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11 RV Parks near Bristow, Indiana
May 2017 - $20.00
Rustic, pit toilets, but decently clean and maintained. Most spots are large, but some are very small and have steep angles. - dbng
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
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
Sep 2017 - $67.00
The park has a Christmas Theme and is not big rig friendly. All sites are narrow back in accessible through narrow tree covered roads. The park supports the adjacent amusement theme park. Internet was good. Couldn't deploy satellite due to trees. Nice camp stores. Lots of "park rangers" to help back you back in. This is a large park that almost mandates renting golf carts (and they rent them). That said, there is more of a "feel" of camping in the woods. The park is clean and well managed. Kids would love this place. - Russ60
Jul 2017 - $210.00
This is our 3rd and last visit. Rental king park model camper. Had to wait 1.5 hrs after check-in, as they had not prepped our rental. Trailer was full of ants, had to keep ALL food items in the fridge. Floor in master bath near shower was rotting out. Sagged if you stepped on it. Had a bad thunderstorm, roof leaked flooded floor in master bath and also at the other end of the camper near the kitchen. Disapointing to say the least! - Scott Grimes
Jul 2017 - $71.00
We stayed here on a Saturday before July 4th. Our site was trashy and there were remnants from sewer. We called the check in booth, told them about the nasty site and asked them if they can give us a different site. They were very accommodating and gave us a couple of options but not much better than what we initially had. We settled for a different site. Granted it was a holiday and busy weekend, Lake Rudolph management should have been on top of this.
It's convenient if you're visiting Holiday World but $71 a night is pricey for what you get. They used to offer Good Sam's discount but not anymore. - RTDenn
Oct 2016 - $12.00
Reservations are NOT accepted. Sites are available on a "first come" basis. Pull in and pick the site you want. Any empty site is available. This is a nice quiet family park. There are several play areas and a basketball court as well as covered shelter houses. It fills up quickly with local campers so it's best to arrive early in the week. - kc9mls
Aug 2018 - $34.00
The campsites were paved but required plates to level the RV. There is electricity but no water at the sites. Lots of sites available during the week. Was able to get several over-the-air TV channels. The campgrounds seemed more like an RV park than a state park, in a bad way. As we set up, two groups of people were sitting in their campsites but essentially our campsites and watching our every move. Sites were too close together and no separation! Interesting hikes to Lincoln's sister's grave and the moon tree. - J and C
May 2016 - $18.00
The only reason we will stay at this park again is because we strolled through and made a list of the better sites, knowing which ones to ask for, next time.
There isn't much conformity in the sites, with a few being paved, but most are gravel. Many of those need a dose of Roundup to kill the vegetation that is taking over the parking site or -better yet- just bring in more gravel.
The park has a drainage problem. We were assigned a site that meant stepping right into a puddle when we exited our Class C. We had to go buy a tarp to lay over the puddle so that the dogs wouldn't track in a mess. When we walked the grounds, we noticed many of the sites had problems with standing water. That probably bodes poorly for later in the year, with mosquitoes.
The showers are OK. One thing to note is that they are "army showers." The water stays on for about 45 seconds and then you have to push the button for more. The cubicles are very small; the outside section where you leave your clothes is very-very small.
One thing I like is the presence of a security rover, around-the-clock. Not that this is a dangerous area, but it is nice to have someone to flag down if there is trouble.
Overall, it is an OK park. Quiet, in a very scenic area, but there aren't many conveniences, for all that it's a touristy spot. We will probably stay again, but this time I know which site to ask for. - ChinTravelers
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
Aug 2018 - $25.00
We stayed here for the first time this past weekend. It is now one of our favorites. We will definitely be staying here quite often during camping season. The campground is amazingly clean, well maintained and nicely manicured. The free firewood and daily courtesy trash pick-up is a plus. We were able to call/text on our phones (Sprint), but we could not get internet service on them. This wasn't a problem for us, because our purpose of camping is to disconnect from the busy world. The only reason I did not give this a 10 rating is because I wish the sites were spaced out a little more, and because it does not have a pool. The Blue River was low enough to wade in, but a pool would be the "icing on the cake" for this campground. - Penny C
Aug 2018 - $25.00
What a beautiful park! Spacious rv sites. Clean and well maintained, clean restrooms, friendly service, free firewood, and plenty of play grounds for the kid. Great place to spend a week. We will definitely be back. - Doc B
Jun 2018 - $20.00
This park is owned by a family foundation and the facilities are for the benefit and free to the community. They have some RV sites that are available for rent. It's a great setting and facility. Most everything is pretty new. Interior roads are dirt and sites are gravel. No alcohol and the gate is locked at 8:30 PM until 8:00 AM. No Wi Fi and limited cell service. I loved the quiet! - DRKM
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
Jul 2018 - $33.00
The majority of the campsites are in an open field with no shade. We arrived on a 94 degree day and it took several hours to cool the camper since our site was in the direct sun. Our original site was occupied requiring us to find another site. Majority sites are not very level. The sites on the outer edge of the campground do offer some shade. I would not stay here again. - Poe Dog
