Date of Stay: May, 2015
This campground has many positive features and a few negative ones. It is situated on a wooded hill. Most sites are good size and shady. All are full hookup and have concrete parking pads. The park is in the country so it is generally quiet. The hookups work well except that the water has an off taste even with a water filter (we ended up buying drinking water). At $16 per night it is a bargain. The bathrooms are quite old but everything seems to work well and the showers are good size. Because of the age it is hard to tell how clean the bathrooms are, but they are reasonably okay and certainly not overly used since everyone has full hookups. New this year is WiFi which works okay if you are close enough to the antennas (located at the bathhouse) but not so great if you are not. TV reception (Evansville) was okay as was AT&T cell phone reception. They generally do not take reservations. When we were there on an early May weekend they were about 2/3 full. It seems like most campers were from relatively local areas. Getting to the campground is somewhat a challenge especially if it is your first time here. All roads are narrow and pretty rough. We came through Carmi. There are other routes but one is just as difficult as another. Note that when the road inside the park branches, take the right hand branch next to the pond to get to the campground - the left branch goes to the picnic area. We would stay here again when we want to be in this area.
Date of Stay: October, 2014
This is a very nice state park campground. The sites are large and well defined using borders and fine gravel within the borders. This method keeps the sites very clean. As is true with all Indiana state parks, there is no WiFi, but the cell phone reception (AT&T) is very good. TV reception for us was limited to one Lafayette station. For us the biggest (only?) negative is that there is little to no shade. And the pine trees that give good privacy in the full-hookup sites can block breezes. It can get very hot in the summer. Nice bike trail. Restored 1920s farm within the park. There is a water park that is open during summer. We will stay here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2014
We first stayed here two years ago when the owners were then relatively new. While it was nice then, we had hopes for continued improvement. It is still a nice campground but did not see much improvement and some back-sliding. We like shady sites and while there are a lot of trees they are not filled out so do not give as much shade as expected. The roads and sites are gravel with many large stones making them rough. We saw evidence of lack of daily maintenance. For example, broken water balloons on the sidewalk never swept up during our five-day stay, and the pool was somewhat dirty and litter filled. The Wi-Fi was slow with less than good connection even right at the office. On the plus side the bathrooms and showers were always very clean; the showers are some of the best we have ever experienced in a campground. The TV reception was adequate. The campground is quiet. On our last night there we had a rainstorm. While the campground is flat, some sites had a lot of water standing in them - including ours - and others not. We will likely use this campground again.
Date of Stay: June, 2014
This is a very nice campground that is well maintained. Most sites are paved including the campsite living area. Many sites have nice shade trees. The main bathroom was clean and in good condition. It is at one end of the campground so it could be a pretty good hike. During our stay it was relatively quiet during the week; however, it became very busy on the weekend. Unfortunately the group camped in the several sites next to us played games and partied for hours after quiet time began (until 2-3 am). The campground personnel does nothing to quiet those being noisy. This is the reason I did not give it a 10 rating. There is no 24 hour park personnel, only campground hosts. Know that while the website does not mention it, you can call for reservations and that would be recommended.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
This is one of our favorite state campgrounds. They have both full hookup sites and electric-only sites. We stayed in the full hookup area. Sites have both paved parking and living areas. The lake-side sites are in the electric-only area and are nice, albeit busy. The restrooms/showers are clean and relatively in good repair. Most sites are nicely shaded. Be sure to visit the three-span covered bridge that is near Medora within five miles of the campground. This is the third time we have stayed here and we will return again.
Date of Stay: May, 2014
Very large state campground. It was not busy during May but it gave evidence that it can be very busy with boats and multiple vehicles during the warmer months. Restrooms and showers are older and well used. While they are kept relatively clean, they are not in very good condition and could be updated. One wonders how they must be during a busy time. We stayed in the one loop of full hookup sites. While the parking spot is paved, the living area is not and shows signs of heavy use. During our stay it was wet and the living area was always flooded and/or muddy. We first stayed here 35 years ago and the trees have grown up nicely.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
We stayed two nights at this campground. It is a county park with nice paved sites and roads. There is no shade in the campground. Everything is well maintained. Be aware of a late checkout time on Sunday (3:00 PM); we arrived on a Sunday and had to wait for the previous tenant to leave our site. The restrooms were very clean. There is only one shower per restroom (plus one in the family restroom) but the shower is very spacious – and it is not as busy since all sites are full hook up. The rental rate is very reasonable for full hookup sites; note that there is a flat $5 reservation fee in addition to the site fee. There is no Wi-Fi. Local TV reception was good. Our biggest disappointment was that we had planned to use the attractive bike trail system that appeared to be connected to the park. While there were limited bike trails within the park, the access points to the more extensive trails were gated off. To use them one would need to go out the main gate to public streets and then find an access point. While we would stay here again we would know to not count on a lot of biking.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
We stayed for six nights at this campground. It is a medium size campground with about 2/3 of the sites taken up with seasonal lease campers. There are two sections: an older one and a newer one. The sites in the older section are smaller, but generally have more shade. The sites in the newer (north) section are larger, but with few trees and many trees that are there have died. All sites have a concrete patio, which is nice. While the campground is on a small lake, there are no lake sites available to overnight campers. Lake access is pretty limited. There is no real camp store, but the campground is relatively close to town – we rode our bikes there several times. Campground roads are gravel and can be dusty. Main bathhouse is a “trailer” type unit with several private bathrooms. While generally clean they could have been maintained better (example: wastebasket never emptied during stay) and better ventilated (always hot and stuffy). The Wi-Fi reception and speed usually pretty good for public Wi-Fi. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2013
We stayed three nights in this campground that included a weekend. Since it is a large campground it was busy – including golf carts – over the weekend. Many season lease sites, but are separate from the overnighters and are generally well maintained. Roads are paved. Bathrooms are older, but pretty well maintained; while I marked them as “clean” they could have been kept cleaner. Wi-Fi was okay, but slow during peak usage times. TV reception was good. There is not a lot of shade for the full hookup overnight sites – some shade for the back-in sites, but none for the pull through sites. Site size is generally pretty generous except for the lakefront sites – we had a channel front site. Camp store was well stocked and the Saturday morning donuts were delicious. The biggest negative was the obnoxious other campers, but it seems campgrounds always have a few of those. We would stay here again.
