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Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Raccoon - Cecil M. Harden Lake
Drive In
Walk In
Boat In
ADA Accessible
Alcohol Allowed
Drinking Water
Electric Hookups
Fires Allowed
Firewood Available
Pets Allowed
Phone Service
Picnic Table
Sanitary Dump
Sewer Hookups
Trash Available
Water Hookups
Raccoon - Cecil M. Harden Lake is located in Indiana
39.734 N
-87.075 W
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14 Reviews of Raccoon - Cecil M. Harden Lake
super clean, beautiful campground

Bathroom facilities are very clean, new bike, walking, rollerblading path. Beach is large and clean. We go every year and love it!

Nice campground

We love camping here! Lots to do. Love the archery range.

Great Trails, Quiet Weekday Camping

We had our pick of the primitive sites when we arrived midweek for a single overnight stay. Most of the sites are either barely large or flat enough for a tent or in full sun. We found the perfect roomy shaded site with a great private trail down to look over the water. The park office staff was friendly and helped us obtain our explore pins. We also enjoyed the well stocked camp store and the playground right behind the store. We used a handful of the vault toilets located throughout the park and they were surprisingly clean. We walked a few trails and along the shore by the dock next to the beach. Trail 1 is definitely more than moderate and would be difficult with young children not experienced in hiking. Overall we had a great time and will likely return for more than a one night stay.

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Definetely Going Back

We camped here with young kids in May. Though most of the campsite are cramped with no shade, ours was huge, fully shaded, and had a short trail to a great view of the lake. There were also other trailheads very close. We hiked several trails, some well-traveled, others overgrown and eroding, and saw groundhogs, a giant fish, salamanders, raccoons, birds, and some unique finds like an apple maple wasp gall. There were also signs of deer, and remains of small animals like fish, a vole, and crayfish. (We felt one of the "moderate" trails was definetely more rugged than advertised.) At night we could hear a lot of animal noises, including raccoons fighting, owls, and cyotees, and had several animal visitors to our site (and sniffing at our tents). We visited the office and camp store several times, and the staff was very helpful and friendly. Overall, we loved our trip and plan to go back again soon…as long as we can get the same site.