We went here just to go to Indiana Beach; nice campground but think that given time could be improved on. The whole resort area was bought by Morgan RV Resorts and as usual things seem to go downhill. We did get a good deal on camping as they offered buy 2 nights get one free and also buy one park admission get one free to campers so that was a plus. Not much shade in the front section but looks like new trees were planted so in years will be better. Grounds well kept, could use more sewer sites. Pool was a good size and very clean. Would return if in the area and improvements made in the amusement park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camped here on Passport America rate. On arrival we were informed that the park had a water contamination problem (since June) therefore we did not connect to the water. The smell was terrible and the pool was brown so we could not swim. We booked a FHU pull-though site. The site was gravel, not even, and the hook-ups are placed in such a location that we had to unhook anyway! The sites are close and the Wi-Fi was terrible. The staff were not very friendly. Would not recommend nor stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Exceptionally clean RV park — they even sweep the sidewalks & cobwebs around the bath houses every day. The restrooms were spotless and the laundries were roomy with 4 washer/dryer units each. Very close to Indiana Beach Amusement/Waterpark, and they also offer a shuttle service. The lower sites are very good size and the grass is just beautiful in your site, however, many of the upper sites (farther away from office) are smaller and flood when it rains. The outsourced Wi-Fi service did not work most of the week we were there, but I understood this to be a phone company issue and not the fault of the park staff. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground but limited activities...most likely due to the amusement park being nearby, maybe they figured people wouldn't come to anything. We did really enjoy their pool, which was a bit chilly for being "heated" but that could be due to a cool down that came. They had tons of tents on the trailer sites but those folks were very nice even though they played loud music well into the night. I didn't hear a thing with my travel trailer's overhead fan on. The tram to the amusement park took forever but my kids and guests loved Halloween week. Kudos to that one site with the awesome haunted house!!! Bathrooms and laundry rooms were very clean even after a busy weekend. The store was great, though it would be a nice touch for them to deliver the firewood. Not sure why we couldn't get through the gate to the NASCAR resort and their water park area where I thought I read that it was all part of the same fees. It was fine for us because it was a chilly weekend anyway. Loved the in/out privileges so that we could make a Walmart run for food seeing that we ran out after camping for a full week. We will surely camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Price was kind of high for what was provided. We had a ‘Red Carpet’ full hookup site. It’s a good destination campground for Indiana Beach. Place is well laid out – rows with diagonal pull throughs, not huge but not on top of each other. Cabins on the ends. Staff attitude was ‘indifferent’ they didn’t seem to take much interest in anything outside of checking you in – internet instructions were not provided until I asked and then I was given a couple of ID/passwords since the clerk didn’t know which one was working. Never did get the Wi-Fi to work. There are two shower houses with plenty of room, plus a laundry. The showers have a button that you have to push to get the water to come out – it runs for about 30 seconds, no adjustment to temperature. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This campground is called Ideal Beach Campground now and is owned by Morgan RV Resorts in New York. And that's the problem now with this campground. You have to call a number in NY to book the sites and pay the entire amount's stay up front instead of paying a one night's deposit. So, when we arrived we didn't get the site we booked and paid for but had to take it anyway since it was already paid for and everything else was booked up. Also, there is no more security anymore to patrol the area so there was loud music at night; campers coming in at 2 a.m.; dogs being left unattended outside while the owners were gone, etc. Wi-Fi did not work the entire time although we were told it would get fixed. There are more tenters in huge groups on the RV sites than campers (a pet peeve of ours). Since tenters basically live outside, you hear and see everything they do. (hence the loud music comment I alluded to earlier) If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing RV experience this campground is not for you. The sites are wide and relatively level, however, and the showers are large. The only drawback to the showers is that they have a button that you have to push in order to get the water to come out that goes off after about 20 seconds. That's great for water conservation but you can't adjust the temp. and the water is extremely HOT. Again, since the management can't do much about anything since the owners are in New York you might as well save your breath. The pool is large and clean and the grass was mowed. We will probably stay here again since it's close to Indiana Beach- just wish Morgan RV Resorts would listen to old management. