The best camping near Brown County State Park

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Little Nashville Bee Company

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents15 acres · Nashville, IN
Little Nashville Bee Company sits on 14 beautiful acres in the hills Southern Brown County. Enjoy a relaxing day fishing in our small pond, hiking, wildlife watching, stargazing, firefly catching, bonfires, and so much more! Come visit the farm and stay with us! We have primitive tent camping and RV sites with water hookup (sorry, no electic or septic at this time). Little Nashville Bee Company is a developing farm that started in 2022. If you're looking for privacy, you won't find a better place in Brown County, Indiana. The farm currently features an apiary, vegetable garden, small orchard, pond, and creek. Fishing is permitted in our pond. *If you are bringing a large camper or RV please pick Sunshine Daydream or Sugar Magnolia.*The Ripple is about 75 yards into the woods away from the parking space.*Fire on the Mountain and Franklin's Tower are approximately 100 yards uphill. Please be prepared for a hike to Fire on the Mountain and Franklin's Tower. It's worth it! We can assist with getting your gear up the hill with our ATV, but unfortunately, we do not have the resources to move people to the top of the hill.* Please note: We are an active honeybee farm and bees will be buzzing around. I can not guarentee they will not sting, but I live here full time and have never been stung outside of opening a hive. So please be aware if you are allergic. We are perfectly situated among the trees with very little light pollution and minutes from all the things that make Brown County, IN a destination for folks from all over the country! Brown County Music Center: 11 minutes Brown County State Park: 8 minutes Hard Truth Distilling Co.: 11 minutes Bear Wallow Distillery: 10 minutes Brown County Winery: 10 minutes Over 200 shops and restaurants in Nashville:: 12 minutes Brown County Playhouse: 12 minutes eXplore Brown County: 5 minutes Yellowwood State Forest: 25 minutes Bill Monroe Music Park: 19 minutes Story Inn: 11 minutes TC Steele State Historic Site: 24 minutes Tecumseh Tell: 38 minutes
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Camp Carrasquillo

17 sites · Tents3 acres · Cordry Sweetwater Lakes, IN
Beautiful camping grounds looking at the hills surrounded by lots trees. the property has tents sites and a primitive cabin and . It sits on the second highest point in Indiana. Situated in the middle of three forests minutes away from Brown county State Park, yellowwood Forest, Monroe Forest minutes away from historic artisan colony, Nashville, Indiana. There are hiking trails, a creek to pan for golden outdoor kitchen/bar and shooting range located on a private road minutes away from general store
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Loesch Farm Eclipse Camping

172 sites · RVs, Tents68 acres · Bloomington, IN
Our farm is situated less than one mile from the centerline of totality, offering 68 beautiful and rolling acres of woodland and organic pasture on the outskirts of Bloomington, Indiana. Just an 11-minute drive from the center of downtown and Indiana University, our farm is conveniently located on the Karst Farm Greenway trail, and only 5 minutes from Interstate 69. In addition to hosting community gardens and private parties, we're excited to provide a place to celebrate the April 8, 2024 solar eclipse. We're located less than 1 km from the centerline, and we'll be hosting a free public gathering on Eclipse day. It's a near perfect spot to witness the eclipse, with big sky views and room to spread out. Bloomington is rich with musicianship, and our brilliant local players Atom Heart Mother will perform Pink Floyd’s "Dark Side of the Moon" in its entirety, starting at 11:30 AM on Monday. Don't be late for the show. Camping is available for those traveling in for the eclipse at a nominal fee of $25 per vehicle, whether it's a tent or RV. Please note that camping is primitive; we don’t have any hook-ups or services besides porta-johns. However, the area is beautiful, safe, and quiet. Services can be found in Ellettsville, just five minutes away, and Bloomington, just 10 minutes away. Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime eclipse experience. I think you'll be happy that you did. :-)
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Nayture's Hilltop Farm

6 sites · RVs, Tents36 acres · Columbus, IN
Beautiful wooded 36 acre property in Brown County; 2 large fishing ponds, each with a dock; paddle boat available for use; 1+ mile hiking trail around property; 9-hole Frisbee Golf Course; water spicket available; outhouse available. 9 miles to Brown County State Park North Gate; 4.8 miles to historic Story Inn; 12 miles to downtown Nashville.
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Lake Lemon Camping

