9 Parks near Clinton, Indiana
Sep 2016 - $1.00
After the prime season, but still a nice time to visit this park. We stayed on "B" loop which the fellow at the office said was the quieter area. We found a 50A site and there was no extra charge for it at this Thousand Trails campground. We are family courtesy card holders, so there was no additional charge for us to use this campground.
The staff was very helpful - calling us on the day we were to arrive to let us know that there were construction and detour signs on the route that we would be taking to get to the campground, but that the road closure occurred after where we would make our turn so no need to worry about taking a detour.
The B loop was VERY quiet if our stay was any indication. We were there on a Wednesday-Friday. For our 43' motorhome, some of the turns were tight so it was a good idea to disconnect before heading to the sites.
The campground was very large with lots of lakes around it. We would definitely return to this campground. - pattic777
Jul 2016 - $1.00
This is a very nice park that has large lots. The park staff is extremely helpful and friendly. Very family friendly, speed limit is 5 mph and enforced. Grounds are well kept and clean. There are a number of permanent sites which makes it harder for those who only want to stay a few days or weeks. There is a playground, putt putt golf, and a pool. Wi-Fi is only available close to office, adult club house and the pool. Our cell service with AT&T was nonexistent. We will return. - MAT-DAT
Jul 2016 - $32.00
This is an Encore park, which has stopped giving the Passport America discounts. They did give us a Good Sam discount because we come every year for a week or 2. The roads are gravel, the spots are gravel and mostly level. A couple spots have drainage issues, but they are easy to pick out. This year we noticed the bath houses are not being kept clean. They look clean, but have a bad smell which cleaning with clorox or pine sol would solve. They are also much used and in need of an update. The staff is friendly and helpful. During the week it is quiet, but on the weekends parents let the kids holler and run around until very late at night. The lakes can be used for fishing, not swimming. They have a pool and clubhouse for activities. - esta34950
Oct 2016 - $32.00
Washrooms are filthy and badly in need of maintenance, garbage is overflowing in dumpster, no wifi, no office on site (down the street one block). My wife went to use the laundry room to find only the name on the door should have read "Storage Room".
Pricing is the same as higher end campgrounds. We were not treated as paying customers.
The owner decided to start grading the roads around our trailer after 5:00PM while we were having our dinner-creating a lot of dust and noise. This went on for over an hour, until I finally decided to ask them how much longer they would be?
The operator of the small loader was extremely aggressive, giving both my wife and I the 'finger', cursing and threatening to put a pile of rocks in front of our truck so we could not move. We decided to leave shortly thereafter fearing even though it was dark and had to drive nearly all night to our next destination. To say the least, it was a horrible experience.
FORGET THIS CAMPGROUND..It's the worst campground we have ever stayed at, out of several hundred! I would not recommend to anybody. - John Hester
Jun 2011 - $25.00
50Amp was available at two sites when we visited and the owner is installing additional 50A pedestals. (The entire campground is, however, for sale) This is a nice clean, secure, full hookup place to spend a few days. No big amenities, but the price is right. - Little Black Dog
Jul 2006 - $14.00
This campground is packed full in October during the Covered Bridge Festival, but we stayed in July and just about had the place to ourselves. The sites are level grass, the grounds are well maintained, the owners are friendly, and the town in within walking distance. We had a strong cell signal and clear satellite access. The $14 nightly rate is an average based on $100 per week. Credit cards are not accepted. Rockville is located in Parke County which is called the Covered Bridge Capital of the World. There five different color coded routes that go by or through some 30 bridges out in the countryside. In nearby Dana there is a state historic site dedicated to Ernie Pyle, the WWII correspondent. The museum exhibits are well worth the nominal admission fee. - Carol Butler
Jun 2015 - $25.00
This is an unrestricted county park so the trailers/vehicles were a lot older and vintage, lets say. The turnarounds at the end of each loop were pretty tight and we are in a 21' TT. We just stopped there the night so could not delve into the amenities but the staff was nice. - Fizbin
Jul 2014 - $20.00
This is a county park with a lot of beautiful trees. Unfortunately the paved roads are very narrow with sharp turns. We drive a 34 foot motorhome and pull a car behind us. While trying to find a spot we had to unhook our car from the tow dolly to navigate a turn. When we called to make a reservation we asked if they had full hookup (water, electric and sewer). When we got there we were told no sewer, just a dump site. We decided to deal with it. We ended up not staying as the electric and water hook ups were about 100 feet apart and we could hook up to one but not the other. For us it was a very poor layout. - esta34950
