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Old 08-01-2016, 06:57 PM   #1
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Shipshewana indiana camping

Will be visiting family in Middlebury Indiana and want to take side trip to Shipshewana. Any suggestions for campgrounds? Looking for quiet wooded. Electric sites if possible.

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Old 08-01-2016, 07:00 PM   #2
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There's a couple in that area, one in town if you want to shop, eat, shop, eat.

I think they are all decent, but don't remember their names.

Be sure to get to E&S Sales.



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Old 08-01-2016, 07:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Maggie
Saw north and south campgrounds in Shipshewana and then a no frills campground in Howe ( I think). Just really need electric as we aren't staying long.
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Old 08-01-2016, 07:37 PM   #4
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We always stay at Twin Mills Campground. (Wooded, full hookups & nice lake & pool) There's also a KOA nearby.

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We always stay Shipshewanna South. We r onlyba Bambi, so stay way in the back under the trees with water and electric only. We will be there six nights starting next Wednesday, right after we vusit the factory and take the tour.

There is a koa there too Inhave stayed in, much prefer the Ship.. South. We dont do the flea market, we watch the cows, at the farm in the back.
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Old 08-02-2016, 01:41 AM   #6
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Re: KOA & Essenhaus Restaurant - Middlebury, IN

Last year, we stayed at the KOA in Middlebury. Typical KOA facilities in Amish country. Also, delicious "Amish Thresher Dinners" at many area restaurants. We especially enjoyed the buffet at the Essenhaus (several times).


Das Dutchman Essenhaus Restaurant, Inn & Conference Center
240 US Highway 20
Middlebury, IN 46540-9713

GPS: 41 40.052'N 85 43.540'W

Amish Buffet & Restaurant. Surprise! -- "Thresher Dinners" are American food! Great food and service at reasonable prices! Fried chicken, roast beef, mashed potatoes & gravy, and fresh vegetables are homemade, just like Grandma used to make! After eating, visit bakery and select treats to enjoy later. TIP: Come early or late to avoid busloads of hungry tourists!




KOA - Elkhart County/Middlebury Exit
52867 State Route 13
Middlebury, IN 46540

GPS: 41 43.662'N 85 41.049'W

Gravel interior roads and parking pads. Our site had better spacing than others, but no privacy. Nice activity center for teens and kids (don't get campsite near there). Very secure for visiting Amish country, Elkhart and South Bend areas. Good OTA TV, cell and mobile broadband connections.

Rates: $36.00, electric-only.


Reviews: Mixed reviews. However, this is the better of two KOAs near Elkhart and South Bend, IN.
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:50 AM   #7
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We were there last week the flea market is only Tue. and Wed. we stayed in Manapogo campground in Orland 20 miles east not bad but not dog friendly .
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Old 08-02-2016, 06:39 AM   #8
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Stayed at Shipshewana North last summer. I would go back to this campground as I thought it was pretty nice. We were close enough to the road that you could hear the horse/buggy go by. It was water/electric if I remember.
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We just left Shipshewana North CG after a 4 day stay. This is the nicest and most quiet CG in area. Over the years we have stayed at them all and IMHO this has been the best.
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Thank you everyone for your suggestions!

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