CAMP BUCKWOOD: Discover and Camp at the Great Privately-Owned Property “Men Only” Camping and Lodging Place at Brown County, Indiana

CAMP BUCKWOOD: Discover and Camp at the Great Privately-Owned Property “Men Only” Camping and Lodging Place at Brown County, Indiana

Introduction to Camp Buckwood

Camp Buckwood is a 48.6-acre resort and campground that is private, members-only, and exclusively for male guests.  Darell Gill and Ben Gleason have owned this private property since 2001. From then on, they aimed to build and provide a beautiful and relaxing haven for guys and be comfortable with themselves. 

Located on local residential land, Camp Buckwood has other privately-owned properties within its borders. With that said, they made sure to follow and properly address Codes and Ordinances, Licenses and Permits, and most importantly, all of the State of Indiana and Brown County Indiana Laws.

MEMBERSHIP

All male visitors are welcome at the resort, but they have to pay a membership fee upon their visit. Buckwood memberships are valid from the date of purchase until the end of the current season.

Calendar-Year Membership Fee: $15.00

This membership fee will be added to the total fee at the time of your first check-in per each season. 

Accommodations: Lodging and Rates

Accommodations
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Camp Buckwood offers lodges, high-end cabins, RV sites, tent sites, and day passes for the like-minded male adventurers. So, let’s start:

4 SEASONS LODGE

STONE ORCHARD

The Stone Orchard has natural stone floors and countertops. The private bath space has a huge spa tub and a rain shower head. It has double French doors that provide a private entry into the suite and relaxing views of the grounds outside. They provide all linens except if you bring your pet with you. In that case, you need to bring your linens.

For reservations, you may click on this link.

Pricing Information (Charge/Night)

Amenities

  • $160.00 + tax (Single Occupancy, includes meals)
  • $199.00 + tax (Double Occupancy, includes meals)

You need to add a $50.00 fee for every additional number of guests. To avail of this option, you need to coordinate directly through their office.

Contact: (812) 597-2450

  • King-size Bed
  • Satellite TV
  • Table
  • Love Seat 
  • Recliner
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Mini-fridge
  • Climate-controlled Suite

RUSTY HORSESHOUE

It has natural stone floors and double French doors as well. The huge private bath space of the Rusty Horseshoe has a huge jetted tub and a walk-in shower inside. It has a beautiful view of the outdoors with space for a fire pit. They provide all linens except if you bring your pet with you. In that case, you need to bring your linens.

Pricing Information (Charge/Night)

Amenities

  • $160.00 + tax (Single Occupancy, includes meals)
  • $199.00 + tax (Double Occupancy, includes meals)

You need to add a $50.00 fee for every additional number of guests. To avail of this option, you need to coordinate directly through their office.

Contact: (812) 597-2450

  • King-size Bed
  • Full-size Sofa
  • Satellite TV
  • Cafe Table and chairs
  • Bar Sink
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Mini-fridge
  • Climate-controlled Suite

THE LOFT

The Loft is a fantastic two-room balcony suite overviewing their wonderful dining place. It is a great option for two couples or even for a couple with a third wheel guest. However, they do not allow pets in this local area.

Pricing Information (Charge/Night)

Amenities

  • $130.00 + tax (Single Occupancy, includes meals)
  • $169.00 + tax (Double Occupancy, includes meals)

You need to add a $50.00 fee for every additional number of guests. To avail of this option, you need to coordinate directly through their office.

Contact: (812) 597-2450

  • King-size Bed
  • A/C and heater
  • Love Seat with a full-size mattress 
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • Shared bath space (with Southern Stripes)
  • Linens provided

SOUTHERN STRIPES

Located on the first floor, the Southern Stripes is merely a few steps from their wonderful dining location. They do not allow pets in this local area.

Pricing Information (Charge/Night)

Amenities

  • $130.00 + tax (Single Occupancy, includes meals)
  • $169.00 + tax (Double Occupancy, includes meals)

You need to add a $50.00 fee for every additional number of guests. To avail of this option, you need to coordinate directly through their office.

Contact: (812) 597-2450

  • Queen-size Bed
  • Tables and chairs
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • Shared Bathroom (with The Loft)
  • Linens provided

THE BUNK ROOM

It gives a unique experience where guests can enjoy sharing a dormitory-style room with other members.

