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VERSAILLES STATE PARK
VERSAILLES STATE PARK
Box 205, U.S. 50
Versailles, Indiana   47042

Phone: 812-689-6424
Versailles State Park
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Versailles State Park
'The End of the Trip.'

Sunset Versailles Lake. We took canoes up stream on a beautiful summer day and were rewarded with bald eagle sighting. We saw 3 eagles flying along the shore and perched in trees.

Versailles State Park
' Busching Covered Bridge'

This bridge was built in 1885 and is a howe truss bridge.It is 176 feet long spanning Laughery Creek.It is within the state park, but is owned by Ripley County.

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Steps leading down trail 2 from campground to lake

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'Busching Brisge'
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The covered bridge at the entrance of Versailles State Park

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'Busching Bridge -1'
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This is the view if you are coming out of Versailles toward the Versailles State Park.

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'Busching Bridge'
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Busching Bridge crosses Laughery Creek Just outside of Versailles State Park

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'Little Dam'
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Below the main or large Versailles Lake Dam is an older much smaller Little Dam as the locals call it. Versailles State Park Indiana.

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'Versailles Lake Dam'
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Below the Versailles Lake Dam Versailles State Park Indiana.

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'Large and little Dam'
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A view captured below the little Dam Versailles State Park Indiana.

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'Busching Bridge'
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Busching Bridge from Perry Street at the East entrance of Versailles State Park Indiana.

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'Busching Bridge'
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A snowy early morning view of the Busching covered bridge, Versailles State Park Indiana

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Versailles Lake

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'Shelter House'
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Shelter House inside the Versailles State Park Indiana.

Versailles State Park
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Versailles State Park
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'Lake Versailles'

If you closely you can see two white egrets in the middle of the picture. They can be seen here along with herons, geese and if your lucky bald eagles.

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'Versailles Lake'
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Versailles Lake, as seen from a canoe rented at the park.

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'A Walk In The Park'
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Sunset at the lake

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Versailles State Park
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'A work of art'
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Inside view of the Busching covered bridge. Versailles State Park Indiana

Take a drive through the beautiful rolling hills of southeastern Indiana with Versailles State Park as your destination.

Relax while fishing on the 230-acre lake where you can rent a paddleboat, rowboat, kayak or canoe. Get a workout and see the beauty of the park by taking a walk on a hiking trails or a ride on the mountain bike trails. In the fall, enjoy activities like the Versailles Pumpkin Show in the town of Versailles on the last weekend in September or the Bluegrass Festival on the first weekend of October.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Picnickingyes
 Picnic Sheltersyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Bike Trailsyes
 Bridle Trailsyes
 Nature Programsyes
BoatingBoat Rentalyes
 Boating Limits-1
 Launch Rampsyes
CampingPrimativeyes
 Electric Sites, #226
 Flush Toiletsyes
 Dumpstationyes
 Showersyes
 Camp Commissaryyes
 Group Campyes
 Youth Group Campyes
WinterActivitiesyes
AccommodationsGame Roomyes
 Outdoor Swimming Poolyes
Camping
* Electric / 226 sites * Group Camp * Youth Tent Camping Area * Camp Store * Dumping Station
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Boats and RVs
Central Marine - Shoals, INBoat Rentals
A store that caters to all of your boating, hunting, fishing and outdoor adventure needs. We offer canoe and kayak rentals for one and two day trips on the White River. New G3 brand jon boats as well as a used inventory. NEW White River Cabin on a peaceful river bank setting.
88.9 miles from park*


