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Giant City State Park Campground, Makanda, Illinois

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Very average campground. Not up to par with how much I love Giant City State Park. Facilities are do for an upgrade. No rangers any where to be seen. I stayed on a busy Memorial Day weekend. Fellow campers did not adhere to the quiet time rules. Why is loud music at a campground even a thing? We had country music on the left and rock on the right. We camp to hear nature. Anyway, I love this state park and the lodge cabins look very well cared for so our return will have to be there. The lodge and restaurant is excellent and well managed. The firewood isn't at the campground but at the horse stables, which also look well managed, but that is up the street. We camped at Giant City State Park Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Makanda has some neat local craftsman shops. The Bald Knob Cross is visible from the water tower lookout. It is 10 miles away but 15 drive miles. It is worth a visit.