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ATTENTION: From November-March, Shades State Park is open for day use only (8 a.m. until dusk). All visitors must leave the park at dusk. There is no camping available. Overnight camping is available at Turkey Run State Park just 15 miles to the southwest. Turkey Run also has an inn and cabins. In the event of heavy snow or ice, the property management may delay opening the gate to accommodate for snow removal efforts. Contact the property for if you have further questions.
INDIANA DNR FIREWOOD RULE: Firewood Alert: Indiana DNR Firewood Rule - Important for Campers and Picnickers. Review details at www.firewood.dnr.in.gov before you visit!
Shades State Park, IN
Status: Open year round. Season Dates
DescriptionShades State Park is open for day use only (8 a.m. until dusk), November through March. Overnight camping is available at Turkey Run State Park just 15 miles to the southwest. Turkey Run also has an inn and cabins.
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.
Also on the property is Pine Hills Nature Preserve, which affords spectacular topography for those willing to take a fairly long hike.
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Alerts and Important InformationTURKEY RUN STATE PARK 14 MILES, RACCOON LAKE 24 MILES
Getting There:GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):
FROM THE NORTH: U.S. 41 S. TO SR 234, THEN EAST ON SR 234 TO THE ENTRANCE. FROM THE SOUTH: U.S. 41 N. TO SR 234, THEN EAST ON SR 234 TO THE ENTRANCE. FROM THE EAST: I-74 W. TO EXIT 52 (JAMESTOWN / ADVANCE). S. ABOUT 3 MILES TO SR 234. CONTINUE W. FOR APPROX. 25 MILES TO THE ENTRANCE. FROM THE WEST: I-74 EAST TO EXIT 15 (VEEDERSBURG/U.S. 41). S. ON U.S. 41 ABOUT 12 MILES TO SR 234, THEN E. ON SR 234 APPROX. 18 MILES TO THE ENTRANCE.
Mailing Address:Shades State Park
7751 S. CR. 890 W.
WAVELAND IN 47989
Phone Number:Project Office: (765)435-2810