The best camping near Charlestown State Park

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Hones Pointe

27 sites · RVs, Tents47 acres · Pendleton, KY
Hones Pointe was established in 1988. It was built by four insurance agents to elude our sales managers in a unique natural setting. Over the years, we have planted many different varieties of trees and perennials to observe. Also evidence exists of this area being an Indian camp long ago as suggested by arrowheads and an old handmade rock wall. Primitive camping where you can pick your own scenic spot. We will furnish picnic table, fire ring, garbage can, and charcoal grill during your campout.Welcome!
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Happy Hollow Homestead

24 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres · Marengo, IN
We now have 3 buildings for rent. The Cozy Camping Cottage, the Camping Cabin and the newest addition is our A-frame which is the most secluded spot on the land. - Voted best Hipcamp in Indiana to visit for 6 years. - Listed on Rachael Ray Magazine's "8 of America's Coolest Campgrounds" We offer a "Camping Cabin", The "Cozy Camping Cottage" or tent camping in Black Walnut Grove, in an open field, in the woods, or a shady grove. We like to interact with people or you can keep to yourself and have a quiet getaway in the woods. Sorry, but the tree house isn't available to rent since it is my home. I may rent it out in the future. Also in progress is the "Dome" We are on a solar powered, off the grid 30 acre homestead that has 24 acres of wooded land and 6 acres of groomed land. Come explore our land and relax in the "Tree Web", see the 2 story tree house that I live in, have fun on the tire swing, or just sit and enjoy all that nature has to offer. You can explore our interesting topography that has close to 100 foot of elevation changes, our (mostly) dry creek system that starts with 2 springs that drain into 3 sinkholes or walk 3 miles of trails (if you follow each trail from end to end). We love groups - Host your event here or have a group gathering with all your friends and family. We have spaces large enough to host hundreds of people. We welcome pets for camping, but no pets allow in the Camping Cabin. Also be aware that we have 2 friendly dogs on the land that roam freely. - 3.5 miles to Marengo Cave - 7 miles to the Blue River (canoes, rafting and swimming) - 30 minutes to Patoka Lake - 37 miles west of Louisville - 13 miles north of Interstate 64
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Camp Escape

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents15 acres · Louisville, KY
15 acres with a barn and creek. Our property also boarders the Jefferson County Forestry and is close to Tom Wallace Park. This 5 acres is a corner lot next to railroad tracks so there are two roads on two sides. This is a very rural type area yet still in the city so you will hear and see a combination of city/country things. We are very close to Fort Knox and Knob Creek gun range. You will most likely encounter wildlife, hear gunfire, hear cars and the train go by, you will probably see and hear us and the neighbors on tractors and trucks. This is a working farm among other farming type residents. This is a space for someone to camp with their personal camping equipment. There is no water, no shower, no electric or anything else besides a fire pit. You need to bring your own supplies. We border the Jefferson County Forestry with an entrance about 1 mile away. We are about 30 mins away from downtown, but just 5 mins from a Kroger, Walmart, and a dozen different restaurants. We are also about 15 mins from Fort Knox. There is a shared porta potty onsite.
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Hidden Valley River Camp

4 sites · Tents7 acres · Westport, KY
Beautiful valley on the Ohio River with 300 feet of beach front, private boat dock, covered 20x30 community pavilion and a large fire pit. A beautiful creek to explore, very secluded and off the beaten path with lots of wildlife to enjoy.Learn more about this land:Beautiful private Valley setting on the Ohio River with private boat dock. Creek bed with rocks and fossils. 2 covered pavillions and fire pit and eagles and wildlife There is a mile gravel road and steep hill is why no rv's. Cars and trucks have no problems.
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Full hookup RV Fairy land because of all the little Christmas lights that come on every night

77 sites · RVs10 acres · Brooks, KY
Learn more about this land:Beautifully landscaped, super safe, all full hook up RV Park located along Brooks Run Creek! The only park in Louisville Kentucky with creek front and or concrete pad sites. We are conveniently located just 1.8 miles from I-65 at the Brooks exit 121 just 3 miles south of the Louisville's outer loop for easy access to all Louisville, KY has to offer . Far enough away from the Freeway so there is no road noise. There are 2 nice golf courses within 3 miles. South Park Country Club and The Crossings Golf Course is adjacent to the park. We are located near shopping, restaurants, Churchill Downs, Downtown Louisville, the bourbon distillery trail, and many other attractions. Many are under 8 miles away. Come visit us!Daily rates for full hookup starting at $40-$55 a night, weekly starting at $245-$330 and monthly rates start at $445-$695 for the creek front with concrete pad sites. We are the only RV Park in the Louisville area offering all full hookup creek front and concrete pad sites! We also offer over-sized, pull through sites, and a combo of creek front concrete pad, oversized, hill side, and pull through sites. (All rates include tax and electric except our monthly). All sites include water, sewer, dumpster service on lot 62, lawn care and monitored security cameras in beautiful and very safe park. All sites are 50 amp, and we have 50 to 30 amp adapters for sale for a $25 fee. Currently there is limited Wi-Fi available near the office on lot 50, if you need it, ask the Manager to put you near it because we are trying to provide a radiation free area for our Manager and guests.Enjoy the beautiful new landscaping in this Resort like RV Park with a creek. The park has new roads, new concrete pads. This is a big rig park that can handle coaches as large as 50 feet. Because we are conveniently located in the greater Louisville metropolitan area, please know there is a nearby train track that comes by a few times a day, but you get use to it, and we are only 8 miles from the Louisville International airport, but there is no freeway noise which can be very loud. We do not have bath or shower houses, or a pool, but we do have laundry facilities on site. There are showers within 2 miles at the Pilot gas station on I-65.We strive to offer excellent customer service, so please feel free to call if you have any issues! We have an on-site Assistant Manager. Annie’s Office Barn is located at the back of Lot 50 (enter first entrance, lot 50 where the inner circle is on the left), and you can reach her after you arrive by calling (502) 276-6090, or look for Annie working in the park. For long term RV guests, we require RVs to be 10 years or newer. We do give variances to some Airstream and restored classic RVs with a picture pre-approval by Management.
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Hideaway on Two Crane Lake

