Indiana destinations, parks and attractions
Are you going on a road trip to Indiana, looking for tips about the destinations so you and your party can enjoy it, be comfortable and not spend a fortune?
Here are some of the top destinations in Indiana and tips about visiting them
National parks and monuments in Indiana
- George Rogers Clark National Historical Park:,
The British flag would not be raised above Fort Sackville Feb. 25, 1779. At 10 a.m., the garrison surrendered to American Colonel George Rogers Clark. His American army, aided by French residents of the Illinois country, had marched through freezing floodwaters to gain this victory. The fort’s capture assured United States claims to the frontier, an area nearly as large as the original 13 states.
- Indiana Dunes National Park:,
Indiana Dunes National Park hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national park's 15,000 acres will continually enchant you. Hikers will enjoy 50 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers and peaceful forests.
- Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail,
Sixteen States: IA,ID,IL,IN,KS,KY,MO,MT,NE,ND,OH,OR,PA,SD,WA,WV.
The Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail is approximately 4,900 miles long, extending from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to the mouth of the Columbia River, near present day Astoria, Oregon. It follows the historic outbound and inbound routes of the Lewis and Clark Expedition as well as the preparatory section from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Wood River, Illinois.
- Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial:,
Lincoln City, IN.
Abraham Lincoln grew from youth to manhood on this southern Indiana soil. Many character and moral traits of one of the world's most respected leaders was formed and nurtured here. Explore Lincoln's boyhood and learn about the boy who would one day become the leader of our nation.
Indiana State parks and historic sites
Plan your visit
- Follow Indiana State Parks on Facebook and Twitter.
- Check closings and announcements.
- Search by location with interactive map.
- Use the Indiana DNR mobile apps for maps and information.
- View the Recreation Guide for details on park services and features.
- Find a nature program or special event.
- Some properties have saddle barns.
State Parks List
- Brookville Lake, telephone: 765-647-2657 or 765-647-2658
- Brown County, telephone: 812-988-6406
- Cagles Mill Lake (Lieber SRA), telephone: 765-276-0194
- Cecil M. Harden Lake (Raccoon SRA), telephone: 765-344-1412 or 765-344-1884
- Chain O' Lakes, telephone: 260-636-2654
- Charlestown, telephone: 812-256-5600
- Clifty Falls, telephone: 812-273-8885
- Deam Lake SRA, telephone: 812-246-5421
- Falls of the Ohio, telephone: 812-280-9970
- Fort Harrison, telephone: 317-591-0904
- Hardy Lake, telephone: 812-794-3800
- Harmonie, telephone: 812-682-4821
- Indiana Dunes State Park, telephone: 219-926-1952
- Interlake SRA, telephone: 812-922-0002
- J. E. Roush Lake, telephone: 260-468-2165
- Lincoln, telephone: 812-937-4710
- McCormick's Creek, telephone: 812-829-2235
- Mississinewa Lake, telephone: 765-473-6528 or 765-395-7038
- Monroe Lake, telephone: 812-837-9546
- Mounds (Anderson), telephone: 765-642-6627
- O'Bannon Woods, telephone: 812-738-8232
- Ouabache, telephone: 260-824-09262
- Patoka Lake, telephone: 812-685-2464
- Pokagon, telephone: 260-833-2012
- Potato Creek, telephone: 574-656-8186
- Prophetstown, telephone: 765-567-4919
- Redbird SRA, telephone: 812-847-0146
- Salamonie Lake, telephone: 260-468-2125
- Shades, telephone: 765-435-2810
- Shakamak, telephone: 812-665-2158
- Spring Mill, telephone: 812-849-3534
- Starve Hollow SRA, telephone: 812-358-3464
- Summit Lake, telephone: 765-766-5873
- Tippecanoe River, telephone: 574-946-3213
- Trine SRA at Pokagon, telephone: 260-833-2012
- Turkey Run, telephone: 765-597-2635
- Versailles, telephone: 812-689-6424
- Upper Wabash Interpretive Services, telephone: 260-468-2127
- Whitewater Memorial, telephone: 765-458-5565
Indiana Seasons, bugs, topography and climate
Indiana in in the eastern midwest, mostly flat or rolling hills, with a humid subtropical climate. Winters are considered to be temperate, (meaning they can be very cold, or mild); Summers are warm or hot; and rainfall is fairly evenly distributed through the year. However, the state is subject to periods of both drought and some flood. ... s Indiana averages 220 days with sunshine.
Reservation phone numbers:
The rates listed on the state website typically apply for all camping, late April through early November. For camping and rates outside of these dates, please call the property directly. All guests, including campers, will pay a one-time entrance fee upon their arrival. Please see "Entrance Fees" for specific pricing.