Located next to the Camp Atterbury Pool, this campground has 33 Class A sites. 4 Primitive Sites. The campground has a building that includes shower facilities, laundry facilities, restrooms and a recreation area. Outdoor play area, horseshoe pits and overhead shelter make this an ideal area to camp.
Whitaker Place Campground
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Sept 9-11, 2017
June 30, 2017
Aug 22-24, 2016
June 13-July 13 2016
Nov 16-18 2015
July 17-18 2015
This is one of those very nice out of the way places. Extremely good facilities and amenities. Some slight annoyances with or dance explosions occasionally, but hey, it's an Army Post. We made a reservation for a pull through in Space #7. But when we arrived the Camp Host said that someone already had that one and he had another unit coming in for his last pull through. On the way around the park, my wife mentioned to me that why should someone else get the pull through when we got there first. As I came around I asked Dave about that and he said we could have the pull through. I told him we were very grateful and appreciated his decision. As far as I know everything worked out for all concerned. He told us that the MWR folks that make the reservations don't communicate with the hosts very well. Other than that, it is a great place to stay.
I advise calling ahead before arriving, as this new CG is quite busy-with about half of the sites filled with long-term campers. After entering the main gate the one-way street curves to the right. About a block after the curve is a stop sign. Turn left and continue thorough the X-ray quonset-hut. At the stop sign turn left, continue to (I think) building 7002. The check-in desk will direct you to the CG about 3 blocks away. Bldg 7002 is not in the same area as the rest of 7000 series of buildings.
October 1, 2013
First time at this great little Famcamp! Clean, well maintained, and very hospitable camp hosts (who invited us up to sit by the fire after we set up). Especially liked the grassy and shady primitive area. Only negatives: some homesteaders and expensive WiFi. We'll definitely use this one again on our many trips: Albuquerque to Pittsburgh (especially now that our GPS knows how to find it)!
Sep 30-Oct 4, 2013
I think the review from DellJr65 is bogus. I can't believe that Nancy was let go. She worked very hard to maintain this place and make everyone's visit fun. The hosts do not monopolize the space. I've been coming here for years and it has only improved under Nancy. DellJr65 must be an unhappy person.
1 - 3 Oct 2013
After reviewing the previous poster's entry I entered the park with some trepidation. We came in late well after dark and were meet but two very pleasant lady's who checked us in and directed us to our assigned site. The camp is clean, neat and well run. The sites are huge, we have a 40 foot class A with quad slides the site is long enough for us to park our toad straight in at either end of the coach. The sites are well maintained gravel and are level. This is a gem of a park and we would definitely use it again.
Sept 6, 2013 to ????
My experience got off to a rocky start when one of the hosts, (?) answered my phone call for directions with rude and discourteous insults; when I asked her a question about getting to the campground via the Main Gate, her response was, "Well, yeah, duh!" My question was a legitimate one, due to the fact that in some military campgrounds, you enter via a different gate than the main gate; however, I found out the reason for her insulting discourse a few minutes later when I arrived at about 7:45 PM. She was drunk. She handed me a plastic key fob, without the key, pointed to where the bathrooms are located, and said, "Rule#1: you go over 5 MPH in this campground, and I'll ream your ass!" Then, she handed me a form to fill out, which stated that it was $20/night at the top of it. When I asked about the price for tent camping, she said that it was $15/ night; not the $7-10/night advertised on this website (TENT CAMPERS: PAY ATTENTION!!!). So, my wife and I, tired as we were, hurriedly set up out camp site and then went to use the bathroom (about 9 PM). All bathrooms were locked and the little plastic key fob was, of course, useless. I went back up to the host camper (Lot#1) to get a key and when I tried to get someone's attention for help, they turned off their lights. So, my wife and I (not being familiar with the base facilities) went into town to McDonald's to use the bathroom; which, we had to do again the next morning while we waited for the camp host to awaken. The next morning at 8 AM, I went up to the office to see if I could get a key and there was no one there. As I turned to walk away, the ****** (that's what their sign said), in Lot #1 came outside their trailer; so, I approached to ask about the key to the bathrooms. The greeting I got this time was, "What do you want, Bud?". I asked about the key and she said, "You know, there is another camp host over there", gesturing across the campground to the other side of the main building. I told her, "thank you, I did not know that because I've never been here before. Her response was, "Well, we've got signs, you know". Now, I don't know if this is "normal" protocol for greeting guests, but if so, I'll never stay here again. The tone was set right from the start for an unpleasant stay, and thought we tried to make the best of it, all we could see were flaws and faults with all of the high