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Tippecanoe River State Park

Winamac, Indiana


4200 Base Rd N
Winamac, Indiana 46996
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Sites: 168
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.11712
Longitude: -86.60076

Elevation: 719' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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11 Reviews

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is really a nice campground. The one shower house appears to be brand new. It was really nice. It rained the 2 days we were there so there was a little mud at our site. Some of the other sites appeared to be a little better. Sites were nice and big. We will go back. We camped at Tippecanoe River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
97
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

All back in sites, electric only. We brought our own water. We arrived on Thursday because park gets very busy on weekends. Although campground was full, park rangers seemed to keep noise under control. Nice hiking, biking, and horse riding trails. Park naturalists were on hand for special events. Upon arrival our site had electric issues. Camp host was told and it was fixed in a few minutes. We camped at Tippecanoe River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
107
Site Surface
Sand, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

In July, Winamac, Indiana has a big historical power show and flea market in the park. This campground was about 5 miles north.

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Review Count: 134
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Price includes $9 one time entrance fee in addition to our camping fee of $37.00 ($9 out of state, $7 for Indiana resident). I would consider this a very popular but primative campground out in the middle of nowhere surrounded by corn and soybean fields. Sites are dirt and and many flood badly during rain (ours did) and we had to change sites because of the flooding. There are sites that will take big rigs but many are short. Verizon cell phone was not good but our AT&T hotspot did work (no free wifi). Sites are electric only but fresh potable water is available throughout the campground. Bathhouses wear old but clean. Camp host was very helpful when we were flooded out of our site and helped us even though he was off duty. Camp host sold ice and firewood usually in the evening. The person checking us in was polite but seemed "off" to us. For us in a tent trailer, getting flooded off our site was not a great experience and we probably would not return to the campground. We camped at Tippecanoe River State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Winamac is close by and fuel and groceries are available there.

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Nice, wooded state park. Our site was large, mostly grass except for the gravel pad. Lots of biking and hiking trails. Park was completely full but was very quiet at night. A little tight getting in and out of site. 30 amp electricity only at the site. We brought our own water. Poor Verizon service. We will return. The biggest complaint was park ranger knocking on our door around 10:30 pm to ask us to move our vehicle off the grass where it had been parked all day. We camped at Tippecanoe River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
106
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Close to Winamac, Indiana. Great Steam Festival 3rd weekend in July. Approximately 12 miles to Bailey's Discount Warehouse.

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Review Count: 392
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 28

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

A typical state park, with few amenities other than electric hookups. Our site was paved with blacktop, but is was a handicapped site. We were one of 3 RVs in the park for our 1 night stop. One of the other RVs was the camp host. This park is very shaded with tall trees which prevents the use of roof top satellite systems. We camped at Tippecanoe River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
102
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The closest shopping for basics is in Winamac about 5 miles south of the park entrance. I would call the area rather rustic with access to the Tippecanoe River in the park, but not the campground.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here three nights. There is electricity only at each site. We had to pay an admission fee to enter the park of $9 even though we had reservations at the campground. The people in charge of cleaning the restrooms were not very effective. The state staff were very friendly and helpful. This is a beautiful location, however Indiana officials have failed to invest in the buildings. Repairs are needed. This is very quiet during the week. We camped at Tippecanoe River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
110
Site Surface
Asphalt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

There is a supper market nearby in Winamac, Indiana and a Catholic church. There is also a well stocked Ace hardware there. This is a great spot to cross country ski in the winter. The river in the park is beautiful. There is a place to add water to your fresh water tanks and there is a dump station. It is a short trip to the RV museum in Elkhart and Amish sites are in the area. Peru Indiana is worth the trip.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Nice flat camping lots, with many trees. Very family oriented. Good roads for bike riding. Perfect in cool weather, but mosquitoes are terrible in summer. We camped at Tippecanoe River State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Near bath house
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Walk to fire tower.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

A very nice state park, with paved access roads and grassy sites. Our site was quite wide and easy to back my 34 foot fifth wheel into. Shower house is older but acceptably clean. Saturday night campfires caused a lot of smokiness, but that may have been unusual due to no breeze. Sites on the outside loop appeared to be larger and more spacious. Grounds were clean and well maintained. Several hiking trails available, and park its huge, so lots of places for bike riding. Canoe rentals nearby on the Tippecanoe River. We're already making plans to return. We camped at Tippecanoe River State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 168
States Visited: 40
Helpful Reviews: 41

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $17.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is located among well-spaced mature trees, affording good shade below. The roads are narrow, paved, and the sites are gravel pads. I would say this is a not big rig campground, although a skillful driver could probably get into some sites. We stopped here for a couple of nights to check out the sand hill cranes at a nearby refuge. During our visit in early October, the usual fee for the vehicle was not being charged, so the rate shown, $17.34, was inclusive of all charges, including nice, private hot showers. We had good TV reception off the antenna and the Verizon air card worked well for Internet. We enjoyed the quiet of the campground with few RVs and would stay here again in the future. We camped at Tippecanoe River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

An established state park campground that is very scenic, especially in the fall. Campsites are of medium size and most sites are partial to full shade. Ample playgrounds and area for recreation. Several hiking trails and there is a 90 foot fire observation tower that can be climbed that gives a wide view of the park and surrounding area. Camping here in the fall when leaves are down can be a challenge for finding roads within campground. Staff was very friendly and helpful. There is no campground general store and nearest down is approximately 20 minutes south. We camped at Tippecanoe River State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice state park with shady campsites, clean comfort stations with good showers, and some good trails to hike. Canoe rental is available in nearby Winamac. There is also a horseman's campground and miles of horse trails, which can also be shared by hikers, but hiking these trails is difficult and messy. I did not see the horseman's campground or the canoe camp, both of which are primitive. Nice waterfowl area where otters, frogs, birds of all sorts can be seen. I highly recommend trail 8 though the Sand Hill Nature Preserve on the north end of the park. Fire tower gives a great view of the surrounding area. This is a small park: no camp store (campground host sells firewood and ice), nature center has limited hours (not open before Memorial Day), no dedicated bike trail, and large rigs will struggle to navigate the narrow roads and trees in the campground. Only a couple pull-through sites are available. Cabins are available. We camped at Tippecanoe River State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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