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What's New & Statistics

Below, you will find some of the work Indiana State Parks has done and will be doing to prepare for your visits in 2020. There are many other small projects and events not listed that also help manage and interpret the facilities, natural and cultural resources, and the history of Indiana’s state park system.

Improvements include new construction and infrastructure along with some projects to enhance campgrounds, restrooms, and trails. Collectively, Indiana State Park properties have more than 2,000 buildings, 700 miles of trails, 636 hotel/lodge rooms, 17 marinas, 75 launching ramps, 17 swimming pools, 15 beaches, 7,701 campsites, more than 200 shelters, 160 or so playgrounds, and 150 cabins. That’s a lot of maintenance, and much time is focused on basic facility care.

Previous accomplishments

State Park Visitation

These visitation numbers are based on a combination of factors, including revenue and estimated numbers of guests per car. They are estimates, and are indicative of trends in property use, but do not necessarily represent actual total visitation, since not all gates are operational year-round, some park units (i.e., reservoirs) may have some ungated entrances, and factors such as weather and flooding can significantly affect visitation at individual properties.