11 Parks near Bloomington, Indiana
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
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
Apr 2013 - $24.00
Nice state park. Staff seems decent. Some sites wooded and some out in the open. You have your pick. No water at sites, but a few spigots here and there. Probably ought to be a few more so they aren't quite so far apart. Most roads were good; however, I was a little surprised with the main road running through the campground. There were a few craters that need to be addressed pretty bad. Bathrooms and showers were clean, but dated. Probably pretty active during the main season, but VERY quiet for our stay. We will stay here again. - cwooz
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
Sep 2012 - $35.00
Two outdoor pools. One zero entry for the kids, and another rectangular pool for kids and adults. Also have a small indoor pool for the rainy days. Nice clubhouse, game room and jumping pillow. The kids love the planned activities. Labor Day weekend, they had a DJ, activity tent, and plenty of action. The only drawback for me was the campground is all gravel. Other than that, the sites were spacious and clean. The wooded sites are mainly reserved for the seasonal campers. Would go back if the opportunity presents it. - jmcmanama
Jul 2012 - $53.00
Our rate included a 10% military auxiliary discount. The park was very clean with great facilities. As another review I read said, it had probably the cleanest bathrooms and showers I have seen at a campground. I would stay here again. - JB in Indy
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
Nov 2015 - $0.00
Great place to stay. End of season so Southern Loop was only campground open. No facilities this time of year except for pit toilets. Looks like a combination of gravel and asphalt sites. Roads are paved. Quiet, peaceful. Would definitely stay here again. - jprisbe
Sep 2015 - $17.00
Beautiful campground away from any cities. We loved the quiet and solitude of these beautiful woods. The staff were exceptionally polite and very willing to help us find a site. We were not able to get satellite service here, but our Verizon worked well. - simonsrf
May 2016 - $33.00
The road into the park is lined with thick forestry on both sides. It is absolutely gorgeous. The campground we stayed in is nestled pretty deep into the park and is divided into two separate loops. These two loops are the electric hookups. The campsites that we were in seemed a tad bit snug as far as length, though our 30 ft camper just barely fit and left the front end of the truck out in the road. The bath houses are clean and to our surprise had piping hot water with turn knobs. The shower stalls are not located in the same room as the toilets, but instead are in a separate side of the building. The cave was pretty cool and you can climb/walk/crawl through the cave to an opening on the other side of the cave. - Lets Go Camping They Said
Apr 2014 - $26.00
We really enjoyed this park. It was our first trip in our travel trailer. Very beautiful scenery. Gate attendants were helpful and courteous. Roads are well paved and somewhat easy to navigate. Campsites are nice. Restrooms are neat and clean. Sites are gravel. Some will need work to level your RV but most are easy to level. If you're new at it you might want to call first. Trails are well marked. We would return. - tincansailor
Jul 2013 - $27.00
Wonderful state park. Great facilities, lots of dumpsters. The creek is amazing, and the campground is right in the middle of the woods, with the west fork of the White River on the north side of the property (and a walking trail to the river). The park's naturalists are very friendly and knowledgeable. There is WiFi available at the park's hotel, The Canyon Inn, which also features a fantastic (if a little pricey) restaurant. The food is delicious, and the glass enclosed dining room/porch is an awesome experience- especially in winter when the birds visit the feeders. I think all the state parks are a little high-priced, but they do offer a lot. - HomeIsWhereYouParkIt
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Very nice State Park. Sites are spread out over several loops so the campground is much larger than it first appears. The site quality can vary a lot even in the same loop, so choose carefully when making on-line reservations. For instance, our site was level asphalt with a gravel patio area, but some nearby sites were thin, uneven gravel. The sites are electric only with several scattered water spigots available for filling tanks. This is a huge State Park with many hiking, biking, and horse trails throughout. The camp store was well supplied and had longer weekend hours. There are only two dump stations, so wait times on Sunday afternoons can be long. - Daryn
