INDIANA DNR RESERVATION POLICIES

Updated in November 2013
Recreation Seasons: 2014 thru 2018


 

CALL CENTER HOURS OF OPERATION

 

OFF-SEASON:  First Thursday in November through last Tuesday in April:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST, Monday - Friday

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST, Saturday & Sunday

 

IN-SEASON:  Last Wednesday in April through first Wednesday in November:

 

12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. EST, Monday - Friday

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST, Saturday & Sunday

 

 

INDIANA INVENTORY TYPES

 

·        Campgrounds

 

o   Each property has some variation of one or more of the following:  primitive, non-electric, electric, full hook up, equestrian primitive, equestrian non-electric, equestrian electric, youth tent areas, rally camps or canoe camps

o   Not all properties have all types of camping

o   Fort Harrison has no camping at all, and is a day-use property only

o   The DNR Recreation Guide contains a complete listing of which types of camping are available at each location.

 

·        Cabins (Family)

 

o   Refers to family cabins

o   Chain O'Lakes, Harmonie, Lincoln, McCormick's Creek, Potato Creek, Shakamak, Trine SRA and Whitewater State Parks ONLY

 

·        Cottages

 

o   group camp dormitory-style buildings

o   mess (dining) hall sold separately

o   Lincoln (Pine Hills Cottages), Shakamak (Persimmon Lane Cottages)

 

·        Group Camps

 

o   McCormick's Creek, Pokagon, Shakamak, Tippecanoe and Versailles State Parks ONLY

o   Lincoln cottages can be rented in full for the "group camp" rate. See Cottage business rules.

o   O'Bannon Woods has a group camp that is currently under renovation, therefore, it is not reservable at this time.

 

·        Rent - A - Camp Cabins

 

o   One room building, very limited amenities, much smaller than family cabins

o   Deam Lake State Forest, Greene-Sullivan State Forest, Mississinewa Lake, Shakamak State Park,  Starve Hollow State Forest, Summit Lake and Tippecanoe River State Parks

 

·        Shelters

 

o   Open air day use building, found at almost all properties

 

·        Recreation Buildings

 

o   Enclosed day use building

o   Fort Harrison, Lincoln (mess hall in group camp), McCormick's Creek (4 of them), Mounds, Ouabache (The Lodge), Pokagon (toboggan warming center), Potato Creek, Prophetstown (Coneflower Shelter/Rec Bldg), Shakamak (Log Cabin and the dining hall in group camp), Tippecanoe River and Trine SRA (Swenson Lodge)

o   Swenson Lodge at Trine SRA is visible on the web and in the call center, however, all reservations for this building are made ONLY through Pokagon State Park office. There are no online or call center reservations at this time.

o   (The group camp building at Versailles will no longer be rented as an individual recreation building.)

 

·        Covered Bridge Retreat

 

                Main Lodge & Campground/Equestrian Area

 

Covered Bridge Retreat offers both a main lodge package and the campground/equestrian area package. If a customer books both the main lodge and the campground/equestrian area together, for the same time period, he/she is eligible for a 20% discount on their entire stay that will be applied by DNR manually on or after his/her arrival date.

 

·        Boat Rentals at Trine SRA (TEST PILOT)

 

o   Kayaks, paddle boats and fishing boats are available in one-hour time blocks for reservations and walk-ins on the CRS system at Trine SRA only

 

·        DNR Camp Gift Card

 

o   Gift Cards can be used for camping reservations and walk-up registrations, picnic shelters/recreation buildings, rent-a-camp cabins, group camps / cottages. They can also be used for family cabins at Chain O'Lakes, Harmonie, Lincoln, McCormick's Creek, Potato Creek, Shakamak, Trine SRA and Whitewater.

o   Minimum Gift Card purchase amount is $20.00

o   No maximum purchase amount

o   Gift Cards should be sold in $5.00 increments

o   Never expire and can be reloaded

o   DNR Camp Gift Cards are now redeemable through all 3 sales channels

o   The card can also be used to pay for change/transfer fees on existing reservations.

o   They are NOT applicable for Entrance Permits into the park, purchases made at the park, Rooms at the Inns & Lodges, or Cabins at Brown County, Pokagon, and Turkey Run

o   The Inns & Lodges have a different gift card for their facilities, which include:  Abe Martin Lodge and Brown County State Park Cabins, Canyon Inn at McCormick's Creek, Clifty Inn at Clifty Falls State Park, Fort Harrison State Park Inn & Golf Course, Potawatomi Inn and Pokagon Cabins, Spring Mill Inn and the Turkey Run Inn & Cabins.  The Inns gift card may also be used in the Inn gift stores and restaurants.

