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Shades State Park
Shades State Park © Lauren Rogers
Shades State Park © Lauren Rogers
SHADES STATE PARK
SHADES STATE PARK
7751 S 890 W
Waveland, Indiana   47989
(lat:39.9295 lon:-87.0725)

Phone: (765) 435-2810
Toll Free: 800-457-8283
Reservations: 765-435-2810
Shades State Park is that peaceful place you've been looking for. Located about 17 miles southwest of Crawfordsville (off S.R. 47), it is a favorite for hikers and canoeists.

The beautiful sandstone cliffs overlooking Sugar Creek and numerous shady ravines provide the backdrop for your journey through this nature lover's paradise.

Adjacent Pine Hills Nature Preserve affords spectacular topography for those willing to take a fairly long hike.
FACILITIES AND ACTIVITIES OVERVIEW
Day-UseFishingyes
 Hiking Trailyes
 Picnickingyes
 Picnic Sheltersyes
 Swimming Beachyes
 Nature Programsyes
CampingPrimative, #105
 Flush Toiletsyes
 Dumpstationyes
 Showersyes
 Youth Group Campyes
WinterActivitiesyes
Camping
* Non-Electric / 105 sites * Youth Tent Areas * Dumping Station


Nearby Parks

Area Attractions
* Picnic areas w/shelters (Shelter Reservations) * Hiking Trails * Fishing * Interpretive Naturalist Services (Seasonal)
Things To Do in the Area
Amusement
Located in beautiful Parke County, Indiana near Turkey Run State Park. Our Go-Kart track is located on Cox Ford Road. We have twelve karts eight singles and four double, for your pleasure and fun. Located in area where people can get away from the hustle and bustle of city traffic, noise and congestion.
12.3 miles from park*

Visitor Comments, Memories and Reviews
January 22 Shades is the place to be!! by Keisa
I live in the city (Indianpolis) but when i can i escape to shades. I stumbled upon shades and it was the greatest adventure Id had. Its never to croweded always quiet, and the trails are beautiful! Turkey run isnt to far away and though its quite nice and popular it makes for crowded trails people yelling and no parking. I just love shades. Its my all time favorite!
May 17 STAR GAZING PARADISE
WE ARE PLANNING OUT 2012 CAMP TRIP TO SHADE SECOND WEEK IN JUNE. I HOPE OUR FAVORITE SITE IS NOT TAKEN. HOEP THEY GOT LARGER PICNIC TABLES.
January 19 My Escape by Austin L.
10pm in the middle of January and here I am on the Shades website planning my trip(s) this coming summer with butterflies in my stomach. Enough said.

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