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A good location to visit nearby Caves and attractions - right on the main route. We've stayed here twice, and even though this is a resort catered to children, we enjoyed the activities and amenities as well. The campground is on a sprawling campus, with many roads, cul de sacs, and loops. Campsites are intermingled with cabins. The sites are large and big rig friendly. Full hook up sites are available for a premium fee. Overall, the camping sites are well maintained. However, the facility buildings and landscaping have taken a beating. This property desperately needs to be refreshed, as it's a busy resort and nearly always full in the summer. The staff are super helpful, and do a great job to accommodate you.

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Regrettably, we did not enjoy our stay here. We can forgive a lot of sins at campgrounds, especially in state parks, but Green River Lake just had too many problems to overlook. Here's some suggestions for planning a campground at a state park (and thereby criticism of Green River Lake)... --The most popular campers and trailers are 35ft long or bigger. Don't make the parking pads only 20ft long. --RVs come with slide-outs, which means they extend 4ft on both sides. Don't make the sites only 8ft wide. --Most trailers are hauled by huge pickup trucks. Don't cram campsites so close together that there's no room to maneuver a vehicle or park it. Compounding these issues we happened to be here during a week of torrential rain storms, tornado warnings, and flood stage water. Water pooled in all the sites, the beach and playground were submerged, and boaters ended up parking their trailers in the interior spaces of the campground. In short, we didn't catch Green River Lake at its finest moment. But I still wouldn't return because of the parking-lot style layout of the campground, lack of privacy or beauty of the campsites, and the tiny cramped pads.

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This small campground is located on the Pioneer Playhouse property, and is offered for the convenience of their patrons. As such, it was a nice amenity to have and enhanced our experience in Danville. We enjoyed a play in the open air theater, ate a swell BBQ supper offered at the playhouse, and toured historic Danville for a day. The campground is pretty bare bones. This isn't a state park or luxury resort, so you should lower your expectations. It is maintained to some degree, but the sites are a bit short and close together. Most spots are filled with seasonal campers - looks to be staff and actors living there for the summer. Overall, to have a CG within the Playhouse compound is a bonus, even if it's a little rough around the edges.

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Tiny, quirky, and delightful! This unusual property is being revamped by new owners Ralph and Lina. We scored last- minute reservations here on a busy holiday weekend when all other campgrounds were overbooked and overpriced. The property is situated around tiny rock cabins, originally built in the 1930's. Full hookup RV sites are located between and behind the cabins. A large adjacent field also accommodates tent campers. Owner Ralph and his dog, Harvey, make the rounds regularly to stop and chat and make their guests feel welcome. He even let our buddy pitch a tent in our site for no extra charge. The property is a little overgrown at the far edges, and a couple of ancient campers are scattered about waiting for renovation. But all that adds to the oddball quirkiness of the place, which we loved! One of the staff gave an aerial show with his RC planes, a group of fire jugglers entertained us in the field at night, and there was a swell fireworks display for Memorial Day. It's cute, it's odd, and it's just our style.

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This tiny campground is for use by students of the Campbell Folk School. It's centrally located to most classrooms and the main hall. The Dining Room is a short walk away. For being so close to the facilities, the CG was surprisingly quiet and secluded. Sites are placed at an odd angle, with utilities also oddly placed. Most sites are back-in, and it was a bit tricky to get situated due to the angle. Had a chance to use the bathhouse when our water heater quit, and was very pleased with the cleanliness. Can't beat the convenience of this campground if you are attending classes here.

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Stopped here for an overnight and a chance to walk around the historic ruins. The campground is a series of tight loops in a heavily wooded area. I don't know how those folks with the fifth wheels and big Class A's managed to stuff themselves In a spot - we had a heck of time parking our little 27' MH into a site. Had to jockey around several sites before we could find one to fit into. It didn't help that other campers park their vehicles in the loop road, as the sites are too small to fit both a trailer and a truck. After managing to get ourselves situated, we checked into the Visitor Center to register. There we encountered the World's Crankiest Ranger. She refused to offer any information about the park, we had to beg for trail maps, and registering was an unpleasant ordeal. Let's hope it will be her day off when you visit. The park's museum is tiny and bare bones. Most of the historic information can be gleaned from the excellent signage on the loop trail, which points out the significance of the sites. There is a splendid, easy trail that runs alongside the two rivers which surround the hilltop mounds. You can see lovely rapids and waterfalls along the way. Not sure I would visit again though, solely due to the tight campground roads.

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Great place! Very well maintained by super-friendly owners. Good river walk trails. Key-pass gates keep the grounds secure at all times. About half the spots are taken by long-term or seasonal campers - lots of contractors in giant fifth-wheels. We wondered if we were intruding on an enclave, but everyone was extremely friendly & chatty. They even invited us to their annual chili party! We will definitely return.

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Lovely, lovely! This large KOA is well maintained, and has two big RV sections. We stayed in an RV spot, while other family members stayed in one of the darling cabins. Bonus was the friendly horse near the cabins, who enjoyed our company. Some highway noise is discernable at night, otherwise this CG was quiet and comfortable. Good check-in, and accommodating staff. This is a nice choice for an overnight stop, or if you have plans in the area north of Indy.

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Great overnight spot. Well shaded, new gravel. Host lives on property & provides escort to your site. Interesting that they have a flock of chickens on the property, but the birds don't seem to wander into the RV sites. Nice little dog walk area in the woods. Some sites had electric service too far in the back for us to reach with a normal cord. Overall, we would stay here again.

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Our second stay here. Very nice park with full amenities including cable TV. CG host is sweet as can be, and leads you to your site. Giant RV dealer adjacent with good size camp store & full service bays. Great dog-walk areas surrounding the property.

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Nice overnight stop. Just 2 miles from Meramec Caves. Far better place for RVs than the CG at the caverns which is a teenager tent city. Upper section has good gravel pads. Lower section is shaded pull throughs with little cabins & tent camping sites in the same loop.

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There are many things to love about Dog Creek - spacious & shady sites, lake access everywhere, plenty of green/open spaces, new electric service, well patrolled, quiet at night, generous host on site. Picky drawbacks are no ice or firewood available, zero TV and cell phone reception. Overall, glad to have come back here again!

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Lots to do and see here! Beach & boat rental, Nature Center, Amphitheater, historic sites, museum, pioneer village, Abe Lincoln monuments. Park Rangers host many activities throughout the weekend. Lovely, large beach with well-groomed sand is an easy walk from CG. DNR staff are very active keeping the park clean & safe. This is a large park, and many campers bring bicycles or scooters to get around. Both electric & non-electric CG's are well shaded with mature trees. Dumpsters are located at the entrance to each CG, no trash cans within, which we decided keeps the park cleaner and makes you take that nightly walk! A park entrance fee is required in addition to your camping fee. We had a great stay here, and even on the busy July 4th weekend the CG was quiet at night.

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A horseman's delight! Deam Lake has a large horse campground, and we enjoyed frequent walks through this section to look at all the fine animals. The regular electric campground was well spaced, didn't feel crowded. The swimming beach is a good distance from the CG - not really walkable. A small Nature Center is on site. No water service at the campsites - hence the lower rating.

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A lovely little campground! Park was very well maintained. Sites seemed well placed and not too tightly packed, however many are not level or have short pads. Has a great walking path that loops around the lake. This county park will have a lot to offer in the summer, and we will definitely return when the boat rental & swimming beach are open.