14 Parks near Brazil, Indiana
Sep 2015 - $28.00
Nice folks running the park, which was somewhat under construction so we were the only trailer in the park except some permanent folks across a creek that separated the areas. Definitely would stay again, although it is quite aways from anyplace along a back country road. - living large
Jul 2015 - $38.00
The park was not easy to get to, but it was worth it. Admittedly we were there mid-week, but it was obviously a clean and quiet place. We very seldom pay for a campground because most are crowded and noisy. We needed a place to hang for the night after a bad couple of days. This was just the bill. One small issue was the cut down bush that was hard to see in the dark, but that was a minor problem. - Matt_C
Oct 2013 - $25.00
Good place for kids with a small playground. The creek that runs through campground is great fun for young kids. Trails available. Small above ground pool. Quiet place to camp. Restaurant available part-time. - bakernoggin
Jun 2015 - $25.00
This is an unrestricted county park so the trailers/vehicles were a lot older and vintage, lets say. The turnarounds at the end of each loop were pretty tight and we are in a 21' TT. We just stopped there the night so could not delve into the amenities but the staff was nice. - Fizbin
Jul 2014 - $20.00
This is a county park with a lot of beautiful trees. Unfortunately the paved roads are very narrow with sharp turns. We drive a 34 foot motorhome and pull a car behind us. While trying to find a spot we had to unhook our car from the tow dolly to navigate a turn. When we called to make a reservation we asked if they had full hookup (water, electric and sewer). When we got there we were told no sewer, just a dump site. We decided to deal with it. We ended up not staying as the electric and water hook ups were about 100 feet apart and we could hook up to one but not the other. For us it was a very poor layout. - esta34950
Sep 2012 - $49.00
We stayed three nights. Very small spaces, had to go out and move my truck for they could come in with a motor home. Really not a place to park tow truck. Lots are really close together a picnic table can fit in between. Could never get cable to work. WIFI worked for me but not wife's computer. Couldn't put dish up a lot of trees, trees not bad really. The people where nice that checked us, when they finally got to the desk, we arrived at three pm. It took for ever to get checked in. If I was to stay another three nights I'D find another place, I would stay one night if I had to. 1st KOA I stayed in and they do want to nickel and dime you. My guests drove in, picked us up and the owner didn't say any thing, but the owner didn't see it, either. - JustDon
Aug 2016 - $55.00
narrow roads, great pool. Nice café, didn't use. gravel site and water hook up on opposite side of rv, need an extra long hose. Most folks are long termers that work in area. Nice dog park. - kimble
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Very nice park! It looked like they have lots of activities for children. The park is nicely landscaped and kept. Our site was level and easy in and out with a 40-foot coach towing. We had a beautiful site with a large patio, patio table, bench, and fire ring. - schoolsout2
Jul 2016 - $51.00
KOA parks are always expensive, but this was ridiculous... location and lack of other park options probably contributed to the exorbitant rate. The spaces were close, and we were in a site where the water hookup was on the DOOR side of the RV so I had to run the hose under the RV to hook up. Other utilities were on the proper side. Roads were tight but navigable... tag axle vehicles might have a problem getting to some sites. Cable was adequate but reception was fuzzy on some stations. Location and lack of options probably contributed to the exorbitant rate. - Gator67
Mar 2010 - $11.00
This was a great overnight stop. None of the negatives noted in the earlier reviews. It was clean and nice and all of the staff were great. When we were there it was very quite since it was off season. It is a little tight and don't expect to get sat. because it is very tree covered. It was very quite. Would would certainly stay there again. - TheJim
Sep 2009 - $25.00
Narrow access roads, interior roads gravel. Pull-through sites were long enough to not unhook, but we needed a block to level. There were many permanents and a nice playground. The bathhouse was old and in need of work. This is a good spot for an overnight if one is self-contained. We did not choose to use any facilities. - Nana2
Jun 2009 - $25.00
This is a real campground, not an RV Park. It's located off the same exit as a state park. Take the state park exit near Cloverdale and follow the Blackhawk signs, it's well marked. Good spacing between sites. The full hookup sites aren't really in the shade, but have trees behind them, so they get shade in the afternoon. They also have some primitive, water only, and water/electric sites, but I didn't get to check them out. There are 19 full hookup sites. There is a laundry, but I didn't get to check it out. Nice place for an overnight. Wilderness Cafe just down the road a bit, good food. - DXSMac
Jul 2016 - $23.00
We arrived on a Sunday afternoon, and after checking out campsites, we settled on site 208 in the small (12 site) Locust Grove loop. Our site was level with a gravel pad and woods at the back of the site; it was a quiet site off the main traffic routes. We had electricity, but no water or sewer - pretty common in IN state parks. We had no AT&T or Verizon cell service, but were able to get a good satellite signal.
