10 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 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
Nov 2015 - $43.00
Pluses: Lots of Halloween activities for the kids, nice clubhouse, and firewood delivery right to your campsite. Outer loop spots are decently spaced but inner loop look hit-or-miss.
Minuses: Roads are in terrible condition - doesn't look like they have put fresh gravel down in a year so the potholes stayed a muddy mess even when it didn't rain. WiFi was useless - it was crowded, but we couldn't log on even once the two days we were there. Playground is small. - selmore
Sep 2015 - $17.00
It was pouring rain the entire time we at the park so we didn't really get a chance to do much or even take advantage of the area. We chose to stay on the upper level which we later found was somewhat of a mistake as the sites all have really bushy trees with lots of low hanging branches. We found out later that the sites on the lower portion by the river don't have that problem. From the little bit we could see through the rain, it appeared to be a nice park with lots of family activities. It is also near 2 casinos, one of which will come to the park, pick you up and return you for free. We were so tired and wet we just opted to stay in for the night. It was rather far from the road, but the drive was easy and had it been sunny probably rather scenic. The site was FHU and very level and long. We hope to go back when the weather is better. - LovinFT
Oct 2016 - $29.00
Most sites at this campground are really tight and close together, but somehow we got a really nice site parallel to the lake so we had a beautiful view of the lake right outside the door. I wasn't sure how we were going to get our 41 foot rig parallel parked in that spot, but the guy that works there was very helpful with that. The people that work at this campground are some of the friendliest campground owners/employees we have ever encountered! And the neighbors were all really friendly as well which helps a lot when the sites are so close together. We stayed here so we could visit the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter with other friends that were also camping there. The museum is only about 10 minutes away, but the ark was about 45 minutes. Both places were awesome and well worth a visit. Verizon 4G worked great here. - Love2Camp777
Sep 2016 - $41.00
Gravel roads and sites. Good water pressure, barely usable wifi, open for clear satellite access. Noisy near the Interstate. Convenient for an overnighter, but that's it. - The Hilts
Jul 2016 - $43.00
I would have given the park 5 stars for cleanliness; however, we used their paddle boats that they advertise is available to residents, and they were filthy. We had to walk back up to the office to get a broom in order to brush off the leaves, dirt, cobwebs, and spiders, before using them. We are self contained, so otherwise it was really nice. We enjoyed walking around the lake. Nice park. - C and K on the Road
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
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Large RV park. Arrived after dark. Paperwork to site left at office. Hardly anyone there when I visited in early September. Nice concrete pad. Very good wifi. Nice bike/walk path attached to site. Would return if on my way through this area, not a destination park for me, for others a nearby casino may be an attraction. - RVStudent
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Although the park does not contain a lot of trees it has a pool, playground, bike trail, and fishing pond. It is clean neat and has easy access...and great Wi-Fi! - Jimjul
7234 State Road 46 E Batesville, Indiana 47006 (map) | (812) 934-5496
Sites: 800 | Latest Rate: $10.00 | 42 Reviews
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
Jun 2016 - $38.00
The main staff is the only reason this review is as high as it is. The campsite itself was clean, our pull-through site was huge, and the staff was very kind and helpful. My low review, however, is specifically to the pool staff. We were swimming in the late afternoon, and there was a good sized staff of lifeguards of 4 or 5. They must've had friends swimming, because, despite all the guard towers, they all sat in pool chairs on the same side of the pool chatting with each other, their friends in the pool, and taking pictures with their phones. Yes, at least 2 of them had their phones out, taking selfies!
We only stayed there for the night, but the place had a good friendly vibe to it. I'm not sure if we'd stay there again, but I would warn, not necessarily discourage, people from staying there. - JKBuzenby
Jun 2016 - $40.00
This is a very confusing place if you are staying only a few nights using KOA. The KOA campground sits in the middle of a Thousand Trails membership campground. The amenities have recently undergone an upgrade with a new pool area and clubhouse. Sections of the TT campground are developed with campers permanently on campsites. The campground is gated requiring a key card to get in after hours.
When we arrived we were met by TT folks who were helpful getting us checked in but wanted to sell TT. The KOA staff forgot to give us a card pass for entry into the park after hours so we were locked out one night until someone could open the gate for us. There is a lot of vehicle traffic with both cars and golf carts.
KOA should consider turning their part over to TT. I don't recommend staying here. - Aldeaux
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 - $35.00
This was an overnight stop for us and this appears to be a very popular campground with a mix of tents and RVers and lots of kids. Looks like that it is big rig friendly depending on the site. Utilities were fine but the bath house was old and needed much more attention due to the high volume of users. Had 2 bars of Verizon LTE at our site but only 3G at the campground entrance. Campground hosts were very friendly and attentive. Public roads to the campground are pretty narrow. Do not take Exit 171 off I-75 because some of the roads are extremely narrow for our dually truck. Campground had a very popular pool and miniature golf. I liked this place better than my spouse and we probably would not stay here again. SWe stayed in a motorcycle tent trailer. - roadking
Jun 2016 - $20.00
we enjoyed our stay at big bone lick , with about 60 sites it is a quiet out-of-the-way camphround, but still minutes away from the Florence Kentucky area with shops, a mall, restaurants galore. It appeared that the majority of the sites are a bit unlevel but not so much that it could not be corrected. Electric and water were an easy reach . Campground does have a pool and two large playgrounds, The bison herd was interesting but the park museum is small. We enjoyed our stay . - depguy
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
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
Oct 2015 - $32.00
What a beautiful park! Paved roads, spacious concrete pads, concrete patios with picnic tables. The only negative is the difficulty making reservations. The phone number given rings into the city building and is not answered after 4:30 p.m. We had to find a place to stop, hook up our wi-fi hot spot (we don't use a smartphone), and make reservations on our laptop computer - not the most convenient situation. As other reviewers have mentioned, there is absolutely no TV reception. There are very few campgrounds in the area between Louisville and Cincinnati so we would definitely stay here again - just make sure we call in before they close for the day. - SandyA
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