The Flying Dutchman

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Extraordinarily crowded for July 4th weekend, but the facilities were still kept up nicely. The comfort stations could use updating but were very well kept. Heavy rains recently meant lots of mud but also great kayaking! Site 370 has 2 trees close to the pad that prevent awning deployment but offers lots of shade from said trees.

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This is a newer campground with big campsites that are level and easy to pull into. The comfort station is new and clean. Full hookup sites are nicely landscaped with lots of trees for privacy. Electric only sites are very open with lots on new trees. Enjoyable as always! Had to call authorities on noisy neighbors after hours, and they responded immediately. The pool was closed due to unseasonably cold weather. There is a working farm on the property.

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We stay here every year to attend a Purdue football game. Full hook-up sites are nicely landscaped to provide privacy. Electric-only sites are large and flat with developing trees and lots of space. Very nice shower facilities. I would like to return in the summer to visit the aquatic center; it looks great.

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The full hook-up sites are large and nicely landscaped, providing some privacy between neighbors. The campground is top notch. Love to stay here for Purdue home football game weekends.

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Nightly rate does not include $5/day park entrance fee, not included in campground rate. We had sites on the Platte River in the Cottonwood loop. Huge sites with some shade provided by large trees, overlooking the river. I was very pleased with the campsite. Saw snakes, birds, and a beaver in the river. There is a swimming beach on one of the smaller lakes. However, the bathrooms had not been cleaned in months. The men's room had a cracked urinal and reeked of urine. Shower curtains were tattered. We stopped at the office to complain and were told the campground host was supposed to be cleaning the bathrooms. Upon returning to our loop we found the campground host site to be empty.

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The location is ideal for exploring the Rapid City area, minutes from Mt Rushmore. Bathrooms and showers were always clean and laundry facility was great. Good breakfast at a reasonable price was served daily from 7-10 am. Staff was friendly and helpful. Be warned, the sites are very tight. My awning nearly touched my neighbor. And the "free" Wi-Fi does not include iOS devices, so no iPhone or iTouch can access it.

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We camped here for two nights while visiting the Minneapolis area. I am very pleased with the park and campground. Nice area of town and close to the Mall of America. Bathrooms were very clean. Sites in the west loop had water and electric, but very little shade. East loop sites were more wooded. Close to restaurants and Minneapolis Zoo. Wi-Fi worked well. I recommend this campground and would stay here again if in the area.

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A storm knocked out our power at home for several days. It was hot and our home has a well so no AC or water, so we grabbed our trailer and headed to the KOA a few blocks from the house and right next to where we store the trailer. The hosts are great. The campsite was a small pull-through with full hook-up just across from the office. I left my storage bin on the picnic table next to us when hooking up, and the host collected it and found me later to tell me that he had it for me. They let us pay by the day until power was restored at home. I would recommend this KOA. Close to the Indiana Toll Road for travelers. Note there are busy train tracks nearby, but since I already live there we were not phased. Space is at a premium but sites are nicely shaded.

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We stayed in the 500 loop again. Fewer sites in this small loop so the restrooms stay cleaner. There was a NO hot water Saturday. But otherwise a great trip. We enjoyed the bike trail and nature center.

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Campground was packed for Halloween trick or treating. Showers were nice and hot and bathrooms kept clean despite the crowds. Our second Halloween camping trip here. We'll be back next year!

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Very new campground with lots of large flat sites, easy to pull in and out. Half of the campground is full hookup (unheard of for Indiana State Parks) and half is electric. Comfort station in the center of electric only loop. Very new and clean. There won't be any shade for about 20 years. Great place to camp for Purdue football games. We'll be back next year.

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We enjoyed a long weekend at Ouabache. There had been some heavy rain lately and several of the sites had standing water or thick mud so chose carefully. That being said the campground was nice and restrooms cleaned daily. Lots of park activities including bison habitat and pool. There is an admission fee for the pool, but it has a fun water slide and diving boards.

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We stayed in the 500 loop. It was a challenge maneuvering our 30' travel trailer, but worth the extra work pulling in as the sites were very private and spacious. This is one of the smaller loops so the comfort station serviced fewer campsites and was always clean. Our kids enjoyed crafts at the Potawatomi Inn. I recommend trail 7. Two dump stations available, but both are in rather strange places in the middle of the 300 and 400 loops rather than on the way out.

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Another great Easter weekend camping at the Dunes. Hardly any other campers. The restrooms were clean, but not as clean as previous visits. Still nothing to complain about. Enjoyed the bird tagging on Sunday morning.

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Camped over Halloween. There were lots of activities. Trick or Treating, campsite decorating contest, saw-whet owl tagging was the highlight. Staff did a good job keeping the restrooms clean on a very busy weekend. Showers were hot with plenty of water pressure. Nicely finished boardwalk trail to the beach is new. One of our favorite places to camp.