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Sleeping Bear Retreat

2773 S County Rd 1000 W, French-lick, IN, 47432

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Last Updated: November 14, 2023

Closed Dates: November 30 - March 1

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$35per night

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Campground Overview

Sleeping Bear Retreat is located on over 50 beautifully wooded acres in scenic French Lick, Indiana. We offer unique stays with our Tipi and Covered Wagon sites, or you can spend the night under the stars in one of our Tent sites. There is fun for all ages - from giant chess and checkers, a 9 hole disc golf course, fishing and more. You can also plan a visit to our paintball and survival games locations.

Whether you are looking for a quiet weekend getaway, a low cost family vacation, or a group stay, we are the place for you! 

Check In

Check In Time: 2PM | If your already paid, you can go the site you selected. Each site has a sign in front of it as to what it is. (number or animal) Otherwise, Please check-in to the office prior to arriving at your site.


Wildlife Viewing, Stargazing, Biking, Fishing, Hiking, Volleyball, Backpacking


maximum length of stay

two weeks is the maximum length of stay.

Quite time

Quite time is from 10pm to 9am so at this time please keep your loud noises down to a minimum.

Cleanliness and Consideration

Please leave your campsite as you found it and leave no trace. We ask that you are respectful to your surroundings, wildlife, and neighboring campers.

Weather Conditions

First and foremost, you must be prepared for the weather. Watch your weather app and prepare for it. If it's going to rain, prepare to get wet. If it is going to be hot or cold, dress and prepare for it. Sleeping bag, appropriate for weather conditions, as there is no heat or A/C in the Tipis. There are 4 cots in each Tipi, and electricity in two of the Tipis if you want to bring an air mattress. Basically anything that makes you comfortable. Camping is supposed to be a happy time!

Pet Rules

We are pet friendly, as long as the pet is friendly! Please keep pets on a leash at all times while on the campground.


per insurance there is no swimming in the pond. there is a small creek on property that is a great place for kids to play in.

check in and check out

check in is anytime after 2pm and check out is by noon.


catch and release only fishing.


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