11 RV Parks near Columbus, Indiana
Jul 2017 - $36.00
Once you get into CERAland, everything is very nice. More on that in a moment. A heads up: the entrance is on a county road that literally takes you through a corn field. Though the road is paved, it is only about 1-1/2 lanes wide, meaning that if you were to meet oncoming traffic, things could get very interesting. Fortunately, the road is not very busy so that shouldn't be much of a problem.
Now for the park itself. Pros: The sites are all back-ins, but they are very wide. Most of the sites are very shady. The campground feels very peaceful, about like many state parks we have visited. Unlike many state parks, there are a lot of activities you can participate in. Most of these cost an extra fee but there is lots to do here if just sitting in the woods is not enough for you. There was plenty of room on our site to park the car next to the motorhome without feeling cramped.
Cons: Most sites are back to back, and that means that the hookups tend to be all the way in the rear of the site. I needed an extra section of sewer hose to make the connection. As some others have noted, many of the employees seem to be teens working part time. I am glad to see teens working, but they don't always know how to be as helpful as they might be.
There is a $2.00 per person entry fee into the gate the first time you come in. Once you get checked in, your car pass will get you in and out of the gate without having to pay that $2.00 per person fee again. They don't guarantee wifi in the campground, only at certain hot spots (which they don't identify). I was able to connect at times via wifi, but most of the time I just relied on my cell phone; I had good coverage with Verizon here. - MFTDoc
Jun 2017 - $40.00
The rate is for a so-called "premium" site. This is a destination park, and in our view, not the best choice for an overnight stay. No pull-through sites. During the summer vacation period, the park amenities (small water park, golf, shooting ranges, etc) bring longer term stays along with many children. In the evenings, the RV park fills with wood smoke from all the campfires. While the park amenities appear to be very well maintained, the campground seems to be a bit of an "orphan" in that the grass is not mowed regularly, many campers have outside refrigerators and other belongings scattered around their sites. Many children roaming throughout the park without parental supervision. In our 3 night stay no site of any campground security, and many sites occupied with 4 or more vehicles in spite of campground rules stating maximum of 2 vehicles per site. 10PM quiet hours ignored by many campers and apparently the park as well. Sites generally very unlevel, roads and sites gravel, heavily forested so only a few sites along the south side of the campground would allow for satellite access, no park cable, and limited over the air TV. Verizon and AT&T workable. If passing through the area again, for us, we would likely try to locate a park more suited to over-nighters than CERALAND. - Johnson's
Jun 2016 - $35.00
WiFi nonexistent. For the high price for no sewer hookup makes this a place needing stronger Mgt.
DirecTV not available unless you move to the field-like campground.
Nice kids park, no effort to remedy WiFi issue. Asked them to follow up and not confident this will happen. 50 amp good, cell phone reception good, level gravel sites. Location good with Columbus within 10 minutes. - budwang
May 2017 - $32.00
Convenient campground for overnighter with easy access off I-65 (little more than 1 mile). We had a pull-through site with electric/water. There was a well-maintained swimming pool (which was open) and playground. Nice trees. Bathrooms and showers were small but ok. Appeared to be several seasonal, full-time units there, and they were noisy coming and going until about 11pm. You could hear I-65 a little but that's to be expected when you're conveniently located to the highway. Dump site was awkward because hose was on one side of your trailer and sewer pipe was on the other side in the middle of the road, but it served the intended purpose. - Smashcamp
Sep 2016 - $36.00
Overnight stay on way south. Road to campground entrance very narrow - use caution. Back section seemed tight for maneuvering a 45' motorhome with tow and I was able to get a site near the entrance. Worked out in that I could get satellite. However, did have to unhook. Staff very accommodating. Quiet. - DavidO
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Too pricey for not having full hookups $35.67 and that is with Good Sam discount. WiFi didn't work, too far to walk to restrooms as we were in the back of the park. Nice shaded site. We have a 40' Class A, towing. Roads dusty, no concrete pads at all. Pass this one by if you can. All gravel and the grass we saw isn't worth mentioning. - Ncmax
Aug 2014 - $1.00
Old, old, old campground that has CLOSED since our visit last year. This was an excellent location for shopping at the outlets across US31. - Teacher's Pet
Sep 2013 - $25.00
This campground is closing for good at the end of October, 2013. - TX Camper
Sep 2012 - $20.00
Older campground with narrow gravel sites, but 36' Class A with 4 slides fit easily. 50 amp power, water and sewer for $20 per night a great deal. Just off I-65 near Premium Outlet stores and several restaurants. Stayed overnight and would stay again. Cash or personal check only. - Travellin' Tina
Jun 2016 - $37.00
Older park in need up some major upgrading, our site looked like an afterthought as it was between the tool shop and a cabin. The utilities were good and easy to connect to. - Teacher's Pet
Oct 2015 - $30.00
This park is actually in Gnawbone, a few miles from Nashville. The sites are somewhat close together and the road might be a little close for some. Otherwise, the sites were level, wifi excellent and the owners very friendly and helpful. - hudsonguy
Sep 2015 - $28.00
Agree with previous comments. Park is still clean and well maintained with very helpful owners. Park was pretty full over Labor Day weekend, but emptied out the day after. Price is a bargain.
