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Turkey Run State Park, Marshall

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With impressive canyons, gorges, and ravines, Turkey Run State Park offers an abundance of natural beauty. Explore the park on foot or on horseback on one of many designated trails. You can also survey the park by canoe, kayak, or even in an inner tube floating down Sugar Creek. Right in the center of the park, the river is a great spot for fishing. Watch carefully for signs of wildlife, such as beaver-chewed trees and deer tracks--if you're lucky, you might spot some of the animals. Visit the nature center to learn about the park's flora, fauna, and geology. Plan your Turkey Run State Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Marshall using our Marshall road trip tool.
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Turkey Run State Park reviews

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  • Beautiful park. Friendly staff. Awesome restrooms. We hiked 6 miles of trail. A wonder of our Creator, Jahweh. Who else could creat such beauty. No one. 
    Beautiful park. Friendly staff. Awesome restrooms. We hiked 6 miles of trail. A wonder of our Creator, Jahweh. Who else could creat such beauty. No one.  more »
  • Indiana’s best kept secret! Gorgeous trails, in all seasons, moderate to very rugged. We love Trail 3, because of its topography, but have recently discovered that Trail 2, Trail 9, and Trail 6 are.....  more
    Indiana’s best kept secret! Gorgeous trails, in all seasons, moderate to very rugged. We love Trail 3, because of its topography, but have recently discovered that Trail 2, Trail 9, and Trail 6 are.....  more »
  • We were there in late August, which was perfect. We were the only people on the trails that day. We did all the trails in one day, even when a few were precariously blocked by fallen trees. I... 
    We were there in late August, which was perfect. We were the only people on the trails that day. We did all the trails in one day, even when a few were precariously blocked by fallen trees. I...  more »
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  • It was the first time visiting for my four year old daughter and I and I'll tell you what she was in awe as much as I. We didn't cover the whole property but in six hours we seen so much beautiful landscape and exotic sandstone carving. They have a public swimming pool also so after all the hiking and splashing around its a perfect place to end the day. We drove 3 hours total there and back and I would do it again in a heart beat.
  • The best park in Indiana, my eyes for this beautiful gem of a forest in Marshall. I love the trails, the geysers, the rugged landscape and the tough and not so tough hikes. I have enjoyed the scenic beauty of each of natures creation and so enjoy hiking endlessly for hours mesmerized by Turkey run’s beauty. Ample parking, kids area, camping spots, an inn for campers and sufficient provisions for campers as well as hikers. There’s a $7 fee at the entrance and allows access to the entire park. You are given a good map and pamphlet which includes all details to the park. Lovely tourist spot!
  • This was our second visit to Turkey Run. We hiked trail 3 which is one of the more rugged trails. We had to go through streams, small gorges, and up and down tall ladders. A thunderstorm passed through in the middle of our hike but the rain was refreshing. Lots of mud when it's been raining so prepare for that! The temperature was around 95 degrees that day but it is so much cooler through the trails. Such a beautiful place!!
  • I've had this parked saved for a long time and have never been in the area to be able to stop by. But I finally got a chance and I was by myself, and it was already pretty late. So I only got to do one trail (trail 3), and it was absolutely beautiful! I want to come back and explore more of this park again because I know there is just so much more to see. It's just a gorgeous place to hike and everyone was pretty friendly.
  • We have been to many state parks in and around Indiana and Turkey Run is now my family’s favorite! It has the best of what we always look for when camping (playground, hiking, and kayaking; river preferred). My 3 year old loved the pool and it was nice to go relax for an hour after a few days off pretty rugged hiking and hours of kayaking. The staff was diligent and constantly changing stations (maybe to keep them on their toes?). Regardless, they were on top of things. The one thing I didn’t like was the campground and state park were separated and we had to get on the highway from the campground and drive to the park.

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