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14 RV Parks near Knightstown, Indiana
Aug 2018 - $52.00
This is a wonderful family park. We had never stayed in a Yogi Bear Park. The road getting into the park is about 3/8 of a mile of rough dirt road. Staff is nice and friendly. But when I asked about filling my propane tank on my MH they didn't know how. Sewer pipe was broken under ground.. When I told them about the person that came to investigate said it's been that way for a week not my job to dig. The pull through sites are gravel. Which is one of my complaints. The size of the gravel was almost fist size. Making it hard to walk and drive on. They are set up as buddy sights. There is a lot of road noise especially at night, which is why we probability would not stay again. - newbies2016
Aug 2018 - $27.00
The road in along with my site were gravel/water/mud. I believe that my site and the one next to me are the Passport America sites as they appear to be the worst in the park. Very unlevel & muddy. For the price I paid the value was satisfactory. The rest of the campground looked pretty decent. - Lugnuts
Aug 2018 - $52.00
Was wonderful last year. Lake is completely crusted over with algae. $17 for 8 small pieces of firewood. Drive is rough and has holes. Children's activity has been cut. Site was very unlevel. I requested a site not on the hill. Will not return. - Bobby D
Aug 2018 - $45.00
Just passing through for one night on the way to North Carolina. Hosts were friendly and helpful. The lots (we had full hookup) were easily accessible and level. A walk around the park showed it to be very well kept with many amenities for family camping. We decided to stay again on the trip home! - Marty A
Jun 2018 - $20.00
Easy to find, wide entrance, tree-lined with white fence! The first building you come to is NOT the office, it is past the small gatehouse, ahead and to the right. Mature trees providing nice shade. Interior roadways are a mix of asphalt and gravel. Our site was loose gravel, not well-packed, and our coach sunk in quite a bit. Dump station on exit. Very clean and well-kept with trash can and non-potable water to clean up. Mainly a Christian retreat, there were many many long-term travel trailers parked there, and many families with children. Lovely playground area for them, and a pool as well. Office staff were very friendly and helpful and there's a small campstore onsite. Wifi was not useable to us, signal was too weak. Trash is collected from the front of your site. Some sites are on the side next to the interstate, but the road noise was not too bad at all. - DebbieT in Alabama
Jun 2018 - $25.00
Very nice campground with easy access off of I-70. Super nice owners who work hard to keep the place up. Great for overnight or longer stays. - Ken-1234
Apr 2016 - $40.00
I'm on a seasonal site here at Walnut Ridge. It's about an hour from my house, and my sister and brother in law also come out and camp--our schedules are different enough that we rarely overlap. Therefore, it's perfect for us.
Walnut Ridge the campground pre-dates the RV dealership of the same name. Apparently, once Gary Hart bought the campground way back when, they ended up selling a few campers here and there and the idea for the RV dealership was born. Most people know of the dealership first--it is a very busy place these days. There is a service center as well. If you buy from the dealership, you can spend 2 free days camping at the campground. It's a nice way to become familiar with your new purchase.
I did buy from Walnut Ridge, but I'd no idea at the time where I was going to store it. When I saw the campground and learned I could keep my new TT on a seasonal site for about the same price as paying for yearly storage, I was sold.
I love camping here. Having ready access to my trailer without having to move it is nice. It's a very quiet campground, with lots of friendly people. The grounds are kept very clean and they have lots of activities. There's mini golf, a playground and a very nice pool. The store sells ice cream. WiFi is very good. I love the trees and the birds, though not too fond of the squirrels and their destructive ways.
There are pull-through sites for temporary visitors, which I've used. I can pull my trailer out to go places, and find the roads and paths to be well kept. There aren't any poorly kept sites to be seen.
