10 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 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
Jul 2013 - $28.00
This is a nice park with all sites paved and all roads paved as well. Again, be aware most Indiana state parks don’t have water or sewer available at the sites, and this one was no exception. However, there are plenty of water filling stations throughout the park. Real negative about this park is the dump stations. They have only one station with two pipes. You will wait a while on a Sunday with only having one station. They really need to add more. We stayed in the B loop site 116. Nice site tucked into the woods. They are attempting to grow grass on this site, and had hay down. This is probably a hard task with all of the tree cover and constant foot traffic in and around the site. Stay away from Loop A if you have a larger rig (20+ft) as it is super tight and all the perimeter sites are best suited for pop ups. The interior sites are not quite as shady, but still have big trees. The C loop has some nice sites, but be aware that many of those perimeter sites have a large sloping driveway and would be difficult for a larger trailer to get level. I believe the tongue of the trailer would be on the ground and the back of the trailer a good 3-4 ft high in the rear. It was a holiday weekend so it was very busy, but not overwhelming. The bathhouses are older, but seem to be cleaned a few times a day. The pool is nice. They have a huge lake and multiple playgrounds in and around the park. We will stay here again I am sure, just wishing the state would pony up and install water at all of the sites. AT&T wireless has 5 bars and Verizon has 3 bars. Beware that some of the sites will not have access to the southern sky due to trees. Site 166, however, faced Southwest and made it easy to find Directv satellites. One more thing, they charge $7.00 to enter the park, not included in your paid camping fees, and the pool is $3.00 per day to use it as well. The pool is a good 5 min drive from the campground. - jmcmanama
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 2017 - $50.00
Two separate camp areas one at the top of the hill and one down by the river. Down by the river lacking shade and further away from conveniences and recreation. My 20A connector was melted out. Sewer backwashed when emptying tank.
New owner/operator spending little effort on maintenance and park going into bad repair. Park much worse than it used to be. - Ann Onymous
Jul 2016 - $43.00
We came in without a reservation and were fortunate to get a site for one night on July 4 weekend! Our spot was a large back-in on the Ohio River and it was nice and level with all the hookups nearby. There was no WiFi or cable but we didn't mind that at all. We did need their maintenance man to check the power pedestal as the 30 Amp plug showed signs of burning/arcing. Everything checked out OK and we enjoyed our night listening to kids playing, folks talking and singing around campfires, and watching stars and the satellites in the sky. - KC8RXQ
Jun 2017 - $44.00
The campground is larger than it appears. We wanted a pull thru, so we didn't stay next to the lake. It was all gravel in our area with no shade trees. There appeared to be some long-term residents. The park is well maintained. There are several odd-looking ducks that roam the campground - they are fearless but friendly, and they don't seem to leave a lot of droppings around. They have limited office hours, and no one is there in the evenings. The office staff were very helpful in person and on the phone. They don't have online reservations, which I found irritating because I prefer to do everything electronically - we sent a deposit check through the US mail to hold the reservation. There are no organized kids activities, though there were paddle boats along the water that you can use. It was close to Cincinnati, which is why we chose it. I wouldn't consider this a destination campground, though if we'd chosen a back-in site along the water I might feel differently. - Morning Star
May 2017 - $44.00
Our 2nd stay here and not as pleasant as the first. I was quoted a rate on the phone that included a Good Sam discount so I made a reservation for the next day. When we arrived late afternoon the next day, they charged the full rate and didn't give me the discount even after I showed them my GS card! They advertise and tell you on the phone that they give the discount so I'm following up with GS about that. It was too late for us to find another overnight stop so I paid the full rate. I think that's what they're counting on if you get there late. As a self described mom and pop operation, they appear to make the rules on the fly. Some people get the 10% Good Sam discount, and others like us don't, and I don't know what criteria they used to determine that. We won't be stopping here again. - Flippitti
Apr 2017 - $40.00
Small campground, sites are long but close together just off interstate. Clean, appeared well kept but mostly gravel and rock. Driveways are narrow. Nice overnight stay. There was a 'glitch' when checking in which double charged me for the stay. Owners took prompt action and refunded money via check with a few days. - FOSJ
Jun 2017 - $38.00
We stayed so far 2 weeks but plan on staying about 8 weeks total. We were looking for a place so I could recuperate from knee replacement with all hookups which is hard to find in this area. Nice quiet place. Nice little pond to fish catch and release. Playground. Big Jumping pad for the kids. Bike trail. Very well taken care of. Lawns mowed weekly. Garbage picked up at site. Nice heated saltwater pool during summer. - clee14
May 2017 - $38.00
