We camped three days in Loop F and were pleased with the site. Clean and well lighted shower house. Friendly people, well stocked camp store with all the essentials. Wireless available at lodge area. Very good CG for families with children. The Sky Hike attraction and tram to the top of the mountain are worth the cost of the Adventure Pass.
We wanted a shaded site, so we reserved a lakefront site. It was shaded, but presented a new problem. We had to have the site next door and the site across from us move their tow vehicles so we could back our trailer into our site. They are close together. Once in, it was pleasant. The ladies checking us in, and the guards at the gate were friendly. If you are camping in the oceanfront sites, you have a new, well-lighted, air conditioned showerhouse/bathroom. If you are camping in the lakefront sites, you have an old, open showerhouse/bathroom that is loaded with dead bugs each morning. Otherwise, it was clean enough. Don't plan on staying out late. They close the gates at midnight. Overall it was a nice CG. We didn't use the pool and other amenities, so we cannot comment on those.
WOW! Believe the previous reviews - this place is wonderful. Very hospitable hosts, a breathtaking view, clean and quiet sites. We camped overnight on site #1 (sites 1-5 are premium sites) and wish this had been a destination instead of a stop-over. Pricey at $54, but found it to be worth it. Follow the website's driving directions in - easy access from the interstate. The driveway is gravel with a fair slope, but wouldn't find it a problem unless ice is a concern. Very child and pet-friendly. Wish we had more time to walk the trails and explore. Even though it is over 7 hours away from home, we are already planning a return trip for next year.
We camped in the upper campground to avoid the road noise from I-75. We had a large pull-through site and found it to be level and wide. A number of the lower campground sites looked quite narrow and not very level. The staff was helpful and friendly. One very nice feature was each shower house has four private and lockable showers. In our shower house, one was fine, but the other three provided only scalding hot water. This lasted our visit of five days. A neighboring shower house was fine. Bathrooms were clean. Very convenient to I-75.
We have camped at Cowan Lake on several occasions, so we knew what to expect. Large sites with plenty of tall, established trees provide good shading. Showers and restrooms are a bit dated, but have always been clean during our visits. Weekends during the summer they show a "family oriented" movie - a nice touch for those camping with children.
The nicest state park campground we have visited in six years. We stayed during the week, so crowds were not a problem. The grounds were spotless, we saw employees out cleaning and mowing often. The restrooms and showers were clean. The swimming pool is large and there were five lifeguards on duty at all times we were there. The majority of the sites are large and most were fairly level. Loops A & C have lots of established trees that give good shade. Loop B had younger trees and not as much shade. We enjoyed the hiking and mountain bike trails. Indiana seems to be a "Pay to Play" state as we had to pay a $7 vehicle entry fee (one time) and $2 per person pool entry (each day). When you consider the site fee, it is still very reasonable. For a family camping trip, this is a nice place.
We were very pleased with this CG. We stayed over a weekend and found it to be clean and well kept. The bathrooms are aged but were quite clean even though the park was almost full. This is a state resort park and has an excellent museum describing the battle at Blue Licks. There is a restaurant, though we didn't try it. The only complaint we had was there was no signage indicating the campground entrance when arriving from the north. It only displays the restaurant and museum.