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12 RV Parks near Bloomington, Indiana
Sep 2019 - $95.00
If you’re interested in listening to midnight drunks screaming expletives and loud heavy metal rock this is the place for you. If you want to camp with a family or kids, go somewhere else. We are stuck with no other options since we are traveling through and it’s Labor Day weekend. - DaveO_VB GDsponsor
Aug 2016 - $70.00
Hard to get to, through small residential areas. Very expensive. People were not very helpful.
Not recommended for an overnight stay. - HHitch
Oct 2015 - $60.00
Great campground! Lots of seasonal campers here with lots of pride in their lots and places. Great staff! Really large campground with lots of hiking nearby. Would definitely return! - tdslsmo
Oct 2017 - $35.00
Huge state park located on Monroe Lake about 10 miles SE of Bloomington. Interior roads are in need of repair and maneuvering can be tricky as cars, trucks and boats encroach into the campground roads from sites. This is a very popular boating/fishing area and the crowded campground reflects this. Price paid does not reflect the additional $9 entrance fee we paid at the gate.
Many sites were very close together but maybe it appeared that way due to all the vehicles parked in/around them. Our 30A, electric only site was level, nicely wooded and roomy with a paved pad, concrete patio, picnic table and fire ring. We did have some "lake views" through the trees. All sites are electric only but there is a dump station near the campground entrance/exit. We had no OTA TV and no Verizon service.
The bath/showerhouses were typical concrete block but were relatively clean (except for some spider webs in corners). There were also some pit toilets scattered about as well. There's a playground, marina with boat rentals and also a campstore that has groceries as well as camping/fishing items. - leaf peeper
Apr 2017 - $27.00
We stayed 3 night during the week. With over 200 camping spots I counted only 12 campers using the campground during our stay. We had a nice view of Lake Monroe. It was peaceful and quite at this time of year, but I'm sure that in a few months I want to be no where near this campground as it is very popular with families and boaters. Lake Monroe is a beautiful lake with marinas and swimming beaches, it offers great boating and fishing. They have a camp store on site but for real shopping Bloomington is about 10 miles away. As with most all Indiana State properties they charge an entrance fee on top of the camping fee. - Psi500
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Focusing on just the campground, and not the beautiful Monroe Lake property, this property just gets 'average', although it borders on poor. A prior review from years ago referenced bad roads and potholes inside the campground. Well, they're still there; the roads are terrible. This campground is old and tired, but it gets packed every weekend, because of the fact that it's adjacent to the lake. You'd think Indiana would spend some of the increased camping fees to fix the aging campgrounds.
Many sites have some sort of lake access or lake view, and others have only a short walk to a nice view or access. The 2-cars per site rule isn't enforced, and some people are camping in horse trailers and box trucks. Many of sites are not level, so trust the online booking when it indicates slope. Our site was listed as 'gentle' slope, but it sloped front to back AND left to right. It's also referred to as a 'gravel' site, but this site (nor any others) hasn't seen fresh gravel in years. Some RV sites looked like tent-only to me. Our AC was having a hard time keeping up after the campground filled up, due to an overloaded electric system. I'm guessing that the electrical system gets overloaded, as many of the RV sites are used by 20-amp tent campers with multiple crock pots, lights, etc. For $30 for electric-only sites, this campground isn't a great value, but daggone-it, we'll go back because we love the lake.
It is sort of fun to people-watch here, as it's sort of like going to the county fair. Things quieted down pretty nice after about 10pm, though, even on Saturday night, so even though it's a zoo during the day, you can still get some rest.
There is a marina on the property for boat rentals and various basics and sundries, and a little larger store at the park entrance that sells fishing gear and beer/wine/groceries. - fastalker64
Sep 2019 - $77.00
Our second time visiting in as many years. This is definitely not the place to go for rest and relaxation. It's a place to go for nonstop activities and amenities. The staff are very friendly and one of them even remembered us from two years ago. The restrooms were decent except for the last day where we found the men's room to be pretty dirty. The water park is the main attraction and lots of fun, however we noticed like a previous reviewer did that several of the water props were broken (I counted around six of them) so I'm beginning to wonder if they really intend on fixing them or just letting it go. It would be a shame if they didn't keep the water park in top shape. The sites are close together and the sewer connection is a little higher than it should be. Also, while the water pressure is excellent, it has a chlorine odor so bring a filter. The camp store / snack stand now allows you to charge items to your site so no need to bring cash. Overall, we had a great time and will probably visit again while the kids are still young. The rate was high due to Labor Day weekend. Normally the rate is about half that amount. - Fdwt994
Apr 2019 - $42.00
