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Camping in Indiana



About Indiana Camping

From the sandy bluffs and hundreds of lakes in the north to the limestone caverns in the south, Indiana’s parks are popular with outdoor lovers. In a state defined by its love for automobiles, peaceful afternoons on the river and hundreds of miles of remote hiking are just a short trip away. You don’t have to look far to find your getaway, so come and discover camping in Indiana!

With over 30 state parks and a national forest, it’s not hard to find the perfect place to spend the night. Campers love finding the best place to visit in the fall for the perfect autumn colors, and tranquil summer evenings are a great time to get family together outside for a weekend away.

Find your escape on Indiana’s White River, which meanders for over 200 miles through sandstone bluffs that rise from the river banks. Excellent fishing opportunities and an abundance of wildlife make the White River a hit with locals and tourists alike. With over 12 unique sections of the river to explore, it’s a perfect excuse to call in from work and go camping in Indiana.

Nature lovers camping in Indiana will love the bird watching and serene landscapes of Indiana’s riverways. Call ahead and get set up with an outfitter to guide you through the best fishing holes in the river. Adventure lovers might prefer heading out on their own, thanks to a detailed river guide available online.

Indiana’s Knobstone Trail is a must for hikers and backpackers. Link up with the Tecumseh Trail in the north and the 140-mile trail puts to rest the myths that the state is all-flat. Start within a stone’s throw of Louisville for a hike that winds through hardwood forests, tree-top panoramas, and Southern Indiana’s unglaciated and surprisingly hilly terrain.

Trying to escape the summer heat? Head south to the limestone region–famous for its hidden caverns–and go camping at Hoosier National Forest. Spend your days off hiking and horseback riding in the park’s 200,000+ acres. With the Dyrt, you can be sure to find the best camping in Indiana no matter where the roads take you.

Recent Reviews In Indiana

1733 Reviews of 389 Indiana Campgrounds

Reviewed Oct. 16, 2021


Overall a pretty nice camp ground, I got spot b11 it’s pretty unlevel besides that no issues

Month of VisitNovember
Matt J.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2021

One of our favorite places to camp

Great site available,  friendly staff and very clean.

Holiday activities and close to the interstate for all of the snowbirds out there.

Kelsie E.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2021

Great lake view

The sites are well-spaced and there’s a beautiful lake where you can kayak, canoe, fish, let your dog swim, etc. Disc golf is the big activity at this park. Awesome walking path and a petting zoo. The park is exceptionally clean. Sites on the lake view side are noisy due to traffic on the highway.

Month of VisitNovember
Kenneth M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2021

Great overnight stay

Arrived late, level site close to bath /Shower house. Great experience.

Month of VisitOctober
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2021

Great place!

Was rainy, but still enjoyed walking the beach. Staff extremely pleasant & helpful. Pavilion services was closed for construction. There is an area on the Beach where you can walk your dogs.

Month of VisitNovember
Kenneth M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2021

Nice State Park

Older Indiana State Park just West of Indiana / Ohio state line South of IH-74. Roads tight and only 1 dump station for 70+ sites (most site are water electric only)

Month of VisitOctober
Joshua Y.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2021

Clean cool friendly

Super nice and helpful staff. Awesome place to stay. Clean and hooks up in a good place for my rig.

Month of VisitNovember
Nick W.
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2021

Big campground

Very nice campground. They have a little section full of carnival like rides. Several playgrounds! Campground big and spacious, highly recommend. Perfect distance from speedway.

Month of VisitAugust
Donna H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2021

Great Campground

We used it as an over night stop right off of 94. It was perfect for that. It would also be perfect spot to stay longer if wanted to be in the area. Grounds were nice. Clean bathrooms, laundry, dog friendly, pool, office is friendly and has a store with game room. Nice dog park. We are in a 40ft…

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Month of VisitNovember
Stefanie W.
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2021

Nice but Close to Neighbors

We camped here in the middle of October. The sites are very close together, so when the campsites are full you don't feel like you have much privacy or personal space. It was nice having full hookups for our camper, and there are plenty of hiking trails to get out and explore. Scales Lake is…

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Month of VisitNovember
Chris C.
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2021

Our Favorite SP!

This park is our absolute favorite State Park! We live within an hour of the park, and we’ve stayed here several times. The campground is nicely laid out, the sites are of a good size, and the activities at the park are great. There is a nice pool (open seasonally), three large lakes with great…

Month of VisitNovember
Craig J.
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Good Location

We stayed here for 3 nights with a 33 ft. 5th wheel.  We had 50 amp/water and sewer. We attended 2 concerts at Ruoff Music Center.  Campground was clean and quiet, although needed to be mowed.  Sites are gravel and fairly level with a firepit and picnic table.  Not much shade at the sites and there…

Month of VisitAugust
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Great experience!

The staff was amazing and didn’t hesitate to help knowing it was our first time camping! The grounds are well kept and the information sheet the provided us was great.

Month of VisitNovember
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2021

Great Campground!

Enjoyed this campground, love the dunes trails, pretty challenging, gorgeous beach, large campsites. Very sandy though, but it is the Dunes after all, so it’s expected!

Month of VisitNovember

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