10 RV Parks near Bedford, Indiana
May 2016 - $15.00
Our first impression was walking into the office. It was shabby and looked like it had not been vacuumed in some time. The girl helping us was very sweet but seemed to have a difficult time getting us set up. We did have reservations. Getting to our site was tight with narrow roads. The whole campground was uncared for. It seemed like there was no pride taken by the owners or by the many permanent residents. Pretty much all the spaces were taken with permanent residences with old run down RVs with blueboard insulation and other makeshift insulation making the place look bad. Again, no pride seemed to be taken in appearance. Our site was a pull-through that seemed to be for overnight and short stays. Muddy and small piles of dirt, long grass and weeds everywhere. We would pass this campground by if we were in the area again unless it was an emergency. It is a shame as the campground has great potential with a little work and pride from the owners. - MaryVT
Sep 2011 - $13.00
I stayed at Free Spirit for a week. The rate reflects PA rate. This campground is not big rig friendly. There are trees very close to park roadways in several places. Negotiating the roads both coming in and leaving was difficult. In addition, the sites are no where near level. You should plan to bring plenty of levelers. If I were to return to this area I would try one of the nearby state parks. - 15243
Sep 2011 - $27.00
No WiFi, many seasonal campers. Pull Thru available, but small roads to drive and a lot of trees. Some level sites. Campground need some upgrading and paint. Overall: not to bad for one or two nights, beautiful surroundings. - Traveller Excel
Mar 2017 - $19.00
We were camping in mid-March and got an off season rate. Unfortunately the bath facilities were not open. There are pit/vault toilets nearby. The sites are all gravel and vary greatly in the degree of level. We were able to choose our site since the campground was nearly empty. The park is really nice and very quiet. - 4stringdude
Sep 2016 - $35.00
The park is a great experience but the campground is questionable. Sites are small and close together. It can get muddy here when it rains. Some low spots in the RV sites and the sites do vary quite a bit in length. Best to get an advance look if possible prior to making a reservation. Our site (90) was a pull through and long enough for our motor home plus toad. Water can be a problem as the water spigots are few and far between. - Herb Richards
Sep 2016 - $21.00
Seemed to be little to no daily cleaning of the shower houses. They needed some updating. There were some small sinkholes gathering water that needed to be filled in the sites. Finally, there's poor cell service or WiFi. - Rolando
Aug 2017 - $66.00
Jam-packed resort type park with activities all weekend long. There was never an issue with the kids running out of things to do and the characters (Yogi, Boo-boo, Cindy) made several appearances. There was even a live band Saturday night! Camp store was nice with the essentials and plenty of souvenirs. Sites are typical private park arrangement; close together and no privacy. There are a few individual trees throughout the park but even the "wooded" sites don't have trees in between them or any real shaded sites. Make sure you have sewer hose ramps due to the sewer inlet on the ground being slightly uphill from your site. I was also taken aback by our neighboring site. Although they were pretty quiet (except Friday night, when they were outside talking past midnight), there was always four cars at the site and I counted 14 camp chairs. I thought there was a maximum occupancy per site? The bathrooms were clean but honestly the showers were not cleaned as aggressively as at a Yogi Bear park we stayed at last year. The staff was mostly friendly however a couple of the kids working the front desk seemed indifferent. None of these issues are what I would consider a big deal but you expect top-notch service when you pay $66 +tax a night. Overall we had a great time, but there is room for some improvement. Nonetheless we will be happy to return. - Fdwt994
May 2017 - $38.00
We arrived in late afternoon during constant rain. "New" entrance is a bit narrow turning off main road...not impossible but use care. Stopped at entry booth but no one there. began wandering through the park looking for the office. Better signage could be much more helpful. A Golf cart caught up and led us to our site (45) adjacent to the office. Efficient, friendly check-in. Site was plenty long and had a partial concrete pad. Utilities were good although wifi instructions a bit confusing. upon returning to the park after dark it was difficult to navigate due to almost total absence of lighting and poor signs. Office staff was very helpful the next day by allowing a late departure due to the need for a minor repair. It was early season here and I suspect everything wasn't yet fully up to speed. I was also informed that the park had been recently rearranged which may account for the poor signs/lights. Restrooms/showers/laundry were very clean. - whodat
Aug 2015 - $55.00
