14 Parks near Pendleton, Indiana
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
May 2016 - $28.00
Pros: Close to I-69, long pull-throughs, satellite friendly, friendly owners. Our site was level, but there are some that are not. Our Verizon hotspot and phones worked well here.
Cons: The access road is very bumpy but then you get to the campground and it is even worse. Many, many deep potholes. Thankfully it didn't rain while we were here or it would be a muddy nightmare.
FYI: Cash or check only. - Liz I.
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
Jul 2016 - $41.00
Lovely well maintained park. Directions to this park are very confusing, as my 3 GPS's all gave different directions and the park's web site has the easiest route. It is so simple: exit 234 off 69, go west 2.8 miles on 32 to Anderson Municipal Airport on the south side of street. Turn north off 32, across the street from the entrance to the airport on N CR 300 E to Timberline Valletta RV Resort. Narrow winding road to park. Huge pond, gravel streets, beautifully maintained sites, grass, gravel, some concrete pads, some very spacious sites and some look very tight. Good wifi, no trees blocking satellite, no cable, no TV reception. Price is for pull thru, full hookups, strong 50 amps, wifi. Did not use park bath, showers or rec room? With Good Sam discount and they charge TAX. - Oooooooo
Jul 2016 - $39.00
Timberline Valley RV Resort is a very well maintained RV park with friendly employees and great customer service. They even pick up your trash in the mornings if you put a bag out by the lanes. We'd have given them a "10" if it weren't for the bath and shower rooms. Small shower stalls with fair water pressure and cold water in the men's shower. One of the bathroom/shower buildings has showers that shut off about every 30 seconds. No benches in the shower stalls. The only benches are in front of the bathroom stalls - so if you are a senior and need to sit during or after a shower, you have no privacy options. And in hot temperatures, there were no fans or A/C in the shower building at the back of the park. The other one by the lake had one fan running in that one, but a park employee told us that people usually use the other one because its showers don't shut off every 30 seconds. For an otherwise great RV Park, this is a big deficiency. Unfortunately, we would not stay here again due exclusively to the shower issues. - vmak57
Jun 2016 - $39.00
We stayed here for a long weekend getaway and really enjoyed it. Plenty of wonderful amenities and super friendly and helpful staff. I especially liked the fishing/swimming lake - saw tons of large bass, carp, and other fish - couldn't get any to bite though :( Also enjoyed the huge field that our RV faced - saw occasional deer in the evening. WiFi was pretty decent. We were parked in one of the pull-through sites which was fairly level, although kind of humped in the middle. It would be great if they could just grade those a bit to level them out then it would be perfect. The pull-through sites are arranged so that you park so "patio sides" face each other - there is plenty of space in between so that is not a big deal- I guess that depends too on your neighbors, which we had nice folks next to us. The RV on the other side is parked a little on the close side but not bothersome to us. This campground has all the makings to be our new (relatively short drive) weekend getaway location. We really liked this place! - iceman308
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 - $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
Nov 2015 - $40.00
We stayed last 2 weeks of November. Paid for a month because it was cheaper that way. This park is open year round, which is hard to find in this area. There was someone there at office every day and were nice. This was a real nice park when built, but that was a long time ago. Still everything worked at our site. Did not use restrooms or showers. There is a lot here if there in summer. Indoor pool, 9 hole golf course. nice looking beach, miniature golf, and a lot of grass open space. Had fire pit and grass between campers. Biggest complaint was WiFi did not work except at office. Was told it is being updated but a lot of work so will not be working for a while. - rogjenmoore
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
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
Oct 2015 - $25.00
This park is a little out of the way. Getting around in the park is pretty adventurous. To get to our site we had to traverse a 6 degree slope. The roads are dirt. The site was a dirt pad. - pcarrell
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
Jul 2016 - $59.00
Great park with a large dog park. There is some shade making it hard to get satellite reception. There is no cable but antenna tv reception was good. Long pull throughs are gravel but not real level. They still believe water runs up hill for sewer. It is very dusty entering park which does need attention to repairs. - trims
Jun 2016 - $52.00
Park is located between corn fields, an RV dealership, and a highway. The entry gravel road is very, very poor, narrow and needing repair. One section is for long timers and the other is for transients. All interior roads and sites are gravel and some are very unlevel. It is 7 plus miles east to town and 12 miles east to the big city. Check the roads and highways for heavy construction...lots of traffic, detours, trucks, divided highway. This was our worst driving day of or trip.
I thought it was high for the night. - Oooooooo
May 2016 - $71.00
Don't usually stay on KOA due to their high cost, but this was Memorial Day week and Indianapolis 500 weekend as well, so we had little choice. The campground is very full. Sites are average width, but angled so you have a little breathing room. Level sites with grass between. Very well maintained. It's a KOA. 'nuff said. - lpampin
Jun 2016 - $32.00
This campground is a county park with the facilities heavily used by local residents. I would strongly advise calling ahead for a spot. 50 amp sites are quickly taken and many 30 amp sites are too short for big rigs. We lucked out since the campground host had not brought his RV out for the summer yet, and we were allowed to use his site. This is a very nice and well maintained park with all sites being paved and grounds well taken care of. - Teacher's Pet
May 2016 - $30.00
This is a great county park that was used heavily on the weekend. All sites have level concrete pads. Some are short so make sure that you let them know the length of your rig when you register. About half the sites are full hookup and the remainder are water and electric. Good Verizon service and over the air TV. Satellite is spotty since there are mature trees. There is a nice playground, shelter, game room (limited hours), volleyball, horse shoe pits and fishing. Large grass areas will accommodate tent campers and many RV spaces have room for a tent. The entire facility is very well maintained especially since it is heavily used. They are in the process of constructing a pedestrian bridge across the river to the walking and biking paths. Staff is extremely friendly and accommodating. We made a reservation early in the week so we could attend a funeral on Saturday. Despite being almost full, they found a way to provide us a full hookup site. We will return. - BobWW
Sep 2015 - $32.00
This is a small county run campground located on the White River. There are a combination of larger sites with full hookups (50 amp), smaller sites with 30 amp/water and a few tent sites. A few sites have a view of the river although the one we were in did not. The larger site we were in had a very level concrete base with a picnic table located underneath some trees. We were able to locate our motorhome to get DirectTV satellite service as well as receiving Indianapolis stations on our bat wing. The only down side to the site is that the sewer connection is located at the very back and we had to use 30 feet of hose to make the connection. There were very few RV's in the campground during the week days we were there and it was very quiet. The park's WiFi worked well enough for us. There is another county park (no camping) with walking/biking trails along with a nature center located on the other side of the river about 1/2 mile from this campground. We enjoyed our time in this campground and would stay here again if we are in the area. - Co-Mike
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