Richmond Indiana KOA is pretty typical for the brand. A pretty, if slightly over-priced campground that is very kid friendly.
We Paid: $43 per night for 3 nights
Discounts Used: KOA Membership
Address (GPS Link): 3101 Cart Road Richmond, IN 47374
Amenities List: Power, Water, Sewer, Camp Store, Rec Room, Pool, Playground, Field Games, Mini Golf, Fishing, Dog Run, Wireless, Cable TV, Bathrooms, Showers, Laundry, Cabins, Tent Camping, Propane
Rating: 3 of 5 stars
- Pretty grounds
- Lots of stuff for kids
- Expensive for what you get
Richmond Indiana KOA is a well-run park. The grounds are clean and everything was in good shape when we visited. It is an attractive and quiet park with just the right number of trees to give it a real campsite feel, but not so many they make parking difficult. They have all the usual amenities along with quite a wide range of activities for kids to engage in, something I’ve come to associate with the KOA brand more than anything else. There is even a cute little mini-golf course on site.
Unfortunately for us, when we booked here we could only get a site with water and electricity, but no sewer connection. Only about half of their lots have full hook ups. That isn’t a big problem for a short stay, but it felt like we were paying a premium price for a sub-premium site. We decided to use our KOA points here to pay for part of the site cost. Considering that most KOAs seem to have a bit of a price premium, their discounts and rewards programs seem to do little more than bringing their cost back to normal.
They have a small pond on site where you can go fishing. On our visit, it was so choked with algae bloom from fertilizer run-off I don’t think I’d want to eat anything that came out of it. The scummy appearance also made it a bit less attractive than it otherwise would be. You can rent paddle boats to roam around on it if you like. Still, it makes for decent scenery within the park. The bathrooms were clean but I found them cramped and the shower faucets were only about 5′ high for some reason.
I’ll give this one a mild recommendation for those who are camping with kids with the caveat that you should make sure to ask for a full hookup if you want one.