Spring Mill State Park RV & Campground Guide


In Mitchell, Indiana, the southern region of the state, is historic Spring Mill State Park. And in the heart of Spring Mill State Park, lies a restored pioneer village that offers a powerful visual of the 1800s industrial culture. The water flowing from several cave springs never froze and led pioneers to use the water to power several gristmills, a wool mill, a sawmill, and a distillery. In turn, pioneer settlers shaped the landscape around the village, clearing land for agriculture and timber. This park is made for nature lovers and history buffs alike.

Visitors may hike on any of the park’s eight graveled hiking trails or bike on the 2-mile mountain bike trail and marvel in the history of Spring Mill State Park. Explore the caves on foot or by boat, and revel in the man-made drama and the changes it made to the nature here. With 20 buildings to see in the pioneer village, a beautifully historic inn, trails and a swimming pool, there is something here for all ages to explore. And while it is a year-round park, it is Indiana and there are still four distinct seasons and portions of the park may be closed during inclement weather.

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Spring 32-76 F
Summer 62-86 F
Fall 33-79 F
Winter 25-44 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Spring Mill State Park

Whether you’re a tent camper or an RV camper, we all deserve to experience the beauty of nature in a way that gives you peak enjoyment. It’s your experience so experience it how you wish! And if wilderness nightlife isn’t for you, you should consider renting an RV with RVshare.com. All RV rentals come with nationwide insurance, 24/7 roadside assistance, and a world-class team to make sure you get the RV perfectly designed for your adventure-seeking self. RVing offers you better protection, a better night’s sleep and better eating when you can have all your comforts in an RV. You will be ready to tackle each day’s adventures, whatever they bring. 

Spring Mill State Park Campground is one of the most popular in the area and fills up quickly so be sure to make your reservations as soon as possible. If it is filled up, no worries! Here are a few of the best RV parks in the area: 

Jellystone Park at Lake Monroe

A fantastic family-friendly campground with fabulous amenities including two swimming pools, a splashground with water slides, a jumping pillow, pedal carts, wagon rides, and more. There are themed weekends, daily special activities from foam parties to relay races and crafts. The park is approximately 25 miles from Spring Mill State Park in Bloomington, IN, so it is a great location for a perfect vacation. Rates start at $39.95 per day.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: yes

  • Wi-Fi: yes

  • Pet friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: Camp store, Cartoon Café, covered pavilion, laundry room, golf car rentals, swimming pools, splashground, playground, wagon rides, sport courts and fields, trails

Hardin Ridge Recreation Area & Campground

On the shores of Indiana’s Lake Monroe, Hardin Ridge Recreation Area offers numerous ways to enjoy the gorgeous outdoors in Heltonville, IN. Enjoy swimming, boating and fishing or hike one of several trails within Hoosier National Forest, which is only 20 miles from Spring Mill. The campground boasts spacious campsites that accommodate anyone looking to spend a little time in the shade. Site rates start at $27 per day.

  • Water hookup: yes

  • Electrical hookup: yes

  • Sewer hookup: no

  • Wi-Fi: no

  • Pet friendly: yes

  • Other amenities: waterfront access, playground, boat ramp, picnic shelters, family programs and activities, beach

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What to Do at
Spring Mill State Park

Inside Spring Mill State Park

If you didn’t get it earlier, you should get it now – Pioneer Village and its caves are the diamonds of Spring Mill State Park. Come and plan to stay because there is so much to explore. Immerse yourself in history and take a step back in time. You won’t regret the ride. 

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How to Get to
Spring Mill State Park

Take IN-37 to IN-60 E and turn left into the park.


3333 State Road 60 E.

Mitchell, IN 47446

Entering Spring Mill State Park

Like most state parks, there is an entrance fee. Annual passes are available. 

Spring Mill State Park Indiana Residents : $7.0

Spring Mill State Park Non-Residents : $9.0

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Frequently Asked Questions About Spring Mill State Park

What is the best time of year to visit Spring Mill State Park?

The best time of year to visit Spring Mill State Park is during the spring and fall. The park is open year-round, but the weather is most pleasant and the wildlife is most diverse due to the presence of migratory birds.

What is the climate of Spring Mill State Park?

The climate of Spring Mill State Park is mild. The average temperature in the park is around 60 degrees Fahrenheit. However, the temperatures can vary depending on the time and day.

What kind of wildlife can be found in Spring Mill State Park?

Some wildlife you might find in the park includes deer, squirrels, chipmunks, rabbits, groundhogs, and songbirds. You might also see snakes, turtles, frogs, and fish in the park's streams and ponds.

Are pets allowed at Spring Mill State Park?

Pets are allowed in the park but they must be on a leash. You should also be aware that not all areas are pet-friendly such as the nature center, caves, and particular trails.

Is Spring Mill State Park accessible for disabled visitors?

Spring Mill State Park is accessible for disabled visitors with designated parking spots, restrooms, and trails. The nature center also has an elevator to make it easier to get around.