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9 RV Parks near Spencer, Indiana
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
Jul 2019 - $46.00
Site was a pull through with gravel and grass, lots of room between sites. Had no issue with water pressure or electricity. Family park with lots to do with kids. - Bert338
Jun 2019 - $48.00
In our 6 years on the road as full timers, this has to be one of the nicest campgrounds we have ever stayed in. The grounds were neat and very well maintained. The hookups worked great. The WiFi was good. The pool was very inviting. The restrooms were cute and functional with watering cans for showerheads and buckets for sinks. The grounds are very large. All the RVs parked in their permanent sites were clean, neat and squared away. There were new buildings being built and gravel being brought in. Out pull thru site was an easy in and out. My only complaint is the narrow lane going into the campground. What happens when two RVs meet head to head on this single lane road? Regardless, this is a very nice campground. - Melodycthomas
May 2019 - $38.00
This is a lovely place in the rolling hills of southern Indiana. New management is now running the park and it has undergone a transformation over previous reviews. Much of the park is seasonal campsites, but there are numerous sites for nightly visitors. The seasonal campers take pride in their sites and many are improved with shelters, pretty decks, etc. There are two lakes with free fishing and a beautiful swimming pool. Every weekend activities for the kids and family to enjoy. This park is in the country and it is peaceful with plenty of wildlife! We love this park and plan on returning every time we are in the area. - SuzanneH
May 2019 - $30.00
I think the name of the park is missed labeled. The name should be Lieber State Recreation Area and not Blackhawk. - awesomeaustin
Jun 2018 - $25.00
This is an interesting place. On the one hand it is huge and open with a giant cut grass field. It is quiet and out of the way. But it is very old and run down in the restroom/shower department. Checking was a bit strange. I called a month before and was told I didn't need a reservation and that there would be plenty of space. When I arrived the girl said they were all full... she then went and got another woman who said there was one spot left. This kind of stuff makes me worry as I don't like scrambling for a campground if one falls through. - daa10496
Mar 2010 - $11.00
This was a great overnight stop. None of the negatives noted in the earlier reviews. It was clean and nice and all of the staff were great. When we were there it was very quite since it was off season. It is a little tight and don't expect to get sat. because it is very tree covered. It was very quite. Would would certainly stay there again. - TheJim
Apr 2018 - $35.00
This is an OK overnight stay, the gravel roads need to be maintained better. Lots of puddles to drive through after a moderate rain. The owner seems to be obsessed with warning signs about hidden cameras and violaters being proscecuted. Does not give the place a friendly vibe. The lady who checked us in was not at all friendly. Having said that our site was level and we did not have to unhook, although I had to pull forward to dump in the morning. Utilities are located in odd places as others have said. - midnightpumpkin
Aug 2017 - $30.00
This is an older park trying to recreate itself by advertising pull through sites. This is true, but only because they have taken two old back-to-back sites and termed them a pull through....but without rearranging the hookups! This resulted in almost useless sewer, water, and electric. Likely a reason for poor 30 amp only service, i.e. old wiring. Not only is the electric old, but the hookup is not where it neefs to be: the kind lady suggested we hookup to the electric on the adjoining site! The water and sewer placements were also really useless. We did not even try to hook up our water and sewer. Luckily we had used a good campground the night before and had empty grey and black tanks and a full 100 gallons of fresh water. The above will hopefully help other people understand the variety of evaluations. On the positve side, the park was quiet and well kept. The Wi-Fi worked decently. The many trees prevented our satellite from picking up a signal...which encouraged us to talk and watch dvd's. It is what it is. Given our experience we would not likely return. Sewer, water, and solid electricity, even 30 amp, need to be offered at a minimum and this park does not do that. Narrow access road; hope no one comes the other way. - michcamper38
Jul 2017 - $35.00
We stayed one night. Park only has 30 amp service, which is as advertised. However, as others have commented, with a single AC running... 13 amp load, the voltage dropped to 97 volts. Personally, I feel that voltages below ~110volts are unacceptable and very hard on the coaches equipment. The owner allowed us to connect to an adjacent power connection and the loaded voltage came up to just over 110volts. The sites were once gravel, but at least on our sight, very little was left. We will not stay again. - Don-kim
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
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
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
Jun 2019 - $25.00
Our site was super tight. The people were nice. - Chris Gresh
Jun 2018 - $35.00
State park with minimal services. Only has power connections (30 & 50A at our site). Water faucet was near our site but did not have a hose connection. Only 3 "comfort stations" (restrooms with flush toilets, etc). Several pit toilets around. Park was quite busy with everything from tent campers to large 5th wheels. Some sites were small and/or unlevel. Poor phone signal ATT. Not a good choice for those used to fancy campgrounds with WiFi, cable, etc. But we enjoyed ourselves. Traffic and kid activities died down at quiet time. We prefer sites with power and water minimum but we were fine for a couple of days on our fresh water tank. Park roads were narrow and had tight turns but accessible with our 35' 5th wheel. $35 per night is too high for what's available. - Motorcyclekelly
Aug 2017 - $35.00
This SRA was overall nice. There wasn't , however, much to do. The showers need upgraded. The were push-button type and very difficult to shower with that type of faucet. Restrooms are also in need of upgrade. My wife complained about the large amount of insects in women's restroom caused by the fact that the screens were missing. Overall it was a nice campground. - thegrinch
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