Sites are gravel. Need newer picnic tables. Not on Lake Monroe. Beautiful pool. WIFI a little hard to log into because wasn't told that the info given was actually a Coupon Code to be used when logging in. Had to call WIFI company for help to login. Nice firepit on site. Would stay here again. - BPowell
Aug 2017 - $27.00
If you're looking for a quiet place to just relax and chill out this park is the place. Beautiful lake and largest lake in Indiana so bring your water toys. No camp store but Bloomington is close by and you can buy ice and fire wood from the front gate when you check in. Our site was very shady and lots of privacy as there are trees in between most of the sites. I highly recommend this Park and will go back in the fall. There is no sewer hook up only electricity. Dump station available and there are places for you to fill your water tanks. - Barb Thiel
Jul 2016 - $17.00
We stayed here for 4 nights, mid week we had the campground loop to ourselves on the weekend the loop filled up with boaters for Monroe Lake. our site was huge so we had no close campers. Staff was excellent Beach was nice and the water warm. By the time we left on Sunday the loop was deserted . We will return as its only 1 1/2 hours from our house and with the senior pass it makes this campground an outstanding value. - Psi500
Jul 2016 - $20.00
Typical federal park. No sewer, but we did get a spot with water and electric. Showers were old and out dated, in need of remodel. Only one shower available in our section. The pad was gravel, somewhat level. We had a picnic table and fire ring. It rained one of the days and the drainage was good. - esta34950
Aug 2016 - $70.00
Hard to get to, through small residential areas. Very expensive. People were not very helpful.
Not recommended for an overnight stay. - HHitch
Oct 2015 - $60.00
Great campground! Lots of seasonal campers here with lots of pride in their lots and places. Great staff! Really large campground with lots of hiking nearby. Would definitely return! - tdslsmo
Sep 2015 - $60.00
We used this park as a place to hibernate for a couple days en route to Mor Ryde in Elkhart on Labor Day weekend, and arrived Thursday afternoon.
We really wanted to like this park, and we expecting to, especially for the price. Unfortunately, that didn't turn out to be the case.
First off, this park is designed for small rv's. The sites are directly perpendicular to the roads, which are very narrow. We were praying it wouldn't rain, since we knew, in order to get out out of our site, were were going to have to cut across a large portion of grass that was pretty sunken in, at at a steep angle down, since our site was raised.
Our " super site " was nothing but ordinary. We were put in the one spot, I think in the entire park, where a tree blocked our rooftop dish.
We watched a couple people on Friday get escorted to their site, only to pull out and go to another, more level site.
The one positive note on our site is we had a nice view of a tree/ grassy area. We were enjoying watching the deer during the day, and fire flies at night, until tenters moved to the area.
This was definitely not our type of park, and will not return. - Mr&MrsFulltimers
Apr 2017 - $27.00
We stayed 3 night during the week. With over 200 camping spots I counted only 12 campers using the campground during our stay. We had a nice view of Lake Monroe. It was peaceful and quite at this time of year, but I'm sure that in a few months I want to be no where near this campground as it is very popular with families and boaters. Lake Monroe is a beautiful lake with marinas and swimming beaches, it offers great boating and fishing. They have a camp store on site but for real shopping Bloomington is about 10 miles away. As with most all Indiana State properties they charge an entrance fee on top of the camping fee. - Psi500
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Focusing on just the campground, and not the beautiful Monroe Lake property, this property just gets 'average', although it borders on poor. A prior review from years ago referenced bad roads and potholes inside the campground. Well, they're still there; the roads are terrible. This campground is old and tired, but it gets packed every weekend, because of the fact that it's adjacent to the lake. You'd think Indiana would spend some of the increased camping fees to fix the aging campgrounds.
Many sites have some sort of lake access or lake view, and others have only a short walk to a nice view or access. The 2-cars per site rule isn't enforced, and some people are camping in horse trailers and box trucks. Many of sites are not level, so trust the online booking when it indicates slope. Our site was listed as 'gentle' slope, but it sloped front to back AND left to right. It's also referred to as a 'gravel' site, but this site (nor any others) hasn't seen fresh gravel in years. Some RV sites looked like tent-only to me. Our AC was having a hard time keeping up after the campground filled up, due to an overloaded electric system. I'm guessing that the electrical system gets overloaded, as many of the RV sites are used by 20-amp tent campers with multiple crock pots, lights, etc. For $30 for electric-only sites, this campground isn't a great value, but daggone-it, we'll go back because we love the lake.
