9 RV Parks near Converse, Indiana
We did however find 9 campgrounds within 25 miles of Converse. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Converse in the left hand column.
Jun 2017 - $26.00
We came in on a Sunday eve and stayed until Thursday morn. We'd camped at this park years ago but came away very disappointed this time. The GOOD: The park grounds and camp sites were well groomed, mowed and clean. The BAD: Although DNR officers drive throughout the campground quite often daily they do not enforce any posted rule. The campground was pretty full Sunday night and golf carts (which are only to be driven by senior citizens) were all over the place being driven by youngsters. There were plenty of sites with more than one tent/one camper or two tents per site which is contrary to what the rule (in large print on a sign as you come into the campground) states. The UGLY: There are only a few hiking trails and each of them were totally grown over. The trail was lost because the foliage had closed them in. This is not a park to come relax and take a hike through natural surroundings. If you like disc golf or have a watercraft then the reservoir gives you something to do but otherwise this park lacks appeal. The beach was closed for our whole stay due to flooding but that had no bearing on this review. - cpahog
Jun 2017 - $33.00
We stopped on our way through to visit with family for a few days. Upon arrival (on a Tues), we were told they had only 1 site left out of 400 plus, for anyone to stay on for 4 nights. You have to pay up front BEFORE going in to see any sites, and when we got to that site, it was a hill. Not a small slant--but a hill. There is no way anyone can sleep on that (site 401). I went back to the office and asked for a refund. They don't give refunds. Even 20 minutes after you pay. So I told them to find something not on a hill. After arguing with them, they gave me 4 to look at. We chose the only one near a outhouse, and water spigot. After setting up (and I knew outhouses are gross), I went over and was horrified. 2 toilets and no doors, curtains--anything on it. AKA no privacy if anyone walks in. The water spigot outside also didn't work. The whole time there kids ran around screaming, trucks went by with loud music, and the background full of screaming teens and/or adults, loud music at sites, and it wasn't clean at all. The ONLY trash container for the WHOLE park is up front as you enter so you have to either drive way up front to dispose of trash, or hang onto it for when you leave. We had trash on the site we didn't stay on, and trash on the one we took. Locals like it and it is known as a "party" place on the weekends. Rates are high too. I wish we had stayed 20 minutes away at the other state park as we know that has a total differet atmosphere. Kids on scooters, tons of golf carts, and other small motorized vehicles were always driving by. People speed in here. The park is run down, and was years ago when we lived in that area. We never camped there then, and sure wish we hadn't this time neither. We definitely won't ever again. If you like loud people, screaming kids, loud vehicles, and tons of golf carts, this is the place for you. We were there during the week too, so that didn't make a difference. It got worse as the weekend was closer. - happy2013camper
Jun 2016 - $34.00
We stayed 8 nights while we waited for a scheduled appointment for RV repairs in Ft Wayne, so we were there over a full weekend. We stayed in 3 different sites over those 8 nights - 149 (full hookups, 30 amps), 366 and 371 (both 30 amps, no water or sewer). Sites were mostly level, water pressure at the full hookup site was really weak. We met a couple of camp volunteers who were super nice and super helpful. They were the best thing about our stay there. They checked on us often and made sure we were OK. From Mon-Thurs, the park is maybe 25% full and very quiet. You could go all day and barely see or hear anyone (except camp volunteers, who are very visible). But on Friday afternoon - OH. MY. Goodness. The weekend crowds pull in en masse and it's like a carnival all day and all night until Sunday late afternoon. Everyone lights a campfire even when it's 90 degrees outside, all the kids are biking and running through and around your site, music or talk radio is turned on full volume and no one is on the same radio station. You can't walk around without dodging golf carts driven by very young children who can barely reach the pedals and pickup trucks filled with screamers and shouters. Frankly everyone was always yelling or talking loud. No one followed quiet hours on the weekend. And the water balloons - we found colored balloon pieces everywhere on OUR sites and we never played with water balloons during our stay. Since check-out on Sun is at 5pm, this party atmosphere goes on for a while. Every site was booked the weekend we were there. We'll never come here again on a summer weekend but it's fine between Sunday afternoon and Friday morning. - Flippitti
