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Turkey Run State Park, Marshall

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#1 of 33 in Nature in Indiana
With impressive canyons, gorges, and ravines, Turkey Run State Park offers an abundance of natural beauty. Explore the park on foot or on horseback on one of many designated trails. You can also survey the park by canoe, kayak, or even in an inner tube floating down Sugar Creek. Right in the center of the park, the river is a great spot for fishing. Watch carefully for signs of wildlife, such as beaver-chewed trees and deer tracks--if you're lucky, you might spot some of the animals. Visit the nature center to learn about the park's flora, fauna, and geology. Plan your Turkey Run State Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Marshall using our Marshall road trip tool .
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  • The hiking trails in Turkey Run State Park are top notch. There are several levels for any type of hiker, so be sure to get a trail map and follow it closely. Some of the trails are quite rugged and s...  more »
  • Definitely a must if you love beautiful nature and hiking...we hiked trail 3 which is labeled very rugged trail and loved it...it's quite unique hiking through ravine stream-beds so make sure you wear...  more »
  • We just returned from our second visit to TR. We really love the trails and the peace and serenity of the park. We stayed in the overlook cabin which was awesome. When I was researching for this trip,...  more »
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  • So many things to do, from hiking with several trails to choose from to biking and horseback riding. There is also a pool area, with an Olympic sized pool, extra cost to enter as far as I know. You'll find an inn with hotel rooms as well as cabins if you want a more rustic setting. Narrows Restaurant is located in the inn, offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. They'll even pack you a picnic lunch with advanced notice. Food was excellent and prices are very reasonable, most plates will run you about $10. In the area you'll also find tubing, canoeing, kayaking, go karts, and zipline tours. Something for everyone. Well worth the trip and the entry fee to the park, Indiana residents $7 out of state $9 per car load.
  • Turkey Run is absolutely Gorgeous and well worth a stop. There are so many fun things to see. You cross a wooden bridge over what i do believe is the Ohio river and then choose one of many different paths to explore. There are natural water falls, high/steep drops and HUGE rocks!!! Our kids had a blast!!! We didn't have a ton of time to explore as it was a stop on our way home from another vacation, but we will definitely be going back!
  • Surprisingly awesome park! Neat rock formations and moderately difficult hiking trails. Several small but cool waterfalls along the hike. The ranger was very friendly. The camp sites were nice and we were able to find a spot with more of a "primitive camping" feel even though it was an electric site. We easily got a site in April with no reservations. Clean bathrooms.
  • Campground review - Great long weekend camping. Loads of generously sized sites in the sun and shade. Many need asphalt repairs and aren't level but there are enough that you'll find what you want. Typical state park arrangement with electricity at the site, no water. Lots of water spigots all over the campground. The bathrooms ... two gents spend an hour every day cleaning each of the bathrooms/showers (1 hour per bath house). Apparently vertical surfaces don't warrant any cleaning. The shower walls had a lot mold, and it's only the middle of April! What it lacks in ventilation it makes up for in hot water and pressure. I'd imagine moss will take over by August. I'd prefer moss to the mold. We'll go back, the park and campground are very nice and overall well maintained.
  • The trails are fun to hike through. Just don't waste your money on the "cabins." Parking is about a block away. They look nice from the outside, but on the inside, they are not well maintained. Dirty windows, sheets, found bugs in the bed, smaller than a cheap motel room and kept up like one too. There is NO WI-FI in the cabin (they advertise that there is).

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