Two outdoor pools. One zero entry for the kids, and another rectangular pool for kids and adults. Also have a small indoor pool for the rainy days. Nice clubhouse, game room and jumping pillow. The kids love the planned activities. Labor Day weekend, they had a DJ, activity tent, and plenty of action. The only drawback for me was the campground is all gravel. Other than that, the sites were spacious and clean. The wooded sites are mainly reserved for the seasonal campers. Would go back if the opportunity presents it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our rate included a 10% military auxiliary discount. The park was very clean with great facilities. As another review I read said, it had probably the cleanest bathrooms and showers I have seen at a campground. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We loved how clean and well kept this campground was. We stayed for two nights while visiting a friend. They offered great kids activities: pool, mini golf, crafts, etc. The bathrooms were very clean though a negative was the timed shower that operated like a bathroom sink where you push the button to get an allotted amount of water. Button was tough to push and only offered a minute or two of water--no temperature control either. The biggest issue we had with this campground was the total lack of shade; kind of like camping in a parking lot. During the July heat wave, this was very unpleasant and we felt like we couldn't possibly just hang out and enjoy our campsite. It was however a really lovely place and in the right weather or with a great awning on your RV it would be fine. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Second trip to this park. Very nice facility. Pool, "Ranger Station", sites, all meticulously maintained. Wi-Fi service is very good. The left side of the park is overnight, to the right are seasonals, but the park maintains strict control and there are NO "permanent campers". A security code is required to enter after hours. The park is minutes from the Lake Monroe launch, 20 minutes from Bloomington. We were in town for a softball tournament at Winslow & Twin Lakes parks, both of which were easily accessible from the campground. This is our #1 private park to visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We liked this campground. It is now a Jellystone and a bit expensive. The sites are level with decent spacing and grass between the sites. There weren't a lot of people here during our stay so we had no one around us. We walked the park and all the sites looked nice and there are some nice tent sites also. The only negative was at our site the sewer was above the site which made for some "milking" upon dumping. We would stay there again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great family campground!! Tons of activities for the kids, the Jumping Pillow and 3 pools were a big hit with our kids. Nice pull through sites that are level. The only drawback was lack of shade and they closed the outdoor pool at 8pm and the indoor pool at 6pm. During the summer months it would be nice for these to be open longer. They don't have a lifeguard so really don't know the reason for closing them up early. We will be going back! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Never received confirmation of reservation via email as promised. When we arrived the site we had reserved was no longer available. Sites are very crowded. No shade. Gravel pull through, I had to use a board to move gravel around to get level. My trailer is 25' and my door was centered to concrete pad, electric was to far away and had to barrow extension cord, same with sewer. Restrooms and showers nice. Outdoor Pools were empty. Indoor pool more like hot tub to hot to swim in and room over 90 degrees inside. Bring extra cord and sewer hose if staying in smaller travel trailer and lots of leveling blocks or a shovel. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
New owners: now taken over by Jellystone group. This campground is a work in progress and in a few years will be quite nice. Grass is not well established, and trees are new and small but nice. Office was disorganized and confused probably due to new management. Pools all closed and being redone. It is quiet, clean and friendly. The camp is close to Lake Monroe and 20 minutes from Bloomington. Sites are long and moderately level. Wi-Fi worked only half of the two weeks I was here. $40 was way too much for what I got and they charge $5 for each visitor. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
New CG with sites in an open field. 50 amp so we can use 2 AC if needed. Good paved roads, gravel sites some with concrete pad for picnic table. Stayed here under AOR, $9.63/night with tax. 12 miles south of Bloomington so not much around here unless you like the outdoors. 1/4 mile dirt track for race fans & an outdoor drive in movie 4 miles away. If you want some peace & quiet you'll like it, no street lights. Lots of well maintained RVs parked on sites with no one there, must be seasonal or weekenders. CG is well maintained, showers and bathrooms very clean. Sprint coverage is slow but works. Outdoor pool closed now, 9/18 but indoor pool looks very nice. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed here for four nights. Mini golf course is in need of a lot of work. Indoor pool a little small but nice. Sites are a little unlevel but nice size with cement pad for picnic table. Fire pits at each site. Would stay here again. Rate is because we are Coast to Coast members. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Newer park with no shade. Our sewer hookup was uphill from our site which doesn't work out too well. Grass was in bad need of mowing. Nice pool, miniature golf needs work. Close to lake Monroe. Good water pressure on sites. Not sure we would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground and facilities were very well maintained. The restrooms and showers were particularly impressive, especially considering the busy holiday weekend. Our 11 year old son really enjoyed himself. The indoor pool was open when we arrived, the outdoor pool opened the next day. They also had foosball, air hockey, pool tables, and other games in the office building, much of which was free. I noticed craft activities for the kids well, and Sunday night they did karaoke in the parking lot. Overall, a very pleasant weekend. We will definitely stay here again on our next trip to Bloomington. One additional note: Their rate is for 4 people, not 2, making this a much more 'family friendly' park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Narrow paved interior roads with sharp intersections requiring running in the grass for turns. Sites had thin layer of base stone without compaction to support leveling jacks. Site was sloped, leveling raised rear wheels off the surface. Sewer connection was to the extreme rear of the site. Sloping grass patio area with unusable table. WiFi was weak. Campground was designed for big rigs. Road work and gravel to level the sites would improve the rating. For $39, I expect better. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a member's only park, but you are allowed to camp here 3 times at a nightly rate to try it out. We did get a great deal, we just had to listen to a sales pitch which wasn't that bad. We camped here in early April so the indoor pool was well worth the trip for our kids. Play ground and mini-golf was okay, nothing spectacular. Campsites were level and gravel and spaced far enough from your neighbor. Staff was very helpful and friendly. We were the only people there at the time so it was extremely quiet. Their trails are fun and there is a couple of waterfalls to explore off the beaten path. This resort has much to offer if you are willing to pay the membership fees. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Newer park located about 10 miles south of Bloomington and near Monroe reservoir. Quite a few seasonal rentals in the park but all in all, it was a satisfactory park. Sites are long, somewhat uneven and have gravel surface. Only a few sites in the park have concrete pads with picnic table. Sites are spaced out so you don't feel too close to your neighbor. Even though the temperature was in the 90's, the outdoor pools had been closed for the season. Wifi did not work at our site. Please note that your credit card will be charged the full amount of your stay when the reservation is made, a practice which I don't like. In spite of the shortcomings, we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a newer park (2005), and is affiliated with Coast to Coast. Our visit was early in the season, so the outdoor pools were not yet open. There is an indoor pool maintained at 85F. Most of the sites are pull-through, and can accommodate big rigs. The laundry has only one washer and one dryer, and is open 24 hours a day. The streets are a little narrow for bigger rigs, as are the width of the graveled sites. The sites are spacious enough; however, the graveled part is narrow in width. Most rigs, when pulling in or out, will cut the corners of the site, and will run across the grass. This is a minor consideration, as overall, this park is well maintained and quite nice. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return to this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed at Cedar Ridge Camping Resort during October, a couple of weeks before Halloween. They had alot of activities planned: hayrides, trick-or-treating, pumpkin-carving contest. They also had a competition going for decorating your campsite. Very clean facilities; showers and bathrooms were in excellent condition. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The entire campground was well tended and pleasing to the eye. We would definitely return here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
New and very nice park. The staff very friendly and helpful. The park is paved although the sites are not but we had no trouble leveling at all. Some of the pull throughs are long enough to park a boat on also along with your rig and tow vehicle. they have a few rules but nothing unbearable. You cannot take in firewood so make a note. You also cannot leave with any. check out their website for more info. They have 2 pools and working on a 3rd one. The one with the slide is very shallow. Only good for very small children in my book. They have a free 9 hole mini golf course. Nothing spectacular, but nice amenity. The trees will bring nice shade in a few years; the campground was laid out nicely and very clean. Had several seasonals spread throughout the park; but all seemed newer and in excellent shape. We would return again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park staff was very friendly. For a park that is new and still improving, it was very nice. Small mini-golf course, playground for the kids, it is set up for families. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We full time in our Bus Conversion. We spend at least 2 weeks every spring here because of the quick access to Lake Monroe, Hoosier National Forest and several other state parks. WiFi is available at the campground and we found it strongest near the office. The pull throughs were very large and many of them were concrete. The bathroom was large and clean and we really enjoyed playing miniature golf and swimming in one of 3 pools. The staff was very friendly and helpful. I would strongly recommend this campground to anybody wanting to stay near Bloomington. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park opened in May of 2005 so not alot of mature trees yet. Very clean and quiet park, of course we were practically the only ones there at the time. Full hookups with individual heat tapes on each of the water outlets, really nice in January. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice commercial campground. Facilities were clean, but, the showers basically just dribbled water. Tried 3 different ones and all were the same. Sites were crowded together with a mix of gravel and cement. We were there for a rally. Would not stay there again because it's not our type of campground We camped here in a Motorhome.