Only negative is that some of sewer connections were elevated off the ground thus making dumping a little tricky, i.e. dumping uphill. - GerMarV
2248 State Road 46 E Nashville, Indiana 47448 (map) | (812) 988-4675
Sites: 92 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 28 Reviews
Oct 2016 - $42.00
Very popular area, unfortunately arrived late Saturday, so choice of campsite was limited to 1, not a very nice site. However on Sunday they moved us to a great site with plenty of room, and great view. I like the staff and their willingness to make things right. - Tom F
Oct 2016 - $42.00
This is a well kept campground but the sites are very small with shared pedestals for the pull through sites. We stayed at a very busy time so nearly every site was in use including the one next to us. As I mentioned the sites are close; we had about 8" of clearance between ours and the neighbor's slides on the utility side and very little room to park the tow or towed vehicles. Other than the limited space this is a clean, well kept, campground with a helpful staff. The utilities are good and the CATV excellent. - Vermagnuson
Sep 2016 - $37.00
The sites in this park are so close together that it makes New York apartment living seem roomy. My 7.5' wide camper was less than 2 feet from my neighbor once we put our slides out.
My power went out 4 times during my stay. It was at first blamed on my plug, so I spent $100 and had their electrician replace it. Power went out 3 more times. Guess it wasn't my plug. - Sprinter3500
Nov 2016 - $25.00
We did a two night trip to view some fall foliage and we where not disappointed. The leaves where past their prime but with the temps in the 80's and sunny the remaining leaves showed us their beauty. The campground was not busy during the week and the camp store had 30% off every thing except ice and firewood. The park is very hilly and is great for hiking, biking and walking. You will have to pay or have a pass to enter the park for the first time. The only low spot was we where invaded by some kind bugs that looked like lady bugs, they seamed to like the warm exterior of the motorhome and then finding their way inside as the temps cooled, we spent the evenings removing them from the inside as we watched the Cubs/Indians games. - Psi500
Oct 2016 - $25.00
We have come to Brown County SP many years. A bonus this year was the new shuttle bus between the campground and Nashville sponsored by the General Store. What a great idea for RVers in motor homes as the town is too far to walk and too hilly to bike from the campground! Camping here in the fall is great - even though it rained this year - we still loved bike riding, campfires, and the holiday lit campsites. With this new shuttle it is even better because a new rainy day option is lunch and browsing in the treasure that is Nashville! - cathy8
Oct 2016 - $23.00
As folks have said, the sites have electricity only, so load up water as you come in. Beautiful park and very well maintained. Bring your firewood with you as they prefer you leave limbs on the ground. Great little campstore, plenty of hiking trails, most of the rv spaces are small - lots of tent spaces and almost all of the camping spaces are on the main road. Lots of people here on the weekends - sold out and this was October 1st. The views are magnificent. Horse trails - and you can even use their horses, mountain bike trails, nature center, playgrounds and I hear there is a lake here but we didn't go visit it. Overall, we are very impressed with this park and will definitely come back - even though we have a 44 foot 5th wheel and most of the campsites will not accommodate us. - Don Self
Sep 2015 - $35.00
We stayed here for a music festival and the campground was very crowded. We came for the music, so of course it is convenient to stay in the campground during the festival. The restrooms near the back of the campground were open on Fri and Sat but smelled horrible. The restrooms near the stage were open and in much better shape. The showers are open from 7-10 am and pm, so if not there by 10 am would have to wait unit after the music starts to get a shower. We loved the music and friends we gather with each year, so will be going again next year. I'm not sure I would stay here otherwise. - Donna Jo
Sep 2014 - $30.00
Spooky park. Thought we were on a empty drive in theater lot. Would not stay here again. In fact, we left after the first night. Stayed in the fall and there was no one around. All but one restroom closed. Would not recommend during off season for sure. - Julie B
Oct 2011 - $27.00
Old park. At this time of year, no problem getting a site. Roads fair, narrow, hilly and dirt. Park is large. Sites old gravel, unlevel but spacious. Everything looks old and worn. Staff gives appearance of unconcerned. Good electric and water pressure. Mediocre. Alright for an overnight, close to Nashville Indiana. - PappaDee
Jul 2017 - $16.00
As a destination campground, this is not it. As an overnight and on your way the next morning this works. The problem is finding it. Their address does not work on GPS maps. We first went about ten miles east of Edinburgh. A very nice woman finally got us headed in the right direction. Final destination was West of Edinburgh and actually on the original grounds of Camp Atterbury. Originally, Camp Atterbury spanned over 43,000 acres, but the facilities have been reduced to 30,000 acres with the rest overtaken by the Atterbury Job Corps, US Department of Labor, Hoosier Horse Park and Johnson County Parks Department. Once here the signage was not helpful-to-none-existent. Almost could not find the office. No sewer. Nice showers. Two RVs go on one long gravel site. We found one where we could stay connected for the night. I am pulling a kayak trailer, so we are 60' long. I took up almost the full length of the site, but there would have been room beside me for another RV. We will most likely not come back to this campground. - Mike from Bama
