13 RV Parks near Knightstown, Indiana
Sep 2017 - $25.00
Rate shown is their "in after 3 and out before 10" rate. This park is one easy day's drive from our home and we almost always stay there when heading west. Staff is helpful and friendly although office is usually closed when we get there. Utilities work well and we are able to pull in quite a few TV stations from the antenna. Site could have used a little more gravel and could have been more level but it was the end of the season and we never have that problem in the spring/summer when we visit. - SandyA
Jul 2017 - $25.00
What a pleasant surprise. We stop here so my husband could visit the Hoosier Gym, after watching the movie. We had large pull through site, very clean campground and friendly staff. - TheBounders
Jul 2017 - $25.00
This is a wonderful family park. We have never stayed in a Yogi Bear Park before due to the huge number of kids that usually come. My hat is off to the staff for all the games and activities they plan. We rarely saw any kids, even on the rainy days. The pull through sites are grass or gravel and very level. They are set up as buddy sights. The staff went out of their way to help with anything you need. The owners were lovely people to meet. Yes I tasted iron in the water but we had a filter on so nothing got stained. There was some road noise but not enough to bother us. - esta34950
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Cornerstone is a routine favorite of ours. There are several sizes of lots, some shady, and some sun. Sites near the entrance are 50/30 amp full hookup and tend to have less shade. Sites behind the entrance are 30 amp only with water/electric only. Sites are gravel and most are level. The CG tends to fill up quickly on weekends and holidays, so you want to book in advance. Campground owners are warm and welcoming. They work hard to make camper's stays the best possible.
They do accept Passport America, but this can be hit and miss on pricing. We have gotten this price during the week as I recall. Showers and bathrooms are clean. They do deliver very good pizza to your site which is great with a crew of kids when setting up. The playground "gizmo" is the biggest one I have ever seen. Our kids get lost in it frequently. The pool is very nice when it is open.
The only real drawback is the road noise from I-70. The CG is located across the pond, but the pavement on the interstate there is concrete, and the trucks can be rather noisy.
The CG owners have addressed the flooding issues by tiling many of the camp sites this spring. I haven't been there in a good downpour, but it should help that issue tremendously.
Of all the CG's in East Central Indiana, this is our go-to campground. - scarter4work
Apr 2016 - $45.00
We can concur with some of the comments from before. This campground seems to not have any real set rates. They say they are Passport America, but we have paid $22, $28 and this time $45 for the a 50amp, full hook up site on stops during the past year. The sites are well worth the earlier rates, but way over priced for narrow, sloping gravel pads with all hookups at the rear of the pad. Will opt for one of the other options within 10 miles on future semi annual trips. We were checked in by the owner each time who is very nice and helpful and each time assure the Passport rate was applied. There are 13 or 14, 50 amp full hookup sites, all the other are 30 amp with water only, under heavy tree cover. - Teacher's Pet
Jul 2015 - $22.00
Very nice, well run park. There are not many full hookup sites, so if you need one make a reservation. Many sites are under heavy tree cover with only 4 or 5 being satellite friendly. This campground is a Christian Retreat Center in it's own description and has very nice facilities. There are meeting facilities and a large bunk house on the grounds. - Teacher's Pet
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 2017 - $17.00
Very nice, well maintained park conveniently located just off I-70. 30amp, FHU, pull-through site with an escort to the site. 51 OTA TV signals, good WIFI. About the only thing lacking would be 50 amp service since the weather was hot and we had to be judicious with our power requirements. Regarding other reviewer's comments about the trees, the park became a victim of the "ash borer" which did quite a bit of damage to the trees and many had to be (and are still being) removed. Staff very friendly and helpful. Since the park is next to the highway some folks would probably not care for the noise. We would definitely return if in the area. - Bob & Stephanie
Aug 2017 - $29.00