Jun 2015 - $30.00
When I filled this out, it is mandatory to click what I camped in. We drove in to see about sites, the cost, etc. When you first turn into this campground, you drive up a long winding driveway through the woods, then come to an office. There was a sign that they would return immediately--but no one did. I used the bathroom which is located on the side of the office and it reeked badly. I wasn't sure if it hadn't been cleaned that day and someone had trashed it out, or if it always smelled that way. We decided to proceed driving through and possibly write down lot/sites we might possibly be interested in staying on, so went up over the hill. Immediately you see old run down rv's with pure clutter all over the place. Some decks looked like they were falling apart. We then found the pool, and no one was in it, but it was clean. Small, but clean. We then drove up through the field which takes you around a loop. We didn't even bother writing down any lots as its too run down in there, too dirty, and some of the "tenants" were already loud from drinking. I guess with it being mid afternoon the good thing about people like that is they fall asleep early so don't keep you up all night? Regardless --its very run down, alot of the very old campers really needed a cleaning, some were packed in depending on what part of the campground you were in, and we left. We never did find anyone to ask questions to--which turned out to be a blessing to us. We wouldn't even stay there if it was a one nighter on our way through the area. When you are at the office, the playground is super old, and off to the left of that as you are proceeding up the hill are a few campers rotting away off to the side. If you are able to drive through it yourself while in the area, do so and make your own judgement of this campground. Standards aren't too high for anyone claiming this is a clean place or nice looking. We did see some new rv's in here but those don't help the rest of the place look good. So...even though I had to put that I had a camper--we DID NOT and would NEVER stay here. Needs a serious cleaning of everything in here. - happy2013camper
Apr 2013 - $25.00
A previous review from 2012 is inaccurate. I am one of the "permanent resident campers" that was referred to in that review. While some of the review is correct, there are some areas that could stand to be cleaned up, the reviewer could not possibly have toured the entire campground and gone on top of the hill where the majority of permanent campers are located. The campers there are NOT rundown and in fact have decks and decorations that are beautiful. This campground does not have a restriction, as some do, for the age of the camper. There are campers ranging from brand new 2013's to much older, however they are NOT rundown. There IS a swimming pool up on the hill and there are many sites with trees. Pets are DEFINITELY welcome as are children. There are sites that a larger camper could indeed "pull through" with no difficulty whatsoever. The staff is very friendly and helpful in getting new campers set up. The resident campers are extremely friendly and welcome new campers, permanent or weekender. The sections for tent campers are all mowed and under trees and a shower house is readily accessible. This campground is a wonderful place to spend a weekend or an entire camping season! There are trails through the wooded areas that golf carts can travel or they can be hiked without problems. If you are looking for a FRIENDLY, welcoming place to relax and enjoy camping, this place is definitely one I would recommend! - Liz G
Jun 2012 - $27.00
Campground has long winding gravel road through the trees to get to check in. No 50 AMP. Sewer hookups were just an open 3 inch PVC pipe. Very few sites available and most were to tight among trees to get into. Most campsites are permanent residents with extremely run down campers. Park is scattered with all kinds of debris and looks like a dump. Would not stay here again and would suggest avoiding this campground. - golplt
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Salamonie is our home away. This CG has been a favorite of ours for years. Close to home yet far enough to be away. We love that the CG is so spread out. There are a lot of water views and several that you can watch the boats come and go from Pirates Cove Marina.
I only gave 3 stars for value because of the online booking site now charges a fee to use their service after many years of not.
