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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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Watson's Rivercamp Retreat

6 sites · RVs, Tents4 acres · Evansville, IN
Nestled on the banks of the Ohio River, this primitive camp is ideal for nearby fishing, boating, kayaking, and swimming! Our unique location offers a picturesque view of downtown Evansville and Dutch’s Island. Set in a no-wake zone, the shallow beachy island also serves as a barrier from the river channel creating calm lake-like waters. We are located only 0.2mi from Dogtown boat ramp and 300ft from Nu Plaza marina. Biking, walking/hiking trails, local park, and pool nearby. On our property, we allow our campers the flexibility to pick their own perfect spot to camp. There are large mature trees that offer plenty of shade and flat ground for an easy setup. Each site has a firepit, picnic table, and nearby trash can. A firewood bundle is included and complimentary smores packages upon request. Our property features 2 communal areas each with a fire pit, charcoal grill, tables, chairs, and lights. There is access to electric power strips and water hoses in each communal area. Kayaks are available to registered campers only first come, first serve. Price is $25 or a single kayak, $50 for a tandem. Includes lifejackets. We look forward to having you!
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Backer Half Hundred Acres

5 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents62 acres · Saint Meinrad, IN
Great piece of secluded land with a cool fire pit and some great walking trails. Chairs and fire tools available. We have 62 acres in total, with a homemade suspension bridge, a tree house, chickens, goats, and a friendly dog. A small spring-fed stream runs right by camp. Plenty of nature to see and enjoy out here.
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Beloved Farms

4 sites · Tents82 acres · Grandview, IN
Learn more about this land: Come relax and enjoy the view on our 82 acre berry and flower farm! You are able to select your own campsite (however not all sites may be immediately accessible by car). We provide picnic tables and portable fire pits. Otherwise sites are completely primitive. There is a picnic shelter and venue available for rent (separate booking available @ www.belovedfarms.net) perfect for any gathering!
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Doug K.’s Land

3 sites · Lodging, RVs13 acres · Tennyson, IN
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Lake View camping

20 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents13 acres · Reynolds Station, KY
30 years ago this was a pay lake it has been shut down for years. I got it a few years ago for a family getaway. So there is some really nice fish in the lakes. We have a outside kitchen with a gas grill, gas griddle and sink.we also have a sink for your use. There is also a toilet with a flushing toilet.
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Hill Springs Campground

14 sites · RVs, Tents120 acres · Dubois, IN
Hill Springs Campground sits on our 120-acre family farm. Our primitive campground is in the middle of 'God's country' as we are miles from the nearest town but very close to local attractions. Patoka Lake, historic towns, and hiking, and are just a few activities to keep you busy. Please read our reviews and book your slice of heaven with us.
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Perry County Camp

8 sites · RVs10 acres · St Meinrad, IN
Don't miss your view of the Eclipse on Monday April 8th. We have 6 full hookup camp sites sitting on 10 acres, overlooking 50 acres of land a newly constructed lake with a beautiful view of nature. Each site can accomodate up to 50' Unit. A separate reservable building/cabin is located adjacent to the campsites. This property must be reserved separately....(see AirBNB listing for Perry County Loft). https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/63776476 Please note a campsite reservation does not provide access to the building or outdoor area of the building which is available to the AirBNB reservation. Of course one person can rent both a campsite and the building to be able to enjoy the best of both.
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Our Haven Nature Sanctuary

