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14 RV Parks near Rising Sun, Indiana
May 2019 - $40.00
Here for a rally nice campground great staff. nice long pull thru site. Campground is 2 sections one in the woods and one down by the river, wide open no shade but lots of room. The directions I had brought me to a 6 ton limit bridge which of course we are WAY over that, had plenty of room to turn around and go a different way, poorly marked bridge until your almost at the bridge, not the campgrounds fault but just warning folks. We tow with a class * tractor with a 21,000lb 5th wheel so we are well over the bridge limit. - DBLR
Sep 2018 - $50.00
There are two sections of this campground, one is on the Ohio River and the other is closer to state route 56 (maybe 3/4 of a mile away). The sites near the office are surrounded by apartments. We stayed on the lower level near the river in site 133. It was very quiet and peaceful. There are no trees/shade on lower level but nice sized sites. There were quite a few seasonal campers in the lower level, some nice some I wouldn't want to be around if they were going down the highway. When we arrived we were in a hurry to set up before a huge storm moved in. Got camper level, slides out, Wheels chocked and that's when we realized we had no power at our post. Had enough extension cord to confirm we had power at the site next to ours. Call the office and 40 minutes later two guys arrived in a golf cart with no tools or anything. While we were waiting for them my dog actually sniffed near the post and yelped. Walked over to see what happened and found the clamp on ground rod loose as could be. I'm assuming he got a small shock from touching it. Showed the workers the clamp but they didn't have any to replace it. Their solution was to just leave my camper plugged into the neighbors post and did offer an extension cord. Luckily our neighbors were friends of ours and they didn't mind. I also pointed out the sewer pipe in ground was broken and had no threads to hook onto and picnic table legs were broken. They mentioned they were slowing replacing all of them as most had been hit by the lawn mowers. This campground has so much potential but needs some tlc. On a plus side they're was fresh gravel on the driveway but the lots could use some as most of our site was all grass with patches of gravel. We weren't offered a different site or any type of refund for our troubles. I would return in the future but would be sure to check for power before unhooking from tow vehicle. - Kyle S
Jul 2018 - $56.00
Older campground near river. There are 2 sections - one that is original area, second has river frontage. with fewer facilities. Original owners died recently and the daughters are trying to restore the campground to its previous 'glory'. We visited the weekend before the Fourth of July. Many seasonal sites. Mix of pull-thrus and back-ins. Restrooms are minimal but clean and well-stocked. Lots of shade in the older section. Many activities for holiday weekend. Pool is clean and heavily used. Roads are gravel. Sites are dirt and gravel. Staff helpful and friendly. Passport America Mon/Tue/Wed. Would return. - grandma0942
Apr 2019 - $35.00
Nice concrete sites. It is a new facility so no mature trees, but it is right in walking distance of the cute little town of Rising Sun. Nice walking trail on the river.
Their ferry from KY side was great, essentially free because they give you a card for the casino for the price of ferry. - LynnDiann
Apr 2019 - $18.00
During our stay they offered a buy two, get one free night, which is why the rate was so low. Very nice campground with level concrete sites, picnic table and parking area for your toad or tow vehicle. Cable TV worked great and the utilities were well positioned. They have a very nice fenced dog park which the pups loved. There are a number of pull-through sites but we found the back-in sites to be more private (the pull-through are in the middle of the park). There is a shuttle to the casino if that's your thing, but it's within a short walk. Check-in was confusing, we had to go to the main casino to check-in and you can't get an RV near that, so you'll have to walk or unhook before you park. - sixtires58
Oct 2018 - $26.00
Small RV park across the street from the casino. Shuttle to the casino. Bathhouse with individual bathrooms with showers. Laundry (w/d $1.50). Full hookups, level. Spotty cable and weak wifi. No fire unless you bring a covered stand. Parking for a towed vehicle on the site. We spent 5 days here and enjoyed exploring the town and the casino. Clean, well kept newer campground. Very reasonable rates due to October special and Rewards card. - Pankie
Apr 2019 - $25.00
Very pretty and lots of mature trees. We were in space 55. Needed 100' water hose to reach water supply. Poor layout for that. Only 30 amp electric. Restroom floors dirty. Most sites were paved but not very level. - Eric & Michelle Newton
Oct 2018 - $20.00
Site #61 is a back in and was too steep to level trailer. Host helped us move to site #19 which worked. Sites on top are ok.Sites off Ridge are short and hard to level up. This a very beautiful park . - NE Travelers
Jul 2018 - $26.00
