9 Parks near Versailles, Indiana
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
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
Jul 2013 - $28.00
This is a nice park with all sites paved and all roads paved as well. Again, be aware most Indiana state parks don’t have water or sewer available at the sites, and this one was no exception. However, there are plenty of water filling stations throughout the park. Real negative about this park is the dump stations. They have only one station with two pipes. You will wait a while on a Sunday with only having one station. They really need to add more. We stayed in the B loop site 116. Nice site tucked into the woods. They are attempting to grow grass on this site, and had hay down. This is probably a hard task with all of the tree cover and constant foot traffic in and around the site. Stay away from Loop A if you have a larger rig (20+ft) as it is super tight and all the perimeter sites are best suited for pop ups. The interior sites are not quite as shady, but still have big trees. The C loop has some nice sites, but be aware that many of those perimeter sites have a large sloping driveway and would be difficult for a larger trailer to get level. I believe the tongue of the trailer would be on the ground and the back of the trailer a good 3-4 ft high in the rear. It was a holiday weekend so it was very busy, but not overwhelming. The bathhouses are older, but seem to be cleaned a few times a day. The pool is nice. They have a huge lake and multiple playgrounds in and around the park. We will stay here again I am sure, just wishing the state would pony up and install water at all of the sites. AT&T wireless has 5 bars and Verizon has 3 bars. Beware that some of the sites will not have access to the southern sky due to trees. Site 166, however, faced Southwest and made it easy to find Directv satellites. One more thing, they charge $7.00 to enter the park, not included in your paid camping fees, and the pool is $3.00 per day to use it as well. The pool is a good 5 min drive from the campground. - jmcmanama
Batesville, Indiana (map) | (812) 934-5496
Sites: 800 | Latest Rate: $10.00 | 42 Reviews
Aug 2016 - $10.00
This can be a nice park if you have reservations and can find a site. They are considering adding more full hookups which are needed as we had a choice of 2 spots. The pool and mini golf were good and the park is large and flat which was good for long bike rides.
There are few guide signs and those that exist require interpretation. Previously I took a wrong turn and found myself locked in behind the office. - Bud H
Jun 2016 - $38.00
The main staff is the only reason this review is as high as it is. The campsite itself was clean, our pull-through site was huge, and the staff was very kind and helpful. My low review, however, is specifically to the pool staff. We were swimming in the late afternoon, and there was a good sized staff of lifeguards of 4 or 5. They must've had friends swimming, because, despite all the guard towers, they all sat in pool chairs on the same side of the pool chatting with each other, their friends in the pool, and taking pictures with their phones. Yes, at least 2 of them had their phones out, taking selfies!
We only stayed there for the night, but the place had a good friendly vibe to it. I'm not sure if we'd stay there again, but I would warn, not necessarily discourage, people from staying there. - JKBuzenby
Jun 2016 - $40.00
This is a very confusing place if you are staying only a few nights using KOA. The KOA campground sits in the middle of a Thousand Trails membership campground. The amenities have recently undergone an upgrade with a new pool area and clubhouse. Sections of the TT campground are developed with campers permanently on campsites. The campground is gated requiring a key card to get in after hours.
When we arrived we were met by TT folks who were helpful getting us checked in but wanted to sell TT. The KOA staff forgot to give us a card pass for entry into the park after hours so we were locked out one night until someone could open the gate for us. There is a lot of vehicle traffic with both cars and golf carts.
