Site: 8 (Non-electric)
Pros: Clean facilities, Lakeside camping, Griffin Bike Park
Can fish right out your "back door". Very clean showers. Not much in the way of shade on campsites.
Great hiking trails, beautiful bike track and fishing. This park also has a pioneer village and yearly activities such as vintage camping and a pancake breakfast! The campsites are shaded, but a little close. The tent sites have raised sand beds so you're not directly on the ground. The bathroom is clean and staff are friendly.
As far as camping, not a ton of spaces. Most seemed to be ok size. The great: a lot of the sites are right on the water or really close to it. there bathroom/shower house is newer and clean (it could use a vent window though). There is a nice beach. We stayed in July and the water was really warm. The gentleman that happened to be working the afternoon we got there was super helpful. The bad: because of the fingers of the lake, a lot of sites back up to each other REALLY CLOSE! You may find that you can hear everything going on in your neighbors sites. The AWESOME: this park is a short four minute bike ride from Griffin Bike Park, which is an amazing mountain bike park.
Shaded campground sites at lake's edge on east side of park, 53 electrical hookups including 1 pull-thru, 14 primitive/tent sites. Fire ring and picnic table at each site. Water hydrants nearby. Modern shower houses with rest rooms. Handicapped accessible. Dump station. Pets are welcome but must be kept on leash. Must provide own firewood. Firewood must be purchased from within state. Fishing from campsite. In park, swimming beach (Memorial Day-weekend before school opens in fall), boat ramp, trails, playgrounds, horseshoe pits, pioneer village.
Campground open May 1 - October 15. Park open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. No reservations. Must check-in between 8 a.m. and 10 p.m. Night guard on duty. Electrical sites - $20 a night, weekly rate - $120, 2 weeks rate - $200. Primitive sites - $12 a night, weekly rate - $60, 2 weeks rate - $100. Price includes Indiana Sales Tax.
From I-70, go south on U.S. 41 for 7.2 miles. Turn left onto Oregon Church Road and go .8 mile east to park entrance on left. After entering park, turn right to go to campground.
Personal Thoughts and Experience: We had a wonderful time. We absolutely loved the pioneer village. it is a must go especially when they are having pioneer days in the fall. There is a mountain bike park close to the campground that is a premier facility. Beginner to advance trails with a practice course. Amazing! My husband competes in the Dyno series and loves to train at the facility then camp at Fowler Park!
Nice little County park. Well maintained but the bathroom and showers need to be updated. This park is located about 1/4 mile from the entrance to Griffin Bike park, and the mountain biking there is fantastic. I would not hesitate to stay there again.