In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king. There aren't a lot of options in the Bloomington area for full hookup camping. This was our first time staying in this park and we checked in the first day of their season. As such, many of the amenities (pools, activities, etc) were quite limited (but the price was also lower than the 'in season' rate) especially during the week. Our site was level and had good electric service. The water lines were full of air the entirety of our stay and remained cloudy. I can't say for sure if this was the source, but I became quite ill (Giardiasis) as we were leaving the park for our next destination. The newer sites in the back offer better more room between sites and privacy from the rows of campsites near the front. The office staff was friendly and attentive. I'm assuming that once they are fully staffed for the Summer, the grounds will be better maintained. They have an infestation of dandelions and could put some effort into this area. Overall, not great, not bad....average. Like I said at the start of this review, there aren't a lot of options in the area so get ready to pay premium prices for average accommodations. - RVhappyHere
Aug 2017 - $66.00
Jam-packed resort type park with activities all weekend long. There was never an issue with the kids running out of things to do and the characters (Yogi, Boo-boo, Cindy) made several appearances. There was even a live band Saturday night! Camp store was nice with the essentials and plenty of souvenirs. Sites are typical private park arrangement; close together and no privacy. There are a few individual trees throughout the park but even the "wooded" sites don't have trees in between them or any real shaded sites. Make sure you have sewer hose ramps due to the sewer inlet on the ground being slightly uphill from your site. I was also taken aback by our neighboring site. Although they were pretty quiet (except Friday night, when they were outside talking past midnight), there was always four cars at the site and I counted 14 camp chairs. I thought there was a maximum occupancy per site? The bathrooms were clean but honestly the showers were not cleaned as aggressively as at a Yogi Bear park we stayed at last year. The staff was mostly friendly however a couple of the kids working the front desk seemed indifferent. None of these issues are what I would consider a big deal but you expect top-notch service when you pay $66 +tax a night. Overall we had a great time, but there is room for some improvement. Nonetheless we will be happy to return. - Fdwt994
Jul 2019 - $17.00
This park has very roomy sites and even though other campers are around, its design makes it where they are not right on top of you. We have really enjoyed out stay. Only planned on 2 nights but staying another night. The drive to Nashville is not bad. - terrilou
Sep 2018 - $8.00
This is a beautiful park nestled in the woods. Our site (204) was easy to get into with our 41' fifth wheel. I would give it a 10 except for two problems. The first and biggest was the site is very sloped left to right. Our curb-side tires are 8" off the ground! The other problem is that the table and patio are on the driver's side. It is very quiet and peaceful here. A lot of the sites only have electric. We had a hard time parking our truck off of the road. - winnie1
Jul 2018 - $27.00
Beautiful park in Hoosier National Forest. The sites are well separated by trees. Lots of shade. About half the sites have electric, a few with water. No sewers, but there is an easy access dump station that fits 2 RVs simultaneously. We have a 40' fifth wheel, and quite a few sites fit us in. Also, about half the campground is reservable, the other half is first come, first served. There is a nice beach, and a boat ramp for Lake Monroe in the park. Also 2 rustic cabins. Campground is kept very clean and hosts are great! - fun2travel
Oct 2019 - $30.00
Very nice, clean park. Campsites range from totally surrounded by trees to full sun/grass. There are three camp areas: Buffalo Ridge (mostly grass, very little trees, ie parking lot. Easy to maneuver with big rigs). Raccoon Ridge: wooded area mainly for smaller trailers. Taylor Ridge: heavily wooded. The park has a 5 mile long narrow, winding, wooded stretch from the entrance to the furthest campground (Taylor Ridge). There is a water fill station as you leave park office after registering. There are also "drinking fountains" throughout the park that have hose connections to fill your trailer. If you can get one next to your site it's a bonus! The turn-arounds at the end of each loop are tight (I was in a longbed w/40' fiver) so I recommend following the map closely to avoid the missed-turn hassle if you are a larger rig. Consider backing down your loop if you are a larger rig. The park is huge with several hundred campsites but it is very clean and quiet. Leaves changing this time of year is spectacular and the park is booked accordingly so reserve early! Local Fall break started 10/7 that helped fill the campground. Verizon was good. - starcraft35
Aug 2019 - $30.00
We have camped hear for many, many years. Beautiful, well kept state park in southern Indiana with lots of activities to entertain everyone. We always love coming here. Cell signal/data for Verizon was awesome, but I don't know about the other carriers. Bathrooms are well attended throughout the day. Campstore is fairly well stocked, but going into town gives many more options. Nashville, IN is loaded with cute stores and good food so if you are looking for a something different, then great place to spend a few hours. - Sarar
Aug 2019 - $30.00
All RV's and Vehicles towing Trailers MUST use the park's West Entrance off of SR 46 two miles west of Nashville Indiana. Nice scenic 5 mile drive from main entrance to camp area entrance. Site #307 was at the very back of the camping area. Listed as moderate, we had quite of bit of slope and were just about to the max on lowering the front of the 5th wheel. Bathhouse was clean and one of the better ones you will find at a state park. Our site had leaves covering the ground which helped. If not for the leaves it would have been bare ground/mud. They tried to spread some fine gravel but not near enough. Limbs NEED TO BE TRIMMED as it was touch and go to get in the site without damaging the roof or air conditioners (5th wheel 13'5" tall). We really liked the area as it had enough traffic to keep it interesting. We like to people watch! Our neighbors were friendly and helped us back in. You really feel like you back into the forest to camp which was very cool. 50 Amp service, 4 different dump stations, (we filled with water from home). This is an active camp area with a lot of sites. Gigantic pool, Inn is really nice, bike riding and trails are awesome. Camp store is crammed to the hilt with stuff, they need a bigger building for sure. Be sure to bring a blower to clear the leaves from your slide outs, etc. We will definitely be back, we had a great time. Staff at the entrance shacks were very friendly and helpful. - Coltsfan3378
