Spring Mill State park is a little piece of history that is in the heart of southern Indiana. Here you will find a working frontier village. They have a working blacksmith shop, school and a grist mill with saw mill. You can purchase corn meal freshly ground from the mill. You can watch how they cut boards from logs. All driven from a water wheel that is fed by a natural spring that comes from a cave. Speaking of a cave, they have several caves on site. One of which you can take a boat ride through. Near Spring Mill is a town called Mitchel Indiana, there you will find a museum of Gus Grissom. They have items from his mission into space. This is just a short trip but well work it. Lincoln SP also has an ampitheater where they have events through summer and fall. Check out the IDNR website for events that are happening.
So much to do. We didn't even get to do it all because of restrictions. We will need to make another trip down once all the restrictions have been lifted do to Covid19.
We absolutely loved our stay here. The staff was all very polite and helpful. We had a nice shady campsite that was pretty secluded. They have a really neat pioneer village to explore that you have to visit while you're there!
We loved the primitive camp site. It was secluded and open. We loved seeing the open night sky and preferred it over the electric sites because they were more covered with canopy. I though it was reasonably priced. If you are here I encourage you to visit the Pioneer Village, go to the Nature Center, learn about Gus Grissom, or eat some home-cooking at the Inn (I suggest corn mill pie.) Caving awaits. Bonus - the bathrooms were less then 5 min away.
This was our first time camping at Spring Mill State Park, and we really enjoyed the park. There is a lot of family fun to be had there. We unfortunately had poor weather during our stay and had to leave early because of the threat of thunderstorms and tornadoes/damaging winds. Our vintage pop-up is not the best shelter in severe weather! We did however pack a lot of fun into 1 day! They had a Smokey the Bear program for the kids and some really fun activities at the nature center while we were there. We were able to rent a paddle boat for $8/hr and saw tons of turtles! We also went for a hike to see Donaldson cave and the kids absolutely loved it! It was beautiful, and the highlight of the trip. The campgrounds were nice, but some of the sites are close together with little privacy. The restrooms were kept clean, but the showers need updating badly. We will definitely visit Spring Mill again to take a cave tour by boat, and also visit the pioneer village.
Quiet park with large camp sites. It was a wet weekend but the park staff kept up with cleaning the bathhouse. Had a civil war encampment with a reenactment at the old village. Nice memorial building to Gus Grissom. If you don't camp they have an Inn as well.
This Campground offers something for everyone it has a lodge a pool caves to tourThey have a historic village and close to the campground is additional caves to view there is a zoo to see giraffe and elephant’sSo much to do in the area we stayed for a week and could have stayed longer
Inside Spring Mill state park, is a large campground for RVs with electric hookups, youth camp grounds for groups, and a primitive campground with no electricity. I stayed in primitive camping the first weekend in July and I couldn’t have asked for a better spot. Open space, close to facilities and water pump, Ground was mostly flat, slightly shady in the afternoon, and very peaceful.
With the entrance fee and registration tag, we could come and go from the park as we pleased. There are trails to hike and a nature center. The lake has been restored and paddle boats can be rented. The village is a wonderful place to walk around and enjoy, especially when volunteers set up demonstrations.
This campround is kept clean. There is a cave tour also on offer in which you ride thru the cave system in a boat. Yes there are even lifevests for customer to wear! There is even an amazing pioneer village to explore where an original corn mill stands and you can buy freshly ground corm mill!
The campground is located inside the state park entrance so the gate fee applies to your first entry, but once you check into your site you can come and go as you wish. There is a little camp store with decent prices and lots for the kids to do.