Lauren M.

Floyds Knobs , IN

Joined August 2018

Avid hiker, camper, dog-lover, adventurer. Mostly before our baby girl came along. Will be again once she is old enough to join us!

Beautiful Year-Round

I have camped at multiple campsites in the RRG area over the years in every season. This is my all-time favorite place to go. We even got married on Rock Bridge Trail. The primitive campsites will vary based on location, but you can typically find decent spots off of most of the trails. Some spots will be closer to the trails, and others you will have to explore/hike to find.

World-class rock-climbing here. I have climbed several areas including Muir Valley. You can't skip Miguel's Pizza for a tasty slice and good fellowship from staff and other visitors there. This is also a great camping spot. Highly populated with climbers.

Natural Bridge is close for some tourist-friendly attractions and outstanding views.

Great Campground, Nice Beach (when not infested with black flies!)

We enjoyed this campground, although we would have preferred a more secluded spot. We were out in the open as were most of the spots around us, but there was decent space between each one. The bath house was clean and conveniently close. The beach was beautiful the one evening we went, but our time there was cut short as there were a lot of black flies and they were biting my husband. We also spotted a rough-looking fox who was not afraid of us and clearly used to getting handouts from visitors. Sad.

Overall, I would recommend!

Nice Campground, Amazing Lake and Trail Views

We stayed here on one of our stops during our honeymoon road trip north. It was a nice campground, but very full when we went in June. That is to be expected most anywhere in the summer. We went kayaking because we were wanting to do something other than hang around the camp site. The trails are spectacular. Amazing views of the lake at the top. We enjoyed our stay here.

Scenic Cabins, Beautiful Hikes

We stayed in the cabins and they are well-maintained and stocked. Pretty rustic, but the fireplaces are worth it and make it extra cozy. They are also pet-friendly! Our dog loves the outdoors, so it’s always a bonus when we can take her with us. We have been back multiple times. Great hiking, we recommend the trail that leads to where 3 states meet. It’s a fairly easy hike and ends with a great view. We have been multiple times, and each season has it's different appeal of beauty!

Scenic, but not tent-friendly

We stayed here several years ago. This is a pretty campground, but in the heart of summer, the mosquitoes and bugs were plentiful. It rained so much that our tent was virtually floating and we had to seek shelter in the bath house. We ended up getting a hotel that night. The island itself is beautiful. Great beaches that are not overcrowded and there is even a lighthouse.

Nice Campground, Pretty Lake

This campground is very family-friendly and fun. There are horse trails, a beach, and great water for swimming/kayaking/canoeing. It is pet friendly as well. The bath house in our area was older but fairly clean. We felt like there was good spacing between the sites, and we weren’t too close to our neighbors. Beautiful in the Fall!

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!