(2 reviews) 4 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
(2 reviews) 4 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
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Albion, IN, 46701

Open all year

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Facility

Type: State Park
Partial Handicap Access

 

Policies

Pets welcome
Day Max Stay (14)
Tents Allowed
Spaces available: 413
Gravel sites: 413
Back-in size: 20 x 45
Room for slideouts: No
Number of electric: 331
Amps: 20 Amp
Max Amps: 20

Restrooms
ATM
Fire rings

Swimming
Lake
Body of water: Sand Lake
Playground
Horseshoes
Playground
Horseshoes
Fishing
Watersports
Boat rentals
Boat ramp
Watersports
Boat rentals
Boat ramp

(within 10 miles)

Fishing
Boating
Hiking
Kayaking / canoeing
Kayaking / canoeing

4 (2 reviews) 4 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews
Facility
4
Restroom
3
Appeal
4
What is being rated?
4 4 out of 5 stars 09/10/2021

We love exploring state parks, and we'd heard MANY good things about Chain-o-Lakes so we were excited to stay here for the first time this summer. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and the campground was fairly full - as we expected it would be. It had been rainy and more rain was in the forecast, but we were determined to make the most of our time. We appreciated having a sturdy picnic table and fire ring (with cooking grate!) at our back-in site that was located off the beaten path just a bit... Read More

We love exploring state parks, and we'd heard MANY good things about Chain-o-Lakes so we were excited to stay here for the first time this summer. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and the campground was fairly full - as we expected it would be. It had been rainy and more rain was in the forecast, but we were determined to make the most of our time. We appreciated having a sturdy picnic table and fire ring (with cooking grate!) at our back-in site that was located off the beaten path just a bit and almost on a corner. We had electric only for this weekend, but it was plenty for us. The campground had a nice store with both souvenir-type offerings (we were able to get a patch for our RV and a Christmas ornament) and practical offerings (like citronella candles). Things we loved during the weekend? Plenty of space to ride our bikes, both around the campground itself and on out into the roads of the state park. Working on the 9 lake challenge...we paddled our kayak around half the challenge on this visit and plan to come back to finish it. (We love conquering challenges, so this was extra fun for us.) Things we did not love? ZERO signal or service of any kind. We've stayed places before where we didn't have any internet or TV service, and that's fine, but we didn't even have a phone signal here, which was challenging. Though this next part is not the park's fault, the extreme mosquito infestation was a problem for us. I got 26 bites on the first night alone, and that was with bug spray and not sitting outside our camper. We were unable to hike trails because of the mosquitos. (We tried to hike the trail closest to the old schoolhouse and ended up running it while flailing our arms to keep our faces safe from bites.) On our last day, we strolled through the campground to pick out sites we would choose on our next visit (24, 27, 42, 86, 158, 164, 242, 346, 347), and we do plan to return. Next time we will plan ahead on internet usage so our blog and emails are caught up before we go. And we'll notify our people that they might not be able to reach us. We also plan to finish the 9 lake challenge and hope the mosquito situation has calmed down enough to allow us to hike the trails!
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4 4 out of 5 stars 08/17/2017

I and my family occupied two back in sites (023 and 025) from 08/09/2017 through 08/14/2017. We were both camping in 28 ft. travel trailers with slideouts and had plenty of room. These sites are very close to some restrooms, however, they were pit toilets and could have been cleaner. The shower rooms/restrooms were not very far away, however, and were clean and featured flush toilets and plentiful hot water. The campground was beautiful and very well kept...there was a central playground and... Read More

I and my family occupied two back in sites (023 and 025) from 08/09/2017 through 08/14/2017. We were both camping in 28 ft. travel trailers with slideouts and had plenty of room. These sites are very close to some restrooms, however, they were pit toilets and could have been cleaner. The shower rooms/restrooms were not very far away, however, and were clean and featured flush toilets and plentiful hot water. The campground was beautiful and very well kept...there was a central playground and a couple of playfields, a general store, a beach, boat and bike rentals, fishing on Sand Lake and many trails to hike. At the beach, there are outdoor ping pong tables and cornhole games, as well as a concession stand/nature center/changing rooms. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this campground. The sites were large, fairly level, and well maintained.
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4 4 out of 5 stars 09/10/2021

We love exploring state parks, and we'd heard MANY good things about Chain-o-Lakes so we were excited to stay here for the first time this summer. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and the campground was fairly full - as we expected it would be. It had been rainy and more rain was in the forecast, but we were determined to make the most of our time. We appreciated having a sturdy picnic table and fire ring (with cooking grate!) at our back-in site that was located off the beaten path just a bit... Read More

We love exploring state parks, and we'd heard MANY good things about Chain-o-Lakes so we were excited to stay here for the first time this summer. We arrived on a Friday afternoon and the campground was fairly full - as we expected it would be. It had been rainy and more rain was in the forecast, but we were determined to make the most of our time. We appreciated having a sturdy picnic table and fire ring (with cooking grate!) at our back-in site that was located off the beaten path just a bit and almost on a corner. We had electric only for this weekend, but it was plenty for us. The campground had a nice store with both souvenir-type offerings (we were able to get a patch for our RV and a Christmas ornament) and practical offerings (like citronella candles). Things we loved during the weekend? Plenty of space to ride our bikes, both around the campground itself and on out into the roads of the state park. Working on the 9 lake challenge...we paddled our kayak around half the challenge on this visit and plan to come back to finish it. (We love conquering challenges, so this was extra fun for us.) Things we did not love? ZERO signal or service of any kind. We've stayed places before where we didn't have any internet or TV service, and that's fine, but we didn't even have a phone signal here, which was challenging. Though this next part is not the park's fault, the extreme mosquito infestation was a problem for us. I got 26 bites on the first night alone, and that was with bug spray and not sitting outside our camper. We were unable to hike trails because of the mosquitos. (We tried to hike the trail closest to the old schoolhouse and ended up running it while flailing our arms to keep our faces safe from bites.) On our last day, we strolled through the campground to pick out sites we would choose on our next visit (24, 27, 42, 86, 158, 164, 242, 346, 347), and we do plan to return. Next time we will plan ahead on internet usage so our blog and emails are caught up before we go. And we'll notify our people that they might not be able to reach us. We also plan to finish the 9 lake challenge and hope the mosquito situation has calmed down enough to allow us to hike the trails!
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4 4 out of 5 stars 08/17/2017

I and my family occupied two back in sites (023 and 025) from 08/09/2017 through 08/14/2017. We were both camping in 28 ft. travel trailers with slideouts and had plenty of room. These sites are very close to some restrooms, however, they were pit toilets and could have been cleaner. The shower rooms/restrooms were not very far away, however, and were clean and featured flush toilets and plentiful hot water. The campground was beautiful and very well kept...there was a central playground and... Read More

I and my family occupied two back in sites (023 and 025) from 08/09/2017 through 08/14/2017. We were both camping in 28 ft. travel trailers with slideouts and had plenty of room. These sites are very close to some restrooms, however, they were pit toilets and could have been cleaner. The shower rooms/restrooms were not very far away, however, and were clean and featured flush toilets and plentiful hot water. The campground was beautiful and very well kept...there was a central playground and a couple of playfields, a general store, a beach, boat and bike rentals, fishing on Sand Lake and many trails to hike. At the beach, there are outdoor ping pong tables and cornhole games, as well as a concession stand/nature center/changing rooms. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend this campground. The sites were large, fairly level, and well maintained.
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Albion, IN 46701
Coordinates: 41.341580, -85.422464
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From town, S 5 mi on SR-9 (L)

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