scores given to this place. It makes me think that a lot of these positive comments are from the dozen, or so, "homesteaders" who stay here year-round. It also gives credence to the argument against homesteading in FamCamps. *** had made a statement in our brief conversations, that she and her husband have been here for 13 years. Well, it shows. They, and their other co-hosts, have taken over the lounge, the laundry room, and even the pavilion outside of the main building, turning it into their private little area to entertain their personal guests, or so it would seem. They have all of their personal lawn furniture scattered about, a golf cart (MWR on it) parked underneath in among the picnic tables, and they even have a little statuette fountain that looks like both of their dogs. Even the laundry room seems to have been taken over with someone's personal belongings strewn everywhere, in there. The lounge is a joke; its more like an extension of their office space. All of these things combine to make a stranger very uncomfortable in wanting to use those things which are advertised as being available. To us, it seems as though you must get permission from the camp hosts to use anything, or do anything. Now, I will give high marks for the campground facilities. They are clean and everything looks neat and tidy. In fact, were it not for the unpleasant experience with the camp hosts, I would give this place higher marks; but, in my eyes, one can't help feeling obliged to leave after being greeted and treated the way we were. Campground hosts are supposed to be cordial, inviting, understanding, courteous, and polite; they are NOT supposed to be rude, insulting, and DRUNK!!! And, they definitely should not treat a government-owned facility like it is their very own property.
29 August - 3 September 2013
Neat & Clean all around. Very friendly & helpful hosts. FHU Price includes cable TV. Wi-Fi is not free -- costs around $10 a day or $20 a week, but is "hit and miss". I asked for another Wi-Fi location and was directed to "The House", an all ranks club very near the campground, but they also used the same Wi-Fi company. About a block down the road from The House, next to the Chapel, is a very nice USO that has free Wi-Fi and a number of computers to use free movies, games, food, etc.
30 May- 2 June 2013
We stayed for several nights and with so many cutbacks it was nice to see that the grass was still mowed and things were kept spruced up! Hosts were excellent and the location was great! Plenty of room for our MH and toad and the site was enormous otherwise...plenty of room to walk around. We asked about washing our MH and car and were informed that it was allowed which was a bonus! Thanks for a great stay!!!!
May 10, 2013
D.B. left this review using the Directory software: - Stayed overnight 05/10/2013. Found camp to be clean and friendly. Showers were hot and clean!! Did notice several TT's with enclosures around bottom that indicates staying permanence. Will use again on our trips to Michigan and return.
18 - 21 Oct 2012
It was a very nice campground, friendly staff, free firewood and ice. Full hook-ups at each site to include cable TV. There is a nice hiking trail starting near the campsite. The campground seemed to be about 50% long term residents and is very well maintained. There are washers and dryers for 1 dollar per each load. There are two shower facilities and bathrooms, the lower shower is ok while the upper shower house has excellent water pressure! The base has a nearby dinning facility and a small PX, post office and Subway about 1 mile from campsites. Camp Atterbury is also host to a correctional facility. The base has a nice static display of vehicles but must be accessed from outside the main gate. The campground seemed to be about 50% long term residents and is very well maintained with a nearby pool.
Great place to stay. There are a number of long term out of state National Guard staying at the park while training but they leave plenty of pull through sites for the rest of us. The price is right and the camp host is outstanding. This is a great location for visiting Columbus, IN and Brown County. I arrived from the south and left by the east road (252). I had no problems using 252 with a 40ft coach. Just do not get in a hurry. I appreciated the additional on base directions from a previous reviewer. Those should be in the campground directions.
April 14, 2012
A.C. left this review using the Directory software: - This is a great place to visit. The hosts are very friendly. Laundry is $1.00 to wash and $1.00 to dry. Nice level sites.
Aug 16-22, 2012
Another great campground opportunity. The bathrooms were very clean. The laundry was affordable at $1 per load. Full hook-ups including cable available on each site. Everyone was friendly. Our only issue is the heavy smoke smell in the office and day room. Be sure to visit the museum about the camp's history (across from main gate in the welcome center). Better to use exit 76B, go about 4 miles then turn left when you see the arrow for the Camp. Ignore your GPS if it mentions taking a U-turn. Several restaurants and outlet shopping at the interstate exit. In addition, Walmart, Kroger and numerous restaurants are about 10-15 miles north on Hwy 31.
Aug 12 2012
Consider hidden jewel! Full hookups, great town for shopping, base facilities, super clean restrooms. Awesome. Only downside was smoking in office/lounge areas. Definitely return. Really 5-star.