8.4 Good
http://www.rvparkreviews.com/regions/indiana

Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park

Cedar Lake, Indiana


8816 W 137th Ave
Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $$$$

Add Review

Latitude: 41.37009
Longitude: -87.44440

Elevation: 731' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach yes
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

0 Questions & Answers

These questions and answers are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Ask fellow campers about "Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park" and nearby attractions.

Review Details

Ratings overview

17 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews' member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 115
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 31

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This campground is located about an hour southeast of Chicago in northwestern Indiana. It's history reaches back over 100 years when Chicago's Moody Church took over management of a railroad recreation destination on a large lake. The ministry at this retreat center continues to this day. The Center's nice RV park is open to the public. It offers FHU back in sites, some with 50 amp electric service. The sites aren't especially deep, but there is adequate parking for extra vehicles. The bathhouse is nicely done and clean. Water spigots are on shared hookups between every other site, equally unhandy to those on both sides so extra water hose will likely be needed. WiFi was pretty good although we did get frequent drops requiring us to reconnect. The sites on the north side of the road in and out are most likely to be satellite friendly. There is no direct lake access but it is just a short walk to the public portion of the retreat center where there are benches along the lake, affording nice views. My Verizon signal was good. We camped at Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 33
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This was the closest RV park to the Munster/Hammond area we could find that looked decent. It's a small park with mainly back in spots and gravel pads but the pads are spaced reasonably apart. We had only electric and sewer (no water) due to the season but the park attendant did fill our water tank with a long hose. So we were good for our 3 night stay. Trees were a problem for satellite but a lot of Chicago stations reach here. Wi-Fi was very good most of the time but then went through periods of in and out. I don't think the park attendant is necessarily onsite all the time as this is part of a religious retreat that covers a large area. We camped at Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for 4 nights as we wanted to visit Chicago on our way to the East Coast. When we arrived at check in, our rig was too wide for the spot assigned to us. The host had to come over and use a chainsaw to cut down many branches of the trees on both sides. That worked perfect! We were not able to receive any satellite service and our antenna was iffy. There are sights on the other side of the loop that should be able to get satellite. Very quiet except for the trains that start around 6:30 am. The drive to Chicago was pretty easy. We camped at Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Cedar Lake is on-site. We saw other campers with Sea-Doos and boats.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 77
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

We were pre-registered and did not need to stop at the office or camp host. Very level spot with very good hook ups. Clean, quiet park. We camped at Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

This is a convenient spot for us to disconnect and drive to Chicago (Hyde Park on the Southside). The drive is about 30 miles and takes 50 to 60 minutes.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Featured Campgrounds Near Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

This was a nice park, that people can utilize even if you aren't part of a local church. They allow you to kayak for free, and have a free game room. The sites were all back in, with decent spacing. The RV portion of the camp was not very big, so it was quiet the entire time we were there. We would be back. Excellent price, even with a family (no extra charges per kid). We camped at Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

National Shrine of St. Terese of Lisieux is nearby. Easy commute to all Chicago has to offer.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 79
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Now called Cedar Lake Ministries RV Park. There was no lower rate for a tent, so I paid full RV price for a backpacking 1 person tent for an electric site, water spigot was on site as well. No good spot to pitch, set up for campers to pull in. Showers clean and very quiet, not far from Hwy 41. Only option in the area. Office not open when I was there, but payment is in advance online so all you need to do is check in with the campground host. We camped at Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park in a Tent.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 118
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 33

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

The rate is for a 50 amp site with water/sewer. To be perfectly honest, given the name of the campground "Bible Retreat", we were quite hesitant initially to book a site at this campground, never having stayed here before. But the campground was exactly where we wanted to stop for the night so we went ahead. However, this campground is a real gem, very spacious sites, quiet, manicured lawns, polite and courteous hosts, and absolutely no religious signs, discussions or anything else that we may have felt awkward. The campground is located well off the main drag, US 41, but easily accessed and in a really nice area. Do be aware that there is a railroad track about a city block to the west of the park, but we were told, and we now confirm that there are no trains at night. . This campground is now on a select list of locations at the top of our list of stop-overs. We camped at Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Local shopping/grocery stores within a mile of the campground.

