11 RV Parks near Dillsboro, Indiana
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Called ahead and asked for a place by the pool and under some tree coverage and verified there was wifi access.I was assured we would receive all three amenities. We asked the person who met us if we indeed were parked under shade trees and were again told we were. We get to our spot which was right by the pool but there were no shade trees. I mean we could SEE them from where we were parked but none near us.The pool was completely unsuitable for all but the frogs that called it home with 10 inches of water.Major maintenance is required to get this thing usable. Falling apart and concrete missing, metal thrown in like it's being used for garbage.
We felt deceived but had already paid. After a couple weeks of some very strange traffic I called into the Sheriff's department when the Deputy on duty advised me he would probably not stay there with his family. We witnessed underage drinking as well as numerous other sketchy activities. I never felt personally threatened, but would advise caution for travelers with kids.
We tried the little restaurant and was not surprised to find the food was unremarkable-at best-but the service was awful.The woman seemed annoyed that we actually ordered off the menu rather than using the buffet.
The owner while seemingly nice lied to us regarding the 3 major things we requested over the phone. She informed me we had access to wifi but when we got there she would not relinquish the pw to us claiming she did not know it and the server at the restaurant told us nobody ever gets it.
I had a difficult time contacting the owner when calling (which really should have been my first clue)-I kept getting the "restaurant" and the owner was the only person who would discuss sites but was never around.
I would not go back as things are. This was clearly a very nice place at one point. If someone were to take some care and renovate the park and pool, maybe add a little security..I would consider giving it another shot.Until then-Beware. - Hart_Serenity
Jul 2005 - $22.00
Need better direction signs inside the park. Had to ask 2 different people directions to office. Last one led me to location in his golf cart. Interior roads are gravel. Very friendly staff. Passing through and will stay here again if in the area. They have a restaurant on the premises. - RockenL
Oct 2017 - $35.00
This is a very nice, peaceful park that is the second largest in the Indiana state park system. It is well designed: the sites are all close to a shower/bathroom facility. Those facilities were clean and had good hot water. They seem to be strict about only one tow vehicle per site, but overflow lots available for extra vehicles. The area is beautiful in the fall, with many sites in the woods.
Site grades inside loop are flat. Grades on perimeter sites vary widely, from almost flat to quite steep. Flat ones often have picnic table and fire pit a little downhill and with a beautiful view. It's probably best to see one of these sites that you want to reserve before doing so, as the descriptions on the reservation site of the pad steepness are not too accurate. - GregAndKatie
Oct 2016 - $30.00
Stayed for 4 nights while visiting family in the area. Always stay at this park when visiting in this location.
Stayed in "C" loop. The restrooms were clean, but they are starting to show their age. Don't like the gang shower, but there is a single available.
This is a pretty park which is well maintained. New picnic tables at our site. Fire wood is available from the campground host. We didn't buy wood therefore I don't know the cost. Hiking trails are close to the campground. There is a lake for kayaks or canoes. Camp store is close to the lake. Saw lots of horse trailers, and they can use trails designed for the horses.
I'm not used to paying an entrance fee to the park, and it's in addition to the camping fee. $9.00 entrance fee for out of state people.
Versailles is close if groceries or other supplies are needed. - Dennis D
Sep 2014 - $22.00
Only visited A loop, but would not recommend that section for motorhome or trailers. Very tight narrow road with trees. Sites looked very small and difficult to back into. - Cicero Cachers
Sep 2017 - $41.00
This park has two sections; we stayed in the lower section along the Ohio River. This used to be our very favorite RV park, but this most recent stay was a disappointment. The road was a disaster, large potholes full of muddy water. The grass needed to be mowed, and we never did get their wi-fi to work. The final insult was: Since our last stay, the price per night went up over $10 per night. With some road repairs and general sprucing up, the park would be very nice, but I'm still not sure it would be worth $45 per night. - SW Ohio Travelers
Aug 2017 - $50.00
Pool can be hit or miss with chemicals and being green. Grounds upkeep has significantly declined over the last 2 years. HUGE potholes everywhere, they have said they are adding gravel for the last 2 years, if it rains, it is a muddy mess on the roads! - AEGR
Jul 2017 - $45.00
