The best camping near Turkey Run State Park

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94% (24 reviews)

Hike through history at this well-appointed state park.  

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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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Fort Harrison River Property

2 sites · RVs2 acres · Terre Haute, IN
(2) RV spots located right on the Wabash River. $60/day, $350/weekly and $600/biweekly, we will consider monthly. Both RV sites will accommodate a 30-foot RV, one site will accommodate any length RV. Both are equipped with water and sewer hookups, 30/50-amp electrical power, and both have their own picnic table and campfire area.
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Creek’s Bend Camp

2 sites · Tents100 acres · Williamsport, IN
Nestled in a bend on the Big Pine Creek, this 100 acre property is characterized by its hardwood forests, pine woods, bubbling creek, restored prairie, and sandstone bluffs. It’s serene beauty feels healing and inspiring no matter which direction you choose wander. There are miles of walking trails on property and on adjoining nature preserves. During fair weather you may see people float by in kayaks, canoes, or tubes. Come watch for wildlife, play in the creek, gaze up at the stars, and reconnect with yourself. With advance notice, I may be able to give you a 15 minute garden and property tour! Just let me know when you book. Want to book for a large group? Send me a message and I will try to accommodate you. * NICHES Crow's Grove Nature Preserve (Hiking, 2 minutes away) * Williamsport Falls (Indiana’s highest free-falling water fall, 15 minutes away) * Downtown Williamsport (Grocery, bars/restaurants, hospital, 15 minutes away) * Hooker Corner Winery (Wine and events, 16 minutes away) * Downtown Pine Village (Coffee shop, gas, and pizza, 18 minutes away) * Downtown Attica (Grocery, gas, restaurants, drug store, 18 minutes away) * Ravine Park (Walking trails, disc golf, huge playground, 18 minutes away) * Badlands off-road park (Attraction, 20 minutes away) * Portland Arch Nature Preserve (Hiking, 30 minutes away) * NICHES Black Rock Nature Preserve (Hiking, 30 minutes away) * Downtown Danville, IL (Bars/restraunts, grocery, dispensary, 35 minutes away) * Purdue University (40 minutes away) * Shades State Park (Hiking, 50 minutes away) * Turkey Run State Park (Hiking, 50 minutes away) This property is an easy and scenic 40 minute drive from Purdue’s campus, making it the perfect get away for students and townies, or a unique place to stay for people wanting to visit Purdue. To remove a barrier for students, Purdue students may request a free tent for their stay at Creek’s Bend Campground!
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Havendell Farm and Wayside

8 sites · RVs, Tents20 acres · Pittsboro, IN
Since 2003 the land has been home to people, horses, dogs, chickens and barn kitties, a hay field and fruit, vegetable, and flower gardens. Enjoy the country atmosphere in driving proximity to Indianapolis amenities. A great place for a unique getaway. A couple days per week from mid-March to Mid-December, the almost 20 acre property hosts a not for profit children’s physical therapy program called, “TheraTails and Learning Trails”. This program has been taking place at the farm since 2006 serving children with various physical therapy needs. The farm has a short nature trail with a wood chipped path. Visitors may go on foot or use their own bicycles or golf cart to ride the perimeter of the property or the mowed paths. Our location is convenient to county roads for foot or bicycle touring. Located just 20-30 minutes from the Indianapolis International Airport, downtown Indianapolis, the Indianapolis 500, drag racing, state parks, horseback riding, and numerous small town fairs, The Covered Bridge Festival, and farmers markets. Easy access to I-74, fuel, eating establishments, groceries, gyms, a water park and the McCloud Nature Center. Come stay at Daves Country Gem, and get a taste of rural living.
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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. 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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Heavenly Acres Creek side Camp

29 sites · Lodging, RVs, Tents18 acres · Thorntown, IN
We provide a hands on educational experience with a variety of animals, crafts and farm operations or you can simply relax in a quiet farm setting next to the creek and enjoy the view. Our site is a short 10 minute drive to town or the highway (65 and 74) with the exceptional bonus of peace and tranquility of the country.
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Martin H.’s Land

2 sites · Tents25 acres · Greencastle, IN
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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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Eclipse 🌚living Legacy Paylake

