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11 RV Parks near Bloomington, Indiana
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
Sep 2015 - $60.00
We used this park as a place to hibernate for a couple days en route to Mor Ryde in Elkhart on Labor Day weekend, and arrived Thursday afternoon.
We really wanted to like this park, and we expecting to, especially for the price. Unfortunately, that didn't turn out to be the case.
First off, this park is designed for small rv's. The sites are directly perpendicular to the roads, which are very narrow. We were praying it wouldn't rain, since we knew, in order to get out out of our site, were were going to have to cut across a large portion of grass that was pretty sunken in, at at a steep angle down, since our site was raised.
Our " super site " was nothing but ordinary. We were put in the one spot, I think in the entire park, where a tree blocked our rooftop dish.
We watched a couple people on Friday get escorted to their site, only to pull out and go to another, more level site.
The one positive note on our site is we had a nice view of a tree/ grassy area. We were enjoying watching the deer during the day, and fire flies at night, until tenters moved to the area.
This was definitely not our type of park, and will not return. - Mr&MrsFulltimers
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
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
May 2017 - $38.00
We arrived in late afternoon during constant rain. "New" entrance is a bit narrow turning off main road...not impossible but use care. Stopped at entry booth but no one there. began wandering through the park looking for the office. Better signage could be much more helpful. A Golf cart caught up and led us to our site (45) adjacent to the office. Efficient, friendly check-in. Site was plenty long and had a partial concrete pad. Utilities were good although wifi instructions a bit confusing. upon returning to the park after dark it was difficult to navigate due to almost total absence of lighting and poor signs. Office staff was very helpful the next day by allowing a late departure due to the need for a minor repair. It was early season here and I suspect everything wasn't yet fully up to speed. I was also informed that the park had been recently rearranged which may account for the poor signs/lights. Restrooms/showers/laundry were very clean. - whodat
Aug 2015 - $55.00
Sites are gravel. Need newer picnic tables. Not on Lake Monroe. Beautiful pool. WIFI a little hard to log into because wasn't told that the info given was actually a Coupon Code to be used when logging in. Had to call WIFI company for help to login. Nice firepit on site. Would stay here again. - BPowell
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
Jul 2018 - $30.00
Our last visit was six years ago. The place is just as beautiful as ever. This is true camping in the great outdoors. Sites are far apart with lots of trees. It gets very, very quiet here- even during the day. The restroom in our loop (Holland) was old but functional and cleaned well daily. We did have an issue with the shower water temperature (water was dangerously hot) but it was resolved immediately upon our report. The hosts were so nice and went out of their way to help. The beach was also clean with nice sand and dredged. There were restrooms and a playground at the beach as well. Even during the "peak" time of summer the place was never crowded, and during mid week we were the only campers in our entire loop. Some improvements would be the addition of a playground in at least a couple more loops (only one loop and the beach have a playground) as the loops are far apart. Also, a camp store would be nice as well as a few more hiking trails. Finally, we'd like to see a few more sites with water hookups. Very few sites have water. Nonetheless, we look forward to our return. - Fdwt994
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
May 2016 - $33.00
The road into the park is lined with thick forestry on both sides. It is absolutely gorgeous. The campground we stayed in is nestled pretty deep into the park and is divided into two separate loops. These two loops are the electric hookups. The campsites that we were in seemed a tad bit snug as far as length, though our 30 ft camper just barely fit and left the front end of the truck out in the road. The bath houses are clean and to our surprise had piping hot water with turn knobs. The shower stalls are not located in the same room as the toilets, but instead are in a separate side of the building. The cave was pretty cool and you can climb/walk/crawl through the cave to an opening on the other side of the cave. - Lets Go Camping They Said
Apr 2014 - $26.00
We really enjoyed this park. It was our first trip in our travel trailer. Very beautiful scenery. Gate attendants were helpful and courteous. Roads are well paved and somewhat easy to navigate. Campsites are nice. Restrooms are neat and clean. Sites are gravel. Some will need work to level your RV but most are easy to level. If you're new at it you might want to call first. Trails are well marked. We would return. - tincansailor
Apr 2019 - $38.00
This is a very large park - it took 15 minutes to get from the park gate to our campsite and it has a few hundred sites. We were on Taylor Ridge, which is heavily wooded. The sites are roomy, and the place was practically deserted in April. Expensive for what you get; 30 amp electric, no onsite water cost $29 plus $9 entrance fee. However it is scenic and well maintained. Central Water station. Excellent nature center with a bird watching area. Lots of hiking trails with varying lengths and degrees of difficulty. - rudyhehn
