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Best Places to Camp in Indiana

 

Indiana has so much to offer when it comes to nature and wildlife. Why not leave your city life behind for a weekend of adventure in the great outdoors? Enjoy a secluded campsite in the woods or a lively visit to one of Indiana’s many camping retreats. Either way, be sure to sit back, relax, and take a big breath of that fresh Indiana air. 

 

Tippecanoe Riverside

http://riversidecanoes.com/trips/

The Tippecanoe Riverside boasts some the tallest old growth trees in northern Indiana. Rent a canoe or kayak and access a campsite along the river. Enjoy the wildlife including deer, turtles, otters, and you may even see a bald eagle. Take everything you might need as this is what real camping is all about – it’s just you and nature!

 

Black Walnut Grove at Happy Hollow

https://www.hipcamp.com/indiana/happy-hollow-homestead/black-walnut-grove-at-happy-hollow

Camping at Black Walnut Grove is a great experience for the true nature enthusiast. Featuring a solar-powered 60 acre homestead that includes 3 miles of trails, 2 springs, 3 sink holes, 100 feet of elevation change, and right in the middle of “cave country. ”For just $20 a night, enjoy your privacy or socialize with the homestead owners who live in a treehouse on the property! 

 

Star Country Acres Wildlife Habitat

https://www.hipcamp.com/indiana/star-country-wildlife-habitat/starcountryacres-wildlife-habitat

Bring your own supplies and enjoy a getaway on 5 acres of National Wildlife Federation certified land. Star Country Acres is near the Mississinewa Reservoir and the Salmone Reservoir for your beach and swimming needs. Enjoy picking fresh cherries, raspberries, blackberries, and apples throughout the summer. 

 

Latham Farms Life Sanctuaries 

https://www.hipcamp.com/indiana/life-sanctuaries/latham-farms-life-sanctuaries

Bring your RV and even your horse for this camping experience! Nearby attractions include the Covered Bridge Festival, Croy’s Creek Traders Fair, Cataract Lake, Eel River, McCormicks Creek State Park, and Putnam State Forest. 

 

Brown County State Park

https://indianastateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/brown-county-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=IN&parkId=570043

There are several camping options for Brown County State Park including cabins, RV, or tent camping. Abe Martin Lodge offers motel rooms as well. Enjoy several nearby attractions including fishing, hiking, swimming, and horseback riding, Venture 10 miles away from the park to enjoy museums, art, shopping, winery tours, and restaurants. 

 

Forgotten Times Cabins

http://www.forgottentimescabins.com/

If you’re looking for a cozier camping experience, visit the Forgotten Times Cabins, featuring two different cabin layouts. Established in 1850, the cabins include gas fireplaces, kitchens, gas grills, private bathrooms, and queen beds. Enjoy boating, swimming, hiking, and live music. 

 

Sleeping Bear Retreat

http://www.sleepingbearretreat.com/

Here’s a different camping experience! Sleeping Bear Retreat rents teepees to its visiting campers. Each teepee includes four cots, picnic tables, charcoal grills, and a nearby shelter house. There are plenty of things to do at Sleeping Bear including volleyball, paintball, fossil digging, hiking, and hardcore biking trails.

 

McCormick’s Creek State Park

https://www.mccormickscreekstatepark.com/

McCormick’s Creek State Park offers both electric and primitive campsites as well as cabins or rooms at the Canyon Inn. Spend your time fishing, hiking, horseback riding, or enjoying a picnic. The Nature Center features several exhibits and naturalists services year-round. 

 

Indiana Campgrounds & RV Parks

https://www.campjellystone.com/campgrounds/indiana-campgrounds/

You haven’t gone camping in Indiana until you’ve visited one of the many Jellystone Park locations. There are several locations spread throughout the state with some including waterslides, golf, beaches, as well as beautiful scenery at every location. 

 

Pokagon State Park

https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/2973.htm

Enjoy this campsite all year round! Stay in park’s Potawatomi Inn and enjoy simming and boating in the summer. Experience the winter wonderland when the temperatures drop including cross country skiing, sledding, ice fishing, and the toboggan run. 

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