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Shades State Park

7751 S 890 W, Waveland, IN 47989-8128
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Don't think we're in Indiana anymore

This state park is off the beaten path for sure, but boy is it worth the trip! It is an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
IMNTTRAVEL
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INDIANA
Very NIce park

We drove through to check it out and was pleasantly surprised, it is a beautiful park to visit and... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
dbrucken
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Marshall, Indiana
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“nature preserve” (12 reviews)
“turkey sub” (28 reviews)
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7751 S 890 W, Waveland, IN 47989-8128
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"nature preserve"
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"turkey sub"
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"devil's backbone"
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"quiet hours"
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"bring water"
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"sugar creek"
in 17 reviews
"no electricity"
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"rugged trails"
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"rained recently"
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"visiting turkey"
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"pine"
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"scenery"
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"campground"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This state park is off the beaten path for sure, but boy is it worth the trip! It is an experience close to that of Turkey Run with the same Sugar Creek running through it, but even more beautiful and the cliffs are majestic! Hard...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2018

We drove through to check it out and was pleasantly surprised, it is a beautiful park to visit and we will return.

Thank dbrucken
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Awe-inspiring views and trails, you will truly find a great escape from city life and be able to really take in nature. We were fortunate enough to view a meteor shower on both nights we camped out here as the sky looks completely different than...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Whether you want a short walk thru the woods or a challenging rugged trail, Shades State Park has it! It’s beautiful with greenery and wild flowers in the spring and beautiful in the fall. If you go on the rugged trail, be prepared to cross...More

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Reviewed 25 October 2017

A big part of me does not want to review this park. Frankly, because I would like to keep it the secret that it appears to be. this park offers a beautiful setting for a day of hiking and beautiful trails. The trails snake through...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

We hiked at Turkey Run the day before, and this park was much less crowded but still had a nice variety to the trails. We enjoyed it very much. Our only complaint was that we could hear gunshots, which we assumed were from a nearby...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2017

There is NO electricity at this park and it is very isolated. It is the best for those who like the solitary camping style and don't mind using camp facilities. VERY isolated but very nice!!!!

Thank Rae Ann P
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Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Shades State Park in Waveland, IN is a great place to go for a nice walk in the woods. There are gullies and washouts and a creek you can walk through and along. The views are plentiful and picture worthy. I recommend you get a...More

Thank Eric S
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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Had 2 campsites for 1 night. Had 6 adults and 2 children. Very clean and nice sites. Bathrooms were also clean. Did a trail hike and it was beautiful.

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Reviewed 11 August 2017

I've been to Turkey Run State Park and I recently visited Shades which I enjoyed more. The trails were less crowded and the experience was practically similar. However, if you have a chance go to both because they are equally as enjoyable. Devil's Backbone is...More

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Alexandra R
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Response from Barb H | Reviewed this property |
$7.00 for In residents and $9.00 out of state
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Kamara C
2 August 2017|
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Response from Renee P | Reviewed this property |
IN State Park usually allows one vehicle per camp site. Additional parking is in a designated area. As for water I believe there is a faucet by the restrooms and showers. There is one across from the dump station area.
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