14 RV Parks near Rising Sun, Indiana
Sep 2018 - $50.00
There are two sections of this campground, one is on the Ohio River and the other is closer to state route 56 (maybe 3/4 of a mile away). The sites near the office are surrounded by apartments. We stayed on the lower level near the river in site 133. It was very quiet and peaceful. There are no trees/shade on lower level but nice sized sites. There were quite a few seasonal campers in the lower level, some nice some I wouldn't want to be around if they were going down the highway. When we arrived we were in a hurry to set up before a huge storm moved in. Got camper level, slides out, Wheels chocked and that's when we realized we had no power at our post. Had enough extension cord to confirm we had power at the site next to ours. Call the office and 40 minutes later two guys arrived in a golf cart with no tools or anything. While we were waiting for them my dog actually sniffed near the post and yelped. Walked over to see what happened and found the clamp on ground rod loose as could be. I'm assuming he got a small shock from touching it. Showed the workers the clamp but they didn't have any to replace it. Their solution was to just leave my camper plugged into the neighbors post and did offer an extension cord. Luckily our neighbors were friends of ours and they didn't mind. I also pointed out the sewer pipe in ground was broken and had no threads to hook onto and picnic table legs were broken. They mentioned they were slowing replacing all of them as most had been hit by the lawn mowers. This campground has so much potential but needs some tlc. On a plus side they're was fresh gravel on the driveway but the lots could use some as most of our site was all grass with patches of gravel. We weren't offered a different site or any type of refund for our troubles. I would return in the future but would be sure to check for power before unhooking from tow vehicle. - Kyle S
Jul 2018 - $43.00
Staff went above and beyond their way to help and were very friendly. Customer satisfaction was a high priority. - Allen Cartee
Jun 2018 - $50.00
Little Farm on The River will spruce things up before a holiday, such as Memorial Day, but afterward seem to neglect the roads and lawns, especially down in the lower or hidden parts of the campground. The roads quickly become pothole ridden and muddy, especially down by the river-the lower part of the campground, whereas the top part of the campground-by the camp office is tended to as it is the most visible part of the campground. Roads and sites are dirt mixed with some gravel. Little River on The Farm requires a fee for the mini-golf, wagon rides and weekend crafts for the kids. The mini-golf is in need of repair. Contract workers(Paid by Amazon sites) are often placed in the most isolated out-of-sight and less convenient parts of the campground. For the transient guests this is not a bad place as they will be placed in the more visible and choice sites, usually on the hill by the camp office. Most of the sites FHU and pull-through, except the ones they put the contract workers(Amazon). Most sites have some trees that shade except for sites in the lower part of the campground. Garbage is picked up once or twice a day. Laundry on premise at 1.75/load. Large pool, small playground and small pond at the top part of the campground. Wifi, but I couldn't get it to work. Verizon and T-Mobile are strong and can be used to connect to the internet. Golf carts galore on the weekends. Alcohol is heavily used here, even while people operate golf-carts on a public/non-private road. People also smoke in the shower houses as there are no signs prohibiting smoking in the bathrooms/shower houses. - mynyel
Aug 2018 - $35.00
Nice park, brand new! Clean, level concrete pads with landscape stone for your patio. Gated entry, check-in at lodge is well marked. Shuttle will take you to casino or town, but both are within walking distance. This is a lovely RV park, but here are the picky negatives- Pads are a tad short and narrow. If you have a long 5th Wheel, use the back-in sites along the perimeter so your tail can hang out in the grass. (Good luck finding enough room to park your truck or toad.) Cable TV probably runs on a Qam signal, which our TVs were not compatible with. Some road noise is heard from both sides of the park. No open fire allowed including fire pits and charcoal grills (gas grills are permitted). These are relatively minor complaints. Overall this is a great place to camp. We will gladly return for another visit! - Flying Mantis
Jul 2018 - $60.00
Excellent park. Brand new park with wide streets, concrete pads, nice laundry, lots of grass (including a dog park). Quick check-in at the hotel. Shuttle will take you to casino across the parking lot. Nice clean casino with some restaurants. It is a little isolated but very nice. Very quiet; gated. Grassy area is fantastic for dogs!! What a pleasant surprise!!! We enjoyed our stay. - Freedom Bus
