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14 RV Parks near Crawfordsville, Indiana
Oct 2018 - $36.00
We arrived at this campground without a reservation and they were able to take us for our overnight stay. I have to say that in all our travels in all 50 states this was the best best best office staff we have ever run across. She went out of her way to help us with the WiFi and was a hoot with teasing with us! If and when we are back in this area we will definitely stay here again. Had no problems get around in the park with a 45 ft with tow. - hug448844
Oct 2018 - $45.00
We camped on the creek side #44. This was a beautiful spot with lots of shade (which did block our TV signal) but quite serene. Restroom/ shower room basic but very clean and functional. Owners are very friendly. - MattM
Sep 2018 - $40.00
Well maintained campgrounds. Excellent customer service. They have canoeing. We only stayed overnight, but would stay again. - mrweaw54
Jun 2019 - $48.00
Mostly about bad timing on our part. Memorial Day weekend and days of intermittent rain. Decent location, but on the side of a hill, making our spot and many others very difficult to achieve level. All dirt, which with the rain, means lots of mud. - Will D
May 2019 - $36.00
This is about the minimum I'd expect from a KOA (which includes high prices unfortunately). If fact, I wonder if its soon to join the ranks of the former KOAs you see about. OK if you need a place with hookups, and actually its a a nice setting but somewhat rundown with some long-term folks. Bath the same old, rundown but clean. Sites can be acceptable to bad. Didn't try wifi with very good Verizon service. - fulltimer121
Oct 2018 - $37.00
This was an emergency, last-minute stay; we had to relocate from our planned Champaign-area RV park due to severe weather. So we arrived after dark at 9:00p. The KOA staff had sent us a text giving us our site number. Pulling into the driveway, our 40-foot 5er bottomed out on the steep incline transition. (We bottomed out on the way out the next day as well, even taking the transition kind of sideways.) With no idea where we were going, and very little lighting in the park, we did find our pull-through site, but pulled in backwards. Water and electric on the wrong side. This is a fairly tight park, and heavily wooded (probably a big plus in the heat of summer) but not what we wanted to try to navigate at dark. So we just parked it the wrong way. Signage was not helpful here. We left early the next morning at 9:00, before the office was open, so we had no interaction with any staff during our 12-hour stay. It's a good thing the park was mostly empty; it would have been hard getting out in the morning if the neighboring sites had been occupied. - DigitalNomadCoffeeShop
Sep 2009 - $12.00
If you are looking for the amenities of a big RV park, Shades State Park is not the place for you. But if your rig boondocks, you can't beat it. My 32' motorhome fit snugly in the beautiful shaded site on the asphalt pad. Each site has a fire ring, an asphalt pad and a sturdy picnic table. Vault toilets were available in the Locust Grove campground area where I stayed, and flush toilets and clean showers were located within easy walking distance. Shades is one of Indiana's hidden treasures with hiking trails, waterfalls, rock bridges, etc. It is dark, dark at night with no ambient lighting other than campfires, tiki torches, and flashlights - great for star-gazing. The website is great and includes dimensions for every campsite in the park, so you can actually pick one that fits your rig. This was one of my best camping experience to date because so much time was spent outdoors. - shastagrrrl
Jul 2009 - $10.00
We camped last year for the fourth of July, good thing we reserved about 3 months early! The park was full but still quiet. The bathrooms were absolutely disgusting: waste piled all the way to the top of the toilet seats! I walked to a few different outhouses with the same outcome. Yuck. Besides that, this was a nice, out of the way park to stay in. Watch out for the raccoons, they are ruthless! - honkadoodle
Jul 2005 - $13.00
We stayed here on a Sunday following a booked weekend. The restrooms were a little too dirty for me, they were functional though. After they were cleaned on monday they were still dirty and had litter in them. There was a bit of litter in the campground and the fire pit was a mess. Overall it was very quiet and the staff was very friendly. We would stay here again, though I would probably try Turkey Run or Raccon SRA first seeing as they are so close. - Quiet Campers
Sep 2018 - $25.00
This is beautiful, but basic, country park. Few amenities but lots of room for kids and/ or pets. Improvements such as a new bigger shower house are planned. - WNC Traveler
