Places to Camp near Clarksville, IN

The Dyrt is here to help plan your best camping near Clarksville. Discover secluded campsites where you can reconnect with nature. Or maybe you like to bring your family and friends along. Either way, there are Clarksville campgrounds just for you. Search nearby campsites and find top-rated spots from other campers.

Best Camping Sites Near Clarksville, IN (85)

    Camper-submitted photo from Charlestown State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Charlestown State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Charlestown State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Charlestown State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Charlestown State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Charlestown State Park Campground

    1.

    Charlestown State Park Campground

    33 Reviews
    145 Photos
    191 Saves
    Charlestown, Indiana

    Welcome to Charlestown State Park Campground! This spot is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy a mix of relaxation and adventure. Nestled near Charlestown, Indiana, this campground offers year-round access and a solid 4.4-star rating from visitors.

    One of the standout features here is the variety of accommodations available. Whether you're pitching a tent, parking an RV, or looking for a cozy cabin, there's something for everyone. The campground is big-rig friendly and offers electric and sewer hookups, making it a convenient choice for RV travelers. Plus, pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    Visitors have raved about the cleanliness of the park. The restrooms and showers are well-maintained, and the sites themselves are tidy. Each site comes with a picnic table and a fire ring, perfect for those evening campfires. Firewood is available on-site, so you won't have to worry about bringing your own.

    For those who love hiking, the park offers several trails that can be mixed and matched for longer hikes. One of the highlights is the historic Rose Island Theme Park, which adds a unique twist to your outdoor adventure. Just be prepared for a bit of a climb if you decide to explore this area.

    Families will appreciate the playgrounds scattered throughout the park, providing plenty of entertainment for the kids. And if you're into a bit of history, the park's proximity to Louisville offers additional opportunities for exploration.

    So, whether you're here for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, Charlestown State Park Campground has got you covered. Enjoy the natural beauty, the clean facilities, and the friendly atmosphere. Happy camping!

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

    $7 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Deam Lake  State Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Deam Lake  State Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Deam Lake  State Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Deam Lake  State Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Deam Lake  State Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Deam Lake  State Rec Area

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    Deam Lake State Rec Area

    17 Reviews
    26 Photos
    66 Saves
    Borden, Indiana

    Deam Lake State Recreation Area is a solid spot for camping, especially if you're into a mix of activities and don't mind a bit of rustic charm. The campground offers a variety of amenities like electric hookups, drinking water, and showers, making it a comfortable place to set up camp. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    The lake itself is a highlight, perfect for fishing, kayaking, and swimming. Just be prepared for some crowds on the weekends. The trails around here are pretty decent too, with the Knobstone Trail starting right at the park. It's a 60-mile backpacking trail, but there are shorter, more rugged trails if you're not up for a long haul. The Lake Vista Trail, for instance, is a challenging 1.6-mile hike with some steep inclines.

    The campground is near Borden, Indiana, so if you need to stock up on supplies or grab a bite, Sellersburg is just a short drive away with restaurants and grocery stores. The sites are generally well-kept, though some can be a bit uneven or have a steep incline. If you're particular about your spot, it's a good idea to call the park office directly.

    One thing to note is that the bathrooms and showers are hit or miss. Some visitors have found them clean enough, while others think they could use a bit more attention. But hey, it's all part of the camping experience, right? Overall, Deam Lake offers a good mix of nature and convenience, making it a worthwhile destination for a weekend getaway.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Horine Reservation Camping at Jefferson County Memorial Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Horine Reservation Camping at Jefferson County Memorial Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Horine Reservation Camping at Jefferson County Memorial Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Horine Reservation Camping at Jefferson County Memorial Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Horine Reservation Camping at Jefferson County Memorial Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Horine Reservation Camping at Jefferson County Memorial Forest

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    Horine Reservation Camping at Jefferson County Memorial Forest

    17 Reviews
    92 Photos
    104 Saves
    Fairdale, Kentucky

    Jefferson Memorial Forest features a campground for tent camping and can accommodate both families and groups. Although the Forest is only minutes from Metro Louisville, camping here seems like a much more remote camping experience. Located within the Horine Reservation, the campground is in the uplands of the Forest and has good separation between individual campsites. Seven family campsites and four group campsites are available. Latrines and water are near to all the sites.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • Tents

    $15 - $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Clifty Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clifty Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clifty Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clifty Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clifty Falls State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Clifty Falls State Park Campground

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    Clifty Falls State Park Campground

    42 Reviews
    167 Photos
    227 Saves
    Madison, Indiana

    Clifty Falls State Park Campground, near Madison, Indiana, is a gem for those who love a mix of rugged hiking and convenient camping. This place is open year-round, so you can enjoy its beauty in any season. The park itself is known for its stunning hiking trails, which can be quite challenging but reward you with breathtaking views of sheer rock walls, steep cliffs, and vibrant fall colors. The waterfalls, though sometimes just a trickle, add to the park's charm.

    The campground offers a range of amenities to make your stay comfortable. You can bring your pets along, and there's drinking water and electric hookups available. Fires are allowed, and you can even buy firewood on-site. The campground is also big rig friendly, which is a plus for RV travelers.

    Some visitors have noted that the bathrooms and showers could use a bit more attention, but overall, the facilities are functional. The push-button showers might test your patience, but hey, it's all part of the adventure, right? The park also has a sanitary dump and sewer hookups, making it convenient for longer stays.

