Columbus Campground Information and FAQs

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Check In / Check Out

  • Check In RV and Tent Sites: 1 pm                                     
  • Check In Accommodations : 3 pm
  • Check Out for All Sites: 11 am 

Early Check In: 
  • There is no charge for early check-in, but it can not be pre-reserved. Early check-in is based on availability the night before or the morning of arrival. 

Late Checkout: 
  • $25 for late check-out up until 4 pm. Late check-out can not be pre-reserved. Late check-out is based on availability the night before or morning of check-out day. Late Checkout is not available for our cabins. 

Hours of Operation

Hours of operation may vary by season. Please check with our team when you arrive.
Camp Store:
Monday - Thursday 10 am – 6 pm
Friday - Saturday 10 am - 8 pm
Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

Laundry: Open 24 Hours
Quiet Hours: 11 pm to 8 am 
Pool Hours: Our pool is open from early June through Labor Day, and hours are 10 am to 8 pm

Fire Safety

For a full list of fire safety rules, click HERE.

For the safety of all guests, fireworks are not allowed.


Various types of wildlife big and small may be found on and around this campground. Be alert and give them distance and respect. Keep dogs on a leash and properly store food, trash, and cooking supplies. For the health of the wildlife, please refrain from feeding the animals. Your safety and the future of our wildlife depend on you.

Late Arrivals

If you plan to arrive after our office is closed, please head to the Night Registration area located outside the Registration Office. Please contact the campground directly for additional instructions.

Cancellation Policy

RV Sites: 48 hours prior to reservation $10 fee, within 48 hours forfeits first-night deposit.

Accommodations: 7 days and prior $10 fee, within 7 days forfeits first night deposit.

*Cancellation policy may vary for extended stays, special events, and holidays.

Golf Cart Policy

We rent golf carts! 
  • 4-Person electric golf carts for rent. 
  • Reserve by phone or email once you have made your camping reservation.

Bringing Your Own:
You may bring in your own golf cart at no charge.

While you cruise around the campground, make sure to follow this policy and campground speed limit. The laws of the road are still in effect in the campground, please make sure to stop at stop signs. Let's keep the lights on after dark, and make sure your transportation only carries the recommended number of passengers or less. We want everyone to be safe, with only licensed drivers operating motorized vehicles. If it has wheels, please follow these safety guidelines.

Pet Policy

Traveling with your furry friend? We have a Kamp K9 for our four-legged friends to stretch their legs. Pets must be on a leash outside of the dog park, and we ask owners to do their duty and clean up after their pets. Pets don't like to be left alone, so please don't leave them unattended. Due to health and safety regulations, pets are not allowed in any buildings, pool area, and other signed locations. *Certified service animals excluded.

Visitor Policy

All visitors must stop by the office prior to entering the park and pick up a guest pass. Visiting guests permitted until Quiet Hours and must adhere to campground rules. Overnight guests need to register at the front desk. Visitor fees may apply.

Number of Guests Per Reservation

For the safety and enjoyment of all guests, strict limits are enforced on the number of people who may be at the campground per each reservation. 
  • At check-in, you will be asked to verify the number of guests staying at your site.  
  • A limit of 6 or 8 people per site (depending on site type) will be enforced.  That total number includes both the number of people on your reservation and any day visitors. If you have the maximum number of people on your reservation, day visitors are not allowed.
  • RV and Tent sites are limited to 6 people per site.
  • Camping Cabins, Deluxe Cabins, and other Lodging are limited to 6 people with exception of the Deluxe Cabins which sleep 8, these are limited to 8 people. 

If the number of overnight guests on your reservation allows for day visitors, those day visitors must check in at the front desk upon arrival. Your visitors must be pre-registered and are welcome for an additional per adult. Visiting guests are permitted until Quiet Hours and must adhere to campground rules. Should day visitors turn into overnight guests, they must register at the front desk.

Workout Room

Come check out a workout key with the store clerk to keep and use during your stay. We ask that everyone who uses the workout room is at least 18 years of age. Ages 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult.

Firewood & Propane

1. We sell firewood for $8 a bundle and we deliver to your campsite!
2. You may bring in your own firewood. We encourage bringing in kiln-dried wood.

We do offer propane filling for all campers. Please visit our welcome station to pay and drop off your tank and we will deliver it to your site when it is filled.

Speed Limit

The speed limit is 5 MPH. Please drive slow through our park and watch for pedestrians and pets as they move about the campground.

Refund, Deposit, Payment

Sadly, we cannot refund any part of your unused stay
if you choose to shorten it even in cases of emergency, family crisis, illness, inclement weather, etc. We have turned other families away in order to hold the site for your family. We reserve the right to remove any guest or revoke privileges at any time with no refund to maintain the peace and relaxation of our family campers.

1. A deposit of one night's rate is required to hold a spot. (We do not hold sites longer than the end of the business day)
2. The deposit will be charged at the time of making the reservation.
3. The deposit is deducted from the amount owed.

1. Balance due at time of check-in.
2. Personal Checks: Are not accepted at time of check-in but will be accepted up to one week prior to check-in.
3. Forms of payment: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express

Fishing Pond

  • We are a privately owned park so no fishing license required.
  • Catch and Release ONLY. No minnows, buckets, or liners allowed.
  • We sell night crawlers in the camp store along with poles, line, tackle, etc.
  • Expect to catch: Catfish, Crappie, Bluegill, & Bass

After Hours / Emergency Number

For urgent matters after hours please call our night host at 740-816-4378.

Meet Your Hosts


Working in the camping industry perfectly combines my love for the outdoors and my passion for people!

Jessica Harmon has managed hotels for the past 25 years, working at several brands in 10 different states. Most notably Nashville, TN, and Buffalo, NY, near Niagara Falls. Jessica has also been very active in the communities where she lives, sitting on the board of Directors for the Dekalb County Indiana visitor's Bureau and she was appointed a seat on the Kosciusko County Convention, Recreation, and Visitors Commission. Jessica took a sabbatical year and lived in Hawaii, where she learned to surf, cliff dive into the ocean, and even hiked an active volcano! Jessica recently built out a camper van and traveled the country with her rescue dog Maxx. Jessica has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.