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Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near St. Joseph, IL (3)

    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Run State Park Campground — Turkey Run State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Run State Park Campground — Turkey Run State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Run State Park Campground — Turkey Run State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Run State Park Campground — Turkey Run State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Run State Park Campground — Turkey Run State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Run State Park Campground — Turkey Run State Park

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    Turkey Run State Park Campground — Turkey Run State Park

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    Marshall, Indiana

    As Indiana’s second state park, Turkey Run Campground was established in 1916. The story behind its name suggests that local hunters would find herds of wild turkeys gathering in the area’s narrow canyon bottoms—called “runs”—and funnel them out for easy harvesting. The area’s natural history goes back a little father—upwards of 600 million years. It was around this time that the sandstone and coal deposits seen in the park were being formed and compacted in a vast, swampy plain. Fast-forward several million years, and Ice Age meltwaters cut and scoured the creeks, canyons, and potholes seen today. Some of the glacial erratics (boulders) seen in the park are actually pieces of bedrock that were transported from as far north as Canada. Visitors to Turkey Run can explore these unique canyons, enjoy the park’s natural scenery, fish and paddle in Sugar Creek, and see several historic sites.

    Located 10 miles north of Rockville, and 70 miles west of Indianapolis, Turkey Run State Park is year-round nature and recreation area covering nearly 2,400 acres along Sugar Creek. The campground at Turkey Run features more than 200 tent and RV sites with electrical hookups, picnic tables and fire pits with cooking grills; some sites are ADA accessible. Most sites are back-in and can accommodate vehicles/trailers up to 45 feet; a few pull-throughs can accommodate larger. All sites have access to drinking water, flush and vault restrooms, and showers; two dump stations are available onsite. There are also two primitive tent camping areas for youth groups, several cabins for rent, and the historic Turkey Run Inn, which offers 61 lodge rooms, a dining room, and meeting spaces. Dogs are permitted in the park, but must remain leashed. Campsites raters are $23–$33/night; other accommodations range from $67–$110/night; reservations accepted.

    Besides exploring Turkey Run’s canyon runs, the park offers a variety of hiking trails, picnic areas, and sports courts. The park’s nature center showcases a variety of exhibits and interactive activities to educate visitors about the park’s geology, flora and fauna. Park naturalists offer guided hikes and nature walks, animal talks and campfire programs. Swimming is not permitted in Sugar Creek, but anglers can fish for bass and bluegill, and paddlers can head out in canoes and kayaks. Swimmers are invited to enjoy the park’s Olympic-sized swimming pool for cooling off during the warmer months. The park also offers hayrides and guided horseback rides. For a blast from the past, visitors can also tour the historic Lusk Home. Built in 1841, this restored European home displays a lifestyle from a bygone era. Watch out for the resident raccoons.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine View State Recreational Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine View State Recreational Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine View State Recreational Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine View State Recreational Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine View State Recreational Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Moraine View State Recreational Area

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    Moraine View State Recreational Area

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    Le Roy, Illinois

    Moraine View State Recreational Area, near Le Roy, IL, is a solid spot for camping all year round. This place has a bit of everything, from tent sites to RV accommodations. If you're into fishing or kayaking, you'll love the lake here. Some campers have mentioned that the water looks like coffee, so maybe bring your own drinking water just to be safe.

    The campground has electric hookups, showers, and toilets, which is always a plus. The main shower house is well-maintained, and the roads have been recently paved, making it easier to get around. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    For those who enjoy a bit of privacy, there are some secluded spots, especially around Catfish Bay. Just be prepared to walk your gear in from the parking lot if you want one of those prime waterfront sites. The park also has a market for any last-minute supplies you might need.

    Group camping is a hit here, with plenty of space for multiple tents and a good atmosphere for socializing. The park is family-friendly, with lots of kids running around and having a blast. Just a heads-up: the potable water situation can be tricky, so make sure to fill up your tanks before you enter the campground.

    Overall, Moraine View offers a decent camping experience with beautiful lake views, plenty of shade from tall trees, and a peaceful environment. Whether you're staying for a night or a few days, it's a good spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $40 - $20 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Mill Creek Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Mill Creek Park

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    Mill Creek Park

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    21 Saves
    Marshall, Illinois
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

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