8.6 Excellent
     
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Johnny Appleseed Campground

Fort Wayne, Indiana



Fort Wayne, Indiana
Phone: (260) 427-6720

Sites: 36
Recent Rate: $22 8/2016

Latitude: 41.112028246597
Longitude: -85.11926472187

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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36 Reviews

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Review Count: 100
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped here to get off the road and were pleasantly surprised. This municipally owned/run park is located next to the coliseum in Fort Wayne. Yet, it has trees and is next to the river, and feels like you aren't really downtown. The camp host was fabulous and welcoming. Our site was level, and had electricity and water. There is a dump station, which we used, across the road from the campground. Surprise of all surprises, you can take a 5 minute walk to Johnny Appleseed's grave site located between the campground and the coliseum. We camped at Johnny Appleseed Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
24
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Visit Johnny Appleseed's grave site. There are some signs that tell you about his life, particularly his final years in Fort Wayne.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $44.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a small state park. Only water and electricity at the camp site. Dump station near the bathrooms. No complaints. It's a perfectly fine RV park. My main concern is always the bathrooms and since they were clean, I am a happy camper. We camped at Johnny Appleseed Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 33

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We were in town for engine repairs on our motorhome and killed some time at this park. We didn't stay at the campground but drove thru a couple times to check out the sites and also see the camp host. Sites look level with good spacing between them. Most, if not all, are back ins. Only 50/30 amp electric and water with a dump station on the way out. Campground roads and sites are gravel with grass between sites. Lots of trees overhead so satellite tv might be a problem. No wifi or cable. It's in town so there are plenty of places to eat and see. It's right next to the coliseum. The park surrounds the campground so lots of green space. There's a very nice dog park that you can take your dog to for a fee ($2 per dog). Overall the campground looked well kept and clean. We camped at Johnny Appleseed Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is right in Fort Wayne along a river, though you don't really see it from where you park. There is a bike trail that goes along the river for miles and miles. The park is forested but you don't have privacy from neighbors. Each spot has plenty of room for slideouts and such, and each has a campfire ring and picnic bench, but that's about it. But you're in Fort Wayne! The hosts are very friendly and the bathrooms are very clean and kept up. The laundry facilities are clean and work well too. The water hookups are centralized so you need to run your hose a distance to get water - nothing unreasonable but the water spout is not right next to your spot. Sewer is not offered, but there is a dump and it's accessible and has non-potable water to clean the tanks. Sites are gravel and then grass between each site. Pads are pretty level. A bit of road noise but actually quite peaceful. Lots of shade. No cable hookups. WiFi works wonderfully most of the time. We camped at Johnny Appleseed Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

The squirrels have been tamed here - they expect you to feed them!

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

Very clean, friendly host check in, shady, mostly poor satellite reception, good OTA TV, paved roads, gravel sites, good fitness opportunities, well worth the price. We camped at Johnny Appleseed Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Next to a huge auditorium with concerts, fine walking path next to river. Any shopping you could want.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

City owned park is pretty much the only game in town but it's a good bang for the buck. Picturesque setting just off the river and a short walk from the Arena and convention center. Paved streets but gravel sites. Make sure you have extra water hose connections that stretch out at least 90 feet and to dump before you park since it only offers water and electricity. You could have trouble getting satellite signal, too as there are many trees. Most everyone has to use their levelers. Free Wifi works well. We camped at Johnny Appleseed Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

many shopping and restaurant options nearby. city park across the street from the RV area that is very pretty with many people playing in dog area that is fenced. Make sure you have water hoses that can reach out 90 feet.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Small county park campground located conveniently in Fort Wayne. Roads are paved and sites are gravel. No sewer at sites or cable and heavy tree cover prevented use of satellite but fortunately could at least get good reception to local TV stations. Some sites water was supplied via a garden hose. OK for 1-2 night stay but nothing special about park other than convenience to Fort Wayne and low nightly rate. There is a dump station right outside the campground. We camped at Johnny Appleseed Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested

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Review Count: 80
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

The best thing about this park is the convenience of being right in the middle of the city, while still in a park setting. Most of the city noise is very muted, because of the trees. The park is small and a little cramped, but a few of the sites have a little more space and privacy. Water connections are shared. The cell and TV service are excellent. There is free Wi-Fi, but it is very poor quality. The customer service was superb. If you like to bike, you will love this park - there are over 70 miles of trails throughout the city along the rivers, and they go right through this park. We camped at Johnny Appleseed Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

There is a Kroeger's less than a mile away, and several restaurants and a mall not much further than that. You can take the bike/walking trail to the old fort, which is about 2 miles away.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We stay here every time we visit Fort Wayne for genealogy research at the Allen County Library. It is extremely convenient to downtown and is on one of the bike/walking trails from which you can connect to the great network of trails. It is also convenient to the interstate and restaurants, etc; a Costco is just a short distance away. Satellite access is not possible from every site because of the trees, so check that if it is important to you. The hosts are friendly and give excellent service. Overall, a great value and place to stay in the area. We camped at Johnny Appleseed Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Nearby Costco, Walmart, Krogers. Visit the Cookie Cottage for some great local-baked cookies.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Weather was poor, but campground roads are all blacktop, sites are gravel, some standing water, but no problems. Great location for zoo, genealogical library, baseball games and shopping. Very clean and well maintained for a city park. Almost impossible to use satellite and TV reception (local) is inconsistent. 2 washer/dryer units available in restroom/shower building. Weekly rate available for 108.00 (one night free). Campground is closed for Johnny Appleseed festival in September, 2nd and 3rd week. We camped at Johnny Appleseed Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Shipshewana flea market, Auburn car museums, RV factories and RV salvage/surplus stores. Not far off I 69 and US 30 and US 24. Endless variety of restaurants from fast food to elegant dining. Lots of festivals during June, July and August.

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

City operated. Hosts are long term and excellent. Campground is heavily wooded. Located across the street from a river that offers fishing. Sites are mostly level. We camped at Johnny Appleseed Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Next to the Fort Wayne Convention Center. Nearby shopping.

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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a well run city campground. On site managers were friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. water and electric sites only. Very large trees. gravel sites, paved roads, sites relatively close to one another. Clean laundry. Located across street from river and playground. Next to Ft Wayne Coliseum. Road noise. Site 40 offers satellite view thru trees. Strong Verizon signal. Open for summer season. We camped at Johnny Appleseed Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Easy park to get to. Paved roads. We had a great pull through asphalt site. I think only one. Convenient to stores, bike paths. Good find for a one night stay. We camped at Johnny Appleseed Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Great city owned campground along the St Joseph River. Miles of trails, walking distance to little organic/health food market and other food. Best kept secret, $108 for 7 day stay. Very helpful camp hosts. Close to downtown. We camped at Johnny Appleseed Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 59
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice city-owned park that is convenient to about anything in Fort Wayne. Located about 8 minutes from downtown. The St. Joe river is across the street and is about 100 yards away. An adjacent city walking/biking trail allows easy access to Fort Wayne's 60+ mile trail network. The park is clean and the hosts are friendly and conscientious. Be sure you have enough water hose in case you get a site where the shared water connection is distant (50' should be enough). No sewer hookups, but pump service is available 7 days a week for $10 per service, or you can move the RV to the free dump station. Shower, restroom, and laundry facilities are clean and accessible by code only. Wi-Fi worked reasonably well, but it does bog down at times and outlying sites can have a rather weak signal. If that is important to you, check the Wi-Fi reception before you set things up, in case you want to move to another site. Overall this is a nice place to stay and we'd stay here anytime we visit Fort Wayne. We camped at Johnny Appleseed Campground in a Motorhome.

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