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 was first 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), which opened in 1997. Over the park’s history, it has expanded by 115 acres with more land purchased for future donations to the Foundation.

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 a lodge (which is currently not open to the public), 11 shelter houses, two large restrooms/shower buildings, numerous playgrounds and equipment, picnic tables, three fishing ponds, softball field, basketball court, wedding chapel, 35 primitive camping sites (some with and some without electricity) and over 40 RV camping sites. Reservations are needed for camping which can be made online. Some of the shelter houses can be reserved online but others please call 812-338-3846. A reservation is not required for the shelterhouses, if they are available, they are free to use. 

Our Park

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

Our Values

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