Places to Camp near Henderson, KY

The Dyrt is here to help plan your best camping near Henderson. There's so much to see and do, from exhilarating hikes or bike rides to exploring the local dining and shopping. At The Dyrt, campers like you share their favorite spots, plus tips and photos. No matter where you're headed in Henderson, you'll find the best spot for you and your camping crew.

Best Camping Sites Near Henderson, KY (45)

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

    1.

    Harmonie State Park Campground

    34 Reviews
    99 Photos
    74 Saves
    New Harmony, Indiana

    Harmonie State Park Campground, nestled near New Harmony, Indiana, is a gem for those looking to escape into nature. Open year-round, this campground offers a mix of tent, RV, cabin, and even glamping accommodations. The sites are spacious, with some offering electric hookups, though water hookups are not available directly at the sites.

    One of the standout features here is the abundance of amenities. You’ll find clean and functional bathhouses with showers, though the push-button showers might take a minute to heat up. There are multiple playgrounds for the kids, picnic tables for family meals, and a nature center that hosts various events, especially during the summer. The campground also has a market where you can purchase essentials like ice and firewood.

    For those who enjoy outdoor activities, Harmonie State Park has plenty to offer. There are numerous walking and biking trails, and the park provides access to the Wabash River, perfect for a bit of fishing or a peaceful riverside stroll. The nearby town of New Harmony is worth a visit for its unique history, quaint shops, coffee spots, and dining options.

    Visitors have noted the friendly staff and the overall cleanliness of the campground. However, be prepared for the local wildlife; raccoons and other critters are known to make appearances, so keep your food secured. Also, the bugs can be relentless, so pack your insect repellent.

    Overall, Harmonie State Park Campground is a fantastic spot for a family getaway or a quiet retreat into nature. Whether you’re here for a weekend or an extended stay, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained and relaxed.

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

    $30 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Scales Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Scales Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Scales Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Scales Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Scales Lake Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Scales Lake Park

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    Scales Lake Park

    17 Reviews
    66 Photos
    59 Saves
    Boonville, Indiana

    Scales Lake Park, nestled near Boonville, Indiana, is a fantastic spot for a memorable camping experience. This place has it all: beautiful trails, a pristine lake, and top-notch shower facilities. Whether you're in a tent, RV, or cabin, you'll find accommodations to suit your needs.

    One of the standout features here is the petting zoo, which is a hit with campers of all ages. It's a unique touch that adds a lot of fun to your stay. The park also boasts a large lake perfect for fishing and swimming, and there's even a water slide for those hot summer days. If you're into hiking, the trails offer a great way to explore the natural beauty of the area.

    For those who like to stay connected, the park offers electric and sewer hookups, and there's a sanitary dump station available. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along. Just remember, parking at the campsites is strictly regulated, but there's overflow parking available.

    While there's no on-site camp store, you're just a short drive away from local conveniences like a dollar store and the famous Tastee Freeze, where the ice cream is a must-try.

    Overall, Scales Lake Park is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors with a few extra comforts. Whether you're here for the petting zoo, the hiking trails, or just to relax by the lake, you're in for a treat.

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

    $17 - $140 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground

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    Pharoah - Garden of the Gods Rec Area Campground

    52 Reviews
    208 Photos
    472 Saves
    Karbers Ridge, Illinois

    One of the most photographed locations in the state, Garden of the Gods' scenic beauty is extraordinary. In the recreation area you can hike, camp, nature watch or picnic.

    The Observation Trail features unique sandstone rock formations and panoramic views of the surrounding Garden of the God Wilderness. Interpretive signs explain the geological history. The 1/4-mile trail is made of natural sandstone and takes about an hour to walk. It contains short, steep grades and steps; benches are located along the trail and as a whole the trail is not tiring. Caution should be used due to the high cliffs in the area.

    Overnight parking allowed at Backpacker's Parking Lot only (Indian Point Trailhead). Pets are allowed only on a leash. Picnic areas and Observation Trail are open 6am-10pm. Use trash receptacles where available. Pack It In, Pack It Out while on trails. Camp only at designated sites in the campground. Disposable food and beverage containers are not permitted on the Observation Trail. Stay on the designated trail and leave the beauty of the rocks and plants for others to enjoy.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • RVs
    • Tents

    $10 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Burdette Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Burdette Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Burdette Park
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    Camper-submitted photo from Burdette Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Burdette Park

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    Burdette Park

    7 Reviews
    24 Photos
    35 Saves
    Evansville, Indiana

    Camping at Burdette Park is an immersive experience. Escape the routines of ordinary life and reconnect with nature as you make lasting memories. Spend quality time outdoors, surrounded by the scenic rolling hills of Southwest Indiana’s countryside.

