Best Camping near Mount Vernon, IN

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Whether you're a tent camper, an RVer, or just passing through, Mount Vernon, IN has a lot to offer. Camping, hiking, biking: however you want to spend your days near Mount Vernon, you'll find great campgrounds with The Dyrt. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Mount Vernon, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Mount Vernon, IN (42)

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

    1.

    Harmonie State Park Campground

    34 Reviews
    99 Photos
    76 Saves
    New Harmony, Indiana

    Harmonie State Park Campground, nestled near New Harmony, Indiana, is a gem for those looking to escape into nature. Open year-round, this campground offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations. The sites are spacious, with some offering electric hookups, though water hookups are not available directly at the sites.

    One of the standout features here is the abundance of amenities. You’ll find clean and functional bathhouses with showers, though the push-button showers might take a minute to heat up. There are multiple playgrounds for the kids, picnic tables for family meals, and a nature center that hosts various events, especially during the summer. The campground also has a market where you can purchase essentials like ice and firewood.

    For those who enjoy outdoor activities, Harmonie State Park has plenty to offer. There are numerous walking and biking trails, and the park provides access to the Wabash River, perfect for a bit of fishing or a peaceful riverside stroll. The nearby town of New Harmony is worth a visit for its unique history, quaint shops, coffee spots, and dining options.

    Visitors have noted the friendly staff and the overall cleanliness of the campground. However, be prepared for the local wildlife; raccoons and other critters are known to make appearances, so keep your food secured. Also, the bugs can be relentless, so pack your insect repellent.

    Overall, Harmonie State Park Campground is a fantastic spot for a family getaway or a quiet retreat into nature. Whether you’re here for a weekend or an extended stay, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained and relaxed.

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

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground

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    Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground

    52 Reviews
    208 Photos
    477 Saves
    Karbers Ridge, Illinois

    One of the most photographed locations in the state, Garden of the Gods' scenic beauty is extraordinary. In the recreation area you can hike, camp, nature watch or picnic.

    The Observation Trail features unique sandstone rock formations and panoramic views of the surrounding Garden of the God Wilderness. Interpretive signs explain the geological history. The 1/4-mile trail is made of natural sandstone and takes about an hour to walk. It contains short, steep grades and steps; benches are located along the trail and as a whole the trail is not tiring. Caution should be used due to the high cliffs in the area.

    Overnight parking allowed at Backpacker's Parking Lot only (Indian Point Trailhead). Pets are allowed only on a leash. Picnic areas and Observation Trail are open 6am-10pm. Use trash receptacles where available. Pack It In, Pack It Out while on trails. Camp only at designated sites in the campground. Disposable food and beverage containers are not permitted on the Observation Trail. Stay on the designated trail and leave the beauty of the rocks and plants for others to enjoy.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Pine Ridge

    3.

    Pine Ridge

    17 Reviews
    62 Photos
    77 Saves
    Karbers Ridge, Illinois

    Welcome to Pine Ridge Campground, nestled in the heart of Shawnee National Forest near Junction, IL. This spot is a gem for those looking to immerse themselves in nature while enjoying some basic comforts. Open from April 1 to December 15, Pine Ridge offers a mix of tent, RV, and glamping accommodations.

    The campground is known for its spacious and private rustic sites, perfect for those who appreciate a bit of solitude. If you need electric hookups, there's a loop with 50/30/20 amp options, though you'll need to bring your own water and sewer solutions as these aren't available on-site. Vault toilets are clean and well-maintained, but don't expect showers.

    One of the standout features here is the stargazing. With minimal light pollution, the night sky is a breathtaking sight. The campground also boasts a two-mile loop road that leads to a beach access point on a gorgeous lake, ideal for a leisurely walk with your dog or a peaceful afternoon by the water.

    Visitors have praised the campground for its proximity to hiking trails and natural attractions. The nearby Pounds Hollow Recreation Area offers a scenic lake perfect for kayaking and picnicking. For a bit of adventure, check out the Rim Rock Trail, which features historical sites and stunning rock formations.

    At just $10 a night, Pine Ridge is a budget-friendly option that doesn't skimp on natural beauty. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, you'll find plenty to love about this serene spot in Shawnee National Forest.

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

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Burdette Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Burdette Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Burdette Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Burdette Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Burdette Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Burdette Park

    4.