My sole complaint is the lack of sewer hookup, but I recognize that it's impossible given the hills of the place. They do offer a pump service, but I got my own honeywagon and empty that way. It's not bad. They treat you like family here, and I love it. - drdit92
Apr 2014 - $50.00
This has more seasonal campers in it than anyone else. They have an area set up for people who have bought a new camper from them to stay for 2 nights free. Not sure if you can pick a different area to "camp" in there, but never saw anyone other than seasonal campers in other areas. There isn't any sewer hookup,only water & electric, and its hard to dump your tanks how they have it set up. It's on a hill, on a turn, and its some maneuvering to get it lined up to dump. While you are doing that, the road is pretty much blocked. The 2 days we were there, our sink, & toilet turned brown from the water. TWO DAYS! The campground is clean, is quiet, looks really nice though. If you want to go swimming, it costs $5 a person. I never knew any place that charged to swim if you are camping. I was told by the man in the office that the rates are compatible with all the campgrounds in that area. They aren't. Check for yourself. I would never stay there unless it was an emergency. It's overpriced. - happy2013camper
Oct 2012 - $18.00
Stayed here two nights due to weather. Closing on the 14th for the season. Beautifully kept area inside and out. Showers were not new but very clean and well maintained. We appear to be the only ones left here that are not full time. Staff is most helpful and has a wonderful supply of tools if you forgot your saw, etc. I agree that the dump station is a strange spot on the way out. Easy access, cement pads for pull through, friendly, and even they escorted us to our site. I would return. - Cape Cod
Aug 2018 - $17.00
This was the friendliest camp ground we have ever stayed in. We were escorted to our level space by one of the owners....realized that the next morning. Before the owner left our space I smartly said, "Wish we had a table to cook dinner out". Well, within 5 minutes we had a nice picnic table. There is an old section and a new section which we stayed in. Everyone that rode by our site waved an acknowledged us. Hope our travels take us through their area again! - Dot22
Oct 2017 - $30.00
Just stopped here for a quick overnight on our way back home. Lots of seasonals here, but wasn't populated on a cold Monday night. We got escorted back to our pull through, a nice bonus.Place seems decent. - Bob806
Oct 2017 - $31.00
Though park is on the highway, it is large enough and the sites were far enough from the highway to be mostly quiet. Large, flat sites. Lots of lawn to play ball with the dog. Lady running check in very helpful - opened a normally closed, more direct exit for us the next morning so I wouldn't have to maneuver some tight corners getting out. - EnjoyinLife
Apr 2018 - $35.00
Rest Rooms was very unclean and so were the showers. Treated very disrespectful after letting office know. - Troy Js
Feb 2018 - $36.00
OK, it's February in Indianapolis and not many places were open. Surprised to see how many people are living year-around in this park and all the creative way they were using to "insulate" and "winterize" their rigs. Some rigs were in good shape, but many did not look road-worthy. A fifth wheel down the road had interconnected yurt structures and it looked like he was heating with wood. (Wood splitter next to rig.) There were trash bags scattered around the park and did not see a dumpster to dispose of trash. After going over to check out bathhouse, I decided I would not use the restrooms or showers. Stayed here in desperation--would not stay again. - RagTopDay
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 2018 - $35.00
We arrived for a one nite stay with 3 granddaughters age 9, 12 & 13. No information at front desk. We were escorted to our site up a very scary hill. The Site was sufficient and across the road from bath house. We walked down another hill and played mini golf. Pool had too much chlorine for the girls to swim long. When leaving, drove down the 2nd hill, not quite as scary as the one going up. - ajoy922
Nov 2017 - $50.00
This place is the best. They really cater to everything. Huge playground for kids including jump houses and a trampoline that I'd like to take a bounce on. Owner does an excellent job of keeping the place neat and tidy. - 4deepinanrv
Oct 2017 - $38.00
As we approached there were no roadside signs indicating park's name or which driveway was the entrance. After we disconnected from the truck, got level, extended the slides and connected the utilities, we discovered that the power pedestal did not have power. One of the workers said that they were having trouble with the underground wiring and offered to relocate us. Later I noticed that the romex wire from one light standard to the next was laying ON TOP of the ground. The park claims to have 360 spaces but when I tried to use the only laundry I found a tiny room with just 2 washers and 2 driers, and the staff was uncertain where the closest laundromat was. The store inventory was primarily candy and chips with almost no RV or camping supplies. The overall appearance of the facilities was one of a general lack of caring. - tweymouth
Sep 2018 - $24.00
Summit lake is a beautiful lake east of Indianapolis. After Labor Day, he beach is closed, and most people appear to be there for the fishing. The campground is divided into two loops. The first loop is open, sunny, and relatively flat. The second is in the trees. Some sites are more level than others. All the sites appear to have power. The pads are gravel, or at least there's a bit of gravel sprinkled into the grass in each site. When we stepped out of our motorhome, we stepped into ankle deep wet grass. There are "shared" water spigots around the campground. People with long, long hoses were hooked up. There wasn't a single site in a mostly empty campground where our 25' hose would have reached, so we used the water in our tank. The electric hookups were closer than the water, but so far back from our site that we ended up using our extension cord to get power. The bathrooms were basic, but get the job done. Cell service was fine. - AnnP
Sep 2016 - $25.00
1st time back in several years, returned due to upgrade of electric hookup to include 50amp. As with most Indiana State Parks, this park is well maintained. Service locations are acceptable, but 50 feet of water hose is needed for shared water faucet between sites. As full timers we carry 100 feet of hose at all times. Our site was easy to level on, others were uneven front to back. - Teacher's Pet
Oct 2015 - $26.00
Summit Lake Reprise
We reviewed Summit Lake in 2013, and were not terribly impressed with the park facilities. Our recent visit indicated that things are looking up!
The electrical problem has been remedied; campground 'A' has been completely re-wired with all new boxes and 50a service. The bathrooms are still mediocre, but they've been cleaned up, a fresh coat of paint, and other minor improvements have been made to spruce up the facilities. The showers still need better drainage and they pretty much drain into the hallway floor, but that's an engineering issue, not cleaning.