Sep 2012 - $49.00
We stayed three nights. Very small spaces, had to go out and move my truck for they could come in with a motor home. Really not a place to park tow truck. Lots are really close together a picnic table can fit in between. Could never get cable to work. WIFI worked for me but not wife's computer. Couldn't put dish up a lot of trees, trees not bad really. The people where nice that checked us, when they finally got to the desk, we arrived at three pm. It took for ever to get checked in. If I was to stay another three nights I'D find another place, I would stay one night if I had to. 1st KOA I stayed in and they do want to nickel and dime you. My guests drove in, picked us up and the owner didn't say any thing, but the owner didn't see it, either. - JustDon
Jun 2012 - $35.00
First to say that we were very impressed with the facility. We found it to be family friendly, pet friendly, and really quite peaceful. There was lots to do here, including nature trails, playgrounds, horseshoes, and a large fishing lake. We knocked down our review points a bit because we had to move our rig into 3 different spots before we found one that would really work. Our first site, #36 (pull-through), had a sewer hook up about a foot and a half off the ground. This made it impossible to dump or to support your hose appropriately. In fact, when we tried to dump, the height and weight on our sewer hose was so great that it broke! Luckily it was grey water and luckily we were able to fix it without much trouble. Staff was VERY accommodating in moving us, but was quite clear that no refunds were possible. At all. We next moved to site #30 (back-in), but water and electric utilities were on the wrong side of the rig and our water hose wouldn't reach. We then moved to site #31 (back-in). All was good there, but it was certainly a hassle to move 3 times. Know that sites 30 and 31 were 50 amp only. We had to get an adapter from the front desk and they took our credit card as a deposit. We would absolutely camp here again, but only knowing the right spot. In order to save on utility installation, it looks like electric and water were only installed at every other site. Be aware of this when making reservations and make sure that your hook-ups are quite long. - mnlfish
May 2009 - $25.00
This is our third time we have stayed here, and we enjoy it every time. It's quiet, shaded and clean. We can bring in our own firewood and ride in our golf cart on the trails. We will definitely go back. - Shelley Coss
Sep 2008 - $25.00
Very nice park, but it is usually all reserved unless you camp in the Primitive sites, which are in abundance! There is a really nice Beach, and Great playgrounds. GREAT FISHING!! - Buggoose
Jul 2016 - $24.00
We were in site 22. The restrooms are a long way from the back sites where we stayed. The electric hook-ups are on the wrong side of the site for RV's, which I do not understand why. In the sites up front they are in the middle of the pad area???? This worked but in the future in the area I will look for another place. All sites are gravel and not quite level. - MINomad
May 2016 - $26.00
Nice country park with a very friendly host. Sites are gravel. There are only four 50amp sites and they are all back in sites. Sites are wide and easy to maneuver in. Took a little bit to get level as the back was on sloping ground. The host asked for all pets names in case of any emergency. We love our fur babies and thought that was extremely thoughtful! - Marley B Jones
Oct 2015 - $32.00
Great place to stay while visiting Parke County, Indiana. Owners are friendly and accommodating. Very busy during Covered Bridge Festival so reservations are necessary. Our site #28 was off the highway and quiet, but far from shower house. - Looney Bird
Aug 2016 - $55.00
narrow roads, great pool. Nice café, didn't use. gravel site and water hook up on opposite side of rv, need an extra long hose. Most folks are long termers that work in area. Nice dog park. - kimble
Jul 2016 - $50.00
Very nice park! It looked like they have lots of activities for children. The park is nicely landscaped and kept. Our site was level and easy in and out with a 40-foot coach towing. We had a beautiful site with a large patio, patio table, bench, and fire ring. - schoolsout2
Jul 2016 - $51.00
KOA parks are always expensive, but this was ridiculous... location and lack of other park options probably contributed to the exorbitant rate. The spaces were close, and we were in a site where the water hookup was on the DOOR side of the RV so I had to run the hose under the RV to hook up. Other utilities were on the proper side. Roads were tight but navigable... tag axle vehicles might have a problem getting to some sites. Cable was adequate but reception was fuzzy on some stations. Location and lack of options probably contributed to the exorbitant rate. - Gator67
Aug 2016 - $23.00
We pulled in to site #82 on a Sunday afternoon, and the campground was crowded - lots of groups. The campground emptied out by the 5PM checkout time, but be aware that weekends will be crowded, with a lot of kids.
