Filled with breathtaking ravines -- and a whole lot fewer turkeys than you'd expect -- Turkey Run State Park is definitely one of Indiana's gems. It's one of the state's oldest parks, but the formations that make this place so unique have been around for millions of years! To top it all off, the Sugar Creek River flows right through the grounds, making this spot the perfect slice of outdoor heaven.
Campers at Turkey Run are met with 213 campsites, all of which offer electric hookups, fire rings, and picnic tables. Right on the property, you'll also have access to a dump station, drinking water faucets, and even a camp store where you can fill up on needed supplies (and maybe some goodies, too!).
The park does charge entrance fees of $7 per vehicle for state residents and $9 for all other guests. Camping fees start at $16 per night and go up to $35 based on the type of site you choose and the time of year that you visit.
While you're here, you'll want to schedule lots of time to discover all of the amazing sights within the grounds. A long list of hiking trails wind through the ravines -- but most of them are pretty tricky, so bring a pair of hiking boots and make sure your pupper is up for the challenge! Sugar Creek is the perfect place to go for a paddle or cast a line, though swimming is not permitted in the river. To go for a dip, just head to the Olympic-sized outdoor pool instead, which often has lifeguards on-duty.
Throughout your stay, be sure to keep your furry pal on-leash and out of the way of other campers. The park also asks that you never leave Fido unattended and that you clean up any messes they leave behind during your visit.
For a trek to the wilder parts of Indiana, head to Turkey Run State Park!