RV Parks & Campgrounds

Paynetown State Recreation Area RV Parks

3.9 Stars 3.9 - 7 Reviews  $$$
(812) 837-9546
4850 State Hwy 446
Bloomington, Indiana


Electric, Pets allowed, Tents


July 4, 2022 - reviewed by Josh
4.0 Stars   
Busy Place
We've tent camped here several times over the years. This was the first time in our new 30ft travel trailer. It's always been a busy place. The sites on the outer areas are not very level. Sites on the inner loops appear fairly level. Sites are packed in fairly tight. Not very difficult to get parked, however. Over the years the campers have always been very diverse. Typically lots of families with young kids, young adults acting like kids and older travelers. Families are pretty respectful. Lots to do, hike, fish, boat and hit the beach.

June 25, 2022 - reviewed by Newdles
2.0 Stars   
IDK how this park has so many good reviews. TINY sites, super crammed in. Yet it's crowded, so obviously popular. The sites on the outer part of the ring are very unlevel, both front to back & side to side. All large gravel, no grass. The sites in the middle of the rings are so crammed in, you have to be careful not to hit the rig behind you, & these are not big camper that I'm seeing, 25-25 ft. Poor signage, noted in reviews on several websites, & I agree. The sign says "Campground Beach" not "Campground". The sign for the Campground Office is notably smaller than any others. The guy in the office wants nothing to do with people, & we didn't even ask anything. Not at all what I expect from a State Park or Rec Area. We stay in them all over, & this one is very sub par. Stay elsewhere.

November 22, 2017 - reviewed by Dan Hickman
4.0 Stars   
Stayed here in nov very quiet, no water in winter at site, and no water at dump station, premium site are paved and nice gravel ones are so so, nice park. Summer would be sweet lots to do .

October 22, 2017 - reviewed by Kelly
4.0 Stars   
Great Fall Camping
Wonderful in October! We stayed here in mid October and the trees were beautiful! We were right on the water with great views! The only negative was that our site was not very level, but we made it work. Very nice park, we will return.

October 9, 2017 - reviewed by Ginger
4.0 Stars   
Nice Campground in Hosier National Fores
Large campground, numerous bathhouses, a couple of play grounds, boat rental, swimming beach, trails, sits on Indiana's largest lake. Close to area attractions.

November 10, 2016 - reviewed by Rlc
4.0 Stars   
Beautiful Campground
Most sites are right on the lake. Big sites. Best shower I've ever had at a campground. Has everything. Boat fish bike hike or just relax. Great little restaurant just down the road for a rainy night.

May 8, 2016 - reviewed by Mark Howard
5.0 Stars   
Largest Lake in Indiana!
Lake Monroe covers over 10,000 acres and is the largest lake in Indiana. It is 3 times larger than the next biggest lake (Wawasee). The roads at Paynetown are mostly paved. The campground is excellent and well supervised, with some primitive and many electric camp sites for tents and RV's. There are several boat launching areas, swimming areas, boat rental services, docks for boat storage, trails, etc. The facilities are clean and modern. The entire recreation area is well laid out with many amenities. This is a great place to hike, boat, swim, camp, etc. Lake Monroe is beautiful as is the surround forest and rolling hills. I highly recommend this outstanding place to everyone!

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