1 Park near Batesville, Indiana
May 2016 - $1.00
I had hopes that this campground would improve. It appeared that Encore/Thousand Trails was willing to invest money in the campgrounds but all of the improvements have been aimed at the seasonal residents. They installed a new playground and sport court and rehabbed the pool two years ago. They also paved and re-graveled the sites in phase 4 but this area is now slowly being converted to seasonal. Last year they began reconstructing an old closed seasonal sectional. The only thing that has been done for non seasonal campers was prompted several years ago by the presence of a large number of long term construction workers. They added sewers to some of the sites in phase two. The construction workers had gravel installed at these sites so they were usable during wet weather. The sites aren't that usable since the utilities are not located in proximity to each other. We were at a site that has a narrow gravel pad. The sewer and water were on one side of the site about 30' apart and the electrical was on the other side of the pad about 10' from the pad. A very poor design. The electrical has been upgraded in the area were sewers were installed. However, the remainder of phase two has old electrical and almost no pads. Many of the boxes look very poor and I would be afraid to use some of them. Overall, this park caters to long term clientele and is adequate for an overnight stay. However, if it is prime season and you have children, there is a lot for them to do with pool, playground and lakes.
We use it because we have a TT membership and have family in the area. I'd rate it as in the midrange of TT parks and below the middle of established commercial campgrounds.
There is good Verizon and most sites have satellite access. - BobWW
May 2016 - $39.00
This was our 2nd time staying at the KOA inside the Thousand Trails park. We were in the one and only 50 amp full hookup pull-thru site there. No one else was there during our overnight. Lots of low branches as we were escorted to our site. Our escort also appeared to be unfamiliar with the roads since she led us in the wrong way. There were also deep ruts on the gravel and grass and the recent rains made everything wet and muddy. Site was fairly level. The park overall had an unkempt feel. There's a dog walking area but no off leash park. WiFi was nonexistent. We'll probably return since it's so convenient to the interstate but for overnight or short stays only. - Flippitti
Oct 2015 - $5.00
This campground has a big area of permanent/leased sites, a KOA only campground, and a couple of sections that are shared by seasonal campers and transient users. I think the preferred Thousand Trails area is Phase 4 with paved roads, level gravel sites, and 50 amp/full hookup sites. Several of them are pull through. The roads in Phase 2 aren't as good and not all sites have sewer hookups. The sewer hookups Phase 2 does have are interesting. There are "mini septic tanks" between every other site. Apparently, they work fine and allow RVs to be connected and used in a normal way. The property features a large pool, playground, mini-golf, and other recreational facilities. We had good Verizon 4G and no problems getting satellite TV. We've visited several Thousand Trails preserves through the past few years and we'd rank this one as one of the nicer ones. - nazpaz