Camping at Turkey Run State Park

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Camping at Turkey Run is always an adventure, it can be even more of one when you have a child with ADHD.  One benefit is that even though our son struggles to sleep in strange places, we don’t have that issues when we camp because we are always in our camper to sleep.  This really helps with keeping things familiar even in strange places. We love camping at Turkey Run State Park in central Indiana.  Most people do not think of this type of scenery when they think of Indiana, but you will never regret hiking these trails! Even in the heat and humidity of summertime in Indiana, these trails are cool as they wind along the creeks and rivers.  Caution: if the map says a trail is rugged, it IS rugged! (think many steps and some ladders!) Please plan ahead if you have small children or pets.  Not all trails are pet and baby friendly especially if you cannot carry your child in a hiking carrier. Walking Sticks and shoes with good tread will be best.

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Here are some of our pics.


Things to do

Also while at Turkey Run you can rent a canoe or a tube to float down the river. We could not do that this trip because of high water and fast flowing river. There is also a pool, several playgrounds, shelters and places to go fishing. There is a saddle barn for horse riding and a place with meeting rooms for conferences. The camp sites are not “full hook up” but do have electric plugs for your camper. You will also most likely not get good cell phone coverage so prepare to unplug!  If camping is not your thing there is an inn with an indoor pool.    For a full list of amenities, please Click Here.


If you love to camp, you’ll want to check out this Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Camping, I hope you enjoy the info as much as I did!

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2 thoughts on “Camping at Turkey Run State Park

  1. Hi, Tara! I am so glad I clicked on your blog – I read your post on Bullying, and saw “camping travel” on the sidebar. I looooove taking my family camping and it looks like we might live in the same region, although we just recently moved here. Can’t wait to check out Turkey Run!

    1. HI! I’m glad you found my blog! I have seen your name pop up on the local mom’s FB page! Sorry it took me so long to respond, I didn’t have the setting right on my site and didn’t see the notifications! I’m trying to get better at keeping up! Have you had a chance to check out Turkey Run? We are headed back there in the spring!

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