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Call before you plan to come here. This year the campground a full month before their website calendar closing date. ARG! Late in the evening and counting on the campground to be open, so we spent over an hour to find another open campground. Not happy. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Revisited park and were met by a knowledgeable and friendly staff. She gave us our choice of four sites she felt would meet our needs. Any of the four sites would have been fine. This is the first private RV park I have been in that had more tents than RVs. Park was very clean. Pool was hotel quality and the WiFi worked great. Most trees are well trimmed, which makes the park big rig friendly. Roads are paved and sites are a rather narrow gravel pad. Once in site it does accommodate any size RV with any number of slides. The utilities were modern and well placed. We will return to this park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pros: Park was clean; well kept; good bath house (based on a walk-through only, we used our own facilities); sites of a reasonable size (we were on an end site, with our awning facing away from our neighbor); no extra charge for tram to Indiana Beach amusement park; large pool; reasonably well stocked store; OK game room; friendly staff; Yogi, Cindy and Boo Boo made a couple of appearances if your children are of an age that the characters would be appreciated. Cons: The “heated” pool is subject to interpretation (it was a bit cool for our tastes), but that opinion was not shared by all; the pool was well used on Friday and Saturday; pool area could use more lounge chairs; in order not to cut through other campers sites, it’s a long walk around the perimeter of the park to get to the store / pool area (DW says they need a dedicated path through the center of the park); the maple trees at the back of the park are suffering from some kind of fungus that is spotting all the leaves; the sites in front don’t have any trees of an appreciable size; the arms on the gates at the entrance are gone. About 1/3 of the park participated in the Halloween weekend festivities complete with site decorations and Trick or Treating. Whether is was because of the Halloween theme, or for some other reason, approximately half the sites in the park (including half of the FHU sites) were being camped on in tents: nothing against tenters but it seems to be a louder style of camping if this weekend was any indication. (DW says it's because tents are strictly for sleeping and everything else is done outdoors). We’re used to a quieter style of camping (RVing?). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park was very clean, and the people were very nice and helpful. They offer a free shuttle to the amusement park which was okay. Some of the people around there were on the shady side, mostly on the weekends. The pool was clean, warm and big. The store had almost everything you could need. The only bad thing for us is when we had to leave. We would come here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here in a deluxe cabin. The prices are very steep but the campground is very clean. This is by far the best place to camp if you are visiting Indiana Beach Resort. They have an arcade and swimming pool. Access to a nice beach area and water slides at Indiana Beach. They provide a free shuttle if you do not want to drive and pay parking, but the walk is about 2 blocks from the cabins. Walking to Indiana Beach is about 4 blocks. We camped here in a Campground Cabin.
This is not a bad campground but it costs. The sites are all in the sun which makes it very hot! There is a arcade but it costs and if you have kids you know just how much it can be! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Visited park in 40' coach. Park is big rig friendly. No obstructions for those that want satellite. Pool is super. All sites are gravel pull throughs and level. Roads are gravel. Each site is plenty wide for any number of slides and has a grass area and table. Park was very clean as was the laundry and restrooms. Park is in proximity to a "Coney Island" type amusement park. Camping included a free shuttle and admittance to park. Food and rides were extra. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Visited park in 40' motorhome. Big rig friendly other than a few trees that needed
trimming. Sites go from totally in trees to totally in the open. Sites are gravel. Main roads are paved, others are gravel. Dust not a problem. Great
campground with lots of activities. Had a ferry system to town and a tram to take one around area. Beach for swimming, minature golf, batting
cages,go-carts, water park, amusement park game room and restaurants in immediate area. Nice camp store. This is one of the nicest campgrounds we have
stayed. All campers were welcome-tents to motorhomes-seasonal to overnighters. Lots of people having a good time. Very quiet at night. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 8 / 10 ]
The campgrounds were immaculately clean and the sites were nice and large. Only problems, the pool was over-crowded, absolutely no shade and not a whole lot to do. But, over-all the campgrounds were nice and there were activities all through the day for the kids. We camped here in a camper.
