12 RV Parks near Crawfordsville, Indiana
May 2017 - $40.00
Nice little park close to town but still in the "country". Campground is well groomed and the staff is friendly. Our site was a pull through with plenty of length for any rig and the full hook ups worked well. - sodbuster
Oct 2016 - $36.00
We used the campground for a one night stop. We had a reservation and when we arrived there was a night that said the office was closed on Tues and Weds and to use the next door and forms. Luckily we had a reservation because there were no forms or other information to sign in. Site was easy to find but not very level. It looked like most of the sites were filled with full timers. The road in was really rough and the bathroom was not very clean and needed updating. - John Borajkiewicz
Oct 2016 - $34.00
Nice campground just minutes from Crawfordsville, but it feels like you're in the country. Good gravel roads and mostly level, gravel sites; fairly tight but not too bad. The park is right on a pretty little creek, Sugar Creek, I guess. There are also 2 ponds, a very large play area for the kids, and a large, grassy dog-walking area. We got several TV channels with our antenna, and the WiFi worked. They offer canoe rental in the summer. We would stay here again. - FranM
May 2017 - $44.00
Beautiful park with lots of trees and landscaping. Easy check in process with delightful staff. Only complaint was wifi did not work. - Nana-n-Pots-SC
May 2017 - $40.00
Check in was quick and easy. We were given a choice of sites to choose from. Our site was not level but not enough to create any issues. It was obvious it had rained a lot prior to our arrival because of the muddy ruts folks had left driving through the grass on the edge of the gravel pad. We had no issues getting in or out. Wifi was unusable, Verizon signal was ok. Park seemed to be well maintained. Large grass areas for our dog to run in. We did not see very many sites where a Sat dish would get a signal. - Ghettomedic
Apr 2017 - $40.00
The KOA website says winter season is November through March. We arrived on April 4 to find a sign on the office door stating winter season is through April 15. Even so, we had a prepaid reservation and there was paperwork waiting for us when we arrived. It said there were ten sites that had full hookups but all of them were taken but what appeared to be long term residents. There were also several units stored on the grounds, some which needed some attention. There was a freezer chest that was supposed to have ice cubes and the sign directed purchasers to deposit the $2.50 cost of the ice in the night registration box. However, the freezer had no bags of ice but, instead, what appeared to be someone's personal frozen food supply. The site was okay and spacious. It had a picnic table and a fire ring. The night we camped here was rainy and cold so we didn't use either amenity. There was some nearby train noise at night but it was tolerable. The women's bathroom was very clean. There were four toilet stalls and four shower stalls. I didn't use the shower but I ran the water in both the shower and the sink and it was hot. This was okay for an off-season, overnight stop. - Gawa
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 2017 - $23.00
I stayed here two nights in Site 42 while passing through in a 27 foot motorhome with tow car. One of Indiana's premiere state parks famous for its forests and hiking trails. The campground is huge -- over 200 sites. Warning: many of the sites slant down and to the side especially those on the outside of the loops -- sites on the inside of the loop tend to be more level but are mostly in the sun. I had to switch sites to get level. There are two main loops -- one straight ahead (Twin Oaks sites 7-124) which is grassy with trees and one to your left (Turkey Hollow sites 184-218 and Sugar Ridge sites 261-270) after going through the fee station. Twin Oaks is large, grassy and level. To the left the sites at first are in deep woods -- then there is a SERIOUS dip -- then the road comes up and enters Sugar Ridge that has level sites mostly in the open. The few pull through sites looked level. There is a potable water fill up site but you need to go clockwise around Twin Oaks loop to properly access it. The park has a separate entrance about a half mile down the road. They do not charge an additional fee to enter the park if you are camping at the campground. The main park has an Inn that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, a pool, a playground, a very nice nature center and of course the hiking trails. There is a trail that connects the Inn with the Campground -- entrance is at the end of the Twin Oak loop next to the dump station. The trails -- on the whole -- are strenuous but amazingly beautiful. The campground was practically empty during the week but fills on weekends. There is a camp store and two dump sites. Warning: check out time is 5 on Sundays. - SoloRed
Aug 2016 - $23.00
We pulled in to site #82 on a Sunday afternoon, and the campground was crowded - lots of groups. The campground emptied out by the 5PM checkout time, but be aware that weekends will be crowded, with a lot of kids.
The best word to describe this campground is "tired". One of two centennial Indiana parks, the staff is great but the facilities need updating. The sites are electric only; there are multiple water fill-up sites throughout the campground. The south comfort station (closest to the entrance) was not really dirty, but with the poor ventilation, the floor was always wet, which meant muddy. The women's shower was wet but clean, but according to the husband, the men's was "disgusting". The dumpsters were full on Thursday when we left, and the lids were not closed so it was somewhat unsightly.
The park itself is very nice. There are great trails, a nature center with a planetarium and (during the summer) a large swimming pool. Be aware that the campground is not in the main part of the park, but there is an easy trail to the inn, nature center and pool (which closes on 8/7/16) or it's an short drive. We had 1-2 bars of AT&T cell service, and were able to get satellite at our site. Our Verizon mobile hotspot did not get a good signal.
We really wanted to love this campground, but we probably won't be back. - Indybear
Apr 2016 - $24.00
We camped at Turkey Run State Park with friends, back-in sites 113 and 114. We both have 34-foot trailers and these sites were long enough for our trailers and tow vehicles. Sites were level and with very spacious grass area between sites. We had the good fortune of no one in the sites backing up to ours--if someone had been in those sites, there could be close overlap towards the back 6-feet of both units. Most of the sites in the northern 50-amp Twin Oaks loops were nice, spacious and level--for the most part, full sun (which we didn't mind in the spring). There were several nice pull-through sites. It had rained the day before our visit so some of the sites had quite a bit of standing water. Dump station near site 60 was convenient for the northern loops. Sites in the 30-amp section (Sugar Ridge, Turkey Hollow) were lovely and wooded but tighter to back a long trailer into. Because we were early in the season, sites were first-come, first-served....this created a long line at check-in. But the park attendant at the check-in desk was very helpful and friendly. - Smashcamp
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
Jul 2016 - $24.00
We were in site 22. The restrooms are a long way from the back sites where we stayed. The electric hook-ups are on the wrong side of the site for RV's, which I do not understand why. In the sites up front they are in the middle of the pad area???? This worked but in the future in the area I will look for another place. All sites are gravel and not quite level. - MINomad
May 2016 - $26.00
Nice country park with a very friendly host. Sites are gravel. There are only four 50amp sites and they are all back in sites. Sites are wide and easy to maneuver in. Took a little bit to get level as the back was on sloping ground. The host asked for all pets names in case of any emergency. We love our fur babies and thought that was extremely thoughtful! - Marley B Jones
Oct 2015 - $32.00
Great place to stay while visiting Parke County, Indiana. Owners are friendly and accommodating. Very busy during Covered Bridge Festival so reservations are necessary. Our site #28 was off the highway and quiet, but far from shower house. - Looney Bird