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Marshall, Indiana

Turkey Run State Park

Marshall, Indiana


8102 Park Rd
Marshall, Indiana 47859
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Sites: 213
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.878588276181
Longitude: -87.212476730347

Elevation: 663' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi no
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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25 Reviews

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This park had mostly trailers, pop-up campers and tents. Our site was not long enough to park our little tow car in front of our class A RV so we had to park it sideways. If you park your car or truck on the grass the ranger will come and talk to you or leave a note. The Twin Oaks loop has 86 sites with 50 amp, 2 restrooms and only 4 water faucets. When you arrive fill up your water tank just after the gatehouse straight ahead on the right. The campground was very crowded with family reunions and lots of kids. Lots of activity with people playing frisbee, washers, cornhole & riding bikes. If you want a peaceful place to camp this is not the place. Trail #3 in the state park is very rugged but has amazing views of giant rocks & includes climbing rocks in a creek. The trails on the weekends are crowded. The Turkey Run Inn has a good buffet. We camped at Turkey Run State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The Thirty Six Saloon in Rockville is a great restaurant with excellent food and artwork. The theme is pigs and motorcycles and they smoke pork, chicken, ribs & brisket. The Drunk Tank Winery in Rockville was a lot of fun with a very funny hostess.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed here two nights in Site 42 while passing through in a 27 foot motorhome with tow car. One of Indiana's premiere state parks famous for its forests and hiking trails. The campground is huge -- over 200 sites. Warning: many of the sites slant down and to the side especially those on the outside of the loops -- sites on the inside of the loop tend to be more level but are mostly in the sun. I had to switch sites to get level. There are two main loops -- one straight ahead (Twin Oaks sites 7-124) which is grassy with trees and one to your left (Turkey Hollow sites 184-218 and Sugar Ridge sites 261-270) after going through the fee station. Twin Oaks is large, grassy and level. To the left the sites at first are in deep woods -- then there is a SERIOUS dip -- then the road comes up and enters Sugar Ridge that has level sites mostly in the open. The few pull through sites looked level. There is a potable water fill up site but you need to go clockwise around Twin Oaks loop to properly access it. The park has a separate entrance about a half mile down the road. They do not charge an additional fee to enter the park if you are camping at the campground. The main park has an Inn that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, a pool, a playground, a very nice nature center and of course the hiking trails. There is a trail that connects the Inn with the Campground -- entrance is at the end of the Twin Oak loop next to the dump station. The trails -- on the whole -- are strenuous but amazingly beautiful. The campground was practically empty during the week but fills on weekends. There is a camp store and two dump sites. Warning: check out time is 5 on Sundays. We camped at Turkey Run State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
42
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

US Highway 41 is a small winding two lane road in this area. The road was closed just south of the road to the park and there was a short detour through a small town. There was a sign saying the road was closed north of the road to the park. It wasn't but there was work being done.

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Very popular park, and as a result quite crowded and facilities stressed. (We were there on a weekend.) Bathrooms & showers well-used; out of four toilets in our loop, only one was working. Benches & modern fixtures in shower, randomly different shower heads; generally clean. Nightly rate of $36 includes a one-time $9 park entry fee. Sites 7-87 in open area, trees around outside edge, except site 33-36 in a heavily forested loop. Sites 157-183 also in a forested loop; 184-211 and 266-270 have road noise We camped at Turkey Run State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
42

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

We pulled in to site #82 on a Sunday afternoon, and the campground was crowded - lots of groups. The campground emptied out by the 5PM checkout time, but be aware that weekends will be crowded, with a lot of kids.

The best word to describe this campground is "tired". One of two centennial Indiana parks, the staff is great but the facilities need updating. The sites are electric only; there are multiple water fill-up sites throughout the campground. The south comfort station (closest to the entrance) was not really dirty, but with the poor ventilation, the floor was always wet, which meant muddy. The women's shower was wet but clean, but according to the husband, the men's was "disgusting". The dumpsters were full on Thursday when we left, and the lids were not closed so it was somewhat unsightly.

