The best camping near Clifty Falls 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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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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Carriage House Farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents300 acres · North Bend, OH
We are an Ohio Century Farm located in historic North Bend, Ohio. Single-family owned since 1855, our farm is located only 20 minutes outside of downtown Cincinnati but feels as if you are in the country side. Our campsites are located within a easy 5 minute walk of our on-farm distillery, winery, market, and food truck. Part of our 300 acre property is part of the conservation easement that makes up the "Oxbow," a migratory bird and waterfowl area that is popular among birdwatchers in the spring and autumn seasons. We have a large eagle population along with a host of other raptors.
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Away at Green Hill

8 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents27 acres · Union, KY
Hipcamp Best Camping Runner Up 2023 and 2024! Spring is here and Summer isn't far behind. Book now and enjoy the privacy and the convience of Away at Green Hill. Entry point to western Boone County in Northern Kentucky, neighbor to Cincinnati, Indiana and the Ohio River, this 27 acre property marks a geographical change from rolling farmland to steep, forested hillsides. Our end-of-the road, ridgetop property means privacy. Our isolated campsites are surrounded by woods full of turkey, deer, owls, and woodpeckers. Onsite there are wide, easy strolling paths, a growing number of single-track hiking trails, open fields, and forest. And if not booked, a historic log home to explore and do some porch sitting. A great place for solo campers, friends, and families, whether newbies or experienced. Drive-in sites make unloading/loading easy peasey. Standard amenties include privacy, an exceptional outhouse, tables, fire rings, lanterns, Welcome kit (paper, fatwood, lighter, candle). Firewood can be purchased when booking and onsite. At one time, there were three sites for camping. We decided that was too much and we wanted to ensure privacy. We now limit it only two: Site 1 - Open Sky can accommodate the solo or the group. And it comes with extra amenities: a hammock, trampoline, badminton (spring, summer, fall). It's also closest to the cabin, strolling trails, woodshack, and outhouse. Site 2 - Gobbler's Knob is a more cozy space - a small rise surrounded by forest. Still, it can accommodate pop-ups + tents and a couple of vehicles. The choice is yours. Boating, kayaking, biking, hiking, museums or lazing about in a tiny riverfront town are minutes away, The curvy, scenic roads lead quickly out of the paved civilization of Union, Kentucky to us and onto the Rabbit Hash General Store, the Ohio River, the ferry to Indiana, the historic Dinsmore Homestead and State Nature Preserve, Middle Creek Park, and Big Bone State Park "Home to Modern Vertebrate Paleontology". Do nothing or do something.
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A Notch Above-RV Riverside Campsite

3 sites · RVs, Tents1 acre · Patriot, IN
If you enjoy camping right on the banks of a major river (Ohio), this may be the place for you! Relax on the riverside with a campfire and one of the best river views on the entire Ohio River! You can even throw in a fishing line if you want!
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Hideaway on Two Crane Lake

2 sites · RVs, Tents223 acres · Frankfort, KY
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Bunker Farm

3 sites · Lodging2 acres · Ryland Heights, KY
Experience the best of luxury and relaxation in this secluded canvas tent at Bunker Farm, nestled within the picturesque creekside of the 7-acre farm in Ryland Heights, Kentucky. Step inside this furnished bell tent to discover a spacious retreat complete with a queen size bed. Marshall Road runs through the bottom third of our property making a secluded area along Decoursey Creek that feels like a you're way out in the woods, yet not far from the city. Our canvas tent is situated under large mature trees, secluded from the road. An open field located on the property along Decoursey Creek, which brings in a variety of flora and fauna. This 12 foot canvas bell tent is sure to take relaxation to the next level. Within this tent, a queen size memory foam mattress, lightweight sheets, extra blankets and paired with two firm and two soft pillows are provided. The door way is a double zip closure. For cooking, a gas burner and a small gas grill, a cast iron skillet along with acacia wood plates and bowls, utensils, and knives are available for use. For fresh coffee in the morning, an enamel Percolator and mugs are provided. An extra large cooler (100 gal) for your cold items is available outside of the tent. Please bring your own camping equipment if needing any items outside of what's listed. For your bathroom needs, we are currently building a bath house. It does have a fully functional toilet and sink using water catchment. The shower is not complete, will be in the coming weeks. Please bring water for drinking and brushing teeth. Toilet paper, hand soap and sanitizer will be provided. In addition to firelight from the campfire, the tent is lit by battery-powered a LED lantern, battery operated candles, decor and a pair of solar lamps. No electric is available at this site currently. One battery operated fan is provided. First load of wood is included with your reservation. $7 per bundle if you need more. We use the honor system for this, please send any extra money through HipCamp if more wood is used. We provide fire starting materials and a lighter, fire extinguisher is located in the trunk within the tent. Parking area is close to the tent, yet not right next to it. A large rolling cart is provided to help with getting belongings to and from the parking area. Please only park and drive on graveled area. Creekside Hideaway is nestled on Decoursey Creek, you will have access to the bottom area of the property along the creek. Rock steps have been put in along the creek for easy access down to the creek. This property is partially wooded, and has an open field as well. We are always pet friendly, but you must maintain control of your pets and you are responsible for them at all times. Decoursey creek is a natural waterway. It is frequented by wildlife and can be contaminated by runoff from local farms. DO NOT drink the water. Make sure to wash your hands after they have been in the water before eating and drinking. Pink tape on trees are to mark the approximate property lines, please remain within the property. The creek is part of the property but please do not go to the far bank, as the creek marks our property line.
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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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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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Serenity Now