Very nice park well maintained with clean restrooms. The restrooms has 2 showers one for handicap and 1 for regular. Nice hot water that you can very the temperature. Grounds were well maintained and site very level. Staff very friendly and helpful. - snoopy216
Nov 2016 - $35.00
Very nice RV park just over the Ohio River near Florence/Vevay Indiana. Easy to get to, entrance well marked. Interior roadways were completely paved, as were all sites. Sites were nice and long, easily accommodate big rigs (we're 42 ft. long). Plenty of room to park your tow vehicle. Sites were pretty decent distance apart. Park is family owned, and staff very friendly. Utilities are housed in marine grade unit, and have "night lights" at their tops. Utilities were well positioned and convenient for use. Park is in small foothills, so really warm days (76 degrees in Nov 2016) followed by very cool temps (38-40 degrees) at night made for heavy fog in the mornings. Sometimes it was so foggy, you couldn't see across the small pond. Stayed 2 weeks, and loved it. Nice weather during the day, and cool at night. Office sells firewood, so we had a campfire a couple times during our stay. Park is convenient to nearby casino, and about 20 minutes from nearest Walmart in Carrollton, KY. We'd stay here again, especially with the small pond that is stocked with good size small mouth bass and crappies (catch and release). Interior roads were wide, and obstruction-free. Very easy to navigate with large rigs. - usamacdonald2
7234 State Road 46 E Batesville, Indiana 47006 (map) | (812) 934-5496
Sites: 800 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 44 Reviews
Jul 2017 - $1.00
Not My Cup Of Tea. This gets a low rating from me because it did not suit my camping needs. I appreciate quiet and peace when camping and this campground did not offer that. This campground offers seasonal and extended stays. I would say that 75% of the campers were in this category. This made it more like a trailer park then a campground. Most of these sites had semi-permanent structures. AND the golf carts.
"Campers" were continuously cruising with music blaring. It seemed that when you were out at your site you were continuously being looked at by the parade of vehicles. They did seem to stick to the 11 pm limit however. There was also quiet, with the ability to hear some nature, in the early morning.
I did not see any access to hiking or nature trails. You must leave the campground for that. If you are looking for a more social experience with the ability to develop more long term relationships with your neighbors and want to drink and socialize, I think this campground with its access to a small lake would interest you.
The site was okay. Not many issues with leveling on my particular site. The picnic table had seen better days and was missing a bench. The paved roads in my section were in horrible shape. More potholes than actual pavement. - evervescent
Jun 2017 - $10.00
Some of the bad reviews didn't apply to us. Initially we understood that the hook-ups were w/e only. We were given our choice of sites and had full hook-ups. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The site was somewhat un-level but not impossible. Our area was very quiet at night. We asked for and got an area with no trees for easy satellite set-up. ATT was good. Wifi was available only at two spots and one of them wasn't working. There was a lot of cruising around in golf carts and therefore raising dust but all in all this was a very satisfactory campground. We would stay here again. - vmi1962
Aug 2016 - $10.00
This can be a nice park if you have reservations and can find a site. They are considering adding more full hookups which are needed as we had a choice of 2 spots. The pool and mini golf were good and the park is large and flat which was good for long bike rides.
There are few guide signs and those that exist require interpretation. Previously I took a wrong turn and found myself locked in behind the office. - Bud H
May 2017 - $20.00
This is a very nice state park CG. We were only here overnight so did not hike any of the trails or see the bones. The sites are paved but not very level. The park is about 10 very hilly and windy miles off I-71. There is 30 amp power and water at every site. Dump station on the way out. Lots of trees, and sites are not close except for a few right by the pool/bathhouse. Well-maintained and probably jammed on busy weekends. I don't know if there is much to see/do in this area but this is a pleasant state CG for a stopover. - virginianola
Apr 2017 - $28.00
Make sure you have plenty of water hose when camping here. We had 50' of hose, which was not enough, and then had to go in search of an additional hose. Sites are fairly short and unlevel. Staff is friendly. State needs to spend some money on upgrades for the restroom, laundry facilities, and maintaining trails (muddy). Mini-golf course could use some upkeep also. Good location for visiting Ark & local attractions in and around Cincinnati. After visiting some of the privately-owned campgrounds in the area, we were pleased we chose this one. - User3604
Oct 2016 - $22.00
Well maintained park. Only 35 minutes from downtown Cincinnati but feels like it's a world away as it's a pretty setting up on a hill. At & t cell signal was weak to nonexistent. Received 17 over the air TV stations. Bathrooms were old but clean. Sites were somewhat shallow (many had to park sideways in front of their campers or elsewhere) and the sites were mostly unlevel. Sites had decent separation with the exception of those in the two circle loops which were too close together for our comfort. The camp store has the basics but Florence is only a 15 minute drive with all the stores you could ask for. A rather small bundle of firewood was $5 but just outside the park there's a guy selling firewood out of his driveway for the same price and a larger bundle. There's a nice playground in the campground and this place is loaded with families. Minature golf 0n site. As others have stated bring enough water hose because the water hookups are shared and might not be very close. - Fdwt994
