11 RV Parks near Brownstown, Indiana
We did however find 11 campgrounds within 25 miles of Brownstown. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Brownstown in the left hand column.
Jun 2017 - $35.00
Quick weekend trip to Starve Hollow to try out our new travel trailer. We had a nice, level, shaded site well off the lake, but we still passed the lake sites on our way out of the campground. Our site was relatively quiet. The facilities were decent as was the campstore. They had live music playing the day were were there. They have a beach. We are hikers and they had several hiking trails. We selected a good, challenging, very rugged trail. Sites 14 - 23 looked the best for travel trailers. They are on the lake, seem relatively level, and aren't too close together. - evervescent
May 2017 - $40.00
Second time visiting this park, stayed in the FHU section this time, and it was much nicer. The electric-only area (where the lakefront sites are located), is more crowded and noisy, and the lakefront sites themselves are pretty small and some are pretty sloped. Our site was paved pad and paved patio, with good shade. The sites in the FHU area are very large. There's good OTA TV, good ATT cell signal. They sell great firewood (seasoned and dry) for $5/10pcs, at the campground. Not much available in the boathouse, where you can rent kayaks, in terms of camping supplies or groceries. Nice farm market with lunch counter just up the road. Town of Vallonia is small (nearby), Brownstown is a larger town, but to get Walmart and other larger stores, Seymour is about 15 miles east. - fastalker64
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Lot was very big and clean. We had full hookup. Every spot had shade but trimmed so the camper was not harmed. Each site had two picnic tables. The lake was beautiful and very peaceful. Overall a very relaxing trip. - Tlead4
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
Sites: 100 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 53 Reviews
Sep 2017 - $38.00
Very clean and well maintained park, have stayed here several times with excellent service and facilities. Looks like new owners. Several perm well maintained campers, lots of seasonal decorations. - ANDYO1
Sep 2017 - $41.00
Nice quaint park. Admins met us after hours (8pm) to do paperwork as I intended to leave before the office opened (9am). Site 79 was relatively flat, no trees for good satellite, no cable, 5 over the air stations, huge open expanse in the front for a nice grassy wooded view where tenters camp. Major complaint was that sewer was four "standard" links away (at least that is how many my neighbor had) so I could not hook up sewer. (Who carries four sewer links? I have a third as a backup for my two ... not as a standard use case) Stayed one night. A lot of full timers. Plenty of activities for the kiddos. Yogi Bear makes apperances and they have a hay ride. Off the interstate a ways. Minimal noise. No train. 2 bars on Verizon and ATT. No site wifi. - RVStudent
Aug 2017 - $36.00
Nice place. Great folks. Looks to be very kid friendly. Check in person was. Sry helpful and polite. We'd stay here again. - TRDAWG
Nov 2017 - $35.00
Good for a one night stop. We had to come in late and they were a big help. - thesilverback
Nov 2017 - $38.00
OK for a one night stopover. About 1.5 miles off the interstate. Many long term campers, but for a private campground, it was relatively clean. Sites are very crowded. Bathroom was surprisingly clean. We had one of the few sewer sites, but noticed the dump station was very poor: a sewer connection in the middle of the exit road.
Staff was "bothered" that we were there. WiFi didn't work. Verizon coverage here=5/5. I don't think we will be back; there are other campgrounds in the area. - Bama Camper
Sep 2017 - $35.00
Good overnite stop. Staff was friendly. Our site was level and wooded. No dog park, walk along the edge of the park. Many long term seasonal campers, most in good condition. Not a bad park though some sites were close. - amxpress
Oct 2017 - $30.00
Buffalo Ridge is very popular, especially on weekends as t h e leaves are changing. Site 77 had 50amp electric...surprised, but pleased. Site poles make back in quite tricky. Some shade,close to bath house, fairly level so a nice site. RIvers need to use the West Gate entrance since our rig will not fit thru North Gate covered bridge...make sure your GPS routes you correctly. - Jitime40
Sep 2017 - $23.00
Brown County State Park is the largest of the IN state parks. During fall leaf season, the views of the hills will be spectacular and the campgrounds will be full. The park is near Nashville. The three campgrounds are Buffalo Ridge, Raccoon Ridge, and Taylor Ridge. Buffalo Ridge and Taylor Ridge have electric sites, while most of Raccoon Ridge does not. (There are also horsemen's primitive and electric campgrounds in a different area of the park.) We camped in Buffalo Ridge Campground the end of September. We were there during the week, so the campground wasn't full and there were very few children. This mattered because our site backed up to a small playground. During the summer, there probably are a lot of kids using it, which means sites 3, 5 and 7 should be avoided if you are bothered by noise and activity. Also, many of the sites are full sun; the park lost over 300 trees to the ash borer in recent years. Don't trust the pictures on ReserveAmerica - they predate the tree loss. Many sites are not level. There is 30 amp electric service at sites, and potable water is available in the campground (no water or sewer at sites). There is an easily accessible dump station. Cell service via AT&T was good at Buffalo Ridge, with a solid 2 bars of 4G LTE. The Verizon hotspot also worked well. We were told that cell reception at the Taylor Campground was not good. There was a clear shot at the SW sky for satellite TV (Dish). The bathrooms were clean and well maintained. Showers, at least in the women's section, had toilet-styled solid doors, but the shower curtain inside didn't do much to screen off the shower from the dressing area. Just be careful. One important note: Enter the park at the West Gate. The North Entrance has a covered bridge with clearance of 9 feet and a weight limit of 3 tons. All in all, this is a great park and we will definitely return! - Indybear
