Versailles State Park


Versailles State Park (pronounced Ver-Sales) comprises nearly 6,000 acres, which makes it the second largest of Indiana’s State Parks.is


Lake


Trails

There are only three hiking trails in the park. Trail 1, a two mile loop of sorts, is my favorite. It explores forested ridges and ravines south of the campground; in doing so, it passes a number of small sinkholes.


Icy Creek

Trail 3 is an out-and-back that spends much of its 1.5 miles crisscrossing scenic Fallen Timber Creek; Trail 2 (three miles) ventures too close to the campgrounds for my taste.


Directions

Ripley County. From the intersection of US 50 and US 421 in Versailles, go east 1.3 miles on US 50 to the park entrance on the left.

North 39 03.695 West 85 14.047
DeLorme 53:C/D7


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Facilities

Campground with showers and restrooms, small nature center.


Nearby Natural Areas

Calli Nature Preserve


References

Bloom: Hiking Indiana; Page 114
Goll: Indiana State Parks; Page 232
Habeck: Wild Indiana; Page 132
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
McPherson: Indiana Best Hikes; Page 287
McPherson: Nature Walks in Southern Indiana; Page 64