14 RV Parks near Charlestown, Indiana
Jul 2017 - $30.00
We camp in a 13' Scamp so most sites will work for us. A lot of the sites here have super long driveways good for bigger campers. There are a lot of full hook up sites but I think those cost about $40 a night. The roads here are nice and wide. A lot of the sites here are sparse with shade because of how new this park is. Lots of dumpsters and potable water spigots available. Restrooms were always clean, even during the 4th of July weekend we stayed. It was surprisingly a very quiet campground especially on such a busy holiday weekend. They have just opened a new camp store where you can get souvenirs, food, and supplies you may have forgotten along with cold ice cream! We also love the hiking trails here! All of the hiking trails here are amazing. This is a great park to bring your bikes as well, lots of nice flat space to ride! One thing I will note is we ran into a Copperhead snake in the campground near one of the campsites while walking our dogs. Please be on the lookout for those when out hiking! - NerdWhoHikes
Jul 2017 - $40.00
The rate quoted is for 50 amp site. There aren't many of them and they are booked up frequently. I paid $30/nite for an electric site until a 50 amp site with W/S/E-50amp opened up. Many of the sites show accomodating up to 45' online, but tree growth at the back of the site may limit that. Both sites I had (24-30 amp, 157-50 amp) were fairly level and able to put jacks down on paved apron. Sites are wide, so even though there is no tree cover between most sites, there is some separation from the neighbors.
Good Verizon cell and Hotspot signal pickup. Able to get over the air digital signal at both sites with antenna (CBS, NBC, PBS) 40 channels in all. Power showed clean on my external power boxes (30 amp + 50 amp) on a very busy weeked before July 4th. Water pressure good (doing laundry as I type this). Most of the neighbors have Indiana plates, so local. Park was not full this weekend, and cleared out pretty well by the 4th. Reserved 30 amp site the day before. Easy to get to freeway from Hwy 62. Charlestown close for groceries, and water heater plug I had to get to fix water leak. (O'Reillys). Lots of trash dumpsters within walking distance of site and very quiet at night. Heard fireworks, but from across the river, none allowed in park. - GoldSeeker
May 2017 - $51.00
$9 out-of-state per vehicle entrance fee, which totaled us $18 for the RV and our other vehicle. Electric was $30. I would not stay here again for just one night. In the past they let the vehicle entrance fee slide. Not this time. Everything else is what expected of a state park. Bathrooms clean and sites generally level. Very small playground with some tiny wooden swings; that's it. - mynyel
Jun 2017 - $15.00
This is a nice stopping point for a night or two. Easy in and out and 1.1 miles from I-65 in Southern Indiana. They have 4 spots, but 2 are occupied by other campers that don't seem to be moving. Very nice neighborhood around the Lodge. They are open everyday at 11:00 and serve food all day. You must be a Moose member to camp here and enter the Lodge. The lodge is a non-smoking lodge. There is one water spigot for all 4 spots. We camped in the second spot and our hose was long enough to reach the water spigot. Each site has 50 amp service. There is no dump. The site is fairly level. - Cliff-fa-fa
Mar 2017 - $51.00
Nastiest manager you'll ever meet. Trash everywhere. Dangerously exposed wires and sharp rusty pipes coming out of the ground in play areas that said manager refuses to remove. Floods every time it rains. Mud and dead grass everywhere. All concrete pads are crumbling. It is a stone's throw from 2 interstates which are VERY LOUD. Water is off more than it is on sometimes. The office is closed more than it is open and did I say the nastiest manager you'll ever meet? Go somewhere else. - HoosierRV
Dec 2015 - $48.00
This is a mobile home park that is converting some spaces to RV. The site conversions are not exactly RV friendly. Narrow concrete strips for the wheels, the jacks are on soft ground and the sewer is located under the RV. The streets have many speed bumps, many of the remaining mobiles homes should be removed and it is very noisy. There is constant noise from I-65, train horns several times a day and night, and the occasional plane traffic; not a peaceful location. We stayed here for 3 months while working for Amazon; the cost of the site was paid for by Amazon. This may develop into an acceptable RV park in a few years but it will always be noisy. The park is on the northern outskirts of Clarksville so shopping and other services are a few miles away.
