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Shades State Park

7751 S. 890 W.

Shades State Park is that peaceful place you've sought. Located about 17 miles southwest of Crawfordsville (off S.R. 47), it is a favorite for hikers and canoeists.

The beautiful sandstone cliffs overlooking Sugar Creek and numerous shady ravines provide the backdrop for your journey through this nature lover's paradise.

ACTIVITIES (day-use only between November-March)

Picnic areas w/shelters
Hiking Trails
6 Ravine Hiking Challenge
Interpretive Naturalist Services (Seasonal)

CAMPING (April - October)
Non-Electric / 105 sites
Backpack / 7 sites
Canoe Camp / 10 sites
Youth Tent Areas
Dumping Station


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