Sleeping Bear Retreat

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2773 S County Rd 1000 W, French-lick, IN, 47432

Sleeping Bear Retreat is located on over 50 beautifully wooded acres in scenic French Lick, Indiana. We offer unique stays with our Tipi and Covered Wagon sites, or you can spend the night under the stars in one of our Tent sites. There is fun for all ages - from giant chess and checkers, a 9 hole disc golf course, fishing and more. You can also plan a visit to our paintball and survival games locations.

Whether you are looking for a quiet weekend getaway, a low cost family vacation, or a group stay, we are the place for you! 

Open Dates: March 2 to November 14

Last Updated: 05/30/2023


Our tipis include 4 cots, a picnic table, and charcoal grill. Easy access to the shelter house, as well as community restrooms and showers!

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Tepees $55.00 $330.00 Choose Your Site
Covered Wagon

Our unique Covered Wagon site has 4 cots, as well as electricity, A/C and heat.

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Covered Wagon $75.00 $450.00 Choose Your Site
Tent Sites

Spend the night under the stars in one of our primitive tent camping sites!

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Tent Sites - Primitive $20.00 $120.00 Choose Your Site

This site is ideal for a smaller camper or pop-up. W/E hookups available! this site has access to a water nozzle, 30 amp and a 110 outlet

Options Starting Daily Starting Weekly Starting Monthly
Camper Site - Water & Electric $35.00 $210.00 Choose Your Site

maximum length of stay

two weeks is the maximum length of stay.

check in and check out

check in is anytime after 2pm and check out is by noon.


per insurance there is no swimming in the pond. there is a small creek on property that is a great place for kids to play in.


catch and release only fishing.

Quite time

Quite time is from 10pm to 9am so at this time please keep your loud noises down to a minimum.

Weather Conditions

First and foremost, you must be prepared for the weather. Watch your weather app and prepare for it. If it's going to rain, prepare to get wet. If it is going to be hot or cold, dress and prepare for it. Sleeping bag, appropriate for weather conditions, as there is no heat or A/C in the Tipis. There are 4 cots in each Tipi, and electricity in two of the Tipis if you want to bring an air mattress. Basically anything that makes you comfortable. Camping is supposed to be a happy time!

Cleanliness and Consideration

Please leave your campsite as you found it and leave no trace. We ask that you are respectful to your surroundings, wildlife, and neighboring campers.

Pet Rules

We are pet friendly, as long as the pet is friendly! Please keep pets on a leash at all times while on the campground.



Picnic Table

Picnic Area

Pets Allowed

Gravel Roads

Fire Pit

Community BBQ/Grill

30 Amps

Community Restrooms

Community Showers

Fire Ring / Grill

Pet Friendly

Water Hookups







Wildlife Viewing

Family Friendly

Pet Friendly

Tent Camping

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2773 S County Rd 1000 W, French-lick, IN, 47432
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Overall Rating: 4.6

Crystal Gallagher

This place was nice! Relaxing, very clean, the owner was so nice, we will definitely be returning

Melissa Davis

We had a great relaxing time at Sleeping Bear Retreat! We tent camped at #4. It was quiet and everything we needed (food & ice) was available for purchase . The bathhouse was clean and importantly, the water was hot for showers! We arrived by motorcycle and were able to park right by our tent. The view overlooking the pond was really nice, we would definitely stay again.

Dylan Esch

Very interesting property with plenty of activities and trails! Covered wagon was clean, ample lighting for night and ac/heat worked great. Also had space fan, plenty of electrical outlets if someone needed that. Bathrooms/showers were perfect for camping. Hot and cold water worked great. Can't wait to go back!

Amanda Ludwig

Cute place! Super clean and kept. Owner really nice and overall quiet place to get away for the weekend.

Steve Weinzapfel

The place was well maintained with large campsites nicely spaced apart. It was quiet with plenty of trees.

Ronald Johnson

If you dont stay here, you are missing out!

Henry Watson

Can't say enough greatness about this place! Pretty, clean, well kept. Lovely, all in all.

Henry Watson

We had an amazing time here! The tipis are awesome. The grounds are extremely beautiful. Bathrooms are noce and clean, with hot showers. A very near rustic sink to use to wash hands and dishes. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. Their pets also loved to come see us! 10/10 would recommend!

Lisa Demske

Our group was extremely disappointed. We actually left early the first morning instead of staying all weekend :( It was run down and did not match the pictures on the website. One (definitely not modern) sink for all bathrooms to share. Two of the four were padlocked. There was a group of people with the bathrooms blocked by tables and chairs for several hours. They were loud and obnoxious (cursing) until 2:00 in the morning

Campground Response

you not having a great experience with us is unfortunate but could I ask what you mean by run down?? I work very hard on the up keep of this place. what photos are you speaking of as I have many photos of different times of the year and yes different years, am I supposed to delete all my old photos of past good times?? by that standard I would have to do a new photo shoot every month. I searched many places to get that sink as I thought it was unique to the setting we have. as for the pad locked restrooms, one was being serviced and the other is the utility room, as for the obnoxious people I have no idea as I was not informed of any such activity but sadly those kind of people are everywhere.

Reese Tannhauser

Covered wagon was awesome, comfy cots. Rain got in the way of a fire but we still had a nice time relaxing in our covered tent with heat. Bathrooms were clean and close by.