Sugar Creek Campground

★★☆☆☆
  • 841 W 83 N

    Crawfordsville, IN 47933

    Cross street: Located @ Sugarcreek Campground off Highway 136 West

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  • 765-362-5528

About Sugar Creek Campground

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Sun-Thu 10am-7pm, Sat 9am-5pm

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I will have to say I had a very relaxing and enjoyable weekend at Sugar Creek Campground and we took our children on an enjoyable canoe trip and were in NO danger of the portage area, which is not near the small damn as someone had reported. We have been canoeing for several years and safety with good common sense is what you need when getting in any bed of water. The staff and owners were more than accommodating and explaining how to pull your boats or tubes in the small portage area, which is only 20 minutes from the campground. There was no challenge with our canoe trip and for another individual to say so, well maybe they should not be canoeing. We have another reservation this year and we will continue to bring our family to Sugar Creek Campground. More people should visit the owners and staff and see this beautiful place for themselves.

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I will have to say I had a very relaxing and enjoyable weekend at Sugar Creek Campground and we took our children on an enjoyable canoe trip and were in NO danger of the portage area, which is not near the small damn as someone had reported. We have been canoeing for several years and safety with good common sense is what you need when getting in any bed of water. The staff and owners were more than accommodating and explaining how to pull your boats or tubes in the small portage area, which is only 20 minutes from the campground. There was no challenge with our canoe trip and for another individual to say so, well maybe they should not be canoeing. We have another reservation this year and we will continue to bring our family to Sugar Creek Campground. More people should visit the owners and staff and see this beautiful place for themselves.

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I stayed at the campground and went on a float trip the next day. The group I was with stayed here because they sounded genuinely nice and service oriented when we called to see if they had open spots. However, first impressions are not always correct--especially in this case. We went on a float trip and were put into a dangerous situation. The route they take you on requires you to portage across a dam (and the portage is literally ON the dam itself). One of the canoes portaged across and got swept into the dam by the undercurrent and the group I was with literally had to watch a couple almost drown to death. Thankfully, they got out before the situation got worse, but I can tell you that I will never forget their daughters screaming on the side of the bank trying to get someone to help them.

They will tell you that your safety is important to them, but saying that and living up to your word are two totally different things.

In their view, if the DNR says that it is ok for them to send trips out on the river, they will make every buck they can by sending people out there---I hope that they change their business practices before someone actually drowns when the river is higher than normal.

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I stayed at the campground and went on a float trip the next day. The group I was with stayed here because they sounded genuinely nice and service oriented when we called to see if they had open spots. However, first impressions are not always correct--especially in this case. We went on a float trip and were put into a dangerous situation. The route they take you on requires you to portage across a dam (and the portage is literally ON the dam itself). One of the canoes portaged across and got swept into the dam by the undercurrent and the group I was with literally had to watch a couple almost drown to death. Thankfully, they got out before the situation got worse, but I can tell you that I will never forget their daughters screaming on the side of the bank trying to get someone to help them.

They will tell you that your safety is important to them, but saying that and living up to your word are two totally different things.

In their view, if the DNR says that it is ok for them to send trips out on the river, they will make every buck they can by sending people out there---I hope that they change their business practices before someone actually drowns when the river is higher than normal.

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Sugar Creek Campground is one of the better spots in Crawfordsville. It's back a little ways from the main roads, so you don't hear too much traffic, and the spots overlook Sugar Creek, which is beautiful in case you didn't know.

I was here for a benefit concert for a fire in downtown Crawfordsville. We donated a nice sum of money to the cause, then went to enjoy the music...however on our way back, we were stopped for speeding by a guy in a golf cart. Of course, he didn't have a gun, so he had no idea how fast we were going...but we did. Speed limit there is 10mph, which is what we were going when we were told to slow down. We noticed that many of the other people driving back to the benefit were being stopped for speeding as well, one of our friends was only going 5mph, and they told him he was driving like a maniac.

Later on in the evening, we were told we could not park our car near the campsite and that it had to be moved to the field, the people camping next to us were not with the benefit group, and they were not asked to move their vehicle.

Many of us were given the feeling that we weren't wanted there that night. They were fine hosting the benefit, because it gave them some good publicity, however, they made sure we were uncomfortable and out-casted so that we would not return.

I won't be returning to this campground, I prefer the one at Shades, the people are nicer there.

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★★☆☆☆

Sugar Creek Campground is one of the better spots in Crawfordsville. It's back a little ways from the main roads, so you don't hear too much traffic, and the spots overlook Sugar Creek, which is beautiful in case you didn't know.

I was here for a benefit concert for a fire in downtown Crawfordsville. We donated a nice sum of money to the cause, then went to enjoy the music...however on our way back, we were stopped for speeding by a guy in a golf cart. Of course, he didn't have a gun, so he had no idea how fast we were going...but we did. Speed limit there is 10mph, which is what we were going when we were told to slow down. We noticed that many of the other people driving back to the benefit were being stopped for speeding as well, one of our friends was only going 5mph, and they told him he was driving like a maniac.

Later on in the evening, we were told we could not park our car near the campsite and that it had to be moved to the field, the people camping next to us were not with the benefit group, and they were not asked to move their vehicle.

Many of us were given the feeling that we weren't wanted there that night. They were fine hosting the benefit, because it gave them some good publicity, however, they made sure we were uncomfortable and out-casted so that we would not return.

I won't be returning to this campground, I prefer the one at Shades, the people are nicer there.

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