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Raccoon Ridge Electric and Non-electric


Youth Tent Area





1 Campground

Campground Registration

Persimmon Road






503 504 502



Walnut Road




Non-electric Sites



Camp Store


Camp Gatehouse

Pit Toilet

Dumping Station

Nature Center



Extra Vehicle Parking

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120 118 116


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112 111


138 140 142

129 131 133 135 137 139

143 144

Sassafras Road


145 146 147

107 106 149 150

105 104103 102

Walnut Road


158 160


156 162





To Taylor Ridge Campground

Nature Center


Please contact the park office, gatehouse or other DNR personnel.

Campground Gatehouse: (812) 988-5245

Dial 911 for all emergencies.


Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Weekend & seasonal hours vary.

CHECK IN/OUT TIMES (by local time)

Campgrounds Check in/out: 2:00 p.m. Sundays and designated holidays check in/out is 5:00 p.m.

? 2/2020

Public Policies and Procedures for Campground Operations

? Properties shall rent to first-come, first-serve campers (also known as walk-up or local sale rentals, hereafter, referred to as local sales) if sites are available, on the day of arrival only.

? Each group shall register at the control station, property office, with a department representative, or through self-registration (where provided) for each night's camping. The nightly camping fee, to be paid in advance, shall entitle the group to occupy one campsite or cabin for one overnight period for each night they have paid the fee.

? An individual may register as many campsites or cabins as desired but must be present. At registration, the names and addresses of individuals who will occupy each site also must be provided. Renting only one night will not guarantee availability beyond the first night due to other reservations being made via the Central Reservation System. Internet reservations may be made 24 hours/7 days a week. Campsites may be reserved six months in advance until the night before arrival. Cabins may be reserved one year in advance until two nights before arrival.

? Campers registering by local sales may request a specific site if that site is available.

? One camping group shall be permitted to occupy one campsite in a campground. A camping group consists of as many as six persons, not necessarily related. One main camping unit per campsite with one additional tent and one dining fly are permitted per site and subject to the property manager's discretion. Equestrian campgrounds permit additional trailers for horse transport, and some of those units provide family living space. The horse trailer may serve as either the main or the secondary camping unit.

? Campsites reservations are available at camp. or by calling 1-866622-6746. Local sales may be processed in person at the property; however, reservations may only be made online or through the call center at the Internet address and/or telephone number listed above.

? An individual 18 years or older is required to register personally for the group or family for the campsite. The responsible party registering or reserving a campsite shall remain with the group on the site.

? An individual 21 years or older is required to register personally for the group or family with the department's representative for a cabin. The responsible party registering or reserving a cabin shall remain with the group in the cabin during the stay.

? It is unlawful to locate any camp, tent, trailer, or vehicle at any place, except as provided, designated or assigned. It is also unlawful to sleep in or occupy between the hours of 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., any camper, tent trailer, or vehicle except where designated by the department or as authorized by a written permit.

? Individuals permitted to enter a property to camp after designated quiet hours and prior to 7 a.m. will be charged the normal camping fee for that night and may be directed to a temporary parking area. Those entering the property after 7 a.m. will be registered with the new business day.

? Equestrian Campground only: Horses will be allowed in the equestrian campground only. Each registered camper must have at least one horse present to stay overnight at an equestrian campsite. Equestrian campers must purchase an annual or daily horse tag at the office. Persons with llama, mules, and donkeys are restricted to equestrian campgrounds.

? Camping or cabin stay is limited to a period not to exceed 14 consecutive nights. At the end of any camping or cabin period the group must completely vacate the property, with all equipment, for a minimum of 48 hours. Failure to comply will result in impoundment and disposal of equipment, in accordance with department regulations.

? Washing dishes or pets at drinking fountains, lavatories or laundry tubs is prohibited. Dishwater must be disposed of through proper sanitary facilities; it must not be discharged on or into the ground. Washing automobiles or boats in the camping area is prohibited.

? It shall be unlawful to possess fireworks.

