The best camping near Shakamak State Park

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Happy Campers Campground

7 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents12 acres · Brazil, IN
We look forward to hosting you at Happy Campers Campground! We have 5 full hook up RV sites 50 and 30 amp, free wifi, fishing, swimming and an 1.5 acre pond. Our property also has fire rings and picnic tables available for our campers. We have a dry cabin also available. We have trash bens available. Seasonal shower house and porta potty. Please specify RV or tent site when you are booking! We also have bathrooms and a new shower house now! Open now.
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Martin H.’s Land

2 sites · Tents25 acres · Greencastle, IN
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Laurita's Casa Vieja

8 sites · RVs, Tents5 acres · Bloomington, IN
The farm is located 15 minutes west of Indiana Universities Memorial Stadium. The property is nice and private. The farm adjoins the 75 acre Stranger Hills Organic farm, the oldest organic farm in Indiana. Our 1899 Farmhouse is the only residence on the entire farm. There is a 3000 acre farm to our south. The area is quiet and very private. The campsites are in a grassy walnut grove by a small creek that runs along the eastern border of the property. We have a white deer creek cabin tent on a platform there and 3 or 4 nice level campsites to the north. There is a shaded RV site at the top of a small hill with 30 amp service. We can accomadate a large RV on packed gravel with 50 amp serice. the farm is located 15 minutes east of McCormicks Creek State Park. There is a porti -potty and a bag shower in a small building adjacent to the campsites. There is a YMCA about five minutes East of the property.
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Overland camping at the 1938 barn

2 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Rockville, IN
Large secluded cove near our barn and garden. Watch the sun come up from the orchard. There is 1 electrical plug so not all 3 spaces have electric but you can run a cord. There is also a single water spigot to share as well. There are 2 houses somewhat visible through the trees but no direct line of sight and otherwise private. May see us feeding animals or tending garden. There is also a livestock guardian dog (Cotton) on property, we just ask that you please do not feed her or leave food/trash laying around for her to find.  This is a farm so you may see and smell animals. Depending on when you book you may even be somewhat near animals. Be aware of this and be ready to keep dogs contained. Ask us about purchasing a bag of fresh meat or veggies from our market garden Henrysmarketindiana.com
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Celtic Glen Farm Stay

11 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents100 acres · Spencer, IN
Celtic Glen is a working, family farm of heritage breed livestock, nestled in an old limestone quarry on the banks of the White River, on one side, and Fall Creek, on another. Learn about regenerative farming with rare breeds on a farm tour, or mining and wetlands restoration on an ecological history tour. Pet and feed the livestock. Fish and bird-watch. Take a yoga class (at times with goats or bunnies) in the center of the stone henge. Have coffee with goats. Eat farm craft meats, eggs, prepared soups, casseroles, and baked goods, or hop into town for a bite. We are across the river from McCormick's Creek State Park (Indiana's first state park with miles of trails, a swimming pool, horseback riding, and lodge) and just two miles north of Spencer, a small town with an excellent brew pub, winery, cafe, and more. Just 12 miles north of the farm is Cataract Falls State Recreation Area. We are only 20 minutes from Bloomington and Indiana University; 45 minutes from Indianapolis Int'l Airport. This is a working farm with lots of livestock, electric fences, and working dogs, so please leave the farm animals alone unless someone from the farm is available and present. Dogs must be on a leash in the camping area. Given the above features of a working livestock farm, the quarry ruins, the operative railroad tracks, and the river (not suitable for swimming), children under the age of 18 must be attended by adults at all times. We have lots of on-farm food and supplies options, please contact us for a complete list and any requests. All sites have access to a common grill, handwashing station, porta potty or septic outhouse, cold water shower. Nearby fun and food: We have posted many events on our farm facebook page @celticglenllc and we are within 2-4 miles of lots of options: Many events happen on the Spencer town square (including Spencer Pride events); and at the Owen County Fairgrounds which are actually in town along the White River and hosts events such as the White River Poultry Show. Historic Tivoli Theatre with big-screen movies, classic concessions, and more just off the square Cinema 67 Drive-In (4miles) All About You Salon and Spa on the square offers massage among other nice things. Hilltop Family Restaurant (vintage style family restaurant less than 2 miles north off 231) Owen Valley Winery –good food as well (often free live music) Stable Studios music venue (12 miles from farm) Civilian Brewing Corps Brewpub (family friendly space, amazing food and beer and craft soda) Main Street Coffee and Kitchen –a gorgeous café with breakfast and lunch (including Bivi’s tamales) Millie McGee’s Gosport Diner –amazing comfort food in a charming super-small town just across the river (drive north on 231 then east in 67; 23 E Main St, Gosport; 8 miles from the farm) McCormick’s Creek State Park: Canyon Inn for dining, lots of trails, pool in the summer, horse stables Cataract Falls State Recreation Area just north off 231 –really lovely waterfall (13 miles) Green’s Bluff Nature Preserve (Nature Conservancy; 9 miles from farm) Other locally-owned eating: Babs supermarket and deli, Busy Bee Cafe, Papi Chulo’s Cantina, Jit’s Thai Bistro, Chambers Buffet on square, Grand’s Ice Cream, Sweet Valley Ice Cream. Of course, Bloomington is just 20 minutes away with lots to offer. A bit further out: Exotic Feline Rescue Center Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum Indiana University Hoosier National Forest Tulip Trestle Please ask if there is something specific you’d like to find.
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Sage Valley

