Turkey Run State Park


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Turkey Run State Park


Location:West central Indiana, along State Road 47 southwest of Crawfordsville, two miles east of State Road 41.
Facilities:213 campsites with electricity, showers, and flush toilets, youth tent camping areas, camp store, inn accommodations (Turkey Run Inn), including rooms and cabins, a restaurant, and meeting and conference facilities, picnic area, playground, tennis courts, playfields, shelters, trails, saddle barn, swimming pool, historic homes and buildings, nature center with planetarium, naturalist services.
Activities:Camping, swimming, fishing, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, tennis, guided tours, interpretive programs.
Special Features:A number of historic structures are preserved at the park, including the Lusk Home, built in 1841, and Lieber Cabin, which was built in the 1840s of virgin timber and is the oldest of its kind in the state. The park is also the final resting place of Colonel Richard Lieber, who is considered the father of Indiana State Parks.
Address:8121 E Park Rd
Marshall, IN 47859

Phone:765-597-2635
Web: www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/properties/park_turkeyrun.html
Size: 2,382 acres.

See other parks in Indiana.
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This floral list for Turkey Run State Park, Parke County, Indiana, documents 476 taxa of vascular plants found during 2003 to 2007 within its 964 ha (2382 acres) boundary, which includes both the park proper and the adjacent Rocky Hollow-Falls Canyon Nature Preserve.
Keywords: Flora, Parke County, vascular plants, Rocky Hollow, Turkey Run State Park
Turkey Run State Park became Indiana's second state park in 1916.
Turkey Run State Park lies along Sugar Creek within the Entrenched Valley Section of the Central Till Plain Natural Region of Indiana (Fig.
White pine (Pinus strobus) occurs naturally at Pine Hills, but at Turkey Run State Park it is found only as plantings.
According to Tom Swinford, ecologist at the Division of Nature Preserves of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, the forested corridor along Sugar Creek and its associated tributaries (of which Turkey Run State Park is a major component) represents the largest contiguous forest block remaining in the Central Till Plain Region.
Clark is awed by the canyons of Turkey Run State Park and the waterfalls and large unspoiled areas of Clifty Falls State Park.
The people most likely to hear Foxworthy's rhymes are visitors to his country store, the Meri-Arch Market on the east side of Indiana's Turkey Run State Park.
At the opposite end of the wetness spectrum were Fox Lake and Saugany Lake and the seeps at Turkey Run State Park.
41 on Tangier Road, a couple of miles north of the cut-off for Turkey Run State Park.
Indiana State Park Inns can be found throughout the state: The Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park (see "Nashville" section, page 16), Canyon Inn at McCormick's Creek State Park near Spencer, Clifty Inn at Clifty Falls State Park in Madison, Potawatomi Inn at Pokagon State Park near Angola, Spring Mill Inn at Spring Mill State Park near Mitchell, Turkey Run Inn at Turkey Run State Park in Parke County, and The Fort Golf Resort & Conference Center at Fort Harrison State Park in Indianapolis.
Situated near Shades and Turkey Run state parks and Sugar Creek, the community also enjoys abundant recreational opportunities.