9 Parks near Jamestown, Indiana
Jun 2007 - $25.00
Small, homey campground. Big rig sites are narrow. We stayed there several months, at a rate of $350 a month, in 2006 and 2007. Working-campers welcome. Arrangements can be made to winter there, although the owners go to TX for the winter. - Working Full timer
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Nice family oriented facility. We arrived after dark when the office was closed, but they had all our papers and pass outside for us. No trouble getting in with our class C motorhome, but take it easy on the first road to the right. We had a full hookup. You more than likely will need a plastic sewer hose support for your sewer hookup and doughnut as the PVC was just a pipe with no threaded fitting. Wi-fi was supposed to coming from the barn, but we were so far away that our iPhones/iPad would not pick up the signal. My Macbook did find the signal. A lot of full-timers in the park, but most people around us were short-timers like us. Lots of golf carts.
Some reviews complained of uneven lots, but ours was so good that when we went into Lebanon to shop and came back I pulled back into the slot and got it dead on level. I found that there is a bubble level built into the Compass app on iPhone and it works pretty good.
There a activities on-site, but we did not partake in any. We missed the Thorntown "Changing of the Leaves" festival by one week. Lebanon had a festival in their downtown square.
Owners were nice and helpful. The office/store had some DVDs to rent as we left ours home by mistake. Despite heavy rain on 2nd night the roads remained in good shape. Didn't have any power problems.
We would stay here again. - TomAndKathy
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Huge park with lots of seasonal campers. We visited my sister who is staying there for the summer. Did not partake in any activities although there was lots going on. - rockfarmer
Aug 2016 - $34.00
Very large RV park.. Looks like lots of summer residents-loads of stuff for kids and adults to do. Lots were wide enough altho not much for shade.Would have given a 10 except very narrow streets for big rigs. Easy to side swipe vehicles parked in front of RV if not very careful. No Wi-Fi.. somewhat slow Verizon signal due to fact park lies in low lands. Would recommend for a longer family visit for sure. We stayed 4 days. - openrange
Oct 2016 - $44.00
Stayed one night. Had an end site was good size level site. Bathroom was clean but had only one located at main office. Took several minutes to find someone to check us in. Not escorted to site as most KOA's do. - Evorider
Sep 2016 - $46.00
My rating of 5 (the lowest on my trip so far in Aug, 2016) is based on the following ... When I checked in they did not provide me with a Wifi code on the handy sheet that KOA campsites hand out. By the time I realized that the office had closed. The site also does not provide cable. With all of the trees you can't use your satellite if you have one. So was not very level. When I arrive it was raining and a small stream of water was running through my campsite. There is storage of RV's on the east end of the site. Nice wooded site, but sites are close together. OK if you are just spending one night. - RVStudent
Jul 2016 - $45.00
While clean this KOA is what KOA's are all too often, overpriced.
The campground was designed before RVs had many slides and were shorter. This made maneuvering tight.