As far as the restroom cleanliness I don't feel that there isn't enough attention paid to the restrooms and showers by the staff. As busy as this CG is, it's essential that staff pay more attention to these areas especially since there are no full hook-up sites. Of course if there were more staff presence near the restrooms then the hooligans might stop their hooliganism. - KaraShively
Jul 2014 - $26.00
We're beginning to see a trend at the State Recreation Areas (SRAs), in that they are VERY busy in the summer and seeing lots of kids, boaters and tent campers are commonplace. There was nary a vacant site in the whole campground, and the enforcement of 2 cars per site was nil. Lots of folks with multiple cars, tents, boats, parties, etc. throughout. If you're looking for quiet seclusion, this ain't your place. However, if you're desirous of being surrounded by lots of activity, with a large beach, multiple bank fishing sites, decent size marina with boat rentals, and a fairly well-stocked camp store with groceries and essentials, you'll like Salamonie. Be wary, there are several camp sites that aren't particularly level, so trust the online booking service when they say 'moderate' or 'severe' grade; they're not kidding. Our 30' TT fit fine on lot 62, which was listed as having a slight slope. Many of the sites are full sun, but there is an area of shaded, more private sites. There are some premium, lakefront sites available, but only a few. Get 'em while they're hot- book well in advance. There are corner, pull-through sites on EVERY corner, so it makes the campground look even more full. As is the norm with most SRAs, the staff does a great job keeping the shower houses clean, but they are aging structures (old fixtures, peeling paint, etc) and are in need of remodeling. Easy access to beach and marina from campground, nice interpretive center, hiking trails and garden for viewing, OTA TV is pretty good including network channels, strong ATT 4G cellular signal. Fresh water fill station in our loop was a bit unhandy, and was essentially blocked by a campsite. The marina will deliver firewood to your campsite, and it's reasonably priced. The grounds are well-kept, the staff was friendly, and there's lots of outdoors to enjoy. We'll camp here again. - fastalker64
Aug 2012 - $26.00
Since this park is close to home we have camped here many times for a weekend get away. The park is ran by the Indiana DNR but the lake is controlled by the Corps of Engineers. The upside to this park is that there are many very nice campsites. The downside is that there are some very poor sites that are very small, crowded or unlevel. It helps to know the campground if making reservations. The weekends are generally full but the weekdays are not so potentially a good site is open and a little driving around could help find one. The drought took its toll this year and the lake is too low to allow swimming. Fishing can be erratic since it is a flood control reservoir and lake levels can fluctuate considerably. However, finding a site like in the 200 area (except 201) or the 188 area can be rewarding. Fifty amp is offered in a few select sites and there is no other hookups, but the DNR did add another dump station. There is a general fee to get into the park above the camping fee so be aware. Given the fact that we know the park it is still one of our favorite places to camp and of course we will camp here again. - Dewey Smith
Jun 2015 - $32.00
Road going into the park is very narrow with low branches (almost lost an antenna). The site was gravel/dirt/grass and somewhat unleveled. A lot of residents with old equipment. No sewer hookups on the pull-throughs. We will avoid this place in the future. - Michael47
Sep 2012 - $27.00
This is primarily a seasonal campground. They do provide over night spaces. Nice setting next to a small lake and across from a golf course. Showers were clean but dated and shower heads seemed to be clogged up due to bad water. Staff very friendly and helpful. Did not try Wi-Fi but was told it would only work next to office. - Tom Ponder
Sep 2011 - $1.00
This is a typical campground (as opposed to an RV park). There are very few if any level sites in this park. - JTD2
Aug 2016 - $30.00
I mainly stayed here to attend the races at the track on the grounds. The front straight was flooded so no races. Pretty quiet. The "host" was very helpful. Several electrical receptacles together on a pole and 1 water spigot as is common at fairgrounds. It is owned by the 4-H and a board of directors runs the fairgrounds. I was the only one there. I thought it was too expensive for a site at a fairgrounds. - mrracechaser
Aug 2015 - $31.00
We stayed here only one night on our way back to Illinois. Pull through sites were a little tight and short. 30 amp service only, no problems with the power or water. The campground seemed to be mostly for full time people in trailers. The lady at the office was very nice and helpful showing us to our site. We stayed here in a 33' motorhome.. - Rwake901
Aug 2013 - $27.00
We stayed here for only one night on our way back to Michigan. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The restroom were clean although a bit dated. I had some trouble with one of the jacks on my motorhome and the owner and one of his staff worked with me, provided tools and helped to get the jack up. They both refused any compensation. We would definitely stay here again. - Rontuski
Jun 2013 - $28.00
We came to this park in part because it is suppose to be associated with Passport America. When I showed my card I was told they are no longer associated with them. Full price is only $28. Friendly people, clean, and close to highway for over nighters. We would stay again. - rynho29
Jul 2014 - $27.00
Very crowded sites, owners are not very friendly. Only one washer and one dryer were operational. Would not return. Be prepared to pay extra if you want to use air conditioner or hot water heater. - Texas Pilgrim
Jul 2014 - $26.00
Beautiful setting of rolling hills and forest nearby. Sites are large, but not level. Great open feeling, just being there. Well stocked store, with microwave for heating snacks and hot dogs. Male at front office was nice, had good business attitude, and courteous. Called me Sir. Stayed only one night, would stay again, if given a chance to travel through there. This RV park gives you a feeling of great openness, - Joe O
May 2013 - $40.00
My husband and I were searching for a campground and visited here to get information. We did not actually camp here so that is why my answers were marked as "don't know". I also have no idea what their nightly rate is, as I would never camp there. When we walked in the campground store/office, we had to ask for someone to talk to. The person was not extremely friendly. When we asked about golf carts being allowed, we were rather rudely advised that they are NOT allowed because they aren't needed - everything is within walking distance. We noticed, however, that there were 3 golf carts parked out front - possibly for staff use. As I have a bad knee, walking is not always easy. I definitely got the impression that the person we spoke with could care less whether we camped there or not - so we left. From what little we were able to see, the campground did look very clean and well kept. - Liz G
Aug 2016 - $25.00
This park is rustic to the extreme. Office is a rundown mobile home, but it does have a new coat of paint. The lady who checked us in seemed very nice and greeted us with a big smile, showing all five of her teeth! It is a rather pretty park but reminds me of the setting for the movie "Deliverance." Looks to be many monthly fisherman sites and younger construction workers, from the look of the people about.
