Summer is officially here, and many of us are spending a lot of our free time soaking up the sun and enjoying the great outdoors. If you enjoy sitting around the bonfire roasting marshmallows, listening to the crickets (well, cicadas right now depending on where you’re at) sing, and sleeping under the stars, you’re probably raring to get out and do some camping with friends and family.
Whether you’re old fashioned and enjoy pitching a tent, looking to break in your brand-new RV, or prefer to stay in a log cabin, Greater Lafayette has plenty of campgrounds to choose from with amenities bound to satisfy anyone and everyone’s camping desires.
225 E 300 S, Lafayette
Whether you’re setting up a tent or bringing your camper, AOK Campground has plenty to offer. The facility offers camping sites with 30- and 50-amp service along with several amenities including a swimming pool, vending machines, convenience store, a playground and a 24-hour laundromat. Reservations can be made on a nightly, weekly, and monthly basis.
5831 S 900 E, Lafayette
One could have guessed that if you’re looking to get in some fishing during your camping trip, Big Fish-N-Campground is the place for you! The campground is home to three stocked fishing ponds where you can catch and release Bass, Bluegill, Carp, Crappie, Kentucky Blue Catfish, and farm raised Channel Catfish. Other family-friendly activities include campfires, swimming, play areas, movie nights, and holiday activities. To learn more about the campground’s additional services and pricing, visit their website.
Prophetstown State Park
5545 Swisher Road, West Lafayette
Here’s an interesting fact you may not have known – West Lafayette’s Prophetstown State Park is Indiana’s newest state park where you and your family can enjoy a camping trip. The park includes several picnic areas, shelter houses, playgrounds, and a 110-site modern campground. During your camping trip, you can engage in activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, birding, and wildlife observation.
Wolfe’s Leisure Time Campground
7414 Old State Road 25 North, Lafayette
Located just outside the town of Americus between Delphi and Lafayette, Wolfe’s Leisure Time Campground sits along the banks of the Wabash River, making for quite the camping experience! Some of the amenities include a game room/concessions, WiFi, a swimming pool, two playgrounds, river fishing, and hiking/biking trails. If you’re interested in rates and making a reservation, visit their website.
Broadview Acres Campground
4850 S Broadview Road, Colfax (Clinton County)
Located between Lebanon and Lafayette, Broadview Acres Campground is a family friendly campground that offers a variety of different amenities and activities for all ages! Some of those activities include fishing, cook offs, pitch ins, and so much more! For a list of campground rates and rules, visit their website.
Caboose Lake Campground
3657 West, US 24, Remington (Jasper County)
Conveniently located off Interstate 65 about 30 minutes north of Lafayette, Caboose Lake Campground is a camper’s haven! One of the highlights at Caboose Lake includes the Summer Beach Family Fun Zone which includes bumper boats, water inflatables, a dunk tank, and a hippo slide! And if you’re not much into pitching a tent and don’t have a camper, the campground offers log cabin, caboose, rustic cabin, and yurt (single story units with a kitchen area, living area & a bedroom) rentals. There’s so much more we could include, but you’ll have to visit Caboose Lake’s website to learn more.
Ken-Do Lake Campground
9230 Heaton Road, Clarks Hill (Tippecanoe County)
This family-owned and operated campground features 60 sites with unlimited overflow, concessions, disposal, electricity, and a stocked fishing pay lake. The lake is stocked weekly, and no fishing license is required.
Lost Acres Camping Resort
3148 N 400 E, Monticello (White County)
Are you planning a quick family getaway this summer that includes a trip to Indiana Beach? Lost Acres Camping Resort is conveniently located just minutes away from the amusement park. In addition to Indiana Beach, the campground is within one mile of boating, fishing, and golfing. Some other common activities at Lost Acres includes dancing, live music, pool parties, wagon rides, cornhole games, bingo, crafts, and so much more. Don’t wait to book your spot! Visit Lost Acre’s website to make a reservation today.
Sugar Creek Campground And Canoe Rentals
841 W 83 N, Crawfordsville (Montgomery County)
Located south of Lafayette, Sugar Creek Campground is everything an outdoor enthusiast could want and more! The campground offers traditional camping and cabin rentals. And if you love being on the water, you’re in luck! The campground offers a variety of different water excursions including canoeing, kayaking, and tubing.