We stayed there for 2 nights with our GS camping chapter with 7 units and 1 using the very unsatisfactory cabin. The roads leading to the campsites are asphalt, but once you get to the area of the campsites the road turns to gravel and is full of numerous large potholes. On the one road you was supposed to leave out of campgrounds there was a pothole large enough to be a small pond and when I drove through it after a heavy rain with my Jeep Wrangler, I thought I was about to lose it in the pothole, it was so deep. When leaving this morning everyone try to avoid it by goin through an empty site over to the other drive which wasn't much better, but at least you wouldn't fall in. The park was very full as it was a NASCAR Weekend at Kentucky Raceway. The yard needed mowing and actually the whole park is in a state of severe array. Someone needs to get a hold of this park and clean it up or it is doomed to extinction. On a plus note, this park could be a SUPER NICE Campgrounds if someone would just give it a lot of TLC. Last but not least, it is also overpriced for what you get. Almost forgot, the Wi-Fi was atrocious, never was able to get on it. - paulbe
May 2018 - $57.00
This is a nice place but way over priced for what is here and we will not return for that reason. It is well maintained and clean. The park is so new the concrete pads are not even stained. There are about 8 bathrooms in the middle and a laundry with 3 washers and dryers. There are only 6 pull through spots. If you have a bigger rig like ours, 44 ft, pick a site that you can back in from one of the through roads in the park. There are gravel pads along each site but ours is not deep enough for our pickup to fit. We had good verizon and at&t signals and all sites are sat friendly. One nice thing, and probably due to the cost to stay here, we shared the entire park with 6 others through the middle of the week. There is a security gate to get in and out and a shuttle pick-up to the Casino. - Ghettomedic
Apr 2018 - $40.00
We arrived here very early in their season and they didn't have very much organized. Check in was meticulous. Exit gate was still locked so we had to leave through the entry. Enough about that... it was early season so no big deal. So, the good... They accept many discounts, Good Sam, AARP etc. They have about 52 back in sites and about 4 pull throughs. All are concrete, nicely spaced with picnic tables on gravel at each site. This is a new park so all amenities are in excellent condition. They have 7 separate bathrooms each with a shower, sink and toilet. No common bathrooms. All are like new condition. The laundry has 4 washers and 4 dryers. No kid stuff at all. The park is located about 1/4 mile from the casino which is on the Ohio River. We understand they will have a shuttle later on. The bad..... The sites are all concrete (good...) and all sites except the few pull throughs are 40ft long (bad...). So if you're like us and have a 38ft Fifth wheel, your rig is nearly hanging out in the road unless you overhang the site in the back. That may or may not work depending on who is in the site behind you. The roads are new and all paved but they are narrow. No problem getting in but there is nowhere to park your tow vehicle or towed vehicle. If folks park in front of their rigs on both sides of the street, I doubt if rigs could get through. No guest or additional parking anywhere close either so you will have to park in the hotel parking lot about 100 yards away unless you can park on your "yard" area that is gravel. Probably not going to happen so plan to walk to your vehicle. - AlaskaJack
Oct 2017 - $40.00
The reservation lady I talked with, was very friendly and looked at several options to get me the best price. The above price includes a 10% tax. The showers and bathrooms were spotless with good hot water and pressure. The sites were mostly back in with concrete pads that required no leveling. Their wifi was weak and we never got it to work. Verizon and Mifi worked great.
I'm not sure what the gaming laws in Indiana are but the casino is on a simulated paddle wheel boat that looks like it could actually go up and down the river. However it was all tied to land and the hotel, shops, and restaurants by a long enclosed ramp. We only spent one night here but would stay here again if we're in the area. - pumper9x9
Apr 2018 - $45.00
Tidy park, its just right next to the highway and you can't avoid the noise. Only stayed here because Cincinnati doesn't have many choices for camping. - rwthomasjrfamily
Apr 2018 - $45.00
Cash price is reflected here which is $3 better than Good Sam discount. This campground is near the interstate but requires a bit of a round about way to get there. Our gps had no problem. We stayed one night in a long and level pull through site and only hooked up to electric. It was convenient and easy. There is no cable but there were several over the air HD channels from Cincinnati. They seem to cater to long term folks as many had winter set ups. They also had about 12 pull throughs for travelers like us. - exceltraveler
Sep 2017 - $44.00
The park is nestled around a lake and the owners take good care of the grounds. Fishing and boat rentals are both available. This camper did not use the park facilities and found the nightly rate fairly high. RV parks in the Cincinnati area are very scarce so they can charge on a supply and demand basis. This camper used the park as a staging area for local activities. - Oddyssey
Apr 2018 - $33.00
