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Spring Mill State Park

Mitchell, Indiana


3333 State Road 60 E
Mitchell, Indiana 47446
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Sites: 223
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.72326
Longitude: -86.41703

Elevation: 658' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access ?
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • 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 ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • 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 no

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23 Reviews

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Only a couple campsites available when we arrived. Our site was on a big hill - extremely steep. Had a hard time getting a camper tent level - never would have gotten an RV in there. Ended up putting our tent cross ways to get it level. Sites were wooden but close together. Very busy campground on a weekend. Women's bathhouse had great showers - men's needed shower head taken off to get good pressure. Food was scarce - only a few restaurants nearby. Good ways into town. We camped at Spring Mill State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Go on Saturday morning to see the mill run. We were there for the Pioneer Days and lots of events were happening. They were also running the sawmill that morning as well as grinding corn. Very interesting. Great place to take family.

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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Took all our plates to level on our site. Lots of sites available but few are close to level. Electricity but no water at the site. Cell phone service wasn't very good and very few TV channels. Caves are closed during the week while we were there but otherwise there are lots of things to see at this park. We enjoyed the village. We camped at Spring Mill State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Check in easy, with a staffed gate house as you enter the campground. The roads are all paved and wide. There are 2 Dump stations near the gate house as none of their sites have sewer hookups. A good mix of campsites with some sunny and some shaded. Some sites are even nestled in a wooded area, but it looked like it would be difficult to maneuver a large motorhome or travel trailer into some of them. Some sites do also have severe grades or drop offs which can make it difficult to level out your camper. Bring lynx levelers to stabilize and level your rig. 2 packs has always got me by here. The electrical boxes are very close and the water spigots are nearby. They're 2-4 spigots on one post to be shared between the nearby sites. I've camped here several times and can usually get away with 50 feet of hose, but would use 75 feet to be safe. Site 113 has the longest run in the campground and 100 feet of hose is required to reach its water. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Both were clean. Cell phone service is spotty. You can get it in some spots, but I wouldn't count on it there. With my TV antenna up I can get a handful of channels. We camped at Spring Mill State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
111
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Go down to the Inn and eat or try the Dairy Bell, a little ice cream shop near the entrance of the park.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

The park was nearly deserted in mid week in mid April. The campground was very clean. Not very many of the sites are big rig friendly. Many of the sites are at right angle to the rather narrow roads. In the wooded parts of the campground several trees were VERY close to the inside of the curves which made driving through nerve wracking. Our site was level side to side but bring lots of hose to hook up to the water. We camped at Spring Mill State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
94
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The Pioneer Village is very interesting with an original mill built in 1817 (thus the name of the park). Very affordable buffet dinner available at the park lodge (Spring Mill Inn).

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: March, 2017 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

We were camping in mid-March and got an off season rate. Unfortunately the bath facilities were not open. There are pit/vault toilets nearby. The sites are all gravel and vary greatly in the degree of level. We were able to choose our site since the campground was nearly empty. The park is really nice and very quiet. We camped at Spring Mill State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
187
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The State Park is beautiful. There are many trails from moderate to rugged. Some of the trails wind through old growth hardwood forests. The Inn is very nice and I would recommend eating a meal in the restaurant. The food is great! Don't miss the pioneer village and its many activities.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

The park is a great experience but the campground is questionable. Sites are small and close together. It can get muddy here when it rains. Some low spots in the RV sites and the sites do vary quite a bit in length. Best to get an advance look if possible prior to making a reservation. Our site (90) was a pull through and long enough for our motor home plus toad. Water can be a problem as the water spigots are few and far between. We camped at Spring Mill State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
90
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Seemed to be little to no daily cleaning of the shower houses. They needed some updating. There were some small sinkholes gathering water that needed to be filled in the sites. Finally, there's poor cell service or WiFi. We camped at Spring Mill State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
121
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

If you want to swim, go on a weekend because that's the only time it's staffed. They have a beautiful pool and I've been to this campground dozens of times and NEVER been able to go swimming. My fault I guess. If you go exploring the caves, bring a flashlight, and an extra pair of shoes. Finally, get mosquito repellent. Lots of it...or you'll need a transfusion.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

The park itself is quite amazing, and worth the visit, but the campground is hit and miss, unfortunately. While we were there (4th of July weekend, 2015) it had rained heavily and many of the sites were flooded, some so much so that they were barely usable. Our spot (15) was so steep that it took over 2 feet of elevation in the nose to get level, and due to the muddy condition of the spot, our chocks kept slipping, causing the trailer to slowly creep toward the road.

The water hookup required a long extension (it was approx. 30 feet from our camper) but was in good condition. Water is connected to a 4x4 post and has 2 to 4 spigots to serve multiple campsites (each with their own spigot.) The electrical post was in good order and very close to the site. The picnic table was in good condition, but unusable due to the slope of the site. The 'site' was mostly mud, with some straw from previous campers, and the only gravel was at the bottom of the slope. We did have some slippage issue backing up the slope, pushing the camper, but that was primarily due to the wet conditions. Still, more gravel and a better grade would have been most welcome.

The bathrooms were regularly maintained during the holiday weekend, and were acceptable considering how much mud there was. Inconsiderate campers were far more of an issue than park staff, who were diligently trying to keep up, and staying polite and friendly while they were doing it. Be advised that parking can be atrocious. There is apparently no effort to enforce the vehicle limit any longer, and we saw many spots with three vehicles stuffed in, encroaching on the narrow road and making larger campers really work to avoid a problem. Overflow parking is available, but so unused that moss and lichens cover much of the paved surface, so this seems to be a chronic issue.

