Best Camping near Jasper, IN

Whether you're an RVer or tent camper, Jasper, IN is a great place to post up for the weekend—or longer. There's so much to see and do, from exhilarating hikes or bike rides to exploring the local dining and shopping. You're sure to find the perfect spot for your Indiana camping adventure.

Best Camping Sites Near Jasper, IN (78)

    Camper-submitted photo from Patoka Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Patoka Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Patoka Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Patoka Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Patoka Lake Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Patoka Lake Campground

    1.

    Patoka Lake Campground

    35 Reviews
    79 Photos
    162 Saves
    Birdseye, Indiana

    With 26,000 acres of land and water, Patoka Lake campground is a fine example of lake ecology. An 8,800-acre lake provides habitat for freshwater jellyfish and bald eagle nesting sites. River otters and osprey were reintroduced at Patoka by the DNR.

    Camping:

    -Electric / 455 sites

    -Primitive / 45 sites

    -Dumping Station

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $33 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph

    2.

    Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph

    32 Reviews
    62 Photos
    104 Saves
    Santa Claus, Indiana

    Immerse yourself in the magic of America's Christmas Hometown with a stay at Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph, formerly known as Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. Nestled in the breathtaking beauty of southern Indiana, our resort offers a range of unforgettable camping and lodging experiences that cater to families of all sizes.

    Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph, a two-time National RV Park of the Year, is nestled in the captivating town of Santa Claus. Discover spacious RV and tent sites, charming vacation rentals, and breathtaking scenery.

    Experience an extraordinary stay with incredible amenities and activities. Dive into Santa's SplashDown WaterPark, make a splash at Blitzen Bay pool, and enjoy miniature golf. Treat yourself at our snack bar, let your furry friends play in the dog park, and embrace outdoor adventures like fishing, paddle boating, and scenic trails. Explore Santa Claus' magical attractions, including Santa's Candy Castle and the Santa Claus Christmas Store, with Holiday World Theme Park nearby.

    Create cherished memories and embrace the joy and wonder of Santa Claus at Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph. Your adventure awaits!

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

    $45 - $101 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Lincoln Campground — Lincoln State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Lincoln Campground — Lincoln State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Lincoln Campground — Lincoln State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Lincoln Campground — Lincoln State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Lincoln Campground — Lincoln State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Lincoln Campground — Lincoln State Park

    3.

    Lake Lincoln Campground — Lincoln State Park

    18 Reviews
    28 Photos
    101 Saves
    Lincoln City, Indiana

    Welcome to Lake Lincoln Campground at Lincoln State Park, nestled near Gentryville, Indiana. This spot is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy a mix of nature, history, and convenience. The campground is open all year and offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, and cabins.

    One of the standout features here is the access to water and electric hookups at most sites, making it a comfortable stay whether you're in an RV or a tent. The campground is big-rig friendly, so no worries if you're rolling in with a larger setup. Plus, there's a sanitary dump station and clean restrooms with showers, which visitors have praised for their cleanliness.

    For families, this place is a hit. There are several playgrounds for the kids, and the beach is just a short walk from any campsite. You can also rent paddle boats, canoes, and Jon boats to enjoy the lake. If you're into hiking, there are trails that lead to interesting spots like an old fire tower. And don't miss the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial nearby, which offers a peek into Abraham Lincoln's early years.

    If you're planning a visit to Holiday World, this campground is a fantastic base camp—it's only about 5 miles away. Many visitors have noted that it's a cheaper and quieter alternative to staying closer to the theme park.

    In the evenings, the lake is a serene spot to unwind, with stunning sunsets that make for a perfect end to the day. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or a longer stay, Lake Lincoln Campground offers a blend of relaxation and activities that keep folks coming back.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian-Celina Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian-Celina Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian-Celina Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian-Celina Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian-Celina Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian-Celina Recreation Area

    4.

    Indian-Celina Recreation Area

    19 Reviews
    23 Photos
    68 Saves
    Saint Croix, Indiana

    Overview

    The Indian-Celina Lake Recreation Area is a tranquil getaway in the midst of the Hoosier National Forest. Both the Celina and Indian Lakes are within the area, offering camping, boating, fishing and hiking, as well as tours of a historic site.

