Little Farm on the River
1313 E. Bellview Ln. Rising Sun IN 47040
|Voice: (812) 438-4500
Fax: (812) 438-9543
Pros: Riverview location, beautiful sunrises, generally quiet.
Cons: Tight sites, not much shade in the lower level.
Little Farm on the River is a year-round campground located on the Ohio River in Rising Sun, Indiana. The campground is divided into an upper and a lower section. The upper section is near the pool and camp store, whereas the lower section has campsites that backup to the Ohio River. A road connects the two sections, which are about ½ apart from each other. The campground is big-rig friendly with long sites and pull-thrus as well. Sites include 50 amp.
We stayed in the lower section along the river (site #154). All sites are full hookup. There was no cable, however, plenty of clearing if you have a satellite. With our Good Sam discount and taxes, we paid $90 for two nights.
Each site included a plastic picnic table and circle of rocks serving as a fire pit.
The camp store has a variety of RV supplies, food, and toys/crafts. You can buy firewood at bulk (20 pieces =$15). There was also smaller batches available for less.
The campsites are gravel pads. We noticed quite bit of grass growing on the gravel lots. To be fair, we camped there at the beginning of spring so they may not have gotten around to spraying and manicuring their sites. The sites were very tight. In fact, when we had our awning out, our neighbors sewer cap is within a few feet of being under our awning. Fortunately, the weekend we camped there, our nearest neighbor was three sites over. However, on a busy weekend (i.e. Halloween), this could be problematic. The roads throughout the park are gravel. There were quite a few potholes. Again, being there in early April, maybe they had not had the time to make the necessary improvements for the camping season. The roads of the lower section were lined with Bradford Pear trees which added to appearance of the otherwise field-like camp sites.
Family and Pet Friendly
Little Farm on the River has a basic playground at the upper and lower sections. A basketball court and pool are located at the upper section as well as shuffleboard and miniature golf. Little Farm of the River offers themed weekends (i.e. Halloween), hayrides, corn hole tournaments, and craft times. Golf cart rentals are available at the camp store. A fishing pond is located at the upper section of the campground. Every Saturday morning there is a Fishing Derby for the little ones. For runners, this campground is spread out pretty well for a nice morning jog.
There is no dog park but plenty of road to walk the dogs as well as along the corn fields adjacent to the campground.
There a host of local attractions near Little Farm on the River. If you are a risk taker, Argosy Casino is located right up the street. For you adrenaline junkies, the Lawrenceburg Raceway is a 20 minute drive from the campground. Downtown Aurora offers a nice boardwalk along the Ohio River. It’s a nice, quaint town with local restaurants and shops for a fun-filled afternoon. Across the Ohio River and 35 minutes into Kentucky, one will find the Creation Museum. We toured the museum and were impressed with it, minus the price of admission ($30).
We were not impressed with the bath house in the lower level of the campground. One nice feature was that there are individual rooms with locking doors. Unfortunately every time we visited the shower house several stalls had no toilet paper, one stall had a broken door and one other stall had no working lights. With only four total available this was not a good situation. The shower house is also in need of updating. When we visited the campground was not busy, I can only imagine how frustrating this would be on a busy weekend.