Shoals, Indiana: Jug Rock

A 50-foot-tall rock anomaly that someone thought resembled a jug. The school mascot and sports teams are named "Jug Rox."

Albright Lane, Shoals, IN
North edge of town, on the north side of US Hwy 50. Drive slow. You'll see a street sign for Albright Lane. Pull off the highway there and park in the tiny gravel turnoff. Only then will you see Jug Rock back in the trees, and a tiny directional sign, "Jug Rock," with an arrow, that you would never see at highway speed. A path leads through the trees to the Rock.
Obscured by foliage except in winter. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Jug Rock

Pull off the road and park. We made the mistake of continuing up the private driveway. Path is well worn and a little steep on the way down. The trees make it hard to see all of it. There is some graffiti on the rock.

[Nicole, 07/05/2021]

Jug Rock.

Jug Rock

Can barely see Jug Rock from the pull over. There is an easy walking path to the rock. Take the path -- great view.

[Meme and Gma, 09/08/2019]

Jug Rock.

Jug Rock

A very small parking area for one vehicle is beside the entrance. The path behind the post is the path to Jug Rock. The driveway is private and cannot be blocked. Along the path there is a fallen tree to crawl under.

Near the path is a tree with the bent up branch. This is an old Indian marker. Indians would bend the young limb, then the limb would grow like this creating a sign to recognize an area. This marker was probably to direct them to the rock. How neat is that?! Before there was a road or town here, there were Indians walking in the woods admiring Jug Rock!

[Lucy Hudnall, 01/04/2015]

Fabulous Jug Rox mascot.

Jug Rock

This is a natural limestone formation, the largest east of the Mississippi River. The rock gets its name from looking like an old-fashioned milk jug. Our school teams are named after it -- but we are not called Jug Rock. We are called Jug Rox.

[Niecern, 01/02/2013]

Jug Rox is a great name for a sports team and school mascot. We are terrified by his hammer skull.

Jug Rock sign.

Jug Rock

Jug rock stands about 50 yards off Hwy 150, at the intersection with Albright St. There is a very small green sign pointing towards rock that is visible if you happen to be traveling west.

The rock is nearly invisible in the summer, as it is hidden in trees.

[Jim Kidd, 01/26/2011]

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