8 RV Parks near Peru, Indiana
Aug 2016 - $30.00
I mainly stayed here to attend the races at the track on the grounds. The front straight was flooded so no races. Pretty quiet. The "host" was very helpful. Several electrical receptacles together on a pole and 1 water spigot as is common at fairgrounds. It is owned by the 4-H and a board of directors runs the fairgrounds. I was the only one there. I thought it was too expensive for a site at a fairgrounds. - mrracechaser
Jun 2016 - $34.00
We stayed 8 nights while we waited for a scheduled appointment for RV repairs in Ft Wayne, so we were there over a full weekend. We stayed in 3 different sites over those 8 nights - 149 (full hookups, 30 amps), 366 and 371 (both 30 amps, no water or sewer). Sites were mostly level, water pressure at the full hookup site was really weak. We met a couple of camp volunteers who were super nice and super helpful. They were the best thing about our stay there. They checked on us often and made sure we were OK. From Mon-Thurs, the park is maybe 25% full and very quiet. You could go all day and barely see or hear anyone (except camp volunteers, who are very visible). But on Friday afternoon - OH. MY. Goodness. The weekend crowds pull in en masse and it's like a carnival all day and all night until Sunday late afternoon. Everyone lights a campfire even when it's 90 degrees outside, all the kids are biking and running through and around your site, music or talk radio is turned on full volume and no one is on the same radio station. You can't walk around without dodging golf carts driven by very young children who can barely reach the pedals and pickup trucks filled with screamers and shouters. Frankly everyone was always yelling or talking loud. No one followed quiet hours on the weekend. And the water balloons - we found colored balloon pieces everywhere on OUR sites and we never played with water balloons during our stay. Since check-out on Sun is at 5pm, this party atmosphere goes on for a while. Every site was booked the weekend we were there. We'll never come here again on a summer weekend but it's fine between Sunday afternoon and Friday morning. - Flippitti
Jun 2016 - $28.00
We came in late at nite for a one nite stay and the office was very accommodating in finding us a pull-thru site (#386) that fit our needs for the nite. This was a Monday nite and the campground was about 25% full. This is a large campground with over 475 sites. I could see that on a weekend with the campground full, it would seem crowded and noisy as a previous review stated. I'm trying to figure out how to camp Sunday through Thursday nites to avoid having to deal with weekend crowds and noise. Being on the road full-time makes this impossible. The bathrooms were dated but adequate. Phone service was weak but we did have 3 bars of AT&T on our hotspot. Lots of paved roads throughout the park that would be fun for bike riding. A clue when reserving on line if you haven't figured it out, always try to pick a site on the perimeter of the campground so that you're not backed up to another trailer. That will give you a little more privacy. Another site we liked looking around was #213. It looked large and level and backed up to a stand of trees. Not a destination campground for us, but definitely would stay again for a nite or two but only if during the week. - smitty12
Jul 2014 - $27.00
Very spacious clean, spacious sites. Helpful attendants on duty. Lots of activities available, including disk golf, basketball goals, volleyball court, hiking trails, and large beach and lake. - Texas Pilgrim
Jul 2014 - $27.00
Very crowded sites, owners are not very friendly. Only one washer and one dryer were operational. Would not return. Be prepared to pay extra if you want to use air conditioner or hot water heater. - Texas Pilgrim
Jul 2014 - $26.00
Beautiful setting of rolling hills and forest nearby. Sites are large, but not level. Great open feeling, just being there. Well stocked store, with microwave for heating snacks and hot dogs. Male at front office was nice, had good business attitude, and courteous. Called me Sir. Stayed only one night, would stay again, if given a chance to travel through there. This RV park gives you a feeling of great openness, - Joe O
May 2013 - $40.00
My husband and I were searching for a campground and visited here to get information. We did not actually camp here so that is why my answers were marked as "don't know". I also have no idea what their nightly rate is, as I would never camp there. When we walked in the campground store/office, we had to ask for someone to talk to. The person was not extremely friendly. When we asked about golf carts being allowed, we were rather rudely advised that they are NOT allowed because they aren't needed - everything is within walking distance. We noticed, however, that there were 3 golf carts parked out front - possibly for staff use. As I have a bad knee, walking is not always easy. I definitely got the impression that the person we spoke with could care less whether we camped there or not - so we left. From what little we were able to see, the campground did look very clean and well kept. - Liz G
Jun 2015 - $30.00