 

 

 

ACCEPTED METHODS OF PAYMENT

 

Call Center

 

Indiana DNR

PO Box 180

Frostburg, MD 21532

 

Web

 

·         MasterCard / Visa / Discover / American Express

·         DNR Camp Gift Cards

 

Field

 

 

 

PAYMENT AMOUNTS

 

Campgrounds (except youth tent and rally camp areas), Lincoln & Shakamak Cottages, Rent - A - Camp Cabins, Recreation Buildings, Shelters and Boat Rentals at Trine SRA (TEST PILOT)

 

 

Youth Tent Areas

 

 

Rally Camps

 

 

Family Cabins

 

·         If a cabin reservation is made more than 45 days prior to arrival, a customer is allowed to pay  100% of their payment due, however only 50% of the balance will be required to confirm his/her reservation.  The remaining balance is due within 30 days of arrival or the reservation may be cancelled. 

·         If a reservation is made 45 or fewer days prior to arrival, 100% of the balance will be collected at the time of booking.  (This will take place whether the customer books on the web or through the call center.)

 

Group Camps

 

·         If a group camp reservation is made more than 45 days prior to arrival, a customer is allowed to pay  100% of their payment due, however only 50% of the balance will be required to confirm his/her reservation.  The remaining balance is due within 30 days of arrival or the reservation may be cancelled. 

·         If a group camp reservation is made 45 or fewer days prior to arrival, 100% of the balance will be collected at the time of booking.  (This will take place whether the customer books on the web or through the call center.)

 

Covered Bridge Retreat

 

Main Lodge & Campground/Equestrian Area

 

 

COLLECTING BALANCES ON RESERVATIONS WITH A "MINIMUM TO CONFIRM < 100%"

 

 

 

MAKING RESERVATIONS & CHANGING PRIMARY OCCUPANT / GROUP NAMES

 

All Campgrounds (except Youth Tent Areas), Shakamak Cottages (not Lincoln), Cabins, Rent - A - Camp Cabins, Covered Bridge Main Lodge & Campground/Equestrian Area and Boat Rentals at Trine SRA (TEST PILOT)

 

 

Lincoln Pine Hills Cottages & Lincoln Group Camp

 

               

Youth Tent Areas, Group Camps, Recreation Buildings, and Shelters

 

·         The name of the "group" (i.e. Boys and Girls Club, 4H of Sullivan County, Smith Family Reunion, Jones wedding, etc) should be captured as the primary occupant name for each of these facility reservations

·         The main reservation holder can only be the primary occupant on one facility during the same time period. 

 

 

SEASONS

 

All Campgrounds and Rent - A - Camp Cabins

(Except Rent-A-Camp Cabins at Starve Hollow, Greene Sullivan and Tippecanoe River)

 

 

o   Typically includes the Wednesday before the first full weekend in May, through and including the first Wednesday of November the same calendar year

o   2014: April 30, 2014 thru November 5, 2014

o   2015: Wednesday April 29, 2015 thru Wednesday November 4, 2015

o   2016: Wednesday May 4, 2016 thru Wednesday November 2, 2016

o   2017: Wednesday May 3, 2017 thru Wednesday November 1, 2017

o   2018: Wednesday May 2, 2018 thru Wednesday November 7, 2018

o   EXCEPTIONS

 

 

o   All other times not designated as a "peak" or "reservation" season.

o   Indiana does not "hold back" walk-in sites.

