Best Camping near Scottsburg, IN

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Best Camping Sites Near Scottsburg, IN (115)

    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

    43 Reviews
    167 Photos
    230 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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    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
    192 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!

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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $7 - $30 / night

    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
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    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $25 - $40 / night

    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.

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    • Standard (Tent/RV)
    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

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    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.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Scottsburg/Raintree Lake KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Scottsburg/Raintree Lake KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Scottsburg/Raintree Lake KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Scottsburg/Raintree Lake KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Scottsburg/Raintree Lake KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Scottsburg/Raintree Lake KOA

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    Scottsburg/Raintree Lake KOA

    8 Reviews
    65 Photos
    6 Saves
    Scottsburg, Indiana

    Raintree Lake was established in 1962

    WAYS TO STAY RV Sites – Tent Sites – Deluxe & Rustic Cabins – Groups.

    AMENITIES 50 Max Amp – 80′ Max Length – New Salt-water Pool (Opened Summer 2022) – Camp Store – Propane – Fishing – Firewood – Dog Park – Large Venue Pavilion – Dump Station – Laundry Room – Free High-Speed Fiber WIFI.

    UNIQUE AMENITIES Basketball Hoop – Corn Hole Court – Playgrounds – Outdoor Bowling – Kayak & Canoe Rentals – Horseshoe Pits – Sand Volleyball Pit – Outdoor Chess & Checkers – Pedal Cart Rentals – Picnic Areas – Gaga Ball Court – Crafts – Wifi For Streaming.

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    $45 - $125 / night

    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
    Camper-submitted photo from Spring Mill State Park Campground

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    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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    $20 - $45 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Delaney Creek Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Delaney Creek Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Delaney Creek Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Delaney Creek Park

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    Delaney Creek Park

    7 Reviews
    25 Photos
    19 Saves
    Vallonia, Indiana
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    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

    28 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.

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    Camper-submitted photo from Hardin Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Hardin Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Hardin Ridge
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    Camper-submitted photo from Hardin Ridge
    Camper-submitted photo from Hardin Ridge

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    Hardin Ridge

    25 Reviews
    61 Photos
    208 Saves
    Heltonville, Indiana

    Overview

    Hardin Ridge is a 1,200-acre recreational complex located on the shores of Monroe Reservoir in Hooiser National Forest. The complex includes six shady campground loops, two picnic areas with shelters, and two rental cabins. The area offers something for everyone, with activities like camping, picnicking, boat launching, swimming, nature walks, and interpretive programs offered in a forested environment.

    Recreation

    A 300-foot swimming beach on Lake Monroe offers a place for children to play and swimmers to sunbathe and enjoy the water. The beach offers a combination of sand and sun, with a shady grass-covered hillside above. There are no lifeguards on duty. No glass containers or pets are allowed in the beach area. The Hardin Ridge Trail is a 2-mile hiking and bicycle trail that runs from the day use area to the various campground loops. This trail roughly follows the main campground road and provides a safe surface for families to hike or bike, as well as a scenic overlook. Fishing is allowed anywhere along the lakeshore within the recreational complex, but several quiet inlets provide secluded fishing holes along the lake's banks. Popular catches include blue gill, striped bass, large mouth bass and crappie. On the Ted T. Turtle interpretive trail, visitors can travel 1.2 miles through a scenic hardwood forest, along a small creek and down to Lake Monroe and back. On the trail, visitors have the opportunity to learn about the history, geology, and wildlife common to southern Indiana. For visitors interested in boating, the lake has a 3-lane launch ramp that is open year-round. A 75 vehicle/trailer parking area is also available as well as a fully accessible loading dock provided at the boat ramp.

    Facilities

    A 300-foot swimming beach on Lake Monroe offers a place for children to play and swimmers to sunbathe and enjoy the water. The beach offers a combination of sand and sun, with a shady grass-covered hillside above. There are no lifeguards on duty. No glass containers or pets are allowed in the beach area. The Hardin Ridge Trail is a 2-mile hiking and bicycle trail that runs from the day use area to the various campground loops. This trail roughly follows the main campground road and provides a safe surface for families to hike or bike, as well as a scenic overlook. Fishing is allowed anywhere along the lakeshore within the recreational complex, but several quiet inlets provide secluded fishing holes along the lake's banks. Popular catches include blue gill, striped bass, large mouth bass and crappie. On the Ted T. Turtle interpretive trail, visitors can travel 1.2 miles through a scenic hardwood forest, along a small creek and down to Lake Monroe and back. On the trail, visitors have the opportunity to learn about the history, geology, and wildlife common to southern Indiana. For visitors interested in boating, the lake has a 3-lane launch ramp that is open year-round. A 75 vehicle/trailer parking area is also available as well as a fully accessible loading dock provided at the boat ramp.

    Natural Features

    Monroe Reservoir spans 10,750-acres and is the largest lake in Indiana. There is an overlook on Hardin Ridge Road that is spectacular in any season and gives visitors a high vantage point of the lake, colorful marinas across the water and a vast expanse of forest. The entire area is forested with hardwoods and is well-shaded to give visitors the feel of being in the deep woods. In spring, the dogwoods and redbuds bring bright color to the forest and in fall, the foliage offers colors in vibrant hues of yellow, orange and red.

    Nearby Attractions

    Special Places on the Hoosier National Forest Brooks Cabin____ Buffalo Trace____ Carnes Mill Site____ Clover Lick Barrens____ Hickory Ridge Lookout Tower____ Initial Point____ Lick Creek African American Settlement____ The Jacob Rickenbaugh Homestead____ Wesley Chapel Gulf__

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    $50 - $55 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Scottsburg, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, Scottsburg, IN offers a wide range of camping options, with 115 campgrounds and RV parks near Scottsburg, IN and 11 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Scottsburg, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Scottsburg, IN is Clifty Falls State Park Campground with a 4.1-star rating from 43 reviews.

Where can I find free dispersed camping near Scottsburg, IN?

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

What parks are near Scottsburg, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 12 parks near Scottsburg, IN that allow camping, notably Hoosier National Forest and Mammoth Cave National Park.