13 Parks near Charlestown, Indiana
Apr 2016 - $36.00
Spacious, well maintained sites with level pads and conveniently located hookups. Well off the main road so things are nice and quiet. No issues with getting a DirecTV signal from our site. Wireless wasn't offered by the park but our Verizon signal was strong and steady for both voice and data.
The rules state one vehicle per site and, boy, they aren't kidding about it. I witnessed the security patrols ask two different families to move their extra vehicles, which was appreciated.
One thing to note if you happen to be coming in later in the evening: Be mindful of the signs directing you to the campground area as the site map is just that - a site map only. We came in at dusk, not knowing that and drove right past the campground area as the signs are tastefully small. Once you get past the turn for the campground the road gets narrower and uncomfortably winding so pay attention!
If you're coming in from Louisville, it might be better to head up past the I-265 exit and get off at Exit 9 on I-65. There are newly installed roundabouts at the Port of Indiana exit on I-265 headed towards the campground that were somewhat interesting in a 35' rig with toad. - PirateMonkey
Nov 2015 - $30.00
I LOVE this campground. Full hookups, many sites are quite private. Spent about 10 days here, and weekends were more popular--but there were still many empty spots. Weekdays? It was just me and a few others. Really quiet, peaceful, interesting park. Camp hosts were very friendly.
I have a 35 foot travel trailer and did happen to pick a site that was a bit tough to back into due to the electric grid across from it. However, I got into it and loved my spot for it's amazing privacy. Literally couldn't see the people next to me, if any had been there, nor the people behind at all, as they are separated from the rest by very large expanse as well as lots of foliage. If you were to pick an electric only site, you'd have even more privacy as I only saw like 3 or 4 of those used at all. I'll definitely be coming back to this campground. - drdit92
Sep 2015 - $40.00
I could not ignore the negative post about the camp host. We spent 5 days in July and 14 days in Sep directly across the road from the camp host. They were two of the nicest people we encountered during our 4 months of travel. Maybe if people obeyed the rules camp hosts would not have to raise their voices. Also had occasion to interact with park manager - another very helpful and competent individual.
Re the park, large beautiful sites, only drawback - no WiFi. To remote for cable but had no issue getting good satellite reception (may not be possible in many sites due to numerous trees). Would definitely recommend this park, the best we have found in the Louisville metro area - we have stayed in many and speak from experience. - dennis44
May 2016 - $32.00
The park is not a resort. They do not claim it to be and is essentially an unpaved section of land that has trees and parking spots somewhat close together, but not as bad as some parks that are on less property. Access to our parking spot was good (space #6, pull through), and was a great stop for an overnight stay and a visit to Louisville. Power and water were fine. Plenty of shopping (as in huge) nearby with a Walmart just about in the park backyard on the south side. The office staff was great/accomodating and even provided a discount that wasn't asked for. I believe the age of the motorhome/trailer is a guideline, as it appears they just don't want deteriorated property that would cause problems. My bus conversion is 40+ years old, but it doesn't have a deteriorated appearance. I would return to the park. - wolffden
May 2016 - $33.00
The park hosts were very nice. Old park too close to other campers. Could not park next to my trailer. Stepping out my door requires going over another site's dump and water connections as they were under my awning. Muddy roads, Internet was a joke if it worked, bathrooms were clean but falling apart. The best thing was the close shopping and restaurants and that I do not have to return. I would rather park in the woods at a NPS or state park and provide my own amenities. - Claybuster
May 2016 - $38.00
We have stayed at this campground many times over the last 10 years. We knew we were staying in a parking lot surrounded by a little grass and some trees, but it was close to friends and family. Now we are no longer allowed to stay here because our MH is over 10 years old. This is not an RV resort - it is a parking lot for RV's. Lot spacing is very close with some shade. Site surfaces are gravel. - Peri
Jul 2016 - $45.00
This is not a trailer park! This is a rest stop with hook-ups! We were so close together that I thought we were going to have to ask others move so we could back in. All pavement, very small space, not even enough room for our tow vehicle. Won't stay here again. The bathrooms are locked to keep the homeless out and we had to pay a $2.00 deposit to get a key! That made it hard for all of us to take showers at the same time. Did I mention the trains? Right up the embankment a few feet away from our heads while we slept! No no Metro! - LittleChilds
Jun 2016 - $42.00
From the moment we made our reservations, to getting rerouted (because of road construction) to being led to our campsite, everyone was great.
