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Johnny Appleseed Campground

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GPS address: 1500 Harry Baals Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
GPS Location: 41.111964, -85.119190

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.

The Campground is tucked into the park and is in a very natural setting with plentiful trees and away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Yet it's convenient location makes it easy to enjoy the local sites and amenities Fort Wayne offers.  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. Check out Visit Fort Wayne for additional ideas on how to spend your time in Fort Wayne!  And come back soon!


To reserve your spot call the Campground at 260.427.6720 during the season.


The campground's normal season runs from April 15-October 31. 

The campground closes yearly for the Johnny Appleseed Festival.  For 2017 the campground will close at noon on 9/10 and reopen on 9/20 at 9 am.

Campground Hosts

We have Campground Hosts on-site to assist you with check-in/check-out procedures (office hours from 9 am to 7 pm).  Our hosts are very familiar with camping as they all have RV's of their own.  You will find them to be friendly, experienced, and very helpful.  

Campground Office Hours During the Season

Office hours are daily from 9am to 7pm (EST) May-September, 9am to 6pm (EST) April and October 

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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 Kellie Adkins at 260-427-6005.

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Please note, the campground is pet friendly!  So bring your family pet along while you camp.  Camp Canine  is our newest Dog Park  and it Is  located in Johnny Appleseed Park.  If you are a Johnny Appleseed Campground Registered Guest,  the fees for using the Camp Canine 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 if you want to use Camp Canine:

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 2017 camping season:

RV per night/with electric service $22 

Tent per night fee $16 

Weekly fees:

$132 / week for an RV with electric service 
$96/ week for a tent site

The Campground closes yearly for the annual Johnny Appleseed Festival. 

For the 2017 Old Fort Cluster Dog Show campers will be required to purchase a week camping package. The Dog show is  October 29-November 5, 2017 and the weekly fee still is $132. 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 at (260.427.6720).

Other fees: 

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).



45 RV/Camper Sites with electricity (30 & 50 AMP service) & access to water
2 overflow sites (30 AMP service only without water)
6 of our sites are used as pull through sites
Dump Station
Restroom/Shower/Laundry Facilities
Boat Ramp/Fishing
Rivergreenway access

Driving Directions

GPS address: 1500 Harry Baals Drive,  Fort Wayne, IN  46805

GPS Location: 41.111964, -85.119190

Johnny Appleseed Campground is located off of Coliseum Boulevard. From Interstate I69, travel south on Coldwater Road. Turn left onto Coliseum Boulevard and travel east until you reach the entrance to the campground. Johnny Appleseed Campground is on the right side of the road just past the Memorial Coliseum.

To view the newest map (updated April 2017) of the campground CLICK HERE

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Contact Information

If you have questions about the campground, please call 260.427.6720 during the camping season. Off season please call 260.427.6000.

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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.
Sincerely yours,
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


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