Time to get your hiking on. The campground at Charleston State Park is smack dab in the middle of all the park action, especially when it comes to easy access to the park’s seven hiking trails. Trail #5 even leads straight out of the campground, with a scenic stop at Fourteenmile Creek. Camping with kiddos? Try to snag one of the sites in the first campground loop—there’s playground right in the middle!
Campsite area
Tent or RV sites
189 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 6 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Picnic table available


Offered near the campground.

Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Charlestown Campground.

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Hipcamper Sam
Sam D.
didn't provide a recommendation.
April 9th, 2023

Massive campground with plenty of full service and primitive sites. Some of the full hookup sites are tucked back into the trees. We were able to get a 34ft travel trailer into a secluded spot that most would assume was for tents. Lots to see and plenty of great trails. Indiana got this one right!

Hipcamper Thomas
Thomas S.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2017

Easy drive to down town Louisville. There was construction going on at the bridge, 9-1-2016 and highway which was causing much crowding, plan extra time if construction is in process.

Hipcamper Cynthia
Cynthia K.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 9th, 2016

This is a nice campground with excellent hiking trails. One of the newer state parks, est 1990s. It's on the Ohio River. We had site 143. That site & the sites to the left are nice little areas tucked into the woods with lots of brush for privacy. Some of the sites are full hookup, which is a rarity in Indiana State Parks. Reserve early for those. As always, watch for pit toilets & dumpsters.
The trails are wonderful. There are 7 of them. Trail 7 to Rose Island is easy. Trail 1,3,4 & are rugged.
Boating is also popular, with a boat ramp on the Ohio.

Hipcamper Jasmine D.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2018
Hipcamper Jim W.
recommends this listing.
March 5th, 2017
Charlestown State Park
United States
Phone Number
(812) 256-5600
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38.43° N, 85.628° W
Unknown price
Tent / RV / Trailer: 189 Sites
(Up to 6 people per site)