14108 St Rd 101
BROOKVILLE IN 47012
Phone: 765-647-2657 Web link: Indiana State Parks
Brookville lake Campground is located on Highway 101 between Liberty and Brookville. The lake is approx. 5260 acres and offers many recreational activities. There are two campground areas. We stayed in the Mounds area which has 450 sites. There are roughly 60 sites with full hook-up. It is especially nice to have so many full hook-up sites available at a state park campground. Five sites are handicap accessible. The campground store has firewood and ice available and a decent selection of food items. There is no cable or wifi but there was good cell phone coverage for both Verizon and ATT. There is an additional $7 per day park use fee for out-of-state residents that is not included in the camping fee. There are no laundry facilities.
All of the sites are paved and are pretty spacious with well-maintained grassy areas. All roads throughout the campground are paved as well. Every site has a fire ring and a well-constructed, but not overly large, picnic table. There was only one trash bin located at the entrance which was a pretty big inconvenience considering the size of the campground. The area was well-maintained but not especially noteworthy in terms of landscaping and beautification. This is an expansive campground with both wooded areas and meadows areas adjacent to the camp areas.
Rating (1-5 lanterns, with 5 being the highest rating):
The restrooms were average. Although there were flush toilets and hot showers, the bathrooms were somewhat out of date and in need of some sprucing up. Some areas had chipping paint. The men’s shower area near site 98 where we stayed had no private stalls (gang shower) The shower houses in other sections were more modern.
The state park offers a host of activities. Brookville lake is a sporting lake with boating, tubing, skiing and fishing capabilities. There are several marinas nearby with boat rentals and supplies. There are decent hiking trails within the campground and throughout the park. The trails we walked were minimally challenging but nice. The historic town of Metamora is roughly 20 minutes away. Here you will find over 40 shops, eateries and a historic grist mill. The park is about 20 minutes outside of Oxford (Miami University)
Children enjoyed riding bikes on the paved roads, and playing in the playgrounds (available in each section). There is a horseshoe pit and a children’s fishing pond. There is no mini golf or disc golf course available. There is a swimming beach that is fairly large with a nice playground area and concession stand. Pets are not allowed on the beach area and we did not find many places for pets to access the water along the trail system. One trail takes you smack dab through the middle of a corn field! Only in Indiana!
Dogs are allowed on the trails, provided they are on a leash. There is no fenced in dog park or run to allow pets to be unleashed.