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Charles C. Deam Wilderness National Park

1 Activites Distance: 5.60 miles

The Charles C. Deam Wilderness now contains a total of 12,945 acres and is managed by the Forest Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Indiana. In 1982 the Charles C. Deam Wilderness became part of the now over 109 million acre National Wilderness Preservation System. In wilderness, you can enjoy challenging recreational activities and extraordinary opportunities for solitude. In an ag...

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Monroe Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (812)-824-9136 Distance: 6.57 miles

Monroe Lake: while this area of southern Indiana is known as the "The Limestone Capital of the World," at one time it also had several salt deposits, creating a lucrative trade by rafting the mined salt down the creek that would one day become Monroe Lake. Hence the name, Salt Creek.

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Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge Park

9 Activites Phone: (812)-522-4352 Email: muscatatuck@fws.gov Distance: 35.89 miles

Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge is located in south central Indiana. It includes 7,724 acres near Seymour and a 78-acre parcel, known as the Restle Unit, near Bloomington. Muscatatuck's mission is simple: to restore, preserve, and manage a mix of forest, wetland, and grassland habitat for fish, wildlife, and people. Special management emphasis is given to waterfowl, other migrator...

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Cagles Mill Lake National Park

8 Activites Phone: (765)-795-4439 Distance: 37.81 miles

Cagles Mill Lake: The control tower is round and the outlet works conduit was mined through solid rock. Cataract Falls, with upper and lower falls, is the largest waterfall (by volume) in Indiana. The lower falls ends at the headwater of the lake and is accessible by boat. The Corps' Tailwater Areas and much of the operational area around the dam have been designated by the Indiana Department of N...

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Hoosier National Forest Park

14 Activites Email: r9_hoosier_website@fs.fed.us Distance: 42.01 miles

The Hoosier National Forest is within a 2-hour drive of Cincinnati, Evansville, Indianapolis, and Louisville. The Forest offers people a tranquil setting to explore, fish, hike, hunt and reconnect with nature. There are over 260 miles of trails on the forest for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding. Trail systems may be open to more than one type of use, so please yield to other users.Trai...

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Patoka Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (812)-678-3761 Distance: 46.74 miles

Patoka Lake: two pairs of bald eagles established nests during the spring of 1992 through 1997. A fresh-water jellyfish (the size of a quarter), an indicator of a very pure and clean ecosystem, may be seen from time to time in the reservoir.

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Indiana's Historic Pathways National Park

Distance: 47.51 miles

First tread by the hoofs of bison, Indiana's Historic Pathways has since become a route for pioneer exploration, stagecoach travel, and finally, modern highways. Drive along the Pathways, joining the lower Ohio Valley to the Mississippi Valley, and you'll be treated to rural countryside, rolling hills, memorable historic districts, peaceful forests, and a fuller understanding of Indiana's past.

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Cecil M. Harden Lake National Park

10 Activites Phone: (765)-344-1570 Distance: 55.41 miles

The fall forest colors are vivid in October when Parke County holds its nine-day Covered Bridge Festival. Cecil M. Harden Lake, formerly known as Mansfield Lake, is located in west central Indiana and is situated on Big Racoon Creek, just 33 miles upstream of the confluence with the Wabash River. The lake was completed by the Corps of Engineers in 1960.

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Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge Park

5 Activites Phone: (812)-273-0783 Email: bigoaks@fws.gov Distance: 55.85 miles

Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge consists of approximately 50,000 acres within Jefferson, Ripley, and Jennings counties in southeastern Indiana. Under a recent agreement with the US Army and US Air Force, the Service operates the refuge through a 25-year real-estate permit. The Army retains ownership of the land (the closed Jefferson Proving Ground). The Air Force retains use of a bombing range ...

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George Rogers Clark National Historical Park

Rank: 208 3 Activites Email: Leo_Finnerty@nps.gov Distance: 64.88 miles

The British flag would not be raised above Fort Sackville Feb. 25, 1779. At 10 a.m., the garrison surrendered to American Colonel George Rogers Clark. His American army, aided by French residents of the Illinois country, had marched through freezing floodwaters to gain this victory. The fort's capture assured United States claims to the frontier, an area nearly as large as the original 13 states.

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Historic National Road - Illinois Park

Phone: (888)-268-0042 Email: info@nationalroad.org Distance: 65.70 miles

On Illinois' National Historic Road, rolling countryside, prairie fields, and small towns whisper of an earlier time. Main street stores speak of small town U.S.A. where soda fountains, museums and antiques showcase days gone by. Hayfields, cattle and old barns intermingled with small towns all beckon you to stay awhile.

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Ohio River - Mcalpine Pool National Park

Phone: (502)-774-3514 Distance: 66.68 miles

Provides a navigational channel between Louisville and Cincinnati that is an integral part of Ohio River navigation.