12 sites · RVs, Tents17 acres · Worthington, IN
Welcome to Sage Valley Ecovillage, where sustainable living meets breathtaking beauty! Immerse yourself in the splendor of nature while embracing eco-consciousness and a sense of community like never before. We invite you to experience a one-of-a-kind stay at our lush oasis, where each moment is infused with purpose and harmony. 🌿 Your Green Haven in the Heart of Nature 🌿 At Sage Valley, we've cultivated an enchanting sanctuary that harmoniously blends with the surrounding landscape. Nestled amidst rolling hills, fragrant gardens, and a seasonal creek, our ecovillage offers a haven for eco-minded adventurers seeking a unique and immersive escape. 🏕️ Camping with a Sustainable Twist 🏕️ Relax in our thoughtfully designed camping spots. Our eco-friendly buildings, constructed from reclaimed materials and powered by renewable energy sources, provide a unique experience. Wake up to the sound of leaves rustling, breathe in fresh forest air, and let nature nourish your soul. 🌳 Your Eco-Adventure Awaits 🌳 Whether you're a seasoned environmentalist, a sustainability enthusiast, or a curious traveler eager to explore new horizons, Sage Valley offers a wide range of eco-centric activities: 🚴‍♂️ Embark on a nature Eco-Tour: Discover the scenic beauty of the surrounding countryside on a guided hiking tour, where you'll learn about local flora, fauna, and sustainable practices. 🌱 Green Thumb Delight: Join our gardening workshops, where you'll gain insights into permaculture, organic farming, and how to nurture a thriving ecosystem. explore ancient medicine making and food preservation techniques 🌄 Sunset Hikes and Stargazing: Witness breathtaking sunsets from our vantage points and indulge in an awe-inspiring stargazing experience under the pristine night sky. 🧘‍♀️ Mindful Meditation: Reconnect with your inner self during our tranquil guided meditations, surrounded by the symphony of nature's sounds. 🌈 An Invitation to Eco-Wonderland 🌈 As a Sage Valley guest, you're not just visiting; you're contributing to a thriving ecosystem of shared knowledge, mutual aid, and sustainable living. Join us on this transformative journey and be part of something extraordinary.
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Dirt Weapon Ranch

10 sites · RVs, Tents90 acres · Gosport, IN
Come and enjoy our private 90-acre retreat, perfect for any outdoor enthusiast. Nestled in an arch of the White River, this secluded sanctuary boasts two private lakes, offering opportunities for swimming, hiking, fishing, and relaxation. Conveniently located within a short driving distance to Indy, Bloomington, and Southern Indiana, you'll find yourself immersed in nature while still having access to nearby urban amenities. We offer five powered campsites and numerous options for primitive camping lakeside or riverside. Please note that there are no direct water hookups, so be sure to bring your own water for your stay.
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The Timbercrest Ranch

3 sites · RVs, Tents100 acres · Bloomfield, IN
The land consists of: 100 acres of forest, pastures, four ponds, orchards, hoop house, pavilion area with grill, 150-year-old tobacco barn, gardens, chickens, guineas, turkeys, quail, bees, kune kune pigs and wagyu cattle, stocked pond on absolutely gorgeous rolling hills. The land will take your breathe away. Learn more about this land: Several trails with lots of opportunities to see nature, particularly wild turkey's and deer and the local bison farm.
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Life Sanctuaries

