Indiana State Parks

Memories Made Naturally

Hiking with cousins. Boating with friends. Staying in a cabin with Grandma and Grandpa. Mountain biking with your kids. These are the makings of some of the best summer memories. You can do all these activities and more in an Indiana State Park! No matter where you are in Indiana, you’re within an hour of one. Whether you pitch a tent or stay in one of the beautiful inns, you’ll awaken each morning to a full day of fresh air and outdoor fun.


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Falls of the Ohio State Park

  • 201 W. Riverside Dr.
  • 812280997

In all the world, there is no other place like it. The Falls of the Ohio State Park and its Interpretive Center are…

Prophetstown State Park

  • 4112 E. SR 225
  • (765) 567-4919

Newest state park with dramatic prairie & restored wet slopes called fens. Hiking/bicycle trails, summer…

Indiana Dunes State Park

  • 1600 N. 25 East
  • (219) 926-1952

Welcome to more than 2,000 acres of beach, marshes, forests and dunes. Hike to the top of Mount Tom, a sand dune…

Potato Creek State Park

  • 25601 S.R.4
  • (574) 656-8186

A variety of natural habitats await at Potato Creek State Park in North Liberty, including the 327-acre Worster…

Turkey Run State Park

  • 8121 E. Park Road
  • (765) 597-2635

You'll marvel at the natural geologic wonders of this beautiful park as you hike along its famous trails. Nestled…

Chain O' Lakes State Park

  • 2355 E. 75 S.
  • (260) 636-2654

This is lake country and a small boater’s paradise. Nine connecting lakes will be the center of your…


Patoka Lake Marina & Lodging

  • 2991 N Dillard Rd.
  • (812) 685-2203

Your family vacation destination in Southern Indiana for all seasons, Patoka Lake Marina & Lodging has…

Fort Harrison State Park Inn

  • 5830 N Post Rd.
  • (317) 638-6000

Our campus is nestled on a scenic knoll within the serene 1,700 acres of the park in Lawrence, Indiana. It includes…

Food + Drink

The Falls Restaurant at Clifty Inn

  • 1650 Clifty Hollow Road, Madison
  • (812) 265-4135

The Falls Restaurant serves fresh home-style meals featuring Indiana favorites. Carryout is available. Sit back…

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Find Yourself IN Indiana State Parks


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Each year, readers of vote for the Best of Indiana. In 2018, voters selected the state's best State Parks, Burgers and Museums! With 32 Indiana State Parks and Lakes on the ballot, it was a tough choice, but voters narrowed the list down to the 10 best! Which park took the…