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11 RV Parks near Heltonville, Indiana
Sep 2018 - $8.00
This is a beautiful park nestled in the woods. Our site (204) was easy to get into with our 41' fifth wheel. I would give it a 10 except for two problems. The first and biggest was the site is very sloped left to right. Our curb-side tires are 8" off the ground! The other problem is that the table and patio are on the driver's side. It is very quiet and peaceful here. A lot of the sites only have electric. We had a hard time parking our truck off of the road. - winnie1
Jul 2018 - $27.00
Beautiful park in Hoosier National Forest. The sites are well separated by trees. Lots of shade. About half the sites have electric, a few with water. No sewers, but there is an easy access dump station that fits 2 RVs simultaneously. We have a 40' fifth wheel, and quite a few sites fit us in. Also, about half the campground is reservable, the other half is first come, first served. There is a nice beach, and a boat ramp for Lake Monroe in the park. Also 2 rustic cabins. Campground is kept very clean and hosts are great! - fun2travel
Jul 2018 - $30.00
Our last visit was six years ago. The place is just as beautiful as ever. This is true camping in the great outdoors. Sites are far apart with lots of trees. It gets very, very quiet here- even during the day. The restroom in our loop (Holland) was old but functional and cleaned well daily. We did have an issue with the shower water temperature (water was dangerously hot) but it was resolved immediately upon our report. The hosts were so nice and went out of their way to help. The beach was also clean with nice sand and dredged. There were restrooms and a playground at the beach as well. Even during the "peak" time of summer the place was never crowded, and during mid week we were the only campers in our entire loop. Some improvements would be the addition of a playground in at least a couple more loops (only one loop and the beach have a playground) as the loops are far apart. Also, a camp store would be nice as well as a few more hiking trails. Finally, we'd like to see a few more sites with water hookups. Very few sites have water. Nonetheless, we look forward to our return. - Fdwt994
May 2016 - $15.00
Our first impression was walking into the office. It was shabby and looked like it had not been vacuumed in some time. The girl helping us was very sweet but seemed to have a difficult time getting us set up. We did have reservations. Getting to our site was tight with narrow roads. The whole campground was uncared for. It seemed like there was no pride taken by the owners or by the many permanent residents. Pretty much all the spaces were taken with permanent residences with old run down RVs with blueboard insulation and other makeshift insulation making the place look bad. Again, no pride seemed to be taken in appearance. Our site was a pull-through that seemed to be for overnight and short stays. Muddy and small piles of dirt, long grass and weeds everywhere. We would pass this campground by if we were in the area again unless it was an emergency. It is a shame as the campground has great potential with a little work and pride from the owners. - MaryVT
Sep 2011 - $13.00
I stayed at Free Spirit for a week. The rate reflects PA rate. This campground is not big rig friendly. There are trees very close to park roadways in several places. Negotiating the roads both coming in and leaving was difficult. In addition, the sites are no where near level. You should plan to bring plenty of levelers. If I were to return to this area I would try one of the nearby state parks. - 15243
Sep 2011 - $27.00
No WiFi, many seasonal campers. Pull Thru available, but small roads to drive and a lot of trees. Some level sites. Campground need some upgrading and paint. Overall: not to bad for one or two nights, beautiful surroundings. - Traveller Excel
Aug 2017 - $66.00
Jam-packed resort type park with activities all weekend long. There was never an issue with the kids running out of things to do and the characters (Yogi, Boo-boo, Cindy) made several appearances. There was even a live band Saturday night! Camp store was nice with the essentials and plenty of souvenirs. Sites are typical private park arrangement; close together and no privacy. There are a few individual trees throughout the park but even the "wooded" sites don't have trees in between them or any real shaded sites. Make sure you have sewer hose ramps due to the sewer inlet on the ground being slightly uphill from your site. I was also taken aback by our neighboring site. Although they were pretty quiet (except Friday night, when they were outside talking past midnight), there was always four cars at the site and I counted 14 camp chairs. I thought there was a maximum occupancy per site? The bathrooms were clean but honestly the showers were not cleaned as aggressively as at a Yogi Bear park we stayed at last year. The staff was mostly friendly however a couple of the kids working the front desk seemed indifferent. None of these issues are what I would consider a big deal but you expect top-notch service when you pay $66 +tax a night. Overall we had a great time, but there is room for some improvement. Nonetheless we will be happy to return. - Fdwt994
May 2017 - $38.00
We arrived in late afternoon during constant rain. "New" entrance is a bit narrow turning off main road...not impossible but use care. Stopped at entry booth but no one there. began wandering through the park looking for the office. Better signage could be much more helpful. A Golf cart caught up and led us to our site (45) adjacent to the office. Efficient, friendly check-in. Site was plenty long and had a partial concrete pad. Utilities were good although wifi instructions a bit confusing. upon returning to the park after dark it was difficult to navigate due to almost total absence of lighting and poor signs. Office staff was very helpful the next day by allowing a late departure due to the need for a minor repair. It was early season here and I suspect everything wasn't yet fully up to speed. I was also informed that the park had been recently rearranged which may account for the poor signs/lights. Restrooms/showers/laundry were very clean. - whodat
Aug 2015 - $55.00
Sites are gravel. Need newer picnic tables. Not on Lake Monroe. Beautiful pool. WIFI a little hard to log into because wasn't told that the info given was actually a Coupon Code to be used when logging in. Had to call WIFI company for help to login. Nice firepit on site. Would stay here again. - BPowell
Aug 2016 - $70.00
Hard to get to, through small residential areas. Very expensive. People were not very helpful.
