7 Parks near Santa Claus, Indiana
Aug 2015 - $22.00
Gorgeous place to spend summer days and nights. We stayed for a week at a time during our travels, and both times our campsite hadn't been cleaned. The last time there were hot coals in the pit, so starting a campfire was easy, at least. Special note, the mowers sprayed our coach on the way past. We pointed out the new chips, and all the guy could do was shrug his shoulders and apologize. This carelessness really upset us. - BeagleMama
Jun 2012 - $22.00
GREAT CAMPGROUND! Nice area, fun petting zoo and great staff. Many of the 50amp sites are not level, but most are. Woods are beautiful, park is full of friendly people and the facilities are practically perfect. Great for a few days of quiet fun with your family. Will definitely visit again. - TaShoulders
Jun 2010 - $18.00
Nice wooded park, friendly staff. Water pressure is ok but not great especially when park is full. This is a popular camp ground but it can be hard to access for big rigs (roads leading to the park, not the park itself). They have a petting zoo for kids and mountain bike trails. They also have a fishing and swimming lake which is clean. - Lawrence Gibson
Oct 2015 - $20.00
We have stayed here three times in our travels around the country! This is my favorite park! We have only ever been here on October and it is absolutely beautiful and peaceful. The leaves are yellow, orange, purple ....exquisite!
This last time it rained and we were in our Motorola looking at the lake enjoying the view.....very cozy. The people are so nice! We will come again perhaps a different season. - Brandl
Jul 2015 - $35.00
Very nice state park next to National A. Lincoln memorial and Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial (Very nice); wooded campground w/ plenty of space; W & E, dump station. - North Texas DJC
Jun 2015 - $26.00
This is a typical state park with elect & shared water. A dump station is provided at the entrance. There is a beach that is fenced off from the rest of the lake. It is used by a lot of locals who don't seem to take pride in the area and tend to litter and fail to pick up after themselves. It was good for an overnight stay but we would not spend an extended amount of time here. Fortunately and on the plus side, the Lincoln Boyhood Home NHS is right across the road. - h2oskier
Jul 2016 - $52.00
Very crowded, golf carts racing through the grounds. The lack of wash room maintenance really showed. Pool nice but very crowded. Very small water slide area for $9 per person, not worth it. Shuttle to Holiday World is good. - Scunie
Oct 2015 - $34.00
This park has everything a family could want, from a water park, pool, miniature golf, playground, paddle boats, etc. The setting is serene with lots of shade and lots of room to walk. That being said, the management should be ashamed at the amount of litter all over the park. It detracts from the potential beauty of the place. We were given one of the poorest sites in the place, right near the activity center. I went to ask for another, and was given my choice of many empty sites. We chose a more private one that was very difficult to back into, but once in and level, was a nice site with no neighbors. They rent golf carts, which are a real nuisance especially on the weekends, with many kids driving them. If you go weekends in the fall, be prepared for Halloween mania. I'm told they are full much of the summer, and if all the golf carts are rented, it must be wild. Once the weekend crowd left, things were very pleasant so we opted to stay for another day. We would come back but only during the week in the off season. - padre
Sep 2015 - $45.00
We stayed 3 nights to see the area & 1 night to wait out a storm.
The park is an easy 8 miles from Interstate 64 (Exit 63) along a good state highway (SR-162).
The park has several nice features but they were closed for the season. Some folks received an escort to their site. We did not.
The interior roads are paved. Some of them were narrow with tight turns & steep grades. The site parking pads were concrete, paved, or gravel. This is another park that doesn't understand the simple concept of the importance of a flat, level parking pad! There are a limited number of sites that appeared level. Those with a pitch had a single or double pitch. There is not much privacy between the sites as the sites are close to each other. They have full hook ups - water, electricity (50 amp), and sewer. The utility connections were towards the middle of the sites. There was an outside table and fire pit.
There is an extensive tree canopy which almost restricts satellite reception. Fortunately, we asked for an received a site with satellite access. Didn't try to get any broadcast channels.
The provided WiFi was adequate. Our NET10 phone reception was acceptable.
No designated fenced pet area but there was sufficient area to walk dogs along the park roads as long as you don't mind walking up steep hills. There were bag dispensers and cans to collect waste.
For being in a hazardous/severe weather area, there was no underground storm shelter. No structure was identified as a severe weather shelter.