All infrastructure looks very old and well used. Power (pedestals) are mostly old and not well designed. Voltage did seem to be stable, at least for a small RV with a low BTU air conditioner. Picnic tables provided but are in very poor condition. Looks like it could be difficult to get out if it should rain very much.
We found the directions to the park very difficult to follow, and it was much farther from the highway than we were lead to believe. Since it was the only park we could locate in the area, we came anyway and for a 1 night stop. The value is probably good, but we would not be comfortable staying here for very long.
Nice enough people but just not our social set since we don't drink "Bud" in large volumes. - RV Camper1
Jun 2012 - $25.00
After staying here and reading the previous reviews, I couldn't stop laughing. It is full of permanent trailers with parties on the weekends. Some of the trailers are older than me and I am in my 40's. People are mostly friendly and really enjoy the adult beverages. I do agree about the bathrooms and showers. They are so bad that none of us would shower there. The state parks have much better facilities. The dump station is not worth the effort and they only a few sites with sewer. The water was the worst. It actually stained our water lines, toilet and shower in our camper. Not a place I would choose to go back to at all. - TravelOBRN
Apr 2012 - $24.00
I suppose this place does qualify as a “campground” but you need to know what you’re getting into up front. I’m really not trying to be rude or mean, but this is more of a: “park your trailer for 15 years and come fish on the weekends” kind of place. It’s old and dilapidated, and just a bit on the scary side, if you ask me. I kept waiting for some guy to come ask me if I wanted some special recipe sausage or some guy to show up in a hockey mask or something. Don’t even think about asking for a refund, it’s printed in large bold print on your receipt: “NO REFUNDS.” So, like I said just know what you’re getting into before you think this is a KOA: it’s not! I gave it 2 stars out of pity. - spectre5050
Jul 2017 - $32.00
We made reservations for a long weekend. We get to the office to ck in and there was no one there. A person in a trailer called & a female manager showed up. I don't even think they had us down & sure didn't have a spot reserved for us. We were there last fall & paid with a credit card. New rule you pay 3% extra if you use a card. I told her I wasn't about to pay their stupid 3%! She was very rude & told me she didn't make the rules! We had to go & find a spot on our own. Very poorly managed! Don't know why the owners don't get new managers! July 4th we got woke up with hearing the portal dump station coming around to clean out people's tanks. When we left there was no body at the office to ck out so we left. Also, another rude thing this manager said that it was a 3 day minimum for a holiday, I told her I had 4 days reserved. On the other hand they let 3 big R V's come on for one night! Not sure if we will ever go back there! They make it sound like such a wonderful place to camp, well it isn't! You get woke up by the train & they have a lot of seasonal campers taking up the good sites. Another thing their drives are horrible. A lot if pot holes! - Reeveston
Sep 2016 - $32.00
There were several bad reviews on the site about this campground. It was a holiday weekend & was told it was a 3 night minimal stay. There was a camper that stayed only one night. There was one site available along the river & it was wonderful! Really nice people next to us & the staff was great! Train was an issue and was very loud at times.
Would stay again. - Reeveston
Mar 2016 - $35.00
Campground was beautiful. Showers and restrooms were clean. Staff was helpful. River view was beautiful. We stayed in a cabin and it was wonderful. We love camping at Tall Sycamore. - Happycamper2016