The bathrooms / showers were clean and were cleaned at least daily. Showers were the double-curtain type, with plenty of hot water. There are multiple comfort stations, with additional pit toilets scattered around the campground. There is one dump station, which gets busy at check-out time - there were lines most days. The water fill site was across the road from the dump station, and was equally as busy.
Overall, the campground was nice with a lot of trees. It can be muddy when it rains - and it did, before we arrived and while we were there. In fact, we changed our site when we arrived because our original site was really wet and muddy. Be aware that a lot of the sites have a slope and the main roads are busy, because this park has a lot of campers, especially on weekends.
For cars, trucks and campers, the entrance fee is $7 per vehicle for IN residents and $9 per vehicle for out-of-staters, 7 days a week including holidays, with in-and-out privileges. For walkers, bicycles, buses and passenger vans, the entrance fee is $2 per person. Campsite fees are $23 Sun-Weds, $30 Thur-Sat and $33 on holiday weekends.
The camp store is very nice and had a great selection of ice cream treats!
Lots of very nice trails to hike. Multiple boat ramps and a fishing pier are available, with plenty of boat trailer parking close. - Indybear
Sep 2015 - $30.00
We were formerly hesitant to visit Raccoon Lake, as it formerly had a reputation for the 'party' park, but were were most pleasantly surprised and comfortable during our stay.
There was a group of noisy adolescents across from us on a 'retreat' gathering (about six sites) that were only moderately supervised, but I blame the adults, not the DNR. They quieted down pretty well in the evening and only ran bicycles into my truck on two occasions... :-/
The restrooms and shower houses have been updated (very few of Indiana's older state parks can say the same...), the property and grounds is kept very nicely; DNR staff can be regularly seen driving through the campgrounds, cleaning the restrooms, etc. Our site was huge, on an outer loop with a copse of trees behind and beside us. Many of the sites, however, are not level and are suitable for tent camping only. The campground listed the pad at our site as 'level', but it slopes downward, front to back. Compared to many of the other sites, though, ours was more level than most. Many of the sites are pretty roomy and many are paved, but there are those on interiors of some loops that are pretty close to your neighbor. Overall, though, pretty typical state park set-up.
There is a nice camping store on site (although only open during high season; they were open the weekend only during the last weekend in September), many boat ramps plus a marina with rentals. There are a couple larger stores with gas and fuel right outside the park entrance, plus a bar/restaurant that other campers stated was pretty good fare.
Several nice bank fishing areas, shelter houses with lake views, and the hiking trails are great. Most trails are fairly easy to navigate, and connect well to each other. Walking to the boat ramp is a short distance from the campground, and it's only about a mile (or so) to walk to the beach area, using the trails.
We will visit here again! - fastalker64
Oct 2011 - $25.00
Stayed here over the Halloween weekend. Had a great time! Park was full with all kinds of great decorations, plus lots of fun events. Will be back next year! - ffmd212
Oct 2016 - $32.00
Washrooms are filthy and badly in need of maintenance, garbage is overflowing in dumpster, no wifi, no office on site (down the street one block). My wife went to use the laundry room to find only the name on the door should have read "Storage Room".
Pricing is the same as higher end campgrounds. We were not treated as paying customers.
The owner decided to start grading the roads around our trailer after 5:00PM while we were having our dinner-creating a lot of dust and noise. This went on for over an hour, until I finally decided to ask them how much longer they would be?
The operator of the small loader was extremely aggressive, giving both my wife and I the 'finger', cursing and threatening to put a pile of rocks in front of our truck so we could not move. We decided to leave shortly thereafter fearing even though it was dark and had to drive nearly all night to our next destination. To say the least, it was a horrible experience.
