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Charlestown State Park, Charlestown

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Charlestown State Park is an Indiana state park on 5,100 acres (20.64 km2) in Clark County, Indiana, in the United States. The park is on the banks of the Ohio River, 1 mile (2 km) east of Charlestown. It was once part of the Indiana Army Ammunition Plant (INAAP), and was donated in separate parcels to the Indiana state government. In 1993, the state of Indiana was given 859 acres (3.48 km2), and in 1994 was given an additional 1,125 acres (4.55 km2) . When the park opened in 1996, it encompassed 2,400 acres (9.7 km2). With an additional 2,600 acres (10.5 km2) given by the INAAP in 2004, the park has 5,100 acres (20.6 km2), making it the third largest state park in Indiana. The park attracts nearly 200,000 visitors annually.
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  • We loved that we found a public park that accommodates our 40' motorhome and has full hook-ups. Charlestown SP was lovely and green, and the campsites are spaced far enough apart that you have some... 
    We loved that we found a public park that accommodates our 40' motorhome and has full hook-ups. Charlestown SP was lovely and green, and the campsites are spaced far enough apart that you have some...  more »
  • Gorgeous clean beautiful park. Employees are nice and helpful, full hook up camping. I love coming to this park 
    Gorgeous clean beautiful park. Employees are nice and helpful, full hook up camping. I love coming to this park  more »
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  • We have really loved staying here in our trailer! The rangers, camp hosts and other guests are lovely 😊 We accidentally booked our stay in electricity only but it’s been fine! Water pumps near by and hot showers so dry camping has been easy. The hikes are lovely and we have really enjoyed seeing all the wildlife. Rabbits, deer, turtles and even some raccoons! Great base for exploring Louisville and I’d highly recommend staying here!!
  • I love this state park! It is well maintained. The two times we’ve stayed there were in full hookup sites. Easy to back into, level. There are 6 different hiking trails marked from easy to rugged. The most popular is the Rose Island Amusement Park Trail. Be prepared! The hike down to the amusement park is lovely. The hike back up is stroke inducing! It is super steep. Close to Louisville, Ky and Madison, In

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