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
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
106 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Shades Campground.

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Swimming hole
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December 20th, 2017
Shades State Park
United States
Phone Number
(765) 435-2810
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39.93° N, 87.073° W
Unknown price
Tent Only: 5 Sites
(Up to 30 people per site)
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Tent / Van: 101 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)

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