Apr 2016 - $27.00
We camped early in the season and it was wonderful. Big camping spots, clean facilities and very quiet. - Tlead4
Sep 2015 - $20.00
Though this campground does not have sewer or water hookups and is electric only, the location of the campsites more than makes up for lack of utilities. We had a lovely campsite under the trees with a short walk to the bathhouse which was clean though simple. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our time in the park, did some hiking and had a campfire. It is conveniently located to the arts town of Nashville where we enjoyed seeing the shops and eating a few meals. This is a beautiful state park that Indiana residents should be proud of. It reminded us of the Smoky Mountains. We stayed in the section called Taylor Ridge. It was beautiful and secluded. Lots were gravel, level and large with picnic table and fire ring. - Cathy S
Nashville, Indiana (map) | (812) 988-4675
Sites: 92 | Latest Rate: $34.00 | 25 Reviews
Sep 2016 - $34.00
Stayed here while visiting relatives in the area. FHU site with cable TV and WiFi. Site was less than level. CG owner worked with me to get the TT as level as possible, even provided concrete blocks to back up my wheel chocks. Bring your long water hose and your electrical extension cords. Some sites are back to back. Heavy rain washed out part of entry road which he repaired immediately. - moderate camper
Jun 2016 - $34.00
The Wifi didn't exist. We had the password but with various mobile devices could never find the service. Also could never get the cable to work even after we did all the things the owners said to do. Select a site on the west side of the park if you prefer shade. The pool closes early. We went down after dinner to cool off and the poolhouse and office was locked. We have stayed at this park many times in the past, this is the first time with the new owners. Never had these problems before. - Drapery Queen
Jun 2016 - $35.00
This park was well maintained. Staff were very friendly, even when I interrupted them while they were eating dinner! You could tell staff cared about cleanliness in the restrooms and laundry room. Great place to camp.
A clean pool was available. Sites were all fairly flat and the location close to Nashville made this a great place to camp while exploring the area. The entrance to the park is a slight hill, but shouldn't be a problem. - Silvana CLark
Sep 2015 - $35.00
We stayed here for a music festival and the campground was very crowded. We came for the music, so of course it is convenient to stay in the campground during the festival. The restrooms near the back of the campground were open on Fri and Sat but smelled horrible. The restrooms near the stage were open and in much better shape. The showers are open from 7-10 am and pm, so if not there by 10 am would have to wait unit after the music starts to get a shower. We loved the music and friends we gather with each year, so will be going again next year. I'm not sure I would stay here otherwise. - Donna Jo
Sep 2014 - $30.00
Spooky park. Thought we were on a empty drive in theater lot. Would not stay here again. In fact, we left after the first night. Stayed in the fall and there was no one around. All but one restroom closed. Would not recommend during off season for sure. - Julie B
Oct 2011 - $27.00
Old park. At this time of year, no problem getting a site. Roads fair, narrow, hilly and dirt. Park is large. Sites old gravel, unlevel but spacious. Everything looks old and worn. Staff gives appearance of unconcerned. Good electric and water pressure. Mediocre. Alright for an overnight, close to Nashville Indiana. - PappaDee
Jun 2016 - $37.00
Older park in need up some major upgrading, our site looked like an afterthought as it was between the tool shop and a cabin. The utilities were good and easy to connect to. - Teacher's Pet
Oct 2015 - $30.00
This park is actually in Gnawbone, a few miles from Nashville. The sites are somewhat close together and the road might be a little close for some. Otherwise, the sites were level, wifi excellent and the owners very friendly and helpful. - hudsonguy
Sep 2015 - $28.00
Agree with previous comments. Park is still clean and well maintained with very helpful owners. Park was pretty full over Labor Day weekend, but emptied out the day after. Price is a bargain.
Only negative is that some of sewer connections were elevated off the ground thus making dumping a little tricky, i.e. dumping uphill. - GerMarV
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