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Turkey Run State Park, Marshall

Categories: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
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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  • Our family enjoyed this fall break getaway. Lots of activities or not depending on your style. We loved hiking trail #3. We enjoyed the nature center and horseback riding. Our only wish would that we ...  read more »
  • Awe stricking!!! Only one of the words in can use for this place. I LOVE this place. It never disappoints. We come here every year in October for the Covered Bridge festivals and we make a stop here e...  read more »
  • Used trails 3, 5, 9 and 10. The description had some as "very rugged" but apart from a bit a climbing over boulders the trails were mostly flat or steps were provided. The actual setting is beautiful ...  read more »
  • My first time visiting the park yesterday and I can't wait to go back! The trails are stunningly beautiful. The trails are well maintained and it wasn't crowded at all (we were there on a Tuesday afternoon). We had just gotten to the punch bowl when a storm came right down on us so we weren't able to explore much on that trail so we took trail 9 to boulder canyon. I'd like to finish trail 4, check out the coal mine and ladders. Beautiful terrain!
  • This is my family's favorite Park in Indiana. If you've got little kids Kama we recommend Trails 6 + 11 totaling only about a mile or two between them. With only a short walk, you can get him to the great canyon and see a historical area. One could probably spend all day here and not hide it all, as there is some very rugged terrain and quite a bit of trails. Several Canyon areas offer awesome destinations, and they are all worth the hikes. It's only about an hour and 20 minutes outside of Indianapolis , and well worth the drive.
  • While visiting Indianapolis we decided to hit up Turkey Run on our way back to Chicago, and we had a fantastic time. We were only able to hike about 1/4 of the park because of an incoming storm, but what we did hike was awesome. The trail descriptions in regards to difficulty are accurate, the "very rugged" trails were just that. It was an incredible experience. Unlike the parks up near Chicago this one has not been retrofitted (which in my opinion made it more of an adventure), so you do need to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions in certain areas. Whenever we get another opportunity, we'll be back to hike the rest.
  • This place is awesome! It's $7 per car for Indiana residents. Me and my girlfriend went on a 5 mile hike through the "very rough" trails. Some parts were a little tricky but if you're careful it's not too bad. Great scenery!
  • Beautiful park with a nice nature Center. Great place for the whole family. Lots of trails for various levels of fitness. Good place to spend the day and take photos. Pretty populated at times. I prefer to go when the sun rises. Less people and better photos