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Gorgeous hiking

A nice site, close to hiking. The RV spots were a bit close together and “partially shaded” doesn’t actually mean partially shaded but the site is well maintained, beautiful, there are several dump stations and water fill ups. A gorgeous hiking loop links straight off the campground and from there you can access many of the other trails. The suspension bridge and ravines are not to be missed.

Great campground, nice people

This is very nice campground with the right amount of facilities. We stayed in a primitive site but they also have RV sites and cabins. There is a playground for the kiddos if you have them, a volleyball net, and horseshoes. There are outhouses/port-a-potty’s around the campground and a shower house with toilets. The outhouse near our site was very clean, as was the shower house. There’s a nice pond in the center of the campground where they have paddle boats and canoes (we didn’t go out on the pond though); also saw people fishing. There’s a cute little camp store where you can buy ice, last minute necessities, drinks and snacks, or souvenirs. The folks here are very nice. You pay for firewood at the camp store and they deliver it to your site. The grounds are very well kept. Not too many critters, we only saw one squirrel. The Saturday night we were there they had karaoke at the stage by the camp store. Not sure if they regularly have stuff like that, maybe ask them about that if you’re curious. Our site was on the far side of the pond next to the playground and there weren’t many people near us, so it was pretty quiet except for the occasional road noise. There were tent sites beyond the trees behind us (I’m guessing these are the spots the other reviews are referring to) which would have better shade in the afternoon than ours did (but ours had shade in the morning while those sites would not). Overall, it was a nice place and pretty quiet & peaceful. We will definitely go back.

Excellent campground for family fun

As first time campers, we went with relatives with camping experience. They have a trailer camper and we got adjacent sites, their RV in one and our tents in the other. 

The sites were clean and well-shaded. There was lots of room for camp chairs around the fire, as well as for the younger kids to run around. They reported an easy time parking and hooking up their camper.

The bathrooms and showers were very clean and well maintained. 

There were fun trails to hike on that were enjoyed by all, including kids and dogs. 

Everyone we met seemed so friendly, something that we honestly were a little worried about being Asian-American city folk venturing into the woods in the middle of nowhere. 

All in all, it was a wonderful  experience that convinced us to come back and keep camping.

Very nice campground

We stayed in site 93 in the lake view area. The campsite itself was large and clean. The bathrooms were clean and fairly close to the campsite. The “lakeview” title is a bit misleading as there is a view of the lake but it is largely covered by trees. Wish there was a park ranger presence there to ask loud guests to keep it down past quiet hours, but never saw a ranger the entire time. There was a trail that led down to the lake but it was steep and a bit hard to maneuver. If there was an access set of steps to get to the lake it would be much nicer for guests with limited mobility. Over all we would stay here again.

Best campground close to Turkey Run!

This camp ground is our go to for camping close to Turkey Run!

We love the family friendly atmosphere, and all of the extras they offer for the kids! There is a great pond for fishing, and there are lots of fish to catch!

The sites are a great size, and very well maintained!

The owners are simply amazing! I greatly appreciate how strictly they enforce the rules of the grounds! We never have to worry about being kept up all night, or crazy neighbors!
Their river trips are amazing! Their equipment is clean and well cared for! If you are looking for a campground or water excursion close to Turkey Run, look no further! This is it!

Fun filled!!

I loved this camp ground, there was a beach which was nice and a building to get food. They have a basketball court, and a few trails. We stayed Thurs thru Sunday and had a very nice time.


Called up there last minute on Fourth of July weekend (early morning, Friday) 2020 to check if they had any last minute openings for tent camping & the lady who answered the phone was EXTREMELY rude from the very beginning. She said “for tent? You do realize it’s a holiday weekend, no we don’t have any openings” laughed and hung up on us. Like who acts like that. I’ve only heard bad things about this place growing up in Kokomo but it was a last minute thing. Won’t ever call again.

Very clean and spacious

Lake Waveland's grounds crew does a very good job keeping the property in order … and that's no small task, there is a TON of green space on this property! If fishing is your way of relaxing, you should have a good time here. The majority of electric sites are well shaded and there are endless opportunities to pitch a tent.

Terrific campground and state park

We stayed here this weekend and had a terrific time. The weather was very hot but there is a river to tube and canoe in to keep you cool. We stayed at site #35. It is in a very quiet, off the main road, in a circle, in full shade. It’s is very close to the restroom but a distance from the camp store and dumpster. The site was clean and well equipped with a fire ring and picnic table. The site is very uneven. It definitely sloops to the back corner. It’s was difficult to level our camper but we got it in the end. The site was huge but given the unevenness it would be difficult for tents. The campground is family friendly and was quiet at night. There is a lot to do at this state park. We hiked the #3 and #5 trails and it took us about 2 hours. It was very busy but everyone was very polite. It was a great stay all around.

Real nice park. Clean, modern & fairly well spaced sites.

Although the sites ar fairly well spaced some are on top of one another, especially on a covid pcked Friday night. We only stayed as a night over and did not use any facilities. The place was packed and as with any large overcrowded park too many of them left their manners & common sense at home.

The park has a lot to off with trails, swimming and a beautiful lodge with good food. (Last time we were there as we did nod eat there this time.) Our site #123 was shaded and level

Can accomandate large rigs, but more so for tenters and smaller units. We would stay here again.