10 Parks near Birdseye, Indiana
Jul 2012 - $32.00
The park was hard to find and the campsite was also hard to find. We were there in a 40' RV and most of the sites were small and back-in. For the price, I have stayed at better State Parks. The Beach area was closed because the water level was so low. There were very few campers there. - mnmwillis
Jul 2012 - $24.00
This is a very nice campground. The check-in process was very easy. Most of the sites are nicely spaced. We stayed at Site Number 201. We loved the site, however we wish it had more grass (it was mostly dirt). Patoka Lake State Park is a very nice, well kept park. The only real complaint we have about the campground is that it has no water or sewer hook-ups at the sites -- even with conserving water, this makes it difficult for a family of five to stay much longer than two days without have to hook-up the camper to our vehicle and driving to the dump station and fresh water fill station (separate locations). I have seen this problem at many of the state parks in Indiana. However, even though there are some negatives about this campground, we will probably be back for a one night (or two at the most) stay. - Penny C
Apr 2012 - $26.00
The camp sites are close to level from side to side but still needed a little tire blocking. The site was okay for our 21BH but our friends with a 33ft 5th wheel had it a little harder to set up due to the sites not being deep enough. Water is available up front to fill your tank but the hydrants in the campground are NOT threaded. JUST AN FYI. All and all we had a great time and the catfish were biting well on the lake! We plan on coming back soon. We stayed at site 345 which would have been difficult for a 5th wheel or any camper with a passenger slide out due to a tree. - perry7x75
Aug 2013 - $22.00
One of the prettiest parks I have ever been in. Excellent experience in my 27 foot Class A. Very friendly host guided me into my level, long site, albeit surrounded by poison ivy. Then he brought me some tomatoes from his (nearby home) garden. A nice treat. Interior roadways are nicely paved but narrow, but navigable. Electric only. Limited air antenna reception, but I sure didn't care, it was so beautiful. Lake and boat launch. RV dump site up the road 3 miles at another facility, but that didn't bother me. Site very clean, fire pit empty, leaves blown, no cigarette butts!! I would come back here again!!! - NJ_Snowbird
Aug 2012 - $22.00
There are a few sites that will accommodate big rigs/multiple slides, but access roads are narrow. Paved and gravel sites, more suited to small/medium rigs, pop-ups, truck campers, and tents. Some sites are more suited for small rigs, as front to back leveling could be a challenge for longer trailers and MHs. Level tent pads at each site. Spotless bathrooms and showers are well maintained and well stocked. - quicksilver812
May 2011 - $22.00
A pleasant, quiet campground. Some good hiking trails in the park. We stayed on the South Loop and enjoyed it much. - Memphis Camper
Jul 2010 - $36.00
We stayed at Tipsaw in the hot of July and had a ball! The water is absolutely beautiful and very well maintained! The electric hook ups were very helpful and the bath houses were extremely close and all around us. This park is very very well kept up with, they clean up every bit of trash possible, clean out the fire pits every morning and restock bath houses daily. They were extremely helpful anytime we needed something and also very friendly. They have firewood, ice and almost any other camping supply you would need. - just1morebasket
Jul 2010 - $20.00
Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area is tranquil and serene. This small, blissfully quiet lake (no speedboats allowed) has a large beach and picnic area, both well maintained. The campgrounds are on a ridge above the lake (no view). Catbrier Loop has 10 sites, all with electric and water. Catbrier is a lovely park-like setting, with flat grassy areas, numerous trees, and large, spacious sites with concrete grid pads. This loop also has a picnic pavilion and two privy restrooms. A 1/2 mile trail to the beach is located in the back. Dogwood and Jackpine loops have some electric sites and communal water faucets. Those loops offer deep-woods shaded sites, and very nice bathhouses plus other privies are located throughout. CG Hosts are present in each loop, and keep the areas well maintained. We spent an excellent weekend floating in the lake, and watching the abundant wildlife: deer, fox, turtles, bats, cranes, and legions of butterflies. At the end of July, these campgrounds were less than half full, we felt we had the place to ourselves! We will definitely return to Tipsaw Lake and the Catbrier campground. - Flying Mantis
May 2008 - $20.00
This is a very nice and quiet family campground. Heavily forested with a lot of privacy. Even on a busy holiday weekend it was quiet. This is a nice relaxing place with a nice beach and play area for the kids. The play area is not by the campground though, it is over the hill by the beach. - camping hoosiers
Jun 2015 - $47.00
The current owners have only been here for 3 years. They were extremely friendly. It appears that they are really trying to improve the park, HOWEVER, the interior roads are gravel, the sites are gravel, but you don't know where the site ends and the grass begins. The sewer outlet was confusing, my site had 2, one covered by an old car trim and the other was covered in rocks. Water pressure was minimal. The 50 amp power was very good. The picnic table was almost unusable it was so rickety and needs painting. There was also a fire pit that we did not use. It appears that this park caters more to month by month then off the road and the price was really big for what you get. I did notice last year the price in the review was $25.. ?.. - walt66
Mar 2015 - $55.00
We had reserved 50amp spot and when we arrived the male owner was outside. He just looked us and told us they only had one left. We didn't say we had it reserved but knew it would have been given away. We went inside, paid and parked. When I asked the male owner about internet, me snapped and said you can't even wait a day? Come to found out, only Internet if you were on their front porch. I don't know who lived in the houses across the road but the female owner said to use their internet, though she said she didn't know them.
