11 RV Parks near Indianapolis, Indiana
Jul 2017 - $36.00
We stayed here several days while visiting Indianapolis. Its location is convenient when you want to be close (but not to close) to the city. A 17% total of city/state taxes really impacts the nightly price for a lot. Water pressure is Fair, cable is Okay and the WiFi was out due to a lightning strike. Big negative is the interior roads and site spacing. Depending on where your site is - affects the path you have to drive. Many of the turns are tight and many have large boulders placed around them to keep people from driving on the grass. The site spacing is another strange setup. Coaches are parked Driver side to Driver side. When both have their slides open - there is only a few feet between them. On the passenger side - there is about 20 feet between the coaches. - rv time
Jun 2017 - $30.00
We were in Indianapolis for a downtown convention, so all we wanted from the campground was a good place to park the RV and Lake Haven Retreat fit the bill nicely. It's urban camping, although the small lake does add at least a bit of a camping feeling to the place. Most of the campsites are pull through "back to back" sites. Our neighbor on the driver's side, then, was very close. On the other side there's a strip of grass that is shared with the folks on that side. Again, we were in town for the convention, so having a level site with good utilities (including WiFi) worked for us. Arriving at the campground might be a bit confusing. Arriving on Hwy 37 one turns onto Edgewood. The very first driveway is for the campground even though it looks as if it's just a house. That house is the office. Beside the office is the laundry and showers. This makes them pretty much equally unhandy for most everyone. Just past the driveway for the campground is a fire station. We could hear the trucks going out once in a while, but I think they must delay the sirens till they are down the street a ways because they weren't ever a big issue for us. The campground has several long term residents, evident by the big propane bottles. However, everything is kept reasonably neat and orderly. We paid a bit more than we usually pay, but again, this campground is all about location. - nazpaz
Jun 2017 - $40.00
Main roads paved, site roads gravel with long, wide and level pull thru gravel sites. Each site has FHU and table. Fast free wi-fi at sites, ota tv good and good free cable. Most sites have grass and some gravel sites are extra wide. Traveler sites are open for good satellite. Restrooms and showers are a very long way from the sites. Staff friendly and helpful. Park well maintained. On site RV repair shop. Kids playground and fishing lake. 6 miles to downtown Indy. Would stay there again. Weekly rate including taxes. - Pepper Dan
Mar 2016 - $32.00
We were in the 200-209 area and it is a gravel parking lot. Utilities set up OK, good wifi in the area. No bath house close. No tables, patio or fire rings in this area. - dfc
Jul 2014 - $26.00
We stayed one night in a 40 ft MH. There is a very large sewage plant across the street, although it didn't smell the night we stayed. The sites are all back in and are gravel. The park is older and is located next to a busy road. The park has two stocked ponds that allow 24 hour fishing by the general public for a fee. There are a lot of non-campers driving thru the park at all hours. The staff is friendly and the fishing / office is open 24 hours a day. Not a park for small children because the ponds are open and have high banks. - Tom222
Jun 2014 - $27.00
The managers are very friendly but sites are short and tight. Sites are level and gravel and close to a busy road. Sites face 2 large stocked ponds. If you love fishing - you will like this park. Note - your campground fee does not cover your fishing permit. You do need to pay extra to actually fish in the ponds. Many locals do come in and set up chairs and poles. Great for fishing - not so much for a relaxing stay. - J&N
Jul 2017 - $30.00
So this one is a little sticky. I found this fairground on rv park reviews and then went on the state fairground website that instructed that there was year round camping spots available and to just go to gate 6 and pick a spot. They further instructed that security would find you and check you in. Well, we arrived and we didn't find the campground on the fairground but security and the managers were soooooo nice and accommodated us by allowing us to stay in the park a few blocks away that they used for people working the fair. They didn't have many people there yet for the fair so it was okay for one night. It was plenty big enough for the 45' coach and had lots of spaces to choose from. They were very nice about the whole thing, from start to finish. I highly recommend you call first to ask about any camping and disregard the webpage. Call the security office or the fairground to find out about options. - MEvan
Jul 2017 - $30.00
Stayed in KK section for the recent FMCA Rally. Everything worked well. - Greenfrogtrike
Jun 2017 - $30.00
Simple back-in parking spots along roadway, which could be tight when campground is full. Friendly, helpful staff. Bathrooms were dated but clean. We would stay again. - CO2RV
Jul 2016 - $50.00
