Charlestown State Park

State Park

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Jersey Avenue
Charlestown, IN 47111
812-256-5600
Official Website

GPS: 38.449, -85.646

Last Price Paid: $37
Number of Sites: 190
Reservations: Yes
Elevation: 613 ft
Max Length: 40 ft

2 people have reviewed this location.

Ratings Summary

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Location
Cleanliness
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Cell Phone Coverage

4bars
Verizon 4G
4bars
Verizon 3G
4bars
Verizon Extended
3bars
AT&T 4G
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Life Rebooted

36 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 36LA
2014 Honda CR-V
156 reviews
Nightly rate: $37
Days stayed: 6
Site Number: 102

Life Rebooted would stay here again

Reviewed Oct 22, 2016

Overall Rating

The sites here are nice and large, typical of most state parks we've stayed in. The park appears very clean, groomed, and maintained. It's nice to find full hookups at a state park, and for a reasonable fee. There's also a $9 park entry fee, but fortunately that was a one-time charge and not a daily charge like most other parks. Sites are paved (asphalt) and fairly level, with picnic table and fire ring, and grass lawns. Each campground loop has a nice buffer of trees around each side, but most sites have few/no trees between them, so there's not much privacy in most of the campground (a few sites are heavily wooded). There a plenty of hiking trails in the state park, including one from the campground, and one that visits the remains of the Rose Island amusement park that was destroyed in a flood 80 years ago. There's no WiFi, but our Verizon and AT&T both worked well. Since we had full hookups we didn't check out the bath houses at all and can't report on them. Stores in town (Charlestown) are only a couple miles away. The park is a little far away for visiting Louisville (40 minutes), but it's doable. We'd return here.

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Location
Cleanliness
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3bars
AT&T 4G
4bars
Verizon 4G

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Bob Martel

27 Airstream Eddie Bauer
2015 Ford F-250 Platinum Diesel
53 reviews
Nightly rate: $23
Days stayed: 5
Site Number: 153

Bob Martel would stay here again

“Nice state park well situatied for visiting the Louisville KY area”

Reviewed May 22, 2016

Overall Rating

A typical nice and tidy state park campground. Sites are reasonably large and some have substantial privacy due to vegetation while other sites are more open. This campground has sites with full hookups ($30 to $44 per night depending on weekday/weekend/holiday.) Our electric-only site was $23 for weekdays, $30 for weekends and $33 for holidays. Indiana State campgrounds have rates that are a bit high when compared to similar offerings in other states (especially when you factor in the weekend/holiday "surge pricing,") but they are still better values than are private campgrounds.

This campground is about half an hour from downtown Louisville, Kentucky which was our primary reason for stopping here and provides a good jumping off point for visiting this city. There are supermarkets within about a 15 minute drive from the campground. There are some short hiking trails in this state park.

We had good Verizon signal and were able to stream HD video.

Access
Location
Cleanliness
Site Quality
Noise
4bars
Verizon 4G
4bars
Verizon 3G
4bars
Verizon Extended

This review is the opinion of a Campendium member and not of Campendium.com


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Hookups:
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • sewer
Facilities:
  • dump station
  • showers
  • water available

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