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 131,000 people a year.Make Charlestown State Park part of your personalized Charlestown itinerary using our Charlestown online tour itinerary planner.
Charlestown State Park reviews
Love this park. Lots of hiking. Nice views of the Ohio River. Has a boat launch. Some of the hiking trails are steep. Not a lot of fishing locations. more »
We loved our visit! It is $9 per car for out of state and $7 for in state. The trails were all very easy to find off the main road. We hiked trail 7 which is around the abandoned rose island... more »
Beautiful parkand campsites are nice. Rose Island is a must see. It has a haunted feel to it but not in a scary way. Cool history and lots of placards telling the story. Cool area! Lots to explore.
Spent a good part of the day here, beautiful area. Massive with multiple areas. Campground looked really nice albeit a little civilized for my likes when it comes to camping. Checked out all areas of the park. Walked on the trails to Rose island. Was both beautiful and creepy / fun to be in an area that had been reclaimed by nature. Saw a family of wild turkeys and a deer. Didn't know there was a $7 fee to enter but was more than worth it. Me and the family will definitely be back.
Plan your trip to Charlestown
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Charlestown
Trips to Charlestown State Park by other users
16 days in Louisville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES The Speed Art Museum · Kentucky Derby Museum · Louisville Mega Cavern 37 days in Indiana BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Marshall · Vincennes · Paoli 60 days in Louisville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Thermal Spas · Cave Hill Cemetery · St. James Catholic Church 60 days in Louisville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Fourth Street Live! · Ghost & Vampire Tours · Kentucky Derby Museum 60 days in Louisville BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Rodin's Thinker · Kentucky Kingdom · Jefferson Mall 60 days in Kentucky BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Newport · Lexington · Corbin