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A State Park close to any destination

There’s an Indiana State Park within a one-hour drive of every Hoosier and easy enough to find for out-of-state travelers.

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Clifty Falls State Park

Clifty Falls is known for its four beautiful waterfalls and outstanding rugged hiking. Camp, swim, picnic and enjoy the natural beauty of the park located in the scenic Ohio River Valley, two hours south of Indianapolis.

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Turkey Run State Park

A walk into one of the ravines takes you on a trip through time, for the sandstone gorges represent 600 to 300 million years of nature's handiwork.

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Dunes State Park

While best known for its world class beaches, the Indiana Dunes and its surrounding areas offer so much more. World class cuisine, breathtaking scenery, eclectic nightlife and exhilarating biking and hiking await you on your next trip to the Dunes.

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Enjoy pleasure boating, fishing, swimming at the beach or kayaking on the 8,800 lake and come home to a crackling fire at your campsite.

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Brookville Lake/Whitewater Memorial Complex

This combination of a big lake and a state park provides camping, fishing, swimming, hiking, boating and cabins. Day-use horseback riding is also available at Whitewater Memorial.

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