FORGET THIS CAMPGROUND..It's the worst campground we have ever stayed at, out of several hundred! I would not recommend to anybody. - John Hester
Jun 2011 - $25.00
50Amp was available at two sites when we visited and the owner is installing additional 50A pedestals. (The entire campground is, however, for sale) This is a nice clean, secure, full hookup place to spend a few days. No big amenities, but the price is right. - Little Black Dog
Jul 2006 - $14.00
This campground is packed full in October during the Covered Bridge Festival, but we stayed in July and just about had the place to ourselves. The sites are level grass, the grounds are well maintained, the owners are friendly, and the town in within walking distance. We had a strong cell signal and clear satellite access. The $14 nightly rate is an average based on $100 per week. Credit cards are not accepted. Rockville is located in Parke County which is called the Covered Bridge Capital of the World. There five different color coded routes that go by or through some 30 bridges out in the countryside. In nearby Dana there is a state historic site dedicated to Ernie Pyle, the WWII correspondent. The museum exhibits are well worth the nominal admission fee. - Carol Butler
Jul 2016 - $32.00
We stayed here in May, for only one night. We arrived in the late afternoon and left very early the next morning (we were on our way to the Indy 500). I can't give an extensive review because we were here only about 12 hours, but I wanted to comment on how nice the owner was. When he found out we were from CA and going to the race for the first time, he gave us lots of great advice and tips. We really appreciated that since we were "newbies"! We would stay here again. - jensenly
Jun 2016 - $32.00
Older park, but very well maintained. 30 amp power had low voltage during the heat of the day when everyone was using ac, but not dangerously low. FHU sites were level and spacious. Pond, covered bridge, trees, grass, and several lawn swings make for a pretty setting. Front loading washers & dryers in the laundry room. We stopped for an overnight, but liked it so much that we stayed another night just to rest. Interstate 70 noise was audible if you really paid attention. Ignore any negative reviews you may read about this campground; it's plenty nice. - Arizona Nancy
Jun 2016 - $30.00
I had read the latest review of this park and must admit wasn't quite sure what to expect. All I can say is WOW - this park is beautiful ! Yes, the road coming in is narrow, but highly visible all the way to the campground entrance - we certainly didn't have any issues towing our 40 foot 5th wheeler in. The owner is delightful - very friendly and escorted us to our site, which was dead level. Nice! The electric and water services are on the opposite side to normal but not an issue if you have your extension power cable which I would think would be a must for anyone RV ing anyway. The grounds are beautifully maintained with lots of new trees being planted. The pond was a little merky but certainly not smelly and we didn't have to drink or bathe in it so not an issue. The covered bridge is amazing - well worth the short walk to check it out. Lots of space for families to play ball if not in the playground. Absolutely no noise from the interstate. Oh - and there was no dog droppings anywhere! Highly recommend this park... Thank you to our host Anthony.. - Aussie Gap Year
Jun 2012 - $35.00
First to say that we were very impressed with the facility. We found it to be family friendly, pet friendly, and really quite peaceful. There was lots to do here, including nature trails, playgrounds, horseshoes, and a large fishing lake. We knocked down our review points a bit because we had to move our rig into 3 different spots before we found one that would really work. Our first site, #36 (pull-through), had a sewer hook up about a foot and a half off the ground. This made it impossible to dump or to support your hose appropriately. In fact, when we tried to dump, the height and weight on our sewer hose was so great that it broke! Luckily it was grey water and luckily we were able to fix it without much trouble. Staff was VERY accommodating in moving us, but was quite clear that no refunds were possible. At all. We next moved to site #30 (back-in), but water and electric utilities were on the wrong side of the rig and our water hose wouldn't reach. We then moved to site #31 (back-in). All was good there, but it was certainly a hassle to move 3 times. Know that sites 30 and 31 were 50 amp only. We had to get an adapter from the front desk and they took our credit card as a deposit. We would absolutely camp here again, but only knowing the right spot. In order to save on utility installation, it looks like electric and water were only installed at every other site. Be aware of this when making reservations and make sure that your hook-ups are quite long. - mnlfish
May 2009 - $25.00
This is our third time we have stayed here, and we enjoy it every time. It's quiet, shaded and clean. We can bring in our own firewood and ride in our golf cart on the trails. We will definitely go back. - Shelley Coss
Sep 2008 - $25.00
Very nice park, but it is usually all reserved unless you camp in the Primitive sites, which are in abundance! There is a really nice Beach, and Great playgrounds. GREAT FISHING!! - Buggoose
Jun 2015 - $20.00
Everything in "damonbeals" review is still accurate. Things that did stand out were the clean restrooms and the historic village which were nice. The turnarounds at the end of each loop were very tight, be aware of this if you have maybe something over 27 ft. The gate does close at 10 PM but the office personnel stops taking in new arrivals at 9 PM. We called as we were going to be maybe 10 minutes after 9 PM and they were super accommodating and told us not to worry.
