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‘Best of Indiana’ campaign ranks favorite state parks
Start Date: 11/8/2018
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Turkey Run State Park was named the best state park in Indiana by the Indiana Office of Tourism Development’s 2018 Best of Indiana people’s choice campaign.


Turkey Run topped the list, with Brown County State Park coming in second and McCormick’s Creek State Park placing third.


Turkey Run is located in Marshall and is known for its gorges and views of Sugar Creek. Brown County State Park is located in Nashville and has been nicknamed “The Little Smokies for its hills and vistas. McCormick’s Creek, Indiana’s first state park, is located in Spencer. There, visitors can explore limestone caves and waterfalls.


Rounding out Hoosiers’ top 10 state parks, in order, were Indiana Dunes State Park, Spring Mill State Park, Pokagon State Park, Clifty Falls State Park, Shakamak State Park, Patoka Lake and Chain O’Lakes State Park.


To decide which park is your favorite, you’ll need to visit them all. Learn more at


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Name: Ginger Murphy
Phone: 317-232-4143
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