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Old 05-19-2007, 06:49 AM   #1
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I am will be in the Elkhart,Indiana area in late July (returning from Winnebago GN) and want to spend a few days in the Amish area.

I would like quiet, in-expensive campgrounds (state, town, private) in the area with water/electric. I am only going to park while sightseeing. I don't need entertainment or elaborate facilities.

I'll be in a 30 foot motorhome.
Any suggestions?

Any places I should avoid?

Wayne
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Old 05-19-2007, 06:49 AM   #2
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I am will be in the Elkhart,Indiana area in late July (returning from Winnebago GN) and want to spend a few days in the Amish area.

I would like quiet, in-expensive campgrounds (state, town, private) in the area with water/electric. I am only going to park while sightseeing. I don't need entertainment or elaborate facilities.

I'll be in a 30 foot motorhome.
Any suggestions?

Any places I should avoid?

Wayne
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Old 05-19-2007, 12:06 PM   #3
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Try Shipshewana Campground South. 260-768-4669. It is in the heart of Amish country, and quiet.
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Old 05-19-2007, 03:07 PM   #4
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Wayne... you might want to check out the Elkhart County 4-H & Agriculture Exposition in
Goshen IN 46528 574)533-3247. It's like a Fair Grounds located on County Rd 34, just east of Highway 33 southeast part of Goshen. Goshen's 10 miles southeast of Elkhart. Claims to be reasonable priced w/full hookups.

If you do go there post it back here on what it's like. We're planning a trip this fall and are planning on staying there.
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There is a decent CG right off the I-80 exit in Elkhart. It was very reasonable and clean. Check your Woodalls.
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Old 05-21-2007, 08:13 AM   #6
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I was looking at Shipshewana just last night. Do you think I would need to make reservations for mid week in late July? ('m from the North East and reservations are an almost must have fro decent facilities.

I don't want to be tied to an arrival date.

The 4H fairgrounds were high on my list until I called. The annual 4H fair in on the week I will in the area so the camping area is reserved for participants and vendors only. (I will still go to the fair.

I hope the faie doesn't fill up surrounding campgrounds.

Thanks to all for the replies so far.

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Because there is an "event" in the area consider calling for reservations, now.
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We are staying here in July Eby,s pines. Have heard good and bad.Pics look good.Plan on doing a MH plant tour while we are there.
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You might enjoy the Pla-Mor campground just a few miles west of Nappanee toward Bremen. Full facilities but very large and spacious. Get a local map from one of the town's C of C officies. Only a few minutes to all the sites of interest and in the Amish country and a real treat to explore the back roads. We enjoyed our short stay at Pla-Mor while we waited for the same fair to conclude last year. The county fairgrounds was fine also.
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I would recommend reservations any where in the Shipshewana area. Very busy in the summer months.
There is a shipshewana North and a South c/g. Many will use the Elkhart Co. fair grounds, there is also a KOA in the immediate area. You will enjoy your visit.
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