Stayed at Big Bone Lick as a base camp to attend the Quaker State 400 in nearby Sparta, KY. The girls stayed back at the park and enjoyed the clean swimming pool. Site 11 was level but did require 75 foot of water hose to reach the spigot. Bathrooms were clean and showers as well. This park is at least 10 miles from any gas, restaurants or shopping so bring what you need. - kbot
Apr 2019 - $43.00
The park is very clean with cement parking, fire ring, picnic table. Our row had a tree on every site. We were very level in the pull through section. There are pull through and back in sites and an are of just grass and an are of all gravel under construction. The utilities worked great. The WiFi was good. Our phones had little to no cell reception. The paved walking path was a muddy mess. Perhaps because the rain was so heavy in the area. We laughed at how slippery the path was. It was memorable. - OldWrench
Oct 2018 - $44.00
Big Rig Friendly! Stayed in our class A, 45' motorhome with tow. Plenty of space, easy to navigate, pretty level concrete pads, full hook ups, picnic table, fire ring. Many sites back up to a large pond. Pool was closed for the season. It rained the 2 days we visited, so we did not explore the area all that much. Staff helpful. Office hours seem a little limited. Nice clubhouse. Casino nearby and a shuttle will pick up. Would definitely return when in the area. - 2SimsNanRV
Oct 2018 - $39.00
This campground is in a flat open field in a country-like setting. Pads are fairly flat concrete for parking and patio areas. Although located on a main road, park was very quiet. We only stayed one night on our way to Tennessee. Rest rooms/sh. - Revvie
May 2019 - $48.00
Stayed here 1 night while going to a Reds game. Park was easy to find and access. Staff was friendly and the park was very clean and our pull through site had the hook ups well located. As others have said right on the freeway so a little noisy. Only odd item was in reserving and holding a site in advance we had to send a check in, was told they only take credit cards in person. Would definitely stay here again. - A&M RV
Apr 2019 - $48.00
We stayed here on our way home from Nashville to NYS. Only going to stay 1 night but added another night because the CG was so nice. The lady in the office was very friendly and informative. Our site was large enough for our 42ft. 5th wheel & truck. Site had pea gravel and level with a picnic table and fire ring. Sites were large and open facing the small lake all roads were paved. I would recommend this CG and we would stay there again. - CaroleRV
Oct 2018 - $38.00
Great park! The staff is awesome!! We had a family emergency and had to come up from Florida. They went above & beyond to find us a space. Park is quiet and clean and people are wonderful!! - montytoo
May 2019 - $36.00
Stopped here for 3 nights to see some sites in the area. Completely missed the fact that there are no sewer hookups. My bad. There are many seasonal or long term stayers with that lived in look that detracts from the appearance of the park. The water and electric in our pull through site was solid. The roads inside the park are a bit tight for a big rig. You check-in at the office then drive to a 180 degree circle turn around to go right back from whence you came..... doable but tight, especially if you are towing. Pull through sites are plenty long enough but a bit lacking in width. You will get to know your neighbors. I know they cant control the weather, but the place is near a creek and there is evidence of continued water problems throughout the park. Lots of soft, muddy areas near the sites and roads that make it difficult to avoid even when walking. Not a terrible stop, but for the price, I expected better. - Pjoe
Jun 2018 - $36.00
Online reviews of this park were really good, so I was glad she could fit us in for the weekend. When we arrived we had to pull up to the office to register and there is really no parking lot. Our site was behind us on the narrow road so we had to take their turnaround circle which is a little tight for a 42 ft fifth wheel. When we got to the site we found for that price we had no sewer hookups so if we wanted to dump we would have to go through the turnaround again! Music was going late into the night Saturday, til about midnight. Sites were tight, very close together, so close that when someone pulled in next to us it killed our dish TV. No room to swing a big rig when park is full, which it was both nights we were there. We were thinking we were going to have to try to back out, but found out our neighbors on both sides are also pulling out tomorrow. Also the site was just long enough for our RV and we had to park our truck on a lot about 150 feet away. They had cable but only 9 channels, most local so we weren't at all interested. People were very nice and considerate and the great thing is the Ark Encounter is only 19 miles away! Many full timers back in the park but they save the front for those of us who come and go. This place is surrounded by woods and many sites back up to the creek so that's nice. - overogal
May 2018 - $27.00