Sep 2017 - $24.00
This was our first visit to Brown County State park and we will be back soon! We camped four nights over Labor Day weekend, the park was sold out. Despite the hundreds of campers, the park remained clean, well maintained, and was never less than family friendly. The park is easy to navigate a big rig in, and all the roads are paved and well marked. This park has three loops available for RVs, but Raccoon Ridge is mostly primitive and most sites do not have electricity. Buffalo Ridge is at the beginning of the park and we would describe it as "city camping." Lots of sites, crammed together, with a tree or two scattered throughout. We drove and rode our bikes through this area, and it appeared clean and family friendly but was WAY too congested for our liking. We stayed in Taylor Ridge, which offers paved and gravel sites in very wooded areas. All sites have electric. Throughout the entire campground potable water is available. No sites have full or water hookups. This park has a mix of fully plumbed bath houses and pit toilets (glorified outhouses). While we only showered in our RV, we did check them out and they appeared very clean and well stocked. Some sites are quite a walk to a full bath house. Excellent cell and 4G service, Verizon. We got tons of local TV channels, no Internet at this park. There is a cute camp store for odds and ends things you may have forgotten and the park is 15 minutes from a grocery store. Overall we experienced some good hiking, our 6 year old was able to ride a pony ($3.50), and we enjoyed the nature center. This park doesn't disappoint if you're looking for spectacular views, good trails, and lots of nature. - WeisnerFamily4
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
Mar 2017 - $19.00
We were camping in mid-March and got an off season rate. Unfortunately the bath facilities were not open. There are pit/vault toilets nearby. The sites are all gravel and vary greatly in the degree of level. We were able to choose our site since the campground was nearly empty. The park is really nice and very quiet. - 4stringdude
Sep 2016 - $35.00
The park is a great experience but the campground is questionable. Sites are small and close together. It can get muddy here when it rains. Some low spots in the RV sites and the sites do vary quite a bit in length. Best to get an advance look if possible prior to making a reservation. Our site (90) was a pull through and long enough for our motor home plus toad. Water can be a problem as the water spigots are few and far between. - Herb Richards
Sep 2016 - $21.00
Seemed to be little to no daily cleaning of the shower houses. They needed some updating. There were some small sinkholes gathering water that needed to be filled in the sites. Finally, there's poor cell service or WiFi. - Rolando
Jul 2017 - $33.00
First off if your rig is under 40 feet and you want shade and things for children to do then this is a great park. If you want satellite, want a space with out smoldering fires nearby, if you want the office staff to know what a big rig means, and some sun: then this is not the park for you.
The staff are students from a local college's hospitality program and unfortunately have no idea what the sites are like or what an RV is like. The first site they sent me to was unusable because of a tree limb in the middle of the site. The next site had no satellite service do to trees. I finally did find one that was long enough, no trees hanging down, and had full hook ups. Yes, there is a section in an open field but don't get off the road as that area is low and the ground is very soft and you may get stuck and I believe they are not full hook ups.
The number of smoldering fires with no one around is just amazing and if you have breathing issues you will not be happy. Some sites are full hook ups and some are not. We were here for a rally and I had come in early for the 4th. Just not what I look for in a campground so I would not stay here again. - peddy dick
Jul 2017 - $32.00
Read the article in the FMCA magazine and came here for a tour of the Cummins plant. The article said to call to get a tour reservation but we never received a call back. Upon arrival, we were charged $2 per person to enter the facility! The money taker gave no directions to the office. A very nice gentleman on a golf cart asked us if we were lost and drove the wife to the office. (we had tried calling the office twice but no one answered) Once we found our spot, we went back to find out about the tours and were told that the FMCA magazine got the article wrong because they didn't arrange tours for less than 20 people. Oh well. The facility does look well maintained until you get to the campground. Sites are gravel with weeds growing in them and most of them are un level. It is heavily treed so satellite service won't happen. Power was good, water pressure good. For the price we paid, there were no sewer hookups. Roads are pretty narrow with speed bumps so be careful. Even going the posted 4mph speed limit the bumps shook the coach. - Mooney 201 Pilot
Jul 2017 - $36.00
Once you get into CERAland, everything is very nice. More on that in a moment. A heads up: the entrance is on a county road that literally takes you through a corn field. Though the road is paved, it is only about 1-1/2 lanes wide, meaning that if you were to meet oncoming traffic, things could get very interesting. Fortunately, the road is not very busy so that shouldn't be much of a problem.
