John James Audubon State Park RV & Campground Guide


John James Audubon State Park, located in Henderson, KY, less than 15 minutes south of Evansville, IN, is a tribute to ornithologist, naturalist, and painter John James Audubon, who resided in Henderson in the early 1800s. This area in Henderson was selected for a new state park in 1934, and a town librarian supplied the research and documentation needed to establish the historical connection to the park.

The area includes an internationally acclaimed museum featuring numerous examples of Audubon art with a gift shop and nature center, a nine-hole golf course, six cottages, a 69-acre camping ground that accommodates both primitive and RV-style camping, a 28-acre fishing lake with pedal boats available, tennis courts, picnic shelters, and a playground. There's even a 1,556-square-foot conference room at John James Audubon with the ability to accommodate 200 guests lecture-style without tables or 80-110 people classroom-style with tables as well as high-speed internet, webcast ability, desktops on theater seats, and a sound system. The park is situated in about 700 acres of hilly forest terrain, making for excellent walks and hikes among all the other activities. 

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Spring 48-68 F
Summer 65-86 F
Fall 48-69 F
Winter 28-44 F
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RV Resorts & Campsites in John James Audubon State Park

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Country Court Campground

This veteran-led campground has accommodations available for any size of rig. It is only a few short minutes from Henderson, making it an excellent modality should you choose to visit John James Audubon State Park. The RV park is located just off the highway. Weekly rates for Country Court begin at $80/week, and this includes 30- or 50-amp electrical fees. Country Court is a more traditional pack-in/pack-out RV campground without additional amenities, but it's convenient, pet-friendly, and warm. It also allows campfires.

Rocky Falls Campground

Rocky Falls Campground is another RV park located near John James Audubon State Park. This campground is situated in nearly untouched nature, just west of Evansville, IN. There are forests and waterfalls to explore during your stay. RV sites with electrical hookups are available for $30 per night, $150 per week, or $500 per month.

Fiedlerland RV Park & Campgrounds

Fiedlerland RV Park & Campgrounds is a highly accommodating RV park located in Shawneetown, IN, about an hour away from John James Audubon State Park. It, too, is more traditional, offering no facilities or showers, but there is ice available for purchase. The price is very reasonable, and there is no set checkout time, making for an enjoyable and friendly stay. Rates are not publicly displayed but may be quickly ascertained by contacting Fiedlerland at the number on their website.

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Inside John James Audubon State Park

John James Audubon State Park is a special park because it is just as much an excursion in history as it is in nature. The park includes a museum as well as a nature center dedicated to the life of John James Audubon. Admission to the nature center is free and includes a wildlife observation room, the Audubon Theater, and the Discovery & Learning Center. There's even an art gallery featuring prominent local artists' work. Of course, this is not to mention the beautiful forest hikes, trails, and fishing lake.

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How to Get to
John James Audubon State Park

From Evansville, take Veterans Memorial Parkway/U.S. 69 to U.S. 41 S toward Henderson. In about 4 miles, the park will be on the left. 

From Nashville, take I-40 W/I-65 N via the ramp to Memphis/Louisville. Follow I-24 W, Pennyrile Pkwy, and I-69 to U.S. 41 N in Henderson. Continue onto U.S. 41 N, and the destination will be on the right.

Entering John James Audubon State Park

The park is open Monday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Frequently Asked Questions About John James Audubon State Park

What is the best time of year to visit John James Audubon State Park?

The campground at John James Audubon State Park is normally closed from November 30 through March 14. Summer days are often warm and humid, so plan to visit in the spring or early fall.

What is the climate of John James Audubon State Park?

The park is within the northern limits of a humid subtropical climate zone. Expect humidity in summer and some cold temperatures in winter. The July average temperature is 78.0 degrees F. The January average temperature is 32.5 degrees F.

What kind of wildlife can be found in John James Audubon State Park?

Just north of the park entrance is a parking area and access to a 750 feet boardwalk that overlooks a wetland. Here, visitors view turtles, frogs, beavers, otters, waterfowl, and woodland birds.

Are there designated RV camping spots in John James Audubon State Park?

John James Audubon State Park has 83 campsites in total. Sixty-eight are designated for RVs, including four without electricity, and 15 are designated for tents. There is a central building that houses showers and restrooms.

Do you have to reserve a camping spot at John James Audubon State Park and what is the cost?

Camping reservations are not required at John James Audubon State Park. Walk-ins are welcome and handled on a first-come-first-serve basis. The cost for an RV site is $28 to $35, depending on the site and season.