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    Tent Ouabache Trails Campground in Vincennes Indiana

    Ouabache Trails Campground
    3500 North Lower Fort Knox Road
    Vincennes, Indiana 47591
    Phone# 812-882-4316

    Back in September of this year I camped at Ouabache Trails Campground with the International Brotherhood of Motorcycle Campers or IBMC. This is always a great campout and a fantastic place to hold this annual campout event.

    Probably your first question about this campground (CG) would be, how-in-the-world do you pronounce “Ouabache”?? Well, it is quite easy. Ouabache, is pronounced "Wabash", which is a French transcription of the Miami Indian word for the river. With that being said, Ouabache Trails Campground is located on the Indiana side of the Wabash River just about 5 miles north of historical downtown Vincennes Indiana.
    Ouabache Trails Campground is owned and operated by the Knox County Park and Recreation Department.

    This is a really nice, quiet and clean CG. It is kinda small though, with only 35 RV (Class A) sites with electricity and water; and 9 tent (Class B) sites. There are also 4 cabins on site. I do believe all sites have fire rings, picnic tables and plenty of shade trees. The shower house is located almost in the center of the CG and is an easy short walk from all the camp sites. You will find the shower house very nice and clean, ample hot water and plenty of room in the shower stalls, with one of the shower stalls handicap accessible. (See photos below) Rest rooms are also located within the shower house as well as laundry facilities. All roadways leading to the CG and those within the CG are paved and easy to navigate. There is a CG host on-site and the CG host offers fire wood, ice and other vending for sale. Lots of nice restaurants within 5 miles. (pricing for camping and etc. listed below)

    I highly recommend this CG as I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every time I have camped here. There are lots of things to see and do, in and around Vincennes IN. A person could easily spend two whole days just exploring the historical places of this lovely old town on the banks of the Wabash River.
    Below I have listed some of the highlights plus a link to my Motocampers photo essay called “Red Skelton, Giant Watermelons and Bird houses, Indiana has it!”

    **As a note, please do not confuse Ouabache Trails Campground in Vincennes IN with Ouabache State Park located in Bluffton IN. There is a difference.

    Prices for the Class A (RV) sites are $20.00 per day or $95.00 per week. The Class B (Tent) sites are priced at $11.00 per day and $70.00 for 10 days.
    Firewood is $5.00. Ice is $2.00 per bag

    Highlights in Vincennes and the surrounding area:
    Fort Knox II; George Rogers Clark National Historical Park; Grouseland home of President William H. Harrisons’ Mansion; Indiana Military Museum; Old Cathedral (Basilica of St. Francis Xavier); Vincennes State Historic sites; Old French House & Indian Museum; the Tecumseh statue; Red Skelton Museum of Comedy and much more!! **Note: If you like Red Skelton and anything military don’t miss the Red Skelton Museum and the Military Museum. I give both……Two Thumbs Up!!!

    The link to my Motocamper photo essay:!

    The shower house
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    My campsite for the weekend
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