The Wabash and Erie Canal - Camping Options | Delphi, Indiana

Camping & RV Park

A Canal Camping Experience!

If you are looking to enjoy a peaceful getaway while also getting hands-on with Indiana history, we invite you to visit the picturesque campground at Canal Park. There are options for all camping needs: large and small RVs, pop-up campers, and tents are all welcome. There are even rustic cabins on site if you would rather not bring your own shelter! The campground is located just behind the Interpretive Center.

From May through October, we have four full-service sites available, two water-and-electric sites, and one electric-only site. We also have primitive tent sites, as well as rustic cabins for rent through Airbnb. There are shower and modern toilet facilities in the campground. Free wifi is available for guests as well.

The campground is adjacent to a beautiful, historic trail system, as well as the historic buildings of Canal Park and an award-winning museum devoted to Indiana’s Canal Era.

From November through April, we have three full hookup sites available for self-contained RV's.

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Site A

  • Water
  • Sewer
  • 50/30 amp electric
  • 70 feet long
  • Gravel surface
  • Occupied by Camp Host from May through September
  • Open year-round for self-contained RV's

Site B

  • Water
  • Sewer
  • 50/30 amp electric
  • 80 feet long
  • Gravel surface
  • Open year-round for self-contained RV's

Site C

  • Water
  • Sewer
  • 50/30 amp electric
  • 77 feet long
  • Gravel surface
  • Pull-through site
  • Open year-round for self-contained RV's

Site D

  • Water
  • 50/30 amp electric
  • 75 feet long
  • Grass surface
  • Pull-through site

Site E

  • 50/30 amp electric
  • 75 feet long
  • Grass surface
  • Pull-through site

Site F

  • Water
  • Sewer
  • 50/30 amp electric
  • 52 feet long
  • Gravel surface
  • Pull-through site

Site G

  • 30 amp electric
  • 48 feet long
  • Grass surface
  • Tent Sites
  • Grass surface
  • Fire pit and picnic table available

Aerial View

  • 4 full hookup sites
  • 2 water/electric sites
  • 1 electric site
  • 6 primitive tent sites
  • modern restrooms & shower available May - October
rent a historical cabin at the wabash and erie canal

Rustic Canal Sleeping Cabins

These three log cabins are a great way for visitors to sample a rustic canal experience! The smallest cabin (Cabin A) is available for 1-2 guests, the mid-sized cabin (Cabin B) can accommodate up to 3 guests, and the large cabin (Cabin C) can accommodate 5 or more guests. Click the links below to read more about each cabin and make your reservation today on AirBnB!

Campground Guidelines and Policies

Guests may reserve campsites by phone (765-564-2870). Reservations must be prepaid in full with credit or debit card. Reservations are strongly recommended, especially during the summer season.

Guests may also self-check-in at the Gray Barn with cash or check, but only for sites that are not reserved or occupied.

Camping Rates:

  • $30 nightly for Sites A, B, C, and F
  • $25 nightly for Sites D and E, includes use of dump station
  • $20 nightly for Site G, includes use of dump station
  • $15 nightly for Primitive Tent Site, does not include use of dump station
  • $8 for each use of waste dump station

Check-in time is 1:00 PM or after. Check-out time is noon, and any renewals must be made by 11:00 AM.

Guests may book up to a seven-day stay which allows more campers to experience and enjoy Canal Park. Guests may book an additional seven days one month after their prior visit. Maximum 6 people per site.

Pets are welcome in the campground, but must remain leashed when in outdoor spaces. Pets are not allowed in the rustic cabins.

Alcohol, fireworks, and firearms are not permitted.

Cancellation policy:

  • If a reservation is canceled 8 or more days prior to arrival, a flat $10 cancellation fee will be charged (per reservation that is canceled).
  • If a reservation is canceled 1-7 days prior to arrival, the first night’s rental fee will be charged as a cancellation fee (per reservation that is canceled).
  • If a reservation is canceled on or after the scheduled date of arrival, the customer will forfeit their entire rental fee.
  • No refunds will be given due to inclement weather.

Attention Big Rigs:

 Your GPS may route you to our park via Washington Street from downtown Delphi. This route includes a steep railroad crossing, and you may wish to use the alternate truck route. This route is accessed from SR39/US421 just west of Delphi. From the highway, turn north on 9th Street. This street will become Washington Street as you pass around the industrial zone, and our park entrance will be on your right.

Campground Map

Click to view or print the Campground Map.

immerse yourself in history at the wabash and erie canal

See the Interactive Map!

Get a closer look at Canal Park with our Interactive Map!

Group Tours

Group Tours

Reserve a time to bring your group, friends, or family down to the canal for learning and fun!
School Tours

School Tours

Make a reservation to bring your class to the canal for a fun and enriching experience.

Trails

Trails

Our beautiful and historic trails are OPEN! Learn more about the trails and get some fresh air.

Education

Education

It’s as important as it is a pleasure to learn about those who have come before us and all the brave and impressive things they did which led up to the modern world we live in today. Learn more from the Learning Center on our site, starting with Canal History.

Things to Do

Things to Do

Come one, come all! Whether you have a school group, an event that needs hosting, or you plan on making a day trip, there’s no shortage of fun activities, period architecture, and educational displays to keep you engaged and inspired during your time here.

Weddings & Events

Weddings & Events

Your wedding day is one of the most memorable and magical days of your life. Bring your family and your friends, and we’ll supply the atmosphere to make your big day one to remember with memories and photos full of old-world charm. Contact us to reserve the Chapel and Canal Boat.

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