Bluffton/Fort Wayne South KOA, Indiana

1625 West Lancaster Street, Bluffton, IN 46714

(260) 824-0127     email:  blufftonkoa@gmail.com

This campground is located approx. 30 miles south of Fort Wayne. It is a newly constructed campground with 110 full-hook up/electric-water sites, 5 camping cabins, and 8 tent sites. The campstore has a good selection for supplies including KOA and Indiana souvenirs, ice,  and firewood. here were also very reasonably priced kitchen, food and RV supplies.  There is a laundry facility on site. Free wifi, no cable.

Appearance:

Being a newer campground the facilities are well-groomed but the trees are tall but not full , we assume to recent clearing to make room for the sites. There are corn fields surrounding the campground which give it a distinctive middle-Indiana feel.  There were flower beds throughout and the roads (all gravel) were well-maintained.  The sites were average in size.  When we visited the campground was not very busy so this was not a major issue but had it been busier we may have felt cramped.

Rating: (1-5 lanterns with 5 being the highest)

3lanterns

Area Attractions:

We visited this KOA because we were in town for a family event.  Had we not been in town, this would not likely be a place we would have chosen to camp.  We did find some interesting things to see on our visit, however. This campground is located within 11 minutes from the Ouabache State Park.  This is a very nice state park with hiking trails, a large pool with a water slide, and a very large campground area. Out of State day passes are $7, $5 for local residents.  The Buffalo preserve within the park is a must see.  To read more about the park click here. This KOA is a good choice for campers wanting to visit the State Park if it happens to be full – which we are told happens frequently.  The KOA is also a good choice for campers who want the use of brand new facilities (bath house, etc.) Berne is a Swiss-Amish town 20 minutes from Bluffton which is a nice day trip for campers who enjoy shopping and taking in the local flair.  There is also a nice town square and clock tower.

Rating:

2.5lanterns

Pet/Family Friendly:

Unfortunately there is no fenced in dog area, however the campground does have a good-sized grassy area for walking the dogs on leash, and several dog pick-up bag stations and trash cans.  The trails at the Ouabache state park are also pet-friendly.

The campground hosts many activities for children to enjoy including a heated swimming pool, playground, horseshoes, movie nights, arts and crafts time,bingo, etc.  There are also special themed weekends that are family oriented.  While we stayed there was a free ice cream social and movie showing in a covered pavilion.  Beginning Sept 13th, 2013 there will be a new 8 acre corn-maze with a Dracula theme. Every weekend in October has a Halloween theme with costume contests, decorating, trick-or-treat, etc. While there are some activities for children there are not as many as we have found at larger established KOA’s (bike rentals, ponds, jump pillow, etc)

Rating:

2.5lanterns

Bathrooms/Shower House

There was one shower house with four individual shower rooms – private doors with separate dressing area/shower. They were very spacious and very clean.  There are additional restrooms adjacent to the showers but in another room.  This makes it a bit inconvenient – after all who doesn’t usually use the restroom before showering?  So you have to lug your shower gear into the bathroom before going into the shower room.  Being a woman, I was also not thrilled with the idea of a unisex shower room.  I didn’t really like the idea of doing my hair and make up while random men came in to shower.  However, I will say that the facilities were very clean and nice, the water was hot and had good water pressure, and best of all there wasn’t a push button limiting your water supply.

Rating:

4lanterns

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