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Top 5 Indiana State Parks for Winter Camping
Are you thinking about going camping this winter? You may want to consider Indiana as one of your destinations. The state has a lot of wonderful parks that are open daily and offer plenty of winter activities and amenities. In most instances, you may expect to pay a modest $5 to $7 entrance fee to access the park. Camping fees are additional.
With that said, here's a look at five of the state's best parks for winter camping:
1. Brown County State Park
The Brown County State Park is located in Nashville. What makes it a great park for winter camping are the accommodations and the amount of winter recreation activities available. The park features cabins, a lodge, RV sites, tent sites, an indoor aquatic center, miles of trails to explore, horseback riding, and ice fishing. Prices for full hookup RV sites tend to start at $23 a night, and cabin rentals average $152 to $200.
2. Turkey Run State Park
The Turkey Run State Park is located in Marshall. It also offers cabins, a lodge, tent sites, RV sites, horseback riding, ice fishing, and a plethora of trails to choose from. A few of the things that set it apart from the others are the sandstone gorges, ravines, and historical sites. Primitive campsite rates start at $6 per night, and a cabin rental will cost you $69 or more.
3. Pokagon State Park
The Pokagon State Park is located in Angola and offers winter campers an abundance of seasonal fun. It features a toboggan run, ice fishing, cross-country skiing trails, hiking trails, a sledding hill, snowshoeing, and winter programs. Some of the programs focus on tracking animals in the snow, feeding winter wildlife, and bird watching. You'll also have your choice of overnight accommodations. The park offers tent sites, RV sites, cabins, and an inn. Cabin rental prices typically range from $55 to $190 a night.
4. McCormick's Creek State Park
McCormick's Creek State Park in Spencer is another great place for winter camping because of the terrain and activities on site. The park features a series of caves, sink holes, and unique rock formations, as well as access to the White River. You may opt to go ice fishing, snowshoeing, and hiking. Scattered throughout the park are shelter houses and recreational buildings, some of which feature fireplaces, grills, public restrooms, and drinking water. You'll also find ample tent and RV sites, as well as cabins and an inn.
5. Shakamak State Park
The Shakamak State Park is located in Jasonville and is well-suited for winter campers who want to do a little ice fishing. The park features three lakes, hiking trails, tent sites, RV sites, and cabins. You may expect to pay $40 or more to spend the night in a cabin. Primitive sites typically cost $6 or more, and an RV site will cost you at least $23 per night.
Killeen Gonzalez enjoys winter sports with her family and has traveled extensively.
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