o   Based on availability of inventory, sites become first come first served during the walk-in season

o   Most properties have one or more campgrounds that accept year round walk-in registrations on the day of arrival

 

Rent-A-Camp Cabins at Starve Hollow and Greene Sullivan State Forests, and Tippecanoe River State Park

 

 

 

Cabins

 

 

 

 

o  2014: Friday 4/4/2014 thru and including Saturday 11/1/2014

o  2015: Friday April 3, 2015 thru and including Saturday October 31, 2015

o  2016: Friday April 1, 2016 thru and including Saturday November 5, 2016

o  2017: Friday April 7, 2017 thru and including Saturday November 4, 2017

o  2018: Friday April 6, 2018 thru and including Saturday November 3, 2018

o  2013:  . . . thru and including Saturday 11/30/2013

o  2014: Friday 3/21/2014 thru and including Saturday 11/29/2014

o  2015 - Friday March 20, 2015 thru and including Saturday November 28, 2015

o  2016 - Friday March 18, 2016 thru and including Saturday November 26, 2016

o  2017 - Friday March 24, 2017 thru and including Saturday November 25, 2017

o  2018 - Friday March 23, 2018 thru and including Saturday November 24, 2018

o  2015: Friday March 27, 2015 thru and including Sunday November 8, 2015

o  2016: Friday March 25, 2016 thru and including Sunday November 6, 2016

o  2017: Friday March 24, 2017 thru and including Sunday November 5, 2017

o  2018: Friday March 23, 2018 thru and including Sunday November 4, 2018

o  Cabin # 7 is the only cabin at McCormick's Creek with year-round reservations and availability

o   Potato Creek

o  All cabins at Potato Creek accept year-round reservations

o   Shakamak

o  2014: Friday 3/28/2014 thru and including Saturday 11/1/2014

o  2015: Friday March 27, 2015 thru and including Saturday October 31, 2015

o  2016: Friday March 25, 2016 thru and including Saturday October 29, 2016

o  2017: Friday March 31, 2017 thru and including Saturday November 4, 2017

o  2018: Friday March 30, 2018 thru and including Saturday November 3, 2018

o  Cabins B, C, D, Lakeview A and B and Cabin 9 are the cabins at Shakamak with year round reservations and availability

o   Trine SRA

o  2014: Friday April 4, 2014 thru and including Saturday November 29, 2014

o  2015: Friday April 3, 2015 thru and including Saturday November 28, 2015

o  2016: Friday April 1, 2016 thru and including Saturday November 26, 2016

o  2017: Friday April 7, 2017 thru and including Saturday November 25, 2017

o  2018: Friday April 6, 2018 thru and including Saturday November 24, 2018

o   Whitewater

o  All cabins at Whitewater accept year-round reservations

 

·         Summer PEAK Season Dates for ALL Family Cabins (embedded within the General Reservation Season)

 

o   2014: Saturday 6/14/2014 thru and including Friday 8/15/2014

o   2015:  Saturday June 13, 2015 thru and including Friday 8/14/2015

o   2016:  Saturday June 11, 2016 thru and including Friday August 12, 2016

o   2017:  Saturday June 10, 2017 thru and including Friday August 11, 2017

o   2018:  Saturday June 9, 2018 thru and including Friday August 10, 2018

o   EXCEPTION: Whitewater State Park will test-pilot a longer peak season for their cabins (the weekend after Memorial Day weekend until the weekend prior to Labor Day weekend), with the following peak season dates beginning in 2015:

o  2015:  Saturday May 30, 2015 thru and including Friday August 28, 2015

o  2016:  Saturday June 4, 2016 thru and including Friday August 26, 2016

o  2017:  Saturday June 3, 2017 thru and including Friday August 25, 2017

o  2018:  Saturday June 2, 2018 thru and including Friday August 24, 2018

 

Cottages

                                                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

Group Camps

 

 

 

