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8 RV Parks near North Vernon, Indiana
Sep 2017 - $28.00
This is a nice little park in southern Indiana. There are only about 8 sites that can accommodate large rigs. But they are relatively spacious and nice with full hookups. The smaller sites are in the woods, and are also very nice for small to mid-sized trailers and tents. Almost no one was staying there the Sunday night we stayed. That made it very private. Bathrooms were dirty and we didn't use the showers because of it.
Park staff are only available Mon-Thurs. But we were able to book the site the next day by asking for a call-back on their voicemail. The campground and park access road is a little narrow and curvy for large rigs. So we disconnected and drove the car ahead to watch for traffic - maybe not totally necessary. - EVO_Bob
Sep 2017 - $32.00
While $32 is an excessive amount of money, the rv sites were very close and the restrooms were very dirty. It is handy and just off Rt 50 for an overnight, but not good for much more. Access road coming down to CG is narrow and twisting. Even though the CG is posted as a "fee"area and not accessible to the general public, there was a lot of traffic, both foot and vehicular, through the CG area that did not appear to have a reason for being there. I would be hesitate to park and leave my unit there unattended although several people appeared to do so. - hartk
May 2017 - $15.00
This is a County Park with only the first 8 sites as FHU pull thru's. The entire park has only 30 amp service & the rest of the sites after #8 are water/electric only. The park office & manager are not always open. Manager can be somewhere in the park at any given time. There is a camp host at site #9 but, if you're a first timer (like we were), you won't know this. We were lucky as we were just pulling into the parking lot, the camp host was just driving out, there was no one in the office. He escorted us to the entrance & campground. Also, DO NOT enter the park from State Route 7. The roadway from there into the camping area is very steep, narrow & winding. Enter from S. Gumm Street (residential), follow signs to the campground & site #9 to find the camp host (if you don't already know your site number). Once set up, you will find a very quiet, serine campground that is very well maintained. There is lots of playground space but, no pool or close swimming opportunities. Sprint cell service is "OK" and OTA Tv is available from the Louisville, Ky area & satellite reception is easy from the first 8 sites, the rest are in the woods. - rracer5
Aug 2018 - $30.00
Stayed one night in a delightful camp site on the lake. Few people around. Really enjoyed ourselves until the guy with the mower woke us up shortly after 8am. Recommend this unexpectedly beautiful spot with mature trees, lake, many activities for those inclined. - Debra Zillmer
Aug 2018 - $40.00
Stayed on site #1 on lake. Close to walkway to pool and playground. The lake has a lot of green algae. Our site is wide and level with gravel base. However not all sites are level. Along the lake electric and water hookups only. Electric is fluctuating low and high power surges. Come back every day to flashing electric. The cover is off of electric post. We reported it but they didn't fix it. Reported problems with electric. Trap and skeet shooting close and you can hear on site but it's intermittent. $2 fee for first trip into park and for guests. Go cart track onsite must bring own go cart. RC airplane field. Fishing for free in lake. Miniature golf course and swimming pool. Extra charge for most extras such as swimming. - CindyL
Nov 2017 - $36.00
Great location and a huge amount of things to do. The Camp is gigantic. Lots of activities to enjoy. The only 2 downsides we found were the insufficient amount laundry machines and site levels. 2 washers and 2 dryers does not work for a campground with 308 sites. Please Put a full laundrymat in. Our first site was not level or close to level. We hunted around for one and moved. I recommend The management go thru each site and level it. Many spots were awkwardly sloped. - KodiTzu
May 2015 - $30.00
We've stayed here numerous times, and have never had an issue. Most sites are level and easy to get in to. Plenty of hiking, fishing and boating for the family. Plus, the beach has an area for swimming in the lake.