5 sites · RVs, Tents17 acres · Nashville, IN
Cleared area in 17 acres of woods.just up the road from Lake Lemon outside Bloomington and Nashville Indiana both 11 miles away. There is a composting toilet in our shelter house with seating and eating area. Bring your own drinking water. Public beach is less than 2 mile drive. Best fishing area. Is 1 mile. This is a quiet sanctuary, previously a children’s day camp behind our house. There is a 2 night minimum and only 4 people per sight. Our sights are small and limited since our land is very hilly and only has a composting toilet.
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6 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Bloomington, IN
Welcome to our spacious yard, offering several spots suitable for tents or an RV. While this is primitive camping, there is access to water from the house spigot. Although the site itself is not a hiking destination, we are conveniently located between Morgan Monroe State Forest, Yellowwood State Forest, and Brown County State Park. Each of these parks is just a short drive away, and Lake Lemon is less than a 5-minute drive from our location. Moreover, we are directly in the path of totality for the upcoming 2024 eclipse, providing an excellent opportunity for celestial viewing. Guests are welcome to stay at the property for the duration of their visit or utilize it as a base camp and explore other nearby attractions. We provide a fire ring, and firewood is provided for your convenience.
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Devonian Ridges

5 sites · Tents22 acres · Unionville, IN
We are in the Path of Totality for the 2024 Solar Eclipse and will experience over 4 minutes of full totality! There are multiple places on the property with an unobstructed view of the sun at that time of day (eclipse begins at 1:49pm EDT to 4:22pm with totality between 3:04 and 3:08). Book with us to receive an Eclipse Grab Bag and 2 pair of eclipse viewing glasses included. (Extra glasses available on-site for $2 each.) Site Features: *Walk-in sites - awaaaaay from it all. More than just walk-in sites... these are HIKE-IN sites. Journey down into the valley where you'll discover your hideaway nestled among the ridges, with a flowing creek that delivers the serenity you seek. *Elevated 10x11 platform. *Small personal fire ring, perfect for hot dogs and s’mores. *We provide transportation for your gear once in and once out. Property Features: *A large communal fire pit invites you to swap tales and laughter with like-minded visitors. *Trails for exploration are scattered throughout the property's 22 acres, and it borders the Yellowwood Forest, offering hundreds of additional acres to explore. *Composting outhouse. *Outdoor heated shower. About Us: Off-grid and off the hook! We are dedicated to re-establishing the native habitat here at Devonian Ridges and are focused on being good stewards and neighbors to the abundance of life we share this space with. Every project we undertake begins with that thought in mind, and with consideration for how we may best reuse and repurpose components to accomplish new creations. Nearby: Lake Lemon / Bean Blossom Creek paddleboard / kayak launch less than 1 mile away, Riddle Point Park 4 miles, and Lake Lemon Marina 6 miles. Bloomington 10 miles. Nashville 10 miles. Lake Monroe 30 miles.
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Sobremesa Farm

4 sites · Lodging, Tents9 acres · Bloomington, IN
We saw the need to be a part of the local food movement by purchasing land and bringing the land back to a state that was better than how we found it via permaculture practices. The land consists of: 9acres of forest, pastures, two ponds, orchards, hoop house, tropical greenhouse, relocated English threshing barn from 1850, market gardens, chickens,guineas, goats ( 2018), bees, stocked pond, extensive fencing, walk-in cooler, cellar, permaculture design layout, on site farm market on Sundays 11-6.Learn more about this land:Can host a few camp sites, three , one would be secluded close to pond. No formal trails. There is one electric hookup 220v, hydrant for potable water.   Rural area, farming area, great road to ride bikes on. Seven miles to Indiana University and vibrant downtown area, many ethnic restaurants, art, theatre.
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Dirt Weapon Ranch