Date of Stay: July, 2013
This campground is a hard one to rate. Some things were very good and some things not. The people who run the campground have not progressed in many ways into modern methods. They do not take credit cards. The reservations were a stack of yellow slips of paper. We were given a site that barely fit our 32’ trailer. When we parked our truck along the road we were told we could not do that. When we asked where we could park it, we were told to fit it on the site or park in the remote parking, and we were to just “work it out”. We would have preferred that they would have told us that there was no room for us. The bathrooms are older, but are pretty clean. They had Wi-Fi, but it only work sporadically and then slowly. About half the sites have shade. Some sites were decent size but others were not; some places folks were really crowded together. The grounds were very well kept with a pretty stream flowing through it. This contrasted to the junk that sits around in various places. We stayed four nights this time, but we will think long-and-hard about there being a next time.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
This is a busy RV park. It appears that the staff works hard at keeping the grounds nice. Paved roads, parking area, and patios - very nice. Many sites have good shade which we like, but there are sunny sites too. Season lease people are in a separate area and are not as "trashy" as some parks' seasonal sites. We had a multifamily group in cabins near our site for a portion of our week-stay and they were very noisy. Understandably this is not something that a campground can control. There are not enough bathrooms for those who will use them so they are not kept as clean as they should. The site size is average for this type of RV park. The site rental rates are high but since they are busy they must be competitive. They have lots of weekend activities if you like those. Staff is very friendly. Wi-Fi was not real great at our site's location - especially using an iPad. When going to this area in the future we will likely stay here again.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
We stayed at this campground first several years ago when it first opened. They are now expanding but we question the direction of the expansion. The new sites are only electric and water, not full hook-ups, and they are very close together. We were unable to get one of the few full hook-up sites for this stay. We were in the older section that has larger sites and are grassy. There is no shade in this campground and no indication that they plan for future shade (i.e. few trees planted). If you like campground sponsored activities, we don't participate in those, they do have a lot of them on a weekend. We had a large multifamily group camped near us which by nature creates a lot of noise. We questioned that they enforce their number-of-persons-per-site rule. The bathrooms, although newer, were not always kept clean during the time we were there. Wi-fi was minimally adequate. We may stay here again but only if we can get a full hook-up site.
Date of Stay: August, 2012
We stayed in this campground for a weekend, in a full hook up site. Our site and many sites are generally shady which was nice, as was the new gravel on the drive-through parking surface. The rest of the site was dirt. Site size was small, to average. The campground was very busy. There are many season lease sites and a lot of golf cart activity as well as lots of kids on bicycles. The pool is located right at the main gate which makes entrance and exit from the campground tricky with all the pedestrians, kids, and bicycles that congregate around the pool. What greets you on the main road leading to the campsites is old trailer storage, which is very unattractive. The bathrooms are old, small, few, and need updating. We were glad to not need to use them much. When asking about WiFi we were told we need to be close to the office to get it. At times we could get it at our site, but not regularly. There are a lot of activities if you like those (we don't). The price was high for the park appearance and condition. It is unlikely we will stay at this park again.
Date of Stay: July, 2012
The campground is close to city services (restaurants, etc.) but secluded and quiet. Most sites are shady which is important to us. The staff was very helpful and friendly. While I listed the showers as "clean" they could have been a little cleaner and have more light; this was our only real criticism. The sites are not real wide, but typical for most campgrounds. Some season-lease sites were not real clean, but there were only a few of them. Wi-Fi worked very well.
Date of Stay: June, 2012
This is a newer campground with newer owners (purchased in March 2012). It has been carved out of a dense woods so the trees that remain are tall but not filled out. Some trees are dying because of the trauma of putting in utilities. Some of the sites are still a little rough. Bathrooms very clean. Buildings are new. Has nice tenting area. The park was not very busy when we were there. It is off the beaten path. The owners worked hard to find us the shady spot we wanted.