Jun 2018 - $50.00
Very nice park. We pulled right up to the check in area. Excellent dog park. Friendly staff. Price for a casino park a bit high, but no other complaints. - Jim and Lynda
Jul 2018 - $26.00
Stayed at Big Bone Lick as a base camp to attend the Quaker State 400 in nearby Sparta, KY. The girls stayed back at the park and enjoyed the clean swimming pool. Site 11 was level but did require 75 foot of water hose to reach the spigot. Bathrooms were clean and showers as well. This park is at least 10 miles from any gas, restaurants or shopping so bring what you need. - kbot
Jun 2018 - $25.00
Decent state camping park. Sites are not very level. You will need at least two or possibly three water hoses here. Showers dated but acceptable. Small store sells ice and other items. Mini golf is also available as well as a swimming pool. Very nice setting. - sjwake
Jun 2018 - $30.00
Smaller park with well spaced out sites. However, many sites are very unravel despite being asphalt....plus, not big rig friendly. Tight fit for our 32' fifth wheel. Nice pool, though small, and it was not being refilled with water...level clear went down. There is a nice putt putt course, sadly there was a tree that had fallen down on the course some time ago and never cleaned up. Camp hosts were active putting reservation forms on site poles. Dump station was adequate. Water source was shared between two sites...thankfully, we had 50' of hose. Convenient to half way point to family in Louisville with camper. So, we will probably stay here again...it's ok and works for us. Met nice people from Louisiana and North Dakota. - Jitime40
Aug 2018 - $38.00
Big rig friendly! All sites are long and level with concrete patio. Front section is open and sunny with limited landscaping between sites. Back section is along the woods and is a little more private and quiet. Pool and bounce pad are available to entertain the kids. Paved trail through the woods will entertain your dog. There's a big clubhouse which would be great for rallies. Nothing to walk to in the immediate area, but Belterra Casino has free shuttle service that runs until 1:30am. Did have a 30 amp breaker issue, but maintenance was quick to respond. This would be an excellent CG choice to tour the area if you have another vehicle at your disposal. - Flying Mantis
Jul 2018 - $42.00
This is one of the nicest parks. Concrete level pads with convenient and well working utilities. Roads are extra wide making it easy to maneuver our 45 foot Super C. Large area for unhooking and re-hooking up tow vehicle. Park was full on weekend yet quiet during the week. We stayed for a week. - hug448844
Jun 2018 - $45.00
Excellent facility in southwest Indiana. We had a minor problem with the electric box while here. Maintenance came over and fixed it within 5-10 minutes. The campground is clean and well maintained. The only reason that I didn't rate it higher is that there isn't a lot of shade on the sites. The sites themselves are extremely level. Hookups are easy to access. This is probably the nicest commercial campground we've stayed at. Kudos to their staff. Great folks. - OhioBill
Sep 2018 - $38.00
Traveling in a 38 foot coach we stayed 4 nights in a site for big rigs. If you plan to visit Cincinnati during winter there really isn't any place closer than Indian Springs Campground. If you're looking for the convenience of staying close to the city, then this is your place. The sites here are roomy with a grassy area between each. Our site was right across from the office (in the center). We had a level gravel site that was long enough for our Coach and TOAD. The office gal was super nice and friendly. Almost of the park is filled with long term tenants, they were quiet and clean. There is a highway right next to the park but at night the traffic wasn't an issue. Our satellite worked great here. If you're looking for a quiet and clean park where you can sit outside and relax... go here. We enjoyed our stay, and would go back. - JDC10
Aug 2018 - $48.00
I had a lovely site, backed-up to the little lake. There are ducks and fish. Paddleboats and canoes are available. There is a little hiking trail around the lake. Staff were pleasant and helpful. The lever at the water connection to turn the water on broke, and it was fixed within 2 hours. There is an old houseboat and motorhome parked nearby. Maintenance is done daily, trash, landscaping, etc. The park is close to a large grocery store, and about 35-45 minutes from Cincinnati. Sites seem level. Some traffic noise from the nearby freeway. I am coming back next year. - Pazahora
Jul 2018 - $45.00
WiFi was strong and reliable. The pedal boats on the pond were free and fun. Bathrooms very basic, but also very clean without any limits on hot water. Did not give our site a 5 because in July a little shade would have been better. - WNC Traveler