2 sites · RVs, Tents223 acres · Frankfort, KY
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Blue River Retreat

9 sites · Tents2 acres · Fredericksburg, IN
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.
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Bourbon Trail Campground

10 sites · Tents35 acres · Lawrenceburg, KY
Primitive tent camping Portable Toilets Group fire pit Catch and release 1/2 acre stocked pond Perimeter walking creek Indoor Gathering 40×50 metal building Stone fence Epic Kentucky beauty on the Bourbon Trail in Anderson county 7 miles off both I64 and Bluegrass Parkway; directly off US 127.
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Rockytop Family Farms

3 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Henryville, IN
**25 Minutes north of Louisville, KY** Due to local demand, the dates of April 20-25 (Thunder over Louisville, KY Derby events) that are not currently booked are slightly higher in price, with a 2-night minimum. __________________________________________ RV Site(S) on our family land. 30amp electric, water, sewer. Fire-pit with seating, free firewood provided. Trash can provided. Next-door to Yankeetown Area/indoor roping arena. If you participate in the rodeo at Yankeetown, utilize our site with hookups for your horse trailer! Nearby access to the Knobstone trail access point. Just a few miles away from LM Sugarbush; Indiana's largest annual Maple Syrup Festival. Long gravel driveway; 1/4 mile or more off of State Rd 160. We border the Clark-State Forestry. We have a small farm pond that's full of fish; no license required. Bring your fishing pole and have fun! Expect to hear chickens, guineas, pigs, dogs barking, kids playing. You may hear a tractor, lawn mower, or gator ATV go by as we are always busy doing something. Your pets are welcome, but keep in mind that this property is patrolled by two large Great Pyrenees dogs, and while they are friendly to people, they are territorial and have been aggressive towards other dogs until they become friends. For the safety of all the dogs, your pets must be contained/on a leash at least until all of the dogs can get to know each other. We are 5 miles from I-65, and 19 miles north of Louisville, KY. Verizon phone/data service is good; can't confirm others.
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Blackberry Farm

1 site · RV, Tent7 acres · Louisville, KY
Unwind and unplug on a secluded 7 acre property. A gem in the middle of eastern Jefferson county in Louisville, Kentucky. Fire pit awaits you and your family. Sing songs, cook your dinner, step away from day to day activity and enjoy. Good memories will be made. Looking forward to share with you the prop
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Fairhaven Farm Campground

5 sites · RVs, Tents36 acres · English, IN
Until 2019, this farm was in the same family since 1889. It has been a working farm since that time. In 2019, our family purchased the farm and continue to operate it much the same way. Our family is devoted to history and preserving the essence of the past. You may very well see us pull up in one of our antique cars to greet you! Our neighbors are friendly and many are also small farmers. You can't see their farms from camp, but don't be surprised to hear roosters crowing, cattle mooing, and donkeys braying in the distance. Our farm is surrounded by the Hoosier National Forest, so you'll see and hear plenty of wildlife too. At various times during the summer, you may find wild blackberries, elderberries, and black raspberries growing right in camp!
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Bootys Majestic Campground

1 site · RV12 acres · Taylor, IN
Learn more about this land:I have a big field of open land, as well as multiple coves within the trees where you could take a tent and camp. Gorgeous property with a nice view. There is lots of wildlife that roam the area as well.
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The best camping near Charlestown State Park guide

Overview

About

Hidden away in southern Indiana, Charlestown State Park offers all the scenic outdoor adventuring you’ve been craving. Binge on the beauty of Fourteenmile Creek Valley and the Ohio River from the scenic vistas or chill back at your campsite for plenty of forested goodness. The park is characterized by rugged, rolling hills and deep ravines that give this place some unique qualities. In that same vein, we encourage you to check out the Devonian fossil outcrops and karst sinkhole lands as you hike along the terrain. During the spring, the wildflowers really pop, making this the ideal place to hike among flora and fauna. From summertime fishing to fall time color viewing, you won’t have a season to skip here at Charlestown.

Notable campgrounds

  • Full Hookup Sites: Enjoy the convenience of 60 sites equipped with all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay.
  • Electric Sites: Choose from 132 sites offering electric hookups, perfect for powering your camping essentials.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially for peak seasons, to ensure you secure your preferred campsite.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations for last-minute opportunities to reserve a spot.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your desired dates are not available at Charlestown State Park.

When to go

The best time to visit Charlestown State Park is during spring and fall when the weather is mild and the park's flora and fauna are most active. Summer offers lush greenery, but be prepared for warmer temperatures. Winters can be harsh, with some amenities and trails less accessible due to snow or ice.

Know before you go

  • Check for any park alerts or closures before planning your visit to ensure all areas are accessible.
  • Wear appropriate footwear for hiking the park's rugged and sometimes steep terrain.
  • Remember to bring water and snacks, as options for purchasing food within the park are limited.
  • Be mindful of the park's wildlife; observe from a distance and do not feed the animals.
  • For those fishing along 14 Mile Creek, ensure you have the proper Indiana fishing license.

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