The park itself is very nice. There are great trails, a nature center with a planetarium and (during the summer) a large swimming pool. Be aware that the campground is not in the main part of the park, but there is an easy trail to the inn, nature center and pool (which closes on 8/7/16) or it's an short drive. We had 1-2 bars of AT&T cell service, and were able to get satellite at our site. Our Verizon mobile hotspot did not get a good signal.

We really wanted to love this campground, but we probably won't be back. We camped at Turkey Run State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Twin Oaks loop 82
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The restaurant at Turkey Run Inn is great - menu or buffet - and it serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. There is also a gift shop at the Inn. The campstore carries the basics, but a better option is the Turkey Run Gas 'n Grill is within easy walking distance.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped at Turkey Run State Park with friends, back-in sites 113 and 114. We both have 34-foot trailers and these sites were long enough for our trailers and tow vehicles. Sites were level and with very spacious grass area between sites. We had the good fortune of no one in the sites backing up to ours--if someone had been in those sites, there could be close overlap towards the back 6-feet of both units. Most of the sites in the northern 50-amp Twin Oaks loops were nice, spacious and level--for the most part, full sun (which we didn't mind in the spring). There were several nice pull-through sites. It had rained the day before our visit so some of the sites had quite a bit of standing water. Dump station near site 60 was convenient for the northern loops. Sites in the 30-amp section (Sugar Ridge, Turkey Hollow) were lovely and wooded but tighter to back a long trailer into. Because we were early in the season, sites were first-come, first-served....this created a long line at check-in. But the park attendant at the check-in desk was very helpful and friendly. We camped at Turkey Run State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
113
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

We enjoyed hiking the beautiful trails at Turkey Run State Park and we visited six of the nearby covered bridges of Parke County.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Turkey Run is one of our favorites! Wonderful trails of all levels! Traveling with 3 kids & 2 dogs and in our new travel trailer, I can tell you what we believe are the best sites. #7 has a good size grassy lot, #38 is large pull through site, #65 is a unique corner lot with a big tree, we stayed in #92/93 which are good together if you want space. #202 is a good spot if you want in the wooded valley and #223 & #224 are nice flat wooded spots. The trail that goes to the inn and connecting to the other main trails is by the playground by sites #40 & #60. If you plan on hiking a lot, you may want to be on this side of the campground (however you can drive over there too). We camped at Turkey Run State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here last weekend and found the campground to be quite nice other than the lack of water hookups at each site. The park staff at check-in were very friendly and helpful. We were able to get checked in quickly (pre-registered online) and were provided lots of reading material about both the park and the Indiana State parks system. The camp store was selling wood for $5 a bundle (a pretty standard rate these days) and had numerous useful items for those who forgot something (extension cords, power adapters, charcoal, lighter fluid, food, drinks, etc.) The store staff were also very friendly. If you can't find what you need in the camp store there is a convenience store just across the road within easy walking distance. The site we got (230) was mostly level and totally shaded all day. If you are interested in an unobstructed view, be sure to read the descriptions as the shaded spots are all well shaded and the open spots are full sun. The electrical service was in good condition but was shared between two spots and was located a good distance away. The distance to power is clearly marked in the online description, so you may want to check it for the spot you choose to be sure that you can reach. Our spot was generally clean and free of debris, and quite large. Water is found all over the campground, just not in the individual spots, so you may want to fill your tanks upon entry so that you have plenty of water on board. This is easily accomplished, but be advised that if your spot is near the water, it is a public water source and not designated for you spot. Someone may disconnect your hose to fill their tank if you hookup to the hose bib. We used a RhinoPak to keep the tank filled and didn't have to walk far to fill it. There is a great deal to do in the park itself. It has a fantastic nature center, a large pool with lots of slides, etc., absolutely glorious hiking trails, lots of bird species, etc. There are also a couple of places to put in and take out your canoe, a fantastic river, and two historic covered bridges, one at either end of the park grounds. The lodge at the park is also historic and has great food if you are so inclined. Leaving was a snap. There are two dump lines going out at the main entrance, both of which were in good shape when we were there, and plenty of dumpsters to dump trash. The park was mostly full when we were there (about 3/4 capacity) and the dumpsters were getting full but not overflowing (no issues with mess or odor.) We will stay here again for sure, just in the off-season like this time due to the popularity of the park. We camped at Turkey Run State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 109
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