When I filled this out, it is mandatory to click what I camped in. We drove in to see about sites, the cost, etc. When you first turn into this campground, you drive up a long winding driveway through the woods, then come to an office. There was a sign that they would return immediately--but no one did. I used the bathroom which is located on the side of the office and it reeked badly. I wasn't sure if it hadn't been cleaned that day and someone had trashed it out, or if it always smelled that way. We decided to proceed driving through and possibly write down lot/sites we might possibly be interested in staying on, so went up over the hill. Immediately you see old run down rv's with pure clutter all over the place. Some decks looked like they were falling apart. We then found the pool, and no one was in it, but it was clean. Small, but clean. We then drove up through the field which takes you around a loop. We didn't even bother writing down any lots as its too run down in there, too dirty, and some of the "tenants" were already loud from drinking. I guess with it being mid afternoon the good thing about people like that is they fall asleep early so don't keep you up all night? Regardless --its very run down, alot of the very old campers really needed a cleaning, some were packed in depending on what part of the campground you were in, and we left. We never did find anyone to ask questions to--which turned out to be a blessing to us. We wouldn't even stay there if it was a one nighter on our way through the area. When you are at the office, the playground is super old, and off to the left of that as you are proceeding up the hill are a few campers rotting away off to the side. If you are able to drive through it yourself while in the area, do so and make your own judgement of this campground. Standards aren't too high for anyone claiming this is a clean place or nice looking. We did see some new rv's in here but those don't help the rest of the place look good. So...even though I had to put that I had a camper--we DID NOT and would NEVER stay here. Needs a serious cleaning of everything in here. - happy2013camper
Apr 2013 - $25.00
A previous review from 2012 is inaccurate. I am one of the "permanent resident campers" that was referred to in that review. While some of the review is correct, there are some areas that could stand to be cleaned up, the reviewer could not possibly have toured the entire campground and gone on top of the hill where the majority of permanent campers are located. The campers there are NOT rundown and in fact have decks and decorations that are beautiful. This campground does not have a restriction, as some do, for the age of the camper. There are campers ranging from brand new 2013's to much older, however they are NOT rundown. There IS a swimming pool up on the hill and there are many sites with trees. Pets are DEFINITELY welcome as are children. There are sites that a larger camper could indeed "pull through" with no difficulty whatsoever. The staff is very friendly and helpful in getting new campers set up. The resident campers are extremely friendly and welcome new campers, permanent or weekender. The sections for tent campers are all mowed and under trees and a shower house is readily accessible. This campground is a wonderful place to spend a weekend or an entire camping season! There are trails through the wooded areas that golf carts can travel or they can be hiked without problems. If you are looking for a FRIENDLY, welcoming place to relax and enjoy camping, this place is definitely one I would recommend! - Liz G
Jun 2012 - $27.00
Campground has long winding gravel road through the trees to get to check in. No 50 AMP. Sewer hookups were just an open 3 inch PVC pipe. Very few sites available and most were to tight among trees to get into. Most campsites are permanent residents with extremely run down campers. Park is scattered with all kinds of debris and looks like a dump. Would not stay here again and would suggest avoiding this campground. - golplt
Sep 2016 - $32.00
There were several bad reviews on the site about this campground. It was a holiday weekend & was told it was a 3 night minimal stay. There was a camper that stayed only one night. There was one site available along the river & it was wonderful! Really nice people next to us & the staff was great! Train was an issue and was very loud at times.
Would stay again. - Reeveston
Mar 2016 - $35.00
Campground was beautiful. Showers and restrooms were clean. Staff was helpful. River view was beautiful. We stayed in a cabin and it was wonderful. We love camping at Tall Sycamore. - Happycamper2016
Oct 2014 - $21.00
Thought it was a campground, but is actually more of a permanent trailer park. No activities other than an odd church service. Pool water was cloudy. Advertised wifi, but unable to get service, as did several others we spoke with. Bath house was filthy, same trash on shower floors for 4 days. Manager woman said it was all the campers jobs to clean the bathrooms after use. She was rude and lazy. Disabled son on golf art made us uncomfortable, we tried to ignore him. It's a shame, the river is beautiful, but the hosts are disorganized and do not seem to care if we return. - Seastar101
May 2009 - $18.00
Great Campground with a family friendly atmosphere. Our family has stayed here many times. Super friendly owners who are constantly making improvements to facility. Lots of shade. Great fishing for Blue Gill/Crappie/Bass. Boat access to lake. Beach area. Sewage dump station. Trails in and around for hiking/biking/golf carts. Lots of Wildlife. Usually has weekend entertainment during summer. Golf course nearby. 20 minutes to Wabash, 25 to Warsaw. Located just west of State Road 15. - Ed Adams
Aug 2016 - $25.00
This park is rustic to the extreme. Office is a rundown mobile home, but it does have a new coat of paint. The lady who checked us in seemed very nice and greeted us with a big smile, showing all five of her teeth! It is a rather pretty park but reminds me of the setting for the movie "Deliverance." Looks to be many monthly fisherman sites and younger construction workers, from the look of the people about.
