Caboose Lake Campground in Remington, Indiana was the first stop in our 18 day tour of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and Shenandoah National Parks last fall. Though not to far from our home (about 150 miles), when planning out our routes the better half likes to try and keep things ideally at 200 miles a day. So sometimes I have to get creative when finding stops along the way (sometimes it’s less than 200 sometimes a little more). In this case we also knew we would be getting a later start time so keeping the first leg short was a better option for us.
Now that we have been doing this RV thing for the past two years I’m getting better at finding places along the way that are not too far off of the main highway. Let’s just say I’ve learned a lot about plotting the overnight stops through trial and error. Our trip last Fall out to the Adirondacks of New York State our first leg we drove 338 miles (about 9 hours) to Huron River Valley Resort in Ohio. Way way too long of a drive – plus it was a ways off the highway as well. By the time we rolled it it was about 9 pm. We were beyond exhausted. Now we know better.
So while it may take us longer to get to our destinations, we try and make the best of the overnight stays.
Caboose Lake Campground is located right off of i-65 in north eastern Indiana. Super easy to get to. All sites are full hook-ups and they have a large amount of pull-through sites. They definitely cater to the “just passing through” crowd. There is a small lake surrounding the campground (similar to D & W Lake in Champaign IL). For the time of the year (late September) the campground was fairly empty (which was nice). We got to enjoy a few hours of quiet before hitting the road again the next morning.