7 RV 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
Aug 2017 - $35.00
This SRA was overall nice. There wasn't , however, much to do. The showers need upgraded. The were push-button type and very difficult to shower with that type of faucet. Restrooms are also in need of upgrade. My wife complained about the large amount of insects in women's restroom caused by the fact that the screens were missing. Overall it was a nice campground. - thegrinch
May 2017 - $41.00
I had my pick of sites in the electric area and was able to get a fairly level site. This was very expensive for one night because I had to pay a $7 entrance fee (should have been $9 for out-of-state, but host gave me a discount) plus $34 for the site. My site was OK, but the pad was old and very narrow so had to walk on wet grass and mud. Also, I did not use the restrooms, but noticed that most of them were pit toilets. Lots of trees so I probably had the only site where I could get satellite reception, and Verizon was 3G only, and lucky to get that. Also, this place might be difficult for big rigs because the roads were narrow and it had some tight turns. I agree with the previous posted that this place needs some updates, but I was glad to have a very quiet, peaceful one-night stop. - judy_online
Oct 2016 - $35.00
I have stayed at this park a few times but had not been in a couple of years. At that time I thought, man, they need to do some upgrades with the bathrooms etc. I took a chance and stayed there last W/E with my small 18 foot trailer. The area is beautiful , lots of trees and I was impressed with some of the big rigs that could get in and out of there. My site # was 97 , not level , on a hill and very small. The great disappointment was in the comfort house. None of the doors on toilets would close , everything was so old and falling apart. I peeked in the shower room and decided to go without a shower for 2 days. But the worse was the dump station , which they only have one for all those trailers, Waited in a line for over an hour to "get my turn" on the way out. You would think they would have a least 2 at this campground. Plus I was smart and prefilled my trailer with water at home. The water fill up station was on the road coming into the camp ground , also a line for that. I guess it is sad why some Indiana State parks can get upgrades and others do not. This park could be beautiful if a little money , that we pay, was spent on it. Will not be back again unless I hear improvements have been made. - BJG10
Apr 2018 - $35.00
This is an OK overnight stay, the gravel roads need to be maintained better. Lots of puddles to drive through after a moderate rain. The owner seems to be obsessed with warning signs about hidden cameras and violaters being proscecuted. Does not give the place a friendly vibe. The lady who checked us in was not at all friendly. Having said that our site was level and we did not have to unhook, although I had to pull forward to dump in the morning. Utilities are located in odd places as others have said. - midnightpumpkin
Aug 2017 - $30.00
This is an older park trying to recreate itself by advertising pull through sites. This is true, but only because they have taken two old back-to-back sites and termed them a pull through....but without rearranging the hookups! This resulted in almost useless sewer, water, and electric. Likely a reason for poor 30 amp only service, i.e. old wiring. Not only is the electric old, but the hookup is not where it neefs to be: the kind lady suggested we hookup to the electric on the adjoining site! The water and sewer placements were also really useless. We did not even try to hook up our water and sewer. Luckily we had used a good campground the night before and had empty grey and black tanks and a full 100 gallons of fresh water. The above will hopefully help other people understand the variety of evaluations. On the positve side, the park was quiet and well kept. The Wi-Fi worked decently. The many trees prevented our satellite from picking up a signal...which encouraged us to talk and watch dvd's. It is what it is. Given our experience we would not likely return. Sewer, water, and solid electricity, even 30 amp, need to be offered at a minimum and this park does not do that. Narrow access road; hope no one comes the other way. - michcamper38
Jul 2017 - $35.00
We stayed one night. Park only has 30 amp service, which is as advertised. However, as others have commented, with a single AC running... 13 amp load, the voltage dropped to 97 volts. Personally, I feel that voltages below ~110volts are unacceptable and very hard on the coaches equipment. The owner allowed us to connect to an adjacent power connection and the loaded voltage came up to just over 110volts. The sites were once gravel, but at least on our sight, very little was left. We will not stay again. - Don-kim
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
Aug 2017 - $35.00
We are here for Sat night only. It is a nice campground and the people are friendly. So friendly they partied past 2am right across the street. I am sure they could be heard throughout the park. If that noise was not enough the golf cart races with a least 10 carts continued to at least midnight. When we stayed, it was not a busy weekend. No festivals or shows in the area. We thought we would spend a quiet night and see the covered bridges in the area. The night was anything but quiet. If you are looking for a friendly place to stay up all night then bring your PBR and golf cart. This is the place for you. Roads are rough on RV's. Max speed 20 mph. Come during the week. You'll love the place. The park does supply internet. No phone service, satellite, TV or radio. - Beas
Sep 2015 - $28.00
Nice folks running the park, which was somewhat under construction so we were the only trailer in the park except some permanent folks across a creek that separated the areas. Definitely would stay again, although it is quite aways from anyplace along a back country road. - living large
Jul 2015 - $38.00
The park was not easy to get to, but it was worth it. Admittedly we were there mid-week, but it was obviously a clean and quiet place. We very seldom pay for a campground because most are crowded and noisy. We needed a place to hang for the night after a bad couple of days. This was just the bill. One small issue was the cut down bush that was hard to see in the dark, but that was a minor problem. - Matt_C
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Unfriendliest management of all parks I ever visited. Its like we owed them for letting us stay there over and above the already fees. Activities person acted like he didn't want to be there. - Edwards --
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