Close to Bloomington and IU campus for a visit. Nice setting with good walking/hiking trails and plenty of open space, very clean and sites had choice of gravel or concrete pads with an upcharge for concrete. All facilities were spotless and although the campground is mainly set up for seasonal owners/renters they went out of the way to make us feel welcome at an Oktoberfest party in the pavilion one night. Only downside is price is a little high for this time of year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park for families with plenty of activities for all. On the Labor Day weekend the full timers had a golf cart parade and tossed candy to the children. Fun and a nice touch. We had a corner paved lot with plenty of room. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Main campground area is clean and family oriented. Wi-Fi only half worked. I couldn't connect to most of the towers in range, but ultimately found one that worked. No cable TV makes this pretty pricey at $46 a night ($43 plus $3 more for our 3rd child). Three pools include a kiddy pool outside, what I'll call an “everyone pool” outside, and a smaller indoor pool. There's a well stocked camp store, and small game room. There's a mini golf on site, but don't expect much. It's pretty rough, but the addition of the new bounce pillow made it all fun with the kids regardless. Campground seems to take reservations of any sized coach, but doesn't, and hasn't, put much thought into getting them into a site. We admittedly stayed here in a large 5th wheel, but it was extremely painful to negotiate the 8' wide narrow drives with a tree or a rock at every corner of the park: only 3' off the drives. We dragged going down the drives. Add to that newly planted trees on either side of the site drives, and it's really tough even for small trailers to get in and out. We arrived after hours, and couldn't get in our assigned site. We ended up moving to another spot in the park without permission, and we were never questioned about it while here. You could probably stay here for free without them knowing. Someone clearly hasn't thought much about getting into and out of this place with a truck and a trailer. There's a back lot area for tenting. We checked it out, and there are several dumping areas for misc junk and building materials. I have no idea what that is about, except a good home for critters. While the kids had a good time, we probably will not go back. It's simply too much money for what it is, and way way too tight even for small rigs. Move the trees back off the road Lake Monroe! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a stop-off point for us on our way home.The campground is very nice - mostly level, pull-through spots with fire rings and concrete pads. Spots are staggered so we got a nice view of the nearby forest. Trees at the front of the park are new, so there is not established shade, but in a few years that should improve. There are 3 swimming areas; a small, but nice indoor pool, zero-depth to 2 ft kiddie pool with mushroom fountain, and 4 foot outdoor pool. Pools are very well maintained. Free mini-golf is available. The park is well-kept and clean. We stayed here during the weekend, and the park was very quiet and had lots of spaces left. There is a nearby drive-in theater on Old Route 37 that would warrant a visit if we had stayed longer. Staff was not overly friendly/helpful, but were not rude. When we arrived we were handed a map and left to our own devices to find our spot. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a nice campground with clean amenities. That's where the positive feedback ends. Our stay was exorbitantly priced. They pull a bait and switch tactic when reserving sites. It is the only campground I have ever stayed the reserved rate only pays for the first 2 guests. I reserved my site online and disclosed the number of occupants(4). They charged me the fairly high nightly rate of $42. Then when we arrived on Labor Day weekend, they charged me an extra $10 per day each for my 14 and 16 year old children. With no where else to stay, we were stuck at the $62 per night rate. Then, the newly prepared sites we were given were dirt only, no grass, no gravel, no pavement. When it rained on the second day our $62 site became a mud pit. We will never go back to Lake Monroe Village again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 8 / 10 ]
This park is clean & decent, with a lot of long term campers. It seems to appeal to locals a lot - which may help explain their relatively high camping fee and extremely high fee ($10/person) for visitors. Our site was concrete with patio and was quite level; sewer connection was above ground so we had to be hands-on when dumping. Sites can be a bit tight. There is a nice pool on the grounds, and small store, plus a boat launch on Lake Monroe. Security is good; there is a gate at the entry for which they issue you an electronic card, and they monitor those coming & going. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a big park with lots of amenities and close to Lake Monroe. We were excited because it was a 5 Star rated park by Woodalls. Not even close. Restrooms were not maintained for at least 2 days at a time during our week stay and showers were only done about once a day. Not enough for such a big park. Wi-Fi was very spotty and this has been an ongoing problem there for years. Out in the country, about 12 miles from Bloomington. Staff is very friendly and helpful, just not as attentive to the restrooms as they should be. Were told no problems due to the floods but when we arrived, lake access was very limited. Would appreciate more honesty from the staff as it may not have caused us to change destinations but left a bad taste anyway. Not a bad park at all, just not what it is built up to be. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We liked this campground but we lucked out and had the nicest site in the place. The people were very nice and the facilities are first rate. There looked to be some tighter sites in a different area but we certainly had no issues. It is rather difficult to get to however, make sure to have a good map or GPS system. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice clean park, but over priced. For my grandson and friend to visit us for one hour it was $9/person. That's right $18! Couldn't get the wireless net to work. Good location and nice grass and some shade. Very helpful staff. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our camping arrangements fell through for Memorial Day Weekend and this place was the only site that had availability. This park appears to be a newer park and some areas are still under construction but overall quality was good. Our site (#8) was on rock but level and no additional leveling was required. More shade trees would have been nice. It is a mix of rental and seasonal sites. Seasonal site owners seemed to take pride in their area and were well kept. They can accommodate everything from a tent to a diesel pusher bus conversion. Campground was orderly and quiet considering it was Memorial Day weekend. Pool and playground area was well kept and very refreshing. Unfortunately it was a self enforced rules area. Signs clearly state what the pool rules are but it was up to parents to enforce the rules with their kids, which did not always happen. This did not adversely distract from our experience at the campground though. Going out the back of the primitive area is a road to the lake, sort of. The road goes down near the lake but not to the lake. You stop short of the lake and have to walk down to the lake. The parking area can accommodate about 3 vehicles. The last stretch of the road has a significant grade to it, I had to lock my Grand Cherokee into 4WD to get back up the road. Overall we had a great experience at the campground. With time, the trees will mature and provide additional shade. If I lived in the area, I would consider getting a seasonal site and go as often as I could. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 4 / 10 ]
We were very disappointed that most of the sites are grass and not very level. We didn't find the owners to be very friendly, and they charge 9.00 per person if you want to have visitors while camped there. Also, the water pressure seemed very low, and the electric flickered several times a day. This seems to be an older park that is in need of updating in several areas. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This is a clean quiet family campground with some seasonals. The location is close to Lake Monroe just 2 miles from the beach and boat launch. I would definitely return to this park. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice state park. Staff seems decent. Some sites wooded and some out in the open. You have your pick. No water at sites, but a few spigots here and there. Probably ought to be a few more so they aren't quite so far apart. Most roads were good; however, I was a little surprised with the main road running through the campground. There were a few craters that need to be addressed pretty bad. Bathrooms and showers were clean, but dated. Probably pretty active during the main season, but VERY quiet for our stay. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed at site 174. Site was fairly clean, appeared to have been recently mowed. Quiet during week, but a little noisy on weekend. Did not mind as folks did not get unruly. Had very nice neighbors. Got rained on a couple different days, but we're in a drought, so rain is good. Watched the Perseid meteor shower with several people and the park Naturalist. Enjoyed our stay and will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice area, nice wooded lots. Some lots have lake access. Was quiet through the week but got very loud on the weekend. Last weekend before school started. Will be going back soon. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Multiple restroom facilities in disrepair, meaning 1 of 2 stalls was not functioning. With the ratio of facilities to campsites it became a problem. Sites were gravel except for one loop, and the gravel was almost gone. Everyone parking in the grass, and wherever they wanted, which is not what we normally see in State Parks. There were mostly boaters, which made it less than desirable for those wanting to camp, as it meant late nights of noise from both boats and campers. The beach was adequate. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We absolutely love this campground and camp several times a year here. Some sites are somewhat small and Not level so you do need to do your homework before arriving. I suggest doing a drive through prior to camping season (if that is possible for you) as to pick sites that would be suitable to your needs. The shower houses are clean and located centrally throughout the park, nice playgrounds, beach and boat mooring at some sites. Very clean, large, shaded sites available but you definitely need to plan ahead. You can reserve six months in advance so most of the "great" sites get taken very fast. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Since we visit Bloomington often, we have found this campground both close enough for daily commute to town, and excellent for our camping needs. We have happy to camp there in both August of 2004 (three nights) and May 2009 (three nights). The campground, indeed, as well as the whole park, is well maintained, has playground for the kids, boat rental, and I believe excursion boat trips on the Huge Lake Monroe Reservoir. The staff is helpful and courteous and readily available both night and day!! Really a nice place. You will like it!! We camped here in a Tent.
Large state-run campground, built by Corps of Engineers, in hilly rural area on Lake Monroe. Nominal one-time entry fee to park is in addition to camping fees; entry fee varies depending on state residency. Most sites large & well-spaced; some with paved pads & concrete patios, others with gravel pads. All have fire rings. Extra picnic tables (more than one per site). Some sites in open, others partly shaded, others deep in woods. Many sites not level; best sites for bigger rigs are the paved back-ins. Some nice walk-in tent sites too. Some sites are accessible to water; boats can be pulled up onshore near the campsite. Campground directories say this park is not reservable but camp hosts told us all sites are reservable. Campground will be busy & crowded on weekends, as it's very popular. Bathhouses are typical Indiana state park basic, concrete floors etc., and are supplemented by pit toilets. Several camp hosts in residence, even off season. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.