 

o  2015: Friday March 27, 2015 thru and including Sunday November 8, 2015

o  2016: Friday March 25, 2016 thru and including Sunday November 6, 2016

o  2017: Friday March 24, 2017 thru and including Sunday November 5, 2017

o  2018: Friday March 23, 2018 thru and including Sunday November 4, 2018

o  2014 - Sunday 5/25/2014 thru and including Saturday 8/30/2014

o  Beginning in 2015, these will more closely match the cabin peak season dates for McCormick's Creek, at manager's request.

o  2015:  Sunday June 14, 2015 thru and including Saturday August 15, 2015

o  2016:  Sunday June 12, 2016 thru and including Saturday August 13, 2016

o  2017:  Sunday June 11, 2017 thru and including Saturday August 12, 2017

o  2018:  Sunday June 10, 2018 thru and including Saturday August 11, 2018

o   Closed remainder of the year

 

 

o  2015 - Thursday January 1, 2015 thru and including Saturday May 23, 2015, AND Sunday August 9 thru and including Thursday December 31, 2015

o  2016 - Friday January 1, 2016 thru and including Saturday May 21, 2016, AND Sunday August 14, 2016 thru and including Saturday December 31, 2016

o  2017 - Sunday January 1, 2017 thru and including Saturday May 20, 2017, AND Sunday August 13, 2017 thru and including Sunday December 31, 2017

o  2018 - Monday January 1, 2018 thru and including Saturday May 19, 2018, AND Sunday August 12, 2018 thru and including Monday December 31, 2018

o  2014 - Sunday 5/25/2015 thru and including Saturday 8/9/2014

o  2015 - Sunday May 24, 2015 thru and including Saturday August 8, 2015

o  2016 - Sunday May 22, 2016 thru and including Saturday August 13, 2016

o  2017 - Sunday May 21, 2017 thru and including  Saturday August 12, 2017

o  2018 - Sunday May 20, 2018 thru and including Saturday August 11, 2018

 

 

o  2014 - Sunday 6/15/2014 thru and including Friday 8/29/2014

o  2015:  Sunday June 14, 2015 thru and including Friday August 14, 2015

o  2016:  Sunday June 12, 2016 thru and including Friday August 12, 2016

o  2017:  Sunday June 11, 2017 thru and including Friday August 11, 2017

o  2018:  Sunday June 10, 2018 thru and including Friday August 10, 2018

o   Group camp is sold as individual cottages during all other times of the year

 

 

o  2014

o  Jan. 1 - April 10th:  Off Peak (individual units sold separately, kitchen is closed)

o  April 11th - May 22th: Non Peak (individual units and kitchen sold separately)

o  May 23th - July 31st: Peak (entire group camp rented as a whole)

o  Aug. 1st - Oct. 19th:  Non Peak (individual units and kitchen sold separately)

o  Oct. 20th - Dec. 31st: Off Peak (individual units sold separately, kitchen is closed)

o  2015:

o  Jan. 1 - April 9th:  Off Peak (individual units sold separately, kitchen is closed)

o  April 10th - May 21th: Non Peak (individual units and kitchen sold separately)

o  May 22th - July 31st: Peak (entire group camp rented as a whole)

o  Aug. 1st - Oct. 18th:  (individual units and kitchen sold separately)

o  Oct. 19th - Dec. 31st: Off Peak (individual units sold separately, kitchen is closed)

o  2016:

o  Jan. 1 - April 7th:  Off Peak (individual units sold separately, kitchen is closed)

o  April 8th - May 26th: Non Peak (individual units and kitchen sold separately)

o  May 27th - July 31st: Peak (entire group camp rented as a whole)

o  Aug. 1st - Oct. 16th:  Non Peak (individual units and kitchen sold separately)

o  Oct. 17th - Dec. 31st: Off Peak (individual units sold separately, kitchen is closed)

 

 

o  2015: Friday March 27, 2015 thru and including November 7, 2015

o  2016: Friday March 25, 2016 thru and including November 5, 2016

o  2017: Friday March 31, 2017 thru and including November 4, 2017

o  2018: Friday March 30, 2018 thru and including November 3, 2018

 

Recreation Buildings

 

Recreation buildings that accept year-round reservations

 

·         Fort Harrison Recreation Buildings

·         McCormick's Creek Redbud Recreation Building

·         Trine SRA Swenson Lodge - reservations can be made only through Pokagon State Park office. There are no online or call center reservations for Swenson Lodge.