KOA should consider turning their part over to TT. I don't recommend staying here. - Aldeaux
Oct 2013 - $20.00
This is a local park with a majority of Water/Electric sites but have 10 "Full" Hook-up sites. Very Clean park, with 3 playgrounds for kids. The only downside is that the Restrooms are NOT heated or air conditioned. There is a "Camp Host" on site. Water is turned off in Nov. Reservations can be made in advance. They also give discounts to Coast to Coast members. - md_procouple
Sep 2015 - $30.00
Most of the sites are well spaced and fairly level. Interior roads are asphalt and easy to navigate, with packed gravel pads. Nice fire ring with a very usable grate for cooking. The campground was completely full but still seemed pretty quiet. AT&T signal was weak, but generally usable at our site. Only drawbacks of the park are no camp store and no water hookups. Historic downtown Madison is a short 5 minute drive. - Daryn
Aug 2014 - $29.00
Flat, level sites. Bathrooms in electric were surprisingly clean during Labor Day weekend. Very few water hookups at bath houses and was afraid hose wouldn't reach to fill trailer, but it did. Playgrounds could use a bit more equipment. No camp store, only firewood sales at gate. Best sites are 24, 40, 9, 11. If with a group, consider 54/55, 87/88 or 69/70. - Cicero Cachers
Jun 2014 - $19.00
The restrooms and showers in the main electric loop campground are a bit dated, and feel dirty. Since they do not have water at each site, you are almost forced to use the restrooms for at least showers, or you'll be spending a lot of time filling up your freshwater tank. However, if you feel like walking over to the non-electric loop, they have a very new and modern bathhouse there. It seems much cleaner than the bathhouses in the electric loop. The campground is very clean, people are friendly, and they are not obnoxious about patrolling the campground, they are around, but not overbearing. AT&T cell service is pretty good around the park. Don't forget that IN state parks charge $7.00 to enter the park no matter if your camping there or not. The pool cost $3.00 per person and is open from noon to 6:00 daily. No 50 amp service, and if you have a taller rig, be aware that the trees are mature and you may have an issue fitting into some of the sites. - jmcmanama
Jul 2016 - $43.00
We came in without a reservation and were fortunate to get a site for one night on July 4 weekend! Our spot was a large back-in on the Ohio River and it was nice and level with all the hookups nearby. There was no WiFi or cable but we didn't mind that at all. We did need their maintenance man to check the power pedestal as the 30 Amp plug showed signs of burning/arcing. Everything checked out OK and we enjoyed our night listening to kids playing, folks talking and singing around campfires, and watching stars and the satellites in the sky. - KC8RXQ
Nov 2015 - $43.00
Pluses: Lots of Halloween activities for the kids, nice clubhouse, and firewood delivery right to your campsite. Outer loop spots are decently spaced but inner loop look hit-or-miss.
Minuses: Roads are in terrible condition - doesn't look like they have put fresh gravel down in a year so the potholes stayed a muddy mess even when it didn't rain. WiFi was useless - it was crowded, but we couldn't log on even once the two days we were there. Playground is small. - selmore
Sep 2015 - $17.00
It was pouring rain the entire time we at the park so we didn't really get a chance to do much or even take advantage of the area. We chose to stay on the upper level which we later found was somewhat of a mistake as the sites all have really bushy trees with lots of low hanging branches. We found out later that the sites on the lower portion by the river don't have that problem. From the little bit we could see through the rain, it appeared to be a nice park with lots of family activities. It is also near 2 casinos, one of which will come to the park, pick you up and return you for free. We were so tired and wet we just opted to stay in for the night. It was rather far from the road, but the drive was easy and had it been sunny probably rather scenic. The site was FHU and very level and long. We hope to go back when the weather is better. - LovinFT
Oct 2015 - $35.00
While there are sites on the north side of the one campground road, the sites on the river side are by far the most popular. The Ohio River is right outside your rear window (or if you pull a motor home in nose first, it's right outside your front window). The campsites, themselves, are way too close together putting your neighbors on either side just a few steps away. If there's any redeeming point about the spacing it's that each site is at a pretty hard angle making your "front" yard also your neighbor's "back" yard. If everyone just uses their front yard there's enough room for you to use the picnic table and set out some lawn chairs to watch the river. However, if your neighbor in a motorhome happens to want to pull in nose first that scheme is messed up and you end up with the front door of their RV matching up with the front door of yours - creating a shared front yard. On the other hand, the utility hookups actually support this approach because the water/electric hookups are on every other site. If you get an even numbered site they are on the normal, driver's side of the rig (when backing in). Otherwise, you either pull in nose first or you have to pass the hose/electric under the camper. There are no sewer hookups in the campground, but there is a dump station. The campground has for-pay WiFi. We didn't use it as our Verizon signal was a strong 4G. Also satellite TV was easy to get - after all you are basically aiming it out over the river and there are no trees in play. The bathrooms are old and worn but reasonably clean and in working condition. Because of the public nature of the campground (right along a city street) you pay a $5 deposit to get a bathroom key. The number of sites is limited so, if you are coming during the busy time of the year I strongly suggest you call ahead for reservations - especially if you want a riverside spot. - nazpaz
