The campground in this pretty state park is well thought out, offering full hook ups, spacious sites, and lots to keep visitors occupied and happy. We very much enjoyed our stay here.

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The Basics:

Overall Rating: 3.9/5

Price per night / Discounts: $38.78 / None

Campground website: Charlestown State Park

Our Site #: 65

Privacy Rating (how spacious and private do the sites feel):

4.5/5: The sites here are very large and quite spacious. There was plenty of room between us and our neighbors and we thoroughly enjoyed having so much space on either side of our rig. The only downside is there are very few trees between the campsites, so it felt less private than some other campgrounds that we've been to, but overall, we had no complaints.

Location Rating (accessibility to points of interest or to major highways):

3.5/5: This campground is about 30 minutes from downtown Louisville, so not right there, but certainly within reach. Other than that, you can find all the necessities you need within a short distance. The campground is located about 25 minutes east of I-65, so it's a reasonably convenient place to stop if you're traveling north or south through Indiana.

Site Quality and Big Rig Accessibility Rating (utilities and accessibility of campground hook ups):

4/5: The campground offers very large sites though not all of them are level (ours was not). The utilities were well placed and we had absolutely no problem maneuvering around the campground. The roads are wide and the spaces are nicely angled.

Technology and Customer Service Rating (online resources, reservations, and staff):

3.5/5: Charlestown State Park utilizes the Reserve America system which is great, however, when we wanted to make a one night change in our reservation, I had to call and was told it would cost almost half the price of the night to make the change. Such incredibly high fees to make minor changes is a huge downside, especially for a state park. Otherwise, the customer service was very friendly and helpful.

Internet Availability Rating (Verizon coverage or campground wifi):

4/5: No wifi, but our Verizon hotspot worked fine throughout our stay.


This is a beautiful state park located just 30 minutes outside Louisville. The full hook-up campsites are very large and are nicely spaced from one another. The only thing that would make the campground better would be some additional trees between the sites, but really, it's not that much of an issue. There's plenty to do at the park, including hiking and biking opportunities, all of your necessities are located nearby, and if you're looking to explore Louisville, it's a solid option. While certainly not the cheapest state park we've stayed at, given the space and amenities, we thought it was a good value. We would absolutely stay here again.

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