Standard (tent/RV)
Tent Cabin
RV Sites
Tent Sites
Fires Allowed
Pets Allowed
Drinking Water
About Charlestown State Park
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
Charlestown State Park is located in Indiana
38.449 N
-85.646 W
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11 Reviews of Charlestown State Park
A waterfall and all

Looove this hidden gem. We stayed there in early March, the first weekend it opened for the year. It's a fairly new park on the site that used to be the Indiana Ammunition Plant. Good-sized sites with a very helpful staff. I hiked trail 2 and found the waterfall and several other gorgeous views. Will definitely be back!

Incredible long October weekend

Spent 5 nights and had a wonderful time. Enjoyed trails, big lots and lots of stuff for the kids to do.

State of Indiana Part

Absolutely 1st Class. Beautiful sites, clean, well kept, spacious. This is the model for ALL campgrounds.

Great campground

Campground has clean facilities and good hiking including historic areas

Great campground. Clean facilities

Lots of sites to choose from.

Extremely Quiet

This is one of the quietest campgrounds I have stayed at so far. The sites are large with many options for shade or open. They have great hiking trails, a creek off of the Ohio river to fish, and a boat ramp to the river. We did hiking trail 3 and 7 visiting Rose Island. I am only giving it 4 stars because the bathrooms could have used a good cleaning. They weren’t disgusting by any means but I have been to campgrounds with cleaner.

Our favorite local campground

Charlestown State Park is a great, quiet campground for us to get away in our RV. We love that all of the sites are paved and most of the full-hookup sites offer a lot of privacy.

There is always a bathhouse close by and they are usually very clean. Staff is always super nice.

We prefer Charlestown because the hiking trails are wonderful, there’s lots of paved roads for biking, but the lack of a pool means that there tend to be fewer kids and it’s a lot more quiet than some of the neighboring state parks. There is a great boat ramp for the Ohio River so many campers are there to spend time in the river on their boats.

Unexpected Hidden Gem!

Charlestown State Park is known for its great hiking trails, particularly the Rose Island “trail.” The short, paved Rose Island trail is family friendly as long as you are prepared to take on the steep hill on the way. Once you cross over the beautiful new bridge, you are on your way to a self-guided tour of the ruins of the historical theme park that includes a gravel pathway and river views. I have been on all of the trails and they are all beautiful and great for a day trip.

The campground itself was also very nice. Our group camped in tents but we were outnumbered by camping vehicles. The bathroom facilities were incredibly clean and fairly new. We enjoyed a trailhead on our very own camping spot!

Highly recommend!

great hiking

the hiking is really nice but sometimes the trail seems to disappear. keep in mind where the trail head is just in case you lose your path


I love this place, we visit all the time to hike/walk the trails. Very beautiful!!