GPS address: 1500 E Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46805
The Johnny Appleseed Campground is located on U.S. 930 (Coliseum Blvd.) in Johnny Appleseed Park in Fort Wayne along the scenic St. Joseph River. It is only minutes from the Children's Zoo, Glenbrook Mall, Allen County Public Library, Indiana-Purdue University, restaurants, the Memorial Coliseum, Northside Pool, Rivergreenway trail and the many other attractions Fort Wayne has to offer.
On-line reservations are not available for the campground. To reserve your spot call the Campground office at 260.427.6720 during the season (April 15-October 31). In the off-season, call the Department at 260.427.6000.
The campground's normal season runs from April 15-October 31.
The campground closes yearly for the Johnny Appleseed Festival. (For 2016, the Campground will close 9/11 and reopen on 9/21)
Campground Office Hours During the Season
Office hours are daily from 9am to 7pm (EST) May-September, 9am to 6pm (EST) April and October
The Johnny Appleseed Campground is also available for group reservations and can be expanded to accommodate large groups. For more information concerning group camping contact Karla Yauchler at 260-427-6008.
Please note, the campground is pet friendly! So bring your family pet along while you camp. NEW Camp Canine! We have a new Dog Park NOW OPEN! For Johnny Appleseed Campground Registered Guests the fees will be daily/per dog: $2 or weekly/7 days/per dog: $10. Campground guests can also purchase season and half season passes at the main office.
Be sure to bring the following information:
Dog owners must provide proof that rabies, distemper, and parvo vaccinations are up to date and were administered by a licensed veterinarian. Tags must be visibly attached to your dog’s collar at all times.
Fees for the 2016 camping season:
RV per night/with electric service $22
Phone fee: $3 per night
Tent per night fee $16
$132 / week for an RV with electric service
$96/ week for a tent site
The Campground closes yearly for the annual Johnny Appleseed Festival. (Closed on 9/11/16 and reopens on 9/21/16)
For the 2016 Old Fort Cluster Dog Show (10/30/16-11/6/16) campers will be required to purchase a week camping package. This is a non-refundable fee. Any extra days will be charged at the regular rate. Reservations can be made by calling the campground office (260.427.6720) during the season.
Free dump station use for all registered campers.
$10 per use of the pump truck – service only available to registered campers
Only 2 adults per site. An extra fee is charged for any additional adults ($3/adult per night).
41 RV/Camper Sites with electricity & water
If you have questions about the campground, please call 260.427.6720 during the camping season. Off season please call 260.427.6000.
My wife and I want to commend your Johnny Appleseed camp hosts Stan and Candy. We spent 5 days there in October, 2012. We arrived while Hurricane Sandy was still going strong. Candy knew our ETA and when we were 2 hours past the estimated time she called my cell phone to verify we were ok. Upon arrival Stan helped allign our ground satellite dish-too many trees for the roof mounted King Dome to work. The fact that it was cold, very windy and rainy did not deter Stan. He spent 1 hour working with the dish. He also dumped the coach two times prior to our leaving, both at the exact agreed upon times. The care and service Stan and Candy provide is exceptional, it is truly 5 star. We look forward to our return in 2013. M. Moats
I stayed at the Johnny Appleseed park during the week on Wing Ding back in early July. I will share with you my observations on the staff there because their behavior made a significant impression on my wife and I which resulted in our staying at the park another two weeks after the Wing Ding ended on Saturday, July 7.
I called ahead to inform the staff of our arrival time and they said come on and gave me directions which helped. Upon our arrival we were treated with respect and friendliness as we were escorted to our area. They had everything waiting and I noticed how friendly they were to other, arriving campers. While there, a nasty thunderstorm occurred and the staff were working overtime to help everyone get settled in.
Those people running the park treated all of us campers royally. I won't forget it. I wanted you to know how proud we are of your staff there and the hard work they did for everyone during that very crowded time. I can see why the GWRRA has come to Ft. Wayne three times. You have a great staff.
Art Hodge - all the way from Texas and happy I came
I just want to make a comment on how wonderful the camp hosts are and how much my friends & I LOVE going to Johnny Appleseed!! It's THE BEST! Carrie B.
We would recommend Johnny Appleseed Campground to anyone. The location is peaceful and relaxing close to all the shopping centers and you feel safe. Everyone is so friendly, we look forward to next summer. I will miss being here. Mike and Joni F.
Campground and host and hostess are doing a wonderful job. Dennis & Lori D.
Being full-time RV'ers we were quite surprised with the neat, orderly, and spaciousness of the campground. The hosts are doing a wonderful job! Laddie R. J.
This is a thank you for the Park Department to employ such wonderful camp hosts. It made our trip such a wonderful pleasure as they went the extra mile to ensure all of our needs were met. Ron & Margaret W.
My wife and I stayed at the Johnny Appleseed Campground for five days last month. Upon arrival we discovered that the electrical system for our coach was not operational. Through the aid of the manufacturer's technical support and the invaluable aid of your host, Stan, power was restored. We had two other problems during our stay and again Stan and his wife, Candy, were extremely helpful. This was our third stay at Johnny Appleseed and we will certainly be returning. Your beautiful camp ground and it's location are a valuable asset to Fort Wayne. The knowledge, efficiency and friendliness of the hosts enhanced the experience even more. My compliments to you and the Park Department for providing the overall package of Johnny Appleseed Campground and the hosts. Michael M./ Illinois