7 sites · RVs, Tents200 acres · Centerpoint, IN
The farm is one settled by the early pioneers who stopped going west in the early 1800s after they crossed the Eel river in what was then Owen County, Indiana.  Later, it became part of Clay County with the addition of Cass Township.  This working farm is comprised of 200 acres of rolling pastures and woodlands in the heart of Hoosier Hospitality - Indiana. Learn more about this land:Tent, car, and RV camping with a place for your horse too!You get your choice of where to hookup or pitch your tent and also enjoy all of the nearby attractions. There are state parks with swimming, and the Exotic Feline Rescue Center which is a little like going on a Safari!Nearby attractions include the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival and the Croy's Creek Traders Fair.  We are within a mile of the Eel River and Cataract Lake is also very close for boating and fishing.  Other attractions include the Owen/Putnam State Forest and McCormicks Creek State Park.  An abundance of wildlife can also be seen at the campsite. 
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Peak Animal Sanctuary

7 sites · RVs, Tents65 acres · Freedom, IN
Peak animal sanctuary is a non-profit vegan sanctuary that is home to 44 farm animals that have been rescued from neglect situations and/or factory farms. We are located on 65 beautiful acres in Owen County Indiana where you can view star filled skies on a clear night and camp near our We do require that anyone who chooses to camp on our property has to adhere to our "vegan only" policy while onsite and not bring or consume any animal/fish or dairy products while on the property. For the safety of our animals and guests, visitors are not permitted to enter any of the animal enclosure areas without a staff member. We do offer a short tour and introduction for a small donation. We also have 2 Airbnb rooms that are listed on our website. If you'd like to know more about our property, please check out our website: https://www.peakanimalsanctuary.org or visit our Facebook page
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Terre Haute Campground

45 sites · RVs10 acres · Terre Haute, IN
Welcome to Terre Haute Campground! We are your premier Indiana Campground family owned and operated by Kiefer Campgrounds. We are part of a collection of RV parks and campgrounds that spares no expense to ensure your stay with us is nothing less than the BEST! We are ideally located just 3 miles off of I-70 and we are open year round. We are also golf cart friendly! Please visit www.terrehautecampground.com or give us a call at 217-342-1111 for more details.
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Convenient Camping Near State Parks

6 sites · RVs, Tents3 acres · Bloomington, IN
Welcome to our spacious yard, offering several spots suitable for tents or an RV. While this is primitive camping, there is access to water from the house spigot. Although the site itself is not a hiking destination, we are conveniently located between Morgan Monroe State Forest, Yellowwood State Forest, and Brown County State Park. Each of these parks is just a short drive away, and Lake Lemon is less than a 5-minute drive from our location. Moreover, we are directly in the path of totality for the upcoming 2024 eclipse, providing an excellent opportunity for celestial viewing. Guests are welcome to stay at the property for the duration of their visit or utilize it as a base camp and explore other nearby attractions. We provide a fire ring, and firewood is provided for your convenience.
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The best camping near Shakamak State Park guide

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With three man-made lakes offering up the perfect amount of glassy waters to explore and enjoy, you can’t go wrong with Shakamak. Get your fishing game on or adventure out by kayak or canoe and drink in all the forested beauty with which the park is overflowing. There are wide open fields that make prime spots for that football rematch your crew needs to settle, or for a bit of lounging on the lush, green grasses. Known to have a killer group campsite, this park is an ideal one to which to bring whole gang. Every season brings unique scenery here—colorfully fun falls, sassy summers, and winter wonderlands. From poolside tanning to ice fishing, you can find it all at Shakamak State Park.

Notable campgrounds

  • Full hook-up sites – Offering 8 sites with modern amenities for a comfortable stay.
  • Electric sites – 114 sites available, providing a perfect blend of nature and convenience.
  • Maple Loop – Features 10 sites, including two paved, accessible spots for inclusive camping.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  • Book early to secure your ideal spot, especially during peak seasons.
  • Consider mid-week stays for better availability and a quieter experience.
  • Check for cancellations regularly as plans change and spots may open up.
  • Explore nearby camping options to increase your chances of finding a site.

When to go

The best time to visit Shakamak State Park is during the spring and fall when the weather is mild and the natural scenery is at its peak. Summer offers warm swimming conditions but can be busy. Winters are quiet but may limit some activities.

Know before you go

  • Check the weather forecast and pack accordingly for Indiana's variable climate.
  • Be aware of any park alerts or closures before your visit.
  • Accessibility is a priority, with paved sites available for those with mobility needs.
  • Take advantage of the park's rental options for boats and recreational equipment.
  • Remember to respect wildlife and stay on marked trails to preserve the park's natural beauty.

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