Indiana State Park Pictures - Part Three

Indiana State Park Pictures: A Virtual Visit

This Hub is actually one in a series that I've put together purely for the purpose of sharing a few photos that I'm not using for commercial purposes. All of these photos were taken in Indiana State Parks. There are simply too many parks to feature in a single Hub. These photos are here just for people to enjoy if they like snapshots of nature.

I am not a photographer and don't have an expensive camera, but hopeful the shots below will be fun to see and provide you with a glimpse of some of the state parks in Indiana. This particular Hub focuses on Versailles, Shakamak, and Potato Creek State Parks.

You can see more of my nature and outdoor pictures on Flickr.

Versailles State Park

In mid-April 2010, I spent a day at Versailles State Park. It's located in the southeastern portion of the state. It's gently rolling and provides some easy to moderately rugged hiking, camping, fishing and so forth. It features a 230 acre lake.

Because all of the photos were taken in April, the foliage had not yet emerged completely and wildflowers were just beginning to come out. Sunshine was abundant and the temperatures were mild, 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit. A perfect time of year to enjoy the sights in this part of the state.

Versailles State Park Pictures

Shakamak State Park

I visited Shakamak State Park in late April 2010. It's located in the southwestern part of the state, outside of Jasonville; or about a half an hour's drive from Terre Haute. It features three lakes, so boating and fishing are obviously a big attraction for park visitors. Hiking, horseback riding, and camping are popular too. There is no inn, but cabins are available.

As you can see from the photos, wildflowers had begun emerging for the year. By afternoon, cloud cover had entered the picture but it didn't detract from the beauty of the surrounding nature.

Shakamak State Park

Potato Creek State Park

I had never been to Potato Creek State Park prior to my visit on April 30, 2010. It's located in the northern part of Indiana, just south of South Bend. As far as hiking goes, I would rate most of the trails as easy to perhaps moderately rugged. There are certainly mature woods within the park, but wetland and prairie habitats are also common.

Lake Worster is the showpiece of the park and provides a nice beach as well as opportunities for fishing. Due to my visit occurring prior to the warmer months, the beach was not yet open, but you'll get a glimpse of the area anyway. It was a moderately cloudy day, but the emerging wildflowers help to liven up the landscape.

Potato Creek State Park

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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I really enjoy those amazing Pictures. Good work my friend. Thumbs up for you and I rate this hub. thank you very much!


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reddog1027 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Thanks for letting me share the parks with you. I almost felt as if I was walking the trails with you.


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BevsPaper 6 years ago from Central Indiana

What wonderful pictures from the Indiana State Parks! Thank you for sharing the beauty our great State has with the rest of the world.


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Kay Creates 6 years ago from Ohio

These are lovely photos. I've enjoyed these views of your parks.


kimmanleyort 6 years ago

Well, you have a wonderful eye for someone who doesn't consider themselves a photographer. I really need to visit some of these parks.


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PaperNotes 6 years ago

What great photos! My favorites are the pictures of those lovely flowers and mushroom.

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