Andrews, Indiana

Salamonie Lake State Recreation Area

Andrews, Indiana



Andrews, Indiana
Phone: (260) 468-2125

Sites: 314
Recent Rate: $26 7/2014

Latitude: 40.765242045649
Longitude: -85.6261541534424

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

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4 Reviews

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fastalker64

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

We're beginning to see a trend at the State Recreation Areas (SRAs), in that they are VERY busy in the summer and seeing lots of kids, boaters and tent campers are commonplace. There was nary a vacant site in the whole campground, and the enforcement of 2 cars per site was nil. Lots of folks with multiple cars, tents, boats, parties, etc. throughout. If you're looking for quiet seclusion, this ain't your place. However, if you're desirous of being surrounded by lots of activity, with a large beach, multiple bank fishing sites, decent size marina with boat rentals, and a fairly well-stocked camp store with groceries and essentials, you'll like Salamonie. Be wary, there are several camp sites that aren't particularly level, so trust the online booking service when they say 'moderate' or 'severe' grade; they're not kidding. Our 30' TT fit fine on lot 62, which was listed as having a slight slope. Many of the sites are full sun, but there is an area of shaded, more private sites. There are some premium, lakefront sites available, but only a few. Get 'em while they're hot- book well in advance. There are corner, pull-through sites on EVERY corner, so it makes the campground look even more full. As is the norm with most SRAs, the staff does a great job keeping the shower houses clean, but they are aging structures (old fixtures, peeling paint, etc) and are in need of remodeling. Easy access to beach and marina from campground, nice interpretive center, hiking trails and garden for viewing, OTA TV is pretty good including network channels, strong ATT 4G cellular signal. Fresh water fill station in our loop was a bit unhandy, and was essentially blocked by a campsite. The marina will deliver firewood to your campsite, and it's reasonably priced. The grounds are well-kept, the staff was friendly, and there's lots of outdoors to enjoy. We'll camp here again. We camped at Salamonie Lake State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Dewey Smith

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Since this park is close to home we have camped here many times for a weekend get away. The park is ran by the Indiana DNR but the lake is controlled by the Corps of Engineers. The upside to this park is that there are many very nice campsites. The downside is that there are some very poor sites that are very small, crowded or unlevel. It helps to know the campground if making reservations. The weekends are generally full but the weekdays are not so potentially a good site is open and a little driving around could help find one. The drought took its toll this year and the lake is too low to allow swimming. Fishing can be erratic since it is a flood control reservoir and lake levels can fluctuate considerably. However, finding a site like in the 200 area (except 201) or the 188 area can be rewarding. Fifty amp is offered in a few select sites and there is no other hookups, but the DNR did add another dump station. There is a general fee to get into the park above the camping fee so be aware. Given the fact that we know the park it is still one of our favorite places to camp and of course we will camp here again. We camped at Salamonie Lake State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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NancyB

Review Count: 144
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $19.00
Overall Rating:      

This review is for the Lost Bridge West Modern Electric campground. (Salamonie rhymes with "alimony".) Hookups are electric only. Water is available in several places around the campground. There is a single dump station. We stayed in site #222. Site is mostly level and had a gorgeous lake view. The site descriptions on the DNR reservation site appear to be pretty accurate in terms of how level the sites are and how much sun/shade they get. Sites in general could be more level at least in the lake-view area of 218-246. 50 amp service is available in selected sites. Restrooms and showers are clean and modern. There are also pit toilets scattered around the campground, a little smelly. As out-of-state residents, we paid $5 on a Sunday to get into the park, a one-time fee. Lake-view sites are a little breezy (good sleeping). The campsites are on sand with grassy areas in between. The sites in the non-lake-view areas seem a little larger and more private. Big rigs would not fit in the 218-246 lake-view section. Check-in time is 2 pm, 5 pm on Sundays and holidays. Our Verizon cell phone service was a little weak but usable, as was the Verizon broadband service. This is a wonderful destination campground - bring your boat! We paid $94 for 5 nights (Sun-Thurs) including the reservation fee. We would stay here again if in the area. Use the map from the DNR website - our Garmin directed us to the north side of the lake for the state recreation area. We camped at Salamonie Lake State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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corgihauler

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site was clean, shaded, somewhat private, and nice sized. There are 246 electric sites, 30 primitive sites, 38 primitive sites in the horsemen's camp area, and areas for youth tents. Some sites get very crowded due to extra vehicles, boats, trailers for wave runners, so check carefully on a site's dimensions when making reservations. This property is run by the US Army Corps of Engineers and Indiana Department of Natural Resources. During summer this is a 2,665 acre lake. There are marshes, ponds, and wetlands. Activities that can be done at this recreational area include: boating, waterskiing, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, geocaching, hiking, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, and swimming at the beach. There is a marina (a private concession) that has boat rentals. We liked the park and wished we could stay extra days so that we could enjoy the holiday activities they had planned. The employees were very friendly. The entertainment we did get to see, a gospel singing group on Friday and a singer on Saturday night, were terrific. There were a few times (thankfully of short durations) when the electrical power went out in the loop we were in. Never found out why. Maybe because it was in the 90's and the air conditioners and crowds overloaded it. The campgrounds were very clean and well-kept but there was a bit of trash in the area of the fishing pier/ swimming beach area and one of the trail areas. Wish they would put trash cans in those areas. There is a shortage of shade in the fishing pier/ swimming beach area. I've decided that I'll purchase one of those beach cabana shelters or a tent canopy to take along incase we run into this situation again. The weather was sunny and around 90 degrees, a bit warm. We would stay at this park again. We camped at Salamonie Lake State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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