On a positive note the lake is beautiful and the playgrounds are nice. However camp host did not keep dog on leash and it came barking and growling at my 3 year old. We had to pack up and move campsites because the 2nd day 4 families showed up and set up 5 tents in the same campsite beside us. There was no peace. The bath houses are old and need updated badly. The girl at the front gate was very courteous and the DNR officer that gave us a trail map was great, and very helpful. Probably will not return as there are too many other state parks in Indiana that are much nicer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our first stay here and will definitely return. Very large sites, most if not all of the sites are level with some shade. Lots of water faucets around the campground for fresh water. Several nice trails on the property, large lake w/ boat rentals, playgrounds and on-site naturist providing fun activities for the kids. There is also a raptor rehabilitation center on-site that is open to the public. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
For the most part, the campground is dated with the majority of the campers being annuals. Do honor military and Passport America discounts but only if you call prior to arrival. The owners do escort you to site and access roads are easy to navigate. Most lots are pull-through, somewhat level requiring a 2" blocks to level, with easy access to W/E/S. The lake is unkempt with a lot of algae floating on top of it. Plenty of tent camping available. Children enjoyed the basic playground which is adjacent to the single volleyball court and two horseshoe pits. The visits with Yogi are short and seem to be more of a requirement for the family staff instead of something they enjoy. Game room is dated. Pool is very basic. Put-put golf has a $3 charge. Most available lots do not have tree cover. Overall it is not a bad campground but would not return unless with a RV club. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Rate is for Passport America. We were passing through the area and this was a convenient campground for one night stay. Five miles from I-65. Sites are gravel, clean and mostly level. Office staff was friendly. Camp store was small with very few items. We would camp here again for an overnight stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Forgot to tell them we had Passport America,($22), so rate was $40. Stayed 2 nights. People, this is the only decent park between Louisville and Indy, particularly if you are big! If over 34' the one in Columbus is TIGHT. Here the water, sewer, and electric are all fine. Gravel pads and roads in good repair and easy to maneuver. Nice helpful managers. Small bar downtown on square with great food (and a family room); it has been there for ever. Try the pork tenderloin sandwich, an Indiana tradition. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate shown is Passport America. We only stopped over for the night but what we saw was very nice. Nicely maintained park, big rig friendly. Roads and sites are gravel and our site was level. Pull thru was long enough to keep our truck and 40 foot fifth wheel connected. Sewer, water and electrical connections were on the side in the middle. Trees are around but we were able to use our satellite dish. Was not able to get a Wi-Fi signal and did not follow up with the office to see if there was an issue with the system. Staff was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park clean and kept up - Yes. Big Rig friendly - No. Overall park is nice for the people that come here often. If you don't belong to PA the price is ridiculous; 37 bucks a night, 30 amp for a couple nights? Sites are not level. Lots of seasonal people. It is really a local place. Sewer and electric are WAY at the back, bring your extensions. I think the owners are happy with what they have, but for us way over rated. If you have kids, go for it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Loved this campground. We do not have kids and were traveling home. Chose this campground based on reviews. They were having trick or treat this night and it was so much fun watching all the kids and decorations! The only problem I have with the park is that the sites are close together. If you have slides you barely have room to sit outside. Would stay here again when passing through. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground, very quiet during the week. Only drawback I see is you need about 20' of sewer hose since the hookups are at the rear of the pull through sites, especially if towing a vehicle. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stopped here for a one night stay on our way back to Chicago. We selected this Jellystone campground because we were traveling with young children and wanted a kid oriented campground where they could unwind, play, and swim. To our surprise the majority of the park was seasonal sites with an older clientele. The pool and game room were closed at 7:00 pm leaving very little for the kids to do after dinner. The pool did not re-open until 11:00 am and check-out was at noon leaving little time to swim before departing. There was a $3 per person charge for mini-golf which seemed excessive considering the condition of the course. Because we got there on a Sunday afternoon and left Monday the kids never even saw Yogi and there were no activities. If it were not for the Passport America discount this would have been very overpriced. Bathrooms and campground were very clean and it did have a nice playground. Not your typical Jellystone campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stopped through while driving south on I-65. Stayed one night. Campground was neat and family friendly. Rate is a little high but not surprising being a Jellystone. Had no problems with our site. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was an overnight stay for us and it is the only reason for us to stay here. This is a P.A. rate. The regular price would be extremely over priced. It is a clean park with large common areas to walk the dog. The utilities are good and it is satellite friendly. The so called lake is a large pond which is being overtaken by vegetation. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is 5 miles off I-65 but a straight wide road to the park and worth the trip. Clean, beautiful park with lots of family activities. Large sites and convenient hookups. We have stayed here several times. It is a little pricy or we would rate it even higher. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Yogi and Boo-boo keep a clean and organized campground here. Many pull throughs. Gravel pads, but not a lot of shade. Wi-Fi cost $1 extra. Ash trays in restrooms were a disappointment to see. Nice pool area. Used PA rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is located about 4 miles from I-65. The staff was very friendly and lead us to our site which was an uneven mixture of dirt and gravel. There are many extended stays but the park was very quiet. It was a typical Jelly Stone Park. The road around the park runs along the lake. Our rate was a PA rate. This park is good for a stop over or short stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second stay at the campground, and it was just as good as the first time in 2008. Our daughter still loves the little playground with the Little Tikes equipment and the pool. We stayed over the 4th of July weekend, so the price was higher than normal, but they had a great fireworks show on the 3rd, and a DJ with good music on the 4th. The only complaints I have are that the showers are really small and the camp store is more of a souvenir shop than anything. They don't sell shampoo, soap, milk, or any necessities like that, and you have to drive into town to pick up stuff like that if you need to. Also, they have wireless internet access now (didn't have it 2 years ago), but you have to pay $3.00 a day for it. Not a huge deal, but I think it should be complimentary for the price that you pay to stay here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here during the week and found it to be very quiet, clean and had a lovely stay. Our rig is 40, the pull though was level and gave us a nice view of the lake and a clear view of the southern sky. We would certainly stay here again. Near to I-65 without being too close, so there was no traffic noise and very easy to find. There were no children there (it was Monday), but many of the rigs were decorated with Halloween items, so I imagine this park would be very child friendly as well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We just got back from a 3 night stay and we love this campground. It is very clean and well kept. They have a separate playground for children 4 and under w/ all the little tike's plastic play equipment, and that was nice for our 16 month old daughter. They also have various activities for the children and they did water wars with the kids while we stayed there. We were in site #10 which is one of their deluxe sites with patio furniture and a gas grill. Everyone was so friendly and we will definitely return. They also have mini golf, paddle boats, and hay rides. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Reasonable campsite. However, our site was just 30 feet from the main road, SR 36, and we heard tractor-trailers passing right by us all night long. Not conducive to a good night's sleep. Sites further back in the park are probably tolerable. No wi-fi; the teenage son of the owners said something vague about an Ethernet connection in the laundry room, but I didn't see anything that looked like a jack there. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our first camping experience. This is a great place for family camping. We had out kids and grandkids visit us and everyone had a good time. Staff very nice. Park overall very clean. I would pass on the cabins. No water. In Michigan the lake would be called a swamp. Did not catch or see anyone catch a fish. Staff provided lots of simple activities for kids. It rained most of the time but still enjoyed the stay. They have a 10% discount for FMCA and I think the Passport American rate was $18.00. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We try and stay here at least once every year. Staff was very helpful, even loaned me a 30 amp extension card for my stay. Sites are level, and well kept up. Rest rooms and showers were very clean. The pool is nice in the summer, and the lake is very large with alot of fish. No fishing license is required. Alot of activities for the kids every weekend. A very clean park, will return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.