I doubt we would ever stay here again. - wetterwashington
Oct 2016 - $36.00
We used the campground for a one night stop. We had a reservation and when we arrived there was a night that said the office was closed on Tues and Weds and to use the next door and forms. Luckily we had a reservation because there were no forms or other information to sign in. Site was easy to find but not very level. It looked like most of the sites were filled with full timers. The road in was really rough and the bathroom was not very clean and needed updating. - John Borajkiewicz
Oct 2016 - $34.00
Nice campground just minutes from Crawfordsville, but it feels like you're in the country. Good gravel roads and mostly level, gravel sites; fairly tight but not too bad. The park is right on a pretty little creek, Sugar Creek, I guess. There are also 2 ponds, a very large play area for the kids, and a large, grassy dog-walking area. We got several TV channels with our antenna, and the WiFi worked. They offer canoe rental in the summer. We would stay here again. - FranM
Sep 2016 - $36.00
Stayed here for one night as we passed through, had a pull through site which was gravel. FHUs worked well, but OTA tv is a bit lacking in the area. Crawfordsville is a nice little town with just about anything you might need. Road is a little rough from the highway to the campground. We would stay here again if passing through the area. - jtl2
Sep 2016 - $25.00
This park is in the middle of a cornfield about 5 miles off I-65. There is a Dairy Queen restaurant about 10 miles away, but other than that, there is nothing around. It has mostly permanent residents, but they have an area for overnighters. The pull-throughs are long enough that you don't have to unhook but we had to do some maneuvering to get level. Roads are a bit narrow but manageable in our 40 foot coach with tow. There were some low hanging trees on the exit road. Satellite reception was good and our AT&T hotspot worked well. We would stay here again if traveling through this area. - dickens
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
Sep 2009 - $12.00
If you are looking for the amenities of a big RV park, Shades State Park is not the place for you. But if your rig boondocks, you can't beat it. My 32' motorhome fit snugly in the beautiful shaded site on the asphalt pad. Each site has a fire ring, an asphalt pad and a sturdy picnic table. Vault toilets were available in the Locust Grove campground area where I stayed, and flush toilets and clean showers were located within easy walking distance. Shades is one of Indiana's hidden treasures with hiking trails, waterfalls, rock bridges, etc. It is dark, dark at night with no ambient lighting other than campfires, tiki torches, and flashlights - great for star-gazing. The website is great and includes dimensions for every campsite in the park, so you can actually pick one that fits your rig. This was one of my best camping experience to date because so much time was spent outdoors. - shastagrrrl
Jul 2009 - $10.00
We camped last year for the fourth of July, good thing we reserved about 3 months early! The park was full but still quiet. The bathrooms were absolutely disgusting: waste piled all the way to the top of the toilet seats! I walked to a few different outhouses with the same outcome. Yuck. Besides that, this was a nice, out of the way park to stay in. Watch out for the raccoons, they are ruthless! - honkadoodle
Jul 2005 - $13.00
We stayed here on a Sunday following a booked weekend. The restrooms were a little too dirty for me, they were functional though. After they were cleaned on monday they were still dirty and had litter in them. There was a bit of litter in the campground and the fire pit was a mess. Overall it was very quiet and the staff was very friendly. We would stay here again, though I would probably try Turkey Run or Raccon SRA first seeing as they are so close. - Quiet Campers
Aug 2016 - $39.00
Made reservation for 50 amp pull. Site was sloped too much to level, had to disconnect tow car to squeeze out of site. Getting out of site was inches away from impossible. Horse flies made it impossible to be out with our dog. Ok for smaller rvs or campers if you don't mind being attacked by horseflies. Would not recommend campgrounds. Didn't see rest of park. - Tiffin Allegro
May 2016 - $32.00
First, it is not big rig friendly. While the sites are paved, most have a slope, and way too many trees near the pavement. Our site, a pull-through #47, was almost impossible to get into. We could not enter in the direction we were supposed to because of trees blocking access. We had to go around the loop and enter from the opposite direction. This put our patio on the wrong side for access to the fire pit and picnic tables. Trees were too close to be able to extend the awning. If we would have been able to enter the correct way, we would not have been able to extend our slideouts. All the water spigots we saw except for one near the entrance were not threaded for a hose. Even though we did not need them, the showers in our area were locked because of no hot water. There was a group of campers in site 59 right next to us. They had one fifth wheel and a tent but there were usually 4-5 vehicles parked there. They were extremely loud and continued well into the early morning. The adults were allowing underage kids to drive their vehicles around the campground. There were no rangers around. We had a reservation for next month but have cancelled it due to the lack of access for our motorhome. - User3125
Jun 2012 - $16.00
Lieber State Rec area is a hidden gem in the Indiana park system. The sites are very wooded - so lots of shade. It has both a beach and a pool (aquatic center) - even a water slide. Fishing in the lake too. Showers were a bit dated - only negative. Weekday rate was a great value - and not crowded during the weekdays. - User2654
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