2 sites · RVs, Tents25 acres · Laurel, IN
Down a long winding road you'll find Serenity Now. Situated in a holler along Little Salt Creek in Western Franklin county. Come enjoy the 25+ acres of forested hills, green meadows, babbling Little Salt Creek. Catch a glimpse of wildlife such as deer, turkey, fox and eagles to name a few. But most of all enjoy the piece and quiet. There are spots up in the forest to relax and unwind in nature. There are trails to hike throughout the property, with more being added. End the day around a camp fire under dark night skies, where the star gazing is incredible if conditions are right. You're minutes away from quaint towns like Metamora, Oldenburg and Brookville. Franklin county has many activities and places of interest. Explore the historic White water canal, unique shops and dining spots, horseback riding, boating and kayaking as well as offroading. The camp sites are primitive. Fire rings at each site. Firewood is available for purchase (first fire is on the house). A clean portolet is on property. Sites can accommodate tents, truck campers, camper vans and small pull behind campers. 15 foot trailer max. 6 people per site max, 2 vehicles per site max. Pets are welcome if well behaved.
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The best camping near Clifty Falls State Park guide

Overview

About

Check out several cool things at this state park in southeastern Indiana. Clifty Creek Canyon offers many waterfalls, a deep canyon, a railroad tunnel, and a rugged trail. All of these things satiate your need for an outdoor adventure.

See all four waterfalls in this park. Tunnel Falls is the tallest at 83 feet. Trails leading to these places are rugged or even very rugged. One trail is a 3-mile path that is one of the roughest trails in the state.

Look up when you reach the canyon floor. Light only reaches the floor during the sun's highest point in the sky.

View the 1852 railroad tunnel, essentially an artificial cave, from May 1 to Oct. 31. Construction crews started the tunnel but then abandoned the idea.

Head to nearby Madison for Lanier State Historic Site. It's a former mansion once owned by a millionaire banker. The drive just to get here has stunning views of the Ohio River.

Choose from around 167 campsites, with 106 of them having electricity.

Notable campgrounds

  • Electric Sites: Nestle into nature with modern convenience at one of the 106 electric sites, perfect for an energized stay amid the wilderness.
  • Non-electric Sites: For a more rustic experience, choose one of the 63 non-electric sites, offering a true connection with the great outdoors.
  • Youth Tent Areas: Ideal for group adventures, these designated areas provide a safe and memorable outdoor experience for younger campers.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially for peak seasons, to ensure your spot in this sought-after natural haven.
  • Consider visiting during weekdays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Stay flexible with your dates and explore different campsite options to increase your chances of securing a reservation.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your preferred site is unavailable, as the surrounding area offers additional opportunities for outdoor stays.

When to go

The park's waterfalls are most spectacular in the winter and spring, showcasing their dynamic range from frozen sculptures to roaring cascades. Summer offers lush greenery and full access to park amenities, while fall dazzles with vibrant foliage.

Know before you go

  • Check for any park alerts or closures before your visit to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Remember that fossil collecting within the park is prohibited; however, nearby locations offer opportunities for discovery.
  • Accessibility varies across trails, with some offering wheelchair access and others presenting rugged challenges.
  • Clifty Inn and its restaurant provide a cozy retreat for those seeking comfort after a day of exploration.
  • The 1852 Railroad Tunnel is a seasonal attraction, open from May 1 to October 31, protecting the hibernating bat population.

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