Indiana Map Tourist Attractions

Indiana Map Tourist Attractions

SHADES STATE PARK

Located in west-central Indiana, this largely undeveloped state park has scenery which includes steep sandstone cliffs, ravines, and river-size Sugar Creek. There's a forest of hardwoods plus pine and hemlock, with some virgin stands.

Activities: The park has about 15 miles of easy to moderate trails for hiking and backpacking. Canoeing is available on Sugar Creek, which extends some 90 miles through west-central Indiana. Biking is restricted to regular roads.

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Fishing is allowed, but hunting is not.

Cam ping Regulations: Camping is permitted in one backcountry area, a little over two miles from the main parking area via an easy trail. Campers must register at the park office. There's also a canoe-camping area alongside Sugar Creek. Both areas are open to camping from April through October each year. Campfires are allowed in designated spots.

For Further Information: Shades State Park, RR 1, Box 72, Waveland, IN 47989; (317)435-2810.

In addition, there's a backcountry camping area at Pakota Lake, an 8,880-acre reservoir which is surrounded by 16, 700 acres of state lands near Hoosier National Forest in southern Indiana. Campsites here are out of sight and sound of each other. A fee is charged. The area is managed by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. For information contact the Pakota Lake Property Office, RR #1, Birdseye, IN 47513; (812)685-2464.

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