13 RV Parks near Crawfordsville, Indiana
Sep 2017 - $35.00
Beautiful park like setting on the Sugar Creek. - Discus 277
Aug 2017 - $34.00
This is a great, large park! It's next to a beautiful river with swimming, floating, kayaking. We had a 50 amp, full hookup, and other than the fact that there was no shade, everything was good. Almost level, mowed, gravel drive. Good water pressure and pretty quiet campground. Lots of things to see and do here. Plenty of channels OTA and good Verizon signal. We would definitely stay here if we are in the area. We stayed here because the previous ratings were good, better than the KOA. - Ginny H
Jun 2017 - $33.00
Privately owned. Family friendly. Well kept grounds. Creek runs alongside CG. Were told there is a nice walking trail. We only stayed one night but would stay longer if not on a tight schedule. - ebaldy
Jun 2018 - $48.00
It's on the low end of what you'd expect for a KOA franchise. We had our choice of 3 sites that could reach a satelite. All were pull-throughs...but short. We have a 42' motor home. We spent 2 nights to perform a "shakedown". Not too busy, quiet. Didn't use the pool, but it was very nice. Campground is dog friendly which was good. We have 3 Newfoundlands. - DJanis
Jul 2017 - $43.00
We paid a monthly rate of $500 for 50A FHU. All pull-throughs, lots of trees so no satellite but lots of shade. Nice pool. Gets pretty wet after rains. - singpj
Jun 2017 - $34.00
We had reserved a 50-amp site, but due to another tenant mixup none were available. We received a slight discount on a 30-amp site, which was no problem. Site was slightly unlevel, but could compensate. This KOA could be beautiful, but is showing its age. Needs several loads of gravel dumped on each site; mine was more mud than stone. I like big trees and don't need satellite reception, so the grounds were good that way. Laundry room is old, machines are dated, but it was very clean. - Sespe
Sep 2009 - $12.00
If you are looking for the amenities of a big RV park, Shades State Park is not the place for you. But if your rig boondocks, you can't beat it. My 32' motorhome fit snugly in the beautiful shaded site on the asphalt pad. Each site has a fire ring, an asphalt pad and a sturdy picnic table. Vault toilets were available in the Locust Grove campground area where I stayed, and flush toilets and clean showers were located within easy walking distance. Shades is one of Indiana's hidden treasures with hiking trails, waterfalls, rock bridges, etc. It is dark, dark at night with no ambient lighting other than campfires, tiki torches, and flashlights - great for star-gazing. The website is great and includes dimensions for every campsite in the park, so you can actually pick one that fits your rig. This was one of my best camping experience to date because so much time was spent outdoors. - shastagrrrl
Jul 2009 - $10.00
We camped last year for the fourth of July, good thing we reserved about 3 months early! The park was full but still quiet. The bathrooms were absolutely disgusting: waste piled all the way to the top of the toilet seats! I walked to a few different outhouses with the same outcome. Yuck. Besides that, this was a nice, out of the way park to stay in. Watch out for the raccoons, they are ruthless! - honkadoodle
Jul 2005 - $13.00
We stayed here on a Sunday following a booked weekend. The restrooms were a little too dirty for me, they were functional though. After they were cleaned on monday they were still dirty and had litter in them. There was a bit of litter in the campground and the fire pit was a mess. Overall it was very quiet and the staff was very friendly. We would stay here again, though I would probably try Turkey Run or Raccon SRA first seeing as they are so close. - Quiet Campers
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Nice family oriented facility. We arrived after dark when the office was closed, but they had all our papers and pass outside for us. No trouble getting in with our class C motorhome, but take it easy on the first road to the right. We had a full hookup. You more than likely will need a plastic sewer hose support for your sewer hookup and doughnut as the PVC was just a pipe with no threaded fitting. Wi-fi was supposed to coming from the barn, but we were so far away that our iPhones/iPad would not pick up the signal. My Macbook did find the signal. A lot of full-timers in the park, but most people around us were short-timers like us. Lots of golf carts.
Some reviews complained of uneven lots, but ours was so good that when we went into Lebanon to shop and came back I pulled back into the slot and got it dead on level. I found that there is a bubble level built into the Compass app on iPhone and it works pretty good.