The park is very nice with asphalt interior roads except for the one in front of our site which was gravel. Looks like they have plans for future expansion. Our site was a long pull through concrete pad with gravel at the ends. Many of the sites are advertised as 55 ft and had asphalt entry. All sites have a concrete patio with picnic tables and grass in between the sites. The area between sites is spacious. The park is surrounded by green pastures on one side and trees on others. The water pressure was not great, but that could have been our inline pressure regulator instead of the park pressure. Although there is a cable connection, and the park brochure indicates cable (website says they no longer have cable), I called the office and they said it was turned off at the end of last season. No TV via antenna. No trees so the satellite worked well. Garbage is picked up at site. They will let you wash on site. Verizon worked well. Closest Walmart is 20 miles in Carrollton, KY. An IGA grocery store is about 5 miles away. The park has WiFi but didn't use. Did not use any of the park amenities. Rates were very reasonable. We stayed 4 nights for the price of 3 nights. We happened to be here at a time they were offering a spring special BOGO. Also Good Sam's discount. - Traveling and Living
Apr 2018 - $45.00
A park that caters to self contained RVs. Nice sites with concrete pads and was quiet. Used as our base for exploring and visiting Arkencounter and Creation Museum. - Rmpbap
Dec 2017 - $30.00
We stayed one night while traveling in December. There was no one at the office so we called when we arrived. Both back in and pull thru sites are available. Some sites have full hookups designed for winter use but we couldn't use them because they only had back in sites. We drove a class A with a tow vehicle and didn't want to unhook. We filled our water tank from the spigots located on either side of the office and hooked up to electric. A pool is on site for summer use. There isn't much shade and they are close together but the sites are concrete, you get a picnic table, and we didn't have to unhook our tow. Some pull thrus had a lot of water laying in front of each site. We wouldn't stay long term but it was nice for an overnight. - Tammy7
Sites: 800 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 48 Reviews
Sep 2017 - $52.00
We stayed on the Thousand Trails side. We had made our reservations about 3 weeks in advance, reserving a full hook-up, 50 amp service pull-thru. When we checked in, we were given a map, and told find a site that we liked. The employee told us that here are the 3 phases, and she circled them on the map. Phase 2 and 4 had pull-thrus, but she didn't know what sites were available, what sites had full hook-ups, what sites had 50 amp, and what sites were just water and electric. She did know that phase three was just water and electric. We drive around, ran into some low hanging branches in phase 3, where another employee directed us to phase 5, which also was a mix of full hook-ups, some with 30 amp, some with 50 amp, and some with just water and electric. After a third employee stopped us and helped us, we were able to find a site. We ended up in phase 2, where our site was mostly grass, and not level. We were able to level the coach by placing pads under the rear wheels. The water and sewer were in the driver side and the electric was on the passenger side, so we had to run the electric under the coach. Then it rained for a couple of days and the fire pit and sewer connection were under water. Our thoughts are, if you are going to take reservations and charge $52 per night, you should at least be able to tell people what site that they reserved, instead of telling them you need to go find your site. - Bbtj
Aug 2017 - $1.00
We have stayed in many RV parks, but this is, by far, in the top 5 worst. Yes, it's huge, but only 2 sections really count for Thousand Trails and "phase 2" which is where you're sent, is VERY unlevel gravel sites; the hookups are very confusing, (not sure which hook up goes to which site and many have to be shared part sewer part not (and the maps numbers don't jive with the posts so you don't know) and today they turned our water off for part of the day, with no notice, because they were doing some work elsewhere. The pool was not swimmable (unless you like to swim in 60 degree water) and much of the rest of the park is like broken down single wide mobile homes. There is another couple areas - one huge area for KOA (only one RV in there) and "phase 4" which looked ok, but we're full of what looked like permanent sites. Couldn't believe this is a Thousand Trails park. You had to check in at the store and they give you a paper scan card for the gate...that is car level. You best hope you don't come in your class "a" by yourself because you won't reach. - JoWood
Aug 2017 - $1.00
We stayed in the Thousand Trails part of this campground. Grounds seemed nicely maintained as well as the campground buildings. We did not use the pool. The pull throughs in Phase 2 - area P (where we stayed) are in need of maintenance. Our site was mostly grass growing with some gravel and dirt areas. Water lines look to have a temporary fix using washing machine hoses. Good water pressure (60 lbs). Our site was fairly level. Grass had been mowed recently. Sign at entrance telling TT members to go to the main gate to check in. There are two check in areas. Both located in the Campground store. One for TT and one for KOA.
