Sierran Masthead

Indiana Camping Reservations Go Online

More than 7,500 campsites at Indiana state parks, state reservoirs, and state recreation areas are available for reservation up to six months in advance by calling a toll-free telephone number or logging onto the Internet.

“Indiana has a state-of-the-art reservation system focused on the needs of our customers,” said John Goss, director of the Department of Natural Resources.

“It takes just a few minutes on the phone or on the Internet to reserve your favorite campsite at your favorite DNR-managed campground. If someone beat you to that site, we’ll help you find another good one. If the campground is full, we’ll help you find a campsite at another state campground.

The reservation system is in place for all campsites, ranging from primitive to full-service hook-ups, at 20 of the 22 state parks (Fort Harrison and Falls of the Ohio State Parks have no campsites); at state reservoirs (except for J.E. Roush/Huntington Lake); and at Starve Hollow, Deam Lake, and Wyandotte Woods State Recreation areas (which are located within state forests).

Shelters, cabins and recreation buildings can be reserved up to one year in advance. The reservations will be made at no additional cost to the camper. This year and previously, a fee of $6 was charged for a campsite reservation.

Campers can make reservations by calling, toll free, 1-866-6CAMPIN (1-866-622-6746) Monday through Friday from noon to 8 p.m. EST and Saturday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST. More information about the new campground reservation system is available at

Copyright © 2007 Hoosier Chapter Sierra Club, all rights reserved.[12/5/02]efp

Winter 2002-2003