Places to Camp near North Vernon, IN

Whether you're a tent camper, an RVer, or just passing through, North Vernon, IN has a lot to offer. There are tons of hikes and other fun activities to partake in. Experience some of the most stunning views that Indiana camping has to offer. Find the best campgrounds near North Vernon, IN. Read reviews from campers like you and find your perfect campsite.

Best Camping Sites Near North Vernon, IN (117)

    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
    Camper-submitted photo from Clifty Falls State Park Campground

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    Clifty Falls State Park Campground

    42 Reviews
    167 Photos
    227 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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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    Camper-submitted photo from Versailles State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Versailles State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Versailles State Park Campground
    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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    Versailles State Park Campground

    21 Reviews
    72 Photos
    69 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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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    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.

    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    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 Taylor Ridge Campground — Brown County State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor Ridge Campground — Brown County State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor Ridge Campground — Brown County State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor Ridge Campground — Brown County State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor Ridge Campground — Brown County State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Taylor Ridge Campground — Brown County State Park

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    Taylor Ridge Campground — Brown County State Park

    27 Reviews
    105 Photos
    3 Saves
    Nashville, Indiana

    Welcome to Taylor Ridge Campground, nestled in the heart of Brown County State Park, Indiana's crown jewel. This place is a camper's paradise, offering a mix of tent and RV sites, all set in a beautifully wooded area. The campground is known for its peaceful atmosphere and well-maintained facilities.

    One of the standout features here is the availability of electric hookups, making it a great spot for RV campers. You'll also find drinking water stations conveniently located throughout the campground. The bathhouses are clean and well-kept, with ample stalls and showers to keep you comfortable during your stay.

    Visitors rave about the variety of activities available. You can hike the numerous trails, some of which are perfect for mountain biking. If you're into horseback riding, there's a huge horseman's camp nearby that's always bustling. For those who enjoy a bit of fishing, the park boasts two lakes where you can cast a line. And if you're visiting in the summer, don't miss the swimming pool.

    The campground itself is divided into several loops, including Taylor Ridge, Buffalo Ridge, and Raccoon Ridge. Each offers a unique experience. Taylor Ridge is heavily wooded and offers a bit more privacy, while Buffalo Ridge is more open and grassy, making it ideal for families with kids who want to play. Raccoon Ridge is perfect for tent campers looking for a more rustic experience.

    One thing to note: the roads can be a bit tricky to navigate, so keep your map handy. But once you're settled in, you'll find the sites are spacious and quiet, perfect for a relaxing getaway. And if you need a break from nature, the charming town of Nashville is just a short drive away, offering quaint shops and restaurants.

    So pack your gear and head to Taylor Ridge Campground for a memorable outdoor adventure. Whether you're here for the hiking, the horseback riding, or just to soak in the natural beauty, you won't be disappointed.

    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Showers
    • Drinking Water
    • Toilets
    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
    191 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

    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Ridge Campground — Brown County State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Ridge Campground — Brown County State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Ridge Campground — Brown County State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Ridge Campground — Brown County State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Ridge Campground — Brown County State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Buffalo Ridge Campground — Brown County State Park

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    Buffalo Ridge Campground — Brown County State Park

    22 Reviews
    58 Photos
    1 Save
    Nashville, Indiana

    Welcome to Buffalo Ridge Campground in Brown County State Park, Indiana's largest and arguably most stunning state park. This campground is a gem for those who love the great outdoors and want to immerse themselves in nature.

    Buffalo Ridge offers a mix of tent and RV accommodations, making it a versatile spot for all types of campers. The campground is known for its peaceful wooded surroundings, providing a serene backdrop for your stay. The sites vary in size and levelness, so it's a good idea to check the specifics of your site before setting up camp.

    One of the standout features here is the abundance of hiking trails. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or just looking for a leisurely walk, you'll find trails that wind through ridgelines and ravines, offering breathtaking views of the rolling hills of southern Indiana. Horseback riding is also a popular activity, with trails that cater to equestrians.

    The campground is equipped with essential amenities like drinking water, electric hookups, showers, and clean toilets. However, keep in mind that there are no sanitary dump stations or propane fill services available on-site. Generators are also not allowed, so plan accordingly.

    Visitors have praised the park's well-maintained bathhouses and the convenience of water fill stations scattered throughout the area. The nearby town of Nashville is a charming spot to explore, offering additional activities and dining options.

    Overall, Buffalo Ridge Campground provides a fantastic base for exploring Brown County State Park. Whether you're here for the hiking, the horseback riding, or just to relax in a beautiful natural setting, you're in for a memorable experience.

    • Electric Hookups
    • RVs
    • Tents
    • Showers
    • Drinking Water
    • Toilets
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    CERA Sports Corporation

    7 Reviews
    5 Photos
    61 Saves
    Columbus, Indiana

    308 Campsites with full service or water and electric options.

    No RV? No problem.

    CERA offers 3 RV rentals as well as 6 cabins!

    With 308 campsites, CERA offers plenty of RV spots. 234 sites are deluxe sites with sewer hookups. See our campground map on which sites will suit your stay!

    There are three shower houses available and a centrally located dump station.

    Dump station usage is free when camping at CERA or $15 with no overnight stay. CAMPING RULES CERA PASS HOLDERS AND GOOD SAM CAMPING CLUB MEMBERS WILL NEED TO CALL AND MAKE A RESERVATION TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT

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

    $59 - $127 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Hidden Paradise Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hidden Paradise Campground
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    Camper-submitted photo from Hidden Paradise Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Hidden Paradise Campground

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    Hidden Paradise Campground

    15 Reviews
    22 Photos
    93 Saves
    Waldron, Indiana

    Welcome to Hidden Paradise Campground, a gem tucked away near St. Paul, Indiana. This place is perfect for families and groups looking to enjoy some quality time outdoors. The campground offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, cabins, and even glamping options.

    One of the standout features here is the full hookup sites, which make setting up your RV a breeze. The campground is big-rig friendly, so even those with larger RVs will find it easy to maneuver and set up. If you're into water activities, you'll love the quarry with its inflatables, perfect for a fun day of swimming and playing.

    For those who prefer a more relaxed experience, the sites along the river offer a serene setting with opportunities for fishing and floating. The campground is well-maintained, with clean showers and toilets, and there's even a market on-site for any essentials you might need. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

    Hidden Paradise is about 40 miles from Greenwood, making it a convenient getaway from the city. The campground is nestled away from public roads, providing a peaceful environment with minimal road noise. While the weekends can get busy, weekdays are generally quieter, offering a more private experience.

    Whether you're here for a quick overnight stay or a longer vacation, Hidden Paradise Campground has something for everyone. Just remember to bring a flashlight if you arrive after dark—the site numbers can be a bit tricky to spot! Enjoy your stay and make the most of this hidden gem.

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

    4 Reviews
    10 Photos
    32 Saves
    North Vernon, Indiana
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    • Electric Hookups
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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near North Vernon, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, North Vernon, IN offers a wide range of camping options, with 117 campgrounds and RV parks near North Vernon, IN and 11 free dispersed camping spots.

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

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

Where can I find free dispersed camping near North Vernon, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 11 free dispersed camping spots near North Vernon, IN.

What parks are near North Vernon, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 9 parks near North Vernon, IN that allow camping, notably Hoosier National Forest and Arkansas River - Pool 5.