Camping & Cabins

Choose from the following to find a site:


   

Camping along a roadside on the Hoosier NF

 

Get Away to the Great Outdoors

The Hoosier National Forest offers a variety of camping opportunities, from cabins to primitive roadside camping. Select one of the options above to get find your next favorite spot, or look through some our suggestions below. 

Please Note: Due to the threat of Emeral Ash Borer and other invasive insects, only approved firewood may be brought onto the Hoosier National Forest. 

Many campsites can be reserved online through recreation.gov or by calling the National Reservation System at 1-877-444-6777 (TTY is 1-877-833-6777.) Occupancy is first-come, first served unless otherwise reserved. 

Our campground open season is generally from the middle of April through the middle of October. Some campgrounds stay open year round and are available with reduced amenities out of season for a reduced rate. 

Cabin Rentals

The Hoosier National Forest offers two cabins to rent. Both are located at Hardin Ridge Recreation Area, overlooking beautiful Monroe Lake. 

Developed Campgrounds

Developed campgrounds can provide community and amenities that the backcountry can't while at the same time being a serene escape to nature. Some of our favorite campgrounds on the Hoosier include: 

Dispersed Camping

Dispersed camping, or backcountry camping, is any camping experience that doesn't rely on developed facilities for you to enjoy. Dispersed camping is available along many of our hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. 

Group Camping

Planning something big? The Hoosier National Forest has space to accommodate groups of all types at the Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area

RV Camping

We welcome recreational vehicles on the Hoosier National Forest and our many of our Recreation Areas are set up to accommodate any type of vehicle. These sites offer full services like electric and water hook-up, nearby dump stations, and other amenities.