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For Kids > The Hoosier State > State parks and reservoirs - Find a treasure near you! > Treasures in Southern Indiana Treasures in Southern Indiana

Treasures await you throughout Southern Indiana!

Staying overnight in a cabin, watching birds of prey and visiting the home of Abraham Lincoln's former employer are things you will find in Southern Indiana.
Use this map to find that fun!
Click on a pirate flag and find what surprises are near you.



Southern Indiana

 

  1. Brown County State Park - Learn more
    What's cool here?
    See tree-covered hills riding through the park by horseback, mt. bike or just by hiking!

  2. Charlestown State Park - Learn more
    What's cool here?
    Observe birds in the wild such as bluebirds, black vultures and possibly, even a bald eagle!

     
    Great Horned Owls and other injured
    raptors are rehabilitated at the
    Dwight R Chamberlain Raptor Center.
  3. Clifty Falls State Park - Learn more
    What's cool here?
    Witness more than a dozen waterfalls located around the park.

  4. Falls of the Ohio State Park - Learn more
    What's cool here?
    On the banks of the Ohio River, 386-million-year-old fossil beds can be seen from the interpretive center.

  5. Harmonie State Park - Learn more
    What's cool here?
    On the banks of the Wabash River.

  6. Lincoln State Park - Learn more
    What's cool here?
    Visit the nearby home of Colonel Jones, who was Abraham Lincoln's former employer.

  7. McCormick's Creek State Park - Learn more
    What's cool here?
    See waterfalls and unique limestone formations at Indiana's oldest state park.

  8. O'Bannon Woods State Park - Learn more
    What's cool here?
    Check out the old-fashioned hay press after sliding down the super-wet waterslide.

  9. Shakamak State Park - Learn more
    What's cool here?
    Rent a cabin to stay overnight and have a fun-filled swim at the family aquatic center.

  10. Spring Mill State Park - Learn more
    What's cool here?
     Tour the restored 1800s pioneer village in the park and meet characters from the past.

     
    Boating on Lake Monroe is a great way
    to spend time with friends and family.
  11. Versailles State Park - Learn more
    What's cool here?
    Bring your mountain bike and ride on some of the 16 miles of mt. bike trails.

  12. Hardy Lake - Learn more
    What's cool here?
    Catch a glimpse of birds of prey (owls, hawks, kestrels) that are being rehabilitated at the Dwight R Chamberlain Raptor Center.

  13. Monroe Lake - Learn more
    What's cool here?
    Enjoy boating, fishing, swimming and tons of water fun at Indiana's largest lake.

  14. Patoka Lake - Learn more
    What's cool here?
    Stop at a nearby marina and rent a boat to get on the water.