9 Parks near Harrison, Ohio
Batesville, Indiana (map) | (812) 934-5496
Sites: 800 | Latest Rate: $38.00 | 41 Reviews
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
Jun 2016 - $40.00
This KOA is not what I expect from a KOA. The lady at the desk was pleasant and escorted us to our site, and if not for that, the rating would have been much less than what I gave. There was a 10 yard dumpster overflowing with stinky garbage. This campground was not busy, and is obvious why. Never say never, but it's not likely we will stay here again. - JBu
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
Jun 2016 - $39.00
Campground is located in a great county park with a meandering paved recreational trail around a lake used by fishermen and kayakers / canoeists. The roads and pull-through sites are paved but have no privacy. The older section is treed and the sites are more varied with some privacy.
An evening storm knocked out the power while we were there and the camp host and camp office had no idea when it would be restored. Power was still out when we left the next day and we were told they had lost power a few days earlier for many hours. - Appleknocker
Jun 2016 - $38.00
We stay here when visiting our daughter in Cincy. Nice park and if you are lucky enough to get a lake view site, a great park. Electric, water and wifi are good. Sites are level and include table and fire ring. The only problem is that you must pay either a $3 per day park admission or a $10 per year pass. - rockfarmer
Jun 2016 - $39.00
Winton Woods is a county park in Hamilton County, Ohio, just north of the city of Cincinnati. This is a very nice campground in a beautiful county park. The campground has primitive sites, sites with water and electric as well full H/U sites, both back-in and pull-thru. Driveways are asphalt, site pads are gravel with pull-thru site pads being concrete. We had a back-in site which included a concrete patio, picnic table and fire ring. There is a WiFi service included that generally worked well but at times was not usable. The bathhouse was generally clean and well maintained. The park is very nice with a large lake and many miles of walking/biking trails and watercraft rentals. We paid $38.50 per night. - Coopsecondact
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
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
Apr 2016 - $41.00
Good for an overnight. It's located next to the interstate so it's noisy unless you have good sound insulation. There was also a thunderstorm the night we were there and we had standing water around the door to our rig. That was the only downside. The resident ducks loved being around our motorhome, tho. The transient sites are 80' pull-thrus with hookups near the middle. Sites and internal roads are gravel and level. Water pressure is at 80 psi. No cable but most sites are open to the sky. There are a lot of seasonal and permanent residents here but it looks pretty tidy. Restrooms and showers looked and smelled clean. No off leash dog park. Small playground near the lake. Nice walking trail around the lake. There's also a barbershop in the office. Owners are lovely helpful people. Rate includes a Good Sam discount. Would definitely stay here again. - Flippitti
Oct 2015 - $36.00
This is not a destination park in our opinion. We stayed here to see a concert at the Rising Star Casino in Indiana and visit a friend in Cincinnati. It was in between the two. The campground is near the interstate which is noisy and the sites are close together with no separation. There is a lake but it doesn't look very clean. We did have an ATT signal, lots of OTA channels and full hook ups. - cascan
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
May 2014 - $31.00
Very large state campground. It was not busy during May but it gave evidence that it can be very busy with boats and multiple vehicles during the warmer months. Restrooms and showers are older and well used. While they are kept relatively clean, they are not in very good condition and could be updated. One wonders how they must be during a busy time. We stayed in the one loop of full hookup sites. While the parking spot is paved, the living area is not and shows signs of heavy use. During our stay it was wet and the living area was always flooded and/or muddy. We first stayed here 35 years ago and the trees have grown up nicely. - RXA-ADM
Jul 2013 - $26.00
Our first time at the Brookville Lake area. There are three state-park campgrounds around the lake and we chose Mounds SRA. The park is beautiful, the beach is very large and very clean. There are multiple areas to fish from the bank, boat rentals, and lots of trails through the park. The campground is very large, but only a one area with full hook-ups. The rest are electric only. Our site was in a high-traffic area, but the place quieted down pretty nice after about 11:30. Lots of kids and families and lots of activity through the park. Great camp store, too! We love the park and will definitely be back. The only thing that is poor is the quality/age/condition of the shower house. It's pretty well worn down and could use a remodel or a rebuild. The staff tries to clean it, but the chipping paint, old fixtures, and broken shower doors are not 'cleanable'. - fastalker64
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
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
Apr 2013 - $27.00
We liked the fact that the campground was very scenic and close to nearby trails. We especially liked the Badlands Trail within the park. The campground is small but we went in early spring and it wasn't very busy at all. The showers were very clean in comparison to most state and county parks we have visited. I agree with other comments about the sites not being level. If you have anything other than a tent, you will want a lower level site. For a more detailed campground information go here: http://crazy4camping.com/campsite-reviews/ohio/miami-whitewater-forest-campground-harrison-oh/ - crazy4camping1
Jun 2016 - $20.00
The FMCA Campground has 15 full-hookup sites for members to use. All sites are on paved surfaces. Maximum stay is two nights per month at no charge; maximum five additional nights at $20 per night. In addition, there are overflow sites with electric only.
The facility used to be the mail forwarding office for FMCA. The office is now closed and the Wifi is off.
We have stayed a number of times. If you are in the Cincinnati area at least once a year this alone is worth the cost of your membership.
3590 Round Bottom Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45244
(800) 543-3622. - The Penguin
May 2016 - $10.00
$10 rate based on two nights free and then $20 a night for 2 nights. The stay limit here for FMCA members is 7 days. The 15 FHU sites are all back in sites on concrete slabs and can handle any size coach. The shorter sites are double wide for parking toads next to the coach. There are also several overflow sites with E only with water and a dump station available. The wifi worked well during most of our stay. This is a very quiet area and makes a nice stopping point when passing thru the area. - Bob and Inga
May 2016 - $0.00
We use this as a stopover when transiting north/south on I-75. As said, it is a free (for members) full hookup stop. It is a parking lot with 15 slips and little else. Lots of room for a coach and a towed.
Two nights a month are free, additional up to a week are $20/night.
But, it is pretty quiet. - Matt_C