Crane Lake Campground

 
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4.0(17)
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22 - 23 Oct 2012
(Updated: November 09, 2012)
Overall rating
 
4.4
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
5.0
Stayed at this campsite near the end of the season. If you enjoy rustic than you will enjoy this campground. There is a small bathhouse which was clean and well maintained. Free laundry consisted of two washers and dryers. The campsites are all pull-thru, full hook-ups with 30 & 50A. The fall season was beautiful and miles of well marked hiking trails. Although closed for the season the nearby marina was nice with rental equipment which appeared to range from paddle boats to kayaks and possibly motorboats available for rental. There is a LOT of local wildlife which came right into the camping area. Both people and deer, coyotes and bobcats surprised each other so pay attention. Downside: If you want more than nature you may be disappointed, lots of mosquitoes, very poor cell reception, leveling can take some effort, it is a long drive to local small towns. Upside: beautiful lake and hiking trails, small but well stocked commissary, decent Shopette, gas station. Overall: this is a gem that I almost don't want to share -- I will be back.
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Jul 6, 2012
(Updated: July 09, 2012)
Overall rating
 
4.0
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
Okay, so we were a bit skeptical about this trip since there have been no recent reviews for this campground. We were out there just this past weekend (July 6-8). The cabins are small, but they work. The lake is absolutely beautiful and very quiet. It wasn't crowded, it was perfect. I guess the best way to describe the area is rustic, but if you are looking for a nice quiet get away and you don't mind tight quarters, you will LOVE this place. The cabins and camp areas are kept nice and clean. Bring games, the cabins don't have TVs and cell phone service is practically non-existent.
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May-July 2008
Overall rating
 
4.0
Location
 
4.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
3.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
Beautiful campground nestled in a valley beside Lake Greenwood. The campground amenities include a full bathhouse, free laundry facilities, and fire rings. There is a small sand beach on the lake for swimming at your own risk. Boat/Paddleboat rentals are also available. Fishing is excellent and a small bait shop is open daily. Definitely a hiker's paradise with plenty of room to roam. Plenty of firewood available nearby in the woods from fallen trees. Campground cleanliness was impeccable. The base has a small (4-lane) bowling alley, tennis and basketball courts, and an excellent fitness center. A small PX and commissary is open with limited hours, usually closing at 1600 during the week and also closed on weekends. There is a cafeteria and a Subway located on base. Nearest notable towns for off-base entertainment include Bedford to the east, Jasper to the south, and Bloomington to the north. Each is approximately a 30-40 mile drive. Highly recommend Stoll's family restaurant, features buffet style Amish home-cooking, excellent desserts, and a beautiful lakeside dining atmosphere. The restaurant is about 12 miles south on Hwy 231. Drawbacks are only lack of cellphone and TV reception. I did receive an acceptable signal from CBS in Terre Haute. Highly recommend you bring plenty of entertainment if you're not a fisherman or a hiker. Don't leave anything edible outside at night because you will be visited by the forest bandits, and be especially careful driving. Deer roam rampant throughout the base.
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May 23-26, 2008
Overall rating
 
4.3
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
5.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
5.0
Value
 
3.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
My family and I stayed in Cabin #1. The wooded area is beautiful. There are numerous trails, boats for rental on Lake Greenwood, and a Gym with Tennis Courts and Bowling Alley nearby. Matresses and futons are provided, but linens (if you don't bring your own) are available for an extra charge. Prices went up this year, making this less of a value, but the cabin we stayed in was nice, clean, well-maintained and easy to access. There was plenty of fallen trees from a storm last winter, so we didn't need to buy or bring any of our own firewood and every evening we had a wonderful fire. There is a fire ring (for a campfire) and a grill (for charcoal) at each cabin. Reservations and Check-in is handled at the Combined Batchelor's Quarters (CBQ). Area around cabins was clean.
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July 14-29, 2007
Overall rating
 
4.2
Location
 
5.0
Cleanliness/Hospitality
 
4.0
Amenities/Facilities
 
4.0
Value
 
4.0
Overall Experience
 
4.0
Very beautiful, clean, and quiet wooded area. Compared to past reviews, a lot of work must've been done. All sites are gravel and pull-through except for a few tent sites which are grass and very large. Electric hookups are all 50-amp, so if you need 30-amp service you'll have to bring an adapter. The bath house was clean and recently painted. Staff was very friendly and helpful.
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