Welcome to Camp Buckwood

We are a private, exclusive male, Trans friendly members-only resort (membership sign-up occurs at check-in). Within our male-only concept, we are different things for different people at different times, but everyone has an opportunity to experience Buckwood.  We have a couple of Friends and Family weekends each year and generally a weekend or two (check the calendar) when we host a private event.

We wanted to build a place in Indiana where guys would feel comfortable just being themselves.  We have owned this property since 2001 and bought it with the intention of converting it to an exclusive and private members-only resort. As soon as we took possession of the property, we immediately began the administrative and physical processes of achieving our goal. Learning from our previous business experience, we approached the administrative end of the project with the utmost diligence.

We have made sure that all State of Indiana and Brown County Indiana Laws, Codes and Ordinances, License and Permits have been properly addressed and are fully in place. It is incredibly important to us that we and our members respect nature and our neighbors.

We look forward to you joining us!

Local Area


Our 48+ acre beautiful retreat is nestled in the rolling hills of historic northeastern Brown County, Indiana and sits down a long private lane. The property was once the site of a small one-room school house with the original foundation still on location.

Be Smart, Shop at BuckMart!

BuckMart is our camp store located right in the office.  Don’t run to town if you have forgotten something!  Chances are we can save you a trip.  We also have cool Buckwood swag for sale as well as ice and firewood.  Store hours are the same as the office hours:

Sunday – Thursday: 10am to 5pm

Friday – Saturday*: 10am to 9pm

*After Labor Day, Saturday hours at 10am-7pm with check-in permitted until 9pm.

Buck’s Grill is our newest amenity to serve you!  Hungry? Don’t want to cook? We have you covered! The Grill is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday serving up homemade meals and poolside favorites. Check out the Buck’s Grill page for more information.

The Pavilion offers shade and comfort during some of mother nature’s worst moments, located in the heart of the campground next to the pools.

Rusty’s is located inside the large recreational barn is located across from the Lodge. This climate-controlled space provides an excellent entertainment space for multiple events throughout the season, including dance parties, karaoke, potluck dinners, and more!

Three shower houses provide a welcome respite any time. Two are located near the pools, and the third is attached to Rusty’s.

A laundry facility with vending is available for those extended stays.

Our heated pools, with large decks for sunning,  are placed beautifully in the privacy of our property. This area is a wonderful place to take sun, cool off or just relax. One of our pools has sun sails to cover the majority so you can enjoy and cool down in the shade, while our huge new pool is completely open to the gorgeous sun!   Scrabble™, corn hole and card & board games are always on the menu.

Our hot tub has been touted as “the biggest in the US” according to a recent blogger who claims to have seen all campgrounds of this kind in the US. This is a hot spot (pun intended) of nighttime activity throughout the season.

Our newly-dedicated Lake Shasta is a great place to enjoy!  Our 2.5 acre lake is stocked with Large Mouth Bass, Catfish and Blue Gill. At sunrise and just before sunset the fish literally jump onto your hook. No fishing license is required but bring your own fishing gear and bait.  It also serves as an excellent natural swimming hole. The dock on land and the floating dock provide a great place to hang out.  We have no lifeguard on duty so swimming is always at your own risk, diving is strictly prohibited.

Our beautiful wooded trails will let you become even more in touch with nature. In the unlikely event that you may venture off the clearly marked trails, our property boundary is clearly marked by a yellow cable. Please respect the property boundary at all times. We want to be good neighbors!


We offer indoor and outdoor accommodations through the 4 Seasons Lodge, cabins,  RV and tent sites. We also offer day passes to enjoy camp for a shorter period of time.

The 4 Seasons Lodge has four full bathrooms and two half-baths. Large stone fireplaces, constructed of beautiful Brown County stone,  adorn both the sitting room and the dinning room with 25 foot vaulted ceilings. Our guest rooms are spacious and comfortable.  Each has it’s own unique personality and offers camping for the pampered.  Meals are included for all lodge guests!  Hardwood floors and knotty pine walls, hand-hewn from the property’s trees, were put in place with nails left over from the building of barracks at near by Camp Atterbury.  Large picture windows throughout the lodge help to bring the outdoors indoors.

Our cabins are a comfortable option for those who prefer a more private, home-like atmosphere. Cabins include several amenities that can be seen in the Lodging & Rates Menu.

The RV sites are each equipped with water and 20, 30, or 50 amp electric services. We also have two dump stations for your convenience.

The tent sites offer pull-up unloading and loading (with plenty of parking close by!). Water hydrants and wash sinks are conveniently located throughout the property.

See descriptions of all accommodations on the Lodging and Rates menu.

A three (3) night minimum reservation is required for all holiday reservations.  Holidays include Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day. Specific details of the holiday events can be found on our Calendar menu.

Local Area

For more information about what the local area has to offer, check out our dedicated Local Area page.