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Best Equestrian Sites Near Mitchell, IN (14)

    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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    1.

    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.

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

    $20 - $45 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Youngs Creek Horse Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Youngs Creek Horse Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Youngs Creek Horse Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Youngs Creek Horse Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Youngs Creek Horse Camp
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    Youngs Creek Horse Camp

    7 Reviews
    7 Photos
    27 Saves
    Paoli, Indiana

    Overview

    A primitive campground with vault toilets, hitching racks, and a picnic shelter is available. Around 12 and half miles of trails are available for hiking, mountain biking and horse riding.

    Recreation

    The Youngs Creek Campground provides access to the 12.7-mile Youngs Creek multiple use trail for horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking.____

    Facilities

    The Youngs Creek Campground provides access to the 12.7-mile Youngs Creek multiple use trail for horseback riding, mountain biking, and hiking.____

    Natural Features

    Shady trails, scenic hardwood forests and a variety of terrain

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    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    Camper-submitted photo from Charles C. Deam Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Charles C. Deam Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Charles C. Deam Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Charles C. Deam Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Charles C. Deam Wilderness
    Camper-submitted photo from Charles C. Deam Wilderness

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    Charles C. Deam Wilderness

    8 Reviews
    27 Photos
    122 Saves
    Heltonville, Indiana

    The Charles C. Deam Wilderness offers 36 miles of trails for hiking, backpacking, and horse riding through scenic hardwood forest and varied terrain with views of nearby Monroe Lake. The area was designated a wilderness in 1982 and encompasses nearly 12,953 acres of the Hoosier National Forest. Wilderness designation places this area in a special legal status (subject to the 1964 Wilderness Act). It is managed to preserve a natural condition and provide opportunities for solitude. Since its designation as a wilderness, visitor use in the area increased to a point that significant damage was occurring. Special restrictions are in place to protect the wilderness character. Visitors to this special place are asked to follow these restrictions to lessen your impact and share responsibility in preserving this unique natural resource.

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    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
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    • Equestrian
    Camper-submitted photo from Berry Ridge Road - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Berry Ridge Road - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Berry Ridge Road - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Berry Ridge Road - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Berry Ridge Road - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Berry Ridge Road - Dispersed Camping
    Camper-submitted photo from Yellowwood State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Yellowwood State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Yellowwood State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Yellowwood State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Yellowwood State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Yellowwood State Forest

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    Yellowwood State Forest

    15 Reviews
    86 Photos
    148 Saves
    Unionville, Indiana

    Yellowwood State Forest is a gem tucked away in the rolling hills of southern Indiana, just a short drive from the artist haven of Nashville. This place is perfect for those who love a mix of primitive camping and outdoor activities. With 79 campsites spread across four areas—Red Pine, White-Oak Hickory, Redbud, and Black Gum—there's plenty of space to find your own little slice of nature.

    The campsites are basic but well-maintained, featuring picnic tables and fire rings. Vault toilets are available, and there are several potable water stations scattered throughout. If you're into fishing, you'll love the short trails from many campsites leading right to the lake's edge. Night fishing by a cozy campfire? Yes, please.

    For those who enjoy a bit of adventure, the forest offers five hiking trails ranging from easy to rugged. You can also rent john boats and kayaks on the weekends, making it easy to explore Yellowwood Lake. Just a heads-up, the camp store and forest office are closed during the week, so plan accordingly.

    Pets are welcome, and the area is big rig friendly, though some visitors have noted that maneuvering larger trailers can be a bit tight. The campground operates on a first-come, first-served basis and is cash-only, so come prepared.

    Whether you're here for the hiking, fishing, or just to escape the hustle and bustle, Yellowwood State Forest offers a peaceful and secluded retreat. The beautiful scenery, from the lush woodlands to the serene lake, makes it a fantastic spot to unwind and reconnect with nature.

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    • ADA Access
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    Camper-submitted photo from Shirley Creek Horsecamp

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    Shirley Creek Horsecamp

    3 Reviews
    1 Photo
    8 Saves
    West Baden Springs, Indiana

    Shirley Creek Horsecamp is a primitive campground with pit toilets, hitching racks, and water for livestock. The campground is designed for horse camping, however, any National Forest visitor is welcome to camp. There is no use fee at this site. Day use parking is also available free at the campground. Click here to download a flier with information on the trail and some facts about the horsecamp.

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    • Tents
    • Equestrian
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    • Picnic Table
    • Toilets
    Camper-submitted photo from Ransburg Scout Reservation
    Camper-submitted photo from Ransburg Scout Reservation
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    Camper-submitted photo from Ransburg Scout Reservation
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    Ransburg Scout Reservation

    4 Reviews
    13 Photos
    8 Saves
    Harrodsburg, Indiana
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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from O'Bannon Woods State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from O'Bannon Woods State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from O'Bannon Woods State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from O'Bannon Woods State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from O'Bannon Woods State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from O'Bannon Woods State Park Campground

    8.

    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
    Camper-submitted photo from Hickory Ridge Horse Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Hickory Ridge Horse Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Hickory Ridge Horse Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Hickory Ridge Horse Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Hickory Ridge Horse Camp
    Camper-submitted photo from Hickory Ridge Horse Camp

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    Hickory Ridge Horse Camp

    1 Review
    9 Photos
    59 Saves
    Norman, Indiana

    The Hickory Ridge Horsecamp is designed for horse camping, however, any National Forest visitor is welcome to camp at no cost. It is a primitive campground but accessible vault toilets, hitching racks, and water for livestock is provided. Day use parking is also provided. Click here for a flier with a map and information.

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    • Fires
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    Camper-submitted photo from Hoosier National Forest Southern Point Loop Campground

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    Hoosier National Forest Southern Point Loop Campground

    1 Review
    1 Photo
    30 Saves
    Harrodsburg, Indiana

    This campground loop is a shady campground with 60 tent and trailer sites. This is the most remote and wooded of the loops at Hardin Ridge. Several of the sites are set back from the campground road and 14 of the tent sites are walk-in. None of the sites on Southern Point have electricity. ACTIVITIES Camping: This is one of six shady campground loops in the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area. It includes 60 sites, none of which are electric. Southern Point is generally open year-round. A maximum of 2 vehicles and 8 people are allowed per site. Recreational Vehicles: This is one of six shady campground loops in the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area. It includes 46 sites appropriate for RVs, none of which are electric. Southern Point is generally open year-round but if closed in winter months, another loop will be open. A maximum of 2 vehicles and 8 people are allowed per site. Wildlife Viewing: Each of the six shady campground loops in the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area provide ample opportunities to see wildlife. While staying in the campground you share the birds and animal's home and are likely to see them come right up to your campsite.

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    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
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Which is the most popular equestrian campsite near Mitchell, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular equestrian campground near Mitchell, IN is Spring Mill State Park Campground with a 4.4-star rating from 22 reviews.

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