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Charlestown State Park

Charlestown, Indiana


12500 Indiana 62
Charlestown, Indiana 47111
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Sites: 192
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.43053
Longitude: -85.63577

Elevation: 644' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Large state park with paved roads and sites. Sites are spacious. We camped at Charlestown State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Site Details

Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes
Tips for other Campers:

Hike to rose island if you can handle the hill getting there. It's worth it for the history and views of the Ohio river.

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Review Count: 97
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park, with friendly and helpful people. The roads are paved, as were the sites. Being from out of state, we had to pay $9, for a permit to enter the park. This was a one time fee we paid for the week we were there. All the connections were easy to locate and easy to get connected. We noticed that some sites had patios, but we didn't. Our site had a picnic table and a fire ring. All the sites we saw had picnic tables, while some sites had fire rings and some didn't. Satellite and OTA TV worked well, as did out AT&T phones and hot spots. We did find that when leaving the campground, our GPS wanted us to turn left on the main park road, to get out of the park, but there is no park exit that way. There is only one way in and out of the park. If you plan on being in the park near Halloween, you might call and see when they are doing their Halloween celebration, as they allow trick or treaters, and they close down traffic in and out of the campground, so the trick or treating can be done safely. This is a nice touch, since it is the first park we have seen that allows trick or treating. We would stay here again. We camped at Charlestown State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
157
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Whiskey Row in Louisville, there are toll bridges to get to Louisville, Bourbon Trail, Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum, Patton Museum on Fort Knox is about an hour away, Churchill Downs,

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Great place to stay if you need to be near Louisville, Kentucky. It's just up the road but very convenient to either the east side of town (over the toll bridge) or downtown (over the regular bridge.) Both full hookup and water/electric sites available. Verizon service is good and there are a few OTA TV stations available. Full hookup sites are large and only minor leveling is needed. We camped at Charlestown State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
187
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2018 - $46.00
Overall Rating:

Nice park. Well maintained. Not much to do here. There are 5 hiking trails and that's about it. Staff very friendly. We camped at Charlestown State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
132
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Not much to do in the park except to hike. Some shopping nearby.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

The campground was immaculate w varying degrees of privacy, shade & facilities. Paw Paw Loop was very inviting. Has full hook ups as well as electricity only sites w more privacy. Personnel very pleasant. We will return as an overnight stop. I didn't pick up on differences between sites when booking on the run with my iPad. Our site, therefore, could have been better but that's on me..Thank you. We camped at Charlestown State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
14
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Unsure how much ch there is to do in the area. Being in the camp was enough. Lots of space for walking or biking. Playground for kids, etc. Our dog loved all the well kept grass.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We are frequent visitors to this state park. Very nice campground, great hiking trails and great view of the Ohio river. This weekend we were very disappointed by, probably a previous camper, who let their dog do it's business and failed to pick up the Marmaduke sized piles. Made for a nasty camp site in the 90 degree sun. Come on fellow campers, have some class and respect the campers who pull in to your spot when you leave. We will be back. Hopefully whoever stayed in this spot before us will not. We camped at Charlestown State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
156
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Hike the awesome trails!

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

$9 day permit is extra. Newer park, good trails, secluded sites in some cases. We camped at Charlestown State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
190
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

We have really enjoyed our stay at Charlestown State Park. This campground is well laid out with an easy drive in and very private with lots of night stars and the sounds of silence. Most of the sites on the passenger side (outside) seem to be at the perfect angle for an easy back in. A good portion of the driver's side sites are straight to the road, and would require a bit of finesse to back in a larger 5th wheel like ours. We stayed in one of the two loops with full hook ups. Shortly after you enter the park, there is a dual lane fresh water tank fill station for all the other sites with no water hookups. The sites are all paved and offer 30/50 amp service. The 15 miles of trails here are beckoning us to explore, so as soon as the rain stops we'll slip on the boots. The area itself has everything you need for supplies, groceries and laundry and Louisville is just a short drive away too. We will definitely be back and stay a bit longer. We camped at Charlestown State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
71
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Groceries at JC's in Charlestown (bring your Kroger card) and wash clothes at the Laundry Basket - clean, new, wifi, and all machines use credit cards.

