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Places to Camp near Carmel, IN

Whether you're an RVer or tent camper, Carmel, IN is a great place to post up for the weekend—or longer. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in. Experience some of the most stunning views that Indiana camping has to offer. You're sure to find the perfect campground for your Carmel camping trip.

Best Camping Sites Near Carmel, IN (66)

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    1.

    White River Campground

    21 Reviews
    34 Photos
    143 Saves
    Cicero, Indiana

    Located on the west bank of a picturesque stretch of the White River, the White River Campground offers the perfect spot to spend a getaway weekend in Hamilton County. Explore 26 acres of beautiful terrain by foot or by river, enjoy the wildlife and have fun with friends and family close to home. The campground has 106 modern and primitive campsites with quiet spots for fishing, boating and relaxation.

    Our 2021 camping season is from April 15th - October 31st.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $16 - $37 / night

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    Camper-submitted photo from Indianapolis KOA
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    Indianapolis KOA

    20 Reviews
    48 Photos
    57 Saves
    Lawrence, Indiana

    Camp in an air-conditioned Cabin or Deluxe Cabin - or stay at one of the sites for tents and all types of RVs - including the Patio RV Sites! Take a leisurely stroll along a meandering creek and enjoy a towering canopy of oak, maple and sycamore trees. Horses await your arrival at the corral. Professionals will enjoy Wi-Fi and the convenience to downtown. Youngsters can spend hours on the playground, and the whole family will love the pool. Even the family dog may run free in the campground's new Bark Park! The Indianapolis KOA is the place to be on weekends for the Indy 500, Brickyard 400 and MotoGP or the Indy Air Show. Campers can fuel up with breakfast before the high-octane excitement! KOA is 20 minutes from the famous Speedway and 15 minutes from the Children's Museum, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indy Zoo and malls. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 110 feet.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $60 - $80 / night

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    Mounds State Park Campground

    18 Reviews
    30 Photos
    57 Saves
    Anderson, Indiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $16 - $20 / night

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    S and H Campground

    10 Reviews
    27 Photos
    46 Saves
    Greenwood, Indiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Lake Haven Retreat

    7 Reviews
    20 Photos
    41 Saves
    Beech Grove, Indiana

    Beautiful Lake Haven Retreat is conveniently located two miles south of the Indianapolis, Indiana beltway on Highway 37. Within a 8-mile drive, you will find the airport, downtown, Indianapolis 500 mile race track, and major shopping malls.

    Due to our full range of services and convenience, many of our RV'ers choose to stay year round.

    If you are looking for Internet service, or a 50 amp hook-up, we have it all. And if we don't have it, we'll get it!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Camper-submitted photo from Glo Wood Campground
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    Glo Wood Campground

    3 Reviews
    4 Photos
    23 Saves
    Pendleton, Indiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $28 / night

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      Indiana State Fairgrounds Campground

      3 Reviews
      5 Saves
      Indianapolis, Indiana

      The Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center is accepting reservations for the rest of the year!

      The Campgrounds feature spaces that accommodate full hook-up and primitive camping. Full hook-up sites are available April through October (weather permitting). Electric-only hook-ups are available November through March (weather permitting); during this time, the dump station is closed.

      Year-round camping
      Indoor showers and flush toilets
      Washers and dryers
      Electricity and sewer hook-ups (seasonal)
      Water at campsites (seasonal)
      Sanitary dumping station
      Potable water (seasonal)
      • Pets
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      • RVs

      $40 / night

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      Camper-submitted photo from Summit Lake State Park Campground
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      Summit Lake State Park Campground

      18 Reviews
      15 Photos
      117 Saves
      Mooreland, Indiana

      An expansive view and good fishing beckon you to Summit Lake State Park, near New Castle. More than 2,680 acres, including a large lake, await your visit. Facilities include 120 electric campsites, three boat ramps, a beach bathhouse and two large open shelters that can be reserved for family picnics and other events.

      Summit Lake has an excellent bird watching and wildlife observation area. The property has always been an important area for waterfowl because of the many low-lying wet meadows and prairies. Migratory species have included rare species like the black tern, bald eagle, sandhill crane, American bittern, least bittern, king rail and osprey.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access

      $23 - $31 / night

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      Shades State Park Campground

      26 Reviews
      96 Photos
      127 Saves
      Alamo, Indiana

      If you’re looking for the perfect camping destination to tell spooky stories around the campfire, Shades State Park is the place to do it. Just 16 miles southwest of Crawfordsville, the area’s original name was Shades of Death. This harkens to some of the grizzly legends from early settlement years that originated under the area’s dark and foreboding forests. In the late 1800s, a health resort named “The Shades” was built on the site, taking advantage of the many natural springs in the area. Today, Shades State Park offers a pleasant and serene outdoor getaway among 3,000 acres of beech and oak woods and sandstone ravines, where Sugar Creek flows through and spills over small waterfalls.

      Open from April through October, the campground in Shades State Park offers 105 drive-in campsites, 7 hike-in sites, and 10 boat-in sites. The main sites are equipped with tent spaces, picnic tables and fire rings, and can accommodate trailers and RVs up to 55 feet. Hookups are not available in this park, but there is a dump station. A limited number of sites are ADA accessible. Facilities in the campground include drinking water, flush restrooms, hot showers, picnic areas and playgrounds, and sports fields. An amphitheater hosts seasonal nature programs, and ice and firewood are available to purchase onsite. Campsite rates range from $10–$24/night; hike-in and boat-in sites are first-come, first-serve.

      For exploring the area, more than 10 miles of hiking trails are available for exploring the Shades’ woods, waterways and canyons. Take a short, easy stroll along Red Fox Ravine, or more moderate hikes around Devil’s Punchbowl and Silver Cascade Falls. For more adventure, hike into the adjacent Pine Hills Nature Preserve on the east side of the park. Or, for a fun nighttime alternative, take a guided, full-moon hike with one of the park’s naturalists. Swimming and wading in Sugar Creek is not permitted, but you can cast a line for bass and bluegill, or visit one of the canoe outfitters outside the park to take a float down the creek.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access

      $12 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Mystic Waters Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Mystic Waters Campground

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      Mystic Waters Campground

      2 Reviews
      2 Photos
      13 Saves
      Pendleton, Indiana

      Rustic cabins, RV sites, and tent camping surrounded by three mystic bodies of water in Pendleton, Indiana.

      Mystic Waters, previously known as Pine Lakes, is conveniently located just miles north of Indianapolis off of I-69 and SR-38 in Madison County. We offer an outdoor escape that includes rustic cabins, RV sites and tent camping surrounded by three mystic bodies of water. We will offer activities such as kayaking, canoeing, paddleboarding, swimming, yoga, kids entertainment and special events.

      We will constantly be renovating the property and will be adding updates and features throughout the upcoming season and years to come. We look forward to sharing our vision with you and bringing a perfect balance between tranquility and simple convenience.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
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