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Jackson Co Fairgrounds Eclipse 2024

248 sites 路 RVs, Tents125 acres 路 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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Nightfall Farm

2 sites 路 Lodging129 acres 路 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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Chateau de Pique Winery/Brewery

10 sites 路 RVs, Tents80 acres 路 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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Hones Pointe

25 sites 路 RVs, Tents47 acres 路 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.聽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

355 sites 路 Lodging, RVs, Tents30 acres 路 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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Rockytop Family Farms

3 sites 路 RVs, Tents3 acres 路 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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Honeysuckle Ridge

1 site 路 RV, Tent4 acres 路 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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Silver Heights Camp and Retreat

1 site 路 Lodging22 acres 路 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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Little Nashville Bee Company

14 sites 路 RVs, Tents15 acres 路 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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Shaded acres

2 sites 路 Tents40 acres 路 Scottsburg, IN
Learn more about this land: well stocked fishing hole Plenty of room to roam Very family oriented. Kayak and flat bottom boats are welcome. Limited all terrain vehicle riding
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Full hookup RV Fairy land because of all the little Christmas lights that come on every night

77 sites 路 RVs10 acres 路 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鈥檚 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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Hidden Valley River Camp

4 sites 路 Tents7 acres 路 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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The best camping near Hardy Lake guide

Overview

About

When you need to escape to the sounds of the city, Hardy Lake is the place to go. With prime water levels year-round, this lakeshore is always pristine, the wildlife always happy, and the fish ready to be reeled in. From great hiking trails to bomb spots to cast your rod, you鈥檒l find it all. The unique features of the lake area include limestone and rocky bluffs that add character, and caves and fossils that entice adventure. There are loads of activities to keep you busy, with basketball and volleyball courts making this a great spot to resolve that grudge match between your friends and a quaint pier that makes for the perfect scenic fishing spot. After experiencing all the rugged forested beauty and glassy lake waters, it may be harder to leave this spot than you expected.

Notable campgrounds

  • Shale Bluff Campground: Offers 149 electric sites nestled in a picturesque setting, ideal for RVs and tents alike.
  • Wooster Primitive Campground: Provides 11 sites for a more rustic and intimate connection with nature.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early, especially for peak season weekends, to secure your preferred spot at Shale Bluff or Wooster Primitive campgrounds.
  • Consider visiting during weekdays for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations as last-minute openings can provide unexpected opportunities.
  • Explore nearby camping options if Hardy Lake's campgrounds are fully booked.

When to go

The best time to visit Hardy Lake is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural beauty is at its peak. Summer offers warm swimming conditions but can be crowded. Winters are quiet but chilly, with limited activities.

Know before you go

  • Check for blue-green algae advisories and shower after swimming to ensure water safety.
  • Be aware that the marina is currently unable to provide fuel due to system issues.
  • Accessibility is a priority; inquire about facilities if you have specific needs.
  • Visit the Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center to learn about Indiana's birds of prey.
  • Always stay on marked trails to protect the environment and ensure your safety.

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