Best Camping near West Terre Haute, IN

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    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

    1.

    Turkey Run State Park Campground — Turkey Run State Park

    66 Reviews
    240 Photos
    361 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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    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
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    Terre Haute Campground

    22 Reviews
    55 Photos
    15 Saves
    Terre Haute, Indiana

    Our Terre Haute, Indiana location is located just a couple miles off of exit 11a on I-70. If you are searching for a quiet and peaceful setting within 3 miles of I-70, call or book online today!

    Terre Haute Campground is open year round

    **Hours of Operation: **

    All Kiefer Campgrounds are open 24 hours a day. Our registration office and store hours vary depending on season. Site deliveries will be made only during open office/store hours. Night check-in is available anytime the office is closed and you can reserve online 24 hours a day.

    Campground Policies:

    1. Parents and visitors are responsible for the conduct of their children while on the premises. Children must be at their campsite during quiet hours which are 10pm to 7am. An adult must accompany small children when using the restrooms or while in the game room.
    2. Use existing campfire rings only. Do not move fire rings. Do not burn or put trash in fire rings. No outside wood is allowed inside the campground.
    3. There are no tents allowed on RV sites.
    4. There is only one tent allowed per tent site.
    5. Please place all garbage in the trash dumpster located across the parking lot from the office.
    6. No dirt bikes, ATV’s, or mini-bikes ridden in the campground.
    7. RV/vehicle washing is not permitted in the campground.
    8. Our campground is not responsible for accidents resulting in injury to guests and/or damages to their property, or for the loss of valuables of any kind.
    9. Do not run generators in the park.
    10. Internet access is provided as a free service to our guests; however, we are not responsible for any damages to files, hardware, or any other problems that may occur as a result of your usage. Outages can and do occur. In the event of an outage, every attempt will be made to restore internet service as quickly as possible.
    11. Do not damage trees in any way.
    12. No lines stretched between trees or across camp sites.
    13. Anyone not abiding by the campground rules will be asked to leave with no refund.
    14. The office reserves the right to refuse service to anyone.
    15. All campsites will be paid for in advance at the time of registration.

    Pool Policy:

    The pool is open Memorial Day through Labor Day from 9:00 a.m. to dusk. There is no lifeguard on duty. State law requires that anyone (15) fifteen years old or younger be accompanied by a guardian of (21) twenty-one years of age or older while in and/or around a pool area. Therefore, we will ask any children swimming without an appropriate guardian to leave the pool and pool area. We put your child’s safety above all else, and we hope you agree with us. We also must stipulate the following while in the pool area: NO smoking, NO pets, NO food nor drinks, and NO diving and/or running for safety purposes.

    Golf Cart Policy:

    We now allow privately owned golf carts on our properties! All drivers must be 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance. All drivers must sign a liability waiver before using their cart on property. The owner of the cart is financially responsible for any damage caused by their cart to the campground property or any other camper’s property on the grounds.

    Pet Policy:

    We love pets! We welcome all non-aggressive pets that visit us on a leash with their owner attached. Please remember that others walk where you and your pet walk, so please pick up what they leave behind. If we all do our part, no one will be stepping into anything unpleasant. Please keep your pets feeling safe at all times. Pets often do not like being left alone in a strange place or around strange humans and may need your assistance and reassurance.

    Check In/Check Out Policy:

    All campsites will be paid for in advance (at check-in). Check-in time begins at 1:00 p.m. Check-out time is 12:00 p.m. for campsites and 11:00 a.m. for cottages and cabins. If you need a late check-out, please make arrangements with the office.

    **Campsite Policy: **

    We allow only one (1) camping unit and six people per site. Additional charges will occur for more than two adults per site. Only one passenger vehicle allowed per site. All others are asked to park in the visitors parking. If you have concerns with this guideline, please contact the office.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Reservable
    • RVs
    • Trash

    $40 - $175 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Cecil M Harden Lake Raccoon State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Cecil M Harden Lake Raccoon State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Cecil M Harden Lake Raccoon State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Cecil M Harden Lake Raccoon State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Cecil M Harden Lake Raccoon State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Cecil M Harden Lake Raccoon State Recreation Area

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    Cecil M Harden Lake Raccoon State Recreation Area

    32 Reviews
    156 Photos
    108 Saves
    Rockville, Indiana

    Native forest and large rock outcrops line the upper part of Big Raccoon Creek. Cecil M. Harden Lake resulted from the damming of the creek for flood control. Raccoon Lake Camping also provides recreation, wildlife management and economic benefits. A variety of fish, flora and fauna can be viewed at the property.

    Nearby Historic Mansfield Roller Mill is a preserved, working example of industrialization in Indiana at the turn of the 20th century. This 1880s flour mill uses machinery from that time to show visitors how flour and cornmeal were processed from wheat and corn. It is an almost complete and unchanged example of flour mills from this time period.

