Turkey Run State Park RV & Campground Guide


Deep sandstone canyons and gorges, trails among trails through forests of age-old trees, the beauty is bountiful at Turkey Run State Park in Marshall, Indiana. From the tiny mosses and ferns to the majestic old-growth walnuts and sycamores, lush plant communities thrive at the park, supporting an abundance of wildlife. Deer tracks, beaver-chewed trees, woodpecker excavations, and the rocking flight of the turkey vulture, are all common sights throughout the year at Turkey Run.

You take steps through 600 to 300 million years’ time when you walk through the deep gorge valleys and see the work nature has carved around Sugar Creek. Sugar Creek runs through Turkey Run State Park and is a very popular canoeing spot and three local liveries serve the area during summer months. On the long, hot days of Indiana's summers, there's no place better than Turkey Run. Enjoy a day of lunching, playing and relaxing at a picnic area, or cool off in their Olympic-size swimming pool.

For upcoming events at Turkey Run State Park visit the Indiana DNR site here.

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Spring 33-76 F
Summer 61-85 F
Fall 44-79 F
Winter 19-42 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Turkey Run State Park

You can absolutely camp with nature and take in the breathtaking sounds of the park in your sleeping bag under the stars or in your tent. But if the wilderness nightlife isn’t your thing, you should consider renting an RV with RVshare.com to travel in your own customized comfort and style.

Turkey Run does have a beautiful campground with 213 Class A campsites and two rustic group camps and with pit toilets. RV sites starting rate is $35 per night. The park campsites do fill up quickly through the summer months so plan ahead and book your RV and campsite! RVing is the most loved way to travel the state parks and there are many to choose from nearby. 

Sugar Creek Campground

Sugar Creek Campground is in Crawfordsville, Indiana. It is a premier camping host for outdoor family camping, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, fishing and recreational activities. Sugar Creek offers nearly 48 acres of pure family entertainment, as well as 1/2 mile of beautiful Sugar Creek frontage. Full hookup sites start at $35 per night. 

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: no

  • Wi-Fi: no

  • Pet-friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: dump station, playgrounds, sport courts and fields, swimming creek, catch and release fishing ponds, 24/7 bathhouse, wagon rides

Turkey Run Canoe and Camping

Located in Bloomingdale, Indiana, Turkey Run Canoe & Camping a privately-owned, family-friendly campground that is a few miles from local shops, gas stations and canoe outfitters to help complete your camping experience. Only 2 miles west of the Turkey Run Sate Park, Turkey Run Canoe & Camping offers campers and visitors endless opportunities to engage with nature and bond with their families and friends. It is the perfect place to relax in your RV, rejuvenate, and rediscover your strengths.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: no

  • Wi-Fi: no

  • Pet friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: dump station, playground, camp store and gift shop

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What to Do at
Turkey Run State Park

Inside Turkey Run State Park

Turkey Run State Park, the campground, and the Turkey Run Inn are all open year round. Some other activities may be closed or limited in the winter. Whenever you visit Turkey Run there is just too much to explore in one day, so relax and stay the night.

Hiking the deep canyons nestled in the shadows of sandstone cliffs and peaceful hemlock groves hold some of the most ruggedly beautiful hiking trails in the state. To get to many hiking trails you need to cross the suspension bridge over Sugar Creek, a beautiful feat all on its own. 

Horseback Riding the miles of bridle trails is a serenity you don’t want to miss. You should visit the saddle barn and ask about a guided horseback tour. 

Sport Courts at Turkey Run consist of 2 tennis courts, 2 basketball courts and 1 sand volleyball court. Perfect place to burn off some more steam after a full day of hiking…should the kids need it. 

Canoeing Sugar Creek is one of the most scenic rivers in Indiana and it flows right through the heart of Turkey Run State Park, aiding in one of American’s most loved summer adventures. There are several local canoe liveries that operate through here and also 2 public access points. 

Fishing for bass, bluegill and whatever the season brings through Sugar Creek.

Swimming pool admission is $3 per person in Turkey Run State Park’s Olympic-size pool.

Historic Sites are found all through Turkey Run State Park. You will find a log church constructed in 1871, an early pioneer home and grist mill that is open for tours, a covered bridge built in 1882, and more.

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How to Get to
Turkey Run State Park


8121 E. Park Road

Marshall, IN 47859

(765) 597-2635

Entering Turkey Run State Park

Many state parks have parking or entrance fees. Here are the basics on Turkey Run entrance fees:

Turkey Run State Park Pedestrian : $2.0

Includes bicyclists and those on horseback

Turkey Run State Park Indiana Resident : $7.0

Turkey Run State Park Non-Resident : $9.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Turkey Run State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Turkey Run State Park?

The summers are the busiest time of year for the park. The best times to visit are outside of peak season, which would be spring and fall. The temperatures are more pleasant and the scenery more vibrant.

What is the climate of Turkey Run State Park?

The summers are rainy and humid. The fall is milder with an average temperature around this time of 60 degrees. While the weather in the park is temperate, it does get heat waves and thunderstorms.

Are there designated RV camping spots in Turkey Run State Park?

Turkey Run State Park has camping for Class A RV campers. There are 213 sites that have electrical hookups, fire rings, drinking water, and restrooms and showers. There is also a nearby camp store.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at Turkey Run State Park and what is the cost?

The park allows reservations up to six months in advance. The rates start at around $50 a day and have minimum stay requirements surrounding weekend days and holidays. Reservations can be made online or by phone.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Turkey Run State Park?

The park is home to many different species of wildlife, including white-tailed deer, red foxes, coyotes, raccoons, opossums, woodchucks, and more. Bird-watching is especially popular and can be done year-round.