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Blue River Retreat

99%
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· Indiana
2 acres
8 units
8 Tent
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 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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Boating
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Paddling
Swimming
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River, stream, or creek
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Indiana, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Angela B.Joined in March 2020
99%
80 Ratings · 57 reviews
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Cara B.recommends
October 4, 2022
Site 4 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
Great time camping with friends!
We had a fantastic time! Well-maintained location, easy to get to, plenty of ideal locations for tents, far enough from the water that it was safe to let our 2 year old run around like a feral child of the woods, and the portajohns were clean! We WILL be returning!
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Cecil W.recommends
September 18, 2022
Riverside Site 7
Old mill retreat is the best! Clean, safe, and private. Best firewood bundles for the money!
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Kelly V.recommends
September 5, 2022
Site 3 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
We loved tent camping here and would come back! As promised, there were plenty of great hammock trees and our spot was ideal, with a feeling of seclusion near the woods and a view of the open field, where kids could run and play. Fun place to explore near the river. Next time we would plan to kayak, but it was a great spot either way and a convenient drive from home.
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Susan C.recommends
September 5, 2022
Site 2 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
We really enjoyed camping there. Camp site are nice sized. Not too close to the others. Nice country setting. This was are second time there. I’m sure we will be back. The kyak trip was fun too. Angela and Matt are great hosts too
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Cecil W.recommends
August 23, 2022
Site 4 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
This was such a great campsite! Our first time, will definitely be repeat campers. The hosts were super nice and the firewood bundles available were extremely generous. Plenty of shade and so nice to be able to wake up and sit by the water. Highly recommended!
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Troy S.recommends
August 14, 2022
Riverside Site 6
Nice clean river camping!
The site was beautiful and clean. River is small but gorgeous, and was nice to swim in. Lots of wildlife at night, especially raccoons. It was enough to be worth noting, you WILL hear lots of close wildlife all night long.
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Luke L.recommends
July 5, 2022
Site 3 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
Fourth of July Weekend
Great place to stay. Clean porta-potties and a great open field for dogs and kids to play.
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Markeesha B.recommends
June 20, 2022
Riverside Site 6
Fun place
Nice place to camp. Lots of shade and right by Blue River. Quiet and relaxing. Will definitely be coming back to camp here.
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Devin M.recommends
June 13, 2022
Riverside Site 5
Great Peaceful campsite!
Great people that run this site. Matt and Ranger were really helpful and answered all our questions and concerns. Enjoyed our stay next to the water. Dog friendly. Will visit again definitely.
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P W.recommends
May 31, 2022
Site 4 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
Been there several times super awesome place beautiful plan to be back several more times
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Zach B.recommends
May 16, 2022
Site 1 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
Easy to find and lovely
It’s a lovely spot that’s easy to find and offers great spots for hammock camping. The hosts were helpful on HipCamp, and it was a lovely, quiet camping spot — exactly what I needed!
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Sharon V.recommends
April 25, 2022
Riverside Site 5
We had two wonderful nights camping on the lovely Blue River. The area is very clean and even the portapotty was not at all bad! We were so lucky to have a beautiful day to sit on the river bank with a beautiful view. It was very quiet with zero road sounds, only birds and coyotes at night. We will be back!
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Kyle M.recommends
November 20, 2021
Site 5 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
I loved my stay here! I even came back a second time on my return trip. Easy to access the site, setting was beautiful, and the hosts were responsive and helpful. Will return!
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Kelsey M.recommends
November 14, 2021
Site 10 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
A cute and perfectly secluded camp site!!
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Noelle J.recommends
October 24, 2021
Site 5 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
Peaceful Getaway
Beautiful place right by the river, very calm.
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Devin C.recommends
September 19, 2021
Site 5 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
Great hospitality & location! Would recommend
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Spencer W.recommends
September 9, 2021
Site 5 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
Great secluded campsite with a shallow river to swim in and friendly hosts. I would definitely recommend
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Jesus R.recommends
September 7, 2021
Site 5 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
Nice quiet place to camp would highly recommend if trying to get out of the city for the weekend
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Estus H.recommends
September 6, 2021
Site 7 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
Located in a beautiful area and had friendly owners, loved it!
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Brandon B.recommends
September 6, 2021
Site 3 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
Nice spot on blue river! We had a wonderful time spending all weekend there!
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Burke D.recommends
August 3, 2021
Site 5 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
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.
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Jessica G.recommends
July 12, 2021
Site 5 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
Peaceful and super easy to book, 100% recommend.
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Tiffany H.recommends
June 22, 2021
Site 3 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
We had a terrific time! The hosts were very nice! Loved our stay! Highly recommend if you need to get away this is the place to go!
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Wren R.doesn't recommend
June 2, 2021
Site 3 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
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
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Shelby W.recommends
May 31, 2021
Site 5 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
Great place to camp!
Second time staying here. We were able to get firewood for a good price and have a quiet place to stay. The spots are spaced out further than some other campsites! Will stay again :)
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Tucker Lee M.recommends
April 11, 2021
Site 7 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
SO worth the trip!
So pretty!!! The campground was tended to very nicely and the caretakers are super helpful and ready to assist!
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Tobie G.recommends
April 5, 2021
Site 7 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
Quiet and Scenic
Angela and Matt’s Campground was great. Right on the blue river, very remote and quiet. Hosts were kind and helpful. We loved doing their canoe trip on one of our days there with our 3 and 6 year old. It was such a special and much needed weekend away in nature. Thank you! We will be back sometime this summer!
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Samantha C.recommends
April 4, 2021
Site 1 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
Very lovely location! Hosts were very nice and greeted us upon arrival, the firewood was definitely worth the buy :) Definitely going to be back
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P W.recommends
November 21, 2020
Site 1 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
Awesome
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Michael P.recommends
November 8, 2020
Site 7 - Old Mill Tent and Hammock Camping
Great paddling and stargazing
Great campsite by the river. Very secluded and peaceful - perfect for stargazing. Lots of tree cover too. Matt greeted us quickly with the firewood and was very friendly and laid back. Be sure to either bring a kayak or rent one from the hosts, the Blue River is so much fun to paddle. There are even rapids both up and down stream from the camp site (nothing too challenging if you’ve kayaked before). Less than an hour from Louisville - would return!
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