Best Camping near Leavenworth, IN

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Best Camping Sites Near Leavenworth, IN (87)

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    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 Indian-Celina Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Indian-Celina Recreation Area
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    2.

    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 O'Bannon Woods State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from O'Bannon Woods State Park Campground
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    3.

    O'Bannon Woods State Park Campground

    15 Reviews
    42 Photos
    125 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
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    4.

    Sycamore Springs Park

    14 Reviews
    50 Photos
    133 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
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    5.

    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

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    6.

    Buzzards Roost Recreation Area

    10 Reviews
    19 Photos
    28 Saves
    Leopold, Indiana

    Buzzard Roost has a primitive campground and picnic area though no water is provided. Camping and Picnic Sites are not separately designated, but either activity is allowed in the sites.

    A scenic location for walking, picnicking and camping. Parking areas are available at the first trailhead access and at the picnic/camping spur. Tables, grills, and a portable toilet are available at the picnic area. Benches are located on the bluffs overlooking the Ohio River. Water is not available on site.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    • Tents
    Camper-submitted photo from Tipsaw Lake
    Camper-submitted photo from Tipsaw Lake
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    Tipsaw Lake

    9 Reviews
    24 Photos
    49 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

    Camper-submitted photo from Marengo Cave Campgrounds
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    8.

    Marengo Cave Campgrounds

    8 Reviews
    41 Photos
    51 Saves
    English, Indiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $27 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Saddle Lake Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Saddle Lake Recreation Area
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    9.

    Saddle Lake Recreation Area

    11 Reviews
    54 Photos
    51 Saves
    Leopold, Indiana

    The Saddle Lake Recreation Area was one of four that was associated with flood control lakes built along the Middle Fork of the Anderson River. Saddle Lake once had a fully developed recreation area but now has only a primitive campground, a boat ramp for the lake and a hiking trail. This scenic, somewhat remote lake is an excellent place to get away from crowds and you will often have the place to yourself!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group

    $5 / night

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

    33 Reviews
    145 Photos
    192 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

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Leavenworth, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, Leavenworth, IN offers a wide range of camping options, with 87 campgrounds and RV parks near Leavenworth, IN and 4 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Leavenworth, IN?

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

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

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

What parks are near Leavenworth, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 15 parks near Leavenworth, IN that allow camping, notably Hoosier National Forest and Mammoth Cave National Park.