Date of Stay: July, 2009
This is by far one of the nicer campgrounds we have stayed in. The grounds were well kept, bath houses were clean, staff was helpful and the other campers were very friendly. The park is split into two sections, making it tough to cross over if you're out walking/biking around, but it would not deter me from staying here again. As a matter of fact we are already planning next years trip. One downside is the vehicle traffic, posted limits are 5 mph which are completely ignored. This makes watching the little ones a bit nerve racking. We could not access wi-fi, but I did not ask about it either, after all I was camping. All in all, a great place to stay in a beautiful part of the country.
Date of Stay: May, 2007
As mentioned in a previous review, this is a park where you feel like the owners take pride in their park and work to really serve you. This was by far one of the cleanest campgrounds my family has stayed in. The pool was a bit small, but served its purpose. The restrooms and showers were immaculate. The sites are a little tight, but we still had plenty of room to ourselves. The beauty of this place is the on-site fishing holes. My family and I fished every day and while it may not satisfy an avid fisherman, the kids loved it. Additionally the park is large enough to offer a different path for walking every day. The staff was courteous and friendly and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and at home, unlike other campgrounds where we've stayed. There were plenty of activities for the kids and adults available, including a hayride that the kids loved. Campground was peaceful at night for those wishing to turn in early and quiet in the morning for those wishing to sleep in. The campground is located not too far from state parks and shopping for those rainy days or one-day trips. Mosquitoes were an issue, but nothing that bug spray/yard guard could not handle. This was not my first choice for campgrounds, but it now will be. My family (wife, 3 kids & dog) loved it and will definitely return. Considering some campgrounds charge $55-60/night and think they're doing you a favor, KOA at Camelot is a diamond in the rough.
Date of Stay: October, 2006
This is the second time we've stayed here and probably the last. The park is close to Starved Rock State Park, but it is a very tight, close site campground. The campground is perfect for tenters or those pulling a pop-up, but the bigger campers will have a heck of a time maneuvering the roads and having any kind of breathing room. On our first visit, we were in a pop-up, situated on a site next to a cow pasture, which was great, the kids loved it. On our second visit, we stayed in a travel trailer and were sandwiched between two other trailers, too close for comfort. There were some activities for the kids, but not a whole lot. Additionally, the permanent residents don't take too well to weekenders. We felt very uncomfortable and unwanted, like outsiders. This is unfortunate, because the campground has potential if the owners and permanent residents took the time to make others feel welcome. We will not visit this park again.
Date of Stay: September, 2006
Great campground, especially for the kids. The staff has always been friendly and helpful and the owner obviously takes pride in ensuring your camping experience is a good one. Not one of the biggest campgrounds around, but that's not a bad thing. Sites are clean and spaced out to allow some privacy and breathing room. Their camp store is well stocked and reasonably priced. My kids (and I) look forward to the pizza puffs sold in their store, always a welcome treat. Overall a fantastic campground, close to home for campers in the western suburbs of Chicago, and reasonably priced. As much as my family and I enjoy trying new campgrounds, we tend to compare them to the Millbrook Yogi Bear.