By: Jennifer Murray

Camping and Hiking at Turkey Run State Park

If you guessed CAMPING on the last post, you were right on!  Nature called, and we answered.  We camped overnight at Turkey Run State Park and had such an enjoyable time together as a family.

campgrounds at turkey run state park

Although I’m more of a “hotel snob”, I just can’t miss making these unforgettable memories with these men in my life!

camping with kids at turkey run state park

And there is something so calming and renewing about being surrounded by creation and the quiet of nature. The boys couldn’t love it more – it’s their element.

hiking trails at turkey run state park indiana

I mean, check out those dirty back sides, and tell me it’s not made for boys!

camping bedtime stories

Even the bed time stories are better when camping!

wading at turkey run state park

The following day, we hiked and “waded” Sugar Creek.  Wading means getting completely soaked, right? 

wading in sugar creek at turkey run  devil's icebox at turkey run state park indiana

The wildlife was plentiful – we spotted hawks, a water snake, a baby snake, several raccoons, a lizard, a frog, and a soft shelled turtle.

wildlife at turkey run state park  snake

There’s no better entertainment than the great outdoors!

trails at turkey run state park

What about you? Do you have great memories of camping?  Where has been your favorite place to camp?

12 Responses to “Camping and Hiking at Turkey Run State Park”

  1. Theresa
    May 21, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    I love the camping pictures. The one of the boys climbing the rock is really fun. We will try camping some day with our four babies when they are a little older. Please consider linking your post to Multiples Monday on Capri + 3. This is the third week, of a weekly linky party where blogs about multiples post a link to a recent or beloved post. I would love to see you there.

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  2. Barbara Manatee
    May 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm #

    Looks like a fun weekend! We hope to find a weekend to camp this summer, too! I camped with my BFF’s family many times growing up and always had so much fun. We have a great campground very close to our home that we hope to visit soon! Glad you and your boys had such a great time!
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  3. Crystal
    May 22, 2012 at 10:22 am #

    Quad camping looks like fun! I love camping, can’t wait for this summer to give it another go!

    • QuatroMama
      May 23, 2012 at 10:52 am #

      Super fun! You should come to the Midwest and join us! =) (Pictures coming this week!)

  4. Covington Grandma
    May 22, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    Love these pictures. Almost feel like I was there.

  5. Carol Nelson
    May 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm #

    Actually, our three best places for camping with our sons were in Maine, in Colorado at Rocky Mt. Nat’l Park and in the Colorado Sand Dunes.

  6. Cathy Willman
    May 22, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

    Looks so lovely, I’ve never camped there, but we sure want to! We often go down to Lake Patoka, but I’ve also camped Tipsaw since we had kids.
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    • QuatroMama
      May 23, 2012 at 10:34 am #

      We’ve been talking about trying Lake Patoka this summer – glad to hear it’s a good one! Turkey Run is amazing.

  7. Lana
    May 23, 2012 at 8:10 am #

    Just took the entire school to Turkey Run for the day last Friday. It was a blast for the kids, us “old folks” survived all the steps, stairs, ladders, and Trail 3, and we even brought all of them home safe and pretty much sound 🙂 This is one of Indiana’s great places to go!
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    • QuatroMama
      May 23, 2012 at 10:33 am #

      I whole heartedly agree! We were on trail 3 also, wish we would have ran into you!

  8. Erika Shupe
    May 27, 2012 at 6:02 pm #

    Love, love these photos; it’s so fun to see your family doing life together. =) I so look forward to doing more things like this when our littlest ones are bigger. Not that I’d wish away their baby years, but we’re not doing very much like this yet with our 9 kids and the youngest being so close in age and so little. At what age did you start doing things like camping with your boys? How did you even keep track of the 4 of them while playing at the park and such when they were littler especially, like 1-3 years old (like our four are)? Blessings on your day today! ~ Erika at LargeFamiliesOnPurpose.com

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