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Terre Haute, Indiana

Fowler Park

Terre Haute, Indiana


3000 E Oregon Church Rd
Terre Haute, Indiana 47802
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Sites: 67
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.332520461309
Longitude: -87.371542453766

Elevation: 607' (approximate)
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

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Review Details

Ratings overview

4 Reviews

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is not friendly towards mountain bikers, which is unfortunate because there is a large mountain bike park a 1/2 mile away. One of the first things that was said to us was "the last time you people were here we had a lot of problems." This was our first time ever going there. There were a lot of mountain bikers staying that weekend and they all commented about how rude the staff was. They want to add a rule that you have to have an RV or tent on your site. One of our campers, after paying for his site got invited to stay in someone's RV that night, so he didn't put his tent up. One of the employees came over at 11:00 pm, when he was getting ready to go to bed, and started arguing with him to put up a tent. Another person was camping out of his van, he had a nice air mattress in the back and pretty much used it like a tent on wheels. They asked him 3x to put up a tent. He couldn't because his van was his tent. They said they are going to make the rule official and kick him out next time. Another downfall is that they don't take reservations. It's difficult to plan a vacation when you aren't even sure you will have a place to stay. Perhaps if you are just a regular person out there to fish it might be ok, but if you have a mountain bike anywhere they can see it, plan on having them drive past your site at least once an hour and scowl at you. The brick shower house lets you adjust the water temp, the red one does not. We camped at Fowler Park in a Tent.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Oak number 10
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

I stayed here three nights in Site 3 on the Oak Loop while passing through in a 27 foot motorhome with a tow car. Agree with other reviewers -- what a find. Lovely county park around lake. Only takes cash. There is a gas station about 2.5 miles south of the park and a Love's Truck stop about a mile north. Campground is on road on the east side of the lake -- day use area is on road that runs along west side of lake. Campsites are on peninsulas built out into the lake so most every site backs up to water. First part of road has very nice tent sites, then there is a red bathhouse and after that comes the electric sites. There are three peninsulas. Locals seem to favor the third -- River Birch. I was on the second peninsula --Oak -- and was the only camper on that peninsula all weekend (there were probably 10 on the River Birch peninsula). The campsites at the end of the peninsulas seem to be the favorite spots. The spots are gravel with grass and most have some shade. There are a couple pull throughs on the first peninsula that can take big rigs but they aren't on the water. Sites vary in size. You pick out your own site. Warning: if you have a big rig or you can't back up because of your tow bar the turnarounds at the end of the peninsulas are VERY tight -- as in mine was a tight turn for my CRV -- first peninsula better than others`. Unless you are going to use a pull through site (they aren't shown on the campground map for some reason) I suggest pulling over to the side of the road after the red bathhouse (the road is wide there) and unhooking your tow car and walking around to look at the sites. There are water spigots to fill up water tanks at the front end of each peninsula. Great walking trails on day use side of park. There is a beach but lake is closed to swimming. Playground is down the road from campground. Train noise but a ways off. Park folk still driving through at 9:15 at night. No alcohol. No 30 amp -- only 50. We camped at Fowler Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 3 Oak Loop
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Local history museum in Terre Haute is worth a visit.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Everything in "damonbeals" review is still accurate. Things that did stand out were the clean restrooms and the historic village which were nice. The turnarounds at the end of each loop were very tight, be aware of this if you have maybe something over 27 ft. The gate does close at 10 PM but the office personnel stops taking in new arrivals at 9 PM. We called as we were going to be maybe 10 minutes after 9 PM and they were super accommodating and told us not to worry.

Many of the fellow travel trailers were mostly showing some age but things were very quiet during the day and at night. We were just passing through so were only here an evening and into the lunch hour.

Yes we would stay here again. We camped at Fowler Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

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. We camped at Fowler Park in a Travel Trailer.

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