10 Parks near College Corner, Ohio
Aug 2005 - $28.00
This campground was so bad, we did not want to stay. The electrical looked so bad we were afraid to plug into it. The grass was real high and we could see only one other camper and they looked like they lived there. Buildings were very old. This was under ACN and Passport America yet it is not worth any cost unless you really like very primative camping at a premium cost. - oldtiogatraveler
Oct 2015 - $22.00
Nice state park less than 15 minutes from Miami University. RV sites are electric only and pretty level. Nice space between sites. Although we didn't use the restrooms and showers, we did go in to check 'em out. Not super nice, but clean and will do the job. Large rolling grounds with plenty of hiking trails nearby. They accept Passport America for one night. Verizon service 2-3 bars 4G in the campground but very spotty out in the park. TV signal decent from Cincinnati (we received 30+ channels). Other than the occasional ranger on patrol, didn't really see any employees. That could be the late season. - 4forsmores
Oct 2015 - $19.00
Park was having a Halloween weekend. We came in on Wednesday, just a few electric sites available & we couldn't fit. Attendant called boss & got a site that was held back released for us. Thank you. It was a squeeze to get our 36 ft class A coach in to the site. But we are here. Site has 30 amp, large stump, some low hanging branches, angles down & no water. So come in with water or fill before you go to your site. Many sites are very unlevel so be sure to check site before paying. Asphalt small pad is for your car. $19 average is for Passport America & regular weekend cost. - Peter K
Jun 2015 - $12.00
Typical Ohio State Park. Restrooms & showers dated and need upgrades but it seems to me they have been in this condition for years and years. The staff does a great job with what they have to work with. Many trees have been removed due to the emerald ash borer infestation, so the sites are significantly less shaded but still OK. Great golf course in the park and is a good bargain. Price reflects Passport American/ Golden Buckeye discount. Will return because of the golf course. Walmart nearby in Oxford as well as Miami University. Some sites need lots of leveling but most are within easy fixing. Looks as if all sites get heavy use as grass is sparse at most RV sites. - cecerecreek
May 2016 - $30.00
Whitewater is a very nice state park. The campsites are well maintained; however, the facilities could use a little work. They are usually clean, but need updated, repainted, etc. The lots are of good size with tall, mature shade trees. Most lots are gravel and fairly level. The playgrounds could use updating - some of the play equipment is unsafe for young children. Nice beach, boat dock and ramp, and trails. - Indiana Camping Family 45
Jun 2013 - $26.00
Beautiful park and very well maintained campground. Sites were large with a picnic table and fire ring. Most sites had some shade. We stayed in a pull-through site (146). Plenty of room for both truck and trailer. - DonCon
Aug 2009 - $25.00
Nice campground and OK sites, but wow, the hillbillies are out in this park. I have never seen so many drunk people setting off fireworks in my life. The DNR workers would drive right by the people with their radio so loud at midnight and just wave at them??? It's pretty bad when the police are called on both nights that we were here and people left in an ambulance. I even yelled at one of workers (DNR), that were driving so fast through the CG it put the kids in danger. Not sure if it was drunk fest weekend or what, but beware if you visit here. We will not return. If this CG was better managed it would be a nice park. - 1 camper
Sep 2016 - $40.00
Our second time to visit Mounds SRA at Brookville Reservoir. We stayed in the FHU section again, and it was fairly full. The rest of the park (electric only) was sparsely populated in mid-September.
Electricity was out for about 3 hours on Sunday morning, they got it fixed. Water was out for a while, too, 'cause someone backed over a water spigot and it needed dug out to repair. Service was fairly prompt in correcting these issues. Even still, water pressure is just so-so.
Lots of OTA television channels from both Cincinnati and Dayton, fair 4GLTE signal on ATT.
Sites are large and are asphalt paved for the parking area. There's a large open field in the interior of the FHU site section C, that's used by campers throwing footballs, playing soccer, etc. Overall, it's a pretty quiet campground (or, it was this weekend), and most of the campers/rvs there are pretty nice. Nobody was camping out of the back of a box truck.
The shower houses were awful the first time we went there a couple years ago, but the state did some upgrades/updating to them, according to the DNR website. We didn't use them this time, so I can't say if they did or didn't work on them.
The lake is nice (I caught a nice catfish ;-), but requires driving from the campground (unless you're a VERY ambitious hiker). The camp store is large and well stocked, interior roads in the park are wide and easily navigable. There are marinas for boat rentals in the area. Brookville is sort of a quaint old town, just a few miles away. Metamora was formerly a very touristy little village about 20 minutes away, but it has deteriorated over the last decade.
Mounds is one of the few state parks in Indiana that has full hookup sites and paved pads. For that reason, we do like it, but $40 is too much, really, so that rates it only a 'satisfactory' for us, in terms of value. - fastalker64
May 2016 - $40.00
We camped in the full service area. We fished and really enjoyed our stay.
