Description

Ain’t nothin’ shady about Shade Campground. The campground is located on the far west end of the park, which means you have an easy escape from the crowds when things get super busy during the daytime. Plus, the Backpack Trail, which runs right next to the campground, hooks up to the network of trails that let you traverse ravines throughout the park—so all you have to do is wake up, throw on your hiking boots, and start exploring!
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
106 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available

Activities

Offered near the campground.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Shades Campground.

Beach
Forest
River, stream, or...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
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Haley B.
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October 6th, 2021

I love hiking the trails at Shades State Park! One of the best spots in Indiana.

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November 10th, 2018
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December 20th, 2017
Park
Shades State Park
State
Indiana
Country
United States
Phone Number
(765) 435-2810
Directions
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Official Website
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Coordinates
39.93° N, 87.073° W
Unknown price
Tent Only: 5 Sites
(Up to 30 people per site)
Unknown price
Tent / Van: 101 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)