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Double J Campground and RV Park, Chatham, Illinois

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We were greeted by the office upon our arrival. Registration was pretty painless. You get an escort to the site: 5 mph, and told that you must park straight, and no part of your vehicles can be on the grass. For us, that was very inconvenient. The site was short, with a tree in the way. In order to put our awning down, we had to park in a way where our vehicle had to be parked elsewhere. They did offer a vacant site nearby, then changed us to another site and the final night, we had to park in overflow parking. The restrooms and showers are very clean. The pool is nice, maybe a tad too warm. But we stayed when temps were in the 90s for a good long time.

The golf is paved asphalt and the balls roll all over the place. Good thing it's free. The kids played for a little bit on the park, but said it was boring. The campground itself was very clean. There is a LOT of highway noise. But with the fan running for noise control, it was not a big deal. We camped at Double J Campground and RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
E-29
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Make sure to tell the office the total feet of your whole rig. NOT just your trailer. We had to disconnect and park our truck on another site (and another, and another) through our visit because you CAN NOT park crooked, or on the grass.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
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Ferne Clyffe State Park, Goreville, Illinois

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is very nice. The site are spacious. The trees are large. I think most sites are shaded at least half of the day. It was very clean. The dump station is very clean and accessible. There are hiking trails accessible right off the campground, no need to drive. We also visited Shawnee National Forest nearby.

We did have difficulty finding firewood. They don't mind scavenging, but we arrived late at night and wanted to buy a bundle. There is a Methodist church in town where the Boys Scouts sell firewood. Pretty good deal. We would camp here again if we came down to the area. It was nice. We camped at Ferne Clyffe State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
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Homerville KOA (formerly Wild Wood Lakes), Homerville, Ohio

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is nestled in a very quiet area of Ohio. Less than hour away from Holmes County, Ohio - great Amish community. There are many local Amish farm stands with GREAT fresh veggies and fruits! The owners are nice. This is family-owned and operated. Very friendly staff. The pool is VERY clean. The park itself is also very clean. We were slightly disappointed with the lack of shade on our site. It seems maybe they had some ash trees that were destroyed. :( We did feel like the campground was a little lacking for activities. I don't feel like paying extra for each child is fair. There was nothing really extra for them beyond the playground (geared towards 6 years and younger, in my opinion) and the pool. There is a game room, which is clean and works well. But, my wallet won't allow my children to play games all day. The wood purchased from the store was dry and burned easily. The sites were fairly level - they even offer a leveling board if required for the slightly unlevel sites. Overall, this is a quiet, pretty campground. Very well-kept. I would recommend. We camped at Homerville KOA (formerly Wild Wood Lakes) in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Hilltop 1
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Lots of fresh fruits and veggies at Amish farm stands in the area. Only an hour away from Cedar Point.

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Sunset Lakes Resort, Hillsdale, Illinois

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $72.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is awesome. There is a fantastic building that is a store, restaurant, bingo hall, arcade, shower, pool building. It's a great building. However, $72 a night is a ridiculous rate to pay. We have 2 kids that were over 5. They were $6 a day extra. For what? We did two rounds of mini golf and a 10-minute ride on a paddle boat. (By the way - bring your golf ball. They don't provide one for you.) AND the rule of not bring your own firewood. *sigh* Can you please have dry wood then? Nothing but smoky lame fires all over the place. Our bundles were GREEN and very damp. The campground is great - but we won't be going back. Way too expensive. The kids did have fun fishing and frog hunting. We chose a river site - site 89. It was nice. However, across the road - those sites were very skinny. I would not stay there. We camped at Sunset Lakes Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
89
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Bring your own stuff - golf balls, tennis balls, tennis rackets, basketballs, etc. Bring a nice net to catch frogs. And LOTS of bug spray.

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

O'Connell's Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, Amboy, Illinois

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $65.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has a lot to offer. And it could be great if management would actually enforce the rules they have posted everywhere. Rules when you make a reservation, rules on the web site, rules in the front office, rules on the map, rules on the schedule of activities. BUT - most people who camp here break the rules. Quiet hours. What's that? No golf carts during quiet hours? Lie. Map say 7 MPH, signs in the campground say 10 MPH - right! It's the Chicagoland Speedway for all the numerous golf carts! And the dust. WOW. We found the staff to be on and off. Sometimes very friendly and helpful. Othert imes, just acting like we were bothering them. There are a lot of seasonal trailers in the park, and they are very well maintained. My issue is that if I pay $65 a night for a campground, I expect to be wowed. And not nickeled-and-dimed for every event. The mini golf was $3. The course was debris-ridden and on some holes, in disrepair. The mini-golf was typically unmanned. The weekend we camped, there was a fireworks show and that was pretty good. It was longer than I expected and very nice. This park is LARGE. Be prepared to walk. Everywhere or spend $60 a day to rent a cart. We camped at O'Connell's Yogi Bear Jellystone Park Camp-Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
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Green River Oaks Resort, Amboy, Illinois

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We've camped this campground a number of times over the past four years. This year, they have new management. We always said that this park needed a tiny bit of attention and it would be a great park. The new owners are busy making changes. Some of them good - like knocking down a dilapidated building. But some of them are not good, in my opinion. We were told we would have to wear wristbands throughout our entire stay. I don't know why - everything was included in the price - they have a "guarded" shack and as far as I know, the only people who were using the pool were the campers. The store was stocked with very overpriced items. Above and beyond convenience store prices. No bait, but shockingly, they have a can of corn for $2.50!! And the wood was a $1 a piece. A little spendy considering we were not allowed to bring our own wood. They had some scheduled activities - of which we only participated in the craft one in the morning. Otherwise, my kids were busy catching frogs in the pond. Or finding feathers from the Turkey Vultures who perch in the large pine trees. The two pools are typically well-maintained. Although, they were cold. My children only swam for 15 minutes. We will probably go back. We camped at Green River Oaks Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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