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Shipshewana Campground - South Park

Shipshewana, Indiana


1105 S Van Buren St
Shipshewana, Indiana 46565
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 165
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 41.66222
Longitude: -85.57957

Elevation: 905' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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141 Reviews

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Review Count: 56
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2019 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

Narrow roads, Very narrow pads that need work. While park is kept clean and neat, no real interaction with staff, no "service". This is a good location if you are staying in the area and we did not see any other parks that looked better so just know this is a place to PARK but not really anything else. We camped at Shipshewana Campground - South Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Flea market is fun but only operates on Tuesday and Wednesday? Cheese, Smoked meats, Amish cooking is readily available and reasonably priced in the town and surrounding areas. Lots of shopping, factory tours of RV manufactures available near by.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2019 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

Our site was a full hook-up pull through site. Not too level as the front wheels were slightly off the ground after leveling. Very convenient location for seeing the sites of Shipshewana and the surrounding area. We rode bikes throughout the area including the Pumpkinvine trail to Middlebury, which was a very nice bike path. Checkin was easy and friendly. Sites are fairly close together, but not terrible. This was our forth trip to the area in the past five years and always have an enjoyable time. We camped at Shipshewana Campground - South Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Love the doughnuts at Rise and Roll, about 3 miles west of Shipshewana.

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Review Count: 87
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 25

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $47.00
Overall Rating:

We were warmly greeted and efficiently checked in upon arrival. The park is well kept and very clean. Sites are gravel pads with a grass patio. Ours was very level with plenty of length for the rig and tow vehicle detached. Site width is reasonable with a fire ring and picnic table provided. 50amp power was rock solid for the two 90 degree days of our stay. Water pressure is between 30 - 40 psi. OTA TV channel reception was very good from South Bend. WiFi reception was decent and useful for email and light internet but no streaming. AT&T cell coverage was good. There was a rally taking place during our stay and they have a huge open area to accomodate large tents for those activities. We enjoyed our stay and would come back again. We camped at Shipshewana Campground - South Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
60
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

In addition to all thing Amish in the area, the Pumpkinvine Hiking/Biking Trailhead starts in Shipshewana and meanders for 20+ miles west towards Elkhart. The trail is exceptionally well maintained, paved, tree lined and mostly a level grade so it is geared for all abilities. In Middlebury the trail goes thru the Quilt Gardens which would make a great starting point too.

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2019 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

We just returned from a week stay in Shipshewana and loved our stay. I had researched the many RV parks in the area and chose this one for it's close proximity to the flea market (but not TOO close) and area restaurants and attractions. We had originally requested a back-in site and arrived very late on the first night. The site was terrible. It had recently rained and there was a big bush right beside the site which prevented me from being able to deploy my slideouts. I had to hug one side of the site and nearly got stuck in the mud. The next morning I drove the park and found a large number of big pull-thru sites that were empty. The office staff were very gracious and gave me a list of sites that were open during our stay and we moved. The site was perfect. A big pull-thru with plenty of space for our 40 footer and Jeep. Utilities were excellent and the views were great. Park is very well maintained and clean. We loved our stay and have decided to make it an annual event. We camped at Shipshewana Campground - South Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Pull-thru
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed 4 nights. The park is clean, close to all shopping and restaurants. Our site was nice and level, but they do need to add gravel to the sites as it rained before we arrived and our site was flooded. They did allow us to pick a different site. I would suggest asking for a site close to front as they seemed to stay dryer...our site was across from the gazebo and miniature horse farm. We loved it. We camped at Shipshewana Campground - South Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The blue gate restaurant was the greatest. Buffet downstairs. Order sit down restaurant upstairs. Lots of shopping inside, bakery inside, theater upstairs with various performances. Restaurant in the middle of all shopping. Over 300 booths at flea market. If you are in need of beautifully made outdoor, indoor furniture and all kinds of decorating this is the place. While resting after dinner go for a horse and carriage ride thru beautiful Amish country.

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Review Count: 118
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $48.00
Overall Rating:

The campground is easy access from I-80/90 and US20 with gravel roads throughout and sites that are gravel. The CG is centrally located in Shipshewana, a unique small town swathed in Amish and Mennonite culture. The campground is relatively large and nicely kept with carefully mowed lawns and older but nicely kept facilities. It is tucked between a couple of local farms so has a very quiet and peaceful vibe to it. We drive a 45 foot MH with a tow and were able to easily navigate into, through, and out of the campground. The sites are gravel and level with grass between with reasonable distance to the next site. Most sites are very long, easily 100 ft. Utilities are placed mid-site and work well; water pressure is good. Our site and most sites would have good satellite reception although a few are tree covered and there are several OTA channels available. Wi-Fi is acceptable for easy internet surfing, not quite good enough for streaming, particularly if there are any number of folks in the park. We did not use the laundry or rest rooms so cannot comment on that. There is an unfenced dog walk area which is nice and no specific play area for the kids. We have stayed at this campground previously and would stay here again. We camped at Shipshewana Campground - South Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful RV park close to Elkhart. Big pull thru asphalt sites. Everything is so clean, great laundry room, showers lg. Feels like you're in the country (surrounded by farms, Clysdale horses behind our site), even a RV wash. You're in the heart of Amish Country so lots of restaurants with great food, stores with lots of goodies and lots of shops. Everyone at this campground is so friendly and helpful. We camped at Shipshewana Campground - South Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
110
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Shipshewana is an Amish town with wonderful restaurants, bakeries and shops. Blue Gate restaurant is awesome with either a lg buffet or specific ordering. Known for its fried chicken, good chicken & homemade flour noodles. Husband did liver and onions which he loved.

