8 Stunning Indiana State Parks Where You Can Camp All Year-Round
By Tori Jane|Updated on April 13, 2023(Originally published April 08, 2023)
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Indiana is an awesome state with more than its fair share of awesome things to do. And year-round campgrounds in Indiana are definitely popular. We can’t stress enough just how many campsites scattered around the state are worth a visit no matter what time of year it is. Check out some of our favorites:
The most awesome part of this list is that when it comes to year-round campgrounds in Indiana, these aren’t even all of your options! If for some reason none of these camping in Indiana options strike your fancy (although we don’t think that will be the case), there are lots more you can choose from.
Have you ever camped out at any of these state parks in Indiana? Tell us your tales of survival in the comments!
Lake Monroe Spillway: Avoid the crowds of the larger Lake Monroe and head on over to this spot. Here, you can swim, paddle, fish, and more in a much less congested piece of this beautiful area in Indiana.
Prairie Creek Reservoir: Located in Muncie, this body of water is great for swimming and fishing. It’s also within a park, where you can camp, hike, bike, horseback ride, and more.
Scales Lake: Head to this 66-acre lake in Warrick County for fishing, boating, and swimming. You can also use the park for hiking and camping.
Shades State Park: This 3,082-acre park is located in Waveland. Enjoy some epic scenic hiking among the sandstone ravine as well as many other trails. You can also camp, fish, and picnic here.
Potato Creek State Park: Located in North Liberty, this 3,840-acre park has several hiking trails as well as opportunities for camping, biking, and horseback riding.
McCormick’s Creek State Park: You’ll find this 1,924-acre park over in Spencer. Be sure to visit the creek it is named for and its five waterfalls. You can also hike through canyons or even head to Wolf Cave.
Mounds State Park: If you are looking for a side of history in your hiking, head to this 252-acre park in Anderson. Here, you’ll find 10 mounds/earthworks that were built by a prehistoric Indian tribe. There are also a few hiking trails here as well as campsites.