The sites are level with broken concrete patios and grass areas. No tables or fire rings. 50 amp electrical.
The water is good quality city service but use a filter. The pressure fluctuates, especially in the morning.
There is no park provided cable or wifi. Service may be obtained from Time Warner. Typical OTA channels.
There is no laundry, pool, showers, park activities, etc. The staff is helpful, when asked, but otherwise they are rarely seen.
A mailbox can be purchased from USPS. UPS and FedEx deliver here, but have difficulties locating Lakeview Dr.
We will probably not be stay again as we have no desire to work for Jeffersonville Amazon (SDF8) again. - Wiyndog
Aug 2017 - $16.00
This is a very well kept, pleasant no-frills place. We're here for a long-term work assignment so it fits our needs, but it may not be the place for someone with a family looking for a resort type place, as there is no place to ride a bike, no playground and no amenities other than a laundry room (which is nice). Some spaces are spacious, others are very close - depends on where in the campground you are. - cherylbrv
Jul 2017 - $42.00
Stayed here overnight on our way to Iowa. Clean campground. Appears to be a fair amount of permanent residents there, but the park was quiet. Appreciated the escort to our site. Our site was long enough to accommodate our 35 ft motorhome with tow dolly & car attached, so we didn't have to unhook for the night. Followed the directions on the campground website and it was easy to find. - gegllwy
Jul 2017 - $37.00
Stayed for a one nighter. Cramped spaces. I couldn't even open my awning with out hitting my neighbors awning. They have cleaned up the bath house but I have a bathroom and shower so didn't use. Laundry, if needed, was closely priced for a laundry mat. No swimming pool or area to swim but they have a lake. No swimming is allowed. Rules are enforced. But they have one that I broke. I had to see if my dish was messed up because I wasn't getting reception. So I climbed up on my camper. Sewer perfect spot for me, 3 inch screw on and must be screwed on, the one that was for my site was broken. Had to use a unoccupied site's sewer. Fresh water was clean and a lot of pressure. Use a regulator. I used my inline filter also. But I always do. Electric 50amp was good. EMS says it was okay. It's in the middle of the site on a post. Interior roads gravel sites dirt/gravel. Unlevel 3 inches under wheels and 2 inches difference under my front landing gear. - Tommy3guns
Aug 2016 - $44.00
We had visited this park last winter but could not get in to see the campgrounds. We booked this park as we were going to a nearby town and thought we would take a chance. We were very pleasantly surprised. We had a site with a water view that would have been better had some of the brush been cut back. Our site had ample room, a picnic table and a fire pit. We had an electric site in the F loop. The bathroom and shower house were quite nice but the building could use more ventilation as the temperature was in the 90's and the air was extremely heavy in there. A great stay and we will be back again. - jrhude
Jun 2015 - $24.00
We arrived mid-week and the campground was nearly empty - only 4 other sites were filled. Our site F-26 was a pull-through at the end of the campground peninsula. Only electric hookups but water spigot was next to our site. We were on the water with easy access to the lake to launch our kayak. Our site was not level - we had to put blocks under the tires to get level. The staff are questionable - they didn't seem to know the answers to any questions we asked. The campground was about 75% full over the weekend - mainly tents. The folks who came into F27 next to us pitched their tent very close to our fire ring but that was the closest level spot to their angled driveway. Ruined our view of the lake. There was a guy fishing near us wearing a holster and gun - kinda scary. I quess it is legal in IN. We stayed 5 nights and would stay here again. - DKL1219
Oct 2014 - $20.00
Beautiful, treed sites. There are a few 50 amp sites, and a few sites barely suitable for big rigs. Most of the sites are short and not level enough for a motorhome. The campground loop is a dead end and we had to unhook the toad to go back. You'll do well keeping your interaction with "management" to a minimum. We called 3 hrs ahead and were told sites are first come first served. Not true. On arrival we were charged $7 to find a site, but I waited 10 min in the rain while the ranger marked a map with a black pen to show sites that had been reserved that day and told me that these were reserved. That map was the only one in existence and she suggested I take a photo with my cell phone so I would not take a reserved site. I did so, but the sites are poorly marked. BTW, they could not spare a map for me to take. Anyway, that process did not work for me and we opted for Walmart. At the exit, the ranger had to call a supervisor in order to get permission to refund the $7 I had paid to enter. Do not enter the park when it is raining, you have to stand outside, under the dripping roof eave while waiting for the ranger to mark up the map that shows reserved sites. She had no clue as to which sites were pull-throughs and which were long enough in order to take a 38' motorhome. - rebane
Sites: Unknown | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 82 Reviews
Aug 2017 - $37.00
Make sure to follow directions on the website to Exit 1 and Stansifer Road. Do not use GPS as that will take you to a 10' underpass.