Jun 2018 - $36.00
Online reviews of this park were really good, so I was glad she could fit us in for the weekend. When we arrived we had to pull up to the office to register and there is really no parking lot. Our site was behind us on the narrow road so we had to take their turnaround circle which is a little tight for a 42 ft fifth wheel. When we got to the site we found for that price we had no sewer hookups so if we wanted to dump we would have to go through the turnaround again! Music was going late into the night Saturday, til about midnight. Sites were tight, very close together, so close that when someone pulled in next to us it killed our dish TV. No room to swing a big rig when park is full, which it was both nights we were there. We were thinking we were going to have to try to back out, but found out our neighbors on both sides are also pulling out tomorrow. Also the site was just long enough for our RV and we had to park our truck on a lot about 150 feet away. They had cable but only 9 channels, most local so we weren't at all interested. People were very nice and considerate and the great thing is the Ark Encounter is only 19 miles away! Many full timers back in the park but they save the front for those of us who come and go. This place is surrounded by woods and many sites back up to the creek so that's nice. - overogal
May 2018 - $27.00
This park has a lot of full time RVers. But with that being said, they have a transient section with only 19 sites, of those 15 are W/E/50 amp and 4 are W/E/30 amp, and all 19 do not have sewer. With that few sites, you have to make reservation early. I made reservation on April 7th, for a site on May 30th, and all the 50 amp were reserved by the end of March. I did manage to get a 30 amp site and was really happy. All the sites that they have are all back-in. This park is clean and friendly. It is 17 miles from the Ark Encounter. They are opened all year round. We have a 45' coach and were able to maneuver the campground road and back in our site. We would use this park again, if we pass through this area. Just make reservation EARLY. The showers were clean with 4 stalls. The showers have tile floor and 3/4 the way up the wall. - Honeybear & Sugarbear
May 2018 - $35.00
Unfriendly service! When you check in they take your money & then give you a map and you are on your own to find your site and manage to get backed in. The sites are mostly short and narrow back ins. The sites are narrow that we had to step out into the mud after a rain. Had to pull the truck & trailer out of the site to even get into it without walking through mud. 50 amp service was good. Poor cable & no WiFi service. Site was not mowed and was unkept. Long term renters are located in the back of park. Short term are crowded together in the front of the park. Thankful it was only for 1 night. - Texan58
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
Aug 2018 - $36.00
The good, FHU sites. Close to the event we were attending. The bad: Located with railroad tracks on one side and Interstate on the other side. Heavily treed, no satellite at all. Many sites are better suited for campers and 5th wheels, instead og 40 Ft DP. This is do to leveling. This campground in my opinion is no longer used for a camping destination spot, but over-night and workers in the area. - Gatorcq
Aug 2018 - $29.00
Without a doubt, one of the noisiest parks I've stayed at in 11 years of traveling. Freeway noise is not uncommon, but the trains were terrible with one every half hour - 200 feet from our site. There is a crossing very close. Excruciating train whistle for those with hearing aids. Even with both a/cs running, the train whistle was excruciatingly loud. Park was clean, staff was friendly and helpful. Definitely will NOT stay here again! - davedopp
Jul 2018 - $32.00
This is one of our favorite parks. We do not agree with the previously posted negative reviews. Yes, there is some traffic noise, but we did not find it to be excessive and it was almost completely drowned out by the white noise of our air conditioner. We enjoyed sitting outside of our trailer and reading. It is quite peaceful. The trains during the day are loud, but we didn't hear any at night (maybe we slept through them, or maybe the schedules have changed since the negative reviews were posted). The park is beautiful with many mature trees. It has a KOA feel to it and we were told that it was the second KOA in the USA. However, it is now independent, and it is cheaper than any similar KOA we've ever stayed at. The management are very friendly and the utilities all worked fine. We stayed a day longer than we had originally planned, and we would certainly return to this park and recommend it to our friends. - John A Guderian
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
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
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