Turkey Run State Park Travel Guide

  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Toughluck
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Toughluck
  • Off The Beaten Path
    by Toughluck

Turkey Run State Park Things to Do

  • Rocky Hollow (trail #3)

    We choose a day that overcast and cool. Lots of moisture in the air. We headed down to the suspension bridge and over Sugar Creek. Trail #3 heads up Rocky Hollow. It's wide with plenty of room off to one side or the other for the trail. But ----- and it's a big'en. But around the 2nd or 3rd bend, the canyon narrows and you're walking in the water...

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  • Lieber Cabin

    Built in the 1840's from Virgin Tulip Trees, some as much as 32" (82 cm) in diameter. This is the oldest cabin in the state.

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  • Sunset Point

    Sunset Point offers a beautiful view down Sugar Creek. On a summer's day, you'll find canoes and inner tubes carrying kids of all ages down the river. But come late evening as the sun slowly sets, it's rays sweep up river, highlighting treetops and river bluffs in a red/yellow glow. The river is quiet then and you can feel alone in the universe....

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  • Turkey Run (trail #6)

    Turkey Run enters Sugar Creek at Sunrise Point. A set of steep rock steps take you down to the creek bottom. Here, the trail winds along the creek, between steep sandstone walls. Trees on the canyon rim, blocking out the sun. Down here, the sounds of water and the chittering of birds is all you'll hear. There are several spots where you'll have to...

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  • Saddle Barn

    Saddlebarns are open daily from Memorial Day Weekend through mid-August; then at least on weekends through October. Open: daily (9 am to 5 pm) March 19 – November 4Price: $10.00 1 mile ride $14.00 4 mile ride$4.00 parent-assisted pony ride (under age 8) $4.00 hayrideNote: Reservations recommended. No credit cards accepted.

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  • Col. Lieber Memorial (Trail #11)

    Col. Lieber is the 'father' of the Indiana State Parks. This short half mile (0.8 km) trail crossing the 'Old Highway Bridge' to the memorial. Trail #11 is the easiest in the park and only 0.5 miles (0.8 km) long.

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Turkey Run State Park Off The Beaten Path

  • Portland Arch Nature Preserve

    North of Turkey Run in Fountain County is Portland Arch Nature Preserve. It is a unique feature for Indiana. The creek has undercut a stone ridge, forming an archway. For more things to see, visit my Fountain County page, a.k.a. Veedersburg, Indiana.

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  • Covered Bridge Capital

    If you have the time, see Rockville and some of the other 37 covered bridges in Parke County.

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  • The Narrows Bridges

    The east end of the park is where the narrows covered bridge still stands. It's actually a part of the park trail system. It's the connection between trails #4 & 8 on the north side and trails #1 & 2 on the south side of Sugar Creek. Built in 1882, it's in need of some repairs.It has been replaced by a concrete arch bridge in the 1960's, which is...

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