Outdoor Indiana magazine’s September-October issue features Shades State Park, located in Waveland in Parke County.

Once known as The Shades of Death before it became a state park, it’s the most primitive state park in Indiana.


The article continues the magazine’s series in which one state park or reservoir property is portrayed through 2016, the 100th anniversary of Indiana state parks.

The issue also includes an article on the namesake of The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, which earlier this month released “Between the Ditches,” its latest album. An earlier album contains the song “Sugar Creek,” one of the main features of Shades.

Readers will learn how the Brown County-based national recording and touring guitarist/vocalist meshes his love of the Hoosier outdoors lifestyle in his country-blues work.

The 48-page full-color magazine also includes a cover feature on surfing Indiana’s portion of Lake Michigan, particularly near Whiting. It’s a chilly pursuit that can result in an icicle beard.


Outdoor Indiana magazine is available now at most DNR properties and Barnes & Noble stores in Indiana for $3 a copy. Better yet, save 33 percent off the cover price and buy a one-year, six-issue subscription for $12.

To subscribe online or see excerpts, go to OutdoorIndiana.org. Subscriptions can also be purchased by calling (317) 233-3046. Outdoor Indiana makes a great gift to remind your college-bound son or daughter of home or educate them how to enjoy their new surroundings.

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