This park has a mix of seasonal campers and weekend campers. The campgrounds website makes it look like a nice place to camp but its not. The website says that they have a private lake in the park but it is really just a big hole that the rain water drains into. However, they do have fish in it. I saw some fish floating in it. The campground store has strange hours. The laundry room is closed at night and they do have a game room but it only has three games! The ground is like quicksand; I saw a lot of people getting stuck. I was there in July and still saw leaves on the ground. The campground managers are never anywhere to be found and when I did find the manager,Tom he was drunk. I talked to one of the seasonals and they said that they were going to leave because the park was just going down hill. I would not recommend staying there and I would not stay there again even if it was free. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park was purchased by a corporation recently. Lots of changes, lots of upgrades. However, the price has gone way up. I think they charge too much for what you get. Almost $50 a night for a parking spot? They do have good hookup's, plus cable TV. Some sites are close together, but this is a very large park, over 1000 sites. The bus/ferry to Indian Beach is nice, but it's not a far walk either. Lots for kids to do: mini golf, batting cages, arcade, nice swim 'castle' thing. Overall it's a really fun place to stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park is huge with many seasonal campers. The grounds need maintenance help. The employees were disinterested. I remember the amusement park being nice, but it is in disrepair and needs work. The camp store is nice, but needs more items for sale. This place was great and could be again, but it needs some TLC and involved management to get improvements moving. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
The only bad things I can say about this park is that the restrooms are in desperate need of updating. The garbage dumpsters were overflowing on Thursday when we checked in, and I had to take a cold shower on Saturday morning due to the exponential influx of people. Other than that, it was clean, and I was shocked that with as many people that were there, we didn't really hear them; they were very quiet after hours. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our site was tight. Could reach our neighbor from our window. Need to let campers know not to leave the garbage for a pick-up. It is not available, and there were all kinds of bags laying around at sites. Nice to have the tram and boat available to go to Indiana Beach at no charge. Cable TV there, but better bring a splitter as you share the one cable line with your neighbor, and no air TV there. Lots to do at Indiana Beach...will probably go again for something to do. We camped here in a Motorhome.
No swimming pool! Part of the amusement park, therefore everything cost. For 1030 campsites the campground was not of resort quality. The campground was similar to a rural 30 site campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The people working at the campground were very nice and helpful. The campground is well maintained and very neat and clean. The only draw back I seen was your door faces the door of the camper in the next site. If you don't know the people in the next site it can be uncomfortable. We had very nice neighbors. They had a tram that ran through the campground on a regular bases to take you to the amusement park, which was great, we never drove the whole time there. We stayed late at the amusement park for the fire works as did many other people but the tram ran until everyone was back at the campground. The kids had a great time. They have a water park in the campground that cost $6.00 a day, it looks like fun but it rained the last day we were there so we didn't get to use it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our site was narrow enough that we had to position the slideout carefully between a tree and the service post. Many of the sites are set up so that you are arranged door-side to door-side, resulting in a lack of privacy. It took two days to get rid of a bad barking dogs situation The shuttle service to the waterpark worked out very well. This is a good place to go if you have kids. Prepare to bring extra money as in-the-park activities are not included in your site fee. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites were so close together that we would not even consider doing a fire, fearing that we may burn our neighbors car! Some of the sites are set up to face one another, very awkward unless you know the other camper. Lots of tent campers around our site that partied into the night and played loud music. As for the campground facilities I found the sites to be pretty well maintained. The store, water play area, mini golf is nice but expensive. The tram from the campgrounds to the amusement park is handy, but is pretty much a necessity because there is limited parking near the amusement park. My kids did enjoy the rides at the park...but my honest opinion overall is that this area seems to attract a lower class then I prefer to spend time with. Like a carnival would, and so we don't plan to return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here passing through for two nights. The camp site was clean and large. The downside is that your door faces the door of the person camping next to you so you sit and look at each other a lot. There is no pool at the campground and you have to pay extra to use the beach across the road. The campground is very large and on a busy weekend very loud. They do have lots of security walking around though. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Sites are too close together. Not much room for anything. Shuttle is nice to the park. Sprinkler park is nice at the campground. The amusement park needs major updating. Doubt we will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We decided to camp here over Memorial Day weekend 2007 and we will never return. We knew that with over 1000 sites there would be some noise, however, we never expected the volume to reach the degree that it did. We were unable to fall asleep until 3am on Friday night due to the loud radios and people partying in the area. We contacted security both Friday and Saturday night, with one person finally being arrested well after midnight by the sheriff dept. The showers are clean, but they are the push-type that turn off the second you release your hand. The one pro to the weekend was the free tram that takes you over to the boardwalk for a few hours of entertainment. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