    One of the highlights of staying here is the proximity to the historic town of Madison. It's a small town with local shops and eateries, perfect for a quick day trip. The park's trails are well-loved, though some have mentioned that they could be better marked. So, plan for a bit of extra time on your hikes.

    In summary, Clifty Falls State Park Campground is a fantastic spot for those who appreciate nature's beauty and don't mind a few quirks. The hiking is top-notch, the scenery is stunning, and the nearby town of Madison adds a nice touch to the overall experience.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Louisville South KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Louisville South KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Louisville South KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Louisville South KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Louisville South KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Louisville South KOA

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    Louisville South KOA

    19 Reviews
    45 Photos
    53 Saves
    Shepherdsville, Kentucky

    Bring the whole family for an ideal getaway in the Bluegrass State! We have endless activities, themed weekends, top notch accommodations and are located only minutes from downtown Louisville. While on the campground, observe the Indian cave dwelling burrowed in limestone cliffs, enjoy movies on our big outdoor movie screen, explore the area with a hike right from your site and enjoy our natural pond area! Make a splash in our crystal clear pool- open Memorial Day through Labor Day. Summer campers can join in the fun with our themed events every weekend from June until September. Please visit our events or Facebook page for more information on our seasonal events. With 90 foot pull-through and 50-amp sites available, our campground is truly big rig friendly. No RV? No problem! Enjoy a comfortable stay in one of our cozy one or two bedroom air-conditioned Camping Cabins. For those who like the comforts of home, try our fully furnished Deluxe Cabin, with full kitchen and bathroom. For more rustic accommodations, spend the night on a grassy tent site, all sites have fire pits and picnic benches. When we say bring the whole family, we mean your four legged friends too! Offering pet friendly cabins as well as a dog park for them to play in.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground

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    Taylorsville Lake State Park Campground

    27 Reviews
    44 Photos
    141 Saves
    Mount Eden, Kentucky

    Camp out in Taylorsville Lakes RV campground, which has a central service building with laundry. Ten sites of the campground are set aside for horse camping. These sites have water and electricity and share the RV camp's laundry room.

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

    $21 - $32 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Starve Hollow State Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Starve Hollow State Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Starve Hollow State Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Starve Hollow State Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Starve Hollow State Rec Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Starve Hollow State Rec Area

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    Starve Hollow State Rec Area

    25 Reviews
    86 Photos
    135 Saves
    Vallonia, Indiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Shale Bluff Campground — Hardy Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Shale Bluff Campground — Hardy Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Shale Bluff Campground — Hardy Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Shale Bluff Campground — Hardy Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Shale Bluff Campground — Hardy Lake State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Shale Bluff Campground — Hardy Lake State Recreation Area

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    Shale Bluff Campground — Hardy Lake State Recreation Area

    16 Reviews
    89 Photos
    1 Save
    Deputy, Indiana

    Hardy Lake has a 740 acre lake with great fishing and it allows water skiing. It has hiking trails, beach, picnic area, and 2 campgrounds. Hunting is allowed during normal hunting seasons which include deer and wild turkey hunting. Both campgrounds are open year round with electric available at each site in Shale Bluff Campground.

    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from O'Bannon Woods State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from O'Bannon Woods State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from O'Bannon Woods State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from O'Bannon Woods State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from O'Bannon Woods State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from O'Bannon Woods State Park Campground

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    O'Bannon Woods State Park Campground

    14 Reviews
    38 Photos
    124 Saves
    Leavenworth, Indiana

    Welcome to O'Bannon Woods State Park Campground, a fantastic spot near Corydon, Indiana. This place has a lot to offer, whether you're into hiking, mountain biking, or just kicking back and relaxing. The campground is open all year and has a solid 4.5-star rating, so you know it's a hit with visitors.

    One of the standout features here is the variety of trails. There's a trailhead right within the campground, making it super convenient for those who want to hike without driving anywhere. If you're up for a bit of adventure, check out the trail to the old abandoned bridge or climb the fire tower for some killer views. Horseback riding is also popular, and experienced cavers will find plenty to explore, though you'll need a permit for the caves.

    The campground itself is well-kept and organized, with amenities like electric hookups, showers, and toilets. Pets are welcome, and you can even bring your big rig. There's also a sanitary dump and sewer hookups, making it RV-friendly. For those who love a good campfire, fires are allowed, and you can buy firewood on-site.

    Families will appreciate the multiple play areas for kids and the nearby pool with a splash pad and water slides. The nature center is a hit with both kids and adults, offering educational exhibits and critters to check out. If you're into kayaking, the Blue River is nearby and perfect for a paddle.

    Cell service is decent, with T-Mobile and AT&T both getting a few bars, so you won't be completely off the grid. Just a heads-up, ticks can be a bit of a nuisance, so come prepared.

    Overall, O'Bannon Woods State Park Campground is a great place for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. Whether you're hiking, biking, or just chilling by the campfire, there's something here for everyone.

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

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    Add-More Campground

    6 Reviews
    2 Photos
    11 Saves
    Clarksville, Indiana
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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Clarksville, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, Clarksville, IN offers a wide range of camping options, with 85 campgrounds and RV parks near Clarksville, IN and 4 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Clarksville, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Clarksville, IN is Charlestown State Park Campground with a 4.4-star rating from 33 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Clarksville, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 4 free dispersed camping spots near Clarksville, IN.

What parks are near Clarksville, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 13 parks near Clarksville, IN that allow camping, notably Hoosier National Forest and Mammoth Cave National Park.