    Recreation

    Indian and Celina lakes are two of four fishing lakes along Highway 37. The lakes offer many miles of shoreline and coves for fishing for pan fish. Boat ramps are open year-round, and an accessible fishing pier is available on Celina Lake. Anglers can expect a variety of catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie. The sandstone block, historic Rickenbaugh House was built in 1874 and is open to visitors periodically throughout the year. The home and adjacent historic cemetery are popular among visitors. A variety of hiking trails exist within the area, including the relatively easy, 1 mile Rickenbaugh Interpretive Trail, which is located behind the historic Rickenbaugh House. The Two Lakes Loop National Recreation Trail encircles both Indian and Celina lakes and winds through many acres of natural and peaceful forests. The trail is 16 miles, but can encompass multiple, shorter day hikes.

    Facilities

    Indian and Celina lakes are two of four fishing lakes along Highway 37. The lakes offer many miles of shoreline and coves for fishing for pan fish. Boat ramps are open year-round, and an accessible fishing pier is available on Celina Lake. Anglers can expect a variety of catfish, largemouth bass, bluegill and crappie. The sandstone block, historic Rickenbaugh House was built in 1874 and is open to visitors periodically throughout the year. The home and adjacent historic cemetery are popular among visitors. A variety of hiking trails exist within the area, including the relatively easy, 1 mile Rickenbaugh Interpretive Trail, which is located behind the historic Rickenbaugh House. The Two Lakes Loop National Recreation Trail encircles both Indian and Celina lakes and winds through many acres of natural and peaceful forests. The trail is 16 miles, but can encompass multiple, shorter day hikes.

    Natural Features

    The area is located in south-central Indiana, in a dense hardwood and pine forest, on 152-acre Indian and 164-acre Celina lakes. A variety of wildlife make its home in the area.

    Nearby Attractions

    Special Places on the Hoosier National Forest __ Brooks Cabin __ Buffalo Trace __ Carnes Mill Site__ Clover Lick Barrens __ Hickory Ridge Lookout Tower__ Initial Point __ Lick Creek African American Settlement __ The Jacob Rickenbaugh Homestead __ Wesley Chapel Gulf __

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

    $35 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Sycamore Springs Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sycamore Springs Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sycamore Springs Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sycamore Springs Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sycamore Springs Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Sycamore Springs Park

    5.

    Sycamore Springs Park

    16 Reviews
    75 Photos
    135 Saves
    English, Indiana

    Sycamore Springs’ 250 acres are home to 10 shelter houses, numerous playgrounds, fishing ponds, a softball field, basketball court, wedding chapel, 35 tent camping sites and 64 RV camping sites. As a bonus, firewood is free for campers. Sycamore Springs is family friendly (alcohol is not allowed) and offers sites for all types of camping. Water views are available and there are fire pits on all sites. Camping cabins are offered at a discounted rate during the week, and the fully furnished House of Annie & Bud also awaits.

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

    6.

    Scales Lake Park

    17 Reviews
    66 Photos
    59 Saves
    Boonville, Indiana

    Scales Lake Park, nestled near Boonville, Indiana, is a fantastic spot for a memorable camping experience. This place has it all: beautiful trails, a pristine lake, and top-notch shower facilities. Whether you're in a tent, RV, or cabin, you'll find accommodations to suit your needs.

    One of the standout features here is the petting zoo, which is a hit with campers of all ages. It's a unique touch that adds a lot of fun to your stay. The park also boasts a large lake perfect for fishing and swimming, and there's even a water slide for those hot summer days. If you're into hiking, the trails offer a great way to explore the natural beauty of the area.

    For those who like to stay connected, the park offers electric and sewer hookups, and there's a sanitary dump station available. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember, parking at the campsites is strictly regulated, but there's overflow parking available.

    While there's no on-site camp store, you're just a short drive away from local conveniences like a dollar store and the famous Tastee Freeze, where the ice cream is a must-try.

    Overall, Scales Lake Park is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors with a few extra comforts. Whether you're here for the petting zoo, the hiking trails, or just to relax by the lake, you're in for a treat.

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

    $17 - $140 / 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

    7.

    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 Glendale State Fish and Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Glendale State Fish and Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Glendale State Fish and Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Glendale State Fish and Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Glendale State Fish and Wildlife Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Glendale State Fish and Wildlife Area

    8.