    Whether you camp in a tent or prefer the comfort of an RV, Burdette Park’s Campground can accommodate your needs. Plan your next adventure with us today!

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from John James Audubon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John James Audubon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John James Audubon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John James Audubon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John James Audubon State Park Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from John James Audubon State Park Campground

    5.

    John James Audubon State Park Campground

    6 Reviews
    15 Photos
    36 Saves
    Henderson, Kentucky

    Campground closed for renovations for 2018/2019 season

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph
    Camper-submitted photo from Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph

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    Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph

    32 Reviews
    62 Photos
    103 Saves
    Santa Claus, Indiana

    Immerse yourself in the magic of America's Christmas Hometown with a stay at Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph, formerly known as Lake Rudolph Campground & RV Resort. Nestled in the breathtaking beauty of southern Indiana, our resort offers a range of unforgettable camping and lodging experiences that cater to families of all sizes.

    Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph, a two-time National RV Park of the Year, is nestled in the captivating town of Santa Claus. Discover spacious RV and tent sites, charming vacation rentals, and breathtaking scenery.

    Experience an extraordinary stay with incredible amenities and activities. Dive into Santa's SplashDown WaterPark, make a splash at Blitzen Bay pool, and enjoy miniature golf. Treat yourself at our snack bar, let your furry friends play in the dog park, and embrace outdoor adventures like fishing, paddle boating, and scenic trails. Explore Santa Claus' magical attractions, including Santa's Candy Castle and the Santa Claus Christmas Store, with Holiday World Theme Park nearby.

    Create cherished memories and embrace the joy and wonder of Santa Claus at Sun Outdoors Lake Rudolph. Your adventure awaits!

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

    $45 - $101 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake Resort Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake Resort Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake Resort Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake Resort Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake Resort Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Diamond Lake Resort Campground

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    Diamond Lake Resort Campground

    8 Reviews
    7 Photos
    32 Saves
    Mount Vernon, Kentucky
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access

    $34 - $38 / night

    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Lincoln Campground — Lincoln State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Lincoln Campground — Lincoln State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Lincoln Campground — Lincoln State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Lincoln Campground — Lincoln State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Lincoln Campground — Lincoln State Park
    Camper-submitted photo from Lake Lincoln Campground — Lincoln State Park

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    Lake Lincoln Campground — Lincoln State Park

    18 Reviews
    28 Photos
    99 Saves
    Lincoln City, Indiana

    Welcome to Lake Lincoln Campground at Lincoln State Park, nestled near Gentryville, Indiana. This spot is a gem for anyone looking to enjoy a mix of nature, history, and convenience. The campground is open all year and offers a variety of accommodations, including tent sites, RV spots, and cabins.

    One of the standout features here is the access to water and electric hookups at most sites, making it a comfortable stay whether you're in an RV or a tent. The campground is big-rig friendly, so no worries if you're rolling in with a larger setup. Plus, there's a sanitary dump station and clean restrooms with showers, which visitors have praised for their cleanliness.

    For families, this place is a hit. There are several playgrounds for the kids, and the beach is just a short walk from any campsite. You can also rent paddle boats, canoes, and Jon boats to enjoy the lake. If you're into hiking, there are trails that lead to interesting spots like an old fire tower. And don't miss the Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial nearby, which offers a peek into Abraham Lincoln's early years.

    If you're planning a visit to Holiday World, this campground is a fantastic base camp—it's only about 5 miles away. Many visitors have noted that it's a cheaper and quieter alternative to staying closer to the theme park.

    In the evenings, the lake is a serene spot to unwind, with stunning sunsets that make for a perfect end to the day. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or a longer stay, Lake Lincoln Campground offers a blend of relaxation and activities that keep folks coming back.

    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • ADA Access
    Camper-submitted photo from Miles Landing Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Miles Landing Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Miles Landing Campground
    Camper-submitted photo from Miles Landing Campground

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    Miles Landing Campground

    5 Reviews
    4 Photos
    25 Saves
    Chandler, Indiana
    • Pets
    • Fires
    • Electric Hookups
    • Phone Service
    • Reservable
    • RVs

    $2 - $40 / night

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      Vanderburgh 4H Campground

      3 Reviews
      13 Saves
      Highland, Indiana
      • Pets
      • Fires
      • Electric Hookups
      • Phone Service
      • Reservable
      • RVs
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Which is the most popular campground near Henderson, KY?

    According to TheDyrt.com, the most popular campground near Henderson, KY is Harmonie State Park Campground with a 4.3-star rating from 34 reviews.

    What parks are near Henderson, KY?

    According to TheDyrt.com, there are 12 parks near Henderson, KY that allow camping, notably Shawnee National Forest and Rend Lake.