Versailles State Park


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Versailles State Park


Location:0.5 miles east of Versailles on US 50.
Facilities:226 campsites with electricity, showers, and flush toilets, youth tent camping area, group camp that includes sleeping cabins, recreation hall, shower house, and dining hall , camp store, picnic areas, shelters, playground, playfields, recreation building rental, hiking trails, equestrian trails (day use only), saddle barn, swimming pool complex with waterslide, bathhouse, concession, boat ramp, boat rentals (rowboats, paddleboats, canoes), nature center, naturalist services (seasonal).
Activities:Camping, swimming, fishing, boating (electric motors only), canoeing, hiking, trail rides, hayrides, interpretive programs.
Special Features:Running directly through the park is Laughery Creek, named for Colonel Archibald Lochry, a Revolutionary War soldier. In 1781 Lochry and his men were killed in an Indian battle where Laughery Creek enters the Ohio River just south of Aurora, Indiana. Construction of 230-acre Versailles Lake began in 1954, and the lake was opened to the public for fishing and boating a few years later. A 25-meter swimming pool with a 100-foot waterslide was added to the park in 1987.
Address:Box 205 US Hwy 50
Versailles, IN 47042

Phone:812-689-6424
Web: www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/properties/park_versailles.html
Size: 5,988 acres.

See other parks in Indiana.
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From the site of the world's very first train robbery, to the annual Draft Horse Auction, to Mount Baldy and Versailles State Park, Indiana's local cover and rich history offer a unique sense of charm and appeal.
Equally popular is the Versailles State Park in Ripley County, featuring nine square miles of forest, waterfalls, a 230-acre lake for boating or fishing, campsites, horseback riding and--nodding to the modern--a giant water slide at the pool.
Ripley County residents, who number just 27,000, also enjoy Versailles State Park, Indiana's second-largest state park, and the Laughery Creek.