Electric only, so make sure your water pump is working properly! - Griffin226
Apr 2014 - $20.00
On a positive note the lake is beautiful and the playgrounds are nice. However camp host did not keep dog on leash and it came barking and growling at my 3 year old. We had to pack up and move campsites because the 2nd day 4 families showed up and set up 5 tents in the same campsite beside us. There was no peace. The bath houses are old and need updated badly. The girl at the front gate was very courteous and the DNR officer that gave us a trail map was great, and very helpful. Probably will not return as there are too many other state parks in Indiana that are much nicer. - patch2361
Sep 2011 - $23.00
Our first stay here and will definitely return. Very large sites, most if not all of the sites are level with some shade. Lots of water faucets around the campground for fresh water. Several nice trails on the property, large lake w/ boat rentals, playgrounds and on-site naturist providing fun activities for the kids. There is also a raptor rehabilitation center on-site that is open to the public. - zenasboy
Sep 2018 - $38.00
Pond was low, but there is a nice path around it. Even with the trees, we were able to receive several TV station over the air. - WNC Traveler
Sep 2018 - $35.00
Older park with what appears a lot of seasonal folks. Road down to the park was 1 1/2 lanes and had us wondering where we were going but we got there. Asked for a full hook up and a pull through. Got everything except sewer. Sites were close and lots of bikes and stuff at the other campsites but didn't see many folks, just there "stuff". Lot was level but gravel. Will pass this one by next time and look for something nicer. - tlrpilot
Aug 2018 - $38.00
Older park, but very well maintained. Bath house was clean and well maintained. Grounds are wooded, trees are trimmed up, so there was not an issue of low hanging brances hitting the camper. Friendly group of seasonal campers, - ANDYO1
Aug 2018 - $32.00
Would give a 5 but no WIFI available. Campsite was very large and grassy. Shower house had push buttons on the water faucets, but they were clean and convenient. Water could have been warmer. Very quiet. Park was nice. - Happy Campers from IN
Sep 2017 - $30.00
Very nice state park campground. Spacious sites with gravel pads. Asphalt interior roads so nice for riding bikes. Electric only sites which is pretty typical for Indiana State Parks. Stayed for 3 nights during Madison's annual Chautauqua, which is a very nice arts and crafts festival. Several nice hiking trails within the park. Our site was very level, but not so true for some of the other sites. - Daryn
Jun 2017 - $30.00
We arrived on a Sunday for a two night stay and had to pay $9.00 entrance fee after we paid about $30.00 a night on reserveamerica.com. The park is beautiful but were informed that the waterfalls weren't running since they need rain. Our site was level but next to a dumpster. We were also informed that we needed to fill our tanks with water since no water is at our site. The restroom/showers were very outdated, buggy, moldy and dirty. The showers and sinks had a system were you had to continually hit the button for water to come out. Shower had no hot or cold options. We rode our bikes to pool area and sign stated $3.00 per person. This park really nickels and dimes you everywhere. We liked the wildlife and enjoyed the fire flies in the evening. - JESUSisLovefl
Oct 2018 - $30.00
Park is very nice and there is plenty of space between campsites. Paved roads for walking or bike riding. There is only one water fill station at the entrance and a two way dump station. The line was long especially for the dump station on Sunday. Biggest issue is the bath house in serious need of updating. (See pictures) camping rate at $30 (electric only) and $9 entrance fee to drive in the gate should allow for modernization of the showers. I will go back but would like to see the updates. Lake, nice pool for additional fee, trails. Great park with exception of shower house. - DrBrownie
Sep 2018 - $28.00
Pretty State Park, mediocre campground. Nightly rate does not include one-time $7 entry fee for Indiana residents. The campground is maintained, however the overall look is that of a place that needs some fresh investments. The men's shower house has one private shower, and then one locker room style shower room with a couple shower heads and no privacy. Also, there's no ability to adjust the temperature and we found the showers to be too hot. The sites are a little on the short side, so most folks had to park their tow vehicles sideways in order to stay out of the road. The interior roads are very narrow, and unbelievably, there is a water spigot at the only entrance to campground B- so multiple folks were filling their tanks prior to entering the campground, thus creating a backup for the rest of us trying to get in or out. Sites are electric only. The sites are generally well separated, but there is no privacy between sites. A nice canopy of trees exists on the perimeter sites but we noticed several dead branches waiting to fall that should be removed. Same goes for the pretty trails- numerous "widow makers" hung over the trails. Several days after rain we noted standing water and muddy ground, so I'm guessing this place has occasional flooding issues, judging also by the fresh straw that was placed at some of the sites. Mosquitos were pretty bad in the evenings. The camp store has only the most basic provisions; firewood is reasonably priced at $5 for eight pieces that you select yourself. At&t cell service is good, and we received several over the air TV stations. There are canoe, kayak and row boat rental available. Fishing looks decent. - Fdwt994
Oct 2017 - $35.00
This is a very nice, peaceful park that is the second largest in the Indiana state park system. It is well designed: the sites are all close to a shower/bathroom facility. Those facilities were clean and had good hot water. They seem to be strict about only one tow vehicle per site, but overflow lots available for extra vehicles. The area is beautiful in the fall, with many sites in the woods.