 

Recreation Buildings with OTHER availability and/or reservation seasons

 

·         Lincoln Pine Hills Dining Hall

o   when not reserved with the group camp, is available for reservations with arrivals between April 1st thru and including October 31st each year

·         McCormick's Creek Recreation Buildings and Amphitheater, except Redbud which is year-round

o   2014: Friday, March 28, 2014 thru and including Sunday November 2, 2014

o   2015: Friday March 27, 2015 thru and including Sunday November 8, 2015

o   2016: Friday March 25, 2016 thru and including Sunday November 6, 2016

o   2017: Friday March 24, 2017 thru and including Sunday November 5, 2017

o   2018: Friday March 23, 2018 thru and including Sunday November 4, 2018

o   Closed outside of these dates

·         Mounds Pavilion Recreation Building

o   is available for reservations with arrival dates of April 1st thru and including December 31st  each year

·         Ouabache Lodge Recreation Building

o    is available for reservations with arrival dates for April 1st thru and including December 30th each year

·         Pokagon Warming Center Recreation Building is available for reservations with arrival dates of April 1st thru and including October 31st each year

·         Potato Creek - Tulip Poplar and Peppermint Hill Recreation Buildings

o   2014: Wednesday April 30, 2014 thru and including Wednesday November 5, 2014

o   2015: Wednesday April 29, 2015 thru Wednesday November 4, 2015

o   2016: Wednesday May 4, 2016 thru Wednesday November 2, 2016

o   2017: Wednesday May 3, 2017 thru Wednesday November 1, 2017

o   2018: Wednesday May 2, 2018 thru Wednesday November 7, 2018

·         Prophetstown - Coneflower Shelter/Rec Bldg

o   2014: Wednesday April 30, 2014 thru and including Wednesday November 5, 2014

o   2015: Wednesday April 29, 2015 thru Wednesday November 4, 2015

o   2016: Wednesday May 4, 2016 thru Wednesday November 2, 2016

o   2017: Wednesday May 3, 2017 thru Wednesday November 1, 2017

o   2018: Wednesday May 2, 2018 thru Wednesday November 7, 2018

·         Shakamak

o   Log Cabin Recreation Building is available for year-round reservations; however, there is no water available from November 1st thru April 1st each winter.

o   Mess Hall (Recreation Building) in Group Camp - reservations taken for "cottage" season dates (when not acting as a group camp)

·         Tippecanoe Tepicon Recreation Building, season dates coincide with rent-a-camp season

o   2014 - April 4 thru and including November 5, 2014

o   2015: April 3, 2015 thru and including November 2, 2015

o   2016: April 1, 2016 thru and including October 31, 2016

o   2017: March 31, 2017 thru and including October 30, 2017

o   2018: April 6, 2018 thru and including October 29, 2018

 

Shelters

 

Unless otherwise specified in the "OTHER availability" section below, all shelters at all properties follow these season dates for shelter reservations.  All other times of the year are walk-in, first come first serve.

 

·         2014: Wednesday April 30, 2014 thru and including Wednesday November 5, 2014

·         2015: Wednesday April 29, 2015 thru and including Wednesday November 4, 2015

·         2016: Wednesday May 4, 2016 thru and including Wednesday November 2, 2016

·         2017: Wednesday May 3, 2017 thru and including Wednesday November 1, 2017

·         2018: Wednesday May 2, 2018 thru and including Wednesday November 7, 2018

 

Shelters with OTHER availability and/or reservation seasons that differ from above:

 

·         Brown County Shelters (including "Recreation Building Shelter", which is actually a shelter, not a recreation bldg)

o   2014: Friday, March 28, 2014 thru and including November 2, 2014

o   2015: Friday March 27, 2015 thru and including Saturday November  7, 2015

o   2016: Friday March 25, 2016 thru and including Saturday November 5, 2016

o   2017: Friday March 24, 2017 thru and including Saturday November 4, 2017

o   2018: Friday March 23, 2018 thru and including Saturday November 3, 2018

·         Fort Harrison State Park's shelters are available for year-round reservations

