We’re Not Atwood Campers, We’re Atwood Family

“Our campers here are just good down-home folk,” explains Missy, the office manager at Atwood Lake Campgroundin rural Wolcottville.

“We watch everybody’s children, everybody watches your children. The families eat dinners together. It’s a down-home, low-key campground.”

“We’re not just Atwood campers, we’re Atwood family,” she said.

Atwood Lake Campground is surrounded on three sides by Amish farms and on the north side by the lake. Missy informed me that Atwood Lake, run by a lake association, is only a fishing lake, meaning you can’t go faster than 10 m.p.h.

 

Atwood Lake Beach
A large beach area is available to campers for swimming, sunbathing, and playing.

Near the beach area is the boat area with piers for boats.

The campground sits way off the road, so it’s very quiet. The only sounds I heard were the whizzing of fish line where a young boy was fishing, some laughter from campers gathered around talking, and from the Amish farmer cutting hay in his field that bumps up against the campground.

The facilities are not pristine, but unlike much of Indiana’s flat lands, this place is situated on rolling terrain, making the area interesting, sort of like a state park.

Weekenders can enjoy this pond view from their cabin.
Brian Shaper, the third owner, allows for weekend campers; three cabins are located by a pond, and of course, sites are available for tents and campers.

Charlie Atkison, who has been camping at Atwood Lake Campground for over 40 years, said some third generation families have come back to set up their campers. “You’d be surprised how many campers in here now, they grew up in here. So their parents camped here, they camp here, and they’re bringing their kids here.”

Still, newcomers are making their way here as well. One couple relatively new to the area said they love the peace and quiet they’ve discovered here.

Another lady enjoys driving her golf cart up to the edge of the property to watch the Amish farmers work in the field. “Seeing the horses gallop and play during the evening, well, it just makes me feel warm and happy inside.”

Warm and happy: That’s what camping is about. Oh, and family, too.

For more information on Atwood Lake Campground, click here.

Pet Friendly LaGrange County

There’s always one downside for going on vacation. I know, you’re thinking there can’t be a downside, you’re leaving your work, bills and responsibilities behind, but you’re also leaving that furry little friend to wonder why you’re not home at 5:42 like a usual day. So, why not just bring Fido along for the ride? …

Read More >

Eliminating Weeds in the Garden

by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener       What is a weed?  People have different views on what is and is not a weed.  I see mullein as a beautiful plant with its fuzzy, silvery leaves and tiny yellow flowers.  I like to use them in my landscape around my potting shed.   My farmer …

Read More >

Why Plants Fail to Bloom

  by Karen Weiland, Advanced Master Gardener     Flowering plants that don’t bloom as expected can be a big disappointment.  There are a handful of reasons from which to choose, but a little detective work can usually pinpoint the cause. Nutrition-Too much nitrogen can cause plants to produce a lot of leaves and stems …

Read More >

Get your official copy of our

Destination Guide

Request Printed Guide

View E-Guide

Stay informed and sign up for the

Shipshe E-Newsletter

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.