Personnel are very nice; and most of the grounds are kept up nicely also. However, it appears that this CG has a problem with an unusual number of dead and dying trees, perhaps due to a bug infestation. By the amount of stacked firewood at permanent sites, It would appear that management is making every effort to keep up with maintenance. However, even to access the open field sites where it is safe, one must travel through the wooded section, which contains numerous dead trees obviously ready to fall. We saw 3 crushed units that had been destroyed by fallen trees. Another worry I would have is that children riding their bikes, etc. through this area could be in danger. This would be an ideal CG if not for this problem. - hartk
Jul 2017 - $16.00
We made reservations ahead for a shady site. We were escorted to a site which we backed into. Once we had a chance to get out of the vehicle and look around we were horrified. Trash on the ground. Unkept sites all around. Trailers and rv's that had been abandoned and were delapedated. Others with shanties attached. Appears there are no assocition guidelines for longtime campers. - Traveling3
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 - $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
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
Sep 2015 - $25.00
We had one of the few pull-thru's. The park was well-groomed, the people were friendly, and the lake was clear and beautiful. Fun to ride our bikes! Our site was without shade, but there were other ones available in wooded areas. We would definitely stay there again. - Jeff Jangerous
Aug 2017 - $40.00
We are on a four month trip from Tucson to Maine and down the East Coast and Indy was our first destination for an extended stay. This RV park is close to Indy, and provided us with a very comfortable stay. Staff was, each and every time of interaction, very friendly, helpful and professional. The park is semi-shaded with level gravel sites & full hookups. Each is very long and separated well from your neighbors on each side. The pool area, although we didn't use it, is really nice offering a great deal of fun features for kids to enjoy--it appeared clean and well maintained. We would definitely stay here again if in this area. - TPDBOB8687
Aug 2017 - $58.00
This CG is east of the city. It has a pleasant feel to it especially in the deluxe sites. There are two entrances. The back entrance behind a dealership requires you go over a bridge once you're inside the CG. The bridge is fine but that may freak you a bit in a big rig. From either entrance, you enter between two buildings which is a little strange. When you're nearing the office, there is a sign that says to stay wide. Stay wide! Our site was deluxe site 33. We specifically asked for a site where we could get satellite reception and this was the one. We moved back and forth in the site and thought we locked on but as the nite went on, it kept dropping the signal. Just to get the inadequate signal we were way beyond the patio. Not ideal. Two sewer outlets. Electric and water fine. Huge dog park. One of the nicest pools we've seen. Wifi was pretty good and stable. Could really be made more attractive with the use of a little round up for weed control. There is substantial road noise. With all that we would stay again. Office staff very nice. Choices are minimal in the area. - Team Asphalt
Aug 2017 - $56.00
This was our fifth stay at this expensive KOA. The first two were very nice but things change. Our reservation, made 3 weeks before our stay, said, "Back In, 50/30 Amps, Full Hookups. Great back-in sites with patio! These sites are on the main side of the camp near the office, pool, bathrooms, and game room." That description was printed on our confirmation. Upon arrival, we were assigned a site 6 tenths of a mile away from the pool and game room, and I have no idea where the nearest bathrooms were. The young lady checking me in didn't bat and eye at the difference, just shrugged. The expensive new pool is 3 feet deep at the deepest end and is clearly designed only for small children, not the 3 to 5 foot rectangle they had before. I thought this was one of the good KOAs but now I'm fairly certain we'll pass it by. It has some really nice sites out back, both shaded and open. But if you can not count on getting the kind of site you request, and considering the prices, it's difficult to praise the management or look forward to another stay here. - sandean
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
Apr 2017 - $32.00
We only stayed one night, but we will probably come again. The campground was very clean and the sites are all pretty nice. We were able to choose our site and picked a pull through for convenience. There is one bathhouse pretty centrally located. The other facility is a pit/vault toilet. There is a nice playground on the site. Our grand daughter enjoyed it. - 4stringdude
Mar 2017 - $17.00
Our first night after the pick up of our rental we were at Mounds. Good spot for the first night. Quiet and in the nature of the state park. - Molenwerk
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