ELECTRIC Non-Electric 6 41
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SHADES NON-ELECTRIC Non-Electric 6 41
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SHADES NON-ELECTRIC Non-Electric 6 41
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** Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the campground.
*** Some sites may be available only from the campground on a first-come-first-served basis.
Overview

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.

Booking Window

Non-Electric

Fri Aug 29 2014 - Sat Feb 28 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

Shelter

Sat Aug 30 2014 - Fri Aug 28 2015

Reservations must be made 2 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 12 Month(s) in advance.

Youth Tent

Fri Aug 29 2014 - Sat Feb 28 2015

Reservations must be made 1 Days(s) ahead of arrival and can be made up to 6 Month(s) in advance.

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Services and 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
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Fees and Cancellation Policies

Facility Rates*
Park Season Site Type Nightly/Daily Rates
General Season
Aug 28 2014 -
Aug 28 2015
Youth Tent $20.00
Shelter $30.00-$35.00
Non-Electric $10.00-$18.00

*Displayed rates do not reflect discounts, attribute fees (electrical hook-ups / water hook-ups), taxes or incremental charges
**Weekly rates may not be available for all sites
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 State Park
7751 S. CR. 890 W.
WAVELAND  IN  47989

Phone Number:

Project Office: (765)435-2810
Additional Information