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

One of the nicest and well thought out state parks I have ever stayed in. Roads are wide and easy to traverse. Sites are mostly just electric but we had a FHU site of which there are about 60. Our site was large enough for our trailer and truck but some sites are quite a bit longer and this park can easily handle big rigs. Some sites are shaded, some not but all sites have handy access to large, clean showers and flush toilets. For those sites without water, entrance to the campground provides two water sites to fill tanks and two sites opposite provide dump stations. It was pretty quiet here during the week but I'll bet this is a pretty crowded park in the summer. We camped at Charlestown State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
121
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Drove in to Louisville to see the Kentucky Derby Museum. Also The Falls of the Ohio River and interpretive center is incredible and worthy of the price you pay to see it. Town of Madison is pretty and lots of shopping and antique shops.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed on lot 186, paved drive with pretty steep grade. Had front of fifth wheel almost completely extended. Sewer hook up was higher than outlet on camper. We camped at Charlestown State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
186
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

The park was nearly deserted, less than 10 sites occupied, thus it was VERY quiet. Nice paved parking pads. Most of them are indeed 45 feet or less in length. There are a very few sites that were longer. Not much other than the campground, a few picnic areas, a boat launch on the Ohio River and some hiking trails. We camped at Charlestown State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
91-Paw Paw Loop-FHU
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Love this park. We only stayed 2 nights and wish we had more time. We picked an electric only site, and had the entire section to ourselves. Well maintained, friendly staff, a small camp store and office. Stop at the office before going to the campsite. This place is huge if you are a hiker. Lots of trails. Sites are very spacious. We camped at Charlestown State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 27
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice campground in a hugh state park located near the Ohio River and about 30 to 40 minutes across the river from Louisville, KY. It is easy to find and the roads are state highways. Once inside the park is is quite a way back to the campground due to the very large size of this state park. Check in is at the park visitor center located a mile or so on the right hand side of the road well before the left hand turn into the campground loops. Don't miss either turn into the visitor center for check in or to the campground as there is a lot of road to cover if you miss. Check in is easy and the park folks are very friendly and helpful and have lots of information. The roads inside the park are all well paved roads and are quite wide so no problems getting around. Once inside the campground area pay close attention to the site signs as there are several loops and it is fairly easy to miss a turn into your site area. Our site was a back in and was easy to navigate. Our site was level but some sites may need a little levelling but nothing major. The site sizes are mostly very large but your neighbors can be seen in the distance. Sites are paved and have well kept grass around. All sites have fire-pits and picnic tables. There is no pad for the picnic table or your chairs as the paved pad is narrow. We had a full hook up site and all the hook ups worked well. We did request a site change to a site with a little more shade and the park folks easily accommodated us over the phone. Our Verizon cell phone services worked fine and we were able to receive quite a few over the air TV stations. The park is well maintained with lots of hiking and has a ramp for boating access. This is probably the nicest park to stay if you are visiting the Louisville area. There seems to be plenty of restaurants and shopping not to far away. Over all we enjoyed the park and would stay here again when in the area. We camped at Charlestown State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
99 Mulberry Loop
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Many things to do and see in the nearby (30-45 minutes away) Louisville area. Also closer in shopping and restaurants.

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Review Count: 112
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Nice, clean park with asphalt roads and pads. No paved patio area unless you get a handicap spot. Some spots are not as level as others. Some sites have some nice privacy, while most do not although they are all fairly large sites. Nice grass and trees around the campground and was good for dog walking.

We had strong Verizon, lots of OTA stations and our satellite worked fine. Not many people there even over the weekend, and very few on Sunday night.

The only hike we did was to Rose Island. Be aware it is a very steep paved path from the parking lot to Rose Island. Easy to go down but not so coming back up. Take the ranger station phone number with you and call if you have trouble making it back to the parking lot. They will come get you and take you to your car! We took the guided tour and they will drive you both ways if you like. We enjoyed walking down and riding up.

Easy drive to Louisville to see the sights there. We would stay again. We camped at Charlestown State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory tour is great. As was Churchill Downs Museum and Tour. Very good pizza restaurant in Charlestown.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

Quiet campground. Sites are a nice size and have good separation. Had a minor issue with the sewer connection on our full hookup site. We camped at Charlestown State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Not much to do near the campground. Louisville, KY is about 20 miles away as is Falls of the Ohio State Park. Checkout Charlestown Pizza Company in the Charlestown. Great pizza and craft beer selection.

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