Best Camping near Loogootee, IN

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Best Camping Sites Near Loogootee, IN (112)

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    Camper-submitted photo from Patoka Lake Campground
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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 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

    2.

    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 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
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    3.

    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 Hardin Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Hardin Ridge
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    Camper-submitted photo from Hardin Ridge
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    4.

    Hardin Ridge

    25 Reviews
    61 Photos
    208 Saves
    Heltonville, Indiana

    Overview

    Hardin Ridge is a 1,200-acre recreational complex located on the shores of Monroe Reservoir in Hooiser National Forest. The complex includes six shady campground loops, two picnic areas with shelters, and two rental cabins. The area offers something for everyone, with activities like camping, picnicking, boat launching, swimming, nature walks, and interpretive programs offered in a forested environment.

    Recreation

    A 300-foot swimming beach on Lake Monroe offers a place for children to play and swimmers to sunbathe and enjoy the water. The beach offers a combination of sand and sun, with a shady grass-covered hillside above. There are no lifeguards on duty. No glass containers or pets are allowed in the beach area. The Hardin Ridge Trail is a 2-mile hiking and bicycle trail that runs from the day use area to the various campground loops. This trail roughly follows the main campground road and provides a safe surface for families to hike or bike, as well as a scenic overlook. Fishing is allowed anywhere along the lakeshore within the recreational complex, but several quiet inlets provide secluded fishing holes along the lake's banks. Popular catches include blue gill, striped bass, large mouth bass and crappie. On the Ted T. Turtle interpretive trail, visitors can travel 1.2 miles through a scenic hardwood forest, along a small creek and down to Lake Monroe and back. On the trail, visitors have the opportunity to learn about the history, geology, and wildlife common to southern Indiana. For visitors interested in boating, the lake has a 3-lane launch ramp that is open year-round. A 75 vehicle/trailer parking area is also available as well as a fully accessible loading dock provided at the boat ramp.

    Facilities

    A 300-foot swimming beach on Lake Monroe offers a place for children to play and swimmers to sunbathe and enjoy the water. The beach offers a combination of sand and sun, with a shady grass-covered hillside above. There are no lifeguards on duty. No glass containers or pets are allowed in the beach area. The Hardin Ridge Trail is a 2-mile hiking and bicycle trail that runs from the day use area to the various campground loops. This trail roughly follows the main campground road and provides a safe surface for families to hike or bike, as well as a scenic overlook. Fishing is allowed anywhere along the lakeshore within the recreational complex, but several quiet inlets provide secluded fishing holes along the lake's banks. Popular catches include blue gill, striped bass, large mouth bass and crappie. On the Ted T. Turtle interpretive trail, visitors can travel 1.2 miles through a scenic hardwood forest, along a small creek and down to Lake Monroe and back. On the trail, visitors have the opportunity to learn about the history, geology, and wildlife common to southern Indiana. For visitors interested in boating, the lake has a 3-lane launch ramp that is open year-round. A 75 vehicle/trailer parking area is also available as well as a fully accessible loading dock provided at the boat ramp.

    Natural Features

    Monroe Reservoir spans 10,750-acres and is the largest lake in Indiana. There is an overlook on Hardin Ridge Road that is spectacular in any season and gives visitors a high vantage point of the lake, colorful marinas across the water and a vast expanse of forest. The entire area is forested with hardwoods and is well-shaded to give visitors the feel of being in the deep woods. In spring, the dogwoods and redbuds bring bright color to the forest and in fall, the foliage offers colors in vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red.

    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

    $50 - $55 / 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
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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.

    Paynetown Campground

    29 Reviews
    99 Photos
    180 Saves
    Clear Creek, Indiana

    Located 6 miles south of Bloomington and the IU campus, Monroe Lake is the largest in Indiana. Paynetown Campground is a recreation area that is part of Monroe Lake. Activities at Monroe include fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, picnicking, water recreation, bird/eagle viewing, and many others.

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

    $16 - $30 / night

    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
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    7.

    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

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    8.

    Blackwell Horsecamp

    20 Reviews
    25 Photos
    146 Saves
    Heltonville, Indiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • Dispersed
    • Trash
    Camper-submitted photo from Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve

    9.

    Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve

    21 Reviews
    52 Photos
    93 Saves
    Jasonville, Indiana

    Shakamak State Park, near Jasonville, Indiana, is a gem for campers looking for a mix of relaxation and outdoor activities. This place has it all: shaded, flat campsites that make setting up a breeze, and plenty of space for both tents and RVs. Whether you're into hiking, biking, fishing, or just lounging by the lake, there's something here for everyone.

    The park boasts three large lakes perfect for fishing, kayaking, or paddle boating. The trails are well-maintained and cater to all skill levels, with Trail 3 being a favorite among visitors. If you're into bird watching, you'll find plenty of opportunities to spot local wildlife.

    One of the standout features is the clean and modern shower house, which even has a new one recently built. Wi-Fi is available, though it might be a bit spotty depending on your carrier. Verizon users, for instance, might find the connection limited but still manageable for basic tasks like checking emails.

    The campground is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. There are also electric hookups, drinking water, and sanitary dump stations available, making it convenient for longer stays. If you need supplies, there's a market on-site, and firewood is available for those cozy campfire nights.

    The staff here are friendly and helpful, always ready to assist with any questions or needs you might have. The park is open all year round, so whether you're planning a summer getaway or a quiet winter retreat, Shakamak State Park is a fantastic choice.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    10.

    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
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Loogootee, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, Loogootee, IN offers a wide range of camping options, with 112 campgrounds and RV parks near Loogootee, IN and 9 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Loogootee, IN?

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

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

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 9 free dispersed camping spots near Loogootee, IN.

What parks are near Loogootee, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 8 parks near Loogootee, IN that allow camping, notably Hoosier National Forest and Mammoth Cave National Park.