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Shades State Park, Waveland

#16 of 51 in Nature in Indiana
Must see · State Park · Nature / Park
Shades State Park is a state park in Montgomery, Parke, and Fountain Counties in Indiana. It is located 47 miles (76 km) west-northwest of Indianapolis, Indiana.

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  • Shades ateat park Backpacing trail This was a grat park. I was at sister park Turkey runn and even on Monday morning it was crowded. Shades is just down the road. They have a backpackers trail...  more »
  • First time visitor! As many mention - not real crowded- trail #2 was really challenging and fun - probably not for small children  more »
  • Very laid back and every time I’ve gone there hasn’t been a lot of people. Most of the trails are rather short so you can definitely bust the park out in a day but the trails are pleasant and somewhat challenging in a few spots. Definitely worth visiting if you’re within a few hour drive.
  • A beautiful State Park. While Starved Rock is more well know, it's also more crowded. This is a great hidden gem! Be ready for a LOT of stairs and if willing some rugged trails with ladders and hiking stream beds. I highly recommend!

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