Our broken picnic table was in the sun and on a slant, the male owner wasn't happy we used the one on the campsite beside us. There was only four campers there and we were squeezed next to one in our RV.
One couldn't walk around without watching close because of open sewer lines in ground. We parked beside our RV since no where else to park, owner told me to move. I told him I would not park in the narrow gravel areas because I could be hit. I told him if someone showed up and needed that 8' spot beside me I would move. No one ever showed up the entire weekend we were there.
Firewood was expensive and overpriced to camp in a short gravel lot with sewer ruts. We were treated bad when we first arrived and knew the male owner didn't want to be polite or cared.
We would never camp here again or recommend to even a dog. - DontWorryBeHappy
Jun 2014 - $40.00
There was just a few campers the entire five days we were there, including the weekend. The lots were gravel, close together and short. Our RV stuck 5 feet out in the road, even though I called three weeks ahead of time to make sure they were big rig friendly. We had to back our RV up to the back of a 5th wheel and were approx. 2 feet away from each other. They have WIFI but you have to be sitting on their front porch, the lots with 50 amp were the farthest away. Someone elses wifi named Belkin would pop up, the owners told us to use that wifi though they don't know who it belonged to. Verizon was bad and maybe one or two stars if lucky. We parked 10 feet from a TT and there was a picnic table right beside our door which was slanted. I chose a picnic on the other side, 4 feet from our camper which no one was using the entire time we were there. We came back on Sat and my tablecloth and one small white bag had been wadded up in a ball and thrown on the table by my camper door. We only left the tablecloth out on a Sat the previous days we did not. There was not one person even beside us on either side when we returned Sat. The place maybe had 4 campers and two were rentals down by their house. only option. The few there when we arrived left and only one arrived for the weekend. Quiet hours started at 11pm but the TT behind us kept going and even heard them at 3 and 4 AM since we were that close together. The park is in the middle of nowhere, 7 miles south of French Lick and 7 miles north of the lake but not the part that has public access. We also had to pay additional 4% because we paid with credit card. We were hardly there during the daytime due to see what was around and then drove one hour to Holiday World. The other TT had tons of childrens toys surrounding the entire place. The short lots up by their home, that a truck with a slide in camper might fit were the only two that had a grill. There were no shade trees except one or two. When we arrived I read the half page of rules and asked about the wifi password and the owners response was "CANT WAIT" I reserved a 50 amp spot weeks in advance and when we pulled up the owner was in his cart, he didn't know if we were the ones or not that had reserved the site but told us we were lucky there was one left. I think there were only two to start with and one had the fifthwheel. I thought good thing we showed up when we did or our site would have been gone, but afterwards no one else ever arrived. I pulled our toad in the short gravel lot beside our rv and the owner told me I wasn't allowed to park there someone else might want that spot. I told him if they did, please let me know and I will move the jeep. They had a rule stating no parking on the grass and that would have been my only choice. The campground owner with his attitude ruined a happy camping trip. I think he bit the hand that fed him $220 to many times and we will never return and will warn others. - DontWorryBeHappy
Jul 2016 - $50.00
We camped in one of their "super 30" sites. Super equals a concrete pad. It was almost level, but not quite. The trees surrounding and across the road made backing the trailer in a bit of a challenge. Once in, everything was fine. During our stay we did have a thunder storm with nearby lightning that caused my surge suppressor to disconnect our electric connection. It did its job. Nothing was damaged. - Joe_TUL
Jul 2016 - $54.00
This is an amazing resort and I would have given it five stars except our site was terrible. I've never complained about a site before but I did about this one. The manager was nice and refunded one night but the site was very un-level, covered with poison ivy and had a scrub tree right where the door opened. If we stay here again I would opt for one of the premium sites but they are more expensive. The campground has a lot to do for kids and a lot of rental RV's and cabins. They rent golf carts and decorate them with lights and such and parade around the park. So ask about the level of the site. Do not stay on Pine Street. If your into the golf cart, reserve ahead of time. - RosalitaAS
Jul 2016 - $52.00
Very crowded, golf carts racing through the grounds. The lack of wash room maintenance really showed. Pool nice but very crowded. Very small water slide area for $9 per person, not worth it. Shuttle to Holiday World is good. - Scunie
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 2015 - $20.00
We have stayed here three times in our travels around the country! This is my favorite park! We have only ever been here on October and it is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. The leaves are yellow, orange, purple ....exquisite!
