SHADES STATE PARK
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.
Youth Group Campyes
* Non-Electric / 105 sites * Youth Tent Areas * Dumping Station
Shades State Park is located near Crawfordsville, West Lafayette
* Picnic areas w/shelters (Shelter Reservations) * Hiking Trails * Fishing * Interpretive Naturalist Services (Seasonal)