QUOTE(Meterman46 @ Jun 1 2008, 08:54 PM)
Jerry I have stayed at Clinton Lake State Park and yes it does offer a few FHU sites they are reserveable but with 300 sites offered you can get a FHU site just depends on the time of the yaer. You wont be able to get one on any major holiday weekend unless of coruse you got it back in January....lol It is a very popular park with locals as is most campgrounds but unfornately when most campgrounds were built except the fairly new one no one camped with FHU's as the old rver's didn't have all of the things on board we modern Rver's have.....so don't bash the state park system for being out of date with the times......and also remeber not all new park cater to the need of every site having FHU's.......
Same with Jim Edgar. During the week very few FHU sites are taken. I have been thru there during the summer months and only 1 or 2 campers in the entire park. As with most IL SPs on the weekends all sites are full. We have been to JESP on a weekend and FHU sites were available. Just depends on the weekend. Jerry is making an assumption without having actual knowledge of the places.
I agree wtih Meterman about why so few FHU in IL SP. Very few new SPs have come on line in recent years. Nearly all were built when few campers had full hookups and "camping" was done in campers not so self contained.
Additionally, SPs aren't meant to be resorts. They're back to nature type settings and not meant to compete with commercial campgrounds. If a person has to have FHUs then go to a commercial campground. Commercial campgrounds are OK if that's what a person wants. However I have yet to find a commercial campground that offers 16,000 acres of hiking. I suppose having FHUs are important to some but when SPs are full almost every weekend then it appears quite a few people enjoy being outdoors and enjoying the SPs.
We've stayed at quite a few of IL SPs and only one we've found was pretty poor condition. That was Weldon Springs, Clinton.