Now for the park itself. Pros: The sites are all back-ins, but they are very wide. Most of the sites are very shady. The campground feels very peaceful, about like many state parks we have visited. Unlike many state parks, there are a lot of activities you can participate in. Most of these cost an extra fee but there is lots to do here if just sitting in the woods is not enough for you. There was plenty of room on our site to park the car next to the motorhome without feeling cramped.
Cons: Most sites are back to back, and that means that the hookups tend to be all the way in the rear of the site. I needed an extra section of sewer hose to make the connection. As some others have noted, many of the employees seem to be teens working part time. I am glad to see teens working, but they don't always know how to be as helpful as they might be.
There is a $2.00 per person entry fee into the gate the first time you come in. Once you get checked in, your car pass will get you in and out of the gate without having to pay that $2.00 per person fee again. They don't guarantee wifi in the campground, only at certain hot spots (which they don't identify). I was able to connect at times via wifi, but most of the time I just relied on my cell phone; I had good coverage with Verizon here. - MFTDoc
Sites: 92 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 32 Reviews
Oct 2017 - $50.00
Check in was quick & escort to site was kind enough to assist with backing & leveling our TT. Our site was full hookup with firepit & picnic table. Site was gravel pad, not much grass around, just gravel covered by leaves. Roads were dusty as no one seemed to observe the 5mph speed signs. Nice enough walking "trail" for the dogs that led to the small "dog park". We made do tossing a ball cross corner for our lab & shepherd to run & play. Was nice to have a place to turn them loose for a bit. This was the only location that poop bags/trash can were available. There were no other trash cans but dumpster at entrance to campground. Showers/bathroom nearest site were great combo "suites" with toilet, sink, shower w/removable shower head & baby changing table. Bath/shower/laundry near office were good & clean too. Virtually no wifi strength the further from the office your site sits. All sites have cable plugs but we didn't use. - DeanaN3Dogs
Jul 2017 - $54.00
We have stayed here a number of times but this time was the best. Since the last time here they have upgraded 3 sites to outstanding sites! New grill, concrete patio with new table and chairs. plus a 2 seat glider and a really nice fire ring. I have to say, with the improvements, this has been the best camping site we have ever had. I hope they do more sites like this instead of just the 3. The staff is very nice and very helpful. They guided me to my site and even helped with parking the RV in the spot. We camped in a motor home and pulled a trailer with a motorcycle. We were able to keep the trailer hooked up. Very quiet and peaceful. Only complaint, the WIFI was weak and sometimes not working. I would recommend this to anyone. We were be back. - Mike4625
Jul 2017 - $60.00
We are repeat visitors to this park. The park is clean, quiet, well-maintained and the owners are welcoming. In the past, our only complaint was the size of the sites. We formerly camped with a 29-ft travel trailer and we recently camped with our new 35-ft unit. We reserved one of the new deluxe sites. Wow! We had a tinted-concrete patio, composite picnic table and glider, and stone fire-pit. The landscaping on our site was beautiful. A plus is that the park is convenient to Nashville (IN), Columbus (IN) and Bloomington (IN). We made another reservation at the conclusion of this visit. - TomandVic
Sep 2017 - $28.00
This is a nice little park in southern Indiana. There are only about 8 sites that can accommodate large rigs. But they are relatively spacious and nice with full hookups. The smaller sites are in the woods, and are also very nice for small to mid-sized trailers and tents. Almost no one was staying there the Sunday night we stayed. That made it very private. Bathrooms were dirty and we didn't use the showers because of it.
Park staff are only available Mon-Thurs. But we were able to book the site the next day by asking for a call-back on their voicemail. The campground and park access road is a little narrow and curvy for large rigs. So we disconnected and drove the car ahead to watch for traffic - maybe not totally necessary. - EVO_Bob
Sep 2017 - $32.00
While $32 is an excessive amount of money, the rv sites were very close and the restrooms were very dirty. It is handy and just off Rt 50 for an overnight, but not good for much more. Access road coming down to CG is narrow and twisting. Even though the CG is posted as a "fee"area and not accessible to the general public, there was a lot of traffic, both foot and vehicular, through the CG area that did not appear to have a reason for being there. I would be hesitate to park and leave my unit there unattended although several people appeared to do so. - hartk
May 2017 - $15.00
This is a County Park with only the first 8 sites as FHU pull thru's. The entire park has only 30 amp service & the rest of the sites after #8 are water/electric only. The park office & manager are not always open. Manager can be somewhere in the park at any given time. There is a camp host at site #9 but, if you're a first timer (like we were), you won't know this. We were lucky as we were just pulling into the parking lot, the camp host was just driving out, there was no one in the office. He escorted us to the entrance & campground. Also, DO NOT enter the park from State Route 7. The roadway from there into the camping area is very steep, narrow & winding. Enter from S. Gumm Street (residential), follow signs to the campground & site #9 to find the camp host (if you don't already know your site number). Once set up, you will find a very quiet, serine campground that is very well maintained. There is lots of playground space but, no pool or close swimming opportunities. Sprint cell service is "OK" and OTA Tv is available from the Louisville, Ky area & satellite reception is easy from the first 8 sites, the rest are in the woods. - rracer5