As previously noted in other reviews this is a great location from which to visit the many sites in the Chicago area.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 77
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Hookups are shared so you may need extensions. Our power cord just reached. Safe area to leave trailer when we spent a night in Chicago. Host was gone so we checked in at office but had to find it first because map given to you at the office. We camped at Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Driving to Chicago takes about one hour--half that time is just getting out of Cedar Lake.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed 4 days while visiting family in the area. This is a very quiet park on the grounds of a large Christian conference center on Cedar Lake. Road and sites were gravel. Sites were level. Utilities worked well, but the locations for water and electric were a little strange (shared posts) so we needed our electric and water extensions to reach. Good WiFi - the best we've experienced in our 3 month trip! No cable. Lots of trees on most sites, so you've got shade, but satellite would be difficult on most sites. Restrooms and showers convenient and clean. No laundry. Close walk to lake and small beach. Very quiet at night. Someone else mentioned the railroad tracks and train. We counted 2 per day - one in the morning and one in the evening....that's it. Very friendly staff. A peaceful, restful place. We will definitely return when back in the area. We camped at Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
28
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Cedar Lake Family Kitchen on 133rd Ave. is great for breakfast!

1 camper found this review helpful. Do you? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Small campground, Very quiet, but beside a train track with occasional traffic. We used the restrooms that were very clean. Camp host came by to welcome us. Alcohol was prohibited, but our beer on the table was no problem. Playground was simple, but at the office there was a possibility to borrow sports equipment. Lake was beautiful, with a small beach and a shelter. We camped at Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
1 camper found this review helpful. Do you? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:

Family oriented park. Good if you want to be away from hassle of Gary or Chicago. About 1 hour back to things there. We had 30 Amp site (no sewer) so had cheaper rate. Reasonably level site. Staff very friendly and helpful.

We are a Class C motorhome. We camped at Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lighthouse restaurant was Excellent. Better have reservation. Great spot right on Cedar Lake.

AT&T signal not real strong. Used booster then all was good.

1 camper found this review helpful. Do you? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

This is the park for relaxation. Great staff and camp host! Plenty of shade, clean area, clean restrooms and showers. It's a short walk to an amazing lake view. We will return! We camped at Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

2 campers found this review helpful. Do you? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Super clean and very quiet. Stayed here a week while we visited Chicago. Best option even though we had to commute every day. It was a lovely place to come home to each evening. We camped at Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park in a Motorhome.

1 camper found this review helpful. Do you? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here to attend a convocation in Gary, IN. We have four children and there wasn't much for them to do. The playground was outdated, the one at the conference center was better. The lake was beautiful, but the cost of renting a pontoon ($100/hr with $300 deposit) was steep for us. Nice quiet campground with plenty of space between sites. Shade was wonderful and had a large field open for play. Campers were friendly and children enjoyed riding bikes around the small loop. Campground was small and cozy. The bath house was under construction. Would definitely camp here again. We camped at Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great place to stay if you wish to drive in to Chicago. The campground is very nice, quiet, shady. We spent a long weekend in Chicago and left the motorhome here. (Only an hour drive in the toad.) Wish we had time to stay and enjoy the quiet friendly campground. The hosts just stopped by to invite us to game night at the cafeteria. Plenty of room here for the big rigs and our own paved car space across from it. Slow down as you go over the RR crossing on 137th Ave. The sign for the RV park will be on the left. The host will help you park, then you can walk, drive or bike to the office. The lakefront is at the office site, and looked lovely. (Park is near a railroad, but we did not hear any trains.) We will definitely return when in the area!! We camped at Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Was this review helpful? Yes No Undo

Featured Campgrounds Near Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park

Folks who viewed this campground also viewed:

Are you affiliated with Cedar Lake Bible Retreat & RV Park ?

Register below to access FREE and enhanced features.

ENHANCEMENTS INCLUDE:

Access Icon

Expanded Access & Listings

Access to marketing tools, ability respond to reviews and monitor performance as well as expanded listings.

Page Insights Icon

View Page Insights & Stats

Essential Marketing resources, page insights, daily reports, setup and manage notifications of newly posted reviews.

Reviews Icon

Manage your reviews

Review and respond to customer feedback, post review replies.

Manage Icon

Manage your RV Park Reviews Page

Expand your listing, Add photos and videos, update business details and more.

Helpful Tools Icon

Helpful Tools

Access the Help Center. Business development tools, forms and other tools to encourage your campers to post and promote your park. Widgets and Badges for use on your Park website.


We're continuing to improve our Campground Owner Management system and more enhancements are coming soon. Features subject to change.

;
;