November 3, 2022 - reviewed by Ted The Tech
The title explains the campsite in general. Big Bone does have some advantages however, like the one site historical museum, Buffalo observation stations and a paleontologist trail but, what it lacks is outdated campsites, a mini golf course and some overall general upgrades for it's entire park. This park/campground has so much potential but, I don't believe that the current owner or parties are willing to do any upgrades at this time. It's too bad too cause the museum and few other park renovations would make this a top tier campsite destination. All in all it's worth a visit at minimal.
July 6, 2021 - reviewed by JnD
If you are looking for level sites for your RV, don’t expect it here. It is clean enough, but I was shocked to come out of the stall and find a female staff member cleaning. I thought I was in the women’s room. When I asked if this was the men’s room she simply said, “ oh ya”. Yikes
October 24, 2020 - reviewed by Mary
This campground is pretty nice. It was about mid ways between the Ark Encounter and Creation Museum. The spots are spacious and the campground is quiet. No sewer hookups but the bath house has good water pressure. Nice playground and miniature golf for kids.The water hookups are not close to spots so bring an extra hose! We had no internet connection so it was hard to search for nearby grocery or routes. The office has WiFi if you go there. Didn’t learn that til the last day. Bring plenty of leveling blocks as the spots are pretty unlevel.
August 19, 2020 - reviewed by BoundforWashington
Overall Very Pleasant.
A well kept park with nice staff. Most sites have some shade. Ours (site 15) did not. We stayed here while we visited “The Ark Encounter”.
November 6, 2019 - reviewed by Travels With Spock
Spacious, Quiet, Nearby Hiking
As another camper stated, this campground is spacious and quiet. Gobblers Trace trailhead is located in the campground. Those are the pluses. The cons however, are the concrete pads are not level and there is no water available unless you want to carry it quite a way in a bucket. Complaints aside, I prefer to stay in the state campgrounds versus private because the spaces are spacious and it is quiet. Private campgrounds usually pack campers in like sardines and tend to be located near interstates and railroads (like KOA’s).
Note: I made the reservation through ReserveAmerica, which charged an additional six dollar convenience charge. The agent indicated that there were only a few spaces available when I asked if I could avoid the charge and just get a camping spot when I arrived. I chose to be on the safe side and made the reservation. When I arrived I discovered there were only a few campers in the entire campground.
BTW: I woke up to 28° this morning!
August 8, 2019 - reviewed by Reiser
Spacious And Quiet
We stayed here for 4 nights since it was a good central location between Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum. It was pretty spacious and mostly quiet on the end we stayed at. The facilities were well kept and overall clean. The laundry room was cost effective and machines were efficient. They provide campground hosts for after hours who were very nice and helpful. The bison and the museum on site were a treat to visit. Many sites were not very level, but, all in all, it was great! Would definitely stay there again!
June 13, 2019 - reviewed by David
Nice Campground but some Small Pads
Enjoyed our stay but beware some pads are short and very unlevel.
May 7, 2019 - reviewed by Marshall
Nice Campground But..
Nice campground located close to the Arc Encounter. One big downside is alot if not most of the sites are way off level.
June 16, 2018 - reviewed by Cruising Crusader
Nice Place to Stay!
My husband and I stayed at this campground for 3 nights as we wanted to visit Noah's Ark in Williamstown (30 minutes away) while enroute from Mobile to Detroit pulling a 30 ft. Fifth-wheel. Nice scenic two lane roads off I-75 leading to the park. Streets in the campground are wide enough for two vehicles. Check-in at the Campstore went smooth. Staff was friendly. Highly recommend reservations, especially for weekend stays; a majority of the campers were locals. Some sites are level and some are way off. Recommend bringing lots of blocks for under your jackstands, we observed many wheels off the ground to maintain a level camper. Make sure your lot size accommodates your equipment, there is no parking allowed on the grass and strickly enforced. Water hookups are quite far from some sites, requiring to purchase another waterhose to connect to existing one. The campstore does sell waterhoses. Electric is 30 amp. Swimming pool, museum, trails...lots to do here!
March 29, 2018 - reviewed by NinaS
Don't try making reservations the day you want to get there. The campground supposedly can't hold them and Reserve America can only reserve a day in advance.
December 10, 2017 - reviewed by Realnavigirl
Park Closed For Winter
Rated a 1 because app said open all year. Checked 12_10_17 and closed until spring 2018
October 16, 2017 - reviewed by P Hughes
Big Bone Lick
Very nice campground. The camp hosts were very nice and helpful. They suggested we take the hike down to see the Buffalo and museum, so we did. Very worth the time and effort. The restrooms were clean and the laundry room was very functional. Be ready going into the park for the steep grade with a sharp left turn at the top.
December 26, 2016 - reviewed by Biff
We come all the time. Just need to know how to back in your camper. Gets a bit loud with kids but that's camping. You need to know the spots to avoid the traffic. Yes they will get on you about the grass but that's why there are rules. Follow them and you will have a nice time. Staff is always great and October is a lot of fun.
June 22, 2016 - reviewed by Sue
Not enough room for large campers. Do not even get close to the grass with a vehicle or they will get all over you. I am surprised they don't have a problem with tents on the grass. Was not impressed this time at all. Had went there in the past and it was better years ago than it is now. Was in a good spot to watch the racoons and opossums play at night.
June 23, 2015 - reviewed by Shotgun
Stayed once didn't wow me enough to go back. Nothing wrong with it. Probably need to give another try.