Sep 2011 - $25.00
Check-in very smooth. Friendly campground host. Sites VERY tight! Mostly level pads. $5.00 key deposit for shower/restrooms, refundable upon check-out. Clean but peeling paint. Ok for shower, plenty of pressure and hot water. Additional fee for Wi-Fi. $1day/$5week. Signal for Wi-Fi did not reach site, but short walk to Gazebo for excellent signal. Campground was at capacity during our stay. With that getting into some spots could prove to be difficult with awnings. The views of the river are second to none. Watching the river traffic was a great way to relax from our trip into Downtown Madison. Just a short drive away. We would stay here again. - Us2OnTheRoad
Jun 2011 - $25.00
The rating is based on the view and surrounding beauty - Madison is a great little town. CG sites are narrow, back-in only (not pull-throughs listed on RVParkReviews), electrical and water (you will need long hoses), and there is a dump station. Paved site to park on; slight inclines. Bathrooms are older with peeling paint but okay for a shower. Host is very helpful. If you are energetic, you can walk into town. Vaughn Street is blocked due to construction on the bridge so you will need to drive on 56 to the far east side of town (past the bridge) and then turn right on Ferry St. The CG is at the bottom of the hill, on the left, next to the river. We would definitely camp here again. FYI: there is a good laundry facility on Main St, west end of town. - Traveler_2011
Oct 2016 - $29.00
Most sites at this campground are really tight and close together, but somehow we got a really nice site parallel to the lake so we had a beautiful view of the lake right outside the door. I wasn't sure how we were going to get our 41 foot rig parallel parked in that spot, but the guy that works there was very helpful with that. The people that work at this campground are some of the friendliest campground owners/employees we have ever encountered! And the neighbors were all really friendly as well which helps a lot when the sites are so close together. We stayed here so we could visit the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter with other friends that were also camping there. The museum is only about 10 minutes away, but the ark was about 45 minutes. Both places were awesome and well worth a visit. Verizon 4G worked great here. - Love2Camp777
Jul 2016 - $43.00
I would have given the park 5 stars for cleanliness; however, we used their paddle boats that they advertise is available to residents, and they were filthy. We had to walk back up to the office to get a broom in order to brush off the leaves, dirt, cobwebs, and spiders, before using them. We are self contained, so otherwise it was really nice. We enjoyed walking around the lake. Nice park. - C and K on the Road
Jun 2016 - $41.00
Very good campsite with easy access from the I-275 but very minimal highway noise. Gravel roads and sites with grass between sites. We had long pull thru full hook up site. Some permeant residents but neat and tidy. Restrooms/showers excellent. No cable TV but good antenna reception and good wifi. Large book exchange and lovely owners, helpful and friendly. - Harris England
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Large RV park. Arrived after dark. Paperwork to site left at office. Hardly anyone there when I visited in early September. Nice concrete pad. Very good wifi. Nice bike/walk path attached to site. Would return if on my way through this area, not a destination park for me, for others a nearby casino may be an attraction. - RVStudent
Aug 2016 - $38.00
Although the park does not contain a lot of trees it has a pool, playground, bike trail, and fishing pond. It is clean neat and has easy access...and great Wi-Fi! - Jimjul
Jul 2016 - $35.00
The campground seems brand-new but is actually 9 years old. It was obviously designed for big-rigs, and by someone who knows something about RVers needs:
1-concrete, level pads
2-paved and wide interior roads (2 lanes wide)
3-each site has a wide apron, with paved strip up to the pad
4-sites are well-spaced, better-than-average at least
5-full hookups, good utilities, with cable
6-adequate WiFi strength/speed
7-clean shower houses/bathrooms
It is not on the river itself, but across Highway 156, which is the road that runs along the Ohio river. There is a "fishing" pond in the middle, which is just a large puddle-like a retention pond. It's catch and release only, and I did see some people catching small fish. There is a playground, with a large bouncing balloon. There is an excellent ½ mile paved trail around the wooded along the west boundary - one of the better ones I've seen at any campground. A major casino is just up the road.
The only negatives (minor) are :
1-most of the sites are in an open clearing, with the parking lot feel of an open field. If you want some trees there is one row along the back where the sites back up to the woods.
2-Cable TV has limited channels. - Jim n Lynn