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Ceraland Campground

Columbus, Indiana


3989 S 525 E
Columbus, Indiana 47203
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Sites: 324
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.16236
Longitude: -85.81322

Elevation: 663' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites ?
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only ?
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf yes
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball yes
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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33 Reviews

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful county campground. We camped here in the fall (lots of hickory nuts and acorns falling on the RV). Busy on weekends at this time of year. Lots to do in campground/park; Halloween Haunted Trail on weekends. They do charge $2pp at the entry gate; at check-in, you get a hang-tag for the car so you don't have to pay each time you enter the park. Staff friendly and helpful. Lakeside sites are lovely but no sewer. We camped at Ceraland Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
215
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Columbus IN is close by and downtown is very interesting. Mill Race Park is lovely for hiking or picnicking. City is known for architecture and tours are available through the visitor's center. We enjoyed the Ethnic Expo, lots of 'international' food choices. Grocery and usual stores, chain restaurants are in Columbus. It was quiet and peaceful while we were here. Enjoyed campfires (wood $6 a bundle in camp office).

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed one night in a delightful camp site on the lake. Few people around. Really enjoyed ourselves until the guy with the mower woke us up shortly after 8am. Recommend this unexpectedly beautiful spot with mature trees, lake, many activities for those inclined. We camped at Ceraland Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Site 15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Even though you drive among flat corn fields to get there, Cereland is a forested State Park type place. Could have been in northern Minnesota.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed on site #1 on lake. Close to walkway to pool and playground. The lake has a lot of green algae. Our site is wide and level with gravel base. However not all sites are level. Along the lake electric and water hookups only. Electric is fluctuating low and high power surges. Come back every day to flashing electric. The cover is off of electric post. We reported it but they didn't fix it. Reported problems with electric. Trap and skeet shooting close and you can hear on site but it's intermittent. $2 fee for first trip into park and for guests. Go cart track onsite must bring own go cart. RC airplane field. Fishing for free in lake. Miniature golf course and swimming pool. Extra charge for most extras such as swimming. We camped at Ceraland Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Columbus, Indiana, is close. If you want to do architecture tour book ahead. Nashville is close too with lots of great shops.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Great location and a huge amount of things to do. The Camp is gigantic. Lots of activities to enjoy. The only 2 downsides we found were the insufficient amount laundry machines and site levels. 2 washers and 2 dryers does not work for a campground with 308 sites. Please Put a full laundrymat in. Our first site was not level or close to level. We hunted around for one and moved. I recommend The management go thru each site and level it. Many spots were awkwardly sloped. We camped at Ceraland Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
171
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Awesome facilities and nice staff. Go enjoy the Campground.

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Review Count: 398
States Visited: 50
Helpful Reviews: 23

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

First off if your rig is under 40 feet and you want shade and things for children to do then this is a great park. If you want satellite, want a space with out smoldering fires nearby, if you want the office staff to know what a big rig means, and some sun: then this is not the park for you.

The staff are students from a local college's hospitality program and unfortunately have no idea what the sites are like or what an RV is like. The first site they sent me to was unusable because of a tree limb in the middle of the site. The next site had no satellite service do to trees. I finally did find one that was long enough, no trees hanging down, and had full hook ups. Yes, there is a section in an open field but don't get off the road as that area is low and the ground is very soft and you may get stuck and I believe they are not full hook ups.

The number of smoldering fires with no one around is just amazing and if you have breathing issues you will not be happy. Some sites are full hook ups and some are not. We were here for a rally and I had come in early for the 4th. Just not what I look for in a campground so I would not stay here again. We camped at Ceraland Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
108 and 162
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Columbus, IN is a great little city. Take the Cummin's tours and architectural tours. They also have concerts during the summer downtown. We saw a great Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band for free.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Read the article in the FMCA magazine and came here for a tour of the Cummins plant. The article said to call to get a tour reservation but we never received a call back. Upon arrival, we were charged $2 per person to enter the facility! The money taker gave no directions to the office. A very nice gentleman on a golf cart asked us if we were lost and drove the wife to the office. (we had tried calling the office twice but no one answered) Once we found our spot, we went back to find out about the tours and were told that the FMCA magazine got the article wrong because they didn't arrange tours for less than 20 people. Oh well. The facility does look well maintained until you get to the campground. Sites are gravel with weeds growing in them and most of them are un level. It is heavily treed so satellite service won't happen. Power was good, water pressure good. For the price we paid, there were no sewer hookups. Roads are pretty narrow with speed bumps so be careful. Even going the posted 4mph speed limit the bumps shook the coach. We camped at Ceraland Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
36
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 52
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Ceraland Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
158
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Columbus is about 10 minutes away. The park has a golf driving range, trap and skeet, frisbee golf, miniature golf, pool, a lake with paddle boats, archery, rifle range, and plenty of room to walk or ride a bike. Several playgrounds for kids. Most of these activities charge an extra fee, but it is fairly reasonable.

