9 Parks near Cicero, Indiana
Aug 2016 - $25.00
This campground is situated next to the White River in Cicero, Indiana, just a few miles off Highway 31. The road leading to the campground from 31 is quite narrow. The entrance sign is quite low so you need to be aware. Campground is nicely kept. The day we arrived campground was having an RV show, so road to site was blocked. Luckily we were able to get to our site on opposite road, but have to move orange cones in order to back up to our site, which was along the river. We arrived shortly after check in time and when we asked if our site was available, the office staff had no idea and stated that we would find out when we got there. Luckily it was empty.
Please note that a large FAN or screen room is a necessity at this campground, due to the large number of hovering flies in the area. At the time we were here, they were building a large pedestrian bridge that intersected with the park next door. This caused a lot of noise and mud in the road. It was a good deal at $150.00 per week. - Looney Bird
Aug 2016 - $25.00
Concrete pads and patios, river front sites available, good OTA TV, good firewood for$5, Cicero is only 3mi for groceries and hardware, Koteewi park across the river has new features including zip line, some sites are larger than others so ask when you book. Our 32' TT was a bit snug on site 29. We visit this park at least once per year, when it's available, because it is full most weekends. It's busy, but quiet and with lots of FHU sites. - fastalker64
Jul 2016 - $30.00
This is a county-owned campground north of Indianapolis. If you can find an open time in the summer you'll be very fortunate. We were on their waiting list for over 7 months to get the time slot we needed. All RV spaces are concrete with a nice picnic table and fire ring. Water is at the front of the sites just off the road. The sewer and electric are at the rear. It's almost impossible to get a full-hookup site during the summer months. The campground is heavily used for weekend camping by the locals. If you enjoy close neighbors and socializing ask for a site toward the back of the property. If you want peace and quiet ask for a site at the front near the office. The office closes and the gate is blocked early. But, once you've arrived you'll be given a code for gate entry. - Joe_TUL
Jun 2014 - $35.00
First the positives: next to a river, close to a golf course and shopping. The negatives: Over priced for the facilities, poorly kept with long grass and very poor restrooms with very primitive showers. This camp is not very big rig friendly with limbs and power lines that should be higher. Get a firm price before accepting a spot. We were quoted $35 when we made our advance reservation. The price jumped up to $38 when we arrived. We mentioned membership to FMCA and Good Sam so he discounted down to $35! I like to feel like I can trust the camp ground owner to shoot straight. We will not stay here again. It's just to primitive. - Beech35p
Aug 2013 - $22.00
We loved this charming campground! The price was amazing, especially for a full hookup, and it was cleaner than the last state park we visited. The facilities are not modern, but are well-maintained. We camped less than 20 ft from the riverbank! Everyone was very friendly. We can't wait to go back and camp there again! - HomeIsWhereYouParkIt
Jul 2013 - $28.00
This is the type of park you'll hate or find it satisfactory. We wanted to be near Purgatory Golf Course and this is right across the street. They have very limited big rig sites but we were able to get 50 amps on the river. The park is not kept very pristine but it's acceptable. No amenities were obvious including Wi-Fi. Plenty of room to maneuver. Lots of old campers and full time residents. We would stay here again because of the location and it did have a certain peacefulness. Golf course is great! - Team Asphalt
Aug 2016 - $29.00
This park has a 10 pull through 50amp sites in an area without trees, with most of the campground's sites occupied by season campers in a woods. As in the past little has been done to correct the interior roads and pad conditions. If it rains your site will be water covered since the road is slightly higher than the campsites. Needs work, but it is close to the Indianapolis north side where we had an appointment early the next morning. This trip the voltage at the pedestal was at about 105-110V, not that way in the past. - Teacher's Pet
May 2016 - $15.00
This park was a complete mud hole. Owner said the drive hadn't been graded yet, but it needed major stone in the huge holes. WiFi was non existent even though the owner said it could be spotty. I asked about showers when I made reservations and was told there was a shower house. There was but it was closed part of the time and the shower was unusable on the women's side. Owners were not friendly. Only plus it's close to the interstate and to shopping. Will not stay here again. - Diplomat 07
May 2016 - $28.00
I had read a few of the previous Glowood reviews and noted the rough roads into the park. However, I foolishly thought the problems would be fixed by now. Wrong! I called the cg office and was specific that we needed a pull thru for a 38 foot motorhome and car and didn't want to unhook for the night. Spot was available. Come on in.