We stayed here for four nights in the notorious "Coke Lot" in May 2016. It was our first time to the Indy 500 and we had a fabulous time! All the horror stories we had heard about this lot did not manifest for us in any way. But there are quite a few reasons our stay was so great. Here are the tips: Line up early on the first day to gain entrance (5-6am). This is THE most important thing to do to ensure you get a spot away from the all-night partying debauchery. Show your Handicapped placard if you have one (or plead to placed there) and you will get a prime space on the NorthEast side of the lot, which backs up to a small stream. There will be no campers behind you and the lot on the other side of the stream is only used for day parking on race day = nice and quiet! There is a road directly in front of you = no campers. In fact, the green space in front of us beyond the gravel road did not fill up with tent campers until the day before. Our area was lined with wonderful RV'ers whom were older (like us) and incredibly friendly. All of the craziness was on the other side of the lot, where mostly everyone was tent camping. The noise was never a problem, because of it being off in the distance. (Certainly fun to go for a walk at night, though!) We were a short walk to the track. As others have mentioned, no hookups whatsoever, but water trucks, pump out trucks and ice vendors readily available. The first two night were virtually calm, as most people really don't show up until Sat. Our experience was amazing and we now know why the Indy 500 is "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing"! - jensenly
May 2014 - $88.00
When I decided to camp at IMS for the 2014 Indy 500, I could not find any information or reviews for their lots available with electric. All I could find was about the notorious "Coke" lot, which is first-come, first-served, no electricity and 4 nights of mayhem. So, I wanted to write this review in order that first time campers might have some insight into the camping options at IMS with electric. We stayed in lot 3P, which is a paved parking lot on 16th street directly across from the Speedway. When I arrived, we were greeted, then a staff member escorted us to a site and connected our electricity. Electricity was provided through onsite generators which ran 24 hours a day. Although this noise was constant, we get used to it and overall, ,the noise level was more than acceptable. We went to bed every night by 11:00 and had no trouble sleeping. For those who needed it, fresh water delivery was available and onsite sewage pump outs as well. This was not a luxury camping experience by any means, but our expectations were exceeded in terms of convenience and atmosphere. We walked to the track in a couple of minutes and enjoyed our neighbors without having to deal with out of control partying. Please understand, there was plenty of good times happening in this lot, but things stayed reasonable and ended each evening at a reasonable hour. We had a spot reserved and 24 hour staff onsite. It was a bit pricey, but worth every penny in terms of convenience. - Phil from Akron
Jul 2009 - $75.00
Lot 4: Our home for the Brickyard 400 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. One of the only times a year we " rough it." No electric or water hookups, so conserve what's in the tank and make sure you have empty black/grey tanks because there are no dumpstations either. It sounds bad, but we love it! Bring your generator if you want air conditioning though. It gets pretty hot out here. - Jason & Jennifer
Jul 2017 - $59.00
We don't usually stay at KOA because it's so expensive and we don't have kids to enjoy all the activities. But the manager of this park was phenomenal. She spent over an hour with a couple whose reservation was lost, and they were exhausted. She searched the KOA database several different ways, called other parks, and finally came up with an area they could park their large rig, let them dump and take on water, and provided extension cords for electricity. - TJJ
Jun 2017 - $45.00
Water/Electric site rate. Stayed here while attending a baseball tourney in Indy. Park staff is great, every area of the park we used was clean and well maintained. Our site was grass, but fairly level and did not flood after ~1 inch of rain. Some turns might be a little tight for a big rig, but manageable. Wi-Fi was the best of any campground we have stayed. - Cousin Eddy
Jun 2017 - $50.00
This is an easy to get to park right off of interstate 70. Follow the signs across a small bridge and make a u-turn between buildings to sign-in. Be aware that many of the pull-through sites are side-by-side. So if you want to share your patio with the unit next to you, these are for you. However, if you are like me, I would rather have my own patio, which are provided by the deluxe sites and some back-in sites. Otherwise this is a lovely park. - USA by RV
Jul 2016 - $45.00
This RV park is only open during racing events that are at the track across the street and at the Indy Motor Speedway, so about 30 days per year.
The park is beautiful and very well laid out. The is grass at every site and 50 amp electric. They have a double dump station and water station.
