Available, affordable, and nearby!
These words aren’t usually associated with camping or lodging for a Super Bowl weekend, but all apply to accommodations at Indiana’s State Parks and State Park Inns for and those planning to come to Indianapolis for the event.
Some options are less than an hour from downtown Indianapolis. All are worlds away in terms of atmosphere, offering a perfect break from the crowds, and none requires a minimum stay.
Rooms starting at $99 a night are at Abe Martin Lodge at Brown County State Park near Nashville (50 miles from downtown). Brown County also has family cabins that sleep eight and have kitchens for $179 per night.
Canyon Inn at McCormick’s Creek State Park in Spencer (55 miles from downtown) has rooms from $69 to $159 per night.
Turkey Run Inn at Turkey Run State Park in Marshall (80 miles from downtown) has rooms ranging from $52 to $112 per night. Turkey Run also has rustic cabins that sleep four and cost $69 per night. These cabins have two double beds and bath, but no cooking facilities.
Each inn has a full-service restaurant. Abe Martin features an indoor water park.
Three other inns farther away also have accommodations that can be booked at similar rates.
Winter camping, with access to running water and heated restrooms, is available at Brown County for less than $18 a night for a campsite with electricity.
Rustic cabins that sleep six and have full kitchens are available starting at $45 per night at Shakamak and Whitewater state parks. Both state parks are approximately 90 minutes from downtown.
Check out camping and similar cabins at other Indiana state parks and reservoirs all year round.
“Available, affordable and nearby” are three great words. “Available,” however, is not necessarily lasting. “Affordable and nearby,” of course, always apply to Indiana State Parks and Reservoirs and Indiana State Park Inns.
Indiana State Parks
Indiana has 34 state parks and reservoirs maintained and operated by Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Brown County, the largest state park, has the greatest number of visitors, followed by Indiana Dunes State Park.
Indiana State Park Inns
For reservations see Camp.IN.Gov or phone 1.877.LODGES 1 daily from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
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