Where are the Best Camping Spots in Grant County?

No matter your camping style, Grant County Indiana has the perfect site for you. From glamping and luxury motorhomes to campers and tents, there are several campgrounds, outdoorsy resorts and water recreation sites that provide the experience you are seeking.

Grant County is located in East Central Indiana, between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne. It’s an ideal place to get away from it all, yet close to conveniences and places to visit. Local attractions take you back in time when saddle shoes, fuzzy dice and classic cars were cool. And no one did “cool” better than James Dean, a hometown Hollywood icon who played rebellious teenage roles on stage and screen. Give your camping experience a boost with a trip down memory lane throughout Grant County.

Make yourself at home at these Grant County campgrounds.

Green Acres is open year-round.

Green Acres Campground, Marion

For the hearty Winter camper, this campground is open year-round. Offering RV sites with water, electricity and sewage plus primitive sites too, there is a perfect spot for everyone. Go fishing in the pond. Gather around campfire pits complete with firewood. Bathrooms and showers are available. Schedule a quiet, relaxing weekend. Or, if you are looking for a party, stay during special festival weekends for live music and a full schedule of activities.

Campsites with a view at Hidden Lake Resort

Hidden Lake Resort, Fairmount

Hidden Lake Resort could be considered a camper’s hidden gem. Over 143 sites offer water and electricity. Bring your tent and stake your claim among the 13 primitive sites. Then, explore all the recreation adventures in and around the six-acre lake. Fishing, swimming, pedal boat & kayak rental, five playgrounds, sand volleyball, horseshoe pits, basketball court, game room, updated shower house and coin-op laundry will make your stay action-packed and convenient. If that’s not enough, the additional activity schedule will fill your days with fun. Forget something? No worries! The newly renovated camp store has everything you need for a great time! It’s pet friendly, so bring your best buddy.

Mar-Brook can be remote and relaxed or action-packed.

Mar-Brook Campground, Gas City

This campground is large featuring 200 sites with water and electricity and 115 sites with water, electricity and sewage. Pull through and primitive sites are available, too. Choose a remote and relaxed experience or plug into the action and amenities. Build your own adventure with river or lake fishing, hiking trail, swimming pool, arcade, snack bar, two playgrounds, horseshoe pit, basketball, volleyball and miniature golf. Plus, check out what’s going on at the recreation building – there’s always a Bingo game, Karaoke or some excitement happening there. Camper rentals, on-site laundry facility and a camp store will make your stay oh so convenient!

Plenty of places to fish at Mississinewa Reservoir.

Mississinewa Reservoir, Peru

Stay and play at the Mississinewa Reservoir. With over 400 sites and family cabins, this is more than a campground. It is an outdoor recreation destination! The 1,000-acre lake offers excellent fishing, boating with four launch ramps, waterskiing, swimming and a beach, including beach volleyball. On grounds, you can fill your days with basketball, horseshoes, frisbee golf, hiking trails and wildlife, picnicking/shelters, playgrounds, plus a full schedule of planned activities. Of course, a shady spot under a tree with a book is always an option too. With so much to offer, you’ll want to stay more than just a weekend.

Rent a cabin or bring your own RV or tents at Salamonie Reservoir.

Salamonie Reservoir, Andrews

This location features sixty ponds and a 2,855-acre lake. From primitive to full hook up, there are over 250 sites and cabins available. The long list of amenities includes an amphitheater, basketball, horseshoes, bridal, hiking and biking trails, boating with launches and marina, waterskiing, canoeing/kayaking, fishing, picnicking and playgrounds. Ice fish in the Winter then explore our snowmobile and cross-country skiing trails. Come for four-seasons full of fun!

Swimming, fishing, playing and staying at Sports Lake Campground.

Sports Lake Campground, Marion

This gated campground offers a long, gravel pull-through section, wooded sites and a stocked 11-acre lake. New owners have made recent improvements, including new utility hook-ups and regraded sites. This location also features an upgraded bath house, miniature golf, arcade, playground, boat rental and basketball. But mostly, this campground offers a relaxing and peaceful getaway with the perfect balance of comfort and nature.

Camping is one of the best ways to completely get away from the daily grind and routine. It is easy to make lasting family memories with a fishing rod in your hands or around a campfire. Grant County offers many camping experiences. Include nearby “classic and cool” excursions to James Dean sites and Garfield experiences to elevate your camping trip from fun to FABULOUS!

Camping Tips and Tricks

  • Use tortilla chips or Doritos as kindling to start fires.
  • Crack eggs ahead of your trip and store in a water bottle for easy breakfasts.
  • Burn sage in your campfire to repel mosquitoes.
  • Freeze water in jugs to use in your coolers. As they melt, you’ll have fresh drinking water.
  • Fill jugs with water heated on your fire. Bring into your tent for heat.

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About Grant County

Grant County, Indiana, is home to nifty attractions, outtasight events and rebellious celebrities. Whether it’s saddle shoes, classic cars, vintage bikes, James Dean, or Garfield, we love everything classic and cool. Have a blast just 90 minutes North of Indy.

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