Jul 2018 - $25.00
This is a large campground full of seasonals around the outer perimeter. They have about 30 overnight sites in a square around the play ground in the center of the campground. There are just seven trees for these 30 sites, so it's mostly all sunny. The campground is well maintained with lots of green grass. The staff was nice. The owner's teenage grandson brought us our firewood and he was very nice and professional. There is no WiFi here. The owner said they are "too far out in the boonies" and couldn't get it. Cell signal was minimal as well so we had no internet whatsoever. There is a picnic shelter near the playground. There was about 60 people there playing Bingo. I was disappointed that when we checked in, the owner didn't tell us about Bingo, so we got to listen to it go on for an hour or two, but we weren't invited to play. - Juniper94
Jul 2018 - $35.00
The park is well kept and clean. It is very quiet in a country setting. The entry gate with an entry code system provides some security for campers. Most sites are for long term campers with a few sites for overnight and short-term campers. There is a nice mini golf course, swimming pool and other amenities. Camp sites are spacious with a crushed stone pad for the rv and grass for the patio. The camp sites are somewhat sloped, making leveling a challenge. Fire pits are provided. We would enjoy staying here again. - Steve77
Sep 2016 - $30.00
Nice family oriented facility. We arrived after dark when the office was closed, but they had all our papers and pass outside for us. No trouble getting in with our class C motorhome, but take it easy on the first road to the right. We had a full hookup. You more than likely will need a plastic sewer hose support for your sewer hookup and doughnut as the PVC was just a pipe with no threaded fitting. Wi-fi was supposed to coming from the barn, but we were so far away that our iPhones/iPad would not pick up the signal. My Macbook did find the signal. A lot of full-timers in the park, but most people around us were short-timers like us. Lots of golf carts.
Some reviews complained of uneven lots, but ours was so good that when we went into Lebanon to shop and came back I pulled back into the slot and got it dead on level. I found that there is a bubble level built into the Compass app on iPhone and it works pretty good.
There a activities on-site, but we did not partake in any. We missed the Thorntown "Changing of the Leaves" festival by one week. Lebanon had a festival in their downtown square.
Owners were nice and helpful. The office/store had some DVDs to rent as we left ours home by mistake. Despite heavy rain on 2nd night the roads remained in good shape. Didn't have any power problems.
We would stay here again. - TomAndKathy
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Huge park with lots of seasonal campers. We visited my sister who is staying there for the summer. Did not partake in any activities although there was lots going on. - rockfarmer
Jun 2007 - $25.00
Small, homey campground. Big rig sites are narrow. We stayed there several months, at a rate of $350 a month, in 2006 and 2007. Working-campers welcome. Arrangements can be made to winter there, although the owners go to TX for the winter. - Working Full timer
Sep 2016 - $25.00
This park is in the middle of a cornfield about 5 miles off I-65. There is a Dairy Queen restaurant about 10 miles away, but other than that, there is nothing around. It has mostly permanent residents, but they have an area for overnighters. The pull-throughs are long enough that you don't have to unhook but we had to do some maneuvering to get level. Roads are a bit narrow but manageable in our 40 foot coach with tow. There were some low hanging trees on the exit road. Satellite reception was good and our AT&T hotspot worked well. We would stay here again if traveling through this area. - dickens
May 2019 - $30.00
This is by far my favorite state park in Indiana and we have camped here at least once a year for the last 25 years. The hiking is awesome, the bathrooms are kept clean. We camp mostly up in the new area in order to stay away from the larger groups/families as it tends to be quieter there. The only thing that keeps me from spending an entire week there is there fact that there is no data of you have Verizon. Cell signal for calls is strong, but no data whatsoever at the campground. - Sarar
Oct 2018 - $23.00
