10 Parks near Monon, Indiana
Sep 2010 - $22.00
Very nice host - working from his home he was happy to show us to our site when we pulled in to camp at about 8 PM. This is an older camp, with a newer owner who is working to spruce up the campground with his wife and son. This is not resort camping. We enjoyed the mature trees and the campground was very quiet, as most of the campers are permanent with residents not staying in their trailers. I think only one other RV was stopping in for the night. The area has been hard-hit by the economy, so visitors are appreciated. - AluminumCloud
May 2009 - $22.00
This is a wonderful campground that is now under new management. The atmosphere is very friendly and fun for all. I have been going here for 10 years and it has improved greatly! There are activities for adults and kids at least once a month if not more. Everyone there is very friendly like family. The restrooms are clean and the office is nice for the kids if it starts to rain. They have a TV in the office and several games for the kids to play. I would recommend this site to anyone and have recommended to friends and family and once you come you will continue to come year after year! - Patricia V
Sep 2007 - $15.00
After trying to get into two sites, we dry camped in a field. Mostly seasonal sites but the park was such a mess could not even tell where the sites were. Lots of smoke from fires and noise all night long, including air horns at 2 a.m. Interior access roads are extremely tight and sites are not level. The pool and mini-golf are nice and there is a fishing pond and playground. Office/rec room is old and shabby. No Wifi or TV. Would not stay here again. - mvano
Jul 2016 - $28.00
Didn't have our reservation when we got here. Website says they have pull thru sites and they don't. One shower house for the whole campground ground and it's disgusting. Very unorganized people. They don't answer the phone or emails. Don't give you a map or a copy of any rules. You only get a receipt. - Teener
Jun 2014 - $40.00
This is a very large campground, with many activities for everyone in it of all ages. Weekends have a lot of activities for kids. We enjoyed most of our time there, but a very few like to stay up all night on the weekends (literally until 5 AM), so it was time for us to move on as there weren't many sites for a larger camper plus room to park a vehicle on, to move into. The owner is there on different occasions throughout the summer, and is a wonderful person. The manager has been there for about a year, and many aren't impressed with him. I guess he started out good, but now he doesn't take care of problems in there, and doesn't want to deal with some problems going on. It isn't kept clean some of the times. (garbage left in the wooded area for a few days after campers have left, laundry room really dirty) and the area near the office always has wrappers and cigarette butts all over the place--including on the tables. The office is never ever open when its supposed to be. The only time is Fridays, Saturdays, and sometimes Sunday mornings. The hours on the door mean nothing. It was like that the WHOLE time we were there. It's not good for business, and hard to rely on when you can go to the office as you never know when its open. There is a number to call, but not answered much, or calls returned. Overall, its a nice place, has an awesome swimming pool, and great seasonal people in there that invite even the weekend campers to join in on activities. This place has its good and bad points. - happy2013camper
Jun 2014 - $35.00
Campground could still use some improvements; however, the manager is new and working on making this a very nice place to stay. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Weekend activities for both kids and adults. They had a party (potluck) and the whole park got involved. Bands or DJ's scheduled for Saturday nights all season. Stocked fishing pond that they are adding new sites on and I'm considering getting one of them for the season. Had a great time and can't wait to go back - RB Camper
Jun 2014 - $46.00
Tiny lots and poor directions inside the park. Staff was not friendly at all. The park is more geared toward the amusement park across the street and not toward a good camping experience. Highest nightly rate in the area. Will not be back. - RB Camper
Aug 2013 - $46.00
We went here just to go to Indiana Beach; nice campground but think that given time could be improved on. The whole resort area was bought by Morgan RV Resorts and as usual things seem to go downhill. We did get a good deal on camping as they offered buy 2 nights get one free and also buy one park admission get one free to campers so that was a plus. Not much shade in the front section but looks like new trees were planted so in years will be better. Grounds well kept, could use more sewer sites. Pool was a good size and very clean. Would return if in the area and improvements made in the amusement park. - DBLR
Jul 2013 - $25.00
We camped here on Passport America rate. On arrival we were informed that the park had a water contamination problem (since June) therefore we did not connect to the water. The smell was terrible and the pool was brown so we could not swim. We booked a FHU pull-though site. The site was gravel, not even, and the hook-ups are placed in such a location that we had to unhook anyway! The sites are close and the Wi-Fi was terrible. The staff were not very friendly. Would not recommend nor stay here again. - OzFrosty
2732 Northwest Shafer Dr Monticello, Indiana 47960 (map) | (574) 586-5250
Sites: 1030 | Latest Rate: $31.00 | 19 Reviews
Jul 2016 - $31.00
Security is good during the week, but as for weekends it's not good. Water smells like sewage and is brown colored . - Teener
Jun 2016 - $31.00
There was a time, many years ago, when this was a great campground. That is no longer the case, as it is now run down and in poor shape.
