Peru is located about 63 miles north of downtown Indianapolis, and 54 miles southwest of Fort Wayne. The population of Peru in 2010 was 11, 417 people.
The infamous criminal John Dillinger and his cohorts successfully robbed the Peru Police Department armory in 1933, stealing several firearms, including a Thompson sub-machine gun and bullet-proof vests.
Several structures are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, including the James Omar Cole House and the Shirk-Edwards House. More information about Peru can be found at Wikipedia by CLICKING HERE.
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Camping Links In Peru
|x37 Sites with Full Hookups
x314 Electric Sitesxxx39 Non-Electric Sites
x30 & 50 Amp ServicexxxDump Station
xYouth Tent Camping
xBeach Bathhouse w/Restrooms & Showers
xBoat Launching Ramps
xBoat Mooring Area
xFish Cleaning Station**xxxFishing Piers**
xFrisbee Golf CoursexxxMarina
xPets WelcomexxxPicnic Areas
xPicnic Shelters*xxxPicnic Tables
xRestrooms and Showers
xVault ToiletsxxxVolleyball Court
xFrisbee GolfxxxHiking Trails
xHorseshoe PitxxxIce Fishing**
xKayackingxxxMountain Bike Trail
xSwimmingxxxVarious Water Activities
|* – Picnic Shelters – Contact DNR facility
xxregarding the probability of Rental Fees.
|** – Fishing – Requires State License.|
All camping activities take place at the
Miami State Recreation Area at Mississinewa Lake.
of the Miami State Recreation Area.
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Miami State Recreation Area.
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 Mississinewa Lake by CLICKING HERE for all information, complete details and much more.
Mississinewa Lake is a 3,210 acre lake constructed in the 60’s by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. It’s primary purpose is to provide flood control in that area.
The total land area , including Mississinewa Lake, under the management by both the Indiana DNR and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, consists of nearly 14,400 acres. This land includes the Miami SRA, Red Bridge SRA, Frances Slocum SRA, and the Pearson Mill SRA.
There are more than 395 camping sites, including full hook-up, electric, and non-electric. There are several restroom facilities nearby in the modern campgrounds with shower facilities.
We’ve had the pleasure of camping at both the modern sites and the primitive sites several times. The staff is always friendly and flexible.
All sites are within close proximity to the swimming beach. We would recom-mend this campground to everyone throughout the camping season.
Private Campground, not open
for public camping – See website
for membership and availability.
Hidden Creek is one of Indiana’s premier private campgrounds. Everything from the winding entrance road, nestled among tall and numerous trees, to the well-groomed and spacious campsites should convince anyone to make this campground a home for the camping season. All the amenities are listed on the Hidden Creek Campground website, as well as information for membership. A brand new bathhouse and swimming pool is in full use for the 2019 camping season.
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Other campgrounds within 57 miles of…..
Mississinewa Lake (Miami State Recreation Area)
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Nearby Eats & Other Fixin’s
|Beef ‘O’ Brady’s|
|My Pizza My Way|
|Gabriel’s Pancake House|
|American Huey 369 Museum|
|Circus Hall of Fame|
|Grissom Air Museum|
|Ole Olson Memorial Theatre|
|The Roxy Theater|
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