9 Parks near Athens, Illinois
We did however find 9 campgrounds within 25 miles of Athens. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Athens in the left hand column.
15588 History Ln Petersburg, Illinois 62675 (map) | (217) 632-4003
Sites: 200 | Latest Rate: $20.00 | 10 Reviews
Sep 2016 - $20.00
Would have been $15 if we had been from Illinois! Electric only, but water and dump available. Beautiful park area. - Merikay MacKenna
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Very clean showers although dated. Very level sites with good electric. Some in our group had difficulty with the 30 amp. Needed to use 50 with a 30 adapter.
Quiet and restful. Nice shelter for meetings/meals. Decent dump station.
New Salem Village was very interesting although there was only one busy volunteer who gave a good background on the village. Paved drives that made a nice thing for walkers. - Oldbug76
Sep 2015 - $20.00
The park is dated, could definitely use some updates - but then Illinois is broke so doubt they are putting $$ into their parks. We had issues with the 30 amp electrical. Illinois doesn't refund at state parks, so we were without power for two nights. The host was very helpful on day 3 and suggested plugging into a 50 amp with a 30 amp adapter - that worked! Something with the 30 amp ground. (Wonder if this is common at this park as two other RVs had the same problem.) - Med
Aug 2015 - $25.00
Grass, very unlevel, couldn't even get slides out on fronts. - Never Lost
May 2015 - $25.00
The man who checked us in was very friendly. The campground was grassy and treed with gravel parking spots that were not very level. The sites were close together and most of the other RVs were very old and in bad shape. The campground was bordered with a run-down mobile home park which was not separated by a fence. A train track runs close to the park and a train can be heard several times per day. The roads were full of potholes. But it was an okay park for the price considering we had sewer at our site in addition to water and electricity. - mountainfan
Jul 2014 - $25.00
This is a County owned campground! We were traveling so stopped a pull thru site for 1 night only. $25 for a night was fair. Campground was about 4 miles off of I 55. Sites were gravel and some were kind of close to level. 50 amp power, water and sewer hookups. Once we got set up we decided to checkout the bath house. Men's and Women's were both filthy and stunk. All the toilets were full of caked on feces, broken balloons were all over the floors, and it looked as if it hadn't been cleaned in a year!The floors were covered with paper towel pieces, and horribly dirty! First and last time for us, we will never be back because of the condition of the bath houses. Too bad as campground is nice and area seems nice too. - LaMonte
Sep 2016 - $39.00
This place is very nice, highly recommend this to any RV er
don't pass this stop up.
very friendly people and very safe place to stay. - R_Johnston
Sep 2016 - $15.00
This was our first night in the RV having picked it up earlier that day and never having driven one before; we arrived late and tired and the gentleman in charge was so helpful and kind in making sure we were hooked up properly as we didn't have a clue!
The campground is in a very convenient location and is very well maintained. - Anne Haworth
Sep 2016 - $20.00
Gate 10 does close early, gate 11 is open all night. We stayed down in asphalt parking lot so we would have good satellite reception. Had full hook ups, 50 amp. The fence referred to in another review was a guard rail set up, and really no big deal to get to the sewer hook up. Price was a good deal! Go in Gate 11. Office opens at 11:30am. Can be full at Fair time, or big events. Check ahead. - Merikay MacKenna
Aug 2009 - $1.00
This campground is closed and no longer in business. The site is being converted to permanent housing. - Wadcutter
Apr 2009 - $28.00
Called for reservations and was told campground is not opening for 2009. - ezgoinguy
Apr 2008 - $28.00
An adequate park for those wanting to explore Lincoln land, mostly given over to seasonal pipeline workers. The guy next to us had his car hood up and his gas tank removed all day. The park needs an overall cleanup/raking. Bath house was old and dark, but clean and functional. CATV excellent. - ebdavis
Oct 2016 - $35.00
We stayed one night passing through the area. The park was several miles off of I-55 but the quietness of the campground was well worth it. This is an older campground, gravel sites, all of our utilities worked well. Our site had no shade trees, but that didn't matter for our one night stay. The directional signage from the south I-55 entrance was excellent, it would have been hard to find this campground without those. It is all paved roads to the campground, trees are kept trimmed back well to prevent hitting your camper. The one lane bridge was no problem to navigate. The owner was very helpful and friendly. - Arlen
Jul 2016 - $32.00
This park is very far off the beaten path and therefore very quiet. We stayed in a back-in overflow area with water and electric only because a weekend event had filled up the rest. The pool looked inviting. The mini-golf needed some TLC. We will stay here again if the others are full. - exceltraveler
May 2016 - $45.00
Very far off the main highway. Country setting. Just keep following the signs!
Several new pull-thrus.
