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Camping at Whitewater Memorial State Park

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Overview of Whitewater Memorial State Park

Whitewater Memorial State Park is located in Union County, Indiana. This 1,710-acre park was established in 1949 and serves as a memorial to those who served in World War II.

Location and Directions

The park is situated near the town of Liberty, Indiana. Directions vary based on your starting point, but the park is generally accessible via State Road 101, which is connected to major highways in the region. Always consult a map or GPS before departing for the most accurate directions.

Camping Facilities

Whitewater Memorial State Park offers several camping options:

  • Family Campgrounds: These campsites include electrical hookups, a dump station, modern restrooms, and hot showers.
  • Horseman’s Campground: If you plan to bring horses, this campground has horse-specific accommodations.
  • Group Camp: This is ideal for large groups and organizations, complete with a dining hall, sleeping cabins, and restrooms.


Many campgrounds require reservations, especially during peak seasons. Reservations can be made through the Indiana Department of Natural Resources website or by calling the park. Some sites may be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Activities and Amenities

Apart from camping, there are various activities and amenities available:

  • Trails: The park features multiple trails suitable for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking.
  • Fishing and Boating: The park includes access to Brookville Lake, where you can fish or take a boat out. Make sure you comply with Indiana fishing regulations.
  • Swimming: There is a designated swimming area with a beach at the lake.
  • Picnicking: Picnic areas are available throughout the park, providing a great way for families and friends to enjoy a meal outdoors.
  • Wildlife Viewing: The park is a habitat for many species of plants and animals, providing excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing and photography.

Rules and Regulations

When camping at Whitewater Memorial State Park, be sure to follow park rules:

  • Check-In/Check-Out: Adhere to posted check-in and check-out times for your campsite.
  • Quiet Hours: Maintain silence during designated quiet hours, usually in the nighttime.
  • Fires: Only light fires in designated areas and never leave them unattended.
  • Alcohol: Be aware of Indiana state laws regarding alcohol consumption in state parks.
  • Pets: Pets are allowed in certain areas but must be kept on a leash.

Weather and Best Time to Visit

Weather can vary significantly by season, so it's essential to check forecasts before your trip. Generally, spring and fall offer the best conditions for camping since the summer can be very hot and the winter quite cold. The park's peak season is during the summer months.

Safety Precautions

  • Weather: Prepare for sudden weather changes by packing appropriate gear.
  • Wildlife: Store food securely and be aware of how to handle wildlife encounters.
  • Water Safety: If you're on or near the water, use life jackets and take precautions.
  • Emergency Services: Know the location of the nearest hospital and have a way to call for help in an emergency.

Contact Information and Useful Resources

For further information or specific questions, you can contact the park:

  • Park Office: Contact for the latest information, rules, and reservation details.

Before your visit, it is a good idea to check the official Indiana Department of Natural Resources website or call the park for the most current information, as policies and conditions can change. Following the park's regulations and guidelines will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable camping experience.

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