DNR staff was walking through the campground on Friday and Saturday night, introducing themselves as security, and indicating they'd be on property until 4am. They were personable fellas and it was nice to know that staff was 'minding the store'. In addition, DNR vehicles regularly passed through the campground. We've noticed this trend at other state parks this year, so there might be a new directive in order from the state.
The trails are easy (although described as moderate), the lake has many options for fishing from the bank, and staff shared that resurfacing the interior roads is on the horizon, as well as new gravel at the campsites, and a re-wiring of the electrical in campground 'B'. Seems like they're intent on upgrading this property.
Campground A is mostly level and open, and the sites have shared, fresh water posts (two to a post). We needed 75' of hose to connect, but it's nice to have a fresh water hookup at a state park in Indiana. Campground B is more rolling, and few sites in B would accommodate more than a pop-up or tent.
We are pleased with our recent visit to Summit Lake and will return. - fastalker64
Jun 2018 - $1.00
This is a casino parking lot. Well lit, safe, very level with excellent drainage. Asphalt surface, easy in and out, space for many many campers. They welcome you to stay, hope you'll come in and spend some money. Check with security when you see one, let them know you're there. Slides out is just fine, generator is too. You will be directed to park in the "middle lot", between where the cars park and where the truckers park. Lighting is excellent, many security cameras, shuttle buses.... free. - DebbieT in Alabama
Oct 2018 - $46.00
Indiana has one of the largest RV industries in the nation. It is fitting, therefore, that Indianapolis should have one of the best KOAs in the nation. It's not a perfect 10, mind you. It has its problems. For one thing, the office is rather challenging to get to. You have to follow a long winding road, and then pull your rig between two buildings. That done, however, the large sites are easy to get into. Moreover, they've instituted a practice that I'd like to see more frequently: They alternate the entry direction from site to site. So if I enter my site heading west, my neighbors on both sides will enter heading east. Why do I like this complicated practice? Because when I open my door to get out of my RV, or simply to enjoy the scenery, I'm looking at my neighbor's front door, not at his sewer hookup. I suspect that it also increases the social interaction between neighbors, but I have had enough experience with the practice to be sure. The campground as a whole is huge and well shaded, with a creek running down the middle. There are ample play areas for the kids, and lots of space for walking. The freeway is nearby, but the noise is not intrusive. - Jim Fulton
Oct 2018 - $50.00
We enjoyed a 3 night stay here while sight seeing in Indy. This is one of the nicest KOA's we have stayed at. Our site had beautiful trees in front with a clear satellite view to the rear. Easy access, interior roads (swing wide like the sign states when going to the office), and 100'+ pull through premium sites are all big rig friendly. Tons of gravel roads, paths and grass areas to walk and ride. Super friendly family runs this campground and guide you to your site. The only negative is highway noise from 70. - barbielab
Oct 2018 - $1.00
Easy getting to until you get in the park and the office signs disappear. Hard to get around the office area in a larger rig, very tight turns and watch out for the overhangs. Recommend calling and finding site number and go direct if in a large rig and do paperwork after. Large new dog park. Some of the backin sites are up gravel ramps with concrete edges and poles on opposite sides made backing in a little more difficult than need. Actually damaged edge of camper on concrete - lefield
May 2018 - $30.00
I really want to love this campground - close to home, archeological site - but I can't. It's a little tired, a little dated, a little worn, a little noisy. Part of the problem is that the city of Anderson has grown up around the park. The campground abuts on Anderson Municipal Airport, so you will hear planes. It's close to railroad tracks and there are trains (and their horns) all night. The roads are tight and most campsites are at a right angle to road, rather than slanted for easier access. Despite what the official descriptions say, very few spots are level. (We had to level so much that our back wheels were off the ground in a site described as level.) There are random cars/pick-ups driving through the campground. On the good side, the staff and rangers are very nice and checked us in fast and there is a small campstore with bagged ice and ice cream. - Indybear
Apr 2018 - $32.00
This park has horribly tight roads and the sites are difficult to maneuver any size RV. Sites are close and straight very few angled ones. Very disappointing for the price charged. New electric boxes no water on site. Pathetic for the price. If we had a better choice in this area we would not be here. The state of Indiana should be ashamed to treat campers and tax payers this way. Good thing we do not have a tow vehicle because there is no place to park it. - Satuthom
Jul 2017 - $35.00
This park did not suit our needs. We are a senior couple traveling through, staying one night, towing a car. Check-in time on Sundays and holidays is 5:00 PM, which we did not know. So we waited in our coach over an hour in the hot sun waiting for our reserved site to become available. No pull through sites were available when we reserved a few weeks prior to arrival. So after unhitching the car and getting in our site 47 (in full sun), all we wanted was a shower and peace and quiet. The shower was awful. Cement floor, push a button inside the shower stall for 20 seconds of lukewarm water. No temperature or water pressure control. No place to put your soap or shampoo. Very low water pressure made rinsing my hair a long slow process. No exhaust fan in shower area. Very old building. That said, this would be great for families with little kids. Lots of children riding bikes and playing in the grassy area. - Breezy2011