Best Camping near Shelbyville, IN

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Best Camping Sites Near Shelbyville, IN (107)

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

    1.

    Hidden Paradise Campground

    15 Reviews
    22 Photos
    96 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.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Indianapolis KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Indianapolis KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Indianapolis KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Indianapolis KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Indianapolis KOA
    Camper-submitted photo from Indianapolis KOA

    2.

    Indianapolis KOA

    20 Reviews
    48 Photos
    58 Saves
    Lawrence, Indiana

    Camp in an air-conditioned Cabin or Deluxe Cabin - or stay at one of the sites for tents and all types of RVs - including the Patio RV Sites! Take a leisurely stroll along a meandering creek and enjoy a towering canopy of oak, maple and sycamore trees. Horses await your arrival at the corral. Professionals will enjoy Wi-Fi and the convenience to downtown. Youngsters can spend hours on the playground, and the whole family will love the pool. Even the family dog may run free in the campground's new Bark Park! The Indianapolis KOA is the place to be on weekends for the Indy 500, Brickyard 400 and MotoGP or the Indy Air Show. Campers can fuel up with breakfast before the high-octane excitement! KOA is 20 minutes from the famous Speedway and 15 minutes from the Children's Museum, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indy Zoo and malls. Pool: Memorial Weekend - Labor Day Weekend. Max pull thru: 110 feet.

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

    $60 - $80 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from S and H Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from S and H Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from S and H Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from S and H Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from S and H Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from S and H Campground

    3.

    S and H Campground

    10 Reviews
    27 Photos
    50 Saves
    Greenwood, Indiana

    Welcome to S and H Campground, nestled near Greenfield, Indiana. This spot has been a family favorite for years, and it's easy to see why. The campground offers a mix of tent, RV, and cabin accommodations, making it a versatile choice for all kinds of campers.

    One of the standout features here is the range of activities available, especially on weekends. From live music to cornhole tournaments, there's always something going on to keep you entertained. The pool is a hit, too—clean and well-maintained, perfect for a refreshing dip.

    For families, the campground is a treasure trove of fun. There are several playgrounds and even some carnival-like rides that the kids will love. Plus, there's a small market and a grill on-site, so you won't have to venture far for essentials or a quick bite.

    The campground is mostly RV-friendly, but there are some great tent spots along the creek. Just a heads-up: some areas can get a bit uneven, so be prepared for that. And if you're bringing a big rig, you might want to request a spot on the hill for more space and better facilities.

    Pets are welcome, and there's plenty of space for them to roam. Just remember to clean up after them to keep the place nice for everyone.

    Overall, S and H Campground is a solid choice for a weekend getaway or a longer stay. The friendly staff and the variety of activities make it a place where you can create lasting memories. So pack your bags, gather the family, and come enjoy some good old-fashioned camping fun.

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

    4.

    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.

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

    5.

    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
    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

    6.

    Johnson County Park

    8 Reviews
    32 Photos
    24 Saves
    Nineveh, Indiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs
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    CERA Sports Corporation

    8 Reviews
    6 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 - $999 / night

    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

    8.

    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 White River Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from White River Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from White River Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from White River Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from White River Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from White River Campground

    9.

    White River Campground

    21 Reviews
    34 Photos
    149 Saves
    Cicero, Indiana

    Located on the west bank of a picturesque stretch of the White River, the White River Campground offers the perfect spot to spend a getaway weekend in Hamilton County. Explore 26 acres of beautiful terrain by foot or by river, enjoy the wildlife and have fun with friends and family close to home. The campground has 106 modern and primitive campsites with quiet spots for fishing, boating and relaxation.

    Our 2021 camping season is from April 15th - October 31st.

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

    $16 - $37 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Summit Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Summit Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Summit Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Summit Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Summit Lake State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Summit Lake State Park Campground

    10.

    Summit Lake State Park Campground

    19 Reviews
    15 Photos
    121 Saves
    Mooreland, Indiana

    An expansive view and good fishing beckon you to Summit Lake State Park, near New Castle. More than 2,680 acres, including a large lake, await your visit. Facilities include 120 electric campsites, three boat ramps, a beach bathhouse and two large open shelters that can be reserved for family picnics and other events.

    Summit Lake has an excellent bird watching and wildlife observation area. The property has always been an important area for waterfowl because of the many low-lying wet meadows and prairies. Migratory species have included rare species like the black tern, bald eagle, sandhill crane, American bittern, least bittern, king rail and osprey.

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

    $23 - $31 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

What camping is available near Shelbyville, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, Shelbyville, IN offers a wide range of camping options, with 107 campgrounds and RV parks near Shelbyville, IN and 9 free dispersed camping spots.

Which is the most popular campground near Shelbyville, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Shelbyville, IN is Hidden Paradise Campground with a 4.4-star rating from 15 reviews.

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

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 9 free dispersed camping spots near Shelbyville, IN.

What parks are near Shelbyville, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 6 parks near Shelbyville, IN that allow camping, notably Hoosier National Forest and Arkansas River - Pool 5.