14 RV Parks near Rising Sun, Indiana
Sep 2017 - $41.00
This park has two sections; we stayed in the lower section along the Ohio River. This used to be our very favorite RV park, but this most recent stay was a disappointment. The road was a disaster, large potholes full of muddy water. The grass needed to be mowed, and we never did get their wi-fi to work. The final insult was: Since our last stay, the price per night went up over $10 per night. With some road repairs and general sprucing up, the park would be very nice, but I'm still not sure it would be worth $45 per night. - SW Ohio Travelers
Aug 2017 - $50.00
Pool can be hit or miss with chemicals and being green. Grounds upkeep has significantly declined over the last 2 years. HUGE potholes everywhere, they have said they are adding gravel for the last 2 years, if it rains, it is a muddy mess on the roads! - AEGR
Jul 2017 - $45.00
We stayed there for 2 nights with our GS camping chapter with 7 units and 1 using the very unsatisfactory cabin. The roads leading to the campsites are asphalt, but once you get to the area of the campsites the road turns to gravel and is full of numerous large potholes. On the one road you was supposed to leave out of campgrounds there was a pothole large enough to be a small pond and when I drove through it after a heavy rain with my Jeep Wrangler, I thought I was about to lose it in the pothole, it was so deep. When leaving this morning everyone try to avoid it by goin through an empty site over to the other drive which wasn't much better, but at least you wouldn't fall in. The park was very full as it was a NASCAR Weekend at Kentucky Raceway. The yard needed mowing and actually the whole park is in a state of severe array. Someone needs to get a hold of this park and clean it up or it is doomed to extinction. On a plus note, this park could be a SUPER NICE Campgrounds if someone would just give it a lot of TLC. Last but not least, it is also overpriced for what you get. Almost forgot, the Wi-Fi was atrocious, never was able to get on it. - paulbe
Apr 2018 - $40.00
We arrived here very early in their season and they didn't have very much organized. Check in was meticulous. Exit gate was still locked so we had to leave through the entry. Enough about that... it was early season so no big deal. So, the good... They accept many discounts, Good Sam, AARP etc. They have about 52 back in sites and about 4 pull throughs. All are concrete, nicely spaced with picnic tables on gravel at each site. This is a new park so all amenities are in excellent condition. They have 7 separate bathrooms each with a shower, sink and toilet. No common bathrooms. All are like new condition. The laundry has 4 washers and 4 dryers. No kid stuff at all. The park is located about 1/4 mile from the casino which is on the Ohio River. We understand they will have a shuttle later on. The bad..... The sites are all concrete (good...) and all sites except the few pull throughs are 40ft long (bad...). So if you're like us and have a 38ft Fifth wheel, your rig is nearly hanging out in the road unless you overhang the site in the back. That may or may not work depending on who is in the site behind you. The roads are new and all paved but they are narrow. No problem getting in but there is nowhere to park your tow vehicle or towed vehicle. If folks park in front of their rigs on both sides of the street, I doubt if rigs could get through. No guest or additional parking anywhere close either so you will have to park in the hotel parking lot about 100 yards away unless you can park on your "yard" area that is gravel. Probably not going to happen so plan to walk to your vehicle. - AlaskaJack
Oct 2017 - $40.00
The reservation lady I talked with, was very friendly and looked at several options to get me the best price. The above price includes a 10% tax. The showers and bathrooms were spotless with good hot water and pressure. The sites were mostly back in with concrete pads that required no leveling. Their wifi was weak and we never got it to work. Verizon and Mifi worked great.
