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Turkey Run State Park

Located in Marshall, Indiana is Turkey Run State Park.  The park is one of the most popular state park destinations in Indiana.  Turkey Run State Park is home to over 14 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, scenic Sugar Creek which is perfect for canoeing, guided horseback tours, and more. With all of this to offer, it's easy to see why Turkey Run State Park is a popular destination for Hoosiers who want to get away, while staying close to home.

Photo by Courtney Cook on Unsplash
Photo by Courtney Cook on Unsplash

According to the Turkey Run State Park website, the park has over a million visitors each year!

In every poll, Turkey Run State Park is the #1 favorite State Park.  Staying at Turkey Run State Park is fun and reasonably priced, and it turns a trip into a vacation!  Turkey Run State Park gets over 1 million visitors per year.  To stay here you need to book early.

  • 61 rooms at the Inns can be booked up to 1 year in advance.  Prices range from $115 to $180 per night but can be cheaper.  Prices vary by room type and season.
  • 23 rental cabins can be booked up to 1 year in advance.  Prices are about $155 per night.
  • 213 campsites are reservable up to 6 months in advance.
  • The cheapest price for the Inn and Cabins is available using

There is so much to do at Turkey Run State Park that you will definitely want to stay for several days.


One Turkey Run State Park Trail Named Best in the Midwest

If you're wanting to go for a hike, according to Midwest Living's annual Best of the Midwest, the best trail to hike in the midwest is Turkey Run State Park’s Trail 3.

Photo by Jake Melara on Unsplash
Photo by Jake Melara on Unsplash

Here is what Midwest Living had to say about this trail and why it was their pick for the best hike in the midwest:

Located near the covered bridges of Parke County, Indiana, are the looming sandstone cliffs and quiet hemlock groves of Turkey Run State Park. Of the 11 trails, our favorite is Trail 3—a rugged 1.7-mile trek that traces a riverbed. You'll see rock formations, waterfalls and glacial potholes before climbing out of the canyon via wooden ladders. One tip: Wear shoes you don't mind getting wet.

You can see more of Midwest Living's picks here, but after reading that a trip to Turkey Run State Park is definitely in my summer plans!

State Parks Near the Tri-State You Have to Check Out

As the weather warms up, all I want to do is be outside. We've got several state parks around the Tri-State area, they'd be perfect for a day trip or a camping weekend!

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