The internal roads were narrow, mud-filled craters.
The check-in office was a creepy, dimly-lit opening beneath a porch. The owner took my money and pointed me in the direction of my site.
The sharp curve preceding the end spot was muddy everywhere with deep, unavoidable ruts. This was the last site available. No way could we make the curve and pull thru. At this point, the back right tires of the coach began to sink into the mud. I quickly checked to see if we could go straight and leave, but the pull thru site seemed to be the only way out. On foot, I raced back to the office to see if the owner could suggest an exit. He said no one had ever had this problem with my site. Very untruthful. Maybe a class B van could get thru but not anything bigger. He then offered to pull our motorhome and car out with his SUV if we were stuck in the mud. David and Goliath? Clueless? He even offered my money back and a little extra for my trouble. So generous considering our perilous plight and his negligence in putting us into a spot he should have known was unacceptable. Who does that?
He explained that they'd had rain, and mud-filled potholes had formed. I realized that these were not from a recent event. These were from years of neglect. Later, I read older reviews, one from June, 2008. Hint: read all the reviews.
We finally pulled in, not even bothering to level. Just connected the electric and were glad we could leave in the morning.
This owner has no conscience or ethics. Takes money and delivers nothing. Keep driving. - User3617
Oct 2015 - $29.00
Love this park! The sites are very spacious. The CG was completely full when we were there, but it very quiet. The hostess walks the CG and is very nice. It is electric only sites. The only reason I gave it a 9 was the showers have very limited hot water - so you better be quick! :) It is close to Ball State University so makes a great place to stay and visit the campus. Has a great nature center, trails, historical home and the mounds to visit. - bluedurango
Nov 2013 - $13.00
Beautiful state park! Spacious lots, walking trails everywhere. A little hard to maneuver with our toad around the sharp corners to get to the campground area. Since it is off season, they come to you to collect the night's fees which are very reasonable. Tables and fire rings were provided. Only drawback was the sound of the trains in the night, which was every few hours. - Rusty Quilter
Jun 2013 - $27.00
This is a fascinating area, and despite some disappointments, I'm glad we stayed here. The Mounds were very serene, and the pool was nice; especially, the part for young children. The shower and pool house were not very clean. There were bugs and a bit of debris in both. The park trails were not clearly marked (even the campground worker agreed with us on this!) and the map was little help. We walked for nearly an hour circling one of the mounds on both sides before finding it. It was, in fact, only a 15 minute walk from our campsite. - HomeIsWhereYouParkIt
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Sites are in a field. Gravel and fairly level. No shade. Very easy check-in and shown to you site by a person in a golf cart. Large lake can be used for swimming and catch and release fishing. GPS could not lead us to the park but the directions by the host were very specific so we had no problems finding the park. - borge007
Jul 2016 - $41.00
Lovely well maintained park. Directions to this park are very confusing, as my 3 GPS's all gave different directions and the park's web site has the easiest route. It is so simple: exit 234 off 69, go west 2.8 miles on 32 to Anderson Municipal Airport on the south side of street. Turn north off 32, across the street from the entrance to the airport on N CR 300 E to Timberline Valletta RV Resort. Narrow winding road to park. Huge pond, gravel streets, beautifully maintained sites, grass, gravel, some concrete pads, some very spacious sites and some look very tight. Good wifi, no trees blocking satellite, no cable, no TV reception. Price is for pull thru, full hookups, strong 50 amps, wifi. Did not use park bath, showers or rec room? With Good Sam discount and they charge TAX. - Oooooooo
Jul 2016 - $39.00