The second most famous and the second oldest state park in Indiana, Turkey Run is an institution in this area of the country. Situated on the Sugar Creek the area is wooded, natural with many activities from tubing to hiking. There is an historic lodge with surprisingly good food. We stayed in the 50 amp part of the campground because the sites are level and larger with the electric post in the correct spot within a few feet of the RV. Many of the wooded sites the post is too far away to use with an RV. Expect the campground to be full and pack with people each weekend of summer and fall. The restrooms/showers were cleaned daily and spotless. We were at a family reunion so we learned that Verizon was on extended coverage with slow internet; ATT worked best both cell/Internet; Sprint did not work at all; T-Mobile worked in certain spots. There is a one-time $5 in-state; $7 out-state vehicle charge. We camped at Turkey Run State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We love Turkey Run State Park we have stayed at the INN and or camped there as a family for the past 6 or 7 years staying a week every time. This year the suspension bridge was closed which added a lot of distance to the walking trails as the only access is from the far East end of the park. The campground is great be sure to verify the size of the lot with your unit as there are several sites in this park that are tent camping only due to size. The restrooms were OK they were not as clean as they could be and are definitely in need of updating / replacement. The trash dumpsters are close to the entry and can get nasty when the rain washes out the juice and the smell combines with the nearby dump station. Use the dump site on the opposite end of the entry it is in the sun and dries out between uses. We camped at Turkey Run State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Knowing nothing about this park we stumbled in on a Friday just after noon and as we left early the next day the park was full. Very popular, but nice park. Plenty of sites in the full sun and plenty in the woods/shade. Park attendee assigned us a site, but it worked out fine. Facilities were very well maintained and clean. The Lodge has excellent food at very affordable prices. Camping fee for a B was $25 and a non-resident park pass was $7. Camp store was typical and nice. Never got to try the trails on this trip, but heard nothing but good things about them.We could see a couple of days here. We camped at Turkey Run State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Great hiking trails. This is a great campground to stay at but can be very busy at times. Facilities are very clean and well maintained. We will definitely stay here again. We camped at Turkey Run State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great camping spot. It has excellent hiking and canoeing, or tubing on scenic Sugar creek. There are two covered bridges one at each end of the park, also has a suspension bridge crossing over the creek. The campground has a good mixture of shady and sunny sites. Campground does sell out on summer weekends. We camped at Turkey Run State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park; we stayed in lot 68 which was very private compared to others. Lot was level side to side but on a slight hill from to rear but not a problem at all. Several big rigs on the grounds. Turkey Run State park is great for hiking and canoeing. Will definitely return. State run park so no permanent sites. This was our first time camping; our previous 5 years were spent at the Turkey Run Inn and Cabins which are very nice as well and only a short 20 min hike from the campground or 5 min drive. We camped at Turkey Run State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice little park and campground. 1st loop closest to the guard house have more open sites and was a little noisy during our visit but not too bad. The other loop which is to the left of the main campground entrance had more secluded sites in the woods; drawback to these though is they are all dirt surface so could be messy if it rains. Great hiking trails in the park that will really give you a good work out! Will definitely return here for another trip and maybe take a canoe trip down the river. We camped at Turkey Run State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our first time to the park. We had heard very good things about it and all the things we heard were true. The camp sites were nice. We had a pull through on asphalt. We were lucky with this because as we pulled in there was a torrent of rain that flooded other camp sites. The sites are electric only, but there are fresh water spigots throughout the campground and a dump station near the entrance. We drove over to the lodge which is about a mile from the campground. This is where the activities are located. They had a nice pool, tennis courts, basketball courts, horseback riding, and multiple walking trails. It is a very clean well maintained State Park with plenty of activities. We will be back. We camped at Turkey Run State Park in a Motorhome.

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