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
Jul 2015 - $28.00
We actually like this campground quite a bit, but it has more to do with overall park than the campground itself. The park has a lot of things to do with a nice lake and and hiking trails along with nice paved bike trails. The campgrounds however leave a bit to be desired. We stayed on site 133 and it was not very level. We had to crank the tongue jack all the way down to get the camper level on this site. The site is gravel but was in pretty good condition. We did like that this site was surrounded by deep woods. The site was adequate but not large. It does seem that the 11:00 PM quiet time was enforced or at least we didn't have any real rowdy neighbors and the campground quieted down pretty quickly. It is true as other have said that you have to go to the boat house at the lake to check in and the park staff were teenagers that were friendly but not too knowledgeable about the actual campgrounds. Also as other have pointed out once in the park the signs to the actual campgrounds are confusing -we missed a turn and wound up having turn around in an almost not big enough parking lot- had our 24' camper been larger, we would have had a heck of a time turning around to make the correct turn. And finally -also as others have mentioned- the dump station is on the wrong side. We didn't pull out until Monday so it wasn't a problem for us. We went down to the boat house parking lot -about a 1/4 mile away- and turned around put the dump on the correct side of the camper, but then you have to pull completely through the campground loop again or do some type of fancy backing to get back on the main access road. Bottom line is we like the overall park a lot, but the campgrounds leave quite a bit for improvement. - campdaddy
Apr 2017 - $25.00
This is a basic campground right on the Kentucky River. It is big rig friendly. Most of the sites are pull through, but there are ones that back up to the river. Full hook ups, with speedy WiFi (free). No real other amenities has a bathhouse (didn't use), small playground & walking trails. You can walk about a mile to the Ohio River, nice park there. Closer to Indiana then Ohio. It's an hour drive to Cincinnati & to Louisville & Lexington. Grocery store is in town about 5 min ride. Nice State Park that has a lodge, mini golf, fishing is about 5 min away. - jcpjane
Aug 2016 - $34.00
Great little park. We were there 2 nights in August 2016. There are 33 spots, all concrete and level. There were only 4 other campers there when we were.
There is no cable TV, and the Wi-Fi is almost nothing, very iffy.
Short walk down to the rivers, and nice county town. Great barge watching on the Ohio River.
Most all are pull-thru, but we choose a back end that backed up to the Kentucky River. - archbarb
May 2016 - $36.00
The service at this CG wasn't bad, there just wasn't any - we arrived after 5 pm and checked in using a self-pay honor system. Most of the people at this small CG were locals enjoying a spring weekend with family/kids. This is a fine overnight stop. The CG seems to be a local amenity offered by the county and is fairly basic although very clean. All the hook-ups worked fine. No cable or wi-fi. - virginianola
Nov 2016 - $27.00
This property is a State Resort Park because it has a lodge with hotel rooms, a restaurant, golf course, and cabin rentals. Kentucky classifies its resort parks by these amenities, not by how well appointed the campground is. Knowing this distinction in advance will keep you from being disappointed.
General Butler offers a campground that is quite serviceable. Nothing too fancy, just decent place to park. We were here during Thanksgiving and family members stayed in the lodge while we were at the campground. For this type of get-away General Butler was perfect, and we spent 3 comfortable nights here. - Flying Mantis
Aug 2015 - $27.00
Not sure why all the good comments on this park????... First of all if they did not list it as a resort and did not list it as big rig friendly I would not have stopped here. For a State park it is ok but do not say it is a resort. First of all it is very tight to get around in. I had a very hard time getting my 36' 5th wheel turned around at the end of the full hook up loop. The sites are also very short and many are hard to get into with a larger RV. Now once you are in the water hook up is a long way off, so make sure you have lots of hose. I have a 75' and a 50' hose and used all of it. This is the case for a lot of the sites. Also they have a sign saying if there is a yellow tag on the post the site is reserved. Almost all the sites had yellow tags??? We were there Tuesday night ....the yellow tags were for the weekend??????? Now lets discuss the copperhead problem. Evidently it is severe enough they have a sign up advising you to not go out at night with out lights to the point they will loan you a flashlight if you don't have one????????? I'm not sure if this is the reason the shower houses were closed or not. - steelpony
May 2015 - $27.00
Came to stay for one night. Everything we read said this state park had big rig access; not so. I even verified that this was true when I called. We travel in a 40' with a toad and we had to unhook to get around a turn and we now have a nice crunch on one side of the rig.
The park itself is nice enough, mostly quiet (some traffic noise) but we won't return because of the access issues. - Marti & Roger