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States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Timber Lake Resort, Mount Carroll, Illinois

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $67.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here for a long Fourth of July weekend, and were extremely pleased. We stayed at a premium site (full hook-ups) right across from the pool and bar. The pool was well-kept, and right next to the bar that had an XM radio station playing most of the day. The bathrooms were also quite clean, and there is a general store of sorts with arcade games, random items (shirts, snacks, camping supplies) and a concession stand of sorts. There were many activities available, some free. Great for kids. Getting to the spots can be tough. You have to follow an employee from the entrance, and be wary of the trees and a few narrow paths. We camped at Timber Lake Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
108
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The owners have a list of standard activities that take place every weekend, like a pool party on Saturday, Karaoke, etc. Not much reason to leave the park at all. There is also fishing in the lake (permit not required), and you can rent golf carts for getting around the rather large park.

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Rock Creek Marina & Campground, Camanche, Iowa

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $19.00
Overall Rating:

A great campground right on the river, with a lot of things to do. Great fishing, has boat slips (docks?) if you have a boat (I do not), and you can rent boats or paddle boats. Right next to the Eco Tourism center, which has lots of neat things going on.

Avoid when raining, as the entire campground turns into a big mud puddle. Also can be very buggy. We camped at Rock Creek Marina & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tips for other Campers:

Scope out the spots first. The sites do not have water, though there are spigots spaced out every so often. A couple of spots have one close enough to run a hose to. We ended up sharing with the two adjacent sites and it worked quite well. Avoid pulling in at night if you have a large camper, it makes parking very difficult.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Adventureland Campground, Altoona, Iowa

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Overall a pleasant stay. Clean park, excellent staff (the desk guy was awesome), and great location (we were there to go to Adventureland). Kids had a blast, and enjoyed the pool. Lots of grassy areas for playing, but also good paved roads for bikes and scooters.

My only complaints are the site layout, and the requirement to rent a fire pit per night. We had a 30 amp spot, which were all arranged in small circles. This made getting the camper in and out mildly difficult and annoying. Also, none of the sites have fire rings. You either have to bring your own, or rent one for $5/night.

We would stay there again, but only if we have reason to be in the area, as it is a long drive for us. We camped at Adventureland Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
H4
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

When making reservations, tell them you need a 50-amp spot and bring a 50-to-30 amp adapter if your rig has a 30-amp plug. All the 50-amp spots are pull-through. Also be sure to bring an extension for your sewer hose, as the placement is weird.

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