Timberline Valley RV Resort is a very well maintained RV park with friendly employees and great customer service. They even pick up your trash in the mornings if you put a bag out by the lanes. We'd have given them a "10" if it weren't for the bath and shower rooms. Small shower stalls with fair water pressure and cold water in the men's shower. One of the bathroom/shower buildings has showers that shut off about every 30 seconds. No benches in the shower stalls. The only benches are in front of the bathroom stalls - so if you are a senior and need to sit during or after a shower, you have no privacy options. And in hot temperatures, there were no fans or A/C in the shower building at the back of the park. The other one by the lake had one fan running in that one, but a park employee told us that people usually use the other one because its showers don't shut off every 30 seconds. For an otherwise great RV Park, this is a big deficiency. Unfortunately, we would not stay here again due exclusively to the shower issues. - vmak57
Jul 2016 - $30.00
As others said, it is hard to find parks convenient to visiting most urban areas. The Fairgrounds campground are fine for a reasonably secure place to stay when visiting family/friends, etc. It is NOT a resort! But nice to have 50 amp and w/sewer. There is a reasonably priced washer/dryer set in each restroom. Sites near the restroom are best suited for very small RVs or tents as they are unlevel but the rest are reasonable. Sites are EXTREMELY narrow (about 11') if you really follow the designations, but everyone takes 2 spaces and then there is no problem. Over the 4th of July weekend about 2/3 full, but would be impossible for most if they started forcing the spacing. - BandD
May 2016 - $30.00
Enter off of Fall Creek, gate 6, was pretty easy. There was a car auction when we pulled in and there was one site left. Luckily it wasn't too bad but looking at most others they looked very un-level and extremely close together. Every other one will have hookups on wrong side. Water and electric worked fine but sewer was in a very bad spot. Would not stay here again. - cwier
Aug 2015 - $35.00
We stayed here during the State Fair when the rates are slightly higher. An excellent place to stay and catch free shuttles to the Fair. We had FHU's with 50 amp service on a grassy/sunny site. Entrance on 46th street was easy and convenient. Great location to visit Indianapolis. - gptexas
Aug 2016 - $51.00
Narrow back to back gravel sites, some can be out of level. Strategically place trees to block satellite signal seems to be the norm. As most KOAs, this one older and is over-priced for the value. Utilities were good and mostly well placed. Trash is picked up at the front of your site every morning after 11AM. Nice store with the basic food and RV needs. - Teacher's Pet
Aug 2016 - $61.00
Stayed for 8 nights & was closest park for us to attend Little League Regionals games. The campground was large with many spaces and several long pull throughs with poured concrete patios. Our site and all of the other larger/longer sites had two sewer connections. Typical RV electrical box with 20, 30, & 50 amp service.
The park was divided down the middle by a creek which required a longer walk to the office from some locations. All roads were gravel and each site had fire rings. Several tent sites and cabins. The pool seemed kind of small although we never saw it overflowing. The pool had chair to lower handicapped persons into the pool. The "store" was well stocked with good prices. Good fenced in dog walk. Except for the first weekend, the park was quiet. Tight squeeze between buildings for check in which would be worse if coming in first time after dark. Had rec hall with several tables which we did not use.
Cons. Owner was less than welcoming, but staff was friendly. Owner mowed close to campers using a side discharge zero turn. He would not allow golf carts in park. He would not allow satellite receivers, grass mats, or bottomed screen rooms in grass.
Wood burning in fire rings was so bad the first two nights, we had to close windows but others were sitting around their fires. Honey bee population was horrible. Could have just been the time of year we were here. Water pressure less than 40 psi for the entire time we were here. - DeRenzy
Aug 2016 - $65.00
We were very pleasantly surprised by how much we enjoyed this KOA. I had read a few negative reviews before we arrived. We were staying in the area to attend the Drum Corps World Championships at Lucas Oil Stadium in downtown Indy, and this location was perfect: 20 minutes to the stadium! We had 4 adults and 3 kids in a 42' 5th wheel. I had reserved a pull-thru deluxe. The site (#D31) was perfect for our needs. The gravel pad was fairly level, and was long enough to easily hold our camper, plus 2 large vehicles. We had a concrete patio and a fire ring.
During our stay, the temperature was in the 90's, and it rained 2 out of the 4 days we were here, so we weren't able to be outside as much as we would have liked. However, the kids used the pool and it was very nice and clean. Our 2 dogs enjoyed running in the extra large fenced dog park.
