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River, stream, or creek camping in Indiana

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We really loved this cabin and farm! Right out back is tons of space to camp, hammock, walk through the woods or wade through the creek. So wonderful!
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Heritage Farm Stay Adventure
7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents120 acres · Flora, IndianaEnjoy a stay at Heritage Farm and experience all the exhilaration that an Indiana farm has to...
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Lost River Hostel
10 sites · Lodging, Tents27 acres · IndianaThe Lost River Hostel is a nonprofit arts and cultural center located on a 29+ acre hillside in...
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Cabins at Guthrie Meadows
4 sites · Lodging133 acres · Bedford, IndianaOur cabins sits on 100 acres. Our cabins have AC/Heat. A dry sink are in each cabin are provided....
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River view with an amazing sunset!
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Lochloosa River Retreat
11 sites · RVs, Tents6 acres · IndianaLochloosa is our little slice of paradise on the Tippecanoe River in Culver, IN! We are a small...
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Our new Tree Web. Hang out 15 feet up in the trees
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Happy Hollow Homestead
22 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres · IndianaWinter camp in our warm Camping Cabin. It's a full sized Cabin with a queen sized bed, a couch...
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Turtles are plentiful on Blue River!
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Blue River Retreat
8 sites · Tents2 acres · IndianaWelcome to our primitive campground on the beautiful Blue River! We have 2 acres of riverfront property at the end of a dead end road at the Crawford/Washington County line. Nice and secluded, we have the perfect place to getaway. There is river access for swimming and fishing or you can rent a canoe or kayak from us for a little paddling around. We provide picnic tables and fire rings. Firewood can be purchased from us for an additional cost. Our grounds are fairly flat with plenty of tree cover. If you enjoy hammock camping, our trees are perfect for that! Wildlife is abundant in the area; deer, otter, eagles, raccoons, and beaver are likely to be seen year round. If you are looking for activities nearby you will find Old Mill Canoe Rental in Fredericksburg (15 min drive), Marengo Cave (15 min drive), Beck's Mill (20 min drive), Buffalo Trace Park (25 min drive), as well as many other attractions in nearby Corydon, Salem, and Paoli.Learn more about this land:Welcome to our primitive campground on the beautiful Blue River! We have 2 acres of riverfront property at the end of a dead end road at the Crawford/Washington County line. Nice and secluded, we have the perfect place to get away. There is river access for swimming and fishing or you can rent a canoe or kayak from us for a little paddling around. We provide picnic tables and fire rings. Firewood can be purchased from us for an additional cost. Our grounds are fairly flat with plenty of tree cover. If you enjoy hammock camping, our trees are perfect for that! Wildlife is abundant in the area; deer, otter, eagles, raccoons, and beaver are likely to be seen year round. If you are looking for activities nearby you will find Old Mill Canoe Rental in Fredericksburg (15 min drive), Marengo Cave (15 min drive), Beck's Mill (20 min drive), Buffalo Trace Park (25 min drive), as well as many other attractions in nearby Corydon, Salem, and Paoli.
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Buck Creek Sanctuary
3 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents58 acres · Elizabeth, IndianaWelcome to Buck Creek Sanctuary, a 58-acre botanical, wildlife and human sanctuary located near...
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Springtime on the beautiful Tippecanoe river
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Brokedown Palace at Sunshine Acres
9 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Winamac, IndianaHello and welcome to camping season! Currently we are not accepting bookings at this property as...
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Heavenly Acres Creek side Camp
5 sites · Lodging, Tents11 acres · Thorntown, IndianaWe provide a hands on educational experience with a variety of animals, crafts and farm...
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Happy Highland Homestead
2 sites · RVs, Tents47 acres · Plymouth, IndianaFamily means everything is the moto we live by here at our family home.  Our grandparents knew...
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Camp with Alpacas at Aris Farm
3 sites · Tents21 acres · IndianaThis was once a self sustaining farm built in the 1950s. The farm raised cattle, pigs, chickens....
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This photo are camping here at SCA, playing music,making dinner,keeping warm by the fire and just talking over a cup of hot something..
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StarCountryAcres Wildlife Hab
10 sites · TentsLafontaine, IndianaMoved to Indiana from San Antonio Texas, This land has been occupied by my family for over 32 yrs...
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Stretching down from the Great Lakes into the southern heartlands, Indiana borrows the best of both regions for a warm hug of southern hospitality bolstered by the outdoorsy spirit of the Midwest. Outdoor adventurers can climb the sand dunes along Lake Michigan, paddle the Ohio River, or trek through forested canyons, while a bonafide Indiana camping experience means fishing for your supper and toasting s’mores on the campfire. With temperatures that rarely fall below zero even in mid-winter, camping is a year-round affair in Indiana. Our pick is fall, when breezy weather and fiery autumnal colors make for incredible hiking. 

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North Indiana

Indiana’s most Instagram-worthy landscapes can be found at the state’s northeastern boundary. Sloping dunes and sandy beaches line the southern shore of Lake Michigan, and Indiana Dunes National Park has tent and RV camping right by the beach. Further east, industrial towns pepper the road to Amish Country, where you can check into a rustic log cabin in the woods or camp by the lake in Chain O’Lakes State Park.

Central Indiana

Indiana’s central plains are dotted with laidback market towns, cornfields, and lakes. Indianapolis pulls in crowds for its summer motorsports events, most notably the famous Indy 500, but campers can easily escape the city for nearby Mccormick’s Creek State Park or Morgan-Monroe State Forest. Just to the south, Brown County is home to Monroe Lake, the state’s largest lake, hemmed in by Yellowwood State Forest and Brown County State Park.

Southern Indiana

Hilly southern Indiana is blanketed with woodlands, most notably the forested trails and canyons of Hoosier National Forest. Come in fall to hike against a backdrop of foliage or canoe along Sugar Creek, one of the state’s top paddling destinations. Further south, the Ohio River Scenic Byway draws adventurers to hike, paddle, camp, and fish.

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