6 Parks near Cloverdale, Indiana
Mar 2010 - $11.00
This was a great overnight stop. None of the negatives noted in the earlier reviews. It was clean and nice and all of the staff were great. When we were there it was very quite since it was off season. It is a little tight and don't expect to get sat. because it is very tree covered. It was very quite. Would would certainly stay there again. - TheJim
Sep 2009 - $25.00
Narrow access roads, interior roads gravel. Pull-through sites were long enough to not unhook, but we needed a block to level. There were many permanents and a nice playground. The bathhouse was old and in need of work. This is a good spot for an overnight if one is self-contained. We did not choose to use any facilities. - Nana2
Jun 2009 - $25.00
This is a real campground, not an RV Park. It's located off the same exit as a state park. Take the state park exit near Cloverdale and follow the Blackhawk signs, it's well marked. Good spacing between sites. The full hookup sites aren't really in the shade, but have trees behind them, so they get shade in the afternoon. They also have some primitive, water only, and water/electric sites, but I didn't get to check them out. There are 19 full hookup sites. There is a laundry, but I didn't get to check it out. Nice place for an overnight. Wilderness Cafe just down the road a bit, good food. - DXSMac
Jun 2016 - $32.00
Older park, but very well maintained. 30 amp power had low voltage during the heat of the day when everyone was using ac, but not dangerously low. FHU sites were level and spacious. Pond, covered bridge, trees, grass, and several lawn swings make for a pretty setting. Front loading washers & dryers in the laundry room. We stopped for an overnight, but liked it so much that we stayed another night just to rest. Interstate 70 noise was audible if you really paid attention. Ignore any negative reviews you may read about this campground; it's plenty nice. - Arizona Nancy
Jun 2016 - $30.00
I had read the latest review of this park and must admit wasn't quite sure what to expect. All I can say is WOW - this park is beautiful ! Yes, the road coming in is narrow, but highly visible all the way to the campground entrance - we certainly didn't have any issues towing our 40 foot 5th wheeler in. The owner is delightful - very friendly and escorted us to our site, which was dead level. Nice! The electric and water services are on the opposite side to normal but not an issue if you have your extension power cable which I would think would be a must for anyone RV ing anyway. The grounds are beautifully maintained with lots of new trees being planted. The pond was a little merky but certainly not smelly and we didn't have to drink or bathe in it so not an issue. The covered bridge is amazing - well worth the short walk to check it out. Lots of space for families to play ball if not in the playground. Absolutely no noise from the interstate. Oh - and there was no dog droppings anywhere! Highly recommend this park... Thank you to our host Anthony.. - Aussie Gap Year
May 2016 - $30.00
This appeared to be an old KOA. There were only about 12 campers in the entire place and they still crammed everyone in one area. We were warned not to get our tires off the gravel and if we didn't think we could manage that the owner said he would drive our rig. We watched as others came in and the owner would make a point of spraying around trees with weed killer close to the new arrivals, so he could watch them? It was just a creepy place. Lots were very small and cramped. We did not use any of the facilities as this was just an overnight stay. The roads were narrow. There was a large pond and nice grassy areas at this campground. We will not stay here again. - sammy32
Aug 2016 - $39.00
Made reservation for 50 amp pull. Site was sloped too much to level, had to disconnect tow car to squeeze out of site. Getting out of site was inches away from impossible. Horse flies made it impossible to be out with our dog. Ok for smaller rvs or campers if you don't mind being attacked by horseflies. Would not recommend campgrounds. Didn't see rest of park. - Tiffin Allegro
May 2016 - $32.00
First, it is not big rig friendly. While the sites are paved, most have a slope, and way too many trees near the pavement. Our site, a pull-through #47, was almost impossible to get into. We could not enter in the direction we were supposed to because of trees blocking access. We had to go around the loop and enter from the opposite direction. This put our patio on the wrong side for access to the fire pit and picnic tables. Trees were too close to be able to extend the awning. If we would have been able to enter the correct way, we would not have been able to extend our slideouts. All the water spigots we saw except for one near the entrance were not threaded for a hose. Even though we did not need them, the showers in our area were locked because of no hot water. There was a group of campers in site 59 right next to us. They had one fifth wheel and a tent but there were usually 4-5 vehicles parked there. They were extremely loud and continued well into the early morning. The adults were allowing underage kids to drive their vehicles around the campground. There were no rangers around. We had a reservation for next month but have cancelled it due to the lack of access for our motorhome. - User3125