I'm not sure what the gaming laws in Indiana are but the casino is on a simulated paddle wheel boat that looks like it could actually go up and down the river. However it was all tied to land and the hotel, shops, and restaurants by a long enclosed ramp. We only spent one night here but would stay here again if we're in the area. - pumper9x9
Aug 2017 - $42.00
Found this campground just be chance online. It had only been open two weeks and they're a little unsure of the operations. Very neat and clean with concrete pads and paved roads. There are only 6 pull thrus and about 50 backins. The backins are only 40' of concrete but we were able to hang our axle over the concrete to fit (45'). Some big rigs in the wrong site might have a little hassle getting into their site. Small stoned area next to site for parking and sitting area. It would be nice to have had a picnic table. Check in is at the lodge next to the park. Very secure with a fence. Dog park. WES all fine. Wifi slow with very few users. No amenities for children. - Team Asphalt
Nov 2017 - $25.00
My wife and I camped on site 35 for 4 nights. The site was level enough, however the water hook up required 3 hoses to reach. When you look at the alignment of the waterline it would have been so simple to add a riser and provide water close to the site. I have never been to a campground for 4 days in my life and not talked to a single person. Not friendly to folks they don't know or are not a regular. - Jackson Dial
Oct 2017 - $25.00
Picked this state park as equal distance between Creation Museum and the Ark Encounter. Beautiful setting on top of hills, sites spacious. Need long water hose, visitor center is informative and fun to view. Bathrooms are older and dated, but the shower was hot and that's all I need. Park was very comfortable for our 7 night stay. - G&S Smith
Oct 2017 - $21.00
Very nice well kept campground. The lady at the desk worked hard for me with some of my issues. Recommend to anyone. 2 minor issues for me. Leveling was one the other was we needed 2 hoses for water and only had 1. If you go be sure you have 2 hoses if you want water. - waxhands
Dec 2017 - $30.00
We stayed one night while traveling in December. There was no one at the office so we called when we arrived. Both back in and pull thru sites are available. Some sites have full hookups designed for winter use but we couldn't use them because they only had back in sites. We drove a class A with a tow vehicle and didn't want to unhook. We filled our water tank from the spigots located on either side of the office and hooked up to electric. A pool is on site for summer use. There isn't much shade and they are close together but the sites are concrete, you get a picnic table, and we didn't have to unhook our tow. Some pull thrus had a lot of water laying in front of each site. We wouldn't stay long term but it was nice for an overnight. - Tammy7
Oct 2017 - $38.00
We stayed 3 nights. Paid $38/night plus 5% tax. Total was $39.80/night. Reservation process was quick and easy. We had to change our dates after making our initial reservation. The staff was very helpful and made the change for us without drama. Check-in was fast and efficient. Our site was spacious and level. All hook-ups worked perfectly. We were able to obtain Verizon cell, Verizon Mifi and DirecTV signals. We didn't have much time to explore CG amenities but did enjoy a few walks around the park. It is clean, safe, quiet, well-maintained and, quite simply, it is a very nice place to be. Fellow campers were friendly. If we returned to the area, we would definitely stay here again. - GottaGoNow
Sep 2017 - $36.00
We stopped here for two nights on our way to Ohio and loved it so much we stopped on our way back. Very clean and well maintained. Laundry room was great. Spacious sites with cement slabs and roads are paved. Would definitely recommend this park for an overnight stay or a week long stay. - Coach Perry
Sep 2017 - $44.00
The park is nestled around a lake and the owners take good care of the grounds. Fishing and boat rentals are both available. This camper did not use the park facilities and found the nightly rate fairly high. RV parks in the Cincinnati area are very scarce so they can charge on a supply and demand basis. This camper used the park as a staging area for local activities. - Oddyssey
Jun 2017 - $44.00
The campground is larger than it appears. We wanted a pull thru, so we didn't stay next to the lake. It was all gravel in our area with no shade trees. There appeared to be some long-term residents. The park is well maintained. There are several odd-looking ducks that roam the campground - they are fearless but friendly, and they don't seem to leave a lot of droppings around. They have limited office hours, and no one is there in the evenings. The office staff were very helpful in person and on the phone. They don't have online reservations, which I found irritating because I prefer to do everything electronically - we sent a deposit check through the US mail to hold the reservation. There are no organized kids activities, though there were paddle boats along the water that you can use. It was close to Cincinnati, which is why we chose it. I wouldn't consider this a destination campground, though if we'd chosen a back-in site along the water I might feel differently. - Morning Star
May 2017 - $44.00
Our 2nd stay here and not as pleasant as the first. I was quoted a rate on the phone that included a Good Sam discount so I made a reservation for the next day. When we arrived late afternoon the next day, they charged the full rate and didn't give me the discount even after I showed them my GS card! They advertise and tell you on the phone that they give the discount so I'm following up with GS about that. It was too late for us to find another overnight stop so I paid the full rate. I think that's what they're counting on if you get there late. As a self described mom and pop operation, they appear to make the rules on the fly. Some people get the 10% Good Sam discount, and others like us don't, and I don't know what criteria they used to determine that. We won't be stopping here again. - Flippitti
Apr 2018 - $30.00
The park is nice, clean & quiet. No highway noise here. Our site was right on a lovely creek! Staff was very kind. Website clearly states only water & electric hookups. You dump on leaving. They also had convenient parking for our car trailer. I would definitely recommend to others. - User3782
Mar 2018 - $32.00