This last time it rained and we were in our Motorola looking at the lake enjoying the view.....very cozy. The people are so nice! We will come again perhaps a different season. - Brandl
Jul 2015 - $35.00
Very nice state park next to National A. Lincoln memorial and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (Very nice); wooded campground w/ plenty of space; W & E, dump station. - North Texas DJC
Jun 2015 - $26.00
This is a typical state park with elect & shared water. A dump station is provided at the entrance. There is a beach that is fenced off from the rest of the lake. It is used by a lot of locals who don't seem to take pride in the area and tend to litter and fail to pick up after themselves. It was good for an overnight stay but we would not spend an extended amount of time here. Fortunately and on the plus side, the Lincoln Boyhood Home NHS is right across the road. - h2oskier
Jul 2014 - $16.00
Rundown, hard to find place. We tried two different sites to find electricity, but no luck. No shade, too many mosquitos. We told managers, we were leaving, could not stay with no power, temperature was 105 degrees. - Joe Bounder
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Very nice little place right on the bank of the Ohio River. Quiet and peaceful. They had a little laundry room, but we didn't use it.
The road coming in was narrow and a little bumpy, but manageable.
There are 2 rows, the Inner and Outer. The inner is on the river bank and cost 10$ more. There were very few shaded sites in either row, but it seemed the outer had a little more shade. All the sites are back in.
The Camp Store was closed the whole time we were there, (and looked like they had been for a while)so be sure to get your supplies before you get there, it is 20 miles to the closest real grocery store.
There was almost no phone signal (Verizon)...I could get a text out sometimes. The WIFI was pretty good, except on weekends. Also we couldn't pick up any tv channels, even with our booster.
There were 2 restaurants close by.
All in all it was a good value. - GranNan06
Sep 2015 - $35.00
A hidden gem located in Leavenworth Indiana, right on the banks of the Ohio River. A little hard to get to. The entrance road is one lane and twisted. But the locals go to allow for incoming Rv's. We even had a local driver show us the way to the park. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Full hookup sites with gravel base. There was a large flat area for games and family events even the play area for kids with swings and slides. Totally peaceful and serene. Enjoyed watching the barges go up and down the Ohio River. - oldguyinrv
Jun 2015 - $35.00
Great little campground on the river. Vary nice people running the place. The only thing I did not like the road into the campground it is a little tight at times. Mostly Shady, dirt sites, Picnic Table, and fire ring. - This Old Man
Jun 2015 - $23.00
Very nice park, site was wooded, level, paved and close to restrooms. Indiana state charges for everything. $7 entrance fee, in addition to camp fees. Plus $5 each person per day for entrance to pool. Caves are closed, but others nearby. Mountain bikes trails are for experienced riders. - Edna jones
Aug 2013 - $20.00
We have stayed here three times in the past. All three times were enjoyable. In the past we were able to attend the Wyandotte Cave guided tours, but the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has closed nearly all the caves in the state in order to protect bats from a disease that is killing them off. However, the tour through Indiana Caves was well worth the price of admission. The sites vary from very level to very unlevel, but most people did not seem to have extreme problems getting them level. The sites in the "A" portion seemed to be the most level. The restrooms were dated, but clean. Trails were poorly marked so that could use improvement. The water park was very nice especially with two grandkids in tow. We were there during the 1850's haypress demonstration and pioneer village reenactment which was interesting, but can't take the place of the cave tours. - Dewey Smith
Jul 2012 - $24.00
The park was very scenic. We stayed at Site 35. When reserving it, we were told that the site was level and that slide-outs were allowed. Upon arriving at our site to set-up, we quickly realized that those statements were not accurate. Our site was not level by any means. In order to level out our 30' travel trailer, we had to lift the camper almost 6 inches just on the door side of the camper to make it level from side to side. Since we have a slide out, due to the trees, we were not able to back all the way into the back of our site. As a result, the steps of RV were not the asphalt pad. There was at least 20" between the ground and our bottom step. This made it VERY DIFFICULT to get in and out of our travel trailer, especially with our 90 pound German Shepard, who had to be lifted up and down the steps each time. It was also dangerous for our 5 year-old. I do NOT recommend this particular site to anyone with a slide-out or a larger RV. It may be okay for pop-ups and for primitive camping. On a positive note, the campground was very nice and the staff was very polite and friendly. The State Park itself has an extremely nice pool with waterslides, kiddie pool, splash area and a nice-sized regular pool. The admission for the pool is only $2/person, which was more than worth it. - Penny C