The web site states level sites but you need several blocks to make the trailer level. - Tlead4
Aug 2015 - $40.00
We visited the Mounds SRA full hook up loop. Was very easy to access our spot even when crowded. No issues at all and the lot size was very nice and level. Every DNR employee we met was very friendly and helpful. The camp store is very well stocked with just about everything you could think of and reasonably priced. The boat ramp is very close and the beach was not a far drive. - Stan3718
Jul 2009 - $28.00
Quakertown SRA is a wonderful campground. Lots of level and grassy sites. Many shaded sites. Close to Quakertown Marina, where you can rent pontoon boats on Brookville Lake. They have a beach, but there were many geese at the beach. This campground is in the middle of no where. There is a store right outside of the park to purchase essentials and they have hot pizza, if you need a break from cooking. The campground is paved and has blacktop pads, with a big picnic table and fire ring. As in most of Indiana state parks no water hookups. If you choose to camp here I would camp close to the one and only comfort station, as the throne pit toilets don't do much for me. This is always a quiet campground. If you have little one's take them to the marina and get some dog food to feed the fish. - theschuettes
Aug 2016 - $46.00
Stayed 3 nights. Arrived, plugged electric in, the box immediately started smoking and I quickly unplugged with some slight damage to my plug. If I had walked away like I normally do, this would have bee BAD. Called desk and they sent 2 men out who replaced the 30 amp plug. They offered no apology, didn't even talk, but it was fixed. We found the place nice, restrooms clean but the showers are terrible! No place to put your clothes or towels, no seat, no shelving. You can't adjust the water temperature. You turn it on and you get what they have it set at and it's cold. We did have fun at the pool and beach but we probably won't come back because of the bad showers and it is crowded at the sites. You are packed in tight and you have to back in to about 4 feet from the camper behind you because of the positions of the outlets and water hookups. - Mike4625
Jul 2016 - $48.00
I really enjoyed our stay and will definitely return again. The sites in the middle are a bit on the smaller side in width, but had plenty of room for the fire pit, picnic table, and our corn hole boards in front of the camper. The quarry is very nice to swim in, and there is also a pool. There are two playgrounds for the little ones, and the park is very bicycle/scooter friendly. We rode the camp shuttle, which is a stretched golf cart with two trailers with bench seats down each side. The store seemed to have a lot to choose from, and was reasonably priced. - 26River
Jul 2016 - $35.00
Large lots either pull thru or back in. Given a map of lot choices when we checked in. Only problem we had was the choice of lot we chose was already reserved. Had already set up and had to move to another location. The pool and pond get a bit packed during the day but the public has to leave at a certain hour and only campers are allowed from that point on. Our grandkids loved the pool and the pond swimming. Grandkids want to go back as soon as possible. We just left yesterday. We will go back again. - Loandiva
Aug 2016 - $20.00
We were in a pull thru site but would have preferred back in site in a grassy area with fewer trees. One lane road in and out of park could be a problem if meeting an oncoming vehicle. Some permanent sites but they are well maintained. Park is well maintained, lots of things to do and restrooms are very very clean. Passport rate is cash only. - Mustcamp
Aug 2015 - $25.00
Since we were using Passport America we had to use a back in and had to unhook our tow. The site was a little unlevel and would have been a mess if it had rained, there would have been a lot of mud. The owners were very nice and helpful, plenty of trees and several wood carvings that are beautiful. It wasn't too far off the road so it was fine for overnight. The wifi worked in their barn (rec room) and was fine. - SGF
Jun 2015 - $32.00
We enjoyed camping here so much we extended our stay. The campsites are relatively spacious and the campground has lots of trees. We were here in early June, and the fields and trees surrounding the campground were filled with fireflies at night; it was lovely. The campground owners are very friendly and accommodating. In addition to providing fire rings and picnic tables with care to level the table, they also recommended events and museums in Richmond which were delightful. We travel with two dogs, and the campground is very pet friendly and has a small fenced dog run for dogs to be off-leash. The pool looks inviting and clean, and although it was too cold for us Floridians to swim, others were enjoying the pool. The campground is conveniently located just off I-70, but there is no highway noise in the campground. - User3725
Sep 2016 - $41.00
Even with no satellite reception, this placed rocked. The owner was always around if you had a question and was a great guy. Nice pool, excellent wifi and cable. Pool nice. Quiet park. Would stay again. - kimble
Aug 2016 - $46.00
First, the guy in the office was nice and very helpful. That said, this campground was disappointing based on other reviews I read. We were looking for a weekend getaway trip close to home and really thought this would work. We camped in a 37' MH. Campground roads were pretty narrow. Unfortunately some campers parked their vehicles right up to the road which made our exit Sunday morning quite precarious and needed another camper to make sure I was clear on both sides. Many pull-thru sites but few were level. Saw some RV's with wheels on blocks and one guy actually had his front wheels a few inches off the ground. Ours was somewhat level only if the back of the RV was right on the edge of the road as the site had an upward grade to it. Sites were pretty close together all gravel. Some had concrete patios - ours did not and was muddy. As pointed out before this campground is right on I-70. Contrary to what others have said, there is A LOT of road noise, which was irritating at night when trying to sleep. I was looking forward to the fishing pond but the water was very muddy at the time so I opted not to get out the fly rod. Not a campground on our shortlist to return to. - iceman308
