12 Beautiful State Parks in Indiana

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This list comes from the great website "Only in Indiana".  Their statement below definitely bears repeating:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! 


1.) Brown County State Park


Brown County State Park is recognized as the largest start park in the state of Indiana.

2.) Charlestown State Park

Did you know Charlestown State Park was built over the top of a Indiana Army Ammunition Plant?

3.) Clifty Falls State Park

Clifty Falls State Park is home to one of the few waterfalls in Indiana. It is also home to a canyon that only gets daylight during the middle of the day.

4.) Lincoln State Park

This was the very last state park Richard Lieber established. Beautiful!

5.) McCormick's Creek State Park

Did you know McCormick's Creek was the very first state park in Indiana?

6.) Mounds State Park

This beautiful park is located in Anderson, Indiana.

7.) O'Bannon Woods State Park

This beautiful park can be found in Leavenworth, Indiana.

8.) Pokagon State Park

This picture is a picture of the Spring Shelter found in the park. This shelter was built back in 1937.

9.) Fort Harrison State Park

Sometimes known as just Fort Ben, this park is located in Lawrence, Indiana.

10.) Indiana Dunes State Park

This was one of the very first places Richard Lieber visited and considered when he was setting up the state park system of Indiana.

11.) Shades State Park

This park stretches over three counties including Montgomery, Parke, and Fountain.

12.) Turkey Run State Park

You can find this beautiful park in Parke County, Indiana.

There are so many state parks in Indiana, you could go to a different park almost every day of the month without going to the same one twice! Which one of these beautiful parks is your favorite?