RV and Tent Camping In or Near Brownstown, Indiana

Brownstown is located about 65 miles south of downtown Indianapolis, and about 10 miles west of Seymour. The population of this town in 2024 is 3,019 people.

The town was named after a famous general, Jacob Brown, from the War of 1812. The Jackson County Courthouse, located in Brownstown, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

There are several campgrounds in the forests and hills surrounding Brownstown. One in particular is the Jackson-Washington campground in the Jackson-Washington State Forest, offering a more natural and rustic camping experience. This campground is less than 2 miles from the southeastern edge of Brownstown.

CLICK HERE for the location of Brownstown
or CLICK the map image below.

Also, there are 4 additional campgrounds within a 25-mile radius of Brownstown.
They are as follows:

Starve Hollow State Recreation Area
– 7 miles

Vallonia, Indiana

Delaney Creek Park – 17 miles
Scottsburg, Indiana

Scottsburg Raintree Lake KOA Holiday
– 19 miles

Scottsburg, Indiana

Hardy Lake – 20 miles
Scottsburg, Indiana

There is 1 unique facility (The Weary Traveler) 12 miles east of Brownstown,
near the I-65 and Hwy. 50 interchange at Seymour. This facility offers accommodations for RV travelers who are seeking a space generally for overnight stays. Click Here for Map.

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Jackson-Washington State Forest

CLICK THE MAP IMAGE above for the location of the Jackson-Washington State Forest, campground photos and Google reviews. Average Google review rating was 4.7 out of 5 as of 01/31/24.

Tent Camping
x60+ Primitive Sites
xYouth Tent Camping

xArchery RangexxBoat Docks
xBoat Rampsx
xFishing Pier**
xPets WelcomexxPicnic Areas
xPicnic Shelters*
xWater Spigots
xxPit Toilets

Things To Do
xArcheryxxBridle Trails
xBoating w/Electric Trolling
Motor Only
xChildren’s PlaygroundsxxFishing**
xHiking Trails

xMountain Bike TrailsxxPicnicking
Special Info
* – Picnic Shelters – Contact DNR facility regarding the probability of Rental Fees.
** – Fishing – Requires State License.

PLEASE NOTE: The listings above are accurate as of 08/17/19, but do not reflect all the amenities offered at this campground. Also, many campground facilities add or remove campsites and amenities over time. We strongly recommend you visit the DNR website at the Jackson-Washington State Forest for all information, complete details and much more.

This state forest is for primitive camping only. There are no hook-ups for RVs. We would suggest the nearby Starve-Hollow State Recreation Area for those who have RVs.

The Jackson-Washington State Forest is a beautiful area, but not friendly to vehicle travel in some areas. In the higher elevations, some roads are very narrow, winding and steep, with deep ravines on both sides.. We suggest extreme caution when driving on the roads in the higher elevations. In the lake and campground areas, vehicle travel is much safer.

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Nearby Eats & Other Fixins’
Chili’s Grill & Bar
Cracker Barrel
Old Country Store
Rails Craft Brew & Eatery
Snappy Tomato Pizza
Nearby Attractions
Brownstown Speedway
Fort Vallonia
Jackson County
Community Theatre
State Recreation Area

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