Some of the turns were a bit tight for a big rig, but we were able to navigate without too much problem. There are many mature trees scattered throughout the park. The campground is right off I-70, and there are gas stations and a couple fast food restaurants at the same exit. As close as we were, we didn't notice any excessive noise from the freeway. Like another reviewer has already said, my only real complaint was the location of the only restrooms/shower facility if you are camping in the area that we were in. It is a long walk if you're in a hurry to get there! Fortunately, most of us just used our own facilities. Also, when you pull in for the first time, take the second entrance. We pulled in the first, as our GPS told us to do, and ended up driving over the same narrow bridge twice going to and coming from the office. If you take the second entrance, you'll go straight back to the office to check in. We plan to attend this event next year, and will definitely stay at this KOA again. - Scotswife
Jul 2016 - $39.00
We stayed here in our 40 foot rig. The site was unlevel, and the grass needed to be mowed. All utilities were at the back of site. The water had a funny smell.
There appears to be many full-time residents throughout the park. And most were not being maintained. - Sandy Turtle
Jun 2016 - $40.00
This place is a fooler. The check-in area looks very nice. Then we were escorted via golf cart driver to the far back of the campground. I think there are only a very few of the 345 sites that aren't lived in full time. Why do I say this? There were many sites that were adorned with all styles of picket fences, multi-colored kids ride-on toys, multiple potted plants, etc. It resembled something between a gypsy camp and a run down mobile home park. As we were pulling into our spot a low tree branch scraped our roof, so I called and requested one a few sites over without a tree. While we were backing into that site a full-time neighbor camper couple never took their eyes off of us. It was creepy, to say the least. It gets better...there were many kids yelling and screaming into the late evening. This is not a place you want to camp at, even if it had level sites, which they were not. We did not have a toad vehicle. It would have been very difficult in this place. I did not save my receipt, so I put in an estimate of the one night cost. We did not use any of their restroom or laundry facilities. - CAcamping
Jun 2016 - $39.00
First impression - dumpy, trashy, run down. It starts in the office at check in where rude staff will greet you with,"Whaddaya want?" when you walk in. I made reservations over the phone so they were expecting us. Our full hookup pull thru site had overgrown grass and weeds around the utilities that we had to cut down before we could connect anything. There was trash overflowing in the fire pit and cigarette butts everywhere. No shade at all. Water pressure was very low. Lots of run down permanent trailers. The rv storage section next to our site looked like a parking lot of old abandoned broken down rvs. I mean, there were weeds growing out from the inside of these units in storage. There's a pool and some other amenities that is open to the public for a fee so you have non-campers from neighboring houses driving up and down the roads. And beware, lots and lots of golf carts being driven by young children, like 5, 6, and 7 yrs old who can barely reach the gas pedal. Many of our neighbors did not observe quiet hours. Bottle rockets going off at midnight. Will not stay here again. - Flippitti
May 2016 - $32.00
Holiday period, brown outs and power outages. Hot water took forever to "warm up", very tight spaces, and dangerous exit at pond edge almost lost a trailer into the lake/pond.
Nice looking park, but very iffy when it comes to what works or not, and laundry was not effective.
The site was suppose to be back-in, due to muddy conditions, but was too tight to do that. But was able to do a pull through in 4 wheel drive, with the help of the manager guiding through the water and mud.
Friendly enough staff, but park is just old and needs a lot of attention. - Jacobsen
Apr 2016 - $23.00
First off, don't come here if it has been raining a lot. There are currently many, many sites under water. The playground and putt putt course are flooded. The pads are narrow and nearly impossible to get a large rig on without driving through the mud. I now need to scrub my coach and toad tire sidewalls when I leave here.
That aside, the roads to get here are rough and narrow. The roads in here are rough. The staff we met were very friendly. We pulled into what appeared to be a very long pull-through but realized it is really two sites back-to-back. So the first to arrive gets to pull through and the 2nd gets to back in. The back-in site is now flooded. There appears to be a lot of permanent/seasonal RVs here and pride of ownership is lacking. Passport America discount is what brought us here. We would probably not stay here again. - jprisbe
Oct 2015 - $25.00
This park is a little out of the way. Getting around in the park is pretty adventurous. To get to our site we had to traverse a 6 degree slope. The roads are dirt. The site was a dirt pad. - pcarrell