·         McCormick's Creek Shelters

o   2014: Friday, March 28, 2014 thru and including November 2, 2014

o   2015: Friday March 27, 2015 thru and including Sunday November 8, 2015

o   2016: Friday March 25, 2016 thru and including Sunday November 6, 2016

o   2017: Friday March 24, 2017 thru and including Sunday November 5, 2017

o   2018: Friday March 23, 2018 thru and including Sunday November 4, 2018

o   All other times are first come, first served without reservations

·         O'Bannon Woods - Shelter House 2 (Ohio River) and Shelter House 3 (Pine Pond) are available for reservations with arrival dates of April 1st thru October 31st each year

·         Pokagon Upper CCC Shelter

o   2013:  March 4, 2013 thru and including December 6, 2013

o   2014:  March 3, 2014 thru and including December 5, 2014

o   2015:  Monday March 2, 2015 thru and including Friday December 4, 2015

o   2016:  Monday March 7, 2016 thru and including Friday December 2, 2016

o   2017: Monday March 6, 2017 thru and including Friday December 1, 2017

o   2018: Monday March 5, 2018 thru and including Friday November 30, 2018

·         Trine SRA's Wild Turkey Pavilion (shelter) is available for year-round reservations

·         Turkey Run Shelters are available for year-round reservations, EXCEPT Canyon and Newby Shelters, which close down outside of the regular season listed above

 

Covered Bridge Retreat

 

Main Lodge

 

·         2015: Friday May 1, 2015 thru and including Monday November 30, 2015

·         2016: Sunday May 1, 2016 thru and including Wednesday November 30, 2016

·         2017: Monday May 1, 2017 thru and including Thursday November 30, 2017

·         2018: Tuesday May 1, 2018 thru and including Friday November 30, 2018

 

Campground/Equestrian Area

 

·         2015: Friday May 1, 2015 thru and including Saturday October 31, 2015

·         2016: Sunday May 1, 2016 thru and including Monday October 31, 2016

·         2017: Monday May 1, 2017 thru and including Tuesday October 31, 2017

·         2018: Tuesday May 1, 2018 thru and including Wednesday October 31, 2018

 

Boat Rentals at Trine SRA (TEST PILOT)

 

·         2014: Friday April 4, 2014 thru and including Sunday November 2, 2014

·         2015: Friday April 3, 2015 thru and including Sunday November 1, 2015

·         2016: Friday April 1, 2016 thru and including Sunday November 6, 2016

·         2017: Friday April 7, 2017 thru and including Sunday November 5, 2017

·         2018: Friday April 6, 2018 thru and including Sunday November 4, 2018

 

 

MAXIMUM BOOKING WINDOWS

 

18-Day Freeze Rule

 

 

All Campgrounds, Lincoln Cottages, and all Rent - a - Camp Cabins

 

 

Cabins, Shakamak Cottages (not Lincoln), Group Camps, Recreation Buildings, Shelters and Boat Rentals at Trine SRA (TEST PILOT)

 

 

Covered Bridge Retreat

 

Main Lodge & Campground/Equestrian Area

 

(For example: on September 1st of one year, inventory for June 1st of the following year becomes available)

(For example, on September 1st of one year, a customer can reserve June 1-14th of the following year)

 

 

MINIMUM BOOKING WINDOWS

 

All Campgrounds, Lincoln Pinehills Cottages, and all rent - a - Camp Cabins

 

 

Cabins, Shakamak Persimmon Lane Cottages (not Lincoln), Group Camps, Recreation Buildings, Shelters and Boat Rentals at Trine SRA (TEST PILOT)

 

 

Covered Bridge Retreat

 

 

 

MAXIMUM STAYS

 

All Campgrounds, Cabins, Cottages, Group Camps (except Shakamak Group Camp), Rent-a-Camp Cabins & Covered Bridge Retreat (Main Lodge & Campground / Equestrian Area)

 

 

Shakamak Group Camp

 