We attended the Brickyard 400, and stayed here as it was only 8 miles to the race track, much closer than other places. Though they might have been a little less as far as space rent goes, the convenience of Raceview made it worth the extra money for us.
If you are attending any race in the area we highly recommend staying here. - prstlkid
Sep 2010 - $50.00
I'm staying here for the Labor Day week NHRA Nationals. Being a gearhead, I frequently camp "at the track" at quite a few different motorsport events and I find this place to be quite a nice experience. And the event package price of $400, when spread out over the 8 nights of the event and considering that this is an event-oriented campsite, is pretty reasonable. The campground and the spots are fairly level, the roads are gravel and smooth and there is well maintained grass everywhere. I'll stay here again. I've paid as much before and gotten much less. - wazafarmer
Jul 2010 - $16.00
This is a campground in a field across from O'Reilly Raceway Park. There are some shaded sites along 2 tree lines. The rest of the campground is open. This is a race-oriented crowd, so be aware of the fireworks and music in the evenings. There is an sanitation dump for RVs. A short walk to the drag strip. If you're going to the oval track the walk is considerably longer. Generators are allowed. - revrnd
Jul 2017 - $48.00
Arrived by their directions from town. Told to turn off at Bridge. There are entrances on both sides of bridge. I turned in first one, it was muddy narrow roads without room to around in a 40ft motor home. Had to unhook tow vehicle to get out. Even then the power lines were too low, ripped off CB antenna and wind turbine for awning off. Owner denied responsibility, said he was not driving and motorhome too big. Not big rig friendly. Office was close at 3PM, had to wait for worker to arrive. Asked for satellite accessible space, and was led to tree shaded spot with no satellite access, was told to move to another after setting up. Very rude disrespectful workers who do not listen or appear to care at all. Place is full of full timers and the roads are narrow with people working on their vehicles in the roads making the roads even more impassable. Spaces are narrow and some pull thrus are back to back making a "pull thru" not a pull thru if someone is on the other end. I do not recommend this place for motorhomes or any big rig units. Worker were not the least bit concerned and they did not help me get my motor home out or deal with power line scrapping the roof. The campers helped me get out, not the campground workers. They did not pay for any repair damage. Very poor management. Do not go there. - Bright- eyes 1
Jul 2017 - $50.00
Older park with lots of permanent or seasonal campers that had not moved in years. Bathroom had not been cleaned all weekend. Muddy around campsites. Caters to those who are there seasonally. Rough road to go uphill to itinerant sites. - Al Z
Sep 2016 - $22.00
Very poor restrooms & showers. Had laundry room but there were only 2 washers & 2 dryers, all in beginning rusting condition, for 400 sites. Site was muddy with large holes (dangerous if one stepped in one at night). There were trees on much of the site but not on the rows of RV sites where we were located. Picnic table was in poor condition; we chose not to use it. Wifi did not work, except at a table just outside of the office. I went to a nearby county library (beautiful facility) to get adequate wifi to prepare and upload my blog post. - BShearer
Jul 2017 - $20.00
After reading other reviews, thought it couldn't be that bad - but it is. Grouchy, slow check in. GS discount only good for one night. Grass up to your knees, if you want it cut, you must borrow their mower and do it yourself. Muddy 'beach' Gross indoor pool. Old moldy trailers everywhere. Trash sitting around. Water was BROWN. Electric went out on us twice. Sewer hookup was crushed. Picnic table sitting in a rectangle of mud from previous occupant's mat and dog run. Management doesn't care. - cincychic
Jul 2016 - $39.00
We stayed here in our 40 foot rig. The site was unlevel, and the grass needed to be mowed. All utilities were at the back of site. The water had a funny smell.