Site grades inside loop are flat. Grades on perimeter sites vary widely, from almost flat to quite steep. Flat ones often have picnic table and fire pit a little downhill and with a beautiful view. It's probably best to see one of these sites that you want to reserve before doing so, as the descriptions on the reservation site of the pad steepness are not too accurate. - GregAndKatie
Mar 2018 - $25.00
Everyone should avoid this campsite unless you are in dire need of rest. When you first pull up and are in front of the office there is this large mass of wood and trash that surround the stop sign. I thought that was a little strange. After getting past that, I walking into the office/laundry room which was filled with filthy junk. Upon waiting for one of the owners, outside I noticed sticks and bleach bottles hung everywhere inside and around the traffic cones that line the small roadway's inside the campground. I made the comment to my husband that it looked like something from the Blair Witch movies. The reason for the one star stems from the woman that owns the place. She is extremely rude and has no knowledge of how to help or talk to people. Our rig is 40ft. While the lots are fairly sizable, getting to them can be a little tricky. The awful lady owner that supposedly "helped" us had no idea how to guide us into the site. She had us going around the the drive (which is quite narrow) to get us into the spot she chose for us, all the while yelling at us in a very mean tone about what to do. I told my husband we could have done a better job if she'd would have just stayed out of it. I was so annoyed at the lady owner, I was asking my husband to just leave. Then the man that owns/runs the place showed up. He got us safely into the space. If it wasn't for that/him we would have left. I was so upset about how the lady owner treated us that I couldn't wait to leave this campground. I will say that once we were parked and setup, the grounds were okay. Nice shade trees and picnic tables. Even with the few things that we thought were amiable, they are not enough to compel us to ever go back again!! - BB31
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Called ahead and asked for a place by the pool and under some tree coverage and verified there was wifi access.I was assured we would receive all three amenities. We asked the person who met us if we indeed were parked under shade trees and were again told we were. We get to our spot which was right by the pool but there were no shade trees. I mean we could SEE them from where we were parked but none near us.The pool was completely unsuitable for all but the frogs that called it home with 10 inches of water.Major maintenance is required to get this thing usable. Falling apart and concrete missing, metal thrown in like it's being used for garbage.
We felt deceived but had already paid. After a couple weeks of some very strange traffic I called into the Sheriff's department when the Deputy on duty advised me he would probably not stay there with his family. We witnessed underage drinking as well as numerous other sketchy activities. I never felt personally threatened, but would advise caution for travelers with kids.
We tried the little restaurant and was not surprised to find the food was unremarkable-at best-but the service was awful.The woman seemed annoyed that we actually ordered off the menu rather than using the buffet.
The owner while seemingly nice lied to us regarding the 3 major things we requested over the phone. She informed me we had access to wifi but when we got there she would not relinquish the pw to us claiming she did not know it and the server at the restaurant told us nobody ever gets it.
I had a difficult time contacting the owner when calling (which really should have been my first clue)-I kept getting the "restaurant" and the owner was the only person who would discuss sites but was never around.
I would not go back as things are. This was clearly a very nice place at one point. If someone were to take some care and renovate the park and pool, maybe add a little security..I would consider giving it another shot.Until then-Beware. - Hart_Serenity
Jul 2005 - $22.00
Need better direction signs inside the park. Had to ask 2 different people directions to office. Last one led me to location in his golf cart. Interior roads are gravel. Very friendly staff. Passing through and will stay here again if in the area. They have a restaurant on the premises. - RockenL