Caitlin W.
Tipton, IN
Joined July 2018
weekend fun

We had so much fun. We stayed in the cabins for a couple days. There is always so much to do, one day hiking the next we were shopping. It's located right off 46 and just a few mins from downtown. Explore Brown County is also just a few mins away where you can paintball, ziplines, and ride ATVs on the trails. The cabins were nice and clean, and equipped with a little fridge and microwave. We will definitely be staying again.

3 falls trail

This is one of my first trails I went on that started my love for hiking. It's so short and simple but we loved it. There was so much to see. The little primitive sites across the street are even better. Definitely a place to check out.

Another Family Favorite

Our visit here was awesome as always. I love the history they share about the Indians and the old amusement park that used to be there. Their trails are decent and the campground is very clean. I've always had the nicest neighbors, and they also have a pool that is open during the summer days. I think it is an additional $2 to get in. They have a very nice nature center that holds some common snakes and turtles. You can also rent a little explorer pack for your young ones to take along a trail. It includes a magnifying glass, and such things.

All hail trail 3

This is one of my favorites for hiking. All the obstacles and little creeks that dub the trail "very rugged" get me excited just thinking about it. Not to mention the beautiful views, from being so high and seeing over the top of the park, to being down in the raviens and coming across the Punch Bowl. If you're a hiker and haven't been here yet. Go. As mentioned in my review of Shades, it's only a short drive between the two. And you can do some fishing at the nearby Raccoon Lake. Enjoy!

Family Favorite.

This is a place we visit many times a year. whether it's just for a day hike or to spend the week camping with family. Be sure to take your boat out on the lake for a relaxed time or hook up the tubes and skis and see who lasts the longest. Another favorite time to visit is when they have the Christmas contest in the summer, sites alike decorate their campers and tents with lights and blow up characters to show their enthusiasm and win the contest.

All primitive camping

So the campground itself is all primitive camping regardless of tent or rv. There were several people with generators, but we chose to stay off the grid. There are also dump toliets along the way, but in the middle they have a comfort station with restrooms and showers, also a few plug ins inside the comfort station. Raccoons were a serious problem when we were there, worse than anywhere I've ever been. The hiking is nothing short of amazing, and be sure to drive a few miles and get some trails in at Turkey Run.

Breathtaking Views

Very clean and very nice. It was quite busy, but only saw a few people on the trails. Which if you're hiking, make sure you're prepared. It's s different element hiking in the sand, every two steps forward is one step back. But the views are so so worth it. Lake Michigan is amazing, and you can see Chicago's city line in the distance.

So clean and very friendly

The sites are decent sized and spaced apart for your privacy. The bathrooms and showers are especially clean. Being part of the Hoosier National Forest was pretty cool. We of course hiked and spent some time at the beach. Which the beach closed at 8pm, and they were very strict about that.

Short drive from home

Fills up fast, so make your reservation. It's small but one of my favorites. There is a canoe launch spot on the river, and hiking trails. Their bathrooms and showers are the cleanest I've came across. Also close by is koteewi, which has horseback riding, ziplines, an archery range, along with other activities.

The sunset was amazing.

It was quite small, but the hiking was amazing. We found so many geodes along the way. Lake Monroe is one of my favorite places to be, the sunsets are magical. Also there is a ton of things to do such as boating, canoeing, and swimming etc.


I was kinda disappointed by the views of the waterfalls. We hiked over 9 miles and it was amazing but being able to see the actual falls was a challenge. But overall the campground was kept very nice.

The views were amazing.

There are 3 separate campgrounds in the park Buffalo Ridge, Raccoon, and Taylor Ridge. We stayed in Taylor which was dubbed "wooded" and the one I would most suggest. The others were pretty cleared out and too close together.