Many of the fellow travel trailers were mostly showing some age but things were very quiet during the day and at night. We were just passing through so were only here an evening and into the lunch hour.
Yes we would stay here again. - Fizbin
Jun 2014 - $20.00
This park is a hidden gem. It's run by the Vigo County Park department, so it's run like a park and not a campground. It has 53 sites for RVs and almost all of them are on the lake; you can fish from your campsite. All sites are in trees and shade. Many sites would be difficult in a large motor home, but we had no issues. Park does not take credit cards at this time, we had to find a ATM to pay with cash. The park is locked after 10 PM; they close the gate. They do have someone at the gatehouse if you have a emergency or will returning late. The park is quiet and a great place to relax. The only noise issue is the occasional train, which is about 3/4 of a mile away. The park also has a Pioneer Village, with a working mill and many log homes and buildings and a covered bridge. They are only open to the public on the 3rd weekend of the month. Restrooms are newer and modern and clean. We plan on returning in the future. - damonbeals
Jul 2013 - $28.00
We stayed here for two nights while visiting an area attraction. It as a campground so the majority of the sites were seasonal. The few overnight sites were level gravel and were easy to get in and out of, although the road to the campground was a couple of miles of gravel with lots of low hanging tree limbs that hit the top of our motorhome. There was a tremendous amount of golf cart traffic. Most of the people in the carts were friendly and waved as they went by, but the late night traffic made it difficult to sleep. They advertised a swimming lake but the beach was just a small sandy area on a small pond of very brackish water. We saw no one swimming there even though it was a hot weekend. They also advertised a petting barnyard. Our young grandson was looking forward to petting some animals but we only saw two horses and a rooster, and the rooster chased him and tried to peck him. We could hear other animals inside but the door was locked. There was no sign stating what their hours were and who to contact to open the door. We probably would not stay here again. - User3125
Jul 2011 - $28.00
Most of the sites at this campground are seasonal; in fact, during our four night stay there was only one night when there were other overnight. What this meant was we didn't have any neighbors really close. It was very quiet. We did meet a few of the neighbors and they were really friendly and helpful. I wouldn't recommend this campground for people with children, because one little boy came over and asked us if we had seen any kids around (he was looking for someone to play with) and when we said we hadn't he burst in to tears. The site was fairly large and well maintained. The male host was very friendly and even sold us firewood the first night after the camp store was closed. The female host was, unfortunately, not so friendly. The firewood they sold us was unseasoned, but one of the year-round neighbors traded us for some that would burn without being drenched in lighter fluid. We went on the canoe trip, which had it's ups and downs: we didn't see anyone else on the river the entire time, but then we had to wait for 75 minutes for the guy to come pick us up at the end. He apologized for the wait and said that the way that trips are scheduled means this happens a lot. My husband said the "swimming pond" was actually a little mud pit not much bigger than our site so we didn't bother with that. We had fun here, but I doubt we will return. - User2020
Jun 2011 - $28.00
We visited this park and had a great time. It is very well maintained and clean. There is a cute country store that has groceries, snacks and souvenirs. The staff was friendly and the activities were a lot of fun. We went on a canoe trip one afternoon and a horseback ride the next morning. There are marked hiking trails through the woods, two lakes for fishing and boat rentals on site. We would recommend this park for a stay in the country. It is located on a gravel road, but it is well maintained. It did not bother us and it reminded us we were not in town. - Lea46224