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Camping Near Turkey Run / Sugar Creek

Auburn, Illinois
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Camping Near Turkey Run / Sugar Creek

Hi all-

We are considering canoeing/camping near Turkey Run for Labor Day. While Turkey Run SP is booked, there are other campgrounds in the area that are available.

We are tent-camping, and there are four adults age 30s.

Any thoughts on Shades SP camping (no electric hookup), Crawfordsville KOA campground, or Sugar Creek Campground? Or any other suggestions that I might have missed? I saw that Clements Canoes has campsites also, but they mention zero cell service... which is kind of a deal-breaker for me as I'm leaving a 3 year old at home with grandma.

Any information you've got, or recommendations, I'll happily take!

Thanks in advance!


noblesville, Indiana
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1. Re: Camping Near Turkey Run / Sugar Creek

Shades State Park's campground is very nice. Better than Turkey Run. Not sure about cell service there though.


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2. Re: Camping Near Turkey Run / Sugar Creek

I like Shades SP as well. It is a beautiful place to camp.

I know there is cell phone reception by the big Shades Park sign, but that's outside of the park. I also know that we didn't have cell service on one of the hiking trails, but I don't know about reception at the campsites.

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