Recreation Buildings & Shelters

 

 

Boat Rentals at Trine SRA (TEST PILOT)

 

·         This is a day use facility

·         A boat, or multiple boats, can be rented for an unlimited number of hourly time slots in one phone call or one web session, as availability allows

·         There is no maximum on the number of boats rented OR how many hours the boats are rented

 

 

MINIMUM STAYS

 

All Campgrounds (except Youth Tent Areas) and Rent - A - Camp Cabins

               

Year-Round

·         1 night on weekdays, Monday - Thursday

·         2 nights on weekends

o   A Friday night rental must include a Thursday or a Saturday night

o   A Saturday night rental must include a Friday or a Sunday night

·         EXCEPTIONS

o   ONE-NIGHT RELAXED RULE: If a campsite is not rented within 3 days of arrival, it will be available for a one night rental through the call center ONLY.  Required holiday minimum stays are excluded from this relaxed rule!  

o   If 7 nights or more are reserved, there is no restriction on the weekend stay but the reservation cannot exceed the 14-night maximum rule

o   Holiday weekends require the 3-night holiday minimum stays (see holiday minimum stays)

o   Gap Rule:  If two reservations create a gap that allows a Friday or Saturday to be available for a one night rental by itself, a customer will be able to reserve that one night by itself.  On a holiday weekend, if 2 of the 3 required nights are available, both of those nights have to be booked.  Required holiday minimum stays are excluded from this relaxed rule!

 

Youth Tent Areas

 

·         Youth tent areas require a one night minimum, seven days a week, including holidays and weekends

 

Cabins

 

 

o   See "Seasons" section for specific general season dates

 

 

o   See "Seasons" section for specific peak season dates

 

Cottages

 

·                     Designated season dates by Lincoln and Shakamak, NO PEAK SEASON

·                     1 night on weekdays, Monday - Thursday

·                     2 nights on weekends

o   A Friday night rental must include a Thursday or a Saturday night

o   A Saturday night rental must include a Friday or a Sunday night

 

Group Camps

 

 

o   No more one night stays in group camps beginning in 2015. 

o   1 night on weekdays, Monday - Thursday

o   2 nights on weekends

o  A Friday night rental must include a Thursday or a Saturday night

o  A Saturday night rental must include a Friday or a Sunday night

o   See "Seasons" section for specific general season dates

 

 

 

o   Tippecanoe, Versailles and Lincoln Group Camps do NOT have a "peak" season for their group camps

 

Recreation Buildings & Shelters

 

 

Covered Bridge Retreat

 

Main Lodge & Campground/Equestrian Area

 

 

Boat Rentals at Trine SRA (TEST PILOT)

 

·         One-hour minimum

 

 

HOLIDAY MINIMUM STAYS

 

All Campground Types (excluding Youth Tent Areas), Lincoln Cottages, and all Rent - A - Camp Cabins

 

Year 2013

 

 

Year 2014

 

 

Year 2015

 

 

Year 2016

 

 

Year 2017

 

 

Year 2018

 

 

Youth Tent Areas

 

 

Cabins

 

Year 2013

 

 

Year 2014

 

 

Year 2015

 

 

Year 2016

 

 

Year 2017

 

 

Year 2018

 

 

Shakamak Cottages (winter holidays for Persimmon Lane Cottages ONLY)

 

Year 2013

 

 

Year 2014

 

 

Year 2015

 

 

Year 2016

 

 

Year 2017

 

 

Year 2018

 

 

Group Camps (and Lincoln Pinehills Cottages also)

 

Year 2013

 

 

Year 2014

 

 

Year 2015

 

 

Year 2016

 

 

Year 2017

 

 

Year 2018

 

 

Recreation Buildings & Shelters

 

 

 

Covered Bridge Retreat

 

Main Lodge & Campground/Equestrian Area

 

·         No specified holiday stay minimums. 

·         Regular minimum stays apply all season.