76 sites · RVs, Tents10 acres · Spencer, IN
well-stocked fishing lake/bait house, the site is surrounded by picturesque hay fields and enchanting woods. It's the perfect spot to witness the upcoming eclipse on April 8th. Conveniently located off a US Highway, Only 2 miles away from McCormick's Creek State Park, guests can enjoy the proximity to outdoor activities. The Hilltop Restaurant, just next door, offers delectable options ranging from steaks and ribs to fantastic pizza. Indulge and enjoy the stocked 3.5 acre lake. A great day of camping fishing and breath takeing views to see a once in a life time experience
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Camp with Alpacas at Aris Farm

4 sites · RVs, Tents21 acres · Universal, IN
This was once a self sustaining farm built in the 1950s. The farm raised cattle, pigs, chickens. There was 35 tillable acres which produced corn and oats for the livestock. The farm had its own feed grinder in the old barn. There is an old hand built cooler room where all the meat was stored. There are four wells on the farm one of which is used for watering animals and cooling alpacas on hot summer days. One of our tent sites is in the corner of our alpaca pasture. You'll hear the roosters, goats, donkeys and more than likely, Rose, our Maremma livestock guardian dog, throughout your stay.
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Shalamar Farm

3 sites · RVs13 acres · Lebanon, IN
Hosted over 210 rigs! Private home on 13 acres, with 3 RV sites, Studio apartment (900 sf) for rent, manicured lawn, garden, trees, peaceful area. Accept long term guests, traveling nurses professionals! Need a Groundskeeper, maybe swap rent/services. Welcome to Shalamar Farm, our second time around! NORTH: full hook ups, back in, rigs must be less than 35' SOUTH: full hook ups, back in, rigs must be less than 30' SHADE TREE: full hook ups, pull thru, rigs must be less than 25' Studio apartment: furnished with carpet, kitchenette with granite countertops and tile floor, 1 bathroom tile floor with shower, NO SMOKING, NO PETS. CLOSEST HOSPITALS: Lebanon 7 miles, Crawfordsville 19 miles, Zionsville 20 miles, Westfield 25 miles, Indianapolis (86th Street area) 26 miles, Carmel 31 miles. Friendly pets include George the horse, outdoor cats Leroy and Lowell. Eastern time zone and good cell coverage.
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Acacia Farms

1 site · Lodging5 acres · Brownsburg, IN
We are a small hobby farm on five acres just outside the town of Brownsburg. You’ll wake up to goats peeking in your windows and chickens laying fresh eggs for breakfast out back. The small tiny house is located behind our private residence. It is completely fenced in if you happen to be traveling with a furry friend of your own. You’re welcome to walk in the field, roast s’mores over the fire pit, or just visit with the barn cats.
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The best camping near Turkey Run State Park guide

Overview

About

Turkey Run State Park offers great hiking options, with an unusual mix of sandstone ravines and tree-lined trails, plus there’s a seasonal pool, ball courts, and a wide creek for kayaking and tubing.  Numerous historic structures dot the park, including a log church, a cabin, an old covered bridge, and even a beautifully preserved home that dates to the 1820s. If you want to stay the night, the park offers a stately inn along with cabins and a campground featuring 213 electric sites, each with its own fire ring.

Tips for snagging a campsite

  1. You can reserve a campsite at Indiana Turkey Run up to six months in advance through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website or by calling the Indiana State Park reservation hotline.
  2. A minimum two-night stay applies for weekend campers (three nights on public holidays). This rule is waived for campsites not booked within three days of the arrival date.
  3. Same-day reservations are sometimes available in person on a first-come, first-served basis, but getting a spot this way is unlikely on weekends and in summer.
  4. If you can't find a spot at Turkey Run, fear not: there are plenty of private campgrounds and Hipcamps within a short drive of the park.

When to go

Turkey Run is open year-round, and while autumn is a great time to visit for the colors, summer is by far the most popular time to visit. The Department of Natural Resources runs a variety of public programs throughout the year, including planetarium programs, naturalist lectures, guided winter ice hikes, and regular guided hikes during warmer weather.

Know before you go

  • Turkey Run has its own camp store offering food and firewood, and a gas station sits right by the park entrance. If you need to do a more extensive shop, your best bet is to head to the nearby city of Crawfordsville, about a half-hour drive away.
  • Six campsites and one cabin at Turkey Run are wheelchair accessible.
  • Dogs are allowed but must remain on leashes no longer than six feet at all times.

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