All infrastructure looks very old and well used. Power (pedestals) are mostly old and not well designed. Voltage did seem to be stable, at least for a small RV with a low BTU air conditioner. Picnic tables provided but are in very poor condition. Looks like it could be difficult to get out if it should rain very much.
We found the directions to the park very difficult to follow, and it was much farther from the highway than we were lead to believe. Since it was the only park we could locate in the area, we came anyway and for a 1 night stop. The value is probably good, but we would not be comfortable staying here for very long.
Nice enough people but just not our social set since we don't drink "Bud" in large volumes. - RV Camper1
Jun 2012 - $25.00
After staying here and reading the previous reviews, I couldn't stop laughing. It is full of permanent trailers with parties on the weekends. Some of the trailers are older than me and I am in my 40's. People are mostly friendly and really enjoy the adult beverages. I do agree about the bathrooms and showers. They are so bad that none of us would shower there. The state parks have much better facilities. The dump station is not worth the effort and they only a few sites with sewer. The water was the worst. It actually stained our water lines, toilet and shower in our camper. Not a place I would choose to go back to at all. - TravelOBRN
Apr 2012 - $24.00
I suppose this place does qualify as a “campground” but you need to know what you’re getting into up front. I’m really not trying to be rude or mean, but this is more of a: “park your trailer for 15 years and come fish on the weekends” kind of place. It’s old and dilapidated, and just a bit on the scary side, if you ask me. I kept waiting for some guy to come ask me if I wanted some special recipe sausage or some guy to show up in a hockey mask or something. Don’t even think about asking for a refund, it’s printed in large bold print on your receipt: “NO REFUNDS.” So, like I said just know what you’re getting into before you think this is a KOA: it’s not! I gave it 2 stars out of pity. - spectre5050
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Salamonie is our home away. This CG has been a favorite of ours for years. Close to home yet far enough to be away. We love that the CG is so spread out. There are a lot of water views and several that you can watch the boats come and go from Pirates Cove Marina.
I only gave 3 stars for value because of the online booking site now charges a fee to use their service after many years of not.
As far as the restroom cleanliness I don't feel that there isn't enough attention paid to the restrooms and showers by the staff. As busy as this CG is, it's essential that staff pay more attention to these areas especially since there are no full hook-up sites. Of course if there were more staff presence near the restrooms then the hooligans might stop their hooliganism. - KaraShively
Jul 2014 - $26.00
We're beginning to see a trend at the State Recreation Areas (SRAs), in that they are VERY busy in the summer and seeing lots of kids, boaters and tent campers are commonplace. There was nary a vacant site in the whole campground, and the enforcement of 2 cars per site was nil. Lots of folks with multiple cars, tents, boats, parties, etc. throughout. If you're looking for quiet seclusion, this ain't your place. However, if you're desirous of being surrounded by lots of activity, with a large beach, multiple bank fishing sites, decent size marina with boat rentals, and a fairly well-stocked camp store with groceries and essentials, you'll like Salamonie. Be wary, there are several camp sites that aren't particularly level, so trust the online booking service when they say 'moderate' or 'severe' grade; they're not kidding. Our 30' TT fit fine on lot 62, which was listed as having a slight slope. Many of the sites are full sun, but there is an area of shaded, more private sites. There are some premium, lakefront sites available, but only a few. Get 'em while they're hot- book well in advance. There are corner, pull-through sites on EVERY corner, so it makes the campground look even more full. As is the norm with most SRAs, the staff does a great job keeping the shower houses clean, but they are aging structures (old fixtures, peeling paint, etc) and are in need of remodeling. Easy access to beach and marina from campground, nice interpretive center, hiking trails and garden for viewing, OTA TV is pretty good including network channels, strong ATT 4G cellular signal. Fresh water fill station in our loop was a bit unhandy, and was essentially blocked by a campsite. The marina will deliver firewood to your campsite, and it's reasonably priced. The grounds are well-kept, the staff was friendly, and there's lots of outdoors to enjoy. We'll camp here again. - fastalker64
Aug 2012 - $26.00
Since this park is close to home we have camped here many times for a weekend get away. The park is ran by the Indiana DNR but the lake is controlled by the Corps of Engineers. The upside to this park is that there are many very nice campsites. The downside is that there are some very poor sites that are very small, crowded or unlevel. It helps to know the campground if making reservations. The weekends are generally full but the weekdays are not so potentially a good site is open and a little driving around could help find one. The drought took its toll this year and the lake is too low to allow swimming. Fishing can be erratic since it is a flood control reservoir and lake levels can fluctuate considerably. However, finding a site like in the 200 area (except 201) or the 188 area can be rewarding. Fifty amp is offered in a few select sites and there is no other hookups, but the DNR did add another dump station. There is a general fee to get into the park above the camping fee so be aware. Given the fact that we know the park it is still one of our favorite places to camp and of course we will camp here again. - Dewey Smith