I agree with what others have said. This is a very difficult park to maneuver around with the really tight spaces, narrow roads and culverts. The roads are so narrow, in fact, that they have orange posts up so you don't hit another camper while trying to turn. There's no landscaping, so it looks like a big parking lot. It's actually right behind a gas station (appears that the gas station is part of the park) so this must have been the parking lot for the gas station at some point before it was a campground. Most people only stay overnight or just a few days, (sadly, we're here for work from June until Oct. as there was nowhere else in the area near Louisville we could stay), and most of those rigs are nice. But around the perimeter are long term or permanent residents whose campers are old, filthy and falling apart. Real eyesore. Trains do sound like thunder and run constantly. I used to live near train tracks, so I know how to block out the sound. Power, water and sewer were good. - cherylbrv
Jun 2017 - $42.00
The spaces are so tight you can't even get past the old, splintered picnic tables. It is nothing but a parking lot next to train tracks, and the last one comes thru at 11:30 pm. There are horrible, deep culverts you have to rock and roll thru to get out of there.
We won't be returning. It is not a KOA, but their prices think it is. The lady in the office was very nice. - AKgypsies
Sep 2016 - $42.00
The sites nearly touch each other and it is really a parking lot with hookups. The railroad freight cars hooking up 50 yards away are like thunder claps. The PROMISED cable was non functional...I was told it was my cable...I bought one at their store...got 4 more channels...not one was a major network or even a secondary one. I missed the show and channel I had called ahead on to be sure of availability. There was NO other site available. My old cable works perfectly tonight pulling in 96 channels in the current park. The bathrooms are not filthy, but they lack attention and the cigarette butt on the floor and the 3 built in ashtrays don't appeal. The good...the sites were flat, electric & water worked, wifi was decent. You don't get much for your $40 bucks & KOA should remove their affiliation.
We would not stay here again. - Camaraderie
May 2017 - $1.00
This is not a campground. It at best is an unattended parking lot. The location is in a very shady part of town. You have to pull a large RV through the hood to get to this place. The place is unattended and messages left on their phone were not returned. IMHO, this place should not be listed as a campground. We left because we did not feel safe in this area of town. Maybe it is different on weekends when the flea market is operating but then all you migh have is electricity. I did not see any other facilities. - Ras2
Oct 2016 - $25.00
A most unusual experience. I knew from researching Louisville, that there weren't a lot of top notch locations in which to stay. We picked this Derby Park, site of a large flea market on the weekends, and we made the mistake of arriving during the flea market. The supervisor came in his car and guided us into a large grass and dirt parking lot with electrical boxes on the fences. It is used mainly as a camping spot for RVs during the Kentucky Derby. We plugged in along the fence but then noticed that this was also the parking area for the Haunted House attraction that night. The manager, who really went out of his way to help us in every area, and is to be commended, suggested that we move our rig down to the other side after the flea market closed and we would be away from the Haunted House. We did that, but were surprised in the morning to have our RV surrounded by cars, and a farmer selling chickens and live roosters to a multitude of people. This park is located in a very seedy area, but amazingly we experienced no problems. As nice as the manager was, we will never be back. There were no other RVs that even tried to stay here. Electric only. I heard there was a dump station but with so many cars there, we left. - elduque
May 2013 - $35.00
Very nice. Would like to come back. Beautiful area. Large sites and nice people. Very close to a lot. - Ann T R
Aug 2010 - $30.00
Park is right across the street from Church Hill Downs. Kind of tight for a 40' 5'er but fit-had to back in from the street though. Not a bad neighborhood. We stayed there almost 2 weeks for the fair. Owner is very friendly and helpful. Was quiet at night. Would stay there again. - reviewer3
Nov 2006 - $25.00