? Quiet hours shall be observed from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. Generators and similar items, which produce noise, may only be operated in campgrounds from 7 a.m. until 11 p.m. local time.

? Collecting firewood is prohibited on state park and reservoir properties.

? Dogs, cats or other pets must be caged or kept on a leash no longer than 6 feet and must be attended at all times. Pet waste must be properly disposed.

? Leasing or subleasing campsites, cabins or equipment is prohibited.

? All refuse and garbage is to be placed in receptacles provided for that purpose. If refuse is left at campsite, the occupant may be billed for cleaning and disposal fees. Pet waste is considered refuse.

? Any firearm (except lawfully possessed handguns), BB gun, air gun, CO2 gun, bow and arrow, paint gun or spear gun in possession in a state park must be unloaded or un-nocked and stored in a case or locked within a vehicle, except when owner is participating in an activity authorized by written permit.

? In controlled campgrounds, only one mode of motorized transportation shall be allowed per campsite. No more than two large motorcycles are allowed per campsite, except that, in addition, one per person of the following may be kept on the site: licensed minibike, moped or other small licensed motorcycle under 100cc. Golf-cart type vehicles are not permitted unless in compliance with 312 IAC 8-2-8 (c).

? On some DNR properties, two modes of transportation shall be allowed per campsite due to campground design or other factors.

? Roads on DNR properties are considered state roads and all state motor vehicles laws are applicable. There are restrictions on the use of vehicles and motorized carts. See property manager.

? It shall be unlawful to build a fire except in designated public-use areas, provided by the Department of Natural Resources for that purpose. Fires shall be entirely extinguished immediately after use. Lighted matches, cigarettes, cigars, or other articles afire must be thoroughly extinguished before being discarded. DNR or its authorized representative may prohibit all fires in any area when deemed necessary for property protection.

? The camping hangtag or campground receipt must be retained by the camper for use as a pass through the main gate and campground gate. Only vehicles with valid receipts are permitted to enter the campground. All visitors to a campsite must park in a designated area outside the campground; however, a 20-minute entrance pass may be issued to permit loading and unloading.

? Valid campground hangtag or receipt will be honored at all DNR properties for waiver of entrance fees, only for dates listed on the hangtag or receipt.

? Properties shall issue additional entrance passes for extra vehicles belonging to registered campers. This additional entrance pass will permit entrance into the property without additional charges for the duration of the visit. An additional entrance pass may be issued for a vehicle only after an entrance fee has been collected on that vehicle.

? Property managers will use proper discretion in allowing mobilityimpaired people to drive into the campground in accordance with the American Disabilities Act. Managers will also use discretion to allow park visitors to have controlled access to the campground during slow periods for the purpose of marketing the campsites for future rental.

? It shall be unlawful to injure, cut, destroy, remove, mutilate, or deface any building structure, sign, rock, tree, shrub, vine or property whatsoever, or pick any flower or take or rifle the nest of any bird or den, nest or abode of any wildlife animal or to climb or rappel on land subject to the regulations in 312-IAC 8-2-10.

(based on local time)

Applicable day



Sun & Holidays


7 days/week, holidays

* Checkout times are strictly enforced.

Check In 2 p.m. 5 p.m. 4 p.m.

Check Out 2 p.m. 5 p.m. 11 a.m.


Please contact the park office, gatehouse or other DNR personnel. See telephone number on reverse side. Dial 911 for all emergencies.

Park office hours: See map side for hours Weekend & seasonal hours will vary.

SMOKING POLICY: Smoking is not allowed in any indoor facilities (cabins, screened in porches, restrooms, recreation buildings, shelters, etc). If a customer violates this policy, he/she may be asked to leave and assessed excessive cleaning fees. Smoking is allowed in open outdoor areas of the property, including campsites, however, smoking is not allowed within eight (8) feet of the entrance to a building.

This is not a complete list of DNR rules and regulations. For a complete list, inquire at property office.

? 10/2019 Indiana Department of Natural Resources

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