Top Tent Camping near North Vernon, IN

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Best Tent Sites Near North Vernon, IN (20)

    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

    1.

    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 Paynetown Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paynetown Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paynetown Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paynetown Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paynetown Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Paynetown Campground

    2.

    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 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 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

    4.

    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.

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

    5.

    Charles C. Deam Wilderness

    8 Reviews
    27 Photos
    123 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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Tents
    • Group
    • Equestrian
    Camper-submitted photo from Ransburg Scout Reservation
    Camper-submitted photo from Ransburg Scout Reservation
    Camper-submitted photo from Ransburg Scout Reservation
    Camper-submitted photo from Ransburg Scout Reservation
    Camper-submitted photo from Ransburg Scout Reservation
    Camper-submitted photo from Ransburg Scout Reservation

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    Ransburg Scout Reservation

    4 Reviews
    13 Photos
    8 Saves
    Harrodsburg, Indiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Ridge Morgan-Monroe State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Ridge Morgan-Monroe State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Ridge Morgan-Monroe State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Ridge Morgan-Monroe State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Ridge Morgan-Monroe State Forest
    Camper-submitted photo from Oak Ridge Morgan-Monroe State Forest

    7.

    Oak Ridge Morgan-Monroe State Forest

    7 Reviews
    29 Photos
    71 Saves
    Martinsville, Indiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • Tents
    • Standard (Tent/RV)

    $25 - $55 / night

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      8.

      Hickory Ridge

      1 Review
      13 Saves
      Norman, Indiana
      • ADA Access
      • Tents
      • Group
      • Dispersed
      • Alcohol
      Camper-submitted photo from Morgan’s Outdoor Adventures
      Camper-submitted photo from Morgan’s Outdoor Adventures
      Camper-submitted photo from Morgan’s Outdoor Adventures
      Camper-submitted photo from Morgan’s Outdoor Adventures
      Camper-submitted photo from Morgan’s Outdoor Adventures
      Camper-submitted photo from Morgan’s Outdoor Adventures

      9.

      Morgan’s Outdoor Adventures

      1 Review
      14 Photos
      7 Saves
      Brookville, Indiana

      A Natural Camping Adventure: Our campsites come in a variety of sizes and shapes determined by Mother Nature. Each one is unique in its own way. River sites and group campsites are available. Reservations are required to be made online. Our group sites can hold as many as 10-15 tents. Small campers and pop-ups are welcome, however we do not offer water or electric at our sites and generators are not permitted.

      Brookville Camping and Cabins: Perfect for your next cook-out, family get-away, scout group outing, company picnic, church retreat and family reunions or just a well-deserved escape for you and someone special.

      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • Tents
      • Group
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        Pine Loop

        1 Review
        19 Saves
        Harrodsburg, Indiana

        This campground loop is a shady campground with 40 tent and trailer sites. About half of the sites are electric. This area includes a playground for children. There are eight walk-in sites on this campground loop. ACTIVITIES Camping: This is one of six shady campground loops in the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area. It includes 39 sites, about 3/4 of which are electric. Pine Loop is generally open in the summer months but is closed in winter months, though other loops will be open. 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 31 sites appropriate for RVs, about 3/4 of which are electric. Pine Loop is generally open in the summer months but is closed in winter months, though other loops 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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