    Camping:

    -Electric / 240 sites

    -Non-electric / 37 sites

    -Primitive / 35 sites

    -Youth Tent Areas

    -Camp Store

    -Dumping Station

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Fowler County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fowler County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fowler County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fowler County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fowler County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Fowler County Park

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    Fowler County Park

    16 Reviews
    30 Photos
    48 Saves
    Terre Haute, Indiana

    Welcome to Fowler County Park, a gem nestled near Terre Haute, Indiana. This campground is a favorite among locals and visitors alike, offering a serene escape with plenty of activities to keep you busy. The park is open from May 1 to October 15, making it a perfect seasonal retreat.

    One of the standout features here is the beautiful lake, which is stocked for fishing. Whether you're casting from the bank or launching a kayak from the boat ramp, you're in for a good time. The lake access is fantastic, and many campers rave about the views and the peaceful atmosphere.

    For those who enjoy a bit of history, the park boasts a colonial village and a covered bridge, adding a touch of charm and a glimpse into the past. It's a great spot for festivals and family outings. The hiking trails are another highlight, offering scenic routes that are perfect for a leisurely stroll or a more vigorous hike.

    The campground accommodates tents, RVs, and even has a cabin available for rent. Sites are equipped with electric hookups, and there are clean showers and restrooms that are maintained daily. If you're bringing a big rig, you'll find the park to be quite accommodating, with some pull-through sites available.

    Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember, no alcohol is allowed in the park. Firewood is available for purchase, and you can enjoy a cozy campfire at your site.

    Visitors have mentioned the friendly atmosphere and the helpfulness of fellow campers. Whether you're here for the fishing, the hiking, or just to relax by the lake, Fowler County Park offers a delightful camping experience. So pack your gear, bring your fishing rod, and get ready to enjoy a slice of Indiana's natural beauty.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve
    Camper-submitted photo from Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve

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    Shakamak State Park — Shakamak Prairie Nature Preserve

    21 Reviews
    52 Photos
    93 Saves
    Jasonville, Indiana

    Shakamak State Park, near Jasonville, Indiana, is a gem for campers looking for a mix of relaxation and outdoor activities. This place has it all: shaded, flat campsites that make setting up a breeze, and plenty of space for both tents and RVs. Whether you're into hiking, biking, fishing, or just lounging by the lake, there's something here for everyone.

    The park boasts three large lakes perfect for fishing, kayaking, or paddle boating. The trails are well-maintained and cater to all skill levels, with Trail 3 being a favorite among visitors. If you're into bird watching, you'll find plenty of opportunities to spot local wildlife.

    One of the standout features is the clean and modern shower house, which even has a new one recently built. Wi-Fi is available, though it might be a bit spotty depending on your carrier. Verizon users, for instance, might find the connection limited but still manageable for basic tasks like checking emails.

    The campground is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. There are also electric hookups, drinking water, and sanitary dump stations available, making it convenient for longer stays. If you need supplies, there's a market on-site, and firewood is available for those cozy campfire nights.

    The staff here are friendly and helpful, always ready to assist with any questions or needs you might have. The park is open all year round, so whether you're planning a summer getaway or a quiet winter retreat, Shakamak State Park is a fantastic choice.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Lieber State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lieber State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lieber State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lieber State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lieber State Recreation Area
    Camper-submitted photo from Lieber State Recreation Area

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    Lieber State Recreation Area

    19 Reviews
    75 Photos
    119 Saves
    Cloverdale, Indiana

    Welcome to Lieber State Recreation Area, a gem for campers looking for a mix of relaxation and activities. Nestled near Cloverdale, IN, this campground offers a great escape with plenty to keep you busy. The campground is open year-round and caters to both tent and RV campers, making it a versatile spot for all kinds of adventurers.

    One of the standout features here is the large pool, complete with a slide and an attached playground. It's a hit with families, especially since the pool area includes a sand-filled soccer pitch and green space. The pool does take a break every hour, but there's a concession stand that accepts credit cards, so you can grab a snack while you wait.

    For those who enjoy a bit of socializing, the campground has a friendly vibe. Visitors have noted that it's a very social place, but it quiets down nicely after dark, making it perfect for a peaceful evening under the stars. The sites at Poplar Grove are particularly praised for their spaciousness and the variety of activities available, including a beach area that's great for a summer day.

    If you're into hiking, there are some nature trails to explore, though the options are somewhat limited. However, the nearby Cataract Falls and Cagles Mill Lake offer beautiful scenery and additional activities like boating and fishing. The lake is a popular spot for pleasure boating and sport fishing, adding another layer of fun to your stay.

