14 Parks near Pendleton, Indiana
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
Oct 2015 - $29.00
Love this park! The sites are very spacious. The CG was completely full when we were there, but it very quiet. The hostess walks the CG and is very nice. It is electric only sites. The only reason I gave it a 9 was the showers have very limited hot water - so you better be quick! :) It is close to Ball State University so makes a great place to stay and visit the campus. Has a great nature center, trails, historical home and the mounds to visit. - bluedurango
Nov 2013 - $13.00
Beautiful state park! Spacious lots, walking trails everywhere. A little hard to maneuver with our toad around the sharp corners to get to the campground area. Since it is off season, they come to you to collect the night's fees which are very reasonable. Tables and fire rings were provided. Only drawback was the sound of the trains in the night, which was every few hours. - Rusty Quilter
Jun 2013 - $27.00
This is a fascinating area, and despite some disappointments, I'm glad we stayed here. The Mounds were very serene, and the pool was nice; especially, the part for young children. The shower and pool house were not very clean. There were bugs and a bit of debris in both. The park trails were not clearly marked (even the campground worker agreed with us on this!) and the map was little help. We walked for nearly an hour circling one of the mounds on both sides before finding it. It was, in fact, only a 15 minute walk from our campsite. - HomeIsWhereYouParkIt
Oct 2016 - $39.00
This is a privately owned park so they have you sign a liability waiver as you check in. That being said, it is a well maintained and absolutely beautifully maintained. Lots of grass areas, large children's play area. The lake was closed when we were there but looked nice. This park is a little hard to find but well worth it. A little pricy but they are a Good Sam park so there is a discount available. - Bobco
Oct 2016 - $42.00
This park is very nice. There are 80 acres to walk and two lakes for the kids. The site we had was semi level gravel, which was about 20 'wide on the entry side. The power, water, and wi-fi was good. If you have dogs, there are walking trails and acreage to explore. The staff is A+ and there were no trees on our site. We will return.. - ctjt1234
Sep 2016 - $43.00
Overnight stay. We were led to site, FHU, pull thru. Had a picnic table and fire ring. Friendly staff. Looks like there were plenty of family activities from large fields for games to a pond with sandy beach. We didn't partake in the activities, but saw plenty of people out there. Access to park and site is good. Would stop here again. - billL
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
Jun 2016 - $39.00
First impression - dumpy, trashy, run down. It starts in the office at check in where rude staff will greet you with,"Whaddaya want?" when you walk in. I made reservations over the phone so they were expecting us. Our full hookup pull thru site had overgrown grass and weeds around the utilities that we had to cut down before we could connect anything. There was trash overflowing in the fire pit and cigarette butts everywhere. No shade at all. Water pressure was very low. Lots of run down permanent trailers. The rv storage section next to our site looked like a parking lot of old abandoned broken down rvs. I mean, there were weeds growing out from the inside of these units in storage. There's a pool and some other amenities that is open to the public for a fee so you have non-campers from neighboring houses driving up and down the roads. And beware, lots and lots of golf carts being driven by young children, like 5, 6, and 7 yrs old who can barely reach the gas pedal. Many of our neighbors did not observe quiet hours. Bottle rockets going off at midnight. Will not stay here again. - Flippitti
Apr 2016 - $50.00
Even though the one staff member I spoke with was courteous and helpful, this park is not worth the money. For two nights, it cost $107 for a pull-through campsite with water, electric, and sewer. Unfortunately, the water was very rusty and smelled. The rust was so bad, I had to spend a few hours trying to remove rust stains from our shower, sinks, toilet, and water heater. The park had not mowed the grass and it was extremely loud due to its location. They are located about a half mile from the highway. The worst thing about this park is the fact that 75% of the campers there are permanent residents. These residents do not do well with upkeep so it looks cluttered and trashy. The camp store was closed all weekend and the Wi-Fi did not work. My family and I will not visit this campground in the future. - Indiana Camping Family 45
Sep 2015 - $25.00
Rate shown is the Passport America rate. This is the second time we have stayed here and will probably stay again. The pull-thru sites are easy in and out and, whether grass or gravel, very level. They are plenty wide enough for slides and/or awnings. You couldn't find a nicer, more helpful staff anywhere. They do have somewhat limited office hours in the off season but a phone call will have everything waiting for your arrival. Now, the only downside; the showers. You have to push a button to turn the water on and then it lasts around 5 seconds each push - extremely inconvenient, not only for washing hair but for pretty much washing anything. We didn't use the showers on our last visit so didn't know about this until this time. We are self-contained and don't usually use campground showers and we surely won't use these again! - SandyA
Jul 2015 - $18.00
This is a good park for an overnight stay when on the road on I-70. The rate reflects the Passport America rate. The sites are easy to get in and to leave. we were in a drive-through site. the sites are level and all the hook-ups work. We would stay here again.
One caveat: When driving north on Rt 109, go slow. as there is only a small sign to show the entrance to the park on the right and it is easy to miss the turn, requiring one to unhook the toad, to turn around. - hoppytoad
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
May 2016 - $32.00
Holiday period, brown outs and power outages. Hot water took forever to "warm up", very tight spaces, and dangerous exit at pond edge almost lost a trailer into the lake/pond.
Nice looking park, but very iffy when it comes to what works or not, and laundry was not effective.
The site was suppose to be back-in, due to muddy conditions, but was too tight to do that. But was able to do a pull through in 4 wheel drive, with the help of the manager guiding through the water and mud.