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Area Attractions
* Picnic areas w/shelters (Shelter Reservations) * Interpretive Naturalist Services (Seasonal) * Boat Launch Ramp * Boat Motor / Electric trolling only * Bridle Trails (day use only) * Fishing * Hiking Trails * Mountain Bike Trails * Rental-Canoe, Paddleboat, Rowboat, and Kayak * Rental - Recreation Building * Swimming / Pool / Waterslide (Policy)
Things To Do in the Area
Central Marine - Shoals, INCanoeing
A store that caters to all of your boating, hunting, fishing and outdoor adventure needs. We offer canoe and kayak rentals for one and two day trips on the White River. New G3 brand jon boats as well as a used inventory. NEW White River Cabin on a peaceful river bank setting.
88.9 miles from park*
Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
May 4 great fun
So much fun
February 23 I love camping here. by Ashley
I loe to camp here. My family and I come every other weekend, expect in winter. There are a few things that need changed, but other than that the park is great. It is a great place to camp, fish, hike, bike, and hang out with family or friends. Very safe and fun!! Very Clean!
November 26 Hiking VSP by jeffcrvn
Hiking the Hiking and Mountain Bike Trails at VSP: Hike #1: My first hike at VSP started at the Mountain Bike Trail Head and went North on Turtle Loop (#5). This trail becomes Creekside Loop (#3) at Laughery Creek and winds its way North to Northwest along the creek with changes in elevation to 300 ft or so. It then turns West and becomes Grandview Loop (#1) which eventually turns south and turns into Center Loop (#2). Center Loop turns into Cliffside (#4) and travels south. It connects with Shadow Run Loop (#6) and leads back to the trailhead. This loop all together covers about a half of the 15.1 miles of Mountain Bike Trails in the park and took me approximately 3.5 hours with two 10 minute breaks for water and snacks. Lots of rolling hills of what is designated as a easy to difficult trail. The difficult parts are the Grandview and Clifside Trails. I am sure they would be tough on a mountain bike, but were fairly simple on foot. Try this hike sometime. I was a blast. I ran into about a dozen bikers who were all keen to share the trail. Happy tails.
August 24 Love this Park! by C, V, C, and B...
We have camped here twice so far this year and plan on going one more time in the fall. The space in most campsites is great. The family atmosphere is terrific. Our son has had a great time every time we have been here. The staff is friendly and the entire park was clean and beautiful! Thank You
June 9 Very disappointed by Steve
We reserved June 8th & 9th. Upon first appearance the campground was very nice. The surprises started soon as we parked. The site we reserved was suppose to have water but it appears none of the sites have water. The only water available in our area was from the bath house showers. The closest water access was on the other side of our area. The rest rooms had no soap or toilet paper. The group across had several barking dogs (all night) & were drunk and loud into the early morning. After 5 pm I did not observe any staff or rangers patrolling the area. Things started the same way in the morning and we left was noon. I would not recommend this camp group to anyone.
December 28 Be careful during Nov-Feb by Afton Judy
The park does not post any signs warning visitors of steel traps set during the trapping season. Children and dog walkers be aware of traps set near campground creeks!
October 23 Great first impression with one snag by Klw1224
Camped in electric site B. As first-timers, enjoyed the room the park offers for the sites. The trails were perfect for novice to experienced hikers of all ages. Yes, there are no horses for campers to ride, pool was closed for season, and electricity was turned off (I will get to that). We took the kids and the grandparents on an hour hike on trails 2 and 3. This state park gives you reasons to explore. Bring your bikes and prepare to be pleased. One caution: They will never admit this, but the park has to save money with cutbacks in attractions so they have to charge when they can. Prepare to have your electricity shut off during peak times of the year. The regulars say it happens all the time. They say it is outside the park but I visited many businesses to find our if they get ruling brownouts with the park and they laugh just like the regular campers. Called the our company and they laughed too, so if you get the idea. Please conserve energy when you can is the message, so explore indiana like its meant to be seen.
October 18 So much fun!
We came in September and camped with another family. Our kids had so much fun and so did the adults. Our campsite was so spacious we could set up cornhole and wiffle ball at the same time and not be too close to the fire. It was great!


Area Resources
Ripley County Tourism Bureau - Versailles, INTourism
Home to the Versailles State Park where you can fish, go boating, slide into the swimming pool, camp, go horseback riding, or take a hike. Enjoy the annual Bluegrass Festival the first weekend of October. Centered in the middle of a triangle between Indianapolis, IN, Cincinnati, OH, and Louisville, KY, we have many family events throughout the spring, summer, and fall-- 888-747-5394.
1.5 miles from park*
Crawford County Tourism Bureau - Leavenworth, INTourism
Crawford County consists of over 306 square miles of beauty and outdoor recreation Caves, state parks, rugged terrain, acres of protected forests, nature preserves, and numerous waterways
76.7 miles from park*
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