    Amenities include electric hookups, drinking water, showers, and toilets. Pets are welcome, and there's a camp store for basic supplies, though it has a limited selection. Firewood is available, and campfires are allowed, so you can enjoy a classic camping experience.

    Overall, Lieber State Recreation Area is a fantastic spot for families and anyone looking to enjoy a mix of relaxation and outdoor activities. Whether you're here for the pool, the trails, or just to unwind, you're in for a good time.

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

    $16 - $32 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Rockville Lake County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rockville Lake County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rockville Lake County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rockville Lake County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rockville Lake County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Rockville Lake County Park

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    Rockville Lake County Park

    11 Reviews
    15 Photos
    51 Saves
    Rockville, Indiana

    Welcome to Rockville Lake County Park, a gem nestled near Rockville, Indiana. This campground is a favorite among locals and visitors alike, offering a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations. The park is open from late March to the end of October, making it a perfect spot for spring blooms and fall foliage.

    One of the standout features here is the full hookup sites, which include water, electric, and sewer connections. If you're planning to stay in one of these spots, make sure to bring extensions for your water and electric lines, as some sites share these amenities. The campground also boasts modern facilities, including clean restrooms and showers, which visitors have praised for their upkeep.

    Fishing enthusiasts will love the busy fishing lake, and there's a beach area that's perfect for a relaxing day by the water. If you're into disc golf, you're in for a treat—there's an 18-hole course that winds through the woods and ravines, starting near the primitive sites close to the beach. Don't forget to grab a map at the gatehouse.

    For families, there are multiple playgrounds scattered throughout the campground, ensuring the little ones have plenty to do. The park staff are known for being friendly and helpful, adding to the overall positive experience.

    Whether you're here for the fishing, the trails, or just to unwind, Rockville Lake County Park offers a peaceful retreat with plenty of amenities to make your stay comfortable. So pack your bags, bring your fishing gear, and get ready to enjoy some quality time in nature.

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

    $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Hawthorn County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hawthorn County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hawthorn County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hawthorn County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hawthorn County Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Hawthorn County Park

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    Hawthorn County Park

    5 Reviews
    12 Photos
    26 Saves
    Terre Haute, Indiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • ADA Access
    • RVs

    $12 - $25 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Shades State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shades State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shades State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shades State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shades State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Shades State Park Campground

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    Shades State Park Campground

    26 Reviews
    96 Photos
    129 Saves
    Alamo, Indiana

    If you’re looking for the perfect camping destination to tell spooky stories around the campfire, Shades State Park is the place to do it. Just 16 miles southwest of Crawfordsville, the area’s original name was Shades of Death. This harkens to some of the grizzly legends from early settlement years that originated under the area’s dark and foreboding forests. In the late 1800s, a health resort named “The Shades” was built on the site, taking advantage of the many natural springs in the area. Today, Shades State Park offers a pleasant and serene outdoor getaway among 3,000 acres of beech and oak woods and sandstone ravines, where Sugar Creek flows through and spills over small waterfalls.

    Open from April through October, the campground in Shades State Park offers 105 drive-in campsites, 7 hike-in sites, and 10 boat-in sites. The main sites are equipped with tent spaces, picnic tables and fire rings, and can accommodate trailers and RVs up to 55 feet. Hookups are not available in this park, but there is a dump station. A limited number of sites are ADA accessible. Facilities in the campground include drinking water, flush restrooms, hot showers, picnic areas and playgrounds, and sports fields. An amphitheater hosts seasonal nature programs, and ice and firewood are available to purchase onsite. Campsite rates range from $10–$24/night; hike-in and boat-in sites are first-come, first-serve.

    For exploring the area, more than 10 miles of hiking trails are available for exploring the Shades’ woods, waterways and canyons. Take a short, easy stroll along Red Fox Ravine, or more moderate hikes around Devil’s Punchbowl and Silver Cascade Falls. For more adventure, hike into the adjacent Pine Hills Nature Preserve on the east side of the park. Or, for a fun nighttime alternative, take a guided, full-moon hike with one of the park’s naturalists. Swimming and wading in Sugar Creek is not permitted, but you can cast a line for bass and bluegill, or visit one of the canoe outfitters outside the park to take a float down the creek.

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

    $12 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Peaceful Waters Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Peaceful Waters Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Peaceful Waters Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Peaceful Waters Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Peaceful Waters Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Peaceful Waters Campground

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    Peaceful Waters Campground

    7 Reviews
    7 Photos
    19 Saves
    Bloomingdale, Indiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $22 - $120 / night

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is the most popular campground near West Terre Haute, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near West Terre Haute, IN is Turkey Run State Park Campground — Turkey Run State Park with a 4.5-star rating from 66 reviews.

What parks are near West Terre Haute, IN?

According to TheDyrt.com, there are 7 parks near West Terre Haute, IN that allow camping, notably Lake Shelbyville and Hoosier National Forest.