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Overview of Shipshewana Trading Place RV Park

Number of Sites 165

Reservations yes

Open Seasonally April 15 - Nov 15

Elevation 885 ft / 269 m

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Reviews of Shipshewana Trading Place RV Park 2 people have reviewed this location.

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Verizon 4G/LTE
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 9/5/2020
Confirmed by 1 User
Last reported 5/19/2020
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The Cappy's
SD 32' Dutchmen Denali 289RK Dodge Ram 2500
77 reviews
“Paying for location”

Reviewed 9/5/2020

Nightly rate: $44
Days stayed: 2
Site Number: 114
Overall Rating

Chose this campground based on location, which was perfect for exploring Shipshewana and the neighboring flea market (which was just okay...was hoping for some RV vendors but none were there) and accessing the Pumpkinvine Nature Trail to ride our bikes. Nothing fancy about the sites...gravel with grass strips in between and only a few small trees so no shade if needed. Lots of pull-thrus but we chose a back-in site near the laundry/bathhouse ($3/night cheaper too...our rate was $41 plus tax so about $44/night). Fortunately the campground was not even half full the 2 nights we stopped before Labor Day weekend so all was quiet.

Bathhouse (4 bathrooms each w/shower stall so private) were fairly new but could have used a bit of cleaning and one washer (out of 2) we used was not working properly (spin cycle not working so clothes were soaked, which caused us to wring them out and use extra quarters for the dryer). Wash was $3.50 for cold water ($3.75 for hot) and dryer was 75 cents to start for 10 minutes then 25 cents for every 5 minutes thereafter, on the expensive side in our experience (we are full-time RVers).

No WiFi. Easy in/out and there is an RV repair facility onsite (but they were very busy so we couldn't have someone look at our slide). Would stay here again for easy access to town (within walking distance), but there is another campground about 4 miles up the road that looked nicer we would probably try next time.

Site Quality
Verizon 4G/LTE

The Cappy's would stay here again

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Kris B.
Kalamazoo, MI 31' Forest River Wildwood 273QBXL
2 reviews
“Outstanding Maiden Voyage!”

Reviewed 5/19/2020

Nightly rate: $22
Days stayed: 13
Site Number: 47
Overall Rating

So.. let me save everyone some time by saying what Trading Places is NOT:
Its not a big rv destination park with trails, playgrounds, golf courses, scenic vistas or a wicked fishing hole.

Now.. if you've gotten this far, let me tell you what it IS:
Its a great place to camp and unwind. Its nestled up against the Shipshewanna Flea Market, and on Tuesday and Wednesday, it gets busier. But, it also gives you a great place to shop for all sorts of stuff. It offers both full hook ups and rustic camping. It does not have fire rings or pits.

Its an OUTSTANDING place to get any repair, warranty, maintenance, or upgrade work done. Service Manager Ryan goes above and beyond, and his team are very thorough. They did my dewinterizing, finding and fixing a gas leak I wasnt aware I had, walked me through dewinterizing (first time for me), installed a tornado tank flush, a new kitchen faucet, and a new on demand water heater. I cannot recommend the service and sales team enough, even in a "pandemic".

What this very basic park gives is a place to pull in and unwind for the night, or pull in and stay awhile. The park is basic, but the customer service is Outstanding. The spots are clean gravel, mostly level, with clean power and water coming in. Sewage is easy to hook up to (4" pipe, so bring a collar), and the posts are even gently lit at night. The service team responds quickly to any concerns or "newbie questions". The only downside is the free wifi is very slow. It will however run your temperature sensors to keep tabs on your pets. Visible and T-Mobile service was very good anywhere in the park and flea market.

What is also new is the shower and laundry rooms. There are 2 brand new sets of washers and dryers, coin operated, and 4 handicap accessible, lockable, individual shower rooms with sink, toilets, mirrors and hand dryers. Showers are free, and plenty hot! Like everything else, the laundry/shower was immaculate.

If your looking for a quick pit stop on your trip, need that summer shakedown trip, or just want somewhere quiet to relax and enjoy some amazing sunrises, friendly neighbors, and caring attentive staff.. then Trading Places is a great place to stop and throw down your chocks.

Site Quality
T-Mobile 4G/LTE

Kris B. would stay here again

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  • 50 Amp
  • 30 Amp
  • 20 Amp
  • water
  • dry camping
  • sewer
  • Full Hookups
  • wifi: free
Site Amenities
  • big rig
  • picnic table
  • pull thru
  • dump station
  • general store
  • ADA Accessible
  • laundry
  • restrooms: flush
  • showers
  • trash
  • water available
  • pets


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