May 2017 - $23.00
Nice campground. Total privacy during the week. Weekends had to be busier. Not a camper within a 1/4 mile. - mojomoho
Oct 2016 - $32.00
Our site for 4 nights provided us with a distant lake view during the early fall, this park is huge and have lots of camp sites. Sites are fairly close together with mostly level pads for your camper and other vehicles. Looked to me that many of the better sites where reserved in advance and I will be doing that the next time we return to this park. There is a lot to do here with many hiking trails, visitor center and easy lake access to walk the shoreline, but the lake is the big draw here. Huge lake with great fishing and boating. Entrance fee into the park for campers. The only major complaint I have is the number of fly's that where in the area, they swarmed around everyone campers and when the door was opened in they came, but they didn't bother us anywhere else in the park. I should have know it was a problem when the camp store had fly strips for sale. - Psi500
Oct 2018 - $35.00
This was a jewel of a park. We trusted our gps because the closer we got, the smaller and narrower the roads, causing us to question where we were headed. The final few miles are steep downhill and twisty so be forewarned. When we got to the park however, it was nicely level and open with about half the sites backing up to the Ohio river. The owner helped us find our spot and directed for the back-in which we appreciated as it was beginning to get dark. We listened to soft rain on the roof as well as to barges passing behind us in the night. We were only there for one night but would have enjoyed staying longer despite the rainy weather. We’ll definitely try to stay here again. - Chasdalex
Jul 2018 - $25.00
Grounds were meticulously manicured...you could have played golf on the grass. Hosts were very welcoming and helpful, although the night we arrived the host forgot to tell me the WiFi password, so I had to go around knocking on RV doors. Road to it was a bit rough to navigate (very steep), but many 40+ footer RVs seemed to make it down the hills easily. Laundromat was immaculate! Most folks here seemed to be semi-permanent and boaters, since the campground had very easy access to the Ohio River. WiFi was useless. Also, our Verizon hotspot would not work because of the cliffs along the river, so we could not get any work done online. My phone would not even pick up a signal for me to dial out. If you have AT&T or another carrier other than Verizon, Internet access form your hotspot should be fine. However Verizon was useless. - michaelsutton
May 2018 - $25.00
If you can get a riverside site, these are absolutely gorgeous and lovely, with large shade trees leaning over the riverbank. We stayed away from the riverbank because of availability. There were no trees away from the riverbank, and our Dish TV worked fine. The riverside sites might not be good for satellite TV. The website said not to rely on GPS, but our Google maps on smartphone took us right to the park. There is good signage guiding one to the park. The biggest drawback is that there is no mobile network whatsoever. We have Sprint with unlimited free roaming on any available network nationwide, and our cellphones said no mobile network available. There is no Wifi at the park. For this reason, I recommend downloading the offline map of this area for Google maps if you use it. Because of the beauty of the riverside sites, I would stay here again if I could get a riverside site. - Jay G
Apr 2018 - $1.00
I've been a yearly renter for 3 years, I have read some of the other reviews and would agree with most of it but not all. The previous owner was ready to retire and grumpy! The Park is under new ownership and management, the start of this season has been nothing but positive from the new owners, I would highly recommend that you try the park again this year as I think your experience will be a lot more enjoyable. - RER
Aug 2017 - $47.00
If you want to pay the highest rate for a terrible time than here's the place. The lady owner takes your money, never to be seen again. Warns to drive only 5 mph due to their deaf dog, never to be seen. Signs say Smile you're on Camera posted everywhere...no cameras seen. No garbage pickup, have to take it to the overflowing dumpster yourself. You're supposed to shut off the air if you leave campground. So you can return to a overly heated camper and melted foods. The sewer hole is so shallow the sewage splashes out, if you have your sewer hose fully opened. Better be sure to hold it down with something! No Verizon service, no wifi, unless on the office step. Male owner made us move our truck, so it stuck out in the traffic path. He was a jerk about the internet and phones. Felt like a prison camp. Did not see games advertised on website. The rules are so long and ridiculous. Had to leave a day early and no refund, the woman owner never even contacted us like her husband told us. So they got a day of our money without us there. I told her when I called I wasn't certain about the extra days after the first 2. They are not honest, caring people. Do not stay here! It was stressful and unfriendly. There are state parks that are much better; we were told by townspeople. - CamperQuilter
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Camping here was a pretty awful experience, and we would recommend highly, please don't stop here, unless you are prepared to experience an invisible fence around your camper. God forbid you deviate several grass blades off your lot, even though there are hardly any other campers in the campground. The management was brash and downright mean, not friendly at all. Wi fi is available but you must be on their porch at the office. Management makes nasty statements asking why would you want to use wi fi when you are camping? After a heavy rain, we laid our wet items on an adjacent empty gravel lot to dry , and when we returned, it was all bundled up and thrown into a pile on the grass in front of our camper. Our picnic table was present when we first arrived but then was removed from our lot by management. There are no trees for shade in the park. It was not a happy or enjoyable experience at all!! BEWARE!!! - Thornton