New Vision RV Park

Location: Oaktown, Indiana

Webpage: RV Park

General Description: Located 14 miles north of Vincennes, Indiana on US 41, New Vision RV Park has all the amenities needed for a pleasant visit to southwestern Indiana.  With 49 RV sites, 16 of which are pull-through, it is a medium sized RV Park.   All of the RV sites have full hookups with 50 amp service.  Sites are very level with a nice view of a stocked pond that is part of the park.  Amenities include a restroom/shower facility in the basement under the office, laundry room, small swimming pool, and propane.

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Impressions:

1) This is a relatively new RV Park (2001) that is very well laid out and maintained.  It is very clean and comfortable.  The pull-through sites are very easy to get into and the room between sites is sufficient for a picnic table and fire ring.  Being in the prairie region of Indiana near the Wabash River, the terrain is flat and open farmland.  The pond attracts a lot of birds and we enjoyed watching two families of Canadian geese with their young on a daily basis.  It was also enjoyable watching the many rabbits (at least a dozen) running around without any fear of the campers.

2) The bathroom/shower facility is located in the basement of the house that serves as the office as well, along with the laundry room.  There are no windows in the basement, making it dark except for the overhead lights.  The bathroom is very nice and clean, but since it is a single toilet for the entire park, it could become busy on the weekends.

3) The only drawback is the constant noise.  The RV Park is right alongside US 41, which is a busy highway.  The noise is a constant background, especially when the trucks pass over the railroad bridge making a sound like thunder in the distance.  Even more disturbing is the frequency of the trains on the railroad tracks within 10 feet of the northern edge of the park.  We have never stayed anywhere with this level of traffic.  The trains averaged over 1 per hour all day and all night!!  In addition was the noise from the close by coal strip mine machinery.  All the noise was barely noticeable from within the RV and we mostly got used to it after a couple of days.