Date of Stay: May, 2007
We camped here in May 2007. It had everything the website promised - water slide, man-made beach, putt-putt, 18-hole golf course right next door, etc. The problem was that most everything was a little run down - including the clientele (shirtless rednecks). Apparently, the campground went bankrupt, and just recently changed owners. We met the new owner (very nice) and he is very intent on fixing everything up - but he has his work cut out for him. We were in the nicest-looking section (#500's) - the other parts of the campground couldn't quite shake the "farm" feel to it. The downside to the #500's was how far it was to the bathhouse. Overall, lots of potential. I hope the new ownership invests some money into fixing it up a little.
Date of Stay: June, 2006
Nice place - we've been about 5 times. The larger electric section can be a bit crowded and noisy, so we opt for the small loop (Section #1). Site #9 is our favorite for a pop-up. Very large, secluded site that extends back into the woods. For a tent, I believe site #7 looks like the best. The state park is excellent, with a great little pioneer village, a cave, a small museum dedicated to Gus Grissom, and a pool. With any Indiana state park, check-in is a very slow process. On Friday nights, there can be a very long line checking in because of how time-consumer it is. Overall, a great place. For some reason, every time we've been, it has rained on us, but hopefully our luck will change this coming Labor Day.
Date of Stay: July, 2005
We camped here in the Summer of 2005, and had a great time. I'm not sure when the ownership changed, but the staff in 2005 were fine, and allowed me to change sites. We camped in #147 (water & electric only), and it was perfect: very large and somewhat secluded, shaded, no highway noise, and right next to a pond. This is a VERY expensive camping experience (the most I've ever paid), but it was so nice, we stayed two more days than we'd planned. Our kids were ages 8 and 6 then, and loved the water slide ($7 for the day in 2005).