Places to Camp near Jeffersonville, IN

Join the fun near Jeffersonville. With tons of outdoor activities and scenic camping, this is an excellent vacation spot for all kinds of travelers. Jeffersonville is an adventure-filled destination for those who love the outdoorsy camper lifestyle. But it's also great for those who prefer to spend time near the city, exploring and sightseeing. Find the best campgrounds near Jeffersonville, IN. Read helpful reviews and tips to find the perfect camping option for you and your crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Jeffersonville, IN (69)

    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

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    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 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.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    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.

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    • 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 Louisville South KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Louisville South KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Louisville South KOA
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    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.

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    • 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
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    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 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.

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    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Shelby Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Shelby Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Shelby Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Shelby Campground

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    Lake Shelby Campground

    13 Reviews
    27 Photos
    40 Saves
    Shelbyville, Kentucky

    Welcome to Lake Shelby Campground, nestled near Shelbyville, KY. This spot is a mix of charm and practicality, perfect for both tent campers and RV enthusiasts. The campground sits right by the lake, offering a peaceful setting with plenty of opportunities for fishing and relaxing by the water.

    One of the standout features here is the availability of electric and water hookups at most RV sites, making it a convenient stop for those traveling with larger rigs. The sites are spacious enough to accommodate big rigs, and there's a sanitary dump station available, though maneuvering can be a bit tight.

    For those who enjoy a bit of outdoor cooking, fires are allowed, and firewood is available on-site. Pets are welcome too, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure. The campground also has showers and toilets, ensuring you have the basic comforts covered.

    If you're into activities, there's a nearby swimming pool for a small fee, and the area offers parks with equestrian trails, playgrounds, and even a disc golf course. For a bit of local flavor, you can drive to Louisville or check out the huge mall in Simpsonville. And if you're hungry, don't miss out on Wings n Rings—it's a local favorite.

    Visitors have mentioned the beauty of the lake and the relaxing atmosphere, though some have noted the presence of geese and ducks, which can add a bit of nature's mess to your site. But overall, it's a great spot to unwind and enjoy the outdoors.

    So, whether you're just passing through or planning a longer stay, Lake Shelby Campground offers a blend of natural beauty and convenient amenities to make your camping experience enjoyable.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    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 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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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Jeffersonville, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, Jeffersonville, IN offers a wide range of camping options, with 69 campgrounds and RV parks near Jeffersonville, IN and 2 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Jeffersonville, IN?

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

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

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

What parks are near Jeffersonville, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 14 parks near Jeffersonville, IN that allow camping, notably Hoosier National Forest and Mammoth Cave National Park.