6 Parks near Fair Oaks, Indiana
Aug 2006 - $29.00
Our site was strewn with garbage to the point that it resembled an inner city vacant lot. One of the wooden beams from the fence around the site was scorched and sitting in the grass nearby. The closest bathroom, in the gameroom, was a mess, the toilet clogged and filthy, despite the presence of a young employee sitting a few feet away watching a DVD. The seasonal residents who appear to make up the overwhelming majority of the customers constantly ride by in golf carts. While I was sitting there pondering whether to spend a half-hour cleaning up the trash on the site, a cart loaded with about six unsupervised youths nearly crashed down the path right next to the site. At that point I had seen enough. One of the greatest joys of my just-finished vacation was putting this dump in my rear-view mirror. I only wish there had been a review on this site to steer me away beforehand. Consider yourself warned: This is not a good campground. - Family of four
Jul 2016 - $42.00
This was the only park in the area of our travels, so we decided to take a chance despite the poor reviews. After the last review, we considered cancelling our reservation, but was told that we were within the 10-day window that prohibited a refund. Entering the park, it is a long, dusty trip to the pull-through sites, resulting in a tow vehicle covered in dust. Hookups were not convenient; sewer was 20' to the rear of the power pedestal, water was 25' in front, requiring extensions for both. But the real problem is the noise - overwhelmingly loud, continual, and intrusive. We felt like we were parked in the median of the interstate, except that if we were we wouldn't have the roar of exhaust brakes as trucks slowed for the adjacent truck stop. WiFi was intermittent, Verizon cell/data was good, and there is no cable TV and little OTA. All this for $42 a night with the Good Sam discount. We will avoid this park in the future. - Meanderman
Jun 2016 - $41.00
This park is way overpriced for what you get. Upon arrival the first view is of a tired old mobile home/office. Past that is a jumble of construction materials and half d0ne projects. The interior roads are potholed gravel. The individual sites are gravel with heavy grass intrusion. Sites are about 75' from an off ramp for I-65. If the noise from trucks and their jake brakes doesn't get you the vibration of the trucks driving on a road in poor condition will. Didn't use the bath/showers because they are a 1/4 mile away near the entrance to this very linear park. On top of their overnight rate they charge for every thing else. Anywhere from $8-20 per person/per day to use the beach/lake. Their "lake view" sites are the ones backed up against the Interstate. Your view is what you can see between the "lake side" sites. Water hookups are between every other site, not at each site.
The WiFi works ok for e-mail. The online feature for reservation didn't work. The site says they will call you. They did not.
The overall impression is that the park is tired. - CharlieB
Oct 2015 - $34.00
The campground itself is nice but they are very rule orientated: no mats at all, no satellite dishes on ground, they require doing your sewer, and outdoor activities during day hours only. The noise from the highway is unbearable and when we were there they were doing road construction at night so the noise never ended! - Full timers traveling for work
Jul 2016 - $24.00
Family oriented park. Good if you want to be away from hassle of Gary or Chicago. About 1 hour back to things there. We had 30 Amp site (no sewer) so had cheaper rate. Reasonably level site. Staff very friendly and helpful.
We are a Class C motorhome. - Catrinapdq
Jun 2014 - $29.00
This is the park for relaxation. Great staff and camp host! Plenty of shade, clean area, clean restrooms and showers. It's a short walk to an amazing lake view. We will return! - tincansailor
May 2014 - $20.00
Super clean and very quiet. Stayed here a week while we visited Chicago. Best option even though we had to commute every day. It was a lovely place to come home to each evening. - Chuckstr89134
Jun 2015 - $41.00
Good quality interior gravel roads, level grass and gravel campsites. Lots of trees. The recent heavy rains knocked out the sewer (septic system) due to high water table. Working on solutions. WIFI slow. Convenient to I-65 but away from traffic noise. Very nice folks. - runamuka
Aug 2014 - $39.00
Campground had volleyball court, jumpshot, fun cycles, jumping pillow, playground, and a pond with inflatables. They charged $15/kid for the weekend for the use of the jumpshot, jumping pillow, fun cycles, and inflatables. The camp store had some hot food and soft serve ice cream, along with miscellaneous food items, candy, pop, etc. They had a glow in the dark parade on Saturday, which the kids loved. There were a lot of kids around during the day, but it was pretty quiet at night. The seasonals were newer trailers, and were toward the back of the campground. Some of the seasonals were all gravel instead of grass, but maybe that's less maintenance? There weren't a lot of golf carts, which was nice. If the wind shifted, you got a whiff of cow manure, but there are a lot of farms in the area. There was also the occasional train whistle. The owner and staff were very friendly. We will be back. - chgo_spartan
Jun 2014 - $40.00
We stayed in site #50 in this charming RV park. From our front door, we looked about 50 feet to the edge of their "lake" (large pond) with its fountain. Wi-Fi worked well, as did our Verizon and T-Mobile devices. Good interior roads, level sites, many seasonal campers. This place is so serene - we hated to leave. - Ray Waugh