Jun 2017 - $20.00
We stayed on a Saturday and Sunday night, by Sunday afternoon most all the campers left. It was quite and peaceful. Our site was level and had some shade, The park has installed all new electric boxes and water at each site, you now have a choice of 50 amp for $20 or 30 amp for $16 a night. we have stayed here a few times in the last year as its very close to home, there are lots of things to do at the park to keep you busy. The staff was friendly and helpful. - Psi500
Jun 2009 - $18.00
I reviewed this park a few years ago but it is worth a re-review. They built a new shower house which is a vast improvement. The trees have grown up so there is some shade available. The swimming beach has been removed so no swimming is available. Still it is a county park carved out of an old army base. It is a decent place to camp if you are going to one of the many events at the park. Several seasonal campers plus some people temporarily living in tents. - bgb1066
May 2017 - $15.00
This is a County Park with only the first 8 sites as FHU pull thru's. The entire park has only 30 amp service & the rest of the sites after #8 are water/electric only. The park office & manager are not always open. Manager can be somewhere in the park at any given time. There is a camp host at site #9 but, if you're a first timer (like we were), you won't know this. We were lucky as we were just pulling into the parking lot, the camp host was just driving out, there was no one in the office. He escorted us to the entrance & campground. Also, DO NOT enter the park from State Route 7. The roadway from there into the camping area is very steep, narrow & winding. Enter from S. Gumm Street (residential), follow signs to the campground & site #9 to find the camp host (if you don't already know your site number). Once set up, you will find a very quiet, serine campground that is very well maintained. There is lots of playground space but, no pool or close swimming opportunities. Sprint cell service is "OK" and OTA Tv is available from the Louisville, Ky area & satellite reception is easy from the first 8 sites, the rest are in the woods. - rracer5
Oct 2013 - $20.00
This is a local park with a majority of Water/Electric sites but have 10 "Full" Hook-up sites. Very Clean park, with 3 playgrounds for kids. The only downside is that the Restrooms are NOT heated or air conditioned. There is a "Camp Host" on site. Water is turned off in Nov. Reservations can be made in advance. They also give discounts to Coast to Coast members. - md_procouple
Jun 2016 - $34.00
Overall very good stay. Staff was very helpful but seemed overwhelmed at times due to it being very busy. Strange layout for a GG. You need to be pretty good at maneuvering your rig for some spots. All roads were gravel and smooth. No paved spaces. A good portion of the roads are through wooded sections where some small branches will contact your rig. Be sure you have at least 30 feet of power cord and water hose available. Many sites have a single pole with 4 water and 4 elect connections in the center with four campers parked in a square around the utility pod. Not many 50 amp spaces avail. I think about half the spots were seasonal rigs that never move. It seems that 95% of the sites were families with kids but from what we observed people were friendly and just there to enjoy the outdoors, hang out with friends and swim in the quarry. Several families had dogs but all were leashed and everyone seemed to pick up after themselves. No trash cans. You must take bagged trash to dumpsters. This seems like a pain but it there weren't a bunch of bees and no overflowing trashcans with keeps the place looking nice. Overall a very good weekend. Reservations are a must. Oh, not CG fault but be aware that AT&T cellphone coverage is extremely week. - Goodcruisin
Jun 2016 - $20.00
The campground had: WiFi (not working), dump, laundry, grocery, LP bottles, fire rings, firewood and river sites. Nice woman greeted us after hours. There was a trashy trailer upon entrance. We were upgraded to a riverfront site at no extra charge. As we drove to our site there were several campers grouped together and kept running a siren. With that said, we were very pleased with our campsite on the river - best atmosphere of any campground where we have stayed. We spent one night but wanted to stay longer. Little town was very quaint. We would stay there again. - Patti Dibble
Jul 2015 - $32.00
Get ready to get nickel and dimed to death. Everything is an additional charge. You have one extra adult, that's an extra $14. You want to swim in the campground's rock quarry, that will cost you $7 per person. You want to bring your golf cart into the campground, that will cost you $10. See what I mean, it adds up very quick, and your $30 a night site turns into a $50+ a night site, and this campground isn't worth $50 a night. Staff isn't overly friendly, and it's hard to tell who works there, because no one wears anything to identify that they are staff. The water has a smell and is tinted a light brown, our hose is stained from the weekend stay there. They don't have the sites marked with gravel or concrete, just grass, and everyone just sets up wherever they want. Most sites don't have sewer.
Rock quarry is nice and clean, and the kids enjoyed the inflatables. The crowd that frequents the campground is a little rough.
Bring your wallet cause your going to need it. Everything is extra. - jmcmanama