Sites are very close together and just unmowed grass, with picnic tables that are falling to pieces. On the plus side, they were at least level. Electric was good but water was terrible, with so much rust in it that it clogged my filter immediately. The showers smelled of the rust as well, I just turned it back off and decided to wait until my next stop.
Many, many well established seasonals in this campground. Some keep nice sites, others not so much. Roads were worn down, as was the mini golf course, and parts to a ride were scattered about the tennis courts, which had not seen use in a very long time. The water play area looked nice, the camp store was well stocked and staff was very friendly.
Campground is only worth a single night if visiting the amusement park. - Cyclonic
May 2016 - $49.00
Check-in staff seemed put out to check anyone in even though only two of in office at the time. Wi-Fi almost non existent after paying extra for it. Lots of seasonal campers, which is fine as we were put by one and they were great. Kids run rampant at all hours of the night. There is no enforced speed limit. What swimming area that once was there is run down and nonfunctional. Fortunately there were 2 sewer hook ups there as the first one we opened had ants and maggots dwelling in it. Mini golf course is non functional. We won't be back. It is a shame as this could be a great facility if management would do some upgrades. I guess they figure why bother if people keep coming. Sad really. - like to camp
Aug 2016 - $42.00
We have been coming to Caboose lake since 2012 and always enjoy are stay. Fishing is great and the lake is very clean. Plenty to do with the water activities along with a great staff. If you are looking for a clean and I mean clean park, caboose is the first choice. Caboose is number one for us, we will be coming back. - Al Capaccio
Jul 2016 - $42.00
This was the only park in the area of our travels, so we decided to take a chance despite the poor reviews. After the last review, we considered cancelling our reservation, but was told that we were within the 10-day window that prohibited a refund. Entering the park, it is a long, dusty trip to the pull-through sites, resulting in a tow vehicle covered in dust. Hookups were not convenient; sewer was 20' to the rear of the power pedestal, water was 25' in front, requiring extensions for both. But the real problem is the noise - overwhelmingly loud, continual, and intrusive. We felt like we were parked in the median of the interstate, except that if we were we wouldn't have the roar of exhaust brakes as trucks slowed for the adjacent truck stop. WiFi was intermittent, Verizon cell/data was good, and there is no cable TV and little OTA. All this for $42 a night with the Good Sam discount. We will avoid this park in the future. - Meanderman
Jun 2016 - $41.00
This park is way overpriced for what you get. Upon arrival the first view is of a tired old mobile home/office. Past that is a jumble of construction materials and half d0ne projects. The interior roads are potholed gravel. The individual sites are gravel with heavy grass intrusion. Sites are about 75' from an off ramp for I-65. If the noise from trucks and their jake brakes doesn't get you the vibration of the trucks driving on a road in poor condition will. Didn't use the bath/showers because they are a 1/4 mile away near the entrance to this very linear park. On top of their overnight rate they charge for every thing else. Anywhere from $8-20 per person/per day to use the beach/lake. Their "lake view" sites are the ones backed up against the Interstate. Your view is what you can see between the "lake side" sites. Water hookups are between every other site, not at each site.
The WiFi works ok for e-mail. The online feature for reservation didn't work. The site says they will call you. They did not.
