3 Parks near Terre Haute, Indiana
Jun 2014 - $20.00
This park is a hidden gem. It's run by the Vigo County Park department, so it's run like a park and not a campground. It has 53 sites for RVs and almost all of them are on the lake; you can fish from your campsite. All sites are in trees and shade. Many sites would be difficult in a large motor home, but we had no issues. Park does not take credit cards at this time, we had to find a ATM to pay with cash. The park is locked after 10 PM; they close the gate. They do have someone at the gatehouse if you have a emergency or will returning late. The park is quiet and a great place to relax. The only noise issue is the occasional train, which is about 3/4 of a mile away. The park also has a Pioneer Village, with a working mill and many log homes and buildings and a covered bridge. They are only open to the public on the 3rd weekend of the month. Restrooms are newer and modern and clean. We plan on returning in the future. - damonbeals
Jul 2014 - $20.00
This is a county park with a lot of beautiful trees. Unfortunately the paved roads are very narrow with sharp turns. We drive a 34 foot motorhome and pull a car behind us. While trying to find a spot we had to unhook our car from the tow dolly to navigate a turn. When we called to make a reservation we asked if they had full hookup (water, electric and sewer). When we got there we were told no sewer, just a dump site. We decided to deal with it. We ended up not staying as the electric and water hook ups were about 100 feet apart and we could hook up to one but not the other. For us it was a very poor layout. - esta34950
Sep 2012 - $49.00
We stayed three nights. Very small spaces, had to go out and move my truck for they could come in with a motor home. Really not a place to park tow truck. Lots are really close together a picnic table can fit in between. Could never get cable to work. WIFI worked for me but not wife's computer. Couldn't put dish up a lot of trees, trees not bad really. The people where nice that checked us, when they finally got to the desk, we arrived at three pm. It took for ever to get checked in. If I was to stay another three nights I'D find another place, I would stay one night if I had to. 1st KOA I stayed in and they do want to nickel and dime you. My guests drove in, picked us up and the owner didn't say any thing, but the owner didn't see it, either. - JustDon
May 2012 - $18.00
We were just overnighting, and always prefer a state/county/local park to a commercial one. Well, until now. Very friendly (but rather too chatty) host apologized for the state of some of the campsites when we got here. Then he proceeded to place us (in an otherwise empty park) smack-dab in the middle of a 3-RV party group. Our site was literally inside the party lights circle. So, back we went to ask for a different site. Took that one and, after 2 tours of the very leafy campground, realized that there were a number of homeless families living here. So, that's what he was referring to when we checked in. We were left counting our blessings. You are not allowed to leave water hose hooked up, so fill up before you get settled. We ended up not taking a hike in the morning, and just leaving, but it did look like there were trails. But everything is very overgrown and any kind of height (over 10') will scrape the trees. Price is right, though. - JCLC
May 2015 - $45.00
This is their third strike. First of all, the service wasn't bad, but it wasn't satisfactory either, so I chose to let previous visits influence my rating.
Our main issue today, and the final blow for them, is our cable reception. I recognize that when we pulled into our site I asked if it was satellite friendly and was told that it probably was not but I could move to another site that might be. It happens that it was the site we had a problem with before when they insisted that it was 50 amp, but it absolutely was not. I would have been more amenable to having been told that I must have been mistaken (but not receptive to that accusation), but to be told that I was wrong was unacceptable.
Today's issue is cable reception that is so snowy that we can barely see one of the networks. I was told that someone would come check it out, but 4 hours later there has been no sign of that "someone".
I hate to write this place off because of its location in our travels, but their customer service and attention/care of their customers has forced me to make that decision. There are other campgrounds in the area, and a WalMart less than 2 miles away. This is the last that they will see of us, and my recommendation to my friends will reflect that feeling.
Sorry KOA this place doesn't deserve the President's or Founder's awards. We have stayed in Passport America campgrounds who care more about their campers than the service we've received in this campground. - DavidKSmith
Apr 2015 - $51.00
OK, will be honest here in stating that we try to avoid KOA parks. Some are great, some are horrible....all are overpriced!!! This park was in a location that we needed to be, but $50 bucks is way too much for what you get! While the freeway exit/on is in construction, the park in general is a close on/off for a one night stop. Our site was fairly level, and we were able to obtain satellite tv. Not sure if the trees were leafed out if we could have, but great for our one night stay. At our site, you could see previous deep ruts where when it had rained a previous rig had driven out, but the site itself would be ok I think. One of our slides was fairly close to the trailer on the next site, but posed no problem during our stay. The office lady was very nice and helpful and nice. While we did not utilize, they have an onsite cafe that serves breakfast and dinner meals at a reasonable rate. - Vectra Travelers
Apr 2015 - $45.00
This is a very good overnight stop even though it is at a high price. They seem to be fairly full on an overnight basis. There is a moderate level of high way noise from the expressway. The down side for this site right now is the highway construction going on at the exit area, it was difficult to maneuver to get to the drive. This has been a long term problem going on over 2 years and is not close to being done from the looks of it. They will guide you to your site when you arrive, the work campers are aware of the maneuvering of big rigs inside the camp. Before stopping here again we will be checking on the construction progress. - MINomad