Jul 2016 - $41.00
Park is well maintained by the owner which is always on site. Close to I-70 but road noise not an issue. We had a full hook up site which was very level. The Wi-Fi and cable worked very well. Lots of trees so sat TV, not an option. The owner and staff are very friendly. We stayed for 5 days to visit family in the area. We will stay next time we are in the area. - belanga
Jun 2016 - $30.00
The bathrooms and showers were clean, but stalls were short so that when you stood you could see the rest of the bathroom and the showers were a tad small. Still, not bad. The pool was extremely clean and had many activities (Foosball, ping pong, etc.) for people to play at. Mostly seasonal campers, but great even for just overnight! Overall, a really great experience - oh, and the service here was great! Every time I have met a staff member here, I have been impressed with their quality of service. All in all, a great time. - crosscountrycollegian
Apr 2016 - $36.00
Have stayed here several times visiting friends in area. Will stay here again any time in area. Very nice people, small but like the layout. Not a fancy place but was always here either at just the end of winter or early to mid fall so either trees are not yet filled out or void of leaves. During height of summer, with pool weather, fully leafed out trees would be very nice. Only thing some won't like is that park is right next to a fairly heavy traveled road so noisy. - alh
Sep 2015 - $30.00
Nice owners and park is old ,but clean. WIFI is great. Sites are fairly small, but Okay. Easy in and out. Would stay there again. - johnmackxx
Jul 2016 - $27.00
The campground is in a nice park facility with a great play area for the kids located down by the lake. It is not real close to the campground though.
We also had to purchase an annual county park pass to be able to get in ($10.00).
The reason for the average rating is very few of the sites are level. Many of them are slanting downhill so it is hard to get level.
They could use a little better signage directing those who do not live here to the campground and check in. We drove past it the first time and had to call to find out where to go.
Also, even though they have a maximum camper limit of 6 people and two tents (or one camper unit and one tent) per site there were several that had many more than that, one having at least 18 people in it and one with 4 tents.
Their dump station is also located on a hill making it hard to get completely empty.
It is a very busy park on the weekends with lots of tent campers - 3 to 6 tents per site.
I would recommend this campground in certain areas only and during the week if possible. - prstlkid
Jul 2015 - $28.00
This campground is very close to my home, so we camp here pretty regularly. The upper sites are rather hilly, and most of the lower sites are mostly level. There are a few towards the bottom that have a bad slope, though. There is a playground located in the bottom section, as well. The park offers a lot of attractions (a snack bar, water park for little kids, paved bike trails, disc golf, fishing, hiking trails) and the campground features decent sized sites with plenty of shade. The bathrooms and showers have always been clean when we have camped, and the campground is monitored regularly by park rangers who are friendly and not overbearing. We have a pop-up so without a toilet, so we do not have the problem with the dump station that I keep reading about. Overall, if you are looking for a quiet campground with a lot of activities within the park, I would definitely recommend this park. - McLovin Camper
Jul 2015 - $28.00
We actually like this campground quite a bit, but it has more to do with overall park than the campground itself. The park has a lot of things to do with a nice lake and and hiking trails along with nice paved bike trails. The campgrounds however leave a bit to be desired. We stayed on site 133 and it was not very level. We had to crank the tongue jack all the way down to get the camper level on this site. The site is gravel but was in pretty good condition. We did like that this site was surrounded by deep woods. The site was adequate but not large. It does seem that the 11:00 PM quiet time was enforced or at least we didn't have any real rowdy neighbors and the campground quieted down pretty quickly. It is true as other have said that you have to go to the boat house at the lake to check in and the park staff were teenagers that were friendly but not too knowledgeable about the actual campgrounds. Also as other have pointed out once in the park the signs to the actual campgrounds are confusing -we missed a turn and wound up having turn around in an almost not big enough parking lot- had our 24' camper been larger, we would have had a heck of a time turning around to make the correct turn. And finally -also as others have mentioned- the dump station is on the wrong side. We didn't pull out until Monday so it wasn't a problem for us. We went down to the boat house parking lot -about a 1/4 mile away- and turned around put the dump on the correct side of the camper, but then you have to pull completely through the campground loop again or do some type of fancy backing to get back on the main access road. Bottom line is we like the overall park a lot, but the campgrounds leave quite a bit for improvement. - campdaddy