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Review Count: 120
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Ceraland Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
268
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Sand
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Recommend a tour of the Cummins Diesel Engine Technical Center; must be arranged in advance.

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

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. We camped at Ceraland Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
322
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Columbus a nice city but midsize.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice and clean park. Has a number of activities, such as go-cart track, skeet range, rifle range, miniature golf, batting cages, driving range etc. Would definitely do a return visit. We camped at Ceraland Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
247
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Very quaint old Ice Cream shop in downtown Columbus. A wild life rehabilitation spot in the little town of Hope. Neat popcorn shop in Edinbourgh

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Spent Mother's Day weekend here, as the park is close to "Mom", so she and Dad could come visit ;-) . Having grown up in this area, we remember Ceraland as a sort of 'crown jewel' of recreation areas, as it was formerly funded by, and for use by, Cummins employees and their families. It is now open to the public, and they sell annual memberships to use the pool, playgrounds, go-kart track, shelter houses, fitness center, etc.

The campground is about at the level of state park standards in Indiana these days; in the fact that some sites need some gravel (and a couple could use some fill dirt, and bath houses are older but kept pretty clean. All in all, it's a pretty fair value for a full hookup site. There are a few seasonals, but they're pretty nice and well-kept. Most of the sites will require a bit of leveling, but not too bad.

There is a lake, and there are lake-front sites available, but not if you have dogs. The "premium" lake-front sites are in a designated 'no pets' area. Also, the signs and literature state there's no alcohol allowed in the park, which probably cuts down on the loud, intoxicated parties, and that's OK. We just kept ours inside the RV ;-). This weekend was pretty quiet, and the park was less than half full.

There is a minimal camp store on the property, and they sell essentials, including firewood, but the city of Columbus is 10 minutes away for more options. We camped at Ceraland Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
248
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

US 31 in Columbus has shopping areas, and Fairoaks Mall. Rural King is one of the largest I've seen and has some camping supplies. Lots of architecture to see in Columbus, contact the Visitor's Center for info.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed there the 3rd week in July, the in our overall opinion it was a great place to camp, with little problems. With the site we were assigned we had a MAJOR Flood problem when it rained, (which was often). We asked to be moved 2 sites up but told they were reserved, it was only when we threatened to leave after day 2, of a 9 day, we were then moved to one of the "reserved" sites. Our original site 198, and site 199 have MAJOR flooding problems when it rains. after talking to several people found that management is aware, of the problem and continues to book those sites. We asked for straw to help with the mud and we were given 2 bales which helped after our moving to another site. If they would purchase some gravel and build up those affected sites they would be great. It seemed that all but two employees that we delt with were over the age of 30 the rest were teenagers that really didn't care about a customers service. But other than the flooding problem, our overall camping was great. We will return next year and now have a better idea of what site we want. The Campground overall is great with lots of things to do Miniature golf, Driving range, a Pool, Gym area, Rifle range etc. We camped at Ceraland Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
198 196
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

The Columbus area is a nice place to shop, visit etc. Not to forget the Ice Cream shop in the downtown area !!

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

We have camped here while visiting family in Indianapolis and the park is beautiful with lots of things to do for adults and children. The park is open for everyone now-no membership required. The lake is very pretty . It's a great place for walking and bike riding. We will definitely return. We camped at Ceraland Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
199
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Columbus - good shopping and restaurants

Edinburgh - outlet mall shopping

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

The roads in are paved. The sites are gravel and not level at all. They slope every which way. Pretty park for a smaller rig. Quiet. Nice lake. Stayed one night. Would not recommend for big rigs. We camped at Ceraland Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $22.00
Overall Rating:

You have to be a member of this park or a member of a camping club to park here. No reservations are accepted - first come first served. We camped here over a long 4th of July weekend. The place was packed. The place for big rigs has no sewer hookup - so we had to go purchase a portable hauler. The overflow/big rig lot is quite tight - our neighbors campfire was nearly under our living room slide - hence smoke smell from the fire came right in. Fireworks are outlawed - yet every night there was a lot of fireworks & the security guard did nothing. We camped at Ceraland Campground in a Motorhome.

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