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Charlestown State Park, IN

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Charlestown State Park is located in southern Indiana on the Ohio River and Indiana - Kentucky border. The state park lies near the towns and cities of Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, and Lexington, KY. Charlestown State Park began life as part of the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant and was donated in separate parcels since 1993. Today the park consists of over five thousand acres, making it one the largest national parks in all of Indiana. The park consists of the ‘Fourteen Mile Creek,’ a tributary of the Ohio River, miles of hiking trails, and access to the …

Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, IN

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The Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge is found near the small town of Fleming, Indiana, in the southern portion of the state. The nearest larger town is Seymour, which is less than five miles to the west. The wildlife refuge is situated about equidistant from two large cities, Louisville, KY to the south, and Indiana's state capital, Indianapolis, to the north.

This part of Indiana is wooded and hilly, in contrast to the flat, agricultural region its northern portion is known for. It is still a rural area, and with wildlife refuges, forests, and parks all available nearby, you will …

Patoka Lake State Park, IN

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As one of the largest recreation areas in the state of Indiana, Patoka Lake is shared between three counties: Crawford, Dubois, and Orange. Thanks to a vast area of almost 26,000 acres, Patoka Lake State Park campers can enjoy an array of recreational activities. Those who love golfing, biking, swimming, fishing, and even archery will have an incredible time camping at the state park.

Patoka Lake covers around 8,800 acres and is home to freshwater jellyfish, bass, crappie, bluegill, catfish, and walleye while also serving as a feeding ground for bald eagle and osprey. The lower parts of the park …

George Rogers Clark National Historical Park, IN

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George Rogers Clark National Historical Park is in Vincennes, Indiana, near the banks of the Wabash River. It's a monument to a hero of the American Revolution. A colonel in the American Army, George Rogers Clark led his soldiers and a contingent of Illinois civilians into Fort Sackville in 1877. Today, you can visit the monument and retrace Clark's steps as he moved against the British.

Before going to the monument, you should stop by the park's visitor center, which features exhibits and a short movie explaining the history of the site. There is a bookstore in the center …

Monroe Lake State Park, IN

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In southern Indiana, south of Indianapolis and near Bloomington is Monroe Lake State Park. This state park is a premier destination for water lovers, as the lake covers over 10,000 acres of beautiful water. Camping at Monroe Lake State Park will give you access to Indiana’s largest inland lake and is a must-see for anyone camping with an RV in this part of Indiana.

When you book an RV in Monroe County, be sure to bring your boat along, if possible. Everything from boating to hiking, swimming, and more can be enjoyed at Monroe Lake State Park. This part …

Versailles State Park, IN

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Located in southeastern Indiana, Versailles State Park includes Versailles Lake, formed when Laughery Creek was dammed in 1954. Nestled in beautiful rolling hills, the state park was predominantly farmland until acquired by the national park service in the 1930s.

Notable features include the 176 feet long Busching covered bridge, which has been listed by the Historic American Engineering Record. It is a beautiful location and the perfect base to explore southeast Indiana when you book an RV in Versailles State Park.

The area is sparsely populated with most local towns being quite small. On the edge of the park …

Mounds State Park, IN

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Near the town of Anderson is Mounds State Park, an awe-inspiring 250-acre recreation area with Native American heritage. Anyone who likes history, archeology, RV camping, or observing wildlife will have an unforgettable time here. The park features ten ceremonial mounds that are traced back to the Adena culture. The largest among these mounds, aptly named the Great Mound, is believed to date back to 160 BC. Although the ancient mounds are the namesake of this state park, guests also love to fish in White River, participate in the events organized by the park, and hike through lush forests.

To enjoy …

Shakamak State Park, IN

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Located in Southwestern Indiana, Shakamak State Park lies just three miles from Jasonville and about 25 miles from Terre Haute. The word "shakamak’: means "waters of the long fish" as Delaware Indians fondly referred to nearby Eel River. Established in 1929, Shakamak State Park was previously a coal mining spot. Today, guests come here to enjoy outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, picnicking, and biking.

Sprawling over 1,766 acres, Shakamak State Park boasts of over 400 acres of water. Those with an RV and choose to make this park home, will find three beautiful man-made lakes, the 290-acre Lake …

Turkey Run State Park, IN

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Stepping into Turkey Run State Park is like stepping back in time. From old-growth forests to sandstone ravines that date back hundreds of millions of years, this iconic landscape boasts natural beauty in abundance.

Located roughly an hour and a half west of Indianapolis, Turkey Run State Park offers a wide range of outdoor experiences for visitors. It boasts memorable hiking trails, historic buildings, excellent fishing, and a peaceful campground.

If you want to explore Turkey Run State Park in a rental RV, book an RV in Parke County and start planning your perfect travel itinerary.

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Brown County State Park, IN

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Brown County State Park is by far the most popular getaway in Indiana for both Hoosiers and out-of-state visitors. Indiana’s largest state park, Brown County consists of nearly 16,000 acres of diverse landscape sandwiched between Bloomington, Indiana, and Columbus, Ohio. This convenient location is ideal for finding RV rentals in Brown County. Like so many other state parks in the country, this one also started as a Civilian Conservation Corps project to employ young men in the 1930s.

Due to the makeup of the park, Brown County has earned the moniker of “Little Smokies.” Glaciers came to the …

Indiana Dunes State Park, IN

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Indiana Dunes State Park, nestled along the southern tip of Lake Michigan, is home to 2,182 acres of beautiful sand dunes, beaches, and natural hardwood forest. This state park is part of the vast, federally-managed Indiana Dunes National Park, covering more than 15,000 acres of stunning wilderness and exhilarating activities. Established in 1925 and later designated a National Natural Landmark, Indiana Dunes State Park draws millions of outdoor adventurers with its natural beauty, remarkably beautiful lake, and tall sand dunes that stretch for miles.

Swimming, hiking, and fishing are among the most popular attractions at the park. Rent an …

Spring Mill State Park, IN

306 RV rentals

Spelunkers, history buffs, and outdoor enthusiasts of all types will find something fun to do at Spring Mill State Park. Located a few miles from Mitchell and just south of Bloomington, this 1,300-acre expanse balances outdoor recreation with historic significance. Whether you want to hike the trails, explore the park's caves, or learn about the pioneers who called this area home back in the 1800s, you'll find a little something for everyone here.

There's so much to do and see at Spring Mill that you'll want to park the rental RV and stay awhile to experience it all. Book …

Clifty Falls State Park, IN

440 RV rentals

With its beautiful waterfalls, rugged terrain, and ancient fossils, Clifty Falls State Park is one of the gems of the Indiana State Parks system. Tucked away in the southeastern corner of Indiana, around 47 miles from Louisville, Kentucky, the park is well worth checking out for a few days if you're looking for beautiful natural scenery with a difference.

The park offers challenging hiking trails, plenty of delights to thrill and challenge amateur photographers, and the chance to get back to nature in peaceful surroundings. And with more than 160 sites to choose from in the Clifty Falls State …

Potato Creek State Park, IN

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Potato Creek State Park, despite its small size, is an incredibly popular spot for anyone that has an RV rental in Indiana. Tucked away in the northwest corner of the state, consider a camper rental near Potato Creek State Park to get off the beaten track. Although the park is somewhat hidden away, that does not affect its accessibility. Situated between Route 31 and 23, the park is less than a ten-minute drive to the center of South Bend and Elkhart and less than a two-hour drive to the sprawling metropolis of Chicago, IL.

Not recognized as a state …

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