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Lake Shawnee Campground


  1. Campsites
  2. Dump Station
  3. Electrical Hookups
  4. Laundry Facilities
  5. Natural Swimming Area
  6. Pavilion
  7. Playground
  8. Shower Facilities
  9. Water

The north end of the campground is currently under construction and sites will be blocked off until a completion date is determined. Once a date has been identified, we will open the improved sites up for reservation. Due to the construction, the playground and swim beach onsite are currently closed. Please call our office with any questions.

 Online Reservations
Online reservations are available. Click the "BOOK NOW" button below to make reservations. Reservations are open on a 180-day rolling basis. A list of the 2023 prices are under fees. 

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General Information

Lake Shawnee Campground has 123 campsites. Sites 55 + 56 are handicap accessible and campers must have a handicap license plate to reserve. To view a layout of the Lake Shawnee Campground, see our Campground Site Map.

Electricity is on to sites year-round. Sites 3 – 95 have 50-amp service available. Sites 96 – 141 have 30-amp service available.

Water is currently turned on. The water filling station is across the street and available during your reservation in the off-season. 

Tent only camping is permitted on sites 117-119. Tent camping is also permitted on sites 132-141.Two tents per campsite with no RV.

Quiet hours, 10pm – 7am year-round

There is a North Bath House and a South Bath House at the campground. Each bath house includes showers, bathrooms, and a laundry area. The North Bath House is closed during the off-season.

A natural lake cove (beach) at the campground is open between sunrise and sunset and only to registered campers. Persons choosing to use the swimming area, surrounding dock and sidewalk do so at their own risk. No lifeguard is on staff at campground. All children 10 years of age or younger using the swimming area must be supervised by a parent, guardian or responsible companion 18 years of age or older.

There is a playground located near the north bath house. 

Items sold at the main office: Ice cream bars, bagged ice ($3/bag), electrical adapters(50amp male to 30amp female, $20), firewood ($5/6 pieces) and worms ($5/dozen). There is a Coca-Cola machine located near the office.


2023 On Season Camping Rates
Waterfront Sites, $24/night
Non-Waterfront Sites, $22/night
Tent Only Sites, $20/night

2023 Off Season Camping Rates, $20/night

A senior citizen discount is offered at $2 off per day for ages 62 and older. Identification with date of birth must be provided to receive discount.

One vehicle is included with your reservation. To park an extra vehicle at your campsite, there is a fee of $5 per day. 

A tent erected with an R.V. in the same site will be charged an additional fee of $6 per day.

Parking spaces for boats or trailers is $3 per day inside the campground. Spaces are located at the north end of the campground by the bathhouse. Campground management reserves the right to refuse if there are safety concerns. Availability not guaranteed.

There is a dump station and a water fill up station located across the street from the campground entrance. There is no fee for campers with a current reservation at the campground. For those without a current reservation, there is a $8 fee to use the dump station and a $8 fee to use the water fill up station.

Please see our refund policy regarding cancelled reservations.

On Season Camping Information (April 14, 2023 – October 15, 2023)

The north end of our campground is blocked off currently due to ongoing construction that is improving our campsites. Once a completion date is determined, the campsites will be open for reservation. Campground office is staffed daily. All visitors and campers entering the campground must check in at the entrance booth and display a current camper or visitor tag. Payment is required at the time of reservation. All sites have water and electric hookups. The dump station is across the street.

Off Season Camping Information (October 17, 2022 – April 13, 2023)

Limited sites are open during this time. Water is OFF to sites, please use the filling station across the street. Payment is required at the time of reservation, please use the button above to make your reservation. We do not offer refunds. The north bathhouse is closed during this time. Tent camping in ONLY allowed on sites 3 + 35 if available. Tent camping is not permitted on any other sites during the off season.

Water filling station and dump station are across the street from campground and included in your fee if you have a current reservation. 

The office does not have regular hours during the off season, so please leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. 

Lake Shawnee Campground is host to Winter Wonderland, a drive-thru Christmas light display. During the evening hours, there will be vehicles from the community driving around the perimeter of the campground to enjoy this Winter Wonderland and support an incredible fundraiser. Lines to get into the campground may be longer, especially closer to Christmas time.

2023 Holiday Reservations

 The following holidays require the listed minimum night reservations.

Memorial Day, 3 night minimum

4th of July, 3 night minimum

Labor Day, 3 night minimum

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