This park has a lot of full time RVers. But with that being said, they have a transient section with only 19 sites, of those 15 are W/E/50 amp and 4 are W/E/30 amp, and all 19 do not have sewer. With that few sites, you have to make reservation early. I made reservation on April 7th, for a site on May 30th, and all the 50 amp were reserved by the end of March. I did manage to get a 30 amp site and was really happy. All the sites that they have are all back-in. This park is clean and friendly. It is 17 miles from the Ark Encounter. They are opened all year round. We have a 45' coach and were able to maneuver the campground road and back in our site. We would use this park again, if we pass through this area. Just make reservation EARLY. The showers were clean with 4 stalls. The showers have tile floor and 3/4 the way up the wall. - Honeybear & Sugarbear
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Called ahead and asked for a place by the pool and under some tree coverage and verified there was wifi access.I was assured we would receive all three amenities. We asked the person who met us if we indeed were parked under shade trees and were again told we were. We get to our spot which was right by the pool but there were no shade trees. I mean we could SEE them from where we were parked but none near us.The pool was completely unsuitable for all but the frogs that called it home with 10 inches of water.Major maintenance is required to get this thing usable. Falling apart and concrete missing, metal thrown in like it's being used for garbage.
We felt deceived but had already paid. After a couple weeks of some very strange traffic I called into the Sheriff's department when the Deputy on duty advised me he would probably not stay there with his family. We witnessed underage drinking as well as numerous other sketchy activities. I never felt personally threatened, but would advise caution for travelers with kids.
We tried the little restaurant and was not surprised to find the food was unremarkable-at best-but the service was awful.The woman seemed annoyed that we actually ordered off the menu rather than using the buffet.
The owner while seemingly nice lied to us regarding the 3 major things we requested over the phone. She informed me we had access to wifi but when we got there she would not relinquish the pw to us claiming she did not know it and the server at the restaurant told us nobody ever gets it.
I had a difficult time contacting the owner when calling (which really should have been my first clue)-I kept getting the "restaurant" and the owner was the only person who would discuss sites but was never around.
I would not go back as things are. This was clearly a very nice place at one point. If someone were to take some care and renovate the park and pool, maybe add a little security..I would consider giving it another shot.Until then-Beware. - Hart_Serenity
Jul 2005 - $22.00
Need better direction signs inside the park. Had to ask 2 different people directions to office. Last one led me to location in his golf cart. Interior roads are gravel. Very friendly staff. Passing through and will stay here again if in the area. They have a restaurant on the premises. - RockenL
Aug 2018 - $36.00
The good, FHU sites. Close to the event we were attending. The bad: Located with railroad tracks on one side and Interstate on the other side. Heavily treed, no satellite at all. Many sites are better suited for campers and 5th wheels, instead og 40 Ft DP. This is do to leveling. This campground in my opinion is no longer used for a camping destination spot, but over-night and workers in the area. - Gatorcq
Aug 2018 - $29.00
Without a doubt, one of the noisiest parks I've stayed at in 11 years of traveling. Freeway noise is not uncommon, but the trains were terrible with one every half hour - 200 feet from our site. There is a crossing very close. Excruciating train whistle for those with hearing aids. Even with both a/cs running, the train whistle was excruciatingly loud. Park was clean, staff was friendly and helpful. Definitely will NOT stay here again! - davedopp
Jul 2018 - $32.00
This is one of our favorite parks. We do not agree with the previously posted negative reviews. Yes, there is some traffic noise, but we did not find it to be excessive and it was almost completely drowned out by the white noise of our air conditioner. We enjoyed sitting outside of our trailer and reading. It is quite peaceful. The trains during the day are loud, but we didn't hear any at night (maybe we slept through them, or maybe the schedules have changed since the negative reviews were posted). The park is beautiful with many mature trees. It has a KOA feel to it and we were told that it was the second KOA in the USA. However, it is now independent, and it is cheaper than any similar KOA we've ever stayed at. The management are very friendly and the utilities all worked fine. We stayed a day longer than we had originally planned, and we would certainly return to this park and recommend it to our friends. - John A Guderian
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Stayed here as an over night stop an a recent trip. Only had electric hookup. Dump station and water available. Deep, wet grass. Area needed mowing real bad. When I made my reservations I was quoted $30, but when I arrived I found that since it was race weekend, the rate was $75. They finally accepted the $30 rate I was quoted.
