Top Equestrian Camping near Plainfield, IN

Horse camping is the perfect way to enjoy Plainfield. If you're an equestrian lover who prefers nature-based adventure, yet still wants comfort, this is the perfect opportunity for you. Equestrian camping is an adventurous and unique way to experience the city. Find Indiana equestrian campgrounds with ease on The Dyrt.

Best Equestrian Camping Sites Near Plainfield, IN (10)

    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Run State Park Campground — Turkey Run State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Run State Park Campground — Turkey Run State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Run State Park Campground — Turkey Run State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Run State Park Campground — Turkey Run State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Run State Park Campground — Turkey Run State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Turkey Run State Park Campground — Turkey Run State Park

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    Turkey Run State Park Campground — Turkey Run State Park

    66 Reviews
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    359 Saves
    Marshall, Indiana

    As Indiana’s second state park, Turkey Run Campground was established in 1916. The story behind its name suggests that local hunters would find herds of wild turkeys gathering in the area’s narrow canyon bottoms—called “runs”—and funnel them out for easy harvesting. The area’s natural history goes back a little father—upwards of 600 million years. It was around this time that the sandstone and coal deposits seen in the park were being formed and compacted in a vast, swampy plain. Fast-forward several million years, and Ice Age meltwaters cut and scoured the creeks, canyons, and potholes seen today. Some of the glacial erratics (boulders) seen in the park are actually pieces of bedrock that were transported from as far north as Canada. Visitors to Turkey Run can explore these unique canyons, enjoy the park’s natural scenery, fish and paddle in Sugar Creek, and see several historic sites.

    Located 10 miles north of Rockville, and 70 miles west of Indianapolis, Turkey Run State Park is year-round nature and recreation area covering nearly 2,400 acres along Sugar Creek. The campground at Turkey Run features more than 200 tent and RV sites with electrical hookups, picnic tables and fire pits with cooking grills; some sites are ADA accessible. Most sites are back-in and can accommodate vehicles/trailers up to 45 feet; a few pull-throughs can accommodate larger. All sites have access to drinking water, flush and vault restrooms, and showers; two dump stations are available onsite. There are also two primitive tent camping areas for youth groups, several cabins for rent, and the historic Turkey Run Inn, which offers 61 lodge rooms, a dining room, and meeting spaces. Dogs are permitted in the park, but must remain leashed. Campsites raters are $23–$33/night; other accommodations range from $67–$110/night; reservations accepted.

    Besides exploring Turkey Run’s canyon runs, the park offers a variety of hiking trails, picnic areas, and sports courts. The park’s nature center showcases a variety of exhibits and interactive activities to educate visitors about the park’s geology, flora and fauna. Park naturalists offer guided hikes and nature walks, animal talks and campfire programs. Swimming is not permitted in Sugar Creek, but anglers can fish for bass and bluegill, and paddlers can head out in canoes and kayaks. Swimmers are invited to enjoy the park’s Olympic-sized swimming pool for cooling off during the warmer months. The park also offers hayrides and guided horseback rides. For a blast from the past, visitors can also tour the historic Lusk Home. Built in 1841, this restored European home displays a lifestyle from a bygone era. Watch out for the resident raccoons.

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    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    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

    14 Reviews
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    145 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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    Camper-submitted photo from Johnson County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Johnson County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Johnson County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Johnson County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Johnson County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Johnson County Park

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    Johnson County Park

    8 Reviews
    32 Photos
    24 Saves
    Nineveh, Indiana
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    • Reservable
    • RVs
    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 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
    118 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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      Lieber State Recreation Area Cagles Mill Lake

      1 Review
      3 Saves
      Cloverdale, Indiana
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      • Reservable
      • ADA Access
      Camper-submitted photo from Horsemen's Campground — Brown County State Park
      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
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        Pine Lake Fishing & Camping Resort

        2 Reviews
        5 Saves
        Pendleton, Indiana
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        • Standard (Tent/RV)
        • Tent Cabin
        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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