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Turkey Run State Park, Marshall

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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. For Turkey Run State Park and beyond, use our Marshall family vacation planner to get the most from your Marshall vacation.
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  • The family just camped there for 5 days and it was awful. The campground is NOT connected to the park so you have to drive back and forth. The only thing the campground has is a tiny camp store with o...  more »
  • This place bustles with greenery. We went there in last week of May. It is 1 hour drive from Purdue University, IN. We went only for a day. Take your lunch along and have your meal with lush green tre...  more »
  • Coming from the East Coast I was not expecting a park in Indiana to look like this! It's gorgeous and there is something for everyone. You can go for a stroll, or a walk, or a hike, or a climb. You ca...  more »
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  • 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.
  • What a neat park! We came here for the trails and they did not disappoint. Everything was clean, trails well kept, and surprisingly very little trash left on the trails. The rugged trails are the most fun while also getting hands-on with what makes this park so neat, the rocks. We arrived early on a Friday to beat the crowds and am glad we did. By noon, the trails were getting fairly busy. So if you're looking to be on trails where you don't see other people or dogs, either come during the week or go elsewhere. But, if you don't mind seeing other hikers and just want to enjoy what nature has created, give this place a shot at least once. Trail 3 is worth it.
  • One of the most famous state parks in Indiana it seems. Amazing hiking trails for all levels of skills. If you are really up for an adventure hike trail 3 to trail 9; expect to get your feet wet.