Jun 2019 - $30.00
Access to the trails straight off the campgrounds was very nice. At least 2 main trails were accessible from the campground including the trail to Wolf Cave and the swimming pool. The campstore is accessible by trail via connector trails from the campground but its a short trip by car. Not fancy, but they have some basics. The bathrooms were very clean and the showers had a control that didn't require you to push it every minute. And I actually had to dial the hot water back. Despite the campground being very full, there was no competition for the shower in the morning. The firewood purchased on site seemed a little pricey. The price seemed to have doubled from last year. Access to a grocery store in the closest town is very quick. The grocery store is small and basic. Backing our camper trailer into the spot was a bit of a challenge. The site has a slight grade and you have to back in at an angle, but once you're there it seemed fairly private (but there was no one to our right). I'm not sure when it became the thing to have music playing while you're outside, but when you have at least 4 sites close by all playing competitive radio stations it can be less than relaxing. But everyone was following the rules and they had it off by 10 pm. I would actually pay a premium if they would open up a section of the campgrounds that enforced noise rules 24/7. - evervescent
May 2019 - $30.00
The site is a great "buddy" site to the one it backs up to. The park was clean and the camp host was very nice. Some of the sites are very unlevel and tent only sites. - Larry68
Aug 2018 - $34.00
Electricity but no water at the site. Few campsites are level. The one were put in was full of trees so that we barely cleared the trees on both sides of the RV. Nice shade and we still had good phone service and TV channels. - J and C
Aug 2019 - $42.00
Nice site backing up to woods. Quiet even though most spaces are occupied. Strong WiFi signal but up and down on speed. - CampingOut
Jul 2019 - $58.00
Site is quiet and semi-secluded. Electric and water were good (we did not hook up to sewer since we were only here for 1 night). good AT&T reception but wifi was typically very slow. The site would have been better if smaller gravel was used instead of the quarter size chunks. - rockfarmer
May 2019 - $125.00
The swimming pool was cold and filthy like no one cared about the water being clean. The sites are small. If you have anything over 30ft you will not be able to park in the same spot. - crazyboy135
Oct 2019 - $35.00
We stayed in the fall when no activities were planned. Park nearly empty so the fact that sites were extremely narrow didn't make a difference. They were sufficiently deep enough. Good water pressure and 50 amp electricity. Friendly and helpful manager. Okay for overnight stay but quite rustic. - PappaDee
Aug 2019 - $35.00
Camped for the Beanblossom Blues fest so it was packed with RV's. Shower house was new and very nice. Laundry facilities and very nice restrooms. While we didn't have the promised firepit or picnic table, people on golf carts were checking to see what we needed and brought us a firepit. We had to share the site with a permanent trailer but the resident was gone for the weekend so it was fine. I'd stay here again. - Anything
Jun 2019 - $32.00
Attended the Bill Monroe Bluegrass festival for the entire week - wonderful music, the sound people did a great job. The food vendors were good. The following is a review of the campground: Camped in a 35" motorhome. We are self-contained so cannot comment on restrooms/shower facilities. Stayed in site #176 - Electric and water Pros: Convenient if you are there for a music festival if you camp in the area near the pond; otherwise, it's quite a distance to the music stage. Verizon worked great. Site was pretty level, packed gravel Cons: Sites very narrow, deep but narrow. Our awning would have touched the next RV so we didn't use it. Very dusty, many golf carts being used, that and the traffic created lots of dust. They watered the road but it still was dusty. Noise level caused by the amount of traffic and golf carts. - Gina A
Aug 2019 - $31.00
Everything at the CG was great: very friendly owners who drove us to our site, pretty pool, tidy grounds, located on a pond with fishing. Massive water pressure for a great shower in the trailer. The only drawback was that it's on a really loud and well-traveled road which is 11 miles from I65. Not their fault, but something I wish I had known before we drove so far off the highway. Very pretty location in the hills with a local winery right across the street. It was closed when we arrived (5:30) but open the next morning. Big farm stand along the road back to I65 that looked tempting. If you're only looking for an overnight you might prefer to stay closer to the highway, as far as noise goes. - jenshick
May 2019 - $33.00
We stayed during Memorial Weekend. The park is small and sites are very tight. Vehicle parking is limited. Roads pot holed. Nice owners. - DocBowman
Sep 2018 - $37.00
We stayed here for two nights during the week. It was close to the road but the A/C covered any of the traffic noise & at night it was quiet. It was a nice place for a few nights, WiFi was decent, the host was friendly when checking us in & showing our spot. He even made sure we were all hooked up & if we needed anything else. The hostess was friendly as well when we made the reservations over the phone although we didn't get to meet her in person during our stay. There was a small pool that we didn't have time to enjoy but it looked very pleasant & clean. Trash was picked up every day at the end of our site. When in the area again, we would stay here. - Zelda the RV