Pricing Information (Charge/Night)

Amenities

  • $79.00 + tax (Single Bunk, includes meals)
  • $119.00 + tax (Double Bunks, includes meals)

You need to add a $50.00 fee for every additional number of guests. To avail of this option, you need to coordinate directly through their office.

Contact: (812) 597-2450

  • Eight Queen-size Beds
  • Private Bathroom (with The Loft)
  • Linens provided
  • Lockable Storage
  • Climate-controlled

BUCKWOOD CABINS

STANDARD CABINS

They allow pets inside the premises of standard cabins. However, you have to bring your linens if you have your pet with you.

For reservations, you may click on this link.

Pricing Information (Charge/Night)

Amenities

  • Mon – Thurs (non-holiday): $60.00 + tax (Single or Double Occupancy)
  • Fri – Sun and Holidays:  $120.00 + tax (Single or Double Occupancy)

You need to add a $50.00 fee for every additional number of guests. To avail of this option, you need to coordinate directly through their office.

Requires Reservation

Contact: (812) 597-2450

  • King-size Bed
  • Full-size fold-out futon
  • AC/Heat
  • Mini-fridge
  • Microwave
  • Small TV (plays DVD only)
  • Private fire pit
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Linens provided*

LAKE VIEW CABIN

It has a wonderful view of Lake Shasta through its wide-view windows. The Lake View cabin gives a secluded feel but still close to the event place. They allow pets inside the premises, but you have to bring your linens if you have your pet with you. 

Pricing Information (Charge/Night)

Amenities

  • Mon – Thurs (non-holiday): $90.00 + tax (Single or Double Occupancy)
  • Fri – Sun:  $180.00 + tax (Single or Double Occupancy)
  • Holiday Weekends: $220.00 + tax (Single or Double Occupancy)

You need to add a $50.00 fee for every additional number of guests. To avail of this option, you need to coordinate directly through their office.

Requires Reservation

Contact: (812) 597-2450

  • Queen-size Bed
  • Two sitting chairs
  • AC/Heat
  • Beverage Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Covered deck with patio furniture
  • Gas Grill
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Sink
  • Firepit and chairs
  • Private Parking Space
  • Linens provided*

RV SITES

RV Sites (Standard)

You may contact their office for seasonal and weekly price details. 

Contact: (812) 597-2450

You may also email them with this link (email).

For reservations, you may click on this link.

Pricing Information (Charge/Night)

Amenities

  • Mon – Thurs (non-holiday): $37.00 + tax (up to two guests) Add $15.00 for each additional guest
  • Fri – Sun and Holidays:  $42.00 + tax (up to two guests) Add $20.00 for each additional guest

Always Requires Reservation

  • Large RV Access
  • 20/30/50-Amp Hookups
  • Water Hookups/site
  • Two nearby Dump Stations

We strongly recommend you to bring a pressure regulator to reduce the high water pressure provided.

PARK MODEL RV

If you don’t have an RV but still want a comfortable RV living experience without the hassle, this is a perfect option for you. It is close to the pool and hot tub area, where exciting events normally happen. They allow pets inside the premises, but you have to bring your linens if you have your pet with you.

Pricing Information (Charge/Night)

Amenities

  • Mon – Thurs (non-holiday): $1250.00 + tax (Single or Double Occupancy)
  • Fri – Sun and Holidays:  $200.00 + tax (Single or Double Occupancy)

You need to add a $50.00 fee for every additional number of guests. To avail of this option, you need to coordinate directly through their office.

Requires Reservation

Contact: (812) 597-2450

  • 2 Separate rooms
  • A/C
  • Full Kitchen
  • Shower with hot water
  • Huge outdoor deck
  • Linens provided*

Please be noted that they do not allow toilet use inside the RV model. Please use the toilet provided inside the shower facility near the Park Model RV.

TENT SITES

Tent Sites (Standard)

You may contact their office for seasonal,  weekly, or group price details. 

Contact: (812) 597-2450

You may also email them with this link (email).

For reservations, you may click on this link.

Pricing Information (Charge/Night)

Amenities

  • Mon – Thurs (non-holiday): $15.00/person 
  • Fri – Sun and Holidays: $20.00/person
  • Access to electricity
  • Firepit/site
  • Water source nearby
  • Tent Lockers

GLAMPING TENT SITES

If you want to experience sleeping outdoors with a comfortable queen-size bed inside a tent, this accommodation is a great choice for you. You can enjoy the site inside the beautiful wooded local areas. We can say that the Bear Gulch Condo is a tent camper’s dream.