10 sites · RVs, Tents90 acres · Gosport, IN
Come and enjoy our private 90-acre retreat, perfect for any outdoor enthusiast. Nestled in an arch of the White River, this secluded sanctuary boasts two private lakes, offering opportunities for swimming, hiking, fishing, and relaxation. Conveniently located within a short driving distance to Indy, Bloomington, and Southern Indiana, you'll find yourself immersed in nature while still having access to nearby urban amenities. We offer five powered campsites and numerous options for primitive camping lakeside or riverside. Please note that there are no direct water hookups, so be sure to bring your own water for your stay.
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Pilgrims' Rest

2 sites · Tents7 acres · Cordry Sweetwater Lakes, IN
Embark on an adventure in Brown County, Indiana, amidst the breathtaking beauty of the great outdoors! Nestled within 7 acres of stunning hills, our property offers two individually-booked campsites, each providing a unique experience. Despite its proximity to I-65, our serene retreat is just minutes away from the charming downtown of Nashville, IN. Immerse yourself in nature as you hike through the rolling hills and explore the lush woods, fulfilling all your primitive camping desires. For added outdoor excitement, Brown County State Park awaits a mere 5 minutes away, offering opportunities for horseback riding, additional hiking trails, swimming (season dependent), picnicking, mountain biking, and more. Venture to nearby Lake Monroe to indulge in fishing and boating adventures, adding to the plethora of outdoor activities available in the area. With easy access to such natural wonders, our property promises a delightful escape filled with endless outdoor fun for all enthusiasts.
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Laurita's Casa Vieja

8 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Bloomington, IN
The farm is located 15 minutes west of Indiana Universities Memorial Stadium. The property is nice and private. The farm adjoins the 75 acre Stranger Hills Organic farm, the oldest organic farm in Indiana. Our 1899 Farmhouse is the only residence on the entire farm. There is a 3000 acre farm to our south. The area is quiet and very private. The campsites are in a grassy walnut grove by a small creek that runs along the eastern border of the property. We have a white deer creek cabin tent on a platform there and 3 or 4 nice level campsites to the north. There is a shaded RV site at the top of a small hill with 30 amp service. We can accomadate a large RV on packed gravel with 50 amp serice. the farm is located 15 minutes east of McCormicks Creek State Park. There is a porti -potty and a bag shower in a small building adjacent to the campsites. There is a YMCA about five minutes East of the property.
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Chateau de Pique Winery/Brewery

10 sites · RVs, Tents80 acres · Seymour, IN
WE HAVE CAMP SITES AVAILABLE! CONTACT DIRECTLY THROUGH THE WINERY! Solar Eclipse Event April 8, 2024 80 rural acres outside of Seymour, IN...a beautiful property half way in between Indianapolis and Louisville! Learn more about this land: Chateau de Pique is a Winery and Brewery set on 80 acres just outside the city of Seymour, Indiana! A popular fishing and recreation spot on the White River is just a half mile away. Presenting on our large property are various outdoor settings: an 18 acre vineyard, open grassland (groomed), hills, tree areas, and a large parking lot for our RV and Camper guests!
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Indiana's largest state park is also one of the prettiest. Rolling hills remind visitors of the Great Smoky Mountains in North Carolina. Hence, the nickname "Little Smokies." Prepare for hiking trails, horseback rides, and gorgeous mountain scenery.

Pick your path among 18 miles of hiking trails. Saddle up at the horse barn for a guided tour. BYOH (bring your own horse) to trot along 70 miles of equestrian trails.

Bike along 35 miles of award-winning mountain biking trails. Visit at any time of year, especially during fall time when the foliage colors peak.

Delve into the history of southern Indiana thanks to the historic covered bridge. This red landmark welcomes you at the north entrance of the park. Stop by Abe Martin Lodge, built in 1932, to sample great food at the restaurant. Bring a fishing pole if you want to catch your supper.

Camping options include 401 electrical sites and 28 semi-wooded rustic campsites. Equestrian sites let you and your steed relax.

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Embrace the tranquility that awaits at Lake Monroe Park in Florida. This haven for campers boasts a serene lake, perfect for quiet moments of reflection, lush greenery for peaceful strolls, and an abundance of local wildlife that nature enthusiasts will love.

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