Friendly enough staff, but park is just old and needs a lot of attention. - Jacobsen
Apr 2016 - $23.00
First off, don't come here if it has been raining a lot. There are currently many, many sites under water. The playground and putt putt course are flooded. The pads are narrow and nearly impossible to get a large rig on without driving through the mud. I now need to scrub my coach and toad tire sidewalls when I leave here.
That aside, the roads to get here are rough and narrow. The roads in here are rough. The staff we met were very friendly. We pulled into what appeared to be a very long pull-through but realized it is really two sites back-to-back. So the first to arrive gets to pull through and the 2nd gets to back in. The back-in site is now flooded. There appears to be a lot of permanent/seasonal RVs here and pride of ownership is lacking. Passport America discount is what brought us here. We would probably not stay here again. - jprisbe
Jun 2014 - $35.00
First the positives: next to a river, close to a golf course and shopping. The negatives: Over priced for the facilities, poorly kept with long grass and very poor restrooms with very primitive showers. This camp is not very big rig friendly with limbs and power lines that should be higher. Get a firm price before accepting a spot. We were quoted $35 when we made our advance reservation. The price jumped up to $38 when we arrived. We mentioned membership to FMCA and Good Sam so he discounted down to $35! I like to feel like I can trust the camp ground owner to shoot straight. We will not stay here again. It's just to primitive. - Beech35p
Aug 2013 - $22.00
We loved this charming campground! The price was amazing, especially for a full hookup, and it was cleaner than the last state park we visited. The facilities are not modern, but are well-maintained. We camped less than 20 ft from the riverbank! Everyone was very friendly. We can't wait to go back and camp there again! - HomeIsWhereYouParkIt
Jul 2013 - $28.00
This is the type of park you'll hate or find it satisfactory. We wanted to be near Purgatory Golf Course and this is right across the street. They have very limited big rig sites but we were able to get 50 amps on the river. The park is not kept very pristine but it's acceptable. No amenities were obvious including Wi-Fi. Plenty of room to maneuver. Lots of old campers and full time residents. We would stay here again because of the location and it did have a certain peacefulness. Golf course is great! - Team Asphalt
Oct 2016 - $43.00
A very convenient park right next to the highway (highway noise is prevelent). We were in site 34 and had quite a time leveling the rig. Nice front desk person. Good wifi. Nice grounds. - alm
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Friendly staff. At registration, we were notified that they recently had a lot of rain so the original site we selected for our reservation would be really soft so they recommended changing the site. We were allowed to take a deluxe campground site of choice so we could be near the dog park. Love the BIG dog park area, large enough to play fetch with my dogs and they offer potty bags for picking up after your pooch. Plenty of yard w/each deluxe site but gravel lot is not very level. Ground really soft & muddy from recent rains. Only real complaint is that there is ONLY 1 shower/bathroom for entire campground which means you have to hike to reach it & there is no direct trail once you cross the walking bridge over the creek. You either have to walk thru campsites/cabin sites or take long way around through park, so be sure to bring hiking boots. Plus, it took almost 2 minutes to get hot water with barely any water pressure. Bonus fact, KOA is right next door to an RV dealership & a McDonald's and fuel station should you need to visit either. BTW, WiFi worked fine for us. - DeanaN3Dogs
Aug 2016 - $60.00
We stayed two nights - it is right off the freeway and pretty convenient except for a sharp turn between two buildings for registration. Our space was level and we had lots of room. It is a fair walk to the showers from the area across the bridge we were parked at.
I would have given a higher rating if we had not been place next to a permanent 5th wheel that was very untidy - there was visible trash piled at the end of their space and visible to ours. We went to the office and complained; they said they'd take care of it but never did. We mentioned it again the next day and were ignored. Not sure why they would place anyone so close to a full-time set up when there were lots of open spaces available. Actually not sure why they would allow this rig to be as untidy as it was.
It rained for two days and there was a lot of water around our trailer so drainage might not be too good. - Catsinatrailer
Sep 2016 - $30.00
We really like this park. Concrete sites, full hookups, WIFI. Everything worked fine. Plenty of room to get into site and plenty of space between you and the next camper. The day we were to arrive, they were replacing a water pump and the park employee called us to let us know so if we needed to stop for water before we got there we could. We thought that was very nice of her. The pump was fixed when we arrived so no issues. There was construction on some type of a bridge over the river in the campground that was rather noisy starting early in the morning. We'd definitely stay here again. Our GPS did take us past the entrance for some reason, but there are signs and we should've been watching for them. - jacknpeg
Sep 2016 - $30.00
This is a highly rated campground run by the local county. It's in a lovely tree lined area near the river. We were really looking forward to staying here. BUT, on a nice early fall weekend it's a disappointment. There are two issues: 1) It's JAMMED with people, cars, dogs running loose, 3 year olds on bikes and large family gatherings spread out all over every available blade of grass. That's OK, but when the sites are really tight it's uncomfortable. Next to our site is what appears to be a family reunion. They've rented 7 or 8 sites and have set up a large kitchen, gathering place and parked 12- vehicles that I can count. There must be 35 people next to us.
The 2nd issue is one of the charms of the place - the River. It's flooded through here and everything is drenched, muddy and wet. We're here on a dryish day - but we had to move from our reserved site because it was under water with no way into our out of the RV without wading water or going through deep mud.
I'm guessing if you came here in the middle of the week it would be almost empty and pretty easy to find a nice site to enjoy.
Looking at the campgrounds near this spot, I don't see any better place. So, maybe this is the best on the northeast side of Indy?? - Creativepart
Sep 2016 - $30.00
We really enjoyed this park. Level concrete sites with small patio area. Right on the river with lots of space between sites. It is convenient located to shopping of all kinds. Gated during off hours also. - Justice12t
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