 

Boat Rentals at Trine SRA (TEST PILOT)

 

·         One-hour minimum

 

 

 

 

CHECK IN / OUT TIMES

 

All Campgrounds

 

Check in and out time is 2:00 PM local time, except for Sundays and designated summer holidays, when check in and out time is 5:00 PM local time.

 

Cabins

 

Check-in is at 4:00 PM local time, and check-out is at 11:00 AM local time, seven days a week, including holidays.

 

Early Cabin Arrivals:  If the customer desires a guaranteed early arrival the customer will reserve the additional preceding night and CRS vendor will note in the comment section that the customer is an "early arrival - ½ day refund due upon arrival".  Upon check-in, the property will perform an override of the price for ½ of the preceding night's rental fee.  This option is available thru The CRS vendor upon request by the property.  (This option is not available during peak season.)

 

Late Cabin Departures:  If the customer desires a guaranteed late departure (6PM Check Out) the customer will reserve the additional night and The CRS vendor will note in the comment section that the customer is a "6pm late departure - ½ day refund due upon arrival".  Upon check-in, the property will perform an override of the price for ½ of the additional night's rental fee. This option is available thru the CRS vendor upon request by the property. (This option is not available during peak season.)

 

Cottages, Group Camps and Rent - A - Camp Cabins

 

Check in is at 3:00 PM local time, and check out is at 12:00 Noon local time, seven days a week, including holidays.

 

Recreation Buildings & Shelters

 

Facilities are generally available for day-use from 7:00am through 11:00pm local time on the date of arrival. Customers must vacate day use facilities at or before the designated "check out" time for recreation buildings and shelters. The check-in time for all recreation buildings at McCormick's Creek State Park is 8:00am, and check-out time is 11:00pm. (Beginning in 2015, the check in time will be 9:00am instead of 7:00am, with check out at 11pm.)

 

EXCEPTION:  Fort Harrison, shelters and recreation buildings are only available from 8am until dusk, or when park closesHours may vary slightly at some other locations too. (Beginning in 2015, the check in time will be 9:00am instead of 8:00am, with check out time at dusk, prior to the park closing.)

 

Covered Bridge Retreat

 

Main Lodge & Campground/Equestrian Area

 

 

 

Boat Rentals at Trine SRA (TEST PILOT)

 

·         Check in time is the start time of your hourly rental, and check out time is the end time of your hourly rental

·         If multiple hours are rented, the customer does not have to check out and check back in for each hour rented, but instead can use the 15-minute gap in between time slots as a "free" rental period

 

CANCELLATIONS

 

Only the reservation holder can cancel or make a change to an existing reservation, regardless of the facility type.

 

All Campgrounds (excluding youth and rally areas) and Rent - A - Camp Cabins

 

 

Youth Tent and Rally Camp Areas

 

 

Cabins and Cottages

 

 

Group Camps

 

 If a reservation is cancelled 91 days or more, prior to the date of arrival, the penalty will be 25% of the rental fees.  

If a reservation is cancelled between 1-90 days prior to the date of arrival, the penalty will be 50% of the rental fees.  

If a reservation is cancelled on or after the day of arrival, the penalty will be 100% of the rental fees.

 

Recreation Buildings & Shelters

 

 

Covered Bridge Retreat

 

Main Lodge & Campground/Equestrian Area

 

 

Boat Rentals at Trine SRA (TEST PILOT)

 

 

 

NO SHOWS

 

 

 

 

TRANSFERS / CHANGES

 

Only the reservation holder can cancel or make a change to an existing reservation, regardless of the facility type.

 

All Campgrounds and Rent - A - Camp Cabins

 

 

Cabins, Recreation Buildings and Shelters

 

 

Group Camps, Cottages, Covered Bridge Retreat and Boat Rentals at Trine SRA (TEST PILOT)

 

 

 

 

DAY OF ARRIVAL - WALK IN REGISTRATIONS

 

All Campgrounds, Cabins, Cottages, Group Camps, Rent - A - Camp Cabins, Recreation Buildings and Shelters

 

 

Covered Bridge Retreat

 

Main Lodge & Campground/Equestrian Area

 

·         All facilities at Covered Bridge Retreat must be reserved in advance online or through the call center.