The best word to describe this campground is "tired". One of two centennial Indiana parks, the staff is great but the facilities need updating. The sites are electric only; there are multiple water fill-up sites throughout the campground. The south comfort station (closest to the entrance) was not really dirty, but with the poor ventilation, the floor was always wet, which meant muddy. The women's shower was wet but clean, but according to the husband, the men's was "disgusting". The dumpsters were full on Thursday when we left, and the lids were not closed so it was somewhat unsightly.
The park itself is very nice. There are great trails, a nature center with a planetarium and (during the summer) a large swimming pool. Be aware that the campground is not in the main part of the park, but there is an easy trail to the inn, nature center and pool (which closes on 8/7/16) or it's an short drive. We had 1-2 bars of AT&T cell service, and were able to get satellite at our site. Our Verizon mobile hotspot did not get a good signal.
We really wanted to love this campground, but we probably won't be back. - Indybear
Apr 2016 - $24.00
We camped at Turkey Run State Park with friends, back-in sites 113 and 114. We both have 34-foot trailers and these sites were long enough for our trailers and tow vehicles. Sites were level and with very spacious grass area between sites. We had the good fortune of no one in the sites backing up to ours--if someone had been in those sites, there could be close overlap towards the back 6-feet of both units. Most of the sites in the northern 50-amp Twin Oaks loops were nice, spacious and level--for the most part, full sun (which we didn't mind in the spring). There were several nice pull-through sites. It had rained the day before our visit so some of the sites had quite a bit of standing water. Dump station near site 60 was convenient for the northern loops. Sites in the 30-amp section (Sugar Ridge, Turkey Hollow) were lovely and wooded but tighter to back a long trailer into. Because we were early in the season, sites were first-come, first-served....this created a long line at check-in. But the park attendant at the check-in desk was very helpful and friendly. - Smashcamp
May 2014 - $26.00
We camped here last weekend and found the campground to be quite nice other than the lack of water hookups at each site. The park staff at check-in were very friendly and helpful. We were able to get checked in quickly (pre-registered online) and were provided lots of reading material about both the park and the Indiana State parks system. The camp store was selling wood for $5 a bundle (a pretty standard rate these days) and had numerous useful items for those who forgot something (extension cords, power adapters, charcoal, lighter fluid, food, drinks, etc.) The store staff were also very friendly. If you can't find what you need in the camp store there is a convenience store just across the road within easy walking distance. The site we got (230) was mostly level and totally shaded all day. If you are interested in an unobstructed view, be sure to read the descriptions as the shaded spots are all well shaded and the open spots are full sun. The electrical service was in good condition but was shared between two spots and was located a good distance away. The distance to power is clearly marked in the online description, so you may want to check it for the spot you choose to be sure that you can reach. Our spot was generally clean and free of debris, and quite large. Water is found all over the campground, just not in the individual spots, so you may want to fill your tanks upon entry so that you have plenty of water on board. This is easily accomplished, but be advised that if your spot is near the water, it is a public water source and not designated for you spot. Someone may disconnect your hose to fill their tank if you hookup to the hose bib. We used a RhinoPak to keep the tank filled and didn't have to walk far to fill it. There is a great deal to do in the park itself. It has a fantastic nature center, a large pool with lots of slides, etc., absolutely glorious hiking trails, lots of bird species, etc. There are also a couple of places to put in and take out your canoe, a fantastic river, and two historic covered bridges, one at either end of the park grounds. The lodge at the park is also historic and has great food if you are so inclined. Leaving was a snap. There are two dump lines going out at the main entrance, both of which were in good shape when we were there, and plenty of dumpsters to dump trash. The park was mostly full when we were there (about 3/4 capacity) and the dumpsters were getting full but not overflowing (no issues with mess or odor.) We will stay here again for sure, just in the off-season like this time due to the popularity of the park. - WrongWayRandall
Jul 2016 - $23.00
We arrived on a Sunday afternoon, and after checking out campsites, we settled on site 208 in the small (12 site) Locust Grove loop. Our site was level with a gravel pad and woods at the back of the site; it was a quiet site off the main traffic routes. We had electricity, but no water or sewer - pretty common in IN state parks. We had no AT&T or Verizon cell service, but were able to get a good satellite signal.
