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 an
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.
- Check in: After 3PM
- Check out: Before 3PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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Beautiful but crowded
The campsite itself is still beautiful and well maintained and the upgraded portapots are clutch. This experience was dramatically different from last summer though, and it left me really sad.
First, we had the unfortunate experience of being camped very close to a loud, 4 hour long domestic dispute that raged into the wee hours of the morning. I know that's not Old Mill Canoe co's fault, but it really soured my experience.
I normally prefer isolated sites like this one, but because we were packed in tight next to the drunk yelling, it was robbed of its quiet charm. We drove several hours to be out in nature, and then we were surrounded by people.
We finally worked up the courage to approach them around 2 or 3 AM and after a brief altercation with us, they finally agreed to stop yelling. They started again around 7 or 8 AM as they packed up to leave. After that though, the campsite was less packed and we had a much better time. There was also noticeably less wildlife in the river as well this year, probably due to the increased camping and SCREAMING.
Overall, it felt very different from last summer. I feel conflicted.
in the middle of nowhere and very scary as a solo camper. driving in you pass a TON of confederate/racist flags which is so unnerving. no cell service which also stressed me out. would maybe go back with people but would not recommend if you’re on your own