Pricing Information (Charge/Night)

Amenities

  • (Single Occupancy): $50.00 + tax 
  • (Double Occupancy): $75.00 + tax 

Reservation Highly Recommended

  • Fully carpeted
  • Refrigerator/freezer
  • Two tables with two overstuffed chairs
  • Coffee maker
  • Two fans
  • Table lamp
  • Private fire pit with two outdoor chairs

Please note (this applies to all accommodations):

  1. Accommodation requires (3) night minimum reservation for all Holidays (Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day).
  2. Reservations are a must for all indoor accommodations and RV sites. They will permit check-ins between 10 am and 9 pm only. Check-out time is 12 nn.
  3. There will be a cancellation fee of $20.00 if you cancel a reservation 15 days before your arrival. 
  4. If you canceled your reservation within 15 days of your arrival date, a one-night charge would be applied.
  5. There will be no refunds for early check-outs or departures.
  6. 12% Tax (7% State Sales Tax and 5% Inn Tax for Brown County) will be applied to all INDOOR lodgings.

DAY PASSES

You can also enjoy and experience Buckwood with all access to their amenities for the day. They will still require you to pay a membership fee upon check-in. You can continue to stay longer if you want; this will depend on the lodging availability. You have to inform their office if you want to extend your stay.  

Rates:

Mon – Thurs (non-holiday): $15.00/guest 

Fri-Sun: $20.00/guest

Holidays: $25/guest

Please take note of the following:

  1. During holidays, passes are subject to availability and require a “day of” reservation. You may click on this link for reservations, or you may call them at (812) 597-2450.
  2. Available for purchase seven days a week, from 10 am to 9 pm. 
  3. The discounted rates for the passes are available if you want to extend until 9 pm on the day of your check-out. The discounted rate will depend on how long you stayed at Buckwood.

OTHER AMENITIES

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BUCKMART

The BuckMart is a store inside the Buckwood office. They also sell ice, firewood, Buckwood swag, and other essentials if you forgot to bring your own.

Store Hours:
Sun to Mon: 10 am to 5 pm

Fri to Sat: 10 am to 9 pm (After Labor Day, Saturday hours from 10 am to 7 pm. Check-ins until 9 pm.)

THE PAVILLION

The pavilion is a covered shelter that provides shade and comfort, whether the sun is too hot or during heavy rains. It’s only a few steps from the pool.

RUSTY'S

It is a climate-controlled space where exciting events usually happen. The Rusty’s serves as the entertainment area where dance parties, potluck dinners, karaoke, and other engaging activities are being held. It is merely across from the Lodge and situated inside a huge recreational barn.

THREE SHOWER HOUSES AND LAUNDRY FACILITY

Buckwood features three shower houses for its guests. Two shower rooms can be accessed by the guests near the pool, while the third shower is attached to the Rusty’s. Their laundry facility with vending provides services for guests with extended stays.

HEATED POOL AND HOT TUB

The private site features a heated pool with huge decks for sunning. Guests can relax and take advantage of enjoying the sun or cooling off and relaxing under the sun. They also provide board games, card games, scrabble, corn hole, and many more. During the evening, guests can enjoy their huge hot tub as well.

LAKE SHASTA

Lake Shasta is a 2.5-acre lake that offers enjoyment for members who like to fish or hang out at its dock. You can find Catfish, Blue Gill, and Largemouth Bass in its waters. They don’t require a fishing license. However, you need to bring your fishing gear and bait. Please note that they do not have a resident lifeguard; swimming at the lake is always at your own risk. They strictly prohibit diving.

WOODED TRAILS

Buckwood features a wonderful wooded trail where guests can enjoy serene scenery with the forest’s natural colors. You can see the property’s boundaries marked with a yellow cable to avoid venturing out and possibly disturb the neighboring residents.

BUCK'S GRILL

It is a new service for the guest members that creates mouthwatering foods (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and appetizers that constantly evolves to satisfy their customer’s taste. They accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover Network, and American Express cards.

Service Hours:

 Breakfast: (Sat & Sun) – 8:30 am to 10:30 am 

Lunch: (Sat & Sun) – 11:30 am to 3 pm

Dinner: (Fri & Sat) – 6:30 p to 9 pm

You can click on this link to view their full menu or visit their Facebook group. You can suggest a food menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well.