Campground was an adequate overnight stay when traveling through the Bluegrass state. Located a couple miles off the interstate, quiet and no highway noise. This CG is mostly permanent campers but has one row of gravel pull thru sites for campers just passing through. There are no sewer connection sites and the water was turned off since it was below freezing. Electric and cable worked fine. If you are self-contained, and only staying overnight after driving all day, this campground will work. - Ohio Camping Family
Sep 2017 - $31.00
Park is very tight quarters coming in expect your privates to draw up as you cross the small bridge to check in, big rigs be careful. Then after you check in you will have to do a tight turn around to go back to the pull-throughs. And when you get there- no sewer. The dump is back at the check-in area. Dont get me wrong this place is ok, but if you want full hookup keep traveling. - Pauldodge1
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
Mar 2018 - $30.00
Older park with a complete canopy of big trees. Most completely shaded park ever stayed in. Grounds are fairly well kept and access is adequate. The entrance to the park off the highway is extremely difficult to see, and with traffic it's a real chore to get into. Completely missed the turn going south on the first try and had to go nearly two miles to turn around. The park is completely isolated from towns to go to so travel is a must if you need anything. Being self contained this camper did not use the park facilities. - Oddyssey
Sep 2017 - $30.00
We came to the park from the north and it was hard to see. Drove right by and had to turn around. The park is well kept, and pretty with all the big trees, and during our visit, many flowers. We are self contained so we didn't use facilities on site. I can't review them. Many reviews complain about noise. It is very noisy with interstate traffic and the rail road, but the close proximity of these noise makers can easily be seen on Google maps' satellite view. Do your home work. This park has most of all the full hookups including sewer. Beware of many parks in this general area that only have dump stations. Those parks list their amenities, but don't say full hookups. Their list has "dump station" at the bottom of the list. This park doesn't have cable, but many stations can be received on a regular antenna. The night we stayed I would say that there was less than a quarter of the sites filled and most of those not filled seemed to have had little use. In trying to make a reservation a few days earlier we were told there were no full hookup spaces available. I now question whether that was actually true, or just hype to make folks think they're real busy. We had to stay in another park, but then got reservations a couple days later. It all worked out, but I wasn't pleased about that. Staff was efficient and cordial. We were led to our site and the staff helped us get into the site. Unless an RV park has concrete slabs to park on that are perfectly level, spaces are generally in need of some help getting a rig leveled. We did here and it's not a problem for most spaces. There are many complaints about unlevel sites. There are some, but for the most part it's not a problem. For folks going to the Arc Encounter this is the closest park, and for that venue it's completely acceptable. - Oddyssey
Aug 2017 - $32.00
This trip was our "maiden voyage". The owner and manager could not have been more helpful. We weren't sure about hooking up the utilities. The owner got us pointed in the right direction and even checked on us to make sure we were successful and comfortable. The grounds were beautiful and well kept. The fishing pond has a paddle boat and the pool is beautiful. We used the showers and the laundry room while we were there. They were clean and comfortable. We found the campground to be peaceful. So peaceful, we over slept both mornings! Loved Cincinnati South and will return as often as possible. - towanderbutnotbelost
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Stayed here as an over night stop an a recent trip. Only had electric hookup. Dump station and water available. Deep, wet grass. Area needed mowing real bad. When I made my reservations I was quoted $30, but when I arrived I found that since it was race weekend, the rate was $75. They finally accepted the $30 rate I was quoted.
The camp sites are basically electric hook ups in a cow pasture. I had to use 4wheel drive on my truck when pulling out the next morning because my tires were spinning on the wet grass. - arkansasmel
Jul 2015 - $30.00
This is basically a cow pasture turned into a campground. If you have a large RV it is not the place to stay. Also it is right across the street from the main railroad between Louisville and Cincinnati. Trains run all night and there is a crossing there so they blow the whistle 3 times. No sleep! There is only electric at each site so IMO it is overpriced. Sites are all tall grass, so pray it doesn't rain or you're stuck. Will not stay again, will boondock before staying there. - Ljbtn
May 2015 - $30.00
Sparta Campground! Our 2nd time back! The owners are two of the loveliest people we have met in our lifetime! We stayed on Snob Knob (due to a little oversight on the owner's part). It was a quick switch to a different site & we had a wonderful couple nights with electric & water hook-ups! The train is loud and can wake you up, that is for sure (but it is dark & quiet down in that valley at night, otherwise). The property that the campground is situated on is an old tobacco farm & in MY opinion, it is simply gorgeous!! The hills that roll up around the campsites are covered with tall trees & it is the country AT its BEST!! We loved this short trip to Kentucky & our black lab had another fun time! Thanks again to the owners & their gracious southern hospitality! - patti&charlie
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
Oct 2016 - $30.00
Stayed for 4 nights while visiting family in the area. Always stay at this park when visiting in this location.
Stayed in "C" loop. The restrooms were clean, but they are starting to show their age. Don't like the gang shower, but there is a single available.
This is a pretty park which is well maintained. New picnic tables at our site. Fire wood is available from the campground host. We didn't buy wood therefore I don't know the cost. Hiking trails are close to the campground. There is a lake for kayaks or canoes. Camp store is close to the lake. Saw lots of horse trailers, and they can use trails designed for the horses.
I'm not used to paying an entrance fee to the park, and it's in addition to the camping fee. $9.00 entrance fee for out of state people.
Versailles is close if groceries or other supplies are needed. - Dennis D
Sep 2014 - $22.00
Only visited A loop, but would not recommend that section for motorhome or trailers. Very tight narrow road with trees. Sites looked very small and difficult to back into. - Cicero Cachers