Park Info Hidden Paradise Campground
802 E Jefferson St, St Paul, IN 47272
Open All Year
Date(s) of Stay May 11 – 12, 2017
Facilities 20/30/50 amp, water, sewer (at some sites), free Wi-Fi in certain areas
Restrooms with Showers & Laundry
Playground, Volleyball, Basketball, Game Room, Hiking Trails
Canoe, Kayak, and Paddle Boat Rentals, Fishing
Daily RV Rates $36 to $40 (Weekly & Monthly Rates Available)
Rate Discounts for Good Sam
Big Rig Friendly? Yes
Access Just 2 miles off of I-74.
Hidden Paradise is quite a name to live up to; and though because of my short, one-night stay, I cannot quite bring myself to say it *does* live up to it, I am more than eager to return there for a longer stay so I can be more accurate in my assessment. (But I do think I kind of loved it.)
This campground is just 2 miles off of I-74, about an hour out of Cincinnati and half an hour outside of Indianapolis. So if you are needing a break from 74, it is a no-brainer to stop here.
(My only concern would be for big, big rigs. I was in our camper van, so I did not think too much re: big-rig access. But I spoke with a sweet fellow traveler who was in a 40′ Class A, and she expressed some concern while her husband maneuvered into the park. However, if you read Good Sam’s review of this campground, it says no rig is too big. So there you go.)
Though just 2 miles from I-74, you would never know it by the sounds and sites. It is a wonderfully quiet, wooded setting, along the water.
Due to my short stay, I did not participate in any of the water activities, but when I go back, I will definitely rent a kayak and see what there is to see along Flat Rock River.
Dream Lake, which is surrounded by a quarry, was unexpected and beautiful (even, stunning) to see.
Only two things gave me pause. 1 – The restrooms. After a visual review, I did not want to use them. And I did not use them. 2 – I had a dickens of a time trying to get level on my along-the-river gravel site. Had I just been willing to go through the effort of using the leveling blocks, it would not have been an issue. As it was, I got “good-enough” level, and called it a night, using my screen door, and staring at the quite water and feeling like I had the entire place to myself.
The pictures you see here do not do the park justice. It was a gray, gray day when I arrived, and a gray, gray morning when I left. So you see, I *have* to go back, if for no other reason than to get better pictures. When I do, I will be sure to update this review. If you have stayed here, please send us a message and let us know what you thought of Hidden Paradise Campground.