Indiana RV parks and campgrounds are available throughout the state, and collectively represent how diverse the different regions of the Hoosier State are geographically and naturally. In Hoosier National Forest, Patoka Lake is about an hour and a half outside of Evansville. Patoka Lake is one of the most popular camping destinations in the entire state of Indiana, and there are many RV sites to choose from in the greater area, as well as in Hoosier National Forest itself. If you’ve got young ones in tow, be sure to head over to the Children’s Museum of Evansville, where fun and learning are combined expertly, and kids of all age learn from engaging experiences and by interacting with the exhibits. Evansville also has a Zoo, at Mesker Park, as well as a Botanic Garden with a diverse array of plant life.
Motor north and you’ll arrive at Brown County State Park, where guests are encouraged to go hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding through the dense forest just east of Bloomington. The Bloomington RV parks and campgrounds tend to cluster to the west, and it’s because of natural gems like Brown County SP, Yellowwood State Forest, and Lake Monroe, which is a motor boat wonderland of sorts. Check out the Hardin Ridge Recreation Area or the Paynetown State Recreation area on either side of the bridge that crosses the lake.
Heading further north, you’ll soon arrive in Indiana’s largest metro area. Indianapolis RV parks are among some of the best reviewed in the Midwest, and that’s for a variety of reasons. The city itself is alive and full of culture and heritage. It is also a major geographic crossroads for the different regions that are within range of the area: Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus, Pittsburgh, Louisville, Nashville, and St. Louis are all within several hours of Indianapolis. Check out Morgan-Monroe State Forest if you need a break from the urban excitement of the city.
The Lafayette, Indiana RV parks and campgrounds are spread throughout the region, and run from classic old fashioned motorhome resorts to luxury RV destinations. Visitors can check out Prophetstown State Park, where guests are encouraged to hike, bike, and help out on the working farm they have going there. Further east is Mississinewa Lake, which is home to Frances Slocum and Red Bridge State Recreation Areas, as well as to Miami State Recreation Area, the most popular of the three. Further west still is Salamonie State Forest, adjacent to the lake of the same name. This region is a haven for boaters, and hikers alike, so there’s plenty to do for everyone in your group.
In the northern region of Indiana, Potato Creek State Park is a day or weekend trip from the Fort Bend area. Hike, bike, swim, kayak, or canoe along these land and water trails. Make camp and roast marshmallows in the dense canopy of the forest. The park also welcomes visitors with an archaeological site for a bit of perspective on the area’s prehistory. To the west, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is easily one of the most popular RV camping destinations in Indiana, especially in the summertime. This is Indiana’s Riviera, and the cool waters of the southernmost part of Lake Michigan lap the white sands where so many spend their summer holidays.
Updated November 10, 2016.