Not recommended for an overnight stay. - HHitch
Oct 2015 - $60.00
Great campground! Lots of seasonal campers here with lots of pride in their lots and places. Great staff! Really large campground with lots of hiking nearby. Would definitely return! - tdslsmo
Sep 2015 - $60.00
We used this park as a place to hibernate for a couple days en route to Mor Ryde in Elkhart on Labor Day weekend, and arrived Thursday afternoon.
We really wanted to like this park, and we expecting to, especially for the price. Unfortunately, that didn't turn out to be the case.
First off, this park is designed for small rv's. The sites are directly perpendicular to the roads, which are very narrow. We were praying it wouldn't rain, since we knew, in order to get out out of our site, were were going to have to cut across a large portion of grass that was pretty sunken in, at at a steep angle down, since our site was raised.
Our " super site " was nothing but ordinary. We were put in the one spot, I think in the entire park, where a tree blocked our rooftop dish.
We watched a couple people on Friday get escorted to their site, only to pull out and go to another, more level site.
The one positive note on our site is we had a nice view of a tree/ grassy area. We were enjoying watching the deer during the day, and fire flies at night, until tenters moved to the area.
This was definitely not our type of park, and will not return. - Mr&MrsFulltimers
Oct 2017 - $35.00
Huge state park located on Monroe Lake about 10 miles SE of Bloomington. Interior roads are in need of repair and maneuvering can be tricky as cars, trucks and boats encroach into the campground roads from sites. This is a very popular boating/fishing area and the crowded campground reflects this. Price paid does not reflect the additional $9 entrance fee we paid at the gate.
Many sites were very close together but maybe it appeared that way due to all the vehicles parked in/around them. Our 30A, electric only site was level, nicely wooded and roomy with a paved pad, concrete patio, picnic table and fire ring. We did have some "lake views" through the trees. All sites are electric only but there is a dump station near the campground entrance/exit. We had no OTA TV and no Verizon service.
The bath/showerhouses were typical concrete block but were relatively clean (except for some spider webs in corners). There were also some pit toilets scattered about as well. There's a playground, marina with boat rentals and also a campstore that has groceries as well as camping/fishing items. - leaf peeper
Apr 2017 - $27.00
We stayed 3 night during the week. With over 200 camping spots I counted only 12 campers using the campground during our stay. We had a nice view of Lake Monroe. It was peaceful and quite at this time of year, but I'm sure that in a few months I want to be no where near this campground as it is very popular with families and boaters. Lake Monroe is a beautiful lake with marinas and swimming beaches, it offers great boating and fishing. They have a camp store on site but for real shopping Bloomington is about 10 miles away. As with most all Indiana State properties they charge an entrance fee on top of the camping fee. - Psi500
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Focusing on just the campground, and not the beautiful Monroe Lake property, this property just gets 'average', although it borders on poor. A prior review from years ago referenced bad roads and potholes inside the campground. Well, they're still there; the roads are terrible. This campground is old and tired, but it gets packed every weekend, because of the fact that it's adjacent to the lake. You'd think Indiana would spend some of the increased camping fees to fix the aging campgrounds.
Many sites have some sort of lake access or lake view, and others have only a short walk to a nice view or access. The 2-cars per site rule isn't enforced, and some people are camping in horse trailers and box trucks. Many of sites are not level, so trust the online booking when it indicates slope. Our site was listed as 'gentle' slope, but it sloped front to back AND left to right. It's also referred to as a 'gravel' site, but this site (nor any others) hasn't seen fresh gravel in years. Some RV sites looked like tent-only to me. Our AC was having a hard time keeping up after the campground filled up, due to an overloaded electric system. I'm guessing that the electrical system gets overloaded, as many of the RV sites are used by 20-amp tent campers with multiple crock pots, lights, etc. For $30 for electric-only sites, this campground isn't a great value, but daggone-it, we'll go back because we love the lake.