Mar 2019 - $25.00
Roads were extremely smooth. Staff was very friendly. The country store was not open for the year to purchase firewood, however there was a gas station open outside the main entrance. - caseyzer
Nov 2017 - $25.00
I think our rate included the daily fee, but I am not really sure. The roads are hilly and winding, which makes for a very nice drive in the park. We stayed at Buffalo Ridge campground, which was the only one open. The campground is in a completely open area, surrounded by woods, so the outside sites back up to trees. The sites are fairly close together, so it could be noisy if it were busy, I suspect. The bath/shower house seems new and is very clean. Water got warm enough to shower! Apparently this is a mountain bike destination, but there seem to be few hiking trails, which is why I only give it 4 stars. As others have said, don't come in the north entrance, due to the covered bridge low clearance. A nice drive into Nashville, where there are lots of shops and a brewpub. - ALbums
Apr 2019 - $58.00
Small campground with easy access to Nashville and easy access off of Indiana 46. Neat and clean with some upgrades to the electric already completed. Sewer connection is convenient but water hookup is a stretch requiring two hoses to reach. I am guessing they will be upgrading this as well. Also, water pressure is low. The staff are very friendly and helpful. - jtmerritt
Apr 2019 - $65.00
We stayed with the Lawson's at the KOA earlier this week. They are very accommodating. This park has come a long way since it was The Last Resort. We love coming here for a retreat. - JerrySuit
Jul 2018 - $45.00
We were escorted to our site and assisted with the leveling. The staff, who are the owners, have been very helpful and pleasant. The campground is clean, well-maintained and nicely landscaped. We have a dog who especially enjoyed the one and a half mile hiking trail. The area is beautiful and there is a lot to do. - User543
Sep 2017 - $34.00
If it weren't for their music festivals I don't know how this place stays in business. Wind blowing trash around & trash in the burn pits, rude staff and the park in poor condition. No shut offs or breakers on the power pedestals, potential electrical hazard. For what is offered the 33.17 is excessive. Typical commercial campground sights too close and most likely would not pass state fire marshal code. We stayed here in an RV and won't be back. - birdbrains
Sep 2015 - $35.00
We stayed here for a music festival and the campground was very crowded. We came for the music, so of course it is convenient to stay in the campground during the festival. The restrooms near the back of the campground were open on Fri and Sat but smelled horrible. The restrooms near the stage were open and in much better shape. The showers are open from 7-10 am and pm, so if not there by 10 am would have to wait unit after the music starts to get a shower. We loved the music and friends we gather with each year, so will be going again next year. I'm not sure I would stay here otherwise. - Donna Jo
Sep 2014 - $30.00
Spooky park. Thought we were on a empty drive in theater lot. Would not stay here again. In fact, we left after the first night. Stayed in the fall and there was no one around. All but one restroom closed. Would not recommend during off season for sure. - Julie B
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
Jun 2016 - $37.00
Older park in need up some major upgrading, our site looked like an afterthought as it was between the tool shop and a cabin. The utilities were good and easy to connect to. - Teacher's Pet
Oct 2015 - $30.00
This park is actually in Gnawbone, a few miles from Nashville. The sites are somewhat close together and the road might be a little close for some. Otherwise, the sites were level, wifi excellent and the owners very friendly and helpful. - hudsonguy
May 2016 - $15.00
Our first impression was walking into the office. It was shabby and looked like it had not been vacuumed in some time. The girl helping us was very sweet but seemed to have a difficult time getting us set up. We did have reservations. Getting to our site was tight with narrow roads. The whole campground was uncared for. It seemed like there was no pride taken by the owners or by the many permanent residents. Pretty much all the spaces were taken with permanent residences with old run down RVs with blueboard insulation and other makeshift insulation making the place look bad. Again, no pride seemed to be taken in appearance. Our site was a pull-through that seemed to be for overnight and short stays. Muddy and small piles of dirt, long grass and weeds everywhere. We would pass this campground by if we were in the area again unless it was an emergency. It is a shame as the campground has great potential with a little work and pride from the owners. - MaryVT
Sep 2011 - $13.00
I stayed at Free Spirit for a week. The rate reflects PA rate. This campground is not big rig friendly. There are trees very close to park roadways in several places. Negotiating the roads both coming in and leaving was difficult. In addition, the sites are no where near level. You should plan to bring plenty of levelers. If I were to return to this area I would try one of the nearby state parks. - 15243
Sep 2011 - $27.00
No WiFi, many seasonal campers. Pull Thru available, but small roads to drive and a lot of trees. Some level sites. Campground need some upgrading and paint. Overall: not to bad for one or two nights, beautiful surroundings. - Traveller Excel