The camp sites are basically electric hook ups in a cow pasture. I had to use 4wheel drive on my truck when pulling out the next morning because my tires were spinning on the wet grass. - arkansasmel
Jul 2015 - $30.00
This is basically a cow pasture turned into a campground. If you have a large RV it is not the place to stay. Also it is right across the street from the main railroad between Louisville and Cincinnati. Trains run all night and there is a crossing there so they blow the whistle 3 times. No sleep! There is only electric at each site so IMO it is overpriced. Sites are all tall grass, so pray it doesn't rain or you're stuck. Will not stay again, will boondock before staying there. - Ljbtn
May 2015 - $30.00
Sparta Campground! Our 2nd time back! The owners are two of the loveliest people we have met in our lifetime! We stayed on Snob Knob (due to a little oversight on the owner's part). It was a quick switch to a different site & we had a wonderful couple nights with electric & water hook-ups! The train is loud and can wake you up, that is for sure (but it is dark & quiet down in that valley at night, otherwise). The property that the campground is situated on is an old tobacco farm & in MY opinion, it is simply gorgeous!! The hills that roll up around the campsites are covered with tall trees & it is the country AT its BEST!! We loved this short trip to Kentucky & our black lab had another fun time! Thanks again to the owners & their gracious southern hospitality! - patti&charlie
Oct 2018 - $23.00
Great park in loop A we stayed in had 3 restroom /shower areas which was nice on busy weekends. Plenty to do at Park hiking trials, mountain bike trails (fee) pool in season (fee). The only reason for not a 10, is signage could be better directing you thru turns in campground. Most sites in campground A will need leveling some quit a bit, our site was at a dead end easy to get into but if you have a large unit careful planning to go around the cul-de-sac for sites 81 thru 86 looked to be best to go around the right side . The other loops looked to be level but mostly full sun. All sites appeared to be paved in all three campground loops. - Steph and Jim
Oct 2018 - $30.00
Park is very nice and there is plenty of space between campsites. Paved roads for walking or bike riding. There is only one water fill station at the entrance and a two way dump station. The line was long especially for the dump station on Sunday. Biggest issue is the bath house in serious need of updating. (See pictures) camping rate at $30 (electric only) and $9 entrance fee to drive in the gate should allow for modernization of the showers. I will go back but would like to see the updates. Lake, nice pool for additional fee, trails. Great park with exception of shower house. - DrBrownie
Sep 2018 - $28.00
Pretty State Park, mediocre campground. Nightly rate does not include one-time $7 entry fee for Indiana residents. The campground is maintained, however the overall look is that of a place that needs some fresh investments. The men's shower house has one private shower, and then one locker room style shower room with a couple shower heads and no privacy. Also, there's no ability to adjust the temperature and we found the showers to be too hot. The sites are a little on the short side, so most folks had to park their tow vehicles sideways in order to stay out of the road. The interior roads are very narrow, and unbelievably, there is a water spigot at the only entrance to campground B- so multiple folks were filling their tanks prior to entering the campground, thus creating a backup for the rest of us trying to get in or out. Sites are electric only. The sites are generally well separated, but there is no privacy between sites. A nice canopy of trees exists on the perimeter sites but we noticed several dead branches waiting to fall that should be removed. Same goes for the pretty trails- numerous "widow makers" hung over the trails. Several days after rain we noted standing water and muddy ground, so I'm guessing this place has occasional flooding issues, judging also by the fresh straw that was placed at some of the sites. Mosquitos were pretty bad in the evenings. The camp store has only the most basic provisions; firewood is reasonably priced at $5 for eight pieces that you select yourself. At&t cell service is good, and we received several over the air TV stations. There are canoe, kayak and row boat rental available. Fishing looks decent. - Fdwt994