Turkey Run State Park encourages all ages to experience its canyons in a new way with guided ice hikes on Saturdays in January and February. Participants will be led through either Rocky Hollow, Bear Hollow, or Gypsy Gulch, depending on the date.
All ice hikes require advance registration. Boot spikes, which allow for safer hiking on ice and snow than boots alone, will be provided for participants. Those wishing to join must wear the boots and be able to lift both legs to a 90-degree angle.
All ice hikes are subject to change due to weather conditions. Depending on the weather, routes may be changed, and spikes may not be necessary. Face coverings are required.
Contact the park’s Nature Center at 765-597-2635 or adouglass@dnr.IN.gov to register.
Boot spikes can also be rented from the Nature Center for individual hikes for $5 a day. The center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, and a naturalist will be available to assist guests in getting the boot spikes on properly.
Standard park entrance fees of $7 per in-state vehicle and $9 per out-of-state vehicle may apply.
Turkey Run State Park is at 8121 E. Park Road, Marshall, IN 47859.
Visit on.IN.gov/turkeyrunsp for more details.