The overall impression is that the park is tired. - CharlieB
Jul 2014 - $1.00
Please note this resort/campground has ceased operations and is no longer in business. As of July, 2014, the property is for sale. - User3596
Sep 2013 - $1.00
Camped here under Resort of Distinction (ROD) membership. Internet is good - cost is $2 for 24 hrs. Sites could use rock on sites and main roads - caused a lot of dust. We were there in Sept and it was off season. Personnel were friendly. Would camp here again. - partlot
Jun 2012 - $8.00
Spent 1 night while traveling under WHR. Asked for FHU 50amp in open area for rooftop TV dish, worked well. Sprint cell & hotspot worked good. Did not see the rest of the park, worked OK for a night. - big greg
Aug 2016 - $42.00
Price includes $9 one time entrance fee in addition to our camping fee of $37.00 ($9 out of state, $7 for Indiana resident). I would consider this a very popular but primative campground out in the middle of nowhere surrounded by corn and soybean fields. Sites are dirt and and many flood badly during rain (ours did) and we had to change sites because of the flooding. There are sites that will take big rigs but many are short. Verizon cell phone was not good but our AT&T hotspot did work (no free wifi). Sites are electric only but fresh potable water is available throughout the campground. Bathhouses wear old but clean. Camp host was very helpful when we were flooded out of our site and helped us even though he was off duty. Camp host sold ice and firewood usually in the evening. The person checking us in was polite but seemed "off" to us. For us in a tent trailer, getting flooded off our site was not a great experience and we probably would not return to the campground. - roadking
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Nice, wooded state park. Our site was large, mostly grass except for the gravel pad. Lots of biking and hiking trails. Park was completely full but was very quiet at night. A little tight getting in and out of site. 30 amp electricity only at the site. We brought our own water. Poor Verizon service. We will return. The biggest complaint was park ranger knocking on our door around 10:30 pm to ask us to move our vehicle off the grass where it had been parked all day. - Looney Bird
Jun 2016 - $25.00
A typical state park, with few amenities other than electric hookups. Our site was paved with blacktop, but is was a handicapped site. We were one of 3 RVs in the park for our 1 night stop. One of the other RVs was the camp host. This park is very shaded with tall trees which prevents the use of roof top satellite systems. - Teacher's Pet
Jan 2016 - $30.00
Very small sites, area is dirty, older couple was extremely rude. This is also a high theft area so watch your possessions. - Full timers traveling for work
Oct 2015 - $30.00
Older campground. Sites are tight for a larger rig (we are over 60' with toad) so call ahead to make sure they can accommodate you. We stayed one night on way south so can't comment on area. Backs onto the Wabash river. Lots of trees. Owner friendly and helpful. Nice CG for smaller rigs. - K&J
Oct 2015 - $30.00
I stayed here in site twelve. The owners are friendly and fun to be around. The weekend events are fun and entertaining for all ages. The campground is filled with trees so there is plenty of shade. There are plenty of walking trails and a swimming pool from Memorial to Labor day. We have stayed here several weekends during the regular season. We intend to come back again and again. - karab2779
Sep 2016 - $38.00
Lots of large, level sites to choose from. My dog and I stop here for the trails. There are many miles of trails both grass and paved. All are well marked and maintained. Plenty to explore along the way too. - ljr
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Good state park continually improving. Building fishing pond from gravel pits adding to pool, bike paths, shelters, working pioneer farm. Private pull-through exceptionally well laid out.
110 outlet circuit breaker was bad and after calling them was replaced within 30 minutes, great customer service.
They are anal about parking on the grass but large as the camp sites are there is no need to.
I was concerned about the playground area bike path being hidden by trees as riders approach the road, a blind spot exists and suggested it get mowed back last year to no avail.
A reluctance to trim out sucker type plants from the evergreens and shade trees is troubling.
Blacktop or concrete patios would be nice. The gravel sucks. - budwang
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Park is beautiful, as it should be for the cost. $35.00 plus tax and a $5.00 processing fee. Then a $10.00 fee to enter the park. Park is set up and maintained very well. My only complaint would be that the water connection was on one end and the electric was near the other end, needed to set up just right to be able to connect both. Park is really family friendly with lots of thing for the family to do. Be sure to follow the website directions as 4112 E. St. Rd. park address listed is the office, not the park address. If not for the cost I would we could really enjoy this campground. - bkick