Horse Shoe Camp was initially developed in the early 1930s by Mr. & Mrs. J.L. Cornwell as a beer tavern. As automobile traffic and demand for overnight accommodations increased along US-31W, the Cornwells installed gas pumps and built cabins. After the completion of the sleeping accommodations in 1935 the name was changed to Horse Shoe Cottage Court. The Cornwells owned and operated the property until 1952 when they sold it to P.L. and Kathryn Forrester. They operated the business as Horse Shoe Court. In 1965, with the opening of I-65, business dropped off dramatically. The Forresters managed to hang on until the early 1980s.
Horse Shoe Camp is on the National Register of Historic Places.