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Old 12-06-2014, 05:54 PM
 
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My favorites are Brown Co, Starve Hollow Lake State Recreation Area, McCormicks Creek and Clifty Falls.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:25 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Brown and Clifty are our two favorites for camping (RV).

I agree with the poster who said O'Bannon Woods. It's a nice park that a lot of people don't seem to know about.
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Old 12-14-2014, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Hillsboro, OR
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I'm bad with state park names, but for the most part, these places have scenic areas that everyone should definitely see!:

-Indiana Dunes
-Brown County
-Madison, IN
-French Lick
-Falls of the Ohio/Floyd's Knobs (I love being able to see the skyline of Louisville from the top!)
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Old 12-26-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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A few I haven't head brought up...

Leavenworth is offers great views of the Ohio River (including an incredible horseshoe bend) from the top of 300 foot cliffs

Squire Boone Caverns is awesome. You have a 45 minute long cave tour plus some repo 1800s old buildings / mills. Even better when there's old time reenactments. They have zip lines now

Deam Lake is pretty and is the beginning of the 50 mile long Knobstone Trail, one of the top hiking trails in the Midwest

I'm glad someone brought up Falls of the Ohio. I totally forgot that that is a co maintained state park btw IN and KY. It's one of the largest exposed fossil beds in the world... when the water level is down. Also offers the best view of downtown Louisville from across the river
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Old 12-26-2014, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Somewhere out there
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Pokagon state park's toboggan run is fun whether it is snowing or not. Camping in the winter was fun cross country skiing on trails and they use to have hayrides at night to go see the deer eating in a big field below pretty cool by moonlight. They have a lodge for those not into camping also.

DNR: Toboggan Run at Pokagon State Park
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Old 12-26-2014, 11:19 PM
 
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A few I haven't head brought up...

Leavenworth is offers great views of the Ohio River (including an incredible horseshoe bend) from the top of 300 foot cliffs

Squire Boone Caverns is awesome. You have a 45 minute long cave tour plus some repo 1800s old buildings / mills. Even better when there's old time reenactments. They have zip lines now

Deam Lake is pretty and is the beginning of the 50 mile long Knobstone Trail, one of the top hiking trails in the Midwest

I'm glad someone brought up Falls of the Ohio. I totally forgot that that is a co maintained state park btw IN and KY. It's one of the largest exposed fossil beds in the world... when the water level is down. Also offers the best view of downtown Louisville from across the river
Just to clarify, none of the places mentioned here beside Falls of the Ohio are actually state parks. Though they are lovely areas. Even in the winter time. I have a few shots of them

Horseshoe bend at Leavenworth:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/328388...57641491553725

Knobstone Trail:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/328388...7641491553725/
https://www.flickr.com/photos/328388...7641491553725/
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Old 12-27-2014, 07:00 AM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Just to clarify about the Knobstone trail pics... the reason it looks so bad is it took a direct hit from the March 2, 2012 EF4 tornado that killed 13 people. That area is otherwise densely forested. They had to close the trail for a few months but it's open now
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Old 01-04-2015, 07:36 PM
 
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Indiana State Park Inns have a 2 for one special during the winter. Stay one night Sunday through Thursday and get a second night free. The special ends Feb 26. Check with the individual inns to get more details.
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