The bathrooms / showers were clean and were cleaned at least daily. Showers were the double-curtain type, with plenty of hot water. There are multiple comfort stations, with additional pit toilets scattered around the campground. There is one dump station, which gets busy at check-out time - there were lines most days. The water fill site was across the road from the dump station, and was equally as busy.
Overall, the campground was nice with a lot of trees. It can be muddy when it rains - and it did, before we arrived and while we were there. In fact, we changed our site when we arrived because our original site was really wet and muddy. Be aware that a lot of the sites have a slope and the main roads are busy, because this park has a lot of campers, especially on weekends.
For cars, trucks and campers, the entrance fee is $7 per vehicle for IN residents and $9 per vehicle for out-of-staters, 7 days a week including holidays, with in-and-out privileges. For walkers, bicycles, buses and passenger vans, the entrance fee is $2 per person. Campsite fees are $23 Sun-Weds, $30 Thur-Sat and $33 on holiday weekends.
The camp store is very nice and had a great selection of ice cream treats!
Lots of very nice trails to hike. Multiple boat ramps and a fishing pier are available, with plenty of boat trailer parking close. - Indybear
Sep 2015 - $30.00
We were formerly hesitant to visit Raccoon Lake, as it formerly had a reputation for the 'party' park, but were were most pleasantly surprised and comfortable during our stay.
There was a group of noisy adolescents across from us on a 'retreat' gathering (about six sites) that were only moderately supervised, but I blame the adults, not the DNR. They quieted down pretty well in the evening and only ran bicycles into my truck on two occasions... :-/
The restrooms and shower houses have been updated (very few of Indiana's older state parks can say the same...), the property and grounds is kept very nicely; DNR staff can be regularly seen driving through the campgrounds, cleaning the restrooms, etc. Our site was huge, on an outer loop with a copse of trees behind and beside us. Many of the sites, however, are not level and are suitable for tent camping only. The campground listed the pad at our site as 'level', but it slopes downward, front to back. Compared to many of the other sites, though, ours was more level than most. Many of the sites are pretty roomy and many are paved, but there are those on interiors of some loops that are pretty close to your neighbor. Overall, though, pretty typical state park set-up.
There is a nice camping store on site (although only open during high season; they were open the weekend only during the last weekend in September), many boat ramps plus a marina with rentals. There are a couple larger stores with gas and fuel right outside the park entrance, plus a bar/restaurant that other campers stated was pretty good fare.
Several nice bank fishing areas, shelter houses with lake views, and the hiking trails are great. Most trails are fairly easy to navigate, and connect well to each other. Walking to the boat ramp is a short distance from the campground, and it's only about a mile (or so) to walk to the beach area, using the trails.
We will visit here again! - fastalker64
Oct 2011 - $25.00
Stayed here over the Halloween weekend. Had a great time! Park was full with all kinds of great decorations, plus lots of fun events. Will be back next year! - ffmd212
Jun 2015 - $20.00
Everything in "damonbeals" review is still accurate. Things that did stand out were the clean restrooms and the historic village which were nice. The turnarounds at the end of each loop were very tight, be aware of this if you have maybe something over 27 ft. The gate does close at 10 PM but the office personnel stops taking in new arrivals at 9 PM. We called as we were going to be maybe 10 minutes after 9 PM and they were super accommodating and told us not to worry.
Many of the fellow travel trailers were mostly showing some age but things were very quiet during the day and at night. We were just passing through so were only here an evening and into the lunch hour.
Yes we would stay here again. - Fizbin
Jun 2014 - $20.00
This park is a hidden gem. It's run by the Vigo County Park department, so it's run like a park and not a campground. It has 53 sites for RVs and almost all of them are on the lake; you can fish from your campsite. All sites are in trees and shade. Many sites would be difficult in a large motor home, but we had no issues. Park does not take credit cards at this time, we had to find a ATM to pay with cash. The park is locked after 10 PM; they close the gate. They do have someone at the gatehouse if you have a emergency or will returning late. The park is quiet and a great place to relax. The only noise issue is the occasional train, which is about 3/4 of a mile away. The park also has a Pioneer Village, with a working mill and many log homes and buildings and a covered bridge. They are only open to the public on the 3rd weekend of the month. Restrooms are newer and modern and clean. We plan on returning in the future. - damonbeals