Welcome to Camp Buckwood

We are a private, exclusive male, Trans friendly members-only resort (membership sign-up occurs at check-in) located in beautiful Brown County, Indiana. Within our male-only concept, we are different things for different people at different times, but everyone has an opportunity to experience Buckwood.

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

An oasis and respite created just for you.

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.

Your First Stop is the Campground Office – Welcome to Camp Buckwood

The Camp Buckwood  office is located about 400 yards down the gravel road from the entrance gate.  Look for the white door office entrance on the side of the building with red siding.   All visitors must check in at the office immediately upon arrival.  Please observe the 5Mph speed limit while driving on campground property, and parking is permitted only in designated parking areas.

BuckMart Campground Store

Welcome to BuckMart, your campground store!  BuckMart continues to expand and we offer a wide array of the essentials, from camping hardware and supplies, to beverages, personal care, clothing and more – including plants and vegetables.  See Buckwood Garden Center below for more details. We also have ice and firewood for sale.  Store hours are the same as the office hours:

Open Daily From: 10am to 9pm*

*After Labor Day, Sunday – Thursday hours 10am-5pm with check-in permitted until 9pm.

Buckwood Garden Center – Presented by Cody

Now you can take a little bit of Camp Buckwood back home with you.  Welcome to our newest initiative, launched and managed by Cody.  It’s the Camp Buckwood Garden Center, featuring a wide variety of plants and vegetables, grown and harvested on the grounds of Camp Buckwood.   You’ll find a beautiful selection of assorted plants and potted plants for sale in the BuckMart store as well as a wide array of additional plants, vegetables and herbs located in the green house (just outside the office entrance).  Inquire in the office for additional details.

Enhancing  your camping experience: Fiber Optic Wi-Fi

Camp Buckwood is proud to offer blazing fast Wi-Fi Internet access for up to two devices for just $5 per day. Stream music or video with ease or connect to your favorite online game from anywhere on the campground property, thanks to our  commercial-grade UniFi Wireless Mesh network and 30+ Access Points stationed throughout the property. If you work remotely from home, bring your laptop and work remotely poolside at Camp Buckwood. Details about the Wi-Fi will be given to you at check-in.

THE party place: Rusty’s

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!

Our incredible food truck: Bucks Grill

Bucks 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.

Center of activity: The Pavilion

The Pavilion located next to the pools, in the heart of the business and is a great social gathering place 24/7.

Bare necessities: Our Shower Houses

Three shower houses provide a welcome respite any time. Two are located near the pools, and were completely renovated for the 2023 season.  The third shower house is attached to Rusty’s and it also received updates for the 2023 season.

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

Our Famous Wet Area

Our two 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!   Euchre, 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.

Special to everyone: Lake Shasta

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, and diving is strictly prohibited.

Our Beautiful Woods

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.