Jun 2012 - $16.00
Lieber State Rec area is a hidden gem in the Indiana park system. The sites are very wooded - so lots of shade. It has both a beach and a pool (aquatic center) - even a water slide. Fishing in the lake too. Showers were a bit dated - only negative. Weekday rate was a great value - and not crowded during the weekdays. - User2654
Jul 2013 - $28.00
We stayed here for two nights while visiting an area attraction. It as a campground so the majority of the sites were seasonal. The few overnight sites were level gravel and were easy to get in and out of, although the road to the campground was a couple of miles of gravel with lots of low hanging tree limbs that hit the top of our motorhome. There was a tremendous amount of golf cart traffic. Most of the people in the carts were friendly and waved as they went by, but the late night traffic made it difficult to sleep. They advertised a swimming lake but the beach was just a small sandy area on a small pond of very brackish water. We saw no one swimming there even though it was a hot weekend. They also advertised a petting barnyard. Our young grandson was looking forward to petting some animals but we only saw two horses and a rooster, and the rooster chased him and tried to peck him. We could hear other animals inside but the door was locked. There was no sign stating what their hours were and who to contact to open the door. We probably would not stay here again. - User3125
Jul 2011 - $28.00
Most of the sites at this campground are seasonal; in fact, during our four night stay there was only one night when there were other overnight. What this meant was we didn't have any neighbors really close. It was very quiet. We did meet a few of the neighbors and they were really friendly and helpful. I wouldn't recommend this campground for people with children, because one little boy came over and asked us if we had seen any kids around (he was looking for someone to play with) and when we said we hadn't he burst in to tears. The site was fairly large and well maintained. The male host was very friendly and even sold us firewood the first night after the camp store was closed. The female host was, unfortunately, not so friendly. The firewood they sold us was unseasoned, but one of the year-round neighbors traded us for some that would burn without being drenched in lighter fluid. We went on the canoe trip, which had it's ups and downs: we didn't see anyone else on the river the entire time, but then we had to wait for 75 minutes for the guy to come pick us up at the end. He apologized for the wait and said that the way that trips are scheduled means this happens a lot. My husband said the "swimming pond" was actually a little mud pit not much bigger than our site so we didn't bother with that. We had fun here, but I doubt we will return. - User2020
Jun 2011 - $28.00
We visited this park and had a great time. It is very well maintained and clean. There is a cute country store that has groceries, snacks and souvenirs. The staff was friendly and the activities were a lot of fun. We went on a canoe trip one afternoon and a horseback ride the next morning. There are marked hiking trails through the woods, two lakes for fishing and boat rentals on site. We would recommend this park for a stay in the country. It is located on a gravel road, but it is well maintained. It did not bother us and it reminded us we were not in town. - Lea46224
May 2016 - $33.00
The road into the park is lined with thick forestry on both sides. It is absolutely gorgeous. The campground we stayed in is nestled pretty deep into the park and is divided into two separate loops. These two loops are the electric hookups. The campsites that we were in seemed a tad bit snug as far as length, though our 30 ft camper just barely fit and left the front end of the truck out in the road. The bath houses are clean and to our surprise had piping hot water with turn knobs. The shower stalls are not located in the same room as the toilets, but instead are in a separate side of the building. The cave was pretty cool and you can climb/walk/crawl through the cave to an opening on the other side of the cave. - Lets Go Camping They Said
Apr 2014 - $26.00
We really enjoyed this park. It was our first trip in our travel trailer. Very beautiful scenery. Gate attendants were helpful and courteous. Roads are well paved and somewhat easy to navigate. Campsites are nice. Restrooms are neat and clean. Sites are gravel. Some will need work to level your RV but most are easy to level. If you're new at it you might want to call first. Trails are well marked. We would return. - tincansailor
Jul 2013 - $27.00
Wonderful state park. Great facilities, lots of dumpsters. The creek is amazing, and the campground is right in the middle of the woods, with the west fork of the White River on the north side of the property (and a walking trail to the river). The park's naturalists are very friendly and knowledgeable. There is WiFi available at the park's hotel, The Canyon Inn, which also features a fantastic (if a little pricey) restaurant. The food is delicious, and the glass enclosed dining room/porch is an awesome experience- especially in winter when the birds visit the feeders. I think all the state parks are a little high-priced, but they do offer a lot. - HomeIsWhereYouParkIt
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