One of my favorite places to camp. Shuttle bus takes you right over to the boardwalk for the kids to play. Can be a bit noisy for some on holiday weekends, but still a fun place camp!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We had a great time here. The park is well maintained and kept very tidy. The restrooms are beginning to show age but they are still cleaned several times a day and even though there was some rain during our visit the staff made efforts to keep the floors moped. The showers are the push button style that only give you limited time before you have to push the button again for preset warm water so that is a bit of a nuisance. There are laundry facilities at the bath houses and for $1.25 you can wash and dry a load of laundry. Security is visible on golf carts throughout the park and they are friendly but not intrusive. The campground runs a ferry and tram to the amusement park every half hour. Make sure you carry your campground pass with you or they will not let you ride. We camped during mid-week and left on Saturday morning. The park became increasingly more crowed (packed) on Friday and we were glad we were leaving on Saturday. Security told my husband they were having 380+ check-ins on Friday! Our children enjoyed the game room and we also played on the mini golf course which was expensive ($6.00) but well maintained and challenging. We felt very safe here and also had no worries about allowing our teenage daughters and friends go to the amusement park alone. We will definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Camped here under Resort of Distinction (ROD) membership. Internet is good - cost is $2 for 24 hrs. Sites could use rock on sites and main roads - caused a lot of dust. We were there in Sept and it was off season. Personnel were friendly. Would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spent 1 night while traveling under WHR. Asked for FHU 50amp in open area for rooftop TV dish, worked well. Sprint cell & hotspot worked good. Did not see the rest of the park, worked OK for a night. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Read other reviews and agree with most. As far as the facilities. The bathrooms were dirty and need an update. The lake is nice but you have to be a westerns horizons member or the manager treats you like a second class citizen. He sends you up to the upper tier of camping where I call it the mosquito and tick forest. The whole campgrounds needs a face lift. The clubhouse shows it's age! The game room looks like a bad boy's toy chest!! Broken stuff and outdated. We went there and like I said were treated horribly. I tried to talk to the people about a transfer of my membership. See I moved from the west coast to the mid west. I had a membership out there and this campground was in that network. I paid a huge fee for this membership. Nothing they will do but take more money. I told them I will pay the dues every year but no they wanted the huge initial fee again. And since I didn't pay I was just an average "Joe". Corporate person said it is up to the campground and they can simply transfer you in. For the money they charge the facilities were rough and outdated. Many things to do in the area but as far as the campground forget it. The manager had a huge chip on his shoulder and said "Sorry you will have to stay up on those sites" Not down on the lake because you are not a Western Horizons member!!! Down by the lake they park you so close together you can reach out your window and shake hands with the person next door! But it has a "Lake View" Needless to say we left and NEVER to return again. Like I seen before the best thing about this campground was seeing it in the rear view mirror! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The River front sites are mostly 30amp and seems to be for the Western Horizon members. We are ROD and were assigned to the upper level: a very open, big field with grass grown through the road network. We can hardly see the road. It's in the same area where the work campers live. Not all that impressive for a membership RV Resort: we expected more, after making that commitment and putting down big bucks for membership attention. The Cafe Rest was in need of repair, so the deck seating area was closed. In fact, the entire resort needs some attention. We would not return to this park or area. It is very limited, unless you like to take a boat ride or fish. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a nice campground if you don't take into account the restrooms which were filthy. My husband and I looked at the respective rest rooms and just walked out. We've seen restrooms in back woods gas stations that were cleaner. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a joke. Manager came off as being rude, but I chalk this up to her lack of communication skills. Whoever wrote prior reviews must not have been to many parks. There are lots of maintenance issues here. Road conditions are bad. Was not allowed to move to a better site when it became available. Lower section by the lake is for Western Horizon members only. There were 18 sites not being used down by the lake, but we were told we could not move. Upper section is a very primitive grassy field with limited cell phone access and no cable. Sites are not maintained in any way. Fee for wi-fi and 50 amp service. Spa and fitness room was a disaster. Cobwebs everywhere. The one positive item was the lakefront cafe or snack bar with reasonable prices staffed by work campers. Came in as a ROD (Resorts of Distinction) member but was treated as a second class member. Other ROD parks seem to welcome ROD members. We will never stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the nicer Western Horizon parks. Staff is friendly and the park is clean. Disappointed that the restaurant wasn't open. The park was almost empty except on weekends. I assume that's because of the economy. Very close to Monticello which has excellent food and shopping. Small laundrymat but three very good ones in town. I paid $0 as a WH Platnum member. Verizon signal was weak, but did use the phone a few times. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed as WH members, so paid only for electricity. The spaces at the lake have cable tv and some have 50 amps. The spaces on the hill do not have cable, but most have 50 amps. It is a nice park, that would have been nicer for us if Verizon phones had service. The people running the resort were very nice and very helpful. We would stay again if in the vicinity again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here as Western Horizons members so paid for electricity only. The park is well-kept. There is a beach area on Lake Freeman. There are many activities in which to participate, including water aerobics, crafts, children's activities, and more. The Beach House Cafe has breakfast and lunch menus with dinner selections on the weekend. There are two areas of the park, one adjacent to the lake and the other up a hill in a forested area. This was our second stay. Church services are held in the clubhouse. We camped here in a Motorhome.