It is sort of fun to people-watch here, as it's sort of like going to the county fair. Things quieted down pretty nice after about 10pm, though, even on Saturday night, so even though it's a zoo during the day, you can still get some rest.
There is a marina on the property for boat rentals and various basics and sundries, and a little larger store at the park entrance that sells fishing gear and beer/wine/groceries. - fastalker64
Aug 2018 - $32.00
Only a couple campsites available when we arrived. Our site was on a big hill - extremely steep. Had a hard time getting a camper tent level - never would have gotten an RV in there. Ended up putting our tent cross ways to get it level. Sites were wooden but close together. Very busy campground on a weekend. Women's bathhouse had great showers - men's needed shower head taken off to get good pressure. Food was scarce - only a few restaurants nearby. Good ways into town. - Happy Campers from IN
Aug 2018 - $34.00
Took all our plates to level on our site. Lots of sites available but few are close to level. Electricity but no water at the site. Cell phone service wasn't very good and very few TV channels. Caves are closed during the week while we were there but otherwise there are lots of things to see at this park. We enjoyed the village. - J and C
May 2018 - $30.00
Check in easy, with a staffed gate house as you enter the campground. The roads are all paved and wide. There are 2 Dump stations near the gate house as none of their sites have sewer hookups. A good mix of campsites with some sunny and some shaded. Some sites are even nestled in a wooded area, but it looked like it would be difficult to maneuver a large motorhome or travel trailer into some of them. Some sites do also have severe grades or drop offs which can make it difficult to level out your camper. Bring lynx levelers to stabilize and level your rig. 2 packs has always got me by here. The electrical boxes are very close and the water spigots are nearby. They're 2-4 spigots on one post to be shared between the nearby sites. I've camped here several times and can usually get away with 50 feet of hose, but would use 75 feet to be safe. Site 113 has the longest run in the campground and 100 feet of hose is required to reach its water. Each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Both were clean. Cell phone service is spotty. You can get it in some spots, but I wouldn't count on it there. With my TV antenna up I can get a handful of channels. - DDT Gone Camping
Nov 2017 - $25.00
I think our rate included the daily fee, but I am not really sure. The roads are hilly and winding, which makes for a very nice drive in the park. We stayed at Buffalo Ridge campground, which was the only one open. The campground is in a completely open area, surrounded by woods, so the outside sites back up to trees. The sites are fairly close together, so it could be noisy if it were busy, I suspect. The bath/shower house seems new and is very clean. Water got warm enough to shower! Apparently this is a mountain bike destination, but there seem to be few hiking trails, which is why I only give it 4 stars. As others have said, don't come in the north entrance, due to the covered bridge low clearance. A nice drive into Nashville, where there are lots of shops and a brewpub. - ALbums
Oct 2017 - $30.00
Buffalo Ridge is very popular, especially on weekends as t h e leaves are changing. Site 77 had 50amp electric...surprised, but pleased. Site poles make back in quite tricky. Some shade,close to bath house, fairly level so a nice site. RIvers need to use the West Gate entrance since our rig will not fit thru North Gate covered bridge...make sure your GPS routes you correctly. - Jitime40
Sep 2017 - $23.00
Brown County State Park is the largest of the IN state parks. During fall leaf season, the views of the hills will be spectacular and the campgrounds will be full. The park is near Nashville. The three campgrounds are Buffalo Ridge, Raccoon Ridge, and Taylor Ridge. Buffalo Ridge and Taylor Ridge have electric sites, while most of Raccoon Ridge does not. (There are also horsemen's primitive and electric campgrounds in a different area of the park.) We camped in Buffalo Ridge Campground the end of September. We were there during the week, so the campground wasn't full and there were very few children. This mattered because our site backed up to a small playground. During the summer, there probably are a lot of kids using it, which means sites 3, 5 and 7 should be avoided if you are bothered by noise and activity. Also, many of the sites are full sun; the park lost over 300 trees to the ash borer in recent years. Don't trust the pictures on ReserveAmerica - they predate the tree loss. Many sites are not level. There is 30 amp electric service at sites, and potable water is available in the campground (no water or sewer at sites). There is an easily accessible dump station. Cell service via AT&T was good at Buffalo Ridge, with a solid 2 bars of 4G LTE. The Verizon hotspot also worked well. We were told that cell reception at the Taylor Campground was not good. There was a clear shot at the SW sky for satellite TV (Dish). The bathrooms were clean and well maintained. Showers, at least in the women's section, had toilet-styled solid doors, but the shower curtain inside didn't do much to screen off the shower from the dressing area. Just be careful. One important note: Enter the park at the West Gate. The North Entrance has a covered bridge with clearance of 9 feet and a weight limit of 3 tons. All in all, this is a great park and we will definitely return! - Indybear