    Burdette Park

    7 Reviews
    24 Photos
    35 Saves
    Evansville, Indiana

    Camping at Burdette Park is an immersive experience. Escape the routines of ordinary life and reconnect with nature as you make lasting memories. Spend quality time outdoors, surrounded by the scenic rolling hills of Southwest Indiana’s countryside.

    Whether you camp in a tent or prefer the comfort of an RV, Burdette Park’s Campground can accommodate your needs. Plan your next adventure with us today!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Scales Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Scales Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Scales Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Scales Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Scales Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Scales Lake Park

    5.

    Scales Lake Park

    17 Reviews
    66 Photos
    59 Saves
    Boonville, Indiana

    Scales Lake Park, nestled near Boonville, Indiana, is a fantastic spot for a memorable camping experience. This place has it all: beautiful trails, a pristine lake, and top-notch shower facilities. Whether you're in a tent, RV, or cabin, you'll find accommodations to suit your needs.

    One of the standout features here is the petting zoo, which is a hit with campers of all ages. It's a unique touch that adds a lot of fun to your stay. The park also boasts a large lake perfect for fishing and swimming, and there's even a water slide for those hot summer days. If you're into hiking, the trails offer a great way to explore the natural beauty of the area.

    For those who like to stay connected, the park offers electric and sewer hookups, and there's a sanitary dump station available. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember, parking at the campsites is strictly regulated, but there's overflow parking available.

    While there's no on-site camp store, you're just a short drive away from local conveniences like a dollar store and the famous Tastee Freeze, where the ice cream is a must-try.

    Overall, Scales Lake Park is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors with a few extra comforts. Whether you're here for the petting zoo, the hiking trails, or just to relax by the lake, you're in for a treat.

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

    $17 - $140 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from John James Audubon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John James Audubon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John James Audubon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John James Audubon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John James Audubon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John James Audubon State Park Campground

    6.

    John James Audubon State Park Campground

    6 Reviews
    15 Photos
    36 Saves
    Henderson, Kentucky

    Campground closed for renovations for 2018/2019 season

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave-in-Rock State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave-in-Rock State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave-in-Rock State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave-in-Rock State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave-in-Rock State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Cave-in-Rock State Park

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    Cave-in-Rock State Park

    13 Reviews
    68 Photos
    121 Saves
    Cave-In-Rock, Illinois

    Welcome to Cave-in-Rock State Park, a fantastic spot nestled near the town of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. This campground is open year-round and offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the electric hookups available at many sites, making it a convenient choice for RV campers. 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 often rave about the peaceful atmosphere and the friendly campground host, Steve. The shower house is noted for being clean with hot water and good pressure, although the drainage could use a bit of work. If you're close to the bathhouse, be prepared for some noise from the generator, but it usually quiets down at night.

    The campground is a short walk from the famous Cave-in-Rock, a fascinating natural cave that’s perfect for a quick exploration. There's also a playground and picnic shelter for families to enjoy. If you're up for a bit of a drive, the nearby Garden of the Gods offers stunning rock formations and hiking trails.

    For those who enjoy a bit of local flavor, the on-site restaurant comes highly recommended. It's a great spot to grab a meal if you want a break from campfire cooking. And don't miss the chance to take the ferry across the river to Kentucky for a little extra adventure.

    In summary, Cave-in-Rock State Park offers a laid-back, relaxing camping experience with plenty of amenities and activities to keep you entertained. Whether you're here for a night or a week, you're sure to have a memorable stay.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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      Vanderburgh 4H Campground

      3 Reviews
      13 Saves
      Highland, Indiana
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • RVs
      Camper-submitted photo from Miles Landing Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Miles Landing Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Miles Landing Campground
      Camper-submitted photo from Miles Landing Campground

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      Miles Landing Campground

      5 Reviews
      4 Photos
      26 Saves
      Chandler, Indiana
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • RVs

      $2 - $40 / night

      Camper-submitted photo from Moffitt Rec Area
      Camper-submitted photo from Moffitt Rec Area

      10.

      Moffitt Rec Area

      4 Reviews
      2 Photos
      12 Saves
      Morganfield, Kentucky
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • RVs
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Which is the most popular campground near Mount Vernon, IN?

    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Mount Vernon, IN is Harmonie State Park Campground with a 4.3-star rating from 34 reviews.

    What parks are near Mount Vernon, IN?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 10 parks near Mount Vernon, IN that allow camping, notably Shawnee National Forest and Rend Lake.