It is sort of fun to people-watch here, as it's sort of like going to the county fair. Things quieted down pretty nice after about 10pm, though, even on Saturday night, so even though it's a zoo during the day, you can still get some rest.
There is a marina on the property for boat rentals and various basics and sundries, and a little larger store at the park entrance that sells fishing gear and beer/wine/groceries. - fastalker64
Jul 2013 - $25.00
Nice campground, but lots of traffic with all of the people pulling boats and campers. The restrooms are older, but were kept clean. - bgb1066
Jun 2017 - $35.00
Quick weekend trip to Starve Hollow to try out our new travel trailer. We had a nice, level, shaded site well off the lake, but we still passed the lake sites on our way out of the campground. Our site was relatively quiet. The facilities were decent as was the campstore. They had live music playing the day were were there. They have a beach. We are hikers and they had several hiking trails. We selected a good, challenging, very rugged trail. Sites 14 - 23 looked the best for travel trailers. They are on the lake, seem relatively level, and aren't too close together. - evervescent
May 2017 - $40.00
Second time visiting this park, stayed in the FHU section this time, and it was much nicer. The electric-only area (where the lakefront sites are located), is more crowded and noisy, and the lakefront sites themselves are pretty small and some are pretty sloped. Our site was paved pad and paved patio, with good shade. The sites in the FHU area are very large. There's good OTA TV, good ATT cell signal. They sell great firewood (seasoned and dry) for $5/10pcs, at the campground. Not much available in the boathouse, where you can rent kayaks, in terms of camping supplies or groceries. Nice farm market with lunch counter just up the road. Town of Vallonia is small (nearby), Brownstown is a larger town, but to get Walmart and other larger stores, Seymour is about 15 miles east. - fastalker64
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Lot was very big and clean. We had full hookup. Every spot had shade but trimmed so the camper was not harmed. Each site had two picnic tables. The lake was beautiful and very peaceful. Overall a very relaxing trip. - Tlead4
Oct 2017 - $60.00
French Lick and West Baden are wonderful historic hotels with beautiful grounds. However the RV Park is not in sync with the rest of the property. For $60 a night I expected a lot more. The camping area is a back row of an outer parking lot with no landscaping and no privacy. Twelve lines are painted on the pavement which were supposed to designate the dozen RV sites advertised. But if 12 rigs parked here you wouldn't be able to put your slides out, the sites are that close. So French Lick gives you two sites when you register, which means there's really only 6 RV spots with hook-ups. Services are located in the rear, too far for our sewer hose to reach. Behind the service poles are a couple of bench swings under small pergolas with a community fire pit between, which was the only nice touch in the whole camping area. A historic train runs alongside the RV park and blows its whistle at the nearby crossing. Shuttle busses will stop at the RV Park for transport to both hotels and the casino. Walking from the RV Park to the casino is not far, but there's no dedicated sidewalks and the shortest route takes you around a rear loading dock which was a bit unsettling at night. We've been to French Lick many times and always stayed at the wonderful hotels. This was our first time in the RV Park, and I was surprised at the scant amenities and lack of thought put into the camping area. For the hefty fee that's charged, there's much room for improvement. - Flying Mantis
Oct 2015 - $60.00
Convenient if you want to gamble at the casino. It's a nuisance having to call first then go to the hotel to register and get the key to unlock the hook-ups before pulling into the slip. They are level for 20' and under, not at all for our 45'. Another drawback is the 6am through 10pm mini train whistle that goes off every 15 minutes and runs next to the slips. It is a parking lot with back in RV slips, not a park. It just opened a few months ago so it's spotless, has a trash can for your use, nice wooden swings, full hook-ups that work great, the mini train takes you to the hotel and casino. The water, elect. and sewer hook-ups are at the back but we always travel with extra everything. I was unhappy with the constant 6am-10pm noise so we received a discount. Ask for high numbered sites and hope big rigs park by the train tracks to block the noise. - PERRELLAS
Oct 2017 - $30.00
Buffalo Ridge is very popular, especially on weekends as t h e leaves are changing. Site 77 had 50amp electric...surprised, but pleased. Site poles make back in quite tricky. Some shade,close to bath house, fairly level so a nice site. RIvers need to use the West Gate entrance since our rig will not fit thru North Gate covered bridge...make sure your GPS routes you correctly. - Jitime40
