A typical KOA campground. We needed to stay near the South Bend area, and this was the only campground we could find. Campground was clean and up the the KOA standards. They have two dog runs and a trail that goes into the local woods. And they have a petting zoo with a goat and donkey you can pet and feed. Sites are in tall pine trees, and I wouldn't call this campground big rig friendly, but we didn't have any issues with our 31' trailer. Wi-Fi coverage was good, but they do filter content, we couldn't view a winery web site, due to content filter. Negatives, would be the train, it's close and is frequent, but we couldn't hear it when the A/C was on. And during the summer the KOA doubles as a summer camp, full of kids from 8 AM to around 4 PM. The camp kids are kept near the shelter and pool area not running around the site, but there is lots of traffic from parents. We would say here again.
We found this park because the local State Park was full for the busy July 4th weekend. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised how nice this campground was. While small with only 30 sites, there where 3 long term trailer along the edge. Beside those units, we had the entire park. This on a holiday weekend! This park suffers from lack of advertising or a website. All sites are on grass but the ground is hard and we didn't have any issues, even after a rain. Water and Sewer and 30 amp at all sites. Large rig friendly and several pull-through sites. This campground doesn't offer anything fancy, no Wi-Fi, no cable, no shower, but it does have a restroom with toilets only. If you want to camp near Lake Newton, or want to camp in a quiet location, this is the place for you. We have never had a nicer campsite for the price. (While the address is in Newton, IL it's actually closer to Bogota, IL.)
This park is a hidden gem. It's run by the Vigo County Park department, so it's run like a park and not a campground. It has 53 sites for RVs and almost all of them are on the lake; you can fish from your campsite. All sites are in trees and shade. Many sites would be difficult in a large motor home, but we had no issues. Park does not take credit cards at this time, we had to find a ATM to pay with cash. The park is locked after 10 PM; they close the gate. They do have someone at the gatehouse if you have a emergency or will returning late. The park is quiet and a great place to relax. The only noise issue is the occasional train, which is about 3/4 of a mile away. The park also has a Pioneer Village, with a working mill and many log homes and buildings and a covered bridge. They are only open to the public on the 3rd weekend of the month. Restrooms are newer and modern and clean. We plan on returning in the future.
This camp ground had turned into a weekend get away, many permanent trailers, with all sorts of trashy add ons. They are working to clean it up. Lots of fun activities for the kids, Inflatable playground, pool, homemade ice cream, shaved ice, hayrides (no hay just a wagon with seats). Pet friendly. Fishing in a lake and river. And new this year 'Archery Tag', think paintball but with bow and foamy arrows. Lots of weekend events for families. Wi-Fi worked very well at our location. Road to campground is very bumpy. Lots of families and kids on the weekend.
This campground is currently in transition, it has a new owner and they are slowing cleaning it up. This CG was allowed to become run down for years, new owners are trying. This CG is huge with 400 sites and almost of them have old trailers with porches and structures build around them. Many sites are 'for sale' as the new owners are forcing them out. The weekend camping sites are in a nice shaded area close to the bathroom. Water is from a well and has a slight sulfur smell, the hardest water I have ever used, even with a water filter. Lots of golf carts, lots of weekend party type crowd, and even a few beer bottles laying around. The bathroom has a sign to remind people to remove beer bottle from the bathrooms. Has a large swimming pool, several games of Bingo on the weekends, and playground for the kids. Has several lakes with reports of good fishing, catch and release. It's far from Paradise, and was a running joke with our group. If the owners clean up a few more run down trailers, warn you about the drinking water, it might return to being a Paradise.
Very nice park, sites were small, but big enough for our trailer. Weekend spots are grass, didn't see any pads except for the long term campers. Rest room are in serious need of an overhaul, they where old, dirty, and others told us they had limited hot water. A very family friendly park, lots of kids and pets. Prices in the camp store where reasonable and they had a nice selection.
Great park, close to downtown. Everything was clean and the staff was friendly and helpful. We would have zero issues with returning. Didn't use the pool or WiFi. Complaints: train track is right across the street from the campground, if you get one of the unlucky spots next to the road you enjoy the noise and the ground shaking. Sites are a little small but normal for a busy vacation location.