Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Gandview Bend Family Campground

Name; Grandview Bend, PO Box 185, 4630 N 100 E, Howe IN, 46746, 574 220 9554
Date; 5/16-5/28/13
Staff/owners; Very friendly manager
Price; Coast to Coast $10., Passport America $12.50, Escapees $14. no club affiliation $30.
Site Description; Back in on grass, not to level, 50amp electric and water. There is a dump station and they also offer a pump out service for $10. No privacy between sites, but you have no one in front or in back of you. Roads are gravel and dusty when its dry. Sites are close, but while we were there we always had 1 to 2 empty sites between us, so it didn't seem close. But if all sites were full it would be very close. There are 40 sites the private campground rents out and it was not even half full  over Memorial Day.

Our site

Looking down the road at the sites that are rented out to CTC, PA, etc. members. See our nearest neighbor on this side.

This is our nearest neighbor on this side. Never anyone closer then this.

Big Rig Friendly; Yes wide road and deep site. The road to the dump station is a little tight, but no problem.
Amenities; There is a heated pool, river access with a small boat/kayak launch on the Little Pigeon River, 4 bath houses with showers. No clubhouse.
Laundry; No laundry
Phone/Wifi/TV; Verizon was 4 bars, Wifi in park but we were at the farthest site or had a poor signal . TV over the air only one major network, open for satellite.
Dog friendly; Yes lots of grassy areas to walk a dog.
Night; Very quite and dark
Book exchange; Yes small book exchange at what use to be the check in gate shack.
Opinion; About 12-15 miles west of Shipshewanna. Nice quite country location with a short ride to the very touristy area. About 30 miles from Elkhart and 50 miles from South Bend. This is a private campground with many families. There were a lot of children over the Memorial  Day weekend and there was no noise by us. The sites they rent are along the side were you enter the campground. There was smoke, as the park was very full over this weekend and almost everybody had a campfire. Everybody was friendly. We stayed 12 nights using CTC membership. A very small town with a small farmers market on Saturdays. The Post Office will accept General Delivery mail. Nearest grocery is about 15 miles, its possible there is one closer, but we didn't see one, most listed were in Sturgis MI. We would stay here again.


  1. Saw your comment on our stay in Houghton, where will you be on the Keweenaw Peninsula? Maybe we can meet somewhere for food and conversation?

    1. We plan on staying at the City of Houghton RV Park. Hope we can get together.