We didn't actually stay here, but we pulled in and looked around. Posting this review since I've seen others ask about it. Trackside is directly behind Churchill Downs, and the lady we spoke to on the phone was quite friendly. Those are the good things. On the other hand, it was basically someone's backyard with some older hookups, in what appeared to be a somewhat sketchy area. It was fenced in, though. The handle on our water hookup was broken, and the sewer hookup was under a broken piece of cinderblock. We decided to leave, but it might be okay for a couple days if you're looking for the closest possible park to Churchill Downs. It was tough backing our 31' in from the street, and around the back of the garage. - NH Camper
Jul 2017 - $50.00
What an awful place. Then again, this isn't a campground; it's basically a few spots in a parking lot that have hookups on the side for RVs. How they get away charging so much is beyond me. I guess most of the folks who use the sites particulate in events at the expo center, arena or the amusement park next door (which shares an entrance gate). The design of the hookups is atrocious as the water was on one side, the electric was about 50 feet away on the other side and the sewer was in the middle. The sewer was also encased with a metal plate - we needed a screw driver to pry it open. We had to park at a really strange angle to get everything hooked up - it will be a real nightmare hitching back up due to the angle we're at. There is only an attendant on duty who didn't seem to know much of anything except how to run the credit card. The office he worked in was a 6x6 box with no windows and filthy (like a mechanic's office). The adjacent rest rooms and showers were no better. This is also right behind Kentucky Kingdom amusement park so it was very noisy with music blaring. Also in the landing path for the airport, so constant planes flying overhead. We only came here because due to a huge hot rod rally in town next week, everything else was booked up. We could only stay 2 nights anyway, as this area will be cleared and we'll need to move to their dry camping area, where all the hot rodders will be. - cherylbrv
Jun 2015 - $50.00
Used this park because of it's location in the Louisville area. It's really not an RV park. It is a large parking lot with hookups. Most don't have sewer but a few do. There are no amenities, only hookups. The parking lot is used as the midway during the state fair in August. Other times it's available for camping. Most campers are there for some kind of a function on the fair grounds. Would probably be a good location for the Derby. - vidcity
Feb 2015 - $50.00
Been going there for the last ten years to work shows at the fairgrounds. The facilities are always filthy with little or no maintenance. This year was the worst. There was no, repeat no, water anywhere in the RV park at the Kentucky Exposition Center?'s RV park with which to re-fill our fresh water tank in the RV. Not only that, but the shower/restrooms at the RV park were such filthy swill holes that just stepping into them made me think I needed to burn the shoes I was wearing before stepping foot back into our RV. No way would I use the facilities. Therefore we were unable to shower for four days. Only able to wipe down with a damp paper towel to freshen up. We got a tad ripe in those four days. To add insult to injury RV parking at the Expo Center costs $50.00 a night!! To further cause aggravation for RV owners trying to stay there when the Expo Center's crews cleared the RV parking lot of snow they pushed the cold, white stuff into mountains over most all of the RV parking spots. I would add that the pork producers, the fish frying folks and the chicken frying folks, all of whom work in the sheds located in the RV lot, had no water either. This meant that they had no way to wash up after using the filthy restrooms and no way to wash pots and pans or grills they were using. I'd be surprised if none of the food patrons at the Expo Center didn't get deathly ill after eating there this last weekend. - Jim C.
Sites: 100 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 51 Reviews
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
Aug 2017 - $25.00
Greeted by very friendly staff at the office. Fast processing and escorted to my site. Larger units that are there for one night are parked on the front row, closest to the highway. Road noise was not too bad but you did hear trucks running all night long. Very good Verizon service (4G with 4 bars). Park is very clean. Numerous seasonal/long-termers but the sites were very well maintained. Bathhouse was very clean. Was able to pick-up 25 channels over-the-air. Would definitely stay here again. - Alaska Jim