There appears to be many full-time residents throughout the park. And most were not being maintained. - Sandy Turtle
Jun 2016 - $40.00
This place is a fooler. The check-in area looks very nice. Then we were escorted via golf cart driver to the far back of the campground. I think there are only a very few of the 345 sites that aren't lived in full time. Why do I say this? There were many sites that were adorned with all styles of picket fences, multi-colored kids ride-on toys, multiple potted plants, etc. It resembled something between a gypsy camp and a run down mobile home park. As we were pulling into our spot a low tree branch scraped our roof, so I called and requested one a few sites over without a tree. While we were backing into that site a full-time neighbor camper couple never took their eyes off of us. It was creepy, to say the least. It gets better...there were many kids yelling and screaming into the late evening. This is not a place you want to camp at, even if it had level sites, which they were not. We did not have a toad vehicle. It would have been very difficult in this place. I did not save my receipt, so I put in an estimate of the one night cost. We did not use any of their restroom or laundry facilities. - CAcamping
Jul 2017 - $16.00
As a destination campground, this is not it. As an overnight and on your way the next morning this works. The problem is finding it. Their address does not work on GPS maps. We first went about ten miles east of Edinburgh. A very nice woman finally got us headed in the right direction. Final destination was West of Edinburgh and actually on the original grounds of Camp Atterbury. Originally, Camp Atterbury spanned over 43,000 acres, but the facilities have been reduced to 30,000 acres with the rest overtaken by the Atterbury Job Corps, US Department of Labor, Hoosier Horse Park and Johnson County Parks Department. Once here the signage was not helpful-to-none-existent. Almost could not find the office. No sewer. Nice showers. Two RVs go on one long gravel site. We found one where we could stay connected for the night. I am pulling a kayak trailer, so we are 60' long. I took up almost the full length of the site, but there would have been room beside me for another RV. We will most likely not come back to this campground. - Mike from Bama
Jun 2017 - $20.00
We stayed on a Saturday and Sunday night, by Sunday afternoon most all the campers left. It was quite and peaceful. Our site was level and had some shade, The park has installed all new electric boxes and water at each site, you now have a choice of 50 amp for $20 or 30 amp for $16 a night. we have stayed here a few times in the last year as its very close to home, there are lots of things to do at the park to keep you busy. The staff was friendly and helpful. - Psi500
Jun 2009 - $18.00
I reviewed this park a few years ago but it is worth a re-review. They built a new shower house which is a vast improvement. The trees have grown up so there is some shade available. The swimming beach has been removed so no swimming is available. Still it is a county park carved out of an old army base. It is a decent place to camp if you are going to one of the many events at the park. Several seasonal campers plus some people temporarily living in tents. - bgb1066
Aug 2016 - $29.00
This park has a 10 pull through 50amp sites in an area without trees, with most of the campground's sites occupied by season campers in a woods. As in the past little has been done to correct the interior roads and pad conditions. If it rains your site will be water covered since the road is slightly higher than the campsites. Needs work, but it is close to the Indianapolis north side where we had an appointment early the next morning. This trip the voltage at the pedestal was at about 105-110V, not that way in the past. - Teacher's Pet
May 2016 - $15.00
This park was a complete mud hole. Owner said the drive hadn't been graded yet, but it needed major stone in the huge holes. WiFi was non existent even though the owner said it could be spotty. I asked about showers when I made reservations and was told there was a shower house. There was but it was closed part of the time and the shower was unusable on the women's side. Owners were not friendly. Only plus it's close to the interstate and to shopping. Will not stay here again. - Diplomat 07
May 2016 - $28.00
I had read a few of the previous Glowood reviews and noted the rough roads into the park. However, I foolishly thought the problems would be fixed by now. Wrong! I called the cg office and was specific that we needed a pull thru for a 38 foot motorhome and car and didn't want to unhook for the night. Spot was available. Come on in.
The internal roads were narrow, mud-filled craters.
The check-in office was a creepy, dimly-lit opening beneath a porch. The owner took my money and pointed me in the direction of my site.
The sharp curve preceding the end spot was muddy everywhere with deep, unavoidable ruts. This was the last site available. No way could we make the curve and pull thru. At this point, the back right tires of the coach began to sink into the mud. I quickly checked to see if we could go straight and leave, but the pull thru site seemed to be the only way out. On foot, I raced back to the office to see if the owner could suggest an exit. He said no one had ever had this problem with my site. Very untruthful. Maybe a class B van could get thru but not anything bigger. He then offered to pull our motorhome and car out with his SUV if we were stuck in the mud. David and Goliath? Clueless? He even offered my money back and a little extra for my trouble. So generous considering our perilous plight and his negligence in putting us into a spot he should have known was unacceptable. Who does that?
He explained that they'd had rain, and mud-filled potholes had formed. I realized that these were not from a recent event. These were from years of neglect. Later, I read older reviews, one from June, 2008. Hint: read all the reviews.
We finally pulled in, not even bothering to level. Just connected the electric and were glad we could leave in the morning.
This owner has no conscience or ethics. Takes money and delivers nothing. Keep driving. - User3617