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Granger, Indiana

South Bend / Elkhart North KOA

Granger, Indiana



Granger, Indiana
Phone: (574) 277-1335

Sites: 120
Recent Rate: $45 9/2016

Latitude: 41.757699396159
Longitude: -86.116504669189

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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
  • $2.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $25.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 25.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $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 yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • 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 yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf yes
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong yes
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

54 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Extremely tight sites. Camp store useless. Unable to use fire ring due to close sites. We camped at South Bend / Elkhart North KOA in a Motorhome.

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

Well run park in a very safe area. Lots to do nearby, stores gas etc. The Train is only a block away but did not bother us.But the day camp is very noisy! The spots are tight, and yes the fire rings can be close to your rig, but we were on an end of the row spot which was a good size for KOA.The two night minimum for a long week end can present a problem if you are just passing through. Lots of mature trees, good shade. We camped at South Bend / Elkhart North KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

Really liked this place a lot. Close to a million stores and Notre Dame is about 5 miles away. Sites are nicely wooded and shaded t0 make even hot days tolerable. Pool & kid facilities are nice. Pad was level gravel and did not seem too tight...though you may have to position your rigs slideouts to avoid bumping into trees. Cable worked well and has all the key stations. Wifi was spotty in the evenings...generally good during the day. Staff super helpful and friendly...nice snack amenities at the office.
Quiet park unless the trains is rumbling through...but that did not bother us inside the coach. We will definitely return. We camped at South Bend / Elkhart North KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
137
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Visit to see Notre Dame was excellent. They schedule daily tours at admin building.
No pickleball at park but nearby at ICE Athletics they play 3 mornings a week and have a good crowd indoors for $8
Pick your own organic blueberries cheap & yummy about 5 miles away @ blueberryranch.com

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

Price seems high for this place, as I don't see this as a destination, so to speak . We just use it as a overnight stop over, and if you have kids I guess they would like it due to the swimming pool. Its an OK place, just not somewhere or someplace that I would see us spending time at. We camped at South Bend / Elkhart North KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

Newbie here. 1st KOA visit so ratings may be skewed for awhile. Clean, nice tall trees, wonderful smell of pine. Check in swift, followed attendant to site, was told to check in after setting up. Good 120 volt power. Two accessible sewer ports at this site.

Train passes "close by," did not bother me. The campsite emptied out on Friday but filled back up Saturday night. Pass thru's have good length, sites quite close together. Excellent cable (50+ channels), WiFi so/so, 4+ bars on Verizon and AT&T. We camped at South Bend / Elkhart North KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
210
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Enjoy riding your bicycle for about a 6 mile loop (if you stretch it out a little) along the river in downtown Elkhart.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice staff essential to help us get into narrow treed space. Space level but they are close together. We were able to use all 3 slides. Probably not what I consider big rig friendly since we are 40 ft towing. Good location. Train was NOT a problem for us as earlier reviewers reported. We camped at South Bend / Elkhart North KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Sand
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Camped in a 35 foot 5th wheel on pull through site 23. Full hook ups. Wide, pretty level, sand site with sparse grass patch. Lots of shade from well trimmed trees. Pine needle debris. Room for truck. Site is an end spot with a nice copse on utility side that creates privacy. Clean shower & laundry houses. Good WiFi, At&T cell coverage. Staff blow & rake leaves to keep campground tidy. Small book exchange. Pool, larger than most at KOAs, closed for season. Ping pong, volley & basket ball courts, tether ball, horseshoes, trikes, miniature golf, old exercise equipment. Quiet at night except for occasional nearby train traffic & whistle blowing. Light snacks prepared in office & all day coffee. Walking distance to grocery store, restaurants, banks. Very friendly staff. We camped at South Bend / Elkhart North KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel, Sand, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 74
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

