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
All camping activities take place at the Miami State Recreation Area at Mississinewa Lake.
| 37 Sites with Full Hookups 314 Electric Sites
39 Non-Electric Sites 30 & 50 Amp Service Dump Station
| Yes Youth Tent Camping
| Basketball Court Beach Bathhouse w/Restrooms & Showers
Boat Launching Ramps Boat Mooring Area Grills Fire Rings
Fish Cleaning Station** Fishing Piers** Frisbee Golf Course
Marina Pets Welcome Picnic Areas Picnic Shelters*
Picnic Tables Restrooms and Showers Swimming Beach
Vault Toilets Volleyball Court Water Stations
|Things To Do|
| Basketball Bicycling Boating Canoeing
Children’s Playgrounds Fishing** Frisbee Golf Hiking Trails
Horseshoe Pit Ice Fishing** Kayaking Mountain Bike Trail
Picnicking Row Boating Swimming Various Water Activities
Volleyball Water Skiing
|* – Picnic Shelters – Contact DNR facility regarding the probability of Rental Fees.
|** – Fishing – Requires State License.|
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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 recommend 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 new bathhouse and swimming pool is in full use for the 2022 camping season.
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Other campgrounds within 57 miles of…..
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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|