Rules to Follow Inside Camp Buckwood Locality

Below are some of the rules you have to follow if you want to stay and explore Buckwood. 

  1. Check-in time is 10 am to 9 pm. Check-out time is 12nn, and you may inform the office if you want to extend your stay.
  2. For the guests’ safety and the neighbors’ peace of mind, the gate closes at exactly 10 pm for all in or out traffic until sunrise. There will be no exceptions, but you may contact the owners, Ben or Darell, in case of emergency. 
  3. To avoid loud or disturbing noises, they strictly prohibit guests from driving around the grounds after dark, especially after 10 pm.  
  4. The Indiana Law requires everyone entering this private site’s premises to register at their office for everyone’s safety.
  5. Please, no trespassing on the neighboring properties. You can find the marked parameters for the Buckwood property. Respecting everyone, especially the neighbors, is a must.
  6. There are parking spaces allotted for RVers and other vehicles. They do not allow parking at the individual sites unless stated. Guests cannot park in the spot near the red barn, pavilion, or pool space. Three (3) mph is the speed limit when you are on the lane.
  7. You can bring your pet with you, but you must leash your pets at all times. They do not tolerate excessive barking of dogs. You also need to bring your pet’s vaccine documents. Guests must inform the office if they bring a pet; this is to pet-proof the reserved site or lodge space. Pet owners are responsible for cleaning after their pets. Linens will not be provided if you have your pet with you.
  8. Be mindful of your trash and wastes. Always keep your site neat and clean at all times. Upon exiting the premises, make sure that you throw your trash at the designated dumping stations.
  9. The management is not responsible in case of injury or accident, including the lost properties. We remind you to watch your step and be mindful of branches, stumps, etc., that may harm you on your way. 
  10. They allow bringing of alcoholic beverages on-site, but guests must drink responsibly. You cannot enter or exit the site if you are under the influence of alcohol. Like any other state, the drinking age in Indiana is 21 years old.
  11. They do not allow any firearms and illegal drugs inside the premises at all times. No exceptions.
  12. Please no smoking inside the Lodge, buildings, and facilities. They will charge a penalty fee of $150 if you violate this rule. Kindly dispose of your cigarette butts in designated ashtrays and not on toilets.
  13. They do not have a resident lifeguard; swimming, fishing, and boating are always at your own risk. They strictly prohibit diving at the lake or swimming pool.
  14. To avoid other members having their pictures out on the internet without their consent, if you want to capture or take a picture inside the premises, make sure you ask for their approval. 

Buckwood strives to be a welcoming and friendly haven for all its members. If you have a suggestion or complaint, you can let them know to address it immediately. Please be reminded that Buckwood will give additional important rules during your check-in.

LOCAL EVENTS AT CAMP BUCKWOOD

Almost every month, Buckwood hosts multiple events like Buckwood Pride, Hoosier Daddy Weekend, MidSummer Bear/Cub Weekend, Annual Chili Cook-Off, and many more. To see an updated list of their themed weekends and seasonal events and activities, you may click on this link or view their events calendar with this link (calendar).

General RV Essentials

Buckwood almost provides everything you need for a wonderful outdoor adventure. Here is a list of some of the items we recommend you to bring to enjoy your stay fully:

  • Sleeping bag, comfortable sofa bed, or mattress 
  • Pillows and extra linens
  • Screen tent 
  • Bug sting ointment, sunblock, and aloe lotion
  • Medical and first-aid kits 
  • Toiletries including towels, toilet paper, soap, shampoos, etc
  • Trash bags, dish soap, multipurpose cleaners, rubber gloves, disinfectant wipes, and other cleaning materials
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • A solar charger and extension cords
  • For outdoor lightings, propane-powered lantern, solar-powered lights, or awning lights 
  • Pressure regulator and filter
  • GPS and cell signal booster
  • Folding chairs and folding table for tent sites
  • Hammock
  • Portable grills
  • Fishing gear and bait
  • Mat patio or rug

Heater (during cold weather or winter season)

COVID-19 REMINDER

Please note that due to local guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, some information above may not be accurate or not up-to-date. Before traveling, make sure to check Buckwood’s guidelines and updates of amenities, rates, and services. You can click this link to visit their website and view their COVID-19 response and guidelines. Remember that your safety must be your utmost priority.

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