Sep 2017 - $23.00
Brown County State Park is the largest of the IN state parks. During fall leaf season, the views of the hills will be spectacular and the campgrounds will be full. The park is near Nashville. The three campgrounds are Buffalo Ridge, Raccoon Ridge, and Taylor Ridge. Buffalo Ridge and Taylor Ridge have electric sites, while most of Raccoon Ridge does not. (There are also horsemen's primitive and electric campgrounds in a different area of the park.) We camped in Buffalo Ridge Campground the end of September. We were there during the week, so the campground wasn't full and there were very few children. This mattered because our site backed up to a small playground. During the summer, there probably are a lot of kids using it, which means sites 3, 5 and 7 should be avoided if you are bothered by noise and activity. Also, many of the sites are full sun; the park lost over 300 trees to the ash borer in recent years. Don't trust the pictures on ReserveAmerica - they predate the tree loss. Many sites are not level. There is 30 amp electric service at sites, and potable water is available in the campground (no water or sewer at sites). There is an easily accessible dump station. Cell service via AT&T was good at Buffalo Ridge, with a solid 2 bars of 4G LTE. The Verizon hotspot also worked well. We were told that cell reception at the Taylor Campground was not good. There was a clear shot at the SW sky for satellite TV (Dish). The bathrooms were clean and well maintained. Showers, at least in the women's section, had toilet-styled solid doors, but the shower curtain inside didn't do much to screen off the shower from the dressing area. Just be careful. One important note: Enter the park at the West Gate. The North Entrance has a covered bridge with clearance of 9 feet and a weight limit of 3 tons. All in all, this is a great park and we will definitely return! - Indybear
Sep 2017 - $24.00
This was our first visit to Brown County State park and we will be back soon! We camped four nights over Labor Day weekend, the park was sold out. Despite the hundreds of campers, the park remained clean, well maintained, and was never less than family friendly. The park is easy to navigate a big rig in, and all the roads are paved and well marked. This park has three loops available for RVs, but Raccoon Ridge is mostly primitive and most sites do not have electricity. Buffalo Ridge is at the beginning of the park and we would describe it as "city camping." Lots of sites, crammed together, with a tree or two scattered throughout. We drove and rode our bikes through this area, and it appeared clean and family friendly but was WAY too congested for our liking. We stayed in Taylor Ridge, which offers paved and gravel sites in very wooded areas. All sites have electric. Throughout the entire campground potable water is available. No sites have full or water hookups. This park has a mix of fully plumbed bath houses and pit toilets (glorified outhouses). While we only showered in our RV, we did check them out and they appeared very clean and well stocked. Some sites are quite a walk to a full bath house. Excellent cell and 4G service, Verizon. We got tons of local TV channels, no Internet at this park. There is a cute camp store for odds and ends things you may have forgotten and the park is 15 minutes from a grocery store. Overall we experienced some good hiking, our 6 year old was able to ride a pony ($3.50), and we enjoyed the nature center. This park doesn't disappoint if you're looking for spectacular views, good trails, and lots of nature. - WeisnerFamily4
May 2017 - $35.00
Great place, friendly and helpful staff, Great Lake for fishing. They allow large motors, skiing. - Rocky Farmer
Jul 2011 - $35.00
There are a few site with full hook-ups but not many. There is no swimming pool, but there is a beach front for swimming. Plenty of kids riding bikes and adults driving modified golf carts. Very family friendly. The weekend we were there they had activities planned for the whole family almost all day. Very roomy sites. We will go back! - sfrye5853
Jun 2008 - $34.00
This is a actually a county owned parked not a state park. While the park area is fairly well maintained I cannot say the same for the campground. Most of the sites are unlevel, overgrown, and the sewer/water connections are poorly maintained. The shower houses are somewhat outdated and while cleaned every morning they were extremley dirty by the end of the day. There has been a new shower house built in the permanet camping area that seemed to be nicer than the two in the main campground. While this used to be one of our favorite campgrounds given its present condition we will not be back. - Builder1