How frustrating! KOA campgrounds have deteriorated so we depend on reviews to sort out the bad ones. Reviewers missed the mark on this park!. The park sits less than a block from VERY busy railroad tracks. It was extremely frustrating. Last night we counted eight whistling trains in a two hour period. This is the noisiest park we have stayed at in ten years of RVing. The sites are too close, the fire pits are either inches from the water/electric hookup or within two feet of your neighbor's Rv. Your picnic table is only a foot from your neighbor's sewer hoses. I do not feel this should be labeled big rig friendly. There are long term RVers here who have no respect for visitors. Our neighbor (long-term showed up at 8 pm and slammed trailer, truck, and storage doors until nearly 11 pm. He was back up at it at 7 am. It didn't stop until 10 am. Yes, the owners are friendly and there are amenities, but these perks don't make up for the noisy environment at a premium price. We were here a week but won't be back. KOAs' days of charging top prices for great experiences are no longer a reality. We camped at South Bend / Elkhart North KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
17
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

Busy train track very close to camp ground. Sites are so close that we worried about the neighbors fire catching us on fire. We camped at South Bend / Elkhart North KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 117
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed here before and found owner very friendly, but this time was obnoxious and seemingly revengeful as we would not pay the early arrival fee and since she would not allow us to wait for an hour to pass we went elsewhere to wait. Pull-thru site assigned was tight getting in and impossible to leave without hitting site cedar trees causing us to hit RV on foliage. The power hookup at the back of the rig instead of in the middle. Do not arrive early notwithstanding most leave well before the normal check-out time for which there is no discount. Apparently owners do not recognize this fact. Will not stay again. We camped at South Bend / Elkhart North KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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
Some Shade

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $47.00
Overall Rating:      

A typical KOA campground. We needed to stay near the South Bend area, and this was the only campground we could find. Campground was clean and up the the KOA standards. They have two dog runs and a trail that goes into the local woods. And they have a petting zoo with a goat and donkey you can pet and feed. Sites are in tall pine trees, and I wouldn't call this campground big rig friendly, but we didn't have any issues with our 31' trailer. Wi-Fi coverage was good, but they do filter content, we couldn't view a winery web site, due to content filter. Negatives, would be the train, it's close and is frequent, but we couldn't hear it when the A/C was on. And during the summer the KOA doubles as a summer camp, full of kids from 8 AM to around 4 PM. The camp kids are kept near the shelter and pool area not running around the site, but there is lots of traffic from parents. We would say here again. We camped at South Bend / Elkhart North KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 135
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

We always try to stay at this park when traveling I-80/90 in this part of the country. It is a very nice KOA, clean and well-managed. Lots of tall pine trees, but also lots of room to maneuver big rigs. Sites are roomy and well appointed with picnic tables and fire ring. Park is convenient to shopping and restaurants. The only negative is the nearby and active train tracks with trains apparently run by engineers who just can't keep their hands off the horn button. We camped at South Bend / Elkhart North KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 136
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate is for Memorial Day weekend less KOA 10%. Rate is $13 more than the previous weekend. Fairly typical KOA with full hookups and a number of amenities. Sites can accommodate larger rigs, but the trees on some site prevent awning use. This KOA is very close to a railroad crossing and the train whistle can be quite loud at all hours of the day and night. We camped at South Bend / Elkhart North KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $48.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff is friendly and very accommodating. We requested a site that wasn’t surrounded by too many trees since we had spent a few nights without satellite. Our spot was perfect. There were tight turns within the park, but we were able to maneuver them and get into our space with little difficulty. Wi-Fi was spotty. Close to South Bend as advertised and close to Keystone Manufacturer. Would stay here again. We camped at South Bend / Elkhart North KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a small, but nice campground with a lot of tent sites and cabins. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. We were in a long pull-thru site with 50 amp, water and sewer. The sites are close together and may present a problem for big rigs over 38 feet, because roads are very narrow. Roads and sites are dirt and gravel. The owners need to cut down trees and trim back a lot of branches to avoid scraping your RV. There’s a picnic table and fire pit on every site. Showers and bathrooms were very clean. Cable reception, our Verizon wireless internet, cell phone and satellite worked fine. The campground has a lot of amenities for kids including a pool, playground, wagon rides, etc. This location is great if you are visiting Notre Dame University. We camped at South Bend / Elkhart North KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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