At the main gate there is an intercom you need to use if no one is there. A little difficult to understand. Had to use the intercom and was told to go back to the store/gas station to register. Registration personal were helpful and friendly. We were able to get 50 amp service with FHUs. A nice plus for me is the campground allows washing your RV and vehicle. But you must purchase a $5 'washing permit'. - Rufas
Nov 2017 - $25.00
My wife and I camped on site 35 for 4 nights. The site was level enough, however the water hook up required 3 hoses to reach. When you look at the alignment of the waterline it would have been so simple to add a riser and provide water close to the site. I have never been to a campground for 4 days in my life and not talked to a single person. Not friendly to folks they don't know or are not a regular. - Jackson Dial
Oct 2017 - $25.00
Picked this state park as equal distance between Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter. Beautiful setting on top of hills, sites spacious. Need long water hose, visitor center is informative and fun to view. Bathrooms are older and dated, but the shower was hot and that's all I need. Park was very comfortable for our 7 night stay. - G&S Smith
Oct 2017 - $21.00
Very nice well kept campground. The lady at the desk worked hard for me with some of my issues. Recommend to anyone. 2 minor issues for me. Leveling was one the other was we needed 2 hoses for water and only had 1. If you go be sure you have 2 hoses if you want water. - waxhands
Jun 2017 - $35.00
Getting to this park requires good advanced mapping and intuition; there could be more directional signage. This park is not suitable for long 5th wheels and motor homes. The park map does not show the steep grades and very tight curves with large trees close to the narrow one-way road. Very few sites are level. Bring plenty of blocks. It was very difficult to back into my site due to the trees and the location of the electric post. Plan to drive your rig to the water station to tank up before backing in and setting up. Heavily wooded. Only electric hook-up. Camping is a long way from the rest of the park which has no place for swimming. The bath house is new, very clean and free. - Osita5
Jul 2016 - $27.00
The campground is in a nice park facility with a great play area for the kids located down by the lake. It is not real close to the campground though.
We also had to purchase an annual county park pass to be able to get in ($10.00).
The reason for the average rating is very few of the sites are level. Many of them are slanting downhill so it is hard to get level.
They could use a little better signage directing those who do not live here to the campground and check in. We drove past it the first time and had to call to find out where to go.
Also, even though they have a maximum camper limit of 6 people and two tents (or one camper unit and one tent) per site there were several that had many more than that, one having at least 18 people in it and one with 4 tents.
Their dump station is also located on a hill making it hard to get completely empty.
It is a very busy park on the weekends with lots of tent campers - 3 to 6 tents per site.
I would recommend this campground in certain areas only and during the week if possible. - prstlkid
Jul 2015 - $28.00
This campground is very close to my home, so we camp here pretty regularly. The upper sites are rather hilly, and most of the lower sites are mostly level. There are a few towards the bottom that have a bad slope, though. There is a playground located in the bottom section, as well. The park offers a lot of attractions (a snack bar, water park for little kids, paved bike trails, disc golf, fishing, hiking trails) and the campground features decent sized sites with plenty of shade. The bathrooms and showers have always been clean when we have camped, and the campground is monitored regularly by park rangers who are friendly and not overbearing. We have a pop-up so without a toilet, so we do not have the problem with the dump station that I keep reading about. Overall, if you are looking for a quiet campground with a lot of activities within the park, I would definitely recommend this park. - McLovin Camper
Apr 2018 - $32.00
This is a beautiful park; long, wide, level concrete sites with concrete patios and picnic tables. The only reason I rated them only satisfactory for service is because reservations must be made either on-line or during the day since the phone rings into the city building and is only answered during business hours. There is no cable and we were not able to pull in any stations by our antenna. Wi-Fi worked well once you got through the hassle of downloading their program to check for anti-virus. All utilities were conveniently located and worked well with plenty of water pressure. Our only complaint is they have a two-dog limit. We foster and rescue tiny dogs and never know for sure how many we will have with us at any particular time. I really hate these restrictions because I don't understand how three or even four small dogs could cause as much disruption or make as much mess as two 70-pounders. We will definitely stay here again any time we can meet their pet restriction. - SandyA
Nov 2017 - $40.00
This gem has become our home away from home in the summer. Beautiful campground nestled right on the banks of the Kentucky River. Sites are concrete and level with concrete patios. Full hookups right where they need to be and super clean. It's a fairly new park with a LOT of pull-through sites and several back-ins. Our favorite sites are the back-ins that are overlooking the river. I've always paid in advance on their website or called the office as there's nobody on site that I've ever seen. Every now and then a City of Carrollton truck might wander through (the park is city owned) but that's about it. No hassles whatsoever. Carrollton has several good sit down restaurants, a Walmart and a Kroger, so almost anything you'd need is just a few miles away. If you're feeling adventurous, take a trip across the bridge to Madison, Indiana where you'll find more mighty fine eating establishments, antique shops, cafes, etc. - sixtires58
Sep 2017 - $36.00
Nice little park right in town about 15 minutes from Kentucky Speedway. It appears this campground is brand new with generous paved sites, hook-ups in perfect condition, and a walking trail along the river. Very neat and clean. Small trees will need a few years before they provide any shade. Smooth paved roads throughout the park. Wifi was excellent since we were here in the off season, good Verizon reception, too. Couldn't reliably get any over-the-air TV stations. Large shopping area about 5 minutes away. - 4forsmores