This is one of the finest state parks I have been to. All the sites are large, paved & electric. Most sites are quite level. The park has four named sections: two are wide open and spacious, while the other two are heavily wooded. The two 'newer' sections, Sugar Ridge & Turkey Hollow were opened about 30 years ago. I first came to the park in 1977, and have returned over 30 times since. This park is very popular, so reservations are recommended. It was full each weekend in October. Check-in is typical state park, pull up to the gate and talk to a ranger. You'll get a very accurate map and other information on the park. The interior roads are paved and wide, but they are a little tight in the wooded sections. There are a few corner sites that are pull-thru, but the majority are back-in. There are six sites designated as accessible and have large paved patios. The park has rules, and the rangers are often checking to make sure they are followed. Gives a sense of security. All sites have 20, 30, 50 amp service. When the new section opened, the electric boxes were back at the edge of the woods, and two sites shared one box. A few years ago they were moved to the end of each pad. There is no water at the sites, spigots provided around the park. There is no sewer, there are two dump stations in the older section. There is no cable, and very limited antenna reception. There is no Wi-Fi, and even my Verizon hot spot was useless. The Parke Co Covered Bridge festival runs for 10 days beginning the second Friday in October. It is very busy at that time, but something to see. I will definitely return to Turkey Run. - Martini
Sep 2018 - $33.00
Awesome park for hiking! Very clean, nice lodge with restaurant, pool etc. Sites are nice size with plenty of room in between, IF you have a medium size travel trailer or small fifth wheel. In a larger fifth wheel (which we have), the sites other than pull through are on a 90 degree to street, making back in interesting. Since our site backed into woods we were unable to use the last 6' of pad otherwise would have had tree issues. But overall great park. - Im4Blues
Oct 2018 - $26.00
The Park is spotless. New roads. Like new shower house. My complaint is there are only a few level campsites. When Reserve America says a slight grade expect 6-8 degrees. Not good. Our first site was paved but at a nasty slope. The check in girl said we are full and I can not help. After we set up a DNR security person drove up with a list of available sites. We moved to be closer to a bath house. No water or hook up at most Indiana State campgrounds. The new site was at a large angle and gravel. We will remember the slope but it worked for us. We stayed there to be near the bridge festival. We stayed Monday through Thursday. The campground was full but quiet.
We had trouble finding our way in and out of our camp site. During the dark it was a hoot. We drove and drove until my wife recognized a bath house. Some better signs are needed. I will probably never go back and if you are thinking of staying in anything on wheels I would call to pick a level spot. Reserve America is a joke. - OldWrench
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Unfriendliest management of all parks I ever visited. Its like we owed them for letting us stay there over and above the already fees. Activities person acted like he didn't want to be there. - Edwards --
Jul 2016 - $23.00
We arrived on a Sunday afternoon, and after checking out campsites, we settled on site 208 in the small (12 site) Locust Grove loop. Our site was level with a gravel pad and woods at the back of the site; it was a quiet site off the main traffic routes. We had electricity, but no water or sewer - pretty common in IN state parks. We had no AT&T or Verizon cell service, but were able to get a good satellite signal.
The bathrooms / showers were clean and were cleaned at least daily. Showers were the double-curtain type, with plenty of hot water. There are multiple comfort stations, with additional pit toilets scattered around the campground. There is one dump station, which gets busy at check-out time - there were lines most days. The water fill site was across the road from the dump station, and was equally as busy.
Overall, the campground was nice with a lot of trees. It can be muddy when it rains - and it did, before we arrived and while we were there. In fact, we changed our site when we arrived because our original site was really wet and muddy. Be aware that a lot of the sites have a slope and the main roads are busy, because this park has a lot of campers, especially on weekends.
For cars, trucks and campers, the entrance fee is $7 per vehicle for IN residents and $9 per vehicle for out-of-staters, 7 days a week including holidays, with in-and-out privileges. For walkers, bicycles, buses and passenger vans, the entrance fee is $2 per person. Campsite fees are $23 Sun-Weds, $30 Thur-Sat and $33 on holiday weekends.
The camp store is very nice and had a great selection of ice cream treats!
Lots of very nice trails to hike. Multiple boat ramps and a fishing pier are available, with plenty of boat trailer parking close. - Indybear