Jun 2018 - $30.00
This is one of those campgrounds you almost hate to review because then people will find out about it. We stayed in the FHU section - there are also electric only and non-electric sites. Many of the electric sites are on the lake shoreline, and the lake is an easy walk from any of the campgrounds. The campground is well-kept, with a very nice campground host, and most FHU sites seem level. We were able to get a good Dish satellite signal in our section, but the electric section is more heavily wooded and it would be difficult to make it work there. We did have a good AT&T signal (4G LTE). There are apparently some great hiking trails in the SRA, but since it rained almost the entire time we were there, we didn't really explore. Starve Hollow is in rural southern Indiana. There's a 145 acre lake with 2 of the 3 boat ramps in the campground. Canoe and kayak rental are available. We would definitely go back - hopefully during a dry spell. - Indybear
Jun 2017 - $35.00
Quick weekend trip to Starve Hollow to try out our new travel trailer. We had a nice, level, shaded site well off the lake, but we still passed the lake sites on our way out of the campground. Our site was relatively quiet. The facilities were decent as was the campstore. They had live music playing the day were were there. They have a beach. We are hikers and they had several hiking trails. We selected a good, challenging, very rugged trail. Sites 14 - 23 looked the best for travel trailers. They are on the lake, seem relatively level, and aren't too close together. - evervescent
May 2017 - $40.00
Second time visiting this park, stayed in the FHU section this time, and it was much nicer. The electric-only area (where the lakefront sites are located), is more crowded and noisy, and the lakefront sites themselves are pretty small and some are pretty sloped. Our site was paved pad and paved patio, with good shade. The sites in the FHU area are very large. There's good OTA TV, good ATT cell signal. They sell great firewood (seasoned and dry) for $5/10pcs, at the campground. Not much available in the boathouse, where you can rent kayaks, in terms of camping supplies or groceries. Nice farm market with lunch counter just up the road. Town of Vallonia is small (nearby), Brownstown is a larger town, but to get Walmart and other larger stores, Seymour is about 15 miles east. - fastalker64
Jul 2018 - $45.00
We were escorted to our site and assisted with the leveling. The staff, who are the owners, have been very helpful and pleasant. The campground is clean, well-maintained and nicely landscaped. We have a dog who especially enjoyed the one and a half mile hiking trail. The area is beautiful and there is a lot to do. - User543
Jul 2018 - $59.00
Small park. The staff was very nice and walked me to the lot and helped direct parking my RV. They wanted to assure me the RV and tow fit on the deluxe lot I have. No issues were encountered. The gravel lot was level and had very nice concrete decking, and furniture. - Peter G
Oct 2017 - $50.00
Check in was quick & escort to site was kind enough to assist with backing & leveling our TT. Our site was full hookup with firepit & picnic table. Site was gravel pad, not much grass around, just gravel covered by leaves. Roads were dusty as no one seemed to observe the 5mph speed signs. Nice enough walking "trail" for the dogs that led to the small "dog park". We made do tossing a ball cross corner for our lab & shepherd to run & play. Was nice to have a place to turn them loose for a bit. This was the only location that poop bags/trash can were available. There were no other trash cans but dumpster at entrance to campground. Showers/bathroom nearest site were great combo "suites" with toilet, sink, shower w/removable shower head & baby changing table. Bath/shower/laundry near office were good & clean too. Virtually no wifi strength the further from the office your site sits. All sites have cable plugs but we didn't use. - DeanaN3Dogs
Sep 2018 - $37.00
We stayed here for two nights during the week. It was close to the road but the A/C covered any of the traffic noise & at night it was quiet. It was a nice place for a few nights, WiFi was decent, the host was friendly when checking us in & showing our spot. He even made sure we were all hooked up & if we needed anything else. The hostess was friendly as well when we made the reservations over the phone although we didn't get to meet her in person during our stay. There was a small pool that we didn't have time to enjoy but it looked very pleasant & clean. Trash was picked up every day at the end of our site. When in the area again, we would stay here. - Zelda the RV
Jun 2016 - $37.00
Older park in need up some major upgrading, our site looked like an afterthought as it was between the tool shop and a cabin. The utilities were good and easy to connect to. - Teacher's Pet
Oct 2015 - $30.00
This park is actually in Gnawbone, a few miles from Nashville. The sites are somewhat close together and the road might be a little close for some. Otherwise, the sites were level, wifi excellent and the owners very friendly and helpful. - hudsonguy