Best Camping near Carlisle, IN

Carlisle is an ideal place for camping adventures of all kinds. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in, as well as sights to see and explore. Find the best campgrounds near Carlisle, IN. Read helpful reviews and tips to find the perfect camping option for you and your crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Carlisle, IN (62)

    Camper-submitted photo from Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve

    1.

    Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve

    21 Reviews
    52 Photos
    93 Saves
    Jasonville, Indiana

    Shakamak State Park, near Jasonville, Indiana, is a gem for campers looking for a mix of relaxation and outdoor activities. This place has it all: shaded, flat campsites that make setting up a breeze, and plenty of space for both tents and RVs. Whether you're into hiking, biking, fishing, or just lounging by the lake, there's something here for everyone.

    The park boasts three large lakes perfect for fishing, kayaking, or paddle boating. The trails are well-maintained and cater to all skill levels, with Trail 3 being a favorite among visitors. If you're into bird watching, you'll find plenty of opportunities to spot local wildlife.

    One of the standout features is the clean and modern shower house, which even has a new one recently built. Wi-Fi is available, though it might be a bit spotty depending on your carrier. Verizon users, for instance, might find the connection limited but still manageable for basic tasks like checking emails.

    The campground is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. There are also electric hookups, drinking water, and sanitary dump stations available, making it convenient for longer stays. If you need supplies, there's a market on-site, and firewood is available for those cozy campfire nights.

    The staff here are friendly and helpful, always ready to assist with any questions or needs you might have. The park is open all year round, so whether you're planning a summer getaway or a quiet winter retreat, Shakamak State Park is a fantastic choice.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Fowler County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fowler County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fowler County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fowler County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fowler County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fowler County Park

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    Fowler County Park

    16 Reviews
    30 Photos
    48 Saves
    Terre Haute, Indiana

    Welcome to Fowler County Park, a gem nestled near Terre Haute, Indiana. This campground is a favorite among locals and visitors alike, offering a serene escape with plenty of activities to keep you busy. The park is open from May 1 to October 15, making it a perfect seasonal retreat.

    One of the standout features here is the beautiful lake, which is stocked for fishing. Whether you're casting from the bank or launching a kayak from the boat ramp, you're in for a good time. The lake access is fantastic, and many campers rave about the views and the peaceful atmosphere.

    For those who enjoy a bit of history, the park boasts a colonial village and a covered bridge, adding a touch of charm and a glimpse into the past. It's a great spot for festivals and family outings. The hiking trails are another highlight, offering scenic routes that are perfect for a leisurely stroll or a more vigorous hike.

    The campground accommodates tents, RVs, and even has a cabin available for rent. Sites are equipped with electric hookups, and there are clean showers and restrooms that are maintained daily. If you're bringing a big rig, you'll find the park to be quite accommodating, with some pull-through sites available.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember, no alcohol is allowed in the park. Firewood is available for purchase, and you can enjoy a cozy campfire at your site.

    Visitors have mentioned the friendly atmosphere and the helpfulness of fellow campers. Whether you're here for the fishing, the hiking, or just to relax by the lake, Fowler County Park offers a delightful camping experience. So pack your gear, bring your fishing rod, and get ready to enjoy a slice of Indiana's natural beauty.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Terre Haute Campground

    22 Reviews
    55 Photos
    15 Saves
    Terre Haute, Indiana

    Our Terre Haute, Indiana location is located just a couple miles off of exit 11a on I-70. If you are searching for a quiet and peaceful setting within 3 miles of I-70, call or book online today!

    Terre Haute Campground is open year round

    **Hours of Operation: **

    All Kiefer Campgrounds are open 24 hours a day. Our registration office and store hours vary depending on season. Site deliveries will be made only during open office/store hours. Night check-in is available anytime the office is closed and you can reserve online 24 hours a day.

    Campground Policies:

    1. Parents and visitors are responsible for the conduct of their children while on the premises. Children must be at their campsite during quiet hours which are 10pm to 7am. An adult must accompany small children when using the restrooms or while in the game room.
    2. Use existing campfire rings only. Do not move fire rings. Do not burn or put trash in fire rings. No outside wood is allowed inside the campground.
    3. There are no tents allowed on RV sites.
    4. There is only one tent allowed per tent site.
    5. Please place all garbage in the trash dumpster located across the parking lot from the office.
    6. No dirt bikes, ATV’s, or mini-bikes ridden in the campground.
    7. RV/vehicle washing is not permitted in the campground.
    8. Our campground is not responsible for accidents resulting in injury to guests and/or damages to their property, or for the loss of valuables of any kind.
    9. Do not run generators in the park.
    10. Internet access is provided as a free service to our guests; however, we are not responsible for any damages to files, hardware, or any other problems that may occur as a result of your usage. Outages can and do occur. In the event of an outage, every attempt will be made to restore internet service as quickly as possible.
    11. Do not damage trees in any way.
    12. No lines stretched between trees or across camp sites.
    13. Anyone not abiding by the campground rules will be asked to leave with no refund.
    14. The office reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.
    15. All campsites will be paid for in advance at the time of registration.

    Pool Policy:

    The pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day from 9:00 a.m. to dusk. There is no lifeguard on duty. State law requires that anyone (15) fifteen years old or younger be accompanied by a guardian of (21) twenty-one years of age or older while in and/or around a pool area. Therefore, we will ask any children swimming without an appropriate guardian to leave the pool and pool area. We put your child’s safety above all else, and we hope you agree with us. We also must stipulate the following while in the pool area: NO smoking, NO pets, NO food nor drinks, and NO diving and/or running for safety purposes.