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Review Count: 260
States Visited: 45
Helpful Reviews: 66

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed 15 days and received a weekly rate discount (1/2 off daily rate for 7th night). The site was back-in, gravel and level with FHU and 50 amp electric. There was a lot of rain during our stay and the site had standing water all around the pad. We had good Verizon voice/data reception. The park's free wifi was too slow. We had good DishTV satellite reception. The park charges $15 if you arrive before the 1:00 pm check in time, even if most of the sites are unoccupied. The office staff was less friendly and helpful then they were during our previous stays. The staff did not mow our site during our 15 day stay. Because of these issues, we did not enjoy our stay as much as we have in the past. We camped at Shipshewana Campground - South Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
123
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $43.00
Overall Rating:

Good location, close to everything. Poor drainage as others have mentioned. We waded water everyday. We were in a back in site and the sites are very close. One evening a bunch of kids were riding golf carts through the park and between sites. I'm not sure where they came from or why. We will try another park next time. We camped at Shipshewana Campground - South Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
80
Site Surface
Grass
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Toured the RV Museum, Bonneville Mill, and Mid America Windmill Museum. Enjoyed the "Plain & Fancy" show at Amish Acres.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2019 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Very clean place with both backin and pull thru site. Some are very close and some are just fine. No frills here, just a place to stop while enjoying the area. We camped at Shipshewana Campground - South Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
52
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

We arrived a day early and they were very nice about accommodating us. Very nice staff everywhere we encountered them. All sites are gravel with the majority being level. Only complaint was they need to improve the drainage/grading at some of the sites. We had large puddles (there was a heavy storm the night before) by the RV door as well as by the toad. It took 2 days before we weren't walking in water/mud. There were a number of folks with the same issue. Asking for a dryer location was fruitless as they were expecting to be full due to the holiday weekend. The grounds keepers were doing a nice job on the internal roads, filling holes and ruts. This is a very nice RV park close to the nearby attractions. Bath houses were very clean as were the laundry facilities. Grass was mowed. There are so many good places to eat in Shipshewana as well as some very nice stores. We have not found one we would complain about. This is a great location to visit and shop. We camped at Shipshewana Campground - South Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
56
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is a thriving Amish and Mennonite population here with many related businesses.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: May, 2019 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

we stayed for two nights in lot 38. the spaces looked very close but since the part was mostly empty we didn't have any one near us. It had been raining for a few days and the drainage wasn't good. hooked up and left in mud and standing water. the wifi worked good but only checking email, not for streaming, about 4mps. tv is via your antenna but we got a few channels. very convenient to all the attractions. a little pricy for what you get, will check out one of the other parks in the area next time. We camped at Shipshewana Campground - South Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

We accessed the campground off State Road 20 and the RV park is approximately 1/2 north on Van Buren Street. We arrived on a Sunday and there was no traffic however the entrance drive to the RV park may not be easily seen if traffic was present. Check-in was arranged over the phone so we never did speak to a campground staff member in person. Directions and paperwork relevant to our site were prepared for us and waiting for our arrival in the "late check-in box". Travel to our site was easy enough and the pull thru was plenty long enough for our 42 ft motorhome. Utilities were convenient and operated properly. We used satellite TV and did not have any issues but there are trees nearby and foliage could be a hinderance at some sites. We did not use cable or over the air TV. WIFI was available. We stayed overnight and would not hesitate to stay again if in the area. We camped at Shipshewana Campground - South Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 157
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed here before and it is our favorite campground when in the area. Staff is super and lots of spaces. We had no problem getting around with our 45 footer and tow. We camped at Shipshewana Campground - South Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
106
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 88
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: October, 2018 - $44.00
Overall Rating:

Easy big rig access and long level pull through sites for any size rig. We used this as our base to explore the area. Quiet, pretty setting that is just a 20 minute walk to town. We camped at Shipshewana Campground - South Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Blue Door restaurant in town is really good. RV Museum, Newmar Plant Tour, Amish Acres, South Bend and Studabaker Museums all worth your time.

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