21 sites · RVs, Tents175 acres · French Lick, IN
Check us out at OurHaven.life! Nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of southern Indiana's countryside is Our Haven, an 175 acre nature sanctuary of beautiful deciduous forests and reclaimed fields for all who wish to come enjoy its clear creeks, natural springs, and secluded areas. Our Haven has both private large areas as well as intimate small areas available for you and your group's or event's use. A lot of hard work by some very special people have enabled us to offer a magical place to come relax, recharge, gather with old friends, make new ones, or just have a good excuse to get away. While the camping is primitive in setting, a shower house with hot water -- beautifully crafted from rough-hewn lumber -- is available. as well as fresh drinking water and toilet facilities. We have more fire pits on the main field than most campgrounds do in their entire facility and plenty of firewood to go with them! Experience freedom in designated clothing-optional areas or times, always respecting others' space and choices. Refresh yourself with hot co-ed showers and access to fresh drinking water, including a wheelchair-friendly shower for ease. Gather around our scattered firepits in the camping fields for warmth and community. Embark on immersive trails of picturesque deciduous forests and reclaimed fields. Dive into the bliss of our refreshing, secluded skinny-dipping creek, a hidden oasis for those seeking a liberating and natural escape. Embrace spiritual exploration, if you so wish, at dedicated shrines honoring Pan, Brigid, Aphrodite, Ancestral Spirits, and the Great Goddess. We are welcoming of all positive spiritual paths! With a family-friendly ambiance, children under 13 enter for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Children are welcome to join us in honoring tradition and forging connections, but must be in bed by 10PM when the entire grounds become clothing optional. We offer a membership with lots of perks, but you don't need it to come camp, hike, skinny-dip, or attend events. Book your firepit today and we'll be sure to welcome you home when you're all set-up!
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HOBA farm riverfront property

5 sites · RVs, Tents13 acres · Cloverport, KY
Learn more about this land: At HOBA Farm we have 13 acres of wooded river front property. We also have a large lake with kayaks and paddlebaords available! There are plenty of cute animals to visit. Near by there are plenty of hiking trails, caves, beautiful parks, and boat launches. We have plenty of room to set up tents and hammocks in a variety of locations. Its very shady down by the river too! Most of our property is natural and full of wild flowers all summer. This is primitive camping only. We have a portapotty on site but currently do not have running water or electric. Please be sure to bring your own drinking water.
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Hohl Farms

1 site · RV, Tent330 acres · Huntingburg, IN
Row crop and livestock farm located in the hills of southern Indiana. The farm is 5 minutes from Interstate 64. 30 amp and 50 amp hookups available. Pasture pork and Angus cattle are next to the campsite. Located on a rural country road by crop fields, woods and pasture. Large accommodations are available as the crops are harvested and fields are barren.
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Bullocktown Hideaway

4 sites · Tents3 acres · Boonville, IN
Learn more about this land:We live on 3 acres.  🐴 Horses on one side Nature and Field in between.   🛁 We have a quiet area with a pole barn that can be utilized for water, and full bath accessories ⚡️ Electric is also available. ⚡️ We can accommodate up to 5 or 6 🏕 if needed in the grassy field and/or 1 on our asphalt drive.  ❤️ We are not a campground, just a quiet hideaway. Welcome!
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The best camping near Lincoln State Park guide

Overview

About

Fan of our 16th president? Hard not to be. Check out this Honest Abe's beginnings at Lincoln State Park. Start at the Nature Center and catch an interpretive program. Hiking is a popular activity, especially the Neighborhood Walk—paths a young Abe was known for walking. Rent a canoe or paddleboat and hit the water! Go fishing and swim at the beach all day. Forget the 21st century woes and lose yourself in the 1800s. History is rich and for the plucking at Lincoln State Park.

Notable campgrounds

  • Electric Sites: Nestled amid lush greenery, these 150 sites offer modern convenience in the heart of nature.
  • Non-electric Sites: For a more rustic experience, choose one of the 88 sites that bring you closer to the park's tranquil beauty.
  • Primitive Sites: Embrace the simplicity of the outdoors with 31 sites that offer a true escape from the everyday.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your spot, as sites fill up quickly, especially during peak seasons.
  • Consider visiting during the week for better availability and a quieter camping experience.
  • Keep an eye on cancellations for last-minute opportunities to reserve a prime location.
  • Explore nearby camping options if your preferred site is unavailable.

When to go

The best time to visit Lincoln State Park is from late spring to early fall, when the weather is warm and the park's full splendor is on display. Winter months can be less ideal due to colder temperatures and limited access to some park facilities.

Know before you go

  • Check for any alerts or closures before your visit, especially concerning blue-green algae advisories.
  • Ensure you're prepared for safe swimming by reviewing the park's beach policy.
  • Accessibility is a priority, but contact the park office for specific needs.
  • Remember, boating is limited to electric motors only, preserving the park's tranquility.
  • Take advantage of the interpretive programs to enrich your understanding of the park's history and natural resources.

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