    Golf Cart Policy:

    We now allow privately owned golf carts on our properties! All drivers must be 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. All drivers must sign a liability waiver before using their cart on property. The owner of the cart is financially responsible for any damage caused by their cart to the campground property or any other camper’s property on the grounds.

    Pet Policy:

    We love pets! We welcome all non-aggressive pets that visit us on a leash with their owner attached. Please remember that others walk where you and your pet walk, so please pick up what they leave behind. If we all do our part, no one will be stepping into anything unpleasant. Please keep your pets feeling safe at all times. Pets often do not like being left alone in a strange place or around strange humans and may need your assistance and reassurance.

    Check In/Check Out Policy:

    All campsites will be paid for in advance (at check-in). Check-in time begins at 1:00 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 p.m. for campsites and 11:00 a.m. for cottages and cabins. If you need a late check-out, please make arrangements with the office.

    **Campsite Policy: **

    We allow only one (1) camping unit and six people per site. Additional charges will occur for more than two adults per site. Only one passenger vehicle allowed per site. All others are asked to park in the visitors parking. If you have concerns with this guideline, please contact the office.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Trash

    $40 - $175 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Ouabache Trails County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ouabache Trails County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ouabache Trails County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ouabache Trails County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ouabache Trails County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Ouabache Trails County Park

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    Ouabache Trails County Park

    7 Reviews
    8 Photos
    25 Saves
    Vincennes, Indiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Greene Sullivan State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Greene Sullivan State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Greene Sullivan State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Greene Sullivan State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Greene Sullivan State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Greene Sullivan State Forest

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    Greene Sullivan State Forest

    5 Reviews
    37 Photos
    12 Saves
    Dugger, Indiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $23 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from West Boggs Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Boggs Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Boggs Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Boggs Park
    Camper-submitted photo from West Boggs Park

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    West Boggs Park

    11 Reviews
    5 Photos
    48 Saves
    Loogootee, Indiana

    West Boggs Park, near Loogootee, Indiana, is a solid spot for camping with a mix of modern and primitive sites. The campground offers a range of amenities that make it a comfortable stay for both tent and RV campers. You’ll find electric and water hookups, fire rings, and picnic tables at each site. Plus, pets are welcome, so you don’t have to leave your furry friends behind.

    The park is a haven for outdoor activities. There’s a beautiful lake perfect for fishing, boating, and just soaking in the views. If you’re into hiking, there are trails to explore, though you might share them with a few golf carts. Speaking of golf, there’s a 9-hole course and even a frisbee golf course on the grounds. For families, the park hosts themed events and activities like outdoor movies and scavenger hunts, which are a big hit with kids.

    Some visitors have pointed out that the restroom and shower facilities could use a bit of an update, but they’re functional. The camp store is handy, though it’s worth checking the hours as they can be a bit unpredictable.

    Overall, West Boggs Park is a great place to kick back and enjoy nature. Whether you’re there for the fishing, the trails, or just a relaxing weekend by the lake, it’s got something for everyone. Just make sure to double-check those dryer settings if you’re planning to do laundry!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Hills Lake State Park — Red Hills State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Hills Lake State Park — Red Hills State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Hills Lake State Park — Red Hills State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Hills Lake State Park — Red Hills State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Hills Lake State Park — Red Hills State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Red Hills Lake State Park — Red Hills State Park

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    Red Hills Lake State Park — Red Hills State Park

    9 Reviews
    11 Photos
    15 Saves
    Sumner, Illinois

    For longer stays at Red Hills State Park, there are more than 100 Class A campsites with vehicular access that provide electricity, a sanitary dump station, water and access to a modern handicapped-accessible building with showers and flush toilets. Some sites are pull-through with 50 amp service.

    • Pets
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Sullivan County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sullivan County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sullivan County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sullivan County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sullivan County Park

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    Sullivan County Park

    2 Reviews
    5 Photos
    16 Saves
    Dugger, Indiana
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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
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      New Vision RV Park

      1 Review
      3 Saves
      Carlisle, Indiana
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • RVs
      • Tents
      • Market
      Camper-submitted photo from Arrowhead Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Arrowhead Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Arrowhead Campground

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      Arrowhead Campground

      3 Reviews
      3 Photos
      12 Saves
      Carlisle, Indiana

      A great place to fish, hike, play ball or just snuggle up to the potbelly stove with a good book.

      Arrowhead Recreation and Wildlife Area is located just off Interstate 57 at Johnston City, Illinois (Exit 59) in Williamson County. The area boasts a 30-acre lake, paved boat ramp for fishing, walking path, and 66 sites for RVs and tent camping. Handicap accessible campsites are available. A cabin is available on-site for one to four people. Only electric motors and canoes are permitted. You will find largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, and channel catfish in this small reservoir. Take advantage of discounted rates for seniors, veterans, and stays longer than 7 days. Electric and water are available at all sites (water to sites not available in winter). Experience an old-time feel while visiting the on-site general store. In winter, it is a great place snuggle up to the potbelly stove with a good book. When spring comes, pick your own blackberries, raspberries, and wild strawberries to enjoy during your stay. Fish, hike, play ball, or just relax. There is a little something for everyone at Arrowhead Lake Campground. Only electric motors and canoes are permitted on the lake. You will find largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, black and white crappie, and channel catfish in this small reservoir. There is a little something for everyone at Arrowhead Lake Campground.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • RVs

      $25 / night

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Which is the most popular campground near Carlisle, IN?

    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Carlisle, IN is Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve with a 4.5-star rating from 21 reviews.

    What parks are near Carlisle, IN?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 6 parks near Carlisle, IN that allow camping, notably Hoosier National Forest and Lake Shelbyville.