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Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge And Wildlife Management Area Park

4 Activites Phone: (812)-749-3199 Email: patokariver@fws.gov Distance: 69.89 miles

Overview "Patoka River National Wildlife Refuge and Management Area is located in southwestern Indiana within the historically important north-south flyway of the Wabash River Basin. This river bottoms refuge is strategically located to provide important resting, feeding, and nesting habitat for migratory waterfowl, shorebirds, and neotropical songbirds. Established in 199...

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Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial Park

Rank: 212 1 Activites Email: libo_superintendent@nps.gov Distance: 73.04 miles

Abraham Lincoln spent fourteen years of his life and grew from youth into manhood (1816-1830) on this southern Indiana soil. Many of the character traits and moral values that made Abraham one of the world's most respected leaders were formed and nurtured here.

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Historic National Road - Indiana Park

Phone: (765)-478-3172 Distance: 78.89 miles

Travelers along Indiana's National Historic Road will see landscapes marked by the heyday of the 1840s to 1940s. Historic villages with traditional Main Streets give way to fields and pastures. From Federal-style 'Pike Towns' and Victorian streetcar neighborhoods to drive-ins and stainless steel diners, follow the migration of the nation.

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Brookville Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (765)-647-6701 Distance: 81.20 miles

Brookville Lake, IN lies in the heart of the Whitewater River Valley. This area has long been acknowledged as one of the most picturesque and historically significant in the State of Indiana. Whitewater Memorial State Park sits in the northeast corner of Brookville Lake. This living memorial to WW II Veterans offers camping, cabins, swimming, boating and hiking in a beautiful natural setting.

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Ohio River - Markland Pool National Park

4 Activites Phone: (859)-567-7661 Distance: 82.24 miles

An important navigation feature in the Ohio River System. Sightseers may watch the navigation locking process. This area is along the Lewis and Clark route.

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Ohio River - Cannelton Pool National Park

5 Activites Phone: (812)-547-2962 Distance: 82.93 miles

Provides a usable pool for commercial boat traffic on the Ohio, and is popular with recreational boaters. This area is along the Lewis and Clark route.

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Ohio River Scenic Byway - Indiana National Park

Phone: 18004894474 Distance: 83.79 miles

Traversing the lush hills and farmlands of southern Indiana, and paralleling the mighty Ohio River, this route marks a timeworn and history-rich corridor linking historic villages and farms through a picturesque landscape. Rock outcroppings, forested hills, caves, scenic waterways, and limestone bluffs will provide beautiful pictures for you to cherish.

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Ohio River - Newburgh Pool National Park

2 Activites Phone: (812)-853-8470 Distance: 94.12 miles

One of the projects essential in maintaining the Ohio River navigational channel. This area is along the Lewis and Clark route.

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Taylorsville Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (502)-477-8882 Distance: 96.33 miles

Taylorsville Lake, KY is situated in central Kentucky within 1-hour's drive of over one third of the entire population of the State. The project is operated for flood control, quality water storage, outdoor recreation, and fish and wildlife preservation and enhancement. Points of interest include a campground, a 20-mile trail system, a Watchable Wildlife Area, and a rustic log schoolhouse and lo...

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Rough River Lake National Park

12 Activites Phone: (270)-257-2061 Distance: 100.89 miles

At Rough River Lake many visitors enjoy seeing the historic Green Farm nearby, consisting of about 3,000 acres, a large ancestral home, an old water-powered mill and store, and a new 18-hole golf course, Lafayette Green. The original land grant was to former Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Sebastian, who was a co-conspirator with Aaron Burr. George Washington, who traded it for a horse, o...

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William Howard Taft National Historic Site

Rank: 319 Email: WIHO Interpretation@nps.gov Distance: 103.87 miles

High atop one of Cincinnati's most prominent hilltops stands the two-story Greek Revival house where William Howard Taft was born and grew up. Hard work, a good education, and an interest in civic duty are attributes that made the Taft family outstanding leaders over the years. The environment that shaped Taft's character and philosophy is highlighted on a visit to the site.

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Kentucky River National Park

Phone: (502)-223-8338 Distance: 103.99 miles

Provides a navigational channel for commercial and recreational traffic. The river meanders through the Kentucky bluegrass area and is a favorite boating stream during the summer and fall. Public facilities are not available.

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West Fork Of Mill Creek Lake National Park

11 Activites Phone: (513)-851-0611 Distance: 105.09 miles

West Fork Lake, OH is leased to the Hamilton County Park District and is part of the 2,630-acre Winton Woods Park. The park includes two State Dedicated Nature Preserves including Spring Beauty Dell and the Greenbelt Area. The park has a wide array of recreational activities including Frisbee golf, Fitness Parcourse, picnicking, two golf courses, a campground, and the 100-acre Parky's Farm. Par...

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