About - Sycamore Springs Park

About Us

Sycamore Springs Park is located in Crawford County, Indiana in the quaint town of English. 

Family-Friendly Park

Open Since 1997

Free Firewood for Campers

Free Shelter House Rentals

Our Story

Sycamore Springs Park opened to the public in 1997. It is a free public park operated by the Clayton Roberson Family Foundation.

The Clayton Roberson Family Foundation received 135 acres of land as a donation from Mr. and Mrs. James Dial. Mrs. Dial is a daughter of Clayton Roberson and grew up on the farm. The foundation used this land to create Sycamore Springs Park (named after the trees and springs), opening in 1997. Over time, it has expanded by 115 acres. Future expansion of acreage is planned.

Everything is free except camping and the use of the wedding chapel. Camping reservations are made and paid for online. If you do not use credit cards, please call to see how to make a reservation and to pay an alternate way. All campers without reservations must call 812-338-3846 before setting up or see the camp attendant if there is no answer at the phone number.

The park now includes 10 shelter houses, two large restrooms/shower buildings, numerous playgrounds and equipment, picnic tables, three fishing ponds, softball field, basketball court, wedding chapel, 35 tent camping sites (some with and some without electricity) and 64 RV camping sites. Reservations are required for camping and can be made online. Some of the shelter houses can be reserved online but for others please call 812-338-3846.   Non reserved shelter houses are free to use when available.

Our Park

The park offers fishing, hiking, and picnicking free of charge to the community and is open from April 1 to November 1 from 8 am to 8:30 pm EDT. Overnight camping (both RV and tent) is available with a small charge.

Our Values

We work hard to offer a family-friendly park that allows people to enjoy a quiet night in the country! Because of that, we lock our gates at 8:30 pm and ask all guests not staying overnight leave before that time.

Our Rules

We are a family park and do not permit alcohol or guns of any kind (including BB guns) in our park. We also do not allow ATVs in the park, however, golf carts are permitted for licensed drivers and the handicapped. Please supervise your children at all times and pick up after your pets which must be leashed while in the park.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the park gated?

Yes, there are three gates which are locked at night. The gate code will be provided to you at your campsite  so you can leave and re-enter, if necessary.

Are there trash cans at each site?

RV sites have a garbage can onsite with bags provided. We provide detailed instructions upon arrival. There are trash cans throughout the tent camping areas. 

Can I bring my pet?

Yes, pets are welcome. However, they must be on a leash outside your vehicle. Always stay with your pet and clean up after them. 

When is checkout time for campers?

2pm EDT, unless other arrangements have been made. Check in time is 2 pm also.

Is firewood available?

Yes and it’s free at Sycamore Springs Park.  You may being your own wood if you wish.


Can my kids camp in a tent near our camper?

RV sites are designed for one unit (i.e. travel trailer, motorhome, van, fifth-wheel, tear drop, vintage etc). If you would like to add a small tent (50 sq. ft. or less) for additional children and if the site can accommodate, please request this before your arrival. 

Is there a camp store or ice available?

We sell ice and apparel. Several stores (Dollar General, Hardware and Jay C for example) are less than three miles away. Ice is available during office hours at the park office 8:30-5:30 and from 7:30-7:45 pm.

Can I bring my golf cart?

Golf carts are allowed for licensed drivers age 18 and older. No 4-wheelers, ORV’s, or mini bikes/scooters are allowed in the park. 10 MPH is enforced for campers, day users, and all wedding and camping guests.

Do you give refunds? What if it rains?

No.  Not for rain or other reasons.  If you cancel over 7 days in advance we will issue a credit.  

Are there things not allowed?

To provide a family-friendly, safe environment, there are some things not permitted. Alcohol, drugs, loud vehicles, swimming pools of any size and guns of any kind (including BB guns) are not permitted. We also limit the number of vehicles per site to two. There is no parking on the riverbank due to erosion issues. We also do not allow unlicensed motor vehicle operators to drive in the park.