3657 West US Hwy. 24
Remington, Indiana 47977
I-65 (Exit 201)
Phone: (877) 600-CAMP
Caboose Lake Campground is a year-round campground located in the northwest region of Indiana. It is approximately 100 miles from Chicago or Indianapolis. It is 30 miles north of Lafayette, Purdue University. Caboose Lake Campground is a member of Good Sam. If you are also a member you will receive a 10% discount. The campground consists of 115 full-hookup sites, cabin rentals, RV rental, and even a caboose rental, hence the name. There is a laundry room open 24 hours a day. There are planned activities and church services during the summer months.
The Caboose Lake Campground was an overnight stay for us in our ten-day exploration of Wisconsin. We decided to drive four hours and stop here and continue the final four hours to the Wisconsin Dells. Unlike many of our campground reviews, this one will be short due to the fact this campground was simply a stopover, not a destination.
Appearance: Overall, the campground appearance was maintained yet the landscaping was nothing flashy. The campground consisted of gravel roads and decent size sites. Most of the sites were back-ins but they also had pull-thrus that could accommodate any big rigs. Many of the sites backed in to the lake (large pond). All sites were full hookup, some could accommodate 50 amps. Each sites consisted of a picnic table and fire ring. Most sites were NOT shaded. The campground is located right of the highway so it is EZ-off and EZ-on. However, for us this was a major disadvantage. The highway noise was in many cases unbearable. In addition to the highway, the south side of the campground butted up against a railroad track. I could not imagine renting a cabin on that side of the campground only to hear a train stroll through at 4 a.m. Fortunately, the hot weather resulted in running the A/C all night which drowned out most of the highway noise. Everybody camps for different reasons. For us, it’s about getting in touch with nature, peace and quiet, and relaxation. If you are like us, this is not the campground for you except as a stop over.
Rating: (1-5 lanterns with 5 being the highest)
Activities: You can fish the lake for a fee and there is a small beach for swimming. Campers could rent a boat and fish the lake. The cost to rent the boat is as follows: $15/4 hours, $25/8 hours, and $35/12 hours. You also could rent paddle boats for $5/hour. The one aspect I really enjoyed about the campsite was that I could fish right off my site. The lake was twenty feet from our camper. That was very convenient. However, you had to pay $3.50 to do so which I thought was unnecessary. Golf cart rentals were also available. It is within 20 minutes from the Indiana Beach Amusement Park.
Family/Pet Friendly: On the positive side, there are some nice aspects to this campground. For kids they had a sandy beach area, water jungle gym, volleyball court, playground, dunk tank, basketball/trampoline system, hippo slide, snack bar. Campers could rent a boat and fish the lake. The cost to rent the boat is as follows: $15/4 hours, $25/8 hours, and $35/12 hours. You also could rent paddle boats for $5/hour. The one aspect I really enjoyed about the campsite was that I could fish right off my site. The lake was twenty feet from our camper. That was very convenient. However, you had to pay $3.50 to do so which I thought was unnecessary. Golf cart rentals were also available.
The campground was pet-friendly, however it did not include a fenced-in dog area. There was a pet-walk but it was along the outskirts of the campground that bordered the highway. In addition, most sites were not shaded so on a hot, summer day the heat can be unbearable for pets.
Bathrooms/Showers: The bathrooms were average. For the most part, they were clean. However, the soap dispensers were empty during our visit. The showers offered a constant flow of hot water (not on a timer). We asked for a site near the restroom/shower houses since we have a popup without a bathroom. The one major downside was the fact there was only one restroom/showerhouse for the entire campground so if your site was on the south side or west side of the campground, you had a long walk. If your camper has a bathroom then you will be just fine on that end of the lake.
Overall: This campground was a decent place to stay overnight at a reasonable price ($30.82 with Good Sam discount). This would not be a campground I would stay at for multiple nights. The major downside to this campground was the highway noise. I could not get past this displeasure.