Shades State Park Trail 2 and Lover's Leap Indiana

Shades State Park    

Tripadvisor (119) · Park in Waveland, IN
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Shades State Park, located in Waveland, IN, is a Park that offers outdoor recreation and nature preservation. A public space open to the general public, the … See more

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4.5/5 · 119 reviews
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Jun 10, 2024
There are some great, short but rugged, hikes in this park. The best short hike is to combine the "rugged" parts (labeled on some but not all of the trail signs) of Trail 4 and Trail 5. This will t… Full review by B701IKkathyh
Oct 25, 2022
This park was great! There are plenty of hiking trails that are marked well. The land is just beautiful and not at all what I had expected. Check out all the trails you can. They are rated in regar… Full review by Kelly C
Mar 29, 2022
On a Monday morning in March, we had this park to ourselves. What a treat! The trails and topography are very similar to the much more well known Turkey Run State Park nearby; lots of stairs to des… Full review by Cello12345

Facts

Opened:1947

Questions & answers

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How much is the admission fee?
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$7.00 for In residents and $9.00 out of state
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Answer by Barb H · May 17, 2018
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Is there a fouset by the bathrooms, and how many cars on a lot.
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IN State Park usually allows one vehicle per camp site. Additional parking is in a designated area. As for water I believe there is a faucet by the restrooms and showers. There is …
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IN State Park usually allows one vehicle per camp site. Additional parking is in a designated area. As for water I believe there is a faucet by the restrooms and showers. There is one across from the dump station area.
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Answer by Renee P · Aug 2, 2017
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Is there a beach to swim riverfront if you don't want to hike?
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There's no beach. Short hike to the river (probably 1/4 mile ) where people swim.
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Answer by Steve M · Jul 25, 2016
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Frequently asked questions

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Is this a policy or is it enforceable by law?
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It is enforceable as a part of the Indiana Administrative Code (IAC). There are two property regulations that address this situation:
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