Would not want to be here when the park is full. Probably would not stay here again if we returned to visit the area attractions. - bsb814
Aug 2013 - $22.00
One of the prettiest parks I have ever been in. Excellent experience in my 27 foot Class A. Very friendly host guided me into my level, long site, albeit surrounded by poison ivy. Then he brought me some tomatoes from his (nearby home) garden. A nice treat. Interior roadways are nicely paved but narrow, but navigable. Electric only. Limited air antenna reception, but I sure didn't care, it was so beautiful. Lake and boat launch. RV dump site up the road 3 miles at another facility, but that didn't bother me. Site very clean, fire pit empty, leaves blown, no cigarette butts!! I would come back here again!!! - NJ_Snowbird
Aug 2012 - $22.00
There are a few sites that will accommodate big rigs/multiple slides, but access roads are narrow. Paved and gravel sites, more suited to small/medium rigs, pop-ups, truck campers, and tents. Some sites are more suited for small rigs, as front to back leveling could be a challenge for longer trailers and MHs. Level tent pads at each site. Spotless bathrooms and showers are well maintained and well stocked. - quicksilver812
May 2011 - $22.00
A pleasant, quiet campground. Some good hiking trails in the park. We stayed on the South Loop and enjoyed it much. - Memphis Camper
Jul 2010 - $36.00
We stayed at Tipsaw in the hot of July and had a ball! The water is absolutely beautiful and very well maintained! The electric hook ups were very helpful and the bath houses were extremely close and all around us. This park is very very well kept up with, they clean up every bit of trash possible, clean out the fire pits every morning and restock bath houses daily. They were extremely helpful anytime we needed something and also very friendly. They have firewood, ice and almost any other camping supply you would need. - just1morebasket
Jul 2010 - $20.00
Tipsaw Lake Recreation Area is tranquil and serene. This small, blissfully quiet lake (no speedboats allowed) has a large beach and picnic area, both well maintained. The campgrounds are on a ridge above the lake (no view). Catbrier Loop has 10 sites, all with electric and water. Catbrier is a lovely park-like setting, with flat grassy areas, numerous trees, and large, spacious sites with concrete grid pads. This loop also has a picnic pavilion and two privy restrooms. A 1/2 mile trail to the beach is located in the back. Dogwood and Jackpine loops have some electric sites and communal water faucets. Those loops offer deep-woods shaded sites, and very nice bathhouses plus other privies are located throughout. CG Hosts are present in each loop, and keep the areas well maintained. We spent an excellent weekend floating in the lake, and watching the abundant wildlife: deer, fox, turtles, bats, cranes, and legions of butterflies. At the end of July, these campgrounds were less than half full, we felt we had the place to ourselves! We will definitely return to Tipsaw Lake and the Catbrier campground. - Flying Mantis
May 2008 - $20.00
This is a very nice and quiet family campground. Heavily forested with a lot of privacy. Even on a busy holiday weekend it was quiet. This is a nice relaxing place with a nice beach and play area for the kids. The play area is not by the campground though, it is over the hill by the beach. - camping hoosiers
Mar 2016 - $22.00
Called and made reservations with the Village Park office. Great location on Indiana 68 west of Lynnville and easy on, easy off on the interstate. The person I talked told us there is no one on site and pay is by the honor system and that is just how it was when we arrived. We had a pull-through, number 23. Sites are a little tight, but we've seen worse. There were three other campers here so it wasn't crowded, no surprise given it was late March. Full hookups at our site, and everything worked fine, cell reception was a little spotty, no Wi-Fi at this park, nor did we expect it. The bathrooms left a little bit to be desired. toilet paper and hair on the shower floor. I will give them the benefit of the doubt that it was the beginning of the season, and it does appear they are working on them as the men's room was closed due to painting and cleanup. The park is in a reclaimed strip mine area and the lakes in the park are beautiful! It was a great place to walk the dog. There is a nice playground on site as well. All in all, I would say this is a good overnight stop. - Prairie Bayou
Aug 2015 - $18.00
This campground is a jewel. As other reviews explained, it's a local town park, on a nice lake, great interior roads, well manicured, and an especially helpful host at the gate. (After our stay, we even got an email thank you!) We stayed overnight on a Thursday so very few campers, actually did not see any trashy, rundown full time campers. Our site was in electric & water, long, gravel pull-thru, with spacious grass plots between sites, easy to level. However, we had difficulty getting into and out of site: trees too low coming in (had to cross through empty camp sites to get into ours) and hilly, exit road was too full of ruts for our 40 foot motorhome to manage, so we once again, backed around through empty campsites to exit. Camp host apologized and said those sites were for smaller RVs, and we should have been in Big Rig section where it is FHUs with 50 amps for $20, so if you are a Big Rig, be sure to go to that section. Have weekly rates. Satellite friendly, Verizon hot spot strong. We will definitely come back. - Too Tide
Apr 2015 - $18.00
Nice paved entering roads. Gravel sites. One side for Rv'rs and the other side for permanent trailer/rv's. Very nice people and it used the honor system for paying in the evening. Nice stop along the highway to rest for the evening. Our dogs even got to run in the valley by the campsite. We stayed in electirc and water only site (50 amps) but there were sites with full hookups. We used the dump station the next morning. Easy to get to and very clean. I would recommend this site even after reading some other comments. We enjoyed it and found it very clean and easy to get to. - susangirl
Jul 2014 - $16.00
Rundown, hard to find place. We tried two different sites to find electricity, but no luck. No shade, too many mosquitos. We told managers, we were leaving, could not stay with no power, temperature was 105 degrees. - Joe Bounder