9 Parks near Harrison, Ohio
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
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
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
Aug 2016 - $38.00
We've stayed here 2x for a total of 12 nights. Great setting & location with plenty of amenities. The weekends in the summer get a lot of families, but the weekdays are very quiet. We will stay here every year when we come to Cincinnati. - McGarrert50
Aug 2016 - $39.00
Well kept, level sites with plenty of room. A pretty park with lots to do -- walking, running, biking, boating. Water pressure was very low during the weekend and improved on Monday but tasted good. Power was reliable and stable. Sewer outlet spaced conveniently. Staff pleasant. Price listed includes tax, but there was also a one time $10 vehicle fee. We plan to return. - cbcon2
Aug 2016 - $45.00
Campground rules not enforced. Diverted valve went off couple times and woke up to water pouring on ground. Reported it to office to no avail.....vandalizism, bad valve, etc??? They didn't know how it was to work nor did they offer to send Maintenance over to check out / change out. Fixed problem myself with pipe clamp only to have it happen again. So I added a couple zip ties and that resolved the problem for me anyway....not sure about next tenant. Appears WW needs monies so bad they even let folks stay beyond their own written rules....no more than 14 days in any 30 day period. What's good for one, should be good for all. - Sassygirl
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
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 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 - $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
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
Aug 2016 - $20.00
15 clean, perfectly level all-concrete sites around a small cul-de-sac. There are another 8 "overflow" sites with 30-amp electric only.
Contrary to previous reviews, there IS wifi. Read the brochure provided with the registration forms.
All utilities worked perfectly. Wifi was excellent. Campground is convenient to shopping and restaurants at Eastgate shopping complex and Mariemont neighborhood.
We stay here every year. - SusanRon
Jul 2016 - $20.00
All former comments are true. We've stayed a week for $100 total. Park was full most of the time in very hot weather, thus our site #2 had electrical issues. FMCA couldn't get electrician to site due to weekend. Our power guard system shut off due to low voltage as low as 103. Other times of the year, we've never had a problem. We moved to overflow area (nearer the power source) and all was fine. Will definitely use the park again. Just be sure and check hookups for set up is complete if it's a time of high power usage. - smdrm
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