If you go, be sure to do as much research on your spot as you can - many are challenging (poorly situated, poor drainage, tight turns, steep slopes, etc.) We camped at Spring Mill State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Camp only when it's going to be dry, or at least when it has not recently been rainy, and visit in advance if possible to scope out a good sight. Visit the historic village, take a cave tour (go as early as possible to get a reservation!), eat at the lodge, have fun!

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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful, well kept state park. The bathrooms and shower houses seemed to be kept clean even though we were there on a busy weekend. Our pull-through site was sunny, but there were many shady sites throughout the campground. The water hookups can be fairly far away, so take extra hose. We used about a 100 feet of hose. Several of the sites do seem to have a fair amount of slope. We camped at Spring Mill State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

We enjoy camping here. The village is nice. Good hiking trails, plus the Gus Grissom memorial. You should be careful; there are some bad campsites so pay attention to the description when making reservations. We camped at Spring Mill State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

My favorite Indiana State Park campground thus far! Very large & spacious campground. If you go to camp store during the day, you can purchase evening hayride tickets. Best sites are 83, 81, 49, 55, 165, 167 & 187. The outside lots of the VIP area (116-122 ), the grassy areas of (67, 68, 70 & 71) are great camping sites, as well. If going with a group, I recommend 90 & 100 or 111, 133, 129 & 128. Park itself is very large, so bring your bike or plan to drive if visiting trails and nature center. We camped at Spring Mill State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $31.00
Overall Rating:

We camped here this past weekend (Labor Day 2013) and had the best time. The park itself has a great deal to do, with a hiking trails, nature center, biking, birdwatching, history, cave tours, and more. They have the best camp store we've ever encountered: fully stocked with just about everything you can imagine (fresh foods of all kinds, RV supplies, activities, snacks of all stripe, a wide variety of cold drinks, even camp cookbooks! Our site (#16) had a steep grade, they called it 'extreme' but we could not level out. The entire spot, except one small patch, was hard packed dirt and the vehicle area was gravel. (A bit dusty since it had not rained in some time.) Water was easily reachable, located between out site and the site just next door, and the electric hookup was immediately next to the parking area. Our electric tested out and worked perfectly, (not often the case) and the water was clean and fully functional. The sites appear to be kept very clean and in good shape all over the park. We saw park staff in repair vehicles working on the bathroom once and repairing a faulty pedestal in another spot. Housekeeping cleaned the bathrooms twice a day when we were here: very impressive! Although the facilities were not new, they were very well kept up with and in great shape. Firewood was $4.25 per bundle at the camp store, and although we didn't buy any, they have plenty of ice on hand at reasonable prices. I'm not sure if the bicycle rentals were reasonable or not, but given the prices for everything else I'd say that they were completely fair. The bikes themselves were in good shape and there were a good number to rent. For those interested in activities, the pool is huge, clean, and very inviting, the nature center is very well laid out with a good deal of literature and signage, in addition to very friendly staff. The hiking trails are well marked and offer great variety (waterfront, old growth forest, Karst topography features, etc.). The short cave tour is by flat bottom boat and is well worth the $3 fee (arrive at 9am to book whatever time you want, they sell out early and you can only book for that day.) The historic village is in amazing shape, had plenty of staff on hand when we were here, and is truly beautiful. If you like CCC history (as I do) this is a great place to visit: the CCC did quite a bit here and it shows. Park staff were extremely friendly and helpful and we were very positively impressed with them given the extreme load on the park during the holiday weekend. They have two dump stations (located at the camper check-in as they often are) to speed exiting, but the line was quite long given that the park was at full capacity for the holiday. We don't use them so I can's speak to their condition, but at a glance they appeared to be clean and well maintained as far as I could tell from 5 feet away. We have added this park to our top parks list and plan to return regularly. It's a fantastic park with so much to do, great staff, and great camping! We camped at Spring Mill State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

The addition of the mountain bike trail made our stay even nicer than in years past. I also found out that the DNR purchased Cave River Valley where I would camp and explore the caves many years ago. A shortage of funds has limited its development but should be a nice addition to Spring Mill only if the caves can remain protected. Be aware that many sites are not level and the water hook ups may be as much as 100 feet from your camper. We purchased our corn meal in the village and sought relief from the heat in the Park's fantastic pool. A Friday evening meal at the Inn was very enjoyable. We camped at Spring Mill State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 91
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Helpful staff. Good dining at lodge. Clean park. Good history. Take an extra 50' water hose so you can reach the centralized water hookup. Have extra "support" boards, etc., to help level unit on uneven spots. Good roads. We camped at Spring Mill State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2008 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

I spent the first weekend of October here, what a fun weekend! If you want to stay here, you must make reservations six months in advanced or you will not get in. The park is extremely popular with the locals! The park was sold out, and I found out why on Saturday night. The shut down vehicle traffic and everyone went trick-or-treating. They hold a contest for the best decorated site, and the campers do go out of their way to make it a FUN weekend. Our site sorta had water, it was on the wrong side, and sharing the site next to us. If I needed water, I would have dragged out all the hoses to get to it, but I left the house with a 1/4 tank of fresh water. There are very few pull through sites and the standard site is very very tight for a 40 foot Motorhome and toad. I've never been here this late in the season, and plan to return next year at the same time. Camping fees do not include a $5.00 fee to enter the park. The horse stables are gone, bike trails replaced the horse trails. Next weekend, the village will be active. No TV, No Wi-Fi, talk about technology withdraw. We camped at Spring Mill State Park in a Motorhome.

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