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Chain O'Lakes State Park, Albion

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State Park
Indiana's small boater's paradise, with nine connecting lakes. Paddle through the chain of serene kettle lakes, hike the 10 miles of forested trails, fish the electric-motors-only lakes, stay overnight in a forested hillside family cabin, or visit the park's old one-room schoolhouse nature center. Other facilities available for visitors to enjoy include a campground, beach and picnic shelters.
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TripAdvisor
  • lots of natural beauty. Plenty of things to do around the park also.Could use more things to do at the Park but enough to keep you busy.  more »
  • we camped here for three nights on busy fall weekend at the end of October. The campground itself was busy some campers more friendlier than others. The campsite itself was small but plenty of room as...  more »
  • This park has a variety of trails to run/hike from easy to moderate. I have been going here for 35+ years. Besides trails there are canoes to rent and plenty of places to fish. Great fun for family or...  more »
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  • Stuck between four and five stars, but it's a good big park. We stayed in a cabin for a night and it was nice. I would do it again, but I hope I don't hear a mouse chewing away in the kitchen again or see mouse droppings by the window. Its a cabin, out in the woods, and April. What do you expect? Would like to see the price drop though considering there are no linens, towels, and stuff kept falling from the ceiling onto the bed. We walked a lot of trail 6 and it was perfect for two adults and a four and two year old. We've gone to other state parks like Turkey Run or Hocking Hills that are just two dangerous for young children. This trail at chain-o-lakes was easy and the kids could pretty much run and explore. You could also see where in really muddy areas on the trail they had put down some rocks to make it easier for walkers. There are also many other trails as the park is huge, but we only did one. There are fire pits, grills, and kid parks throughout the park. I recommend checking it out.
  • Great park, lots to do. Pretty scenery and well established trails. Beach and boat rentals available. Fishing from shore pretty much impossible, and the primitive camp is downhill and will flood during extended heavy rain. Just things to be aware of.
  • Renting a kayak or canoe and wandering around the lakes is a lot of fun. Some paths in early spring were flooded and impossible to get around without getting wet.
  • Was slightly disappointed to see the trails were mostly gravel and not natural but that was my own fault in lack of research. Had a great time. It wasn't busy at all and I got to do some geocache searching
  • Wonderful place! Well kept up and always adding new trails and making sure they are kept up. Great place to boat and relax