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Charlestown State Park Campground

12500 Indiana 62, Charlestown, Indiana 47111 USA

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Opens Sun 7:30a
  • Independent
  • Pet Friendly
  • Not Wheelchair
  • Public
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“fab fossil hunting!”

Once a largely undeveloped portion of the huge (15,000-acre) Indiana Army Ammunition plant, Charlestown State Park is located in southern Indiana. The park is easily accessible, located 8 miles east of I-65, on State Road 62. With scenic vistas of the Fourteenmile Creek valley and the Ohio River, with elevation changes of over 200 feet, Charlestown has much to offer the visitor with its rugged hills and deep ravines. While hiking the rugged terrain you will see Devonian fossil outcrops and areas of karst sinkhole topography. Bird watchers will enjoy the 72 species of birds, including bluebirds, black vultures and an occasional bald eagle.

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Craig Tidball

  • 22 Reviews
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04 April 2023
Rated 4.0

Loved our overnight at Charlestown State Park. This place is huge. Keep that in mind. The sites are asphalt and level. The lots are big and feature a picnic table and fire ring. There are paved walkways to the nice playground and to the bath house. The back of each lot is a thick brush which adds to the sense of privacy. The water was not turned on for the season yet but there was a water filling station. Our 30 amp service was strong. Remember that this is a big state park and you have distance between you and some of the camp features. We thought we would take a look at the Ohio River which borders the park. It was probably a 4 mile drive to get there. This is a great place to land and relax and ride bikes but may not be an easy walk to various attractions within the park. We weren't able to see the fossil dig but hope to return to do so. The town of nearby Charleston has many services and restaurants. We will gladly stay here again. $25.

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27 June 2021
Rated 5.0

Beautiful state park. Sites are large and thoughtfully spread out. Worth the $. Park has several hikes.

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26 May 2020
Rated 4.0

The best state park in Indiana.

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Charlestown State Park Campground

12500 Indiana 62
Charlestown, Indiana
47111 USA
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  • Sun - Sat: 7:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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40 ft
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  • Paved Sites
  • Fifty Amp
  • Full Hookup
  • Rec Facilities
  • Pull Through
  • Tent Sites
  • Dump Station
  • Big Rigs
  • Age Restricted
  • Boondock
  • Cabin Sites
  • Dispersed Sites
  • Firewood
  • Fulltime Residents
  • Group Tent Sites
  • Laundry
  • Mobile Homes
  • Open Seasonally
  • Permit Required
  • Potable Water
  • Propane
  • Public Water
  • Pull Through RV Sites
  • Reservations
  • Sewer Hookup
  • Showers
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  • Standard Tent Sites
  • Vehicle Wash Permitted
  • Water Hookup
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