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Brown County State Park

There is something for everyone in the many Indiana campgrounds. Hiking trails, fishing areas, horseback riding, beautiful scenery and more are part of the Indiana camping experience. A number of these campgrounds, both state run and private, are open all year. Always check with the individual campground before you begin your camping trip to ensure that they have space.

State Parks

There are numerous state parks in Indiana that have campsites available. The parks each have different rules and amenities so be sure and contact the individual parks for details. Following are a few of Indiana’s many beautiful state parks with camping facilities.

Brown County State Park

Brown Country State Park is the largest state park in Indiana and includes twenty miles of scenic roads. It is open all year for a variety of outdoor experiences. Located near Nashville, Indiana it provides a good base for shopping, visiting the art galleries, and enjoying the historic homes in the nearby town.

  • RV pads
  • Numerous campsites
  • Horse camp area
  • Youth tent area for youth groups
  • Dumping station
  • Camp store
  • Fishing
  • Ice fishing
  • Hiking
  • Bridle trails
  • Mountain biking
  • Tennis courts
  • Pool
  • Playground

Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes State Park is located in Chesterton. This beautiful park has recently reconstructed and updated the 140 campsites with electric. Two new restroom facilities have been built complete with showers and heat.

  • Hiking
  • Cross country skiing
  • Swimming
  • Smelt fishing

McCormick’s Creek

McCormick’s Creek is the Indiana’s first state park. Located fourteen miles northwest of Bloomington, this park is a quiet, scenic destination.

  • Saddle barn
  • Trail rides
  • Tennis courts
  • Swimming pool
  • Camp sites with electric
  • Primitive campsites
  • Group camping
  • Dump station
  • Camp store

Mounds State Park

Mounds State Park is located east of Anderson. This park features ancient burial mounds built by the Adena-Hopewell people, a prehistoric people who loved here. There are ten mounds in all, the largest of which is the Great Mound though to be built around 160 BC. Native American features 10 unique “earthworks” built by a group of prehistoric Indians known as the Adena-Hopewell people. The largest earthwork, the “Great Mound”, is believed to have been constructed around 160 B.C.

  • 75 electric campsites
  • Youth tent areas
  • Dumping station
  • Hiking
  • Fishing
  • Camp store
  • Swimming

Privately Operated Indiana Campgrounds

There are a variety of privately operated campgrounds in Indiana as well. There are different activities and amenities available at each.

Hickory Springs

Hickory Springs is an Indiana campground for people who love horses. ATVs are not allowed on the property unless they are on trailers to allow people to ride their horses in safety.

  • 60 acres with horse trails through open pasture and wooded areas
  • Restroom
  • Showers

Camp Timber Lake

Camp Timber Lake is a fisherman’s paradise with three fishing lakes and both shore fishing and boat rental.

  • Boat ramp
  • Bass
  • Bluegill
  • Crappie
  • Catfish
  • Perch
  • Bait shop
  • Pavilion
  • 60 wooded campsites
  • No alcohol allowed on the property

Lake Rudolph

The list would not be complete without Lake Rudolph Campground and RV Resort. Located in Santa Claus, this Indiana campground has won awards for its excellence. This is a busy campground so be sure to verify availability before planning your trip.

  • Campsites of all types
  • Pool
  • Playground
  • Basketball court
  • Miniature golf
  • Volleyball
  • Fishing
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Paddle boat rental
  • Kayak rental
  • Rowboat rental
  • Game room
  • Paved roads
  • Bathhouses
  • Laundromat
  • Camp store
  • RVs for rent
  • Cabins
  • Wi-Fi

Indiana Campground Owners Association

You can find more details about these and other Indiana campgrounds by reading about them at the Indiana Campground Owners Association (ICOA) website. This site has member campgrounds arranged by name, city, or amenity. There is other helpful information to make your Indiana camping trip a relaxing and memorable experience.

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