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Old 01-21-2011, 11:47 AM   #1
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Indiana camping

This is going to be my first full summer of camping with my TT that I got last august. I would like some recommendations for parks in Indiana that have sites with lake access. The wife and I and avid fisher people and like to camp next to water for that purpose. It is really hard to get a feel for a camp site from the Internet so any recommendations from the pros would be great. We have a 32' TT

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Old 01-21-2011, 10:56 PM   #2
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Paynetown SRA and Lake Lemon (city lake) at Bloomington have CG's. Both are near the water, and I have fished at both in years past. Indiana State Parks, lakes and Reservoirs. has a map of Indiana state parks with CG's near the lake. The downside is you must make reservations online at Indiana Department of Natural Resources especially for holiday weekends, which are usually full 3-6 months in advance.
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:20 PM   #3
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Turkey Run SP is a very nice park with a river running through the park where kayaking and canoing is a main atraction. lots of covered bridges are located in Park county and very very pretty in the fall due to the abundance of sugar maple trees, this is where the world famous Covered Bridge Festival is located, i have been going to this for over 30 yrs but i will say it is soooo crouded now it's almost not worth going for me.


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Old 01-27-2011, 09:12 PM   #4
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If you're from out of state, expect to pay a larger entry fee to the parks.
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Old 01-29-2011, 06:58 AM   #5
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If you're from out of state, expect to pay a larger entry fee to the parks.
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I agree with you, some of the northern states entry fees are deal breakers for us. If we are passing through the annual pass makes no sense and having to pay $10 a day for entry on top of camping fees, forget about it. Some even charge the entry fee for the RV if its driveable.

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Old 01-29-2011, 08:21 AM   #6
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Starve Hollow has the campground close to the water and Summit Lake has their campground close to the water. Both parks fill up fast on the weekends, so start looking at reservations right away.
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Thanks Indiana we have tent camped at starve hallow before. We will give it a try. Were is Summit lake? I am not familiar with that one
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Summit Lake SP is located east of IN 3 just off of US 36. It is NE of New Castle. The lake has a good bluegill population along with fair bass,catfish, and perch fishing. There used to be a few walleyes but I'm not sure if they are still there. The lake has had heavy fishing pressure for several years, but continues to be a good producer.
The campground has 30 amp electric hook-ups and water at about every third site. Take a long hose to fill your tank. there is a dump station at the check-in station, about a mile from the campground. Most of the campsites in the first loop aren't shaded. They are gravel and will be long enough for about any length of camper. The second loop is in the woods and the sites are rather short. Both loops have showers and restrooms.
There is a boat launch at the campground, if you take a boat.
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Raccoon lake is noter good place on a lake with a nice campground.
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