There a activities on-site, but we did not partake in any. We missed the Thorntown "Changing of the Leaves" festival by one week. Lebanon had a festival in their downtown square.
Owners were nice and helpful. The office/store had some DVDs to rent as we left ours home by mistake. Despite heavy rain on 2nd night the roads remained in good shape. Didn't have any power problems.
We would stay here again. - TomAndKathy
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Huge park with lots of seasonal campers. We visited my sister who is staying there for the summer. Did not partake in any activities although there was lots going on. - rockfarmer
Aug 2016 - $34.00
Very large RV park.. Looks like lots of summer residents-loads of stuff for kids and adults to do. Lots were wide enough altho not much for shade.Would have given a 10 except very narrow streets for big rigs. Easy to side swipe vehicles parked in front of RV if not very careful. No Wi-Fi.. somewhat slow Verizon signal due to fact park lies in low lands. Would recommend for a longer family visit for sure. We stayed 4 days. - openrange
Jun 2007 - $25.00
Small, homey campground. Big rig sites are narrow. We stayed there several months, at a rate of $350 a month, in 2006 and 2007. Working-campers welcome. Arrangements can be made to winter there, although the owners go to TX for the winter. - Working Full timer
Sep 2016 - $25.00
This park is in the middle of a cornfield about 5 miles off I-65. There is a Dairy Queen restaurant about 10 miles away, but other than that, there is nothing around. It has mostly permanent residents, but they have an area for overnighters. The pull-throughs are long enough that you don't have to unhook but we had to do some maneuvering to get level. Roads are a bit narrow but manageable in our 40 foot coach with tow. There were some low hanging trees on the exit road. Satellite reception was good and our AT&T hotspot worked well. We would stay here again if traveling through this area. - dickens
May 2018 - $33.00
Very busy park , we went over Memorial day weekend with our grandson and daughter. Restrooms and showers were kept clean considering how much traffic was thru them. Hiking trails form very rugged to moderate grandson loved them and then cooling off in the pool afterwards. We also hiked at Shades State park nearby , no entry fee with your hang tag from Turkey Run. The only bad thing was look liked 2 hour wait for the dump station , we were lucky that we have a truck stop on the way home with a dump station. - Steph and Jim
Mar 2018 - $36.00
My wife and I took 2 of our granddaughters camping for Spring Break and had a wonderful time. We had 2 days in the 50's and then 2 days with 8 INCHES OF SNOW!!! Welcome to Indiana springs! Took multiple hike on each day. The DNR did plow the snow off of the roads but it did kind of end up in front of your vehicle. Had a 4WD so no problem. FYI the pool at the Inn was closed due to work being done on the ceiling of the pool. You might want to check if that's a service you'd like to take advantage of. - SamA
Jun 2017 - $30.00
This park had mostly trailers, pop-up campers and tents. Our site was not long enough to park our little tow car in front of our class A RV so we had to park it sideways. If you park your car or truck on the grass the ranger will come and talk to you or leave a note. The Twin Oaks loop has 86 sites with 50 amp, 2 restrooms and only 4 water faucets. When you arrive fill up your water tank just after the gatehouse straight ahead on the right. The campground was very crowded with family reunions and lots of kids. Lots of activity with people playing frisbee, washers, cornhole & riding bikes. If you want a peaceful place to camp this is not the place. Trail #3 in the state park is very rugged but has amazing views of giant rocks & includes climbing rocks in a creek. The trails on the weekends are crowded. The Turkey Run Inn has a good buffet. - Lini
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
Jun 2017 - $30.00
Previous reviewer did a great job at describing my experience here. Wanted to give a more recent review to show that the place has not changed much, price went up some. We had an end spot that made it feel less cramped. We discovered people leave their RVs there and visit on occasion. Thus one of our neighbors was never there in the week we were there. So the only neighbor we had were behind us. - MichelleKry
Oct 2010 - $26.00
Great location for touring the Subaru manufacturing facility. Very quiet. Quick drive into Lafayette. Many seasonals. Call ahead to check on site suitable for big rig. Very helpful and friendly staff and owners. Would stay here again. - tillie