Park is under new management and is not open all year, is closing Nov 4/12 for the winter. Facilities worked well, Wi-Fi only works at the office, not at your site. Staff were friendly, site was level and quiet. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This web site has the KOA campground shown as being closed. This is not true. I talked to the lady and was going to stay there but we ran into severe weather and had to pull off about 30 miles short at Gas city. (I should have kept driving in the rain). The girl on the phone was very friendly and assured me they were open for business and no need to make a reservation this time of the year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Price paid is with KOA card and 4 adults. The park is 13.5 miles off the highway. Our 50 amp, shaded lot was level and very large. There is a nice pool, playground, and limited articles in the store. The restrooms and showers were very clean, and there was a better than average amount of wood in the bundle they sold. No cable is available, but there are some air network stations. Wi-Fi connection was in and out and may have been better closer to the office. Owners seem eager to please. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground has been open for only a year so is very clean. Only negative is that it is far from highways but you could think that is good thing, no highway noise very quiet. Staff was very friendly made sure we were happy. Large level sites, good 50/30 amp service, good WI-FI, no cable TV but good local stations. Breakfast serve at office. Will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground has been open for a couple of years. All the roads and sites are gravel. The area near the store and registration is gravel with a tar component that keeps down the dust. The campground is very flat and our site was level. As we reviewed the other sites, they must also be level as no levelers could be seen. Realizing this is a newer facility, the restrooms were very clean, even after much use over the Memorial Day weekend. The office/store is laid out very well. Also, their store was the most reasonably priced that we have ever seen. The staff was very friendly and cooperative: answering any questions we had. They even provided good sightseeing areas in the Amish area of Indiana. Only one negative is the WiFi was not operating but it might have been our laptop as others stated it was working. As a parting positive gesture, the owner or his wife were at the building as the units went by stating thank you for coming and waving to everyone. They wanted your visit to be memorable. We will stay at this campground again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The young couple who run this newly constructed campground were the friendliest people who went out of their way to welcome us and ensure our stay was comfortable. The amenities block were amazing: brand new of modern design and sparkling clean. An artist friend of the owner had painted wonderful murals on the walls in the ladies and gents bathrooms, laundry and in the office/store. The campsites were set among birch trees which will mature to provide shade in the years to follow. I would recommend this campground most definitely. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
I am submitting this review early, since I am still at this campground. The grounds are nicely set up being a new park with a great pool with a peaceful setting.The owners, whom I have met, seem like wonderful people. However, their campground worker is a headache and a nuisance. This place would be a 10 without her. I have been here 2 weeks out of the month I have paid for, and have been "harassed" by her twice.I have been told twice that we drive too fast in the park, (which of course is a stretch; I drive maybe 10mph at best and usually arrive late at night when no one is up). I went today to buy firewood and again she stated I drive too fast. #1, We haven't gone anywhere today and #2, I asked her when she saw me drive too fast and it became a "well, so-n-so said a while back " sort of thing. We keep to ourselves and are far from the other campers. I am beginning to think this particular camp worker has some issue with us which we do not understand. Also when we arrived here , our reservations were messed up. The site we had reservations on had someone else on it and it was misbooked for a month later. I paid in advance for 1 day to secure the reservation with my rewards card; however, they told me I could not use my KOA rewards card for a monthly site. We ended up compromising on a site with the owners which suited me fine. Again, the owners are great people and have put a lot of hard work into the park. I believe they should just seek different camp workers, and everything will be fine. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Price includes our Value Kard discount, so it seems overpriced but everything is brand new as it's only five months old and has wide, level, gravel sites. Lots of tall shade trees and we were lucky enough to get a satellite TV signal from our dome, but the back-in sites at the end of the park may have a better chance. We did not try the Wi-Fi. Owners are delightful and this park is still under improvement. It's very quiet and convenient to Bluffton businesses and about 13 miles off of I-69. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a lovely campground, still under construction, somewhat. We were expertly guided to our site and positioned so that slides, awnings, sewer, etc. were all in correct places. Wi-Fi was poor, and non-existent after 8:00 pm when the office closed. Although the campground seems to be off the beaten path, it is only a few blocks out of Bluffton, where there are numerous restaurants, etc. and a Wal-Mart super center. Staff was super; very helpful at showing us how to get into Fort Wayne the most direct way. Call for directions before arriving, as the KOA book doesn't quite get you there. If you follow the road you're on, you'll miss the campground. Very peaceful and quiet. Lovely pool and cabins. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a new KOA with a great staff and a desire to provide excellent service. The sites are gravel, long and well spaced. The sites are level and provide you with all the necessary facilities (water, 50amp, sewer). The park does not have cable TV however the Wi-Fi was fast, free and easy to connect. We stayed at this location for 3 days and enjoyed our visit. We will return in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is brand new and still being developed. It has the potential to be a "10" maybe next year. The owners are wonderful people, living out their dream of owning a campground. The nightly rate of $40 is for a 30 amp pull through site on a weekend night, weeknights are $35. Both prices are without the KOA member discount. The sites are spacious and most are lightly shaded although there are some in full sun. They made every effort to spare the trees when building the campground. Everything is brand new and sparkles. The restrooms and showers are immaculate. Interesting, the showers are unisex, with about 6 of them sharing a common room. However, the individual showers are private and secure, and the men's/women's restrooms are separate. The laundry is clean with 4 washers and 4 dryers - $2.25 to wash, and $1.75 for 45 minutes of drying. The pool looks very inviting but it was too cool during our visit to indulge. They have a picnic shelter making it nice for groups - it has hot & cold running water and adjacent restrooms. Unlike most KOAs, this one has sturdy trash containers scattered around the campground rather than a single dumpster in one place. This place is a bit off the beaten path, but worth it if in the area. We would definitely come here again, and would like to see how it develops. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a new KOA park, built from the ground up. It is absolutely delightful. The owners are friendly, helpful and courteous. There is site escort. All the roads are gravel, very wide and easy to use. The sites are long and level. We camped here in a 40' motorhome with a tow vehicle and never had to unhook. The sites are wide, lots of trees all neatly trimmed so as not to cause damage. The park is not quite complete but that is not a problem. There is a pool, playground for the kids. Cabins to rent. They are putting in a pond. It's a very park like setting and very quiet. We would come here again. if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
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. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed 3 nights at this campground on our latest trip and have stayed here once a year for the last 3 years. Overall of park is nice with the major drawbacks being the showerhouses. Campground patrolled very often by DNR and Sheriff. There were severe storms one night we stayed, and the DNR alerted all campers with the designated alarm (honking horn on truck as they drove through the campground per the posted guidelines at the shower house). They then went from site to site to verbally alert all occupants. The shower house was functional but the showers had a lot a mold and mildew on the walls, shower curtain and floor. The floor throughout the building looked like it had not been scrubbed in quite a while. They closed the bathrooms at 8 a.m. each morning (busiest time of the day) for about an hour for "cleaning" which seemed really just for restocking supplies. It costs $7 for an out-of-state car to enter the park in addition to the camping fees. The pool is nice but is an additional $2 per person. You are not permitted to take in any pool toys or flotation devices including arm floaties or swim vests. They now offer for sale large bundles of wood for $5 each at the campground. Ice is available for purchase at the campground entrance. New this year located at the swimming pool, is a camp store with limited supplies. The trails are nice and the kids enjoy seeing the bison. Most sites have a lot of shade by large trees. Campground A is paved but B has stone drives and pads. Sites are large and the playground in Area A is nice and centrally located. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We'd heard about Indiana's lakes and how nice they are, but Kunkel Lake at Ouabache State Park had nothing to recommend it. No swimming, filled with algae... ugh. We did rent some paddle boats with our kids, ages 8 and 6, and after a half hour, we were done. Our campsite (#16) was nice, as we camped on a dry weekend, but you could see where there was standing water on others. The pool was very nice, with a water slide. It was very hot the weekend we were there, so we didn't do much hiking, but did take a short walk to see the bison -- very cool. The best thing about the park: Large campsites and lots of playgrounds for the kids. The worst thing: Dirty bathrooms, no enforcement of quiet time, and the fact that you're charged for everything. On top of your camping fee, there is a per-car fee to enter the park and a $2 per-person fee for the pool. We camped here in a Tent.
Nice park when you find it: our GPS had us all over the place and on dead ends. This park has a lot to offer. They had a lot of rain when were got here, we saw some sites flooded out, and the trails were mud. You could spend a lot of time here, but things are spread out. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Outstanding State Park. Paved 3 mile bike trail, firetower that is accessible to the public (very neat), Good fishing lake, many playgrounds for the kids, clean showerhouses. DNR was very friendly and helpful. The campground was quiet at night. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We camp here every year on Memorial Day weekend. It's a great little state park! Wonderful bike trails and hiking. Sites are paved in A campground, but not in B. Wildlife to watch, and a swimming pool for the kids. Can't be beat! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beautiful campground. Pool is super. One of our favorite campgrounds. We were at site 77 and I would not suggest that site. Power pole is 50+ from where the camper sits and the cord will run through the middle of the campsite. Great DNR staff! The park name is pronounced "Wabash". We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Nice state park. Small lake to fish in and rent pedal boats. The park has hiking trails, a swimming pool, nice shelter houses, a look-out tower, and large fenced area with bison. Lots of shade trees in the campground. The park attendents were very nice. Bluffton's annual event "Free Street Fair" took place during our stay and it was very enjoyable. Lots of food and booths to purchase things. Take mosquito repellent! You will need it. We will camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.