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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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Happy Hollow Homestead

355 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres · Marengo, IN
Fall camp in our Camping Cabin. It's a full sized Cabin with a queen sized bed, a couch and a heater. It's spray foam insulated so you can stay comfortable year round. - Voted best Hipcamp in Indiana to visit for 5 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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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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Silver Heights Camp and Retreat

1 site · Lodging22 acres · New Albany, IN
Learn more about this land:Longest running camp in Indiana (1888). Tucked away in the Silver Hills of southern Indiana, Silver Heights can provide a wide variety of accommodations such as 5 cabins, 1 dormitory, open air tabernacle, tent camping and conference space with a full kitchen.
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Hones Pointe

25 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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Jackson Co Fairgrounds Eclipse 2024

248 sites · RVs, Tents125 acres · Brownstown, IN
Once in a lifetime, right here in Jackson County 100% totality for the 2024 Eclipse on April 8, 2024 at 3:04 in the afternoon for 3 minutes and 7 seconds. We are the first county from the south in totality if you are traveling I65 and have an easy on/off for observance and camping. Located just one hour from Indianapolis, Louisville, and Cincinnati, our property is strategically positioned on your route to everywhere, right in the middle of nowhere. The historic Jackson County Fairground borders the Jackson Washington State Forest, encompassing 125 acres. This space has witnessed 85 years of an award-winning county fair, and the dirt track racing events attract more than 150,000 visitors each season. Easy access is provided via I-65 and US 50.
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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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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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Nightfall Farm

2 sites · Lodging129 acres · Crothersville, IN
We're bringing my family farm back to life. My parents farmed here until the 1980's, but couldn't make a profit with corn and soybeans. My husband, Nate, and I moved home in 2014, and started turning the fields into pastures. Today, we run Nightfall Farm, raise animals with respect, and sell pasture-raised meat locally. Come wander the 125 acres of woods, wetlands, and farm. Check out the animals in our pastures, and walk along the Muscatatuck River. Enjoy a quiet fire. Hear the roar of frogs calling in Spring. Chase fireflies. Behold a family farm coming back to life.
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Honeysuckle Ridge

1 site · RV, Tent4 acres · Henryville, IN
Level parking area next to our family home. Quiet, secluded wooded property. Deer wander through the yard frequently. Chickens, pigs, other family pets also on property Your pets are welcome as long as they are friendly with ours. 30 amp, water, wifi. No sewer connection currently. Campfire pit (wood provided), picnic table. Trampoline and other activities for the kids. Splash pool during summer months. Close to Clark State Forestry, Just 1 mile from US 31, only a few minutes from I-65 Exit 19 or Exit 29. 25 minutes north of Louisville, KY* due to local demand, dates for Thunder Over Louisville and the Kentucky Derby are $40/night with a 2-night minimum.
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whispering moonbeam acres

7 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · English, IN
Learn more about this land: I will be in the path of totality for upcoming eclipse in April. Beyond camping sites I have several viewing areas on property for day use. If your interested in camping there is 20 acres and ample space for you to decide where to put up your tent. We provide a firepit or ring. Wood can be purchased or foraged yourself for your fire.Hoosier National Forest is across street so hiking is unlimited. This is a quiet destination in the woods with abundant wildlife.There is a small farm here where produce and flowers even eggs can be purchased. Please understand, you will be in the woods. We have coyotes,bobcat,fox,deer,skun,racoons, opossums etc... Keep food contained and be aware of surroundings
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Ambers Acres

4 sites · RVs40 acres · Fredericksburg, IN
Hi Hipcampers! This site offers full water, sewer, and electric hookups. Want to see a working farm? Want to wake up to animals grazing? Come stay at Ambers Acres! The pasture your ssite is nestled in, has goats and possibly cows at all times! That doesn’t mean you won’t see rabbits and squirrels running around also! Keep an eye out for the occasional turkey and deer also! We are just a few miles from the Old Mill Canoe Rental on the Blue River, Buffalo Trace Park, and Cave Country Canoe rentals.
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The best camping near Deam Lake State Recreation Area guide

Overview

About

Dreaming of the lake life? Hit the beach and waters of Deam Lake State Recreation Area in southern Indiana. The 194-acre lake serves as a backdrop—or focal point—for a range of outdoor activities. Paddle around quiet coves or hit the open waters in a larger boat (electric motors are allowed). Relax in the sands on the swim beach. Not far from the waters, the campground has over 100 campsites for RVs and tents and 19 Rent-a-Camp cabins. This place is a horse-lover’s dream (appropriate for its location just outside of Louisville, Kentucky), offering equestrian campsites with facilities for your horses to camp, too.

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Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. Campsites may be reserved up to six months in advance through Reserve America or the Indiana State Park website or by phoning 1-866-622-6746.
  2. All sites have electric hookups. Water is not available at individual campsites, but spigots are located in the campground.
  3. The campground is open year round, with limited services from November through April. Water spigots may be shut off and modern restrooms closed during these months. Water service resumes in the spring based on weather forecasts.
  4. Advanced reservations are recommended for weekends and holidays.

When to go

Though Deam Lake State Recreation Area is located in Indiana, the park is fewer than 20 miles from Louisville, Kentucky. The Kentucky Derby brings a lot of excitement to the region the first Saturday each May, which might make it a great time to come to Deam Lake or a bad time, depending on your preferences. Summer is the primary peak season, thanks to plentiful lake activities. Expect hot and humid weather. Temperatures are cooler in spring and fall, with winter bringing freezing weather and the chance for snow.

Know before you go

  • Rowboats and kayaks may be rented onsite between Memorial Day and Labor Day on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
  • The swim beach is open daily from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
  • Camping cabins rentals are also available in the park.
  • RVers should come prepared for leveling, as campsites may be sloped.

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