True to its name, Shades State Park lets you hike through shady ravines and sandstone cliffs overlooking Sugar Creek in Western Indiana. Trails go from easy to rugged, with some having you walk in a creek, step over logs and rocks, and go up and down ladders. The park’s Pine Hills Nature Preserve is also a beautiful setting for hiking. Bring your tent to stay over, because there’s only non-electric camping here.

Reserve campsites and shelters at or call 866.622.6746.

This property is part of the Indiana State Nature Passport! Check-in and explore participating locations throughout the state to earn great prizes! The more you visit, the more you win. This program is 100% free, but property entrance fees apply when you visit. Learn more at

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