    Glendale State Fish and Wildlife Area

    5 Reviews
    7 Photos
    15 Saves
    Loogootee, Indiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $16 - $23 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Mill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Mill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Mill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Mill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Mill State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Mill State Park Campground

    9.

    Spring Mill State Park Campground

    22 Reviews
    90 Photos
    125 Saves
    Mitchell, Indiana

    Spring Mill State Park Campground, nestled near Mitchell, Indiana, is a gem for campers looking for a mix of natural beauty and historical charm. This campground operates year-round and offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, and cabins.

    One of the standout features here is the Pioneer Village, a beautifully preserved slice of history where staff reenact life from a bygone era. It's a must-see, complete with a working blacksmith shop, school, and grist mill. You can even buy freshly ground cornmeal from the mill.

    For those who love the great outdoors, the park boasts numerous hiking trails that are well-marked and easy to navigate. There's also a nature center, caves to explore, and an astronaut museum dedicated to Gus Grissom. If you're into sports, you'll find tennis and basketball courts, beach volleyball, and mountain bike trails.

    The campground itself is pet-friendly and offers amenities like electric hookups, drinking water, showers, and flush toilets. Some sites are more secluded and shaded, while others are open and sunny. Just be aware that some sites can be a bit uneven, so bringing a leveler might be a good idea.

    Visitors have praised the park for its friendly staff and the variety of activities available. Whether you're here for the hiking, the history, or just a peaceful camping experience, Spring Mill State Park Campground has something to offer. And if you're planning to catch the 2024 eclipse, this place is a prime spot for viewing.

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

    $20 - $45 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Tipsaw Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Tipsaw Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Tipsaw Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Tipsaw Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Tipsaw Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Tipsaw Lake

    10.

    Tipsaw Lake

    9 Reviews
    24 Photos
    50 Saves
    Leopold, Indiana

    Overview

    The Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area is located on the shores of its namesake lake in south-central Indiana's Hoosier National Forest. It offers camping, picnic areas, boating, swimming, hiking, biking and educational programs. Visitors enjoy the scenic views of the forest and all it has to offer.

    Recreation

    Boating, fishing and swimming in the lake are popular activities. Electric motors are allowed, and fishing for pan fish is considered excellent. The boat ramp and parking area is open year-round. A beautiful swimming beach with playground equipment and a modern bathhouse is also available. The beach offers a combination of sand and sun or a shady, grass-covered hillside. A 5.9-mile trail for hiking and mountain biking runs from the day-use area around the lake. The trail includes scenic overlooks of the lake and valley and traverses a variety of forest types. A trail permit is available for purchase and is required for mountain bikers age 17 and older.

    Facilities

    Boating, fishing and swimming in the lake are popular activities. Electric motors are allowed, and fishing for pan fish is considered excellent. The boat ramp and parking area is open year-round. A beautiful swimming beach with playground equipment and a modern bathhouse is also available. The beach offers a combination of sand and sun or a shady, grass-covered hillside. A 5.9-mile trail for hiking and mountain biking runs from the day-use area around the lake. The trail includes scenic overlooks of the lake and valley and traverses a variety of forest types. A trail permit is available for purchase and is required for mountain bikers age 17 and older.

    Natural Features

    The campground is adjacent to 131-acre Tipsaw Lake, in a hardwood and pine forest. Situated at an elevation of 380 feet, the campground is composed of five loops that offer dozens of campsites. Some sites are shaded and the roads are paved.

    Nearby Attractions

    Special Places on the Hoosier National Forest __ Brooks Cabin __ Buffalo Trace __ Carnes Mill Site__ Clover Lick Barrens __ Hickory Ridge Lookout Tower__ Initial Point __ Lick Creek African American Settlement __ The Jacob Rickenbaugh Homestead __ Wesley Chapel Gulf __

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

    $47 - $70 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Jasper, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, Jasper, IN offers a wide range of camping options, with 78 campgrounds and RV parks near Jasper, IN and 2 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Jasper, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Jasper, IN is Patoka Lake Campground with a 4.4-star rating from 35 reviews.

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

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 2 free dispersed camping spots near Jasper, IN.

What parks are near Jasper, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 12 parks near Jasper, IN that allow camping, notably Hoosier National Forest and Mammoth Cave National Park.