Paynetown State Recreation Area

     


Bloomington, Indiana
Phone: (812) 837-9546

Sites: 227
Avg. Rate: $25

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Latitude: 39.0822061317138
Longitude: -86.4351511001587

Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-lake Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 3
  • Good 3
  • Average 1
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 0

7 Reviews

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bgb1066

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice campground, but lots of traffic with all of the people pulling boats and campers. The restrooms are older, but were kept clean. We camped at Paynetown State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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cwooz

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Paynetown State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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electrician538

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed at site 174. Site was fairly clean, appeared to have been recently mowed. Quiet during week, but a little noisy on weekend. Did not mind as folks did not get unruly. Had very nice neighbors. Got rained on a couple different days, but we're in a drought, so rain is good. Watched the Perseid meteor shower with several people and the park Naturalist. Enjoyed our stay and will stay here again. We camped at Paynetown State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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ffmd212

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice area, nice wooded lots. Some lots have lake access. Was quiet through the week but got very loud on the weekend. Last weekend before school started. Will be going back soon. We camped at Paynetown State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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R.White

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $58.00
Overall Rating:      

Multiple restroom facilities in disrepair, meaning 1 of 2 stalls was not functioning. With the ratio of facilities to campsites it became a problem. Sites were gravel except for one loop, and the gravel was almost gone. Everyone parking in the grass, and wherever they wanted, which is not what we normally see in State Parks. There were mostly boaters, which made it less than desirable for those wanting to camp, as it meant late nights of noise from both boats and campers. The beach was adequate. We camped at Paynetown State Recreation Area in a Tent Trailer.

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H Gurr Aiken SC

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Since we visit Bloomington often, we have found this campground both close enough for daily commute to town, and excellent for our camping needs. We have happy to camp there in both August of 2004 (three nights) and May 2009 (three nights). The campground, indeed, as well as the whole park, is well maintained, has playground for the kids, boat rental, and I believe excursion boat trips on the Huge Lake Monroe Reservoir. The staff is helpful and courteous and readily available both night and day!! Really a nice place. You will like it!! We camped at Paynetown State Recreation Area in a Tent.

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PokyRVer

Review Count: 149
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Large state-run campground, built by Corps of Engineers, in hilly rural area on Lake Monroe. Nominal one-time entry fee to park is in addition to camping fees; entry fee varies depending on state residency. Most sites large & well-spaced; some with paved pads & concrete patios, others with gravel pads. All have fire rings. Extra picnic tables (more than one per site). Some sites in open, others partly shaded, others deep in woods. Many sites not level; best sites for bigger rigs are the paved back-ins. Some nice walk-in tent sites too. Some sites are accessible to water; boats can be pulled up onshore near the campsite. Campground directories say this park is not reservable but camp hosts told us all sites are reservable. Campground will be busy & crowded on weekends, as it's very popular. Bathhouses are typical Indiana state park basic, concrete floors etc., and are supplemented by pit toilets. Several camp hosts in residence, even off season. We camped at Paynetown State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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