Best Camping near Madison, IN

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Best Camping Sites Near Madison, IN (81)

    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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    1.

    Clifty Falls State Park Campground

    42 Reviews
    167 Photos
    230 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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    • Reservable
    • RVs
    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
    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!

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

    $7 - $30 / 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 Big Bone Lick State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Big Bone Lick State Park Campground
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    Big Bone Lick State Park Campground

    44 Reviews
    141 Photos
    175 Saves
    Patriot, Indiana

    Welcome to Big Bone Lick State Park Campground! This place is a gem for anyone looking to unwind and soak up some history. The campground is nestled in a historic area near Union, KY, and offers a peaceful retreat from the hustle and bustle.

    The campground itself is well-maintained, with spacious sites that cater to both tent and RV campers. You’ll find electric and water hookups at most sites, and there’s a sanitary dump station available too. Just a heads-up, some sites might need a bit of extra leveling, so bring your levelers if you have them. The bathhouses are clean, and the showers are top-notch—think Niagara Falls-level water pressure.

    One of the standout features here is the pool. It’s small but clean and perfect for cooling off on a hot day. There’s also a laundry facility on-site, which is super convenient if you’re planning an extended stay. And if you’re traveling with pets, you’ll be happy to know that they’re welcome here.

    The park is rich in history and natural beauty. You can explore the on-site museum to learn about the Pleistocene era and even see a bison herd up close. There are plenty of hiking trails that offer a good mix of challenge and scenery, making it a great spot for a bit of adventure.

    Nearby, you’ll find quaint little communities with unique shops and eateries, perfect for a day trip. And don’t forget to secure your food at night—raccoons are known to make an appearance!

    So, whether you’re here for a quick overnight stay or a longer getaway, Big Bone Lick State Park Campground has something to offer. Enjoy your stay!

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

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    Versailles State Park Campground

    21 Reviews
    72 Photos
    70 Saves
    Versailles, Indiana

    Welcome to Versailles State Park Campground! This spot is a favorite among campers for its clean facilities and beautiful surroundings. The campground is open all year and offers a range of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, and cabins.

    One of the standout features here is the availability of electric and water hookups, making it a great choice for those with RVs. The campground is also big-rig friendly, so you won't have to worry about maneuvering larger vehicles. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along for the adventure.

    Visitors have praised the clean bathrooms and showers, although you might encounter a few spider webs—nothing a quick sweep can't handle. The park itself is a haven for hiking enthusiasts, with several well-marked trails that offer easy to moderate hikes. If you're into water activities, the lake is perfect for kayaking or canoeing, and you can even rent rowboats for a day of fun on the water.

    The campground is near Versailles, Indiana, making it convenient for a quick grocery run if needed. There's also a market on-site for basic supplies. Firewood is available, and campfires are allowed, so you can enjoy a cozy evening under the stars.

    Some campers have mentioned that certain sites can be a bit sloped, so it's a good idea to check the site descriptions before booking. But overall, the campground offers mostly level spots with plenty of shade, making it a comfortable place to set up camp.

    Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or a longer stay, Versailles State Park Campground provides a relaxing and enjoyable experience for all.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from General Butler State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from General Butler State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from General Butler State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from General Butler State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from General Butler State Resort Park
    Camper-submitted photo from General Butler State Resort Park

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    General Butler State Resort Park

    11 Reviews
    17 Photos
    42 Saves
    Carrollton, Kentucky

    General Butler State Resort Park, nestled near Carrollton, KY, is a gem for campers looking for a mix of nature and convenience. This campground offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options. It's open year-round, so you can enjoy the beauty of the park in any season.

    One of the standout features here is the abundance of amenities. You'll find electric and water hookups, showers, and clean restrooms. The park also has a sanitary dump and sewer hookups for RVs. Pets are welcome, and there are plenty of grassy areas for them to roam. If you're into outdoor cooking, you'll appreciate the picnic tables and the fact that fires are allowed. Just remember, no alcohol is permitted on the premises.

    The park itself is a haven for activities. There's a scenic overlook that offers great views, though some shorter folks might find the trees a bit obstructive. The Butler Lake Trail is a popular hike, especially in the fall when the trees are at their peak color. For those with kids, there are two playgrounds and a pool available for campers. You can also rent canoes and paddle boats, or try your hand at mini-golf.

    Visitors have noted that while some sites are a bit narrow and close together, the overall atmosphere is quiet and relaxing. The campground is well-lit and has a beautiful, though somewhat challenging, trail around the lake. It's also conveniently close to town, so if you forget something, a quick trip will sort you out.

    In short, General Butler State Resort Park offers a solid camping experience with plenty to do and see, making it a great spot for a weekend getaway or a longer stay.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Madison City Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Madison City Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Madison City Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Madison City Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Madison City Park
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    Madison City Park

    6 Reviews
    9 Photos
    13 Saves
    Madison, Indiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $30 - $40 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Follow The River RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Follow The River RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Follow The River RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Follow The River RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Follow The River RV Resort
    Camper-submitted photo from Follow The River RV Resort

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    Follow The River RV Resort

    11 Reviews
    47 Photos
    20 Saves
    Warsaw, Kentucky

    Welcome to Follow The River RV Resort, nestled near Florence, Indiana. This place is a gem for anyone looking to unwind and enjoy some quality time outdoors. The campground is open all year round, making it a great spot no matter the season.

    One of the standout features here is the spaciousness. Visitors have mentioned that the sites are roomy, with plenty of space between campers. You’ll find concrete pads, picnic tables, and fire pits at most sites, making it easy to set up and relax. The campground is also big rig friendly, so no worries if you’re rolling in with a large RV.

    Families will love the amenities. There’s a nice-sized pool, a playground for the kids, and even a dog park for your furry friends. If you’re into fishing, there’s a pond on-site where you can cast a line. And for those who like a bit of convenience, there’s a market available for any essentials you might need.

    The campground is well-maintained and clean, with showers, toilets, and a sanitary dump station. You can also find electric and water hookups, making your stay comfortable. Some visitors have mentioned the cozy sound of a distant train, adding a bit of charm to the quiet evenings.

    For those looking to explore, the Ohio River is just across the street, and Madison is about a 30-minute drive away. Whether you’re here for a quick getaway or an extended stay, Follow The River RV Resort offers a relaxing and enjoyable camping experience.

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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs
    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 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
    68 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
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Madison, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, Madison, IN offers a wide range of camping options, with 81 campgrounds and RV parks near Madison, IN and 6 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Madison, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Madison, IN is Clifty Falls State Park Campground with a 4.1-star rating from 42 reviews.

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

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 6 free dispersed camping spots near Madison, IN.

What parks are near Madison, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 14 parks near Madison, IN that allow camping, notably Hoosier National Forest and Arkansas River - Pool 5.