Nice playground. Pool. Miniature golf. Bouncing pillow. Basketball hoop. Cabins. Camping store. - Umbrella
Nov 2016 - $37.00
Nice park with friendly and helpful staff. Lots of trees. Sites are spacious and level. The pool was closed for the season. WiFi a little weak but usable mostly. - ArmandV
Nov 2016 - $40.00
Once you get this far north in early November, it get hard to find a FHU park. This is our first time here and we had a level, gravel, pull through, FHU site in a treeless row on the southern edge of the park. As requested, our site was satellite friendly. This satellite friendly row, however, does not have cable TV. Most sites are in the trees and are gravel, pull through, FHU with 12 channel cable TV. There is also some antenna reception (their listing shows a dozen channels - some of which duplicate the network channels on the cable). There are maybe 20 back in sites, plus a dozen or so primitive tent sites and a large open area for group tent camping. There were maybe 30 RVs in the park and many of those appeared to be unoccupied the night we were here. As a result, the Wi-Fi worked fine for our minimal e-mail and web surfing needs. The main bathrooms (3 sinks, 1 urinal, 2 stalls, and 3 showers) and a laundry room with 6 machines are in the basement level of what appears to be the owner's residence. This is just passed the office, pool, mini-golf course, shuffleboard, and a fire ring at the park entrance. There is a satellite bathhouse in the middle of the park that is near the recreational (pool, playground, pavilions, a fire ring, basketball (terrible rims) court, horseshoes, etc.) amenities. This bathhouse was already closed for the year. According to their park map, there is a dumpster marked "recycling" across from the office, but I did not check it out so I do not know what kinds of recycling are accepted. The couple I dealt with were friendly and helpful. They may have been the owners. I am guessing that this is a really busy and booming park in the summer and especially on weekends. They probably have sites taken for weeks, months, etc. $40 is a bit high for this time of year, but just finding a FHU site made the cost bearable. Limited cable and not knowing how well the Wi-Fi works when the park is full keeps the rating down a bit. - Jerry S
Oct 2016 - $30.00
We stayed for an overnight rest on a trip from Goshen, IN to Fayetteville, AR. We made a phone reservation from the road about an hour out. The staff were very friendly and helpful, telling us if we couldn't make it before normal hours they would accommodate us when we got there. Check in was quick and easy.
I don't recall the rate, but this entry required a number so the $30 is a guess. The hostess was super friendly and had great pride in her park. We were guided to our site and assisted in parking. We had a great spot (can't recall the number) with lots of room and a great view of a field. Fantastic sunset view as we grilled some burgers. I wish we had a few days to spend in the area, we will stay her for sure. - Mark and Lynne
10149 County Highway 11 Chandlerville, Illinois 62627 (map) | (217) 452-7741
Sites: 82 | Latest Rate: $20.00 | 3 Reviews
Aug 2015 - $20.00
I have stayed at this campground many times. It is always a nice stay; however, shower curtain was moldy, but by end of stay most were changed out with new. We have already book our next stay here for Labor Day weekend. - dwin a-frame
Jun 2013 - $25.00
The lots are big but hardly any shade. This is a relative new campground set on the prairie. Trees have been planted and in time will provide shade. We had a problem with water. The faucet leaked very badly and had to be turned off when we were not using it. If left turned on the water flooded the driveway out to the road. Reported the leakage to campground host and he said parts were on order. Campground host was very friendly and the campground was quiet. We used the campground as a stopping point to visit other places and did not explore the park. - CyberRanger
Mar 2010 - $25.00
This is a very open prairie style campground. You won't have privacy between your camping neighbors but if you are going to be exploring other areas of the park with your toad then this might not be a problem. Nice lake with plenty of hiking trails but there is a massive tick population ready to pounce. We returned from our hike with 30 ticks between the four of us. Hookups are dandy, just wish there was more private sites. Only the inside sites have the full hookups, the outer sites are electric only. Camp hosts are very polite and helpful. They deliver ice and firewood to your site if needed. Bring bikes, kayaks, fishing poles etc., to keep busy. Surrounded by small towns without a lot of action so make sure to be fully stocked up on fun and food/goodies before you pull in. I imagine this place is super hot in the dead summer due to lack of trees over the campground. If you like a lot of woods and trees, this is not the park for you. - redshoe
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Good place for an overnight stop. Sites are close together and we were in an afternoon shaded back-in spot. Were able to stay hooked up to tow vehicle. - h and e
Jun 2014 - $34.00
Rate reflects a 15% Good Sam discount. This is a very small RV park nestled in the corn fields. It is located on a side road with little traffic, so noise is not a real problem, even though you are parked close to the road. There are only a few sites that can take a big rig. We had one of the back-in sites in the dead-end part of the park, and could only maneuver in as the sites across from us were empty, otherwise, there was not enough swing room to back in. The owner is very friendly and helpful. AT&T and Verizon signals were good. The water is nice and soft and has good pressure. Over the air TV reception pulls in the networks out of Springfield and that is about it. The only reason we would probably not stay here again is that it was difficult to take the dog for long walks, as the only place to walk was along the roadway, otherwise it was a nice place to stay. - Greyt-Parent
May 2014 - $45.00
Great location surrounded by corn fields. I-94 is 2 miles away, and so is the train. We didn't hear either unless we strained to listen. Great site, great host, we really enjoyed the peace and quiet - and posted a picture on Facebook! Do not stop here if you want to be entertained, swim or occupy children - we liked it that way, but others might not. We will stay here again next year. - Frances and Sparky