Spring Mill State Park RV & Campground Guide

Indiana

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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Weather
Spring 32-76 F
Summer 62-86 F
Fall 33-79 F
Winter 25-44 F
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Nearby Cities
Indianapolis, IN
Louisville, KY
Bloomington, IN
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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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Outside Spring Mill State Park

Once you have explored inside the park, you will find there is so much to do outside of the state park too – good thing you rented that RV! Close to Louisville, KY, and Indianapolis, KY, you can head to the city if you need some hustle and bustle. Or keep it slow and serene and check out some of these spots outside the park: 

Restaurants

Millstone Dining Room at Spring Mill

The Millstone Dining Room offers three meals a day for your dining convenience. They feature homemade soups, entrees and breads which include cornbread made from stone ground corn from the grist mill in the Pioneer Village. 

Type: Vegetarian

Location: Mitchell, IN

Railroad Café

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at this quaint, friendly diner. All your diner-favorites from omelets, to BLTs and burgers. 

Type: Diner

Location: Mitchell, IN

Shopping

Orange County Homegrown Farmers Market

Only open on Saturdays, this is your go-to stop for all things fresh and homemade goods. It is 5 miles from Spring Mill State Park so it is an easy place to grab your camp food and hiking snacks!

Location: Mitchell, IN

Highway 37 Flea Market

From Spring Mill State Park, you can drive 15 minutes north on highway 37 to check out this flea market. There is everything from antiques, household items, tools, signs, new and old. Plan on spending some time looking around. 

Location: Bedford, IN

Sightseeing

Carousel Winery

Located next to Spring Mill State Park, Carousel Winery offers something for all palates. A laid-back environment surrounded by the beautiful scenic nature. Food is not available yet, so you are welcome to bring your own and enjoy a glass of wine overlooking a pond before heading back to start up the camp grill.

Location: Mitchell, IN

Whispers Estate

Are you a fan of paranormal activity? Whispers Estate is a beautiful 3,700 sq. ft. 1894 Victorian home. A ghost whisperer’s dream, so take a tour and maybe you will experience some paranormal activity yourself. The home has been featured on many TV shows and seems pretty legit. Check out the site for tour reservations

Location: Mitchell, IN

Bluespring Caverns

Explore the caverns and hop on an underground river boat voyage. Temperatures underground are a constant 53 F year-round, so a light jacket is recommended. The one-hour tour costs $18 per adult and $10 per child ages 3-15. 

Location: Bedford, IN

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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.

Address:

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. 

Indiana Residents : $7

Non-Residents : $9

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