Date of Stay: June, 2008
We stayed just before the July 4th weekend for six nights and loved it. The sites are well spaced and some have waterfront views. Although with being all first come first serve it's hard to get the ones right on the water, but we were able to (got there on a thursday AM). The shower house was clean and maintained. Trash was picked up several times throughout the day/evenings. The loop we were in had access to the lake nearby and a small beach so we were able to swim close by. There are two public beaches nearby also. The Campground is located two miles away from I-57 but it is easy to find. You are on the northern edge of Rend Lake. Being our first time here I would say we would come back.
Date of Stay: July, 2006
This is one my favorite parks. It is always clean and quiet most of the time. There are some pets restrictions, (certain breeds not allowed) But otherwise most dogs allowed. Theres plenty of fishing available with a bait shop/concession stand close by. Food is good and priced reasonable. The beach is open again and only cost 1 dollar per person. They have ice/firewood available at the concession stand and some firewood available at the host station. The restrooms/shower house was clean and neat as always (at least when i've been there) The host are good they rotate between 3 couples so the one you check in with may not be working when you leave but they are all nice people, also they have 2 dump stations the main dump station is by the entrance to the park and the other on is just inside the campground by the check in station. My son caught a lot of fish this last trip. There also is a clean and updated playground located in the middle of the campground. There are no pull thru sites. In sections A , section P, and section F there are reservable sites. Highly recommend reservations on holiday weekends. Website has map available to see and also reservation forms. We will be back.
Date of Stay: July, 2006
All I can say is for this being our first time here. I can't say enough about this campground it really is located about a mile off the main street (441S). The only thing to watch out for is when you turn onto Henderson Springs Road to go to Creekside Campground, you'll first see another campground but immediately after is Creekside We almost went right past the drive. The roads are all paved and the pool is clean, there is a basketball hoop by the office and the bathroom/shower houses are very clean and air conditioned. Also the wife said the laundry room was clean. You can catch the trolley in the campground. I would recommend taking the trolley at least if you plan on going to Gatlinburg, as it was convenient and we didn't have to look for parking. There is plenty of shade and full hookups. Cable channels seemed to have a good selection. The owners were nice and the had firewood, ice and limited rv supplies available. They do accept good sam's. The campground is close to gas & stores. We had a great stay and we will camp here again.
Date of Stay: June, 2006
We stayed for a stop over, We pulled in about 9pm and say that you don't want to come after dark as it really full of trees. Great for the day time as all sites appeared to be well shaded. Not sure on Wi-Fi as we don't use although the owners said they had it available. The bathrooms/shower house were very clean and air conditioned. They even had music piped in you could hear. Roads could be tight for the big rigs although we saw several in with toads while we were there.There were plenty of pull thru sites Theres is a lake and playground centrally located.The office/store seemed to be clean & stocked. Park is close to the interstate but far enough away we couldn't hear road noise overnight. I can say that we would camp here again.
Date of Stay: May, 2006
All I can say is for the memorial Holiday weekend and being Full, The campgrounds were clean. The shower/restrooms were clean all of the time. The beach was open and it cost everyone a dollar to go into the beach but it was worth it as it has 1000 feet of beach all sand and clean. The beach was very busy during the time we were there. The beach is located just south of the campground, The beach also has showers/restrooms but We didn't use them as we cleaned our feet off outdoors by the gates leading to the parking area and went back to the campgrounds. Also the concessions stand has good food and is reasonably priced, It's also located close to the southside of the campgrounds and the beach borders nearby, so you use it from either side. Over all for being a full campground, I can say that we will be back again.
Date of Stay: April, 2006
This is a great IDNR campground. It is located 3 miles outside of DeWitt taking advantage of Clinton Lake (the second largest lake in down state IL), offering a great boating/water skiing experience, a beach, fishing, picnicking, hiking, and biking. The camp ground also has a small bait/supply store, and very nice concession stand. This is also a great area to see wild life native to this region. My parents have camped for 40 years, and when they visited us at this camp ground were so disappointed to discover that they had had this great location less than an hour from home and had never discovered it. We also saw a strong ranger presence in the park - never going more than a few hours during the day when we didn't see a ranger in our camp loop. The camp ground also offers designated areas where alcohol is PROHIBITED. We saw this as a real advantage for families with small children in particular. This park also offers 30 of their over 300 sites as reservable, some of these even being their "full hook up" sites - however several of the "full hook up" sites are still on a 1st come 1st serve basis.
Date of Stay: July, 2005
Quiet park most of the time except friday/saturday nights; They host free concerts 6pm-9pm. Campers are welcomed to stop by the concessions area to listen although you can hear the music through the campground. They have 33 sites with 13 sites being in the front half and 20 sites in the back half with the shower building dividing between the two areas. Concessions stand close by and serves good food also has boat rentals, ice, & wood, etc... Several types of camping are offered at Walnut Point State Park. "Class A" camping areas offer campers use of electric hook-ups and a shower building with flush toilets. In addition, "Class C" walk-in tent camping areas and a group camping area (youth and adult) are available. Drinking water and a sanitary dump station are provided. During cold weather, camp facilities are subject to closure. Campers are reminded they are required to have their primary camping unit with them before they can occupy a site and obtain a permit. Currently, all Class "A and C" campsites are available for reservation. The group camping area and two large picnic shelters are also reservable. Please contact the park office for current information. PET Restrictions are: all noisy,vicious or dangerous animals are not allowed. We enjoy this campground and would reccomend reservations on most good weather weekends as there are only 33 sites (not including walk in tent sites) And the campground fills up fast. We will camp here again.
Date of Stay: May, 2005
Campground was clean and quiet. Most sites were gravel. A few sites had full hookups. The road leading into the park is narrow. There a 10 sites available by the office mainly for overnight stays all pull thrus. Big rig friendly. They do have more sites further back in the park that also have pull thrus and the rest are back ins. The road around the park is gravel so it can get dusty. Pets are allowed. There is a separate area in the back of the campground for monthly rentals. Mostly locals staying back here who were very nice. The showers/restrooms are clean but need updated. The office personal were very friendly and even showed us to our site. The campground is located within a mile of I-74 and makes and great location to stop overnight. The times we have been there it's been quiet. There is a large open field for the kids to play in and the playground also needs updated. We have camped here several times and we will return.