The grounds are kept up wonderful, there is an attached gas station for convenience and they have good supply of necessary items in the store.
The owners run a tight ship.
The manager was excellent from our check-in, with advise for what to see and do, to her customer service our entire stay.
The only downside is the spaces are a little tighter together, but this is city camping and should be expected. You cannot get any closer than this to Louisville, (1 1/2 miles across the bridge and you are in downtown).
We came here in a 36 ft. motorhome (2 slides) towing our car. There was still space between our neighbor with his slide out. Easy in and out of the spaces.
We would definitely stay here again. - PeggyM
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Some very rude workers who think they know everything, but are new to living in a camper.
Very small site, basically a parking lot, normally have to park across the road and walk to your camper as sites aren't big enough for vehicles. - Cc1595
Scottsburg, Indiana (map) | (812) 752-4062
Sites: 100 | Latest Rate: $43.00 | 30 Reviews
Jun 2016 - $43.00
Clean park with lots of semi perm campers, it was Saturday and as such the campground was crowded. Sites are a bit close, SWE all worked fine. Bathrooms are clean and in good repair. We have used this campground in the past as good stopping off point when heading South. - ANDYO1
May 2016 - $23.00
We stayed one night on our way home. A few miles off the interstate, but still on a busy road. They put us right up front by the office, pull through site was handy. OK for 1 night. Several seasonal sites in the back. - dalebonnie
Apr 2016 - $35.00
The park is a bit of a drive from the interstate but a quiet place to spend the night. There is a open field and pond on the site and it was peaceful and quiet while we were there. Internal roads are paved or gravel and sites are gravel. We drive a 45ft MH with a tow and were able to navigate to our site and out of the park with the car attached. We had hoped to leave the car attached overnight but because of the placement of the sewer connection we had to remove the car. The sewer is located at the very back of the site and one would need a very long sewer house to make this connection if the MH was pulled all the way to the front of the site in order to accommodate the car. The site has a bit of a slope front to back but we leveled using our air leveling system. I think one could also level with pods. We did not use the restroom facilities or the wifi so cannot comments on that. We would return here in a pinch but because of the distance from the highway, we might try to find something with different site configurations for convenience. - LvR
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
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.
May 2014 - $50.00
We camped here for 3 nights for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks. It was nice to be close to the Derby and the Shuttles. It is only a short walk to the shuttles to Churchill Downs. You are in a paved parking lot and spots are very close and you may have to share a sewer. Need to have a sewer line with out a fitting on one end and at least 50 ft long. There are showers and bathrooms. My low rating is due to lack of security keeping the quiet time with people playing loud music. We would not stay here very again for that reason. - Pamela & Gerald
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
Jun 2013 - $19.00
Very nice park near Fuzzy Zoeller's Covered Bridge GC. We reserved a 50 amp site. There are only a few. We were there mid-week and there were plenty of 30 amp sites to choose from too. There are a few pull thrus also. Shower rooms were very good. Pleasant shaded back in sites are in separate sections for horse campers and regular folks. Good looking beach in the park. I think they get lots of day traffic there. We'll stay again. - exceltraveler
Jun 2013 - $25.00
This is just a parking lot of a somewhat shabby fleamarket. We camped here as it was close to Churchill Downs and the Louisville Slugger Museum and there are few options nearby. There were electric hookups, no water. Bathrooms were old and not very clean. Area is dicey- they do have locked gates and security staff drove through every hour. We had no problems. An OK place to stay for the night if you want to be close to things in Louisville- just not really a campground. - johnsonj
Nov 2012 - $25.00
Convenient parking to Louisville and Churchill Downs. You are in the parking lot of a large flea market that based in old warehouses. Neighborhood is a little dicey with many strip joints along the road. People working there are very friendly and helpful. Rate was for a 30 amp hookup in the off season. No water available at our site due to freezing temps. Rate for derby week is $650 for the week. They were completing wiring for 50 amp while we were there. - glenthompson
May 2010 - $93.00
Derby Park Expo Five is a unique RV Park and Campground located only 7 blocks from Churchill Downs, The home of the Kentucky Derby. - MagicDonnie
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
May 2010 - $35.00
Derby Park is a HUGE flea market with a lot of space for the KENTUCKY DERBY visitors that are parking RV's or Tent camping for DERBY WEEK. We had a great time in 2010 the park has a Flea Market and Entertainment Venue that has 2 bars inside and local and national bands play throughout the year. - MagicDonnie
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