8 RV Parks near Batavia, Illinois
We did however find 8 campgrounds within 25 miles of Batavia. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Batavia in the left hand column.
Sep 2014 - $20.00
Maybe I just happened to pick a bad weekend, but this first visit to this campground was completely miserable. Perhaps had I come to tent camp and never expected to leave the campground the whole weekend, I'd have a different opinion. First the good points-- nice graveled campsites (and all have electric), plenty of shade and privacy between the sites in this heavily wooded campground, fairly clean bathhouse, and a nice lake nearby. If you happen to be a resident of DuPage county, the $20/night rate is not bad either. Sadly, the good points end there. The campground is located at the very back of the park and requires driving over 6 large speed bumps to come and go. The campground roads are narrow gravel with tight turns and hills. Most sites are only suitable for tents, pop-ups, vans, or RVs less than 25'. The only available water is from non-threaded spigot pumps. The dump station is small and tilted the wrong way to empty most RV tanks. The campground is only open 2 or 3-night weekends from May through Sept. But perhaps the biggest negative-- both the campground and forest preserve gates are closed and locked just after sunset every night. If you want to enjoy a nice dinner beyond the park boundaries, or visit friends in the area, forget about it! One final negative-- when I visited, the park was literally overwhelmed with mosquitoes. So bad I had to wear a bug jacket to cover my head and upper body! In the future, I'll stay at the Kane Co. Forest Preserve campgrounds-- much MUCH nicer parks that have been built with RVers in mind. - WinnieViews
May 2014 - $20.00
This park is a bit hard to locate. It is actually located in Warrenville. Any RV campground in the Chicago is a rarity so even with some drawbacks we were glad to find this one. It is a large, beautiful and heavily-wooded oasis in a pretty congested area. Staff very friendly. Restrooms were immaculate even with heavy usage on a holiday weekend. The drawbacks are: (1) it is only open for Fri. and Sat. night camping except on holidays, (2) no and or sewer connections and the few water spigots will not allow for a hose to be connected so to fill your tank requires carrying water in containers to your RV. Sites are level and very spacious with site #64 being best located for the restrooms with showers. One unusual plus is that those over 65 get 1 free weekend per year. We would camp here again. - judb
Jun 2013 - $20.00
We've been visiting Blackwell for almost 40 years, but this is the first time we've camped there. We only live about 7 miles from there so it's an easy weekend. This is an oasis in the middle of suburbia. Heavily wooded sites, with level crushed gravel pads and now, electric at all sites, according to the attendant at the gatehouse. There are no water or sewer hookups, but there are spigots throughout the park. There is an adequate dump station, although it is not all that level, so your tanks may not fully empty. I remarked to my wife that whether we traveled three hours to Wisconsin or drove 7 miles to Blackwell, the end result is the same. Quiet camping in a lovely area. The one downside to this campground is that it's only open on weekends, except for holiday weeks when it's open for the entire week. Also making reservations entails calling the District HQ and booking over the phone. There is a three day reservation window which pretty much eliminates spur of the moment camping. The camping permits arrive by snail mail, so very last century. Still, it adds to the charm I suppose. We'll be back often. In the summer the crowds in Wisconsin can be frustrating, so this is a nice alternative if you just want a quiet weekend to camp without dealing with all the traffic. - baraff
Jul 2017 - $25.00
What a great park. Five year old county park. Extremely well maintained. Under-utilized. Downside, maybe? No sewer, showers, or shade. They are discussing adding those. Lots are huge! Could put three campers on the same site. Water shared between two sites, and requires 75' of water hose. Aurora, 2nd largest town in Illinois, is 12 miles away and has full services, and commuter train into Chicago. Greatest draw is access to Chicago. Interstate 88 is a straight shot into downtown. One hour drive to lakefront attractions. Spent two nights here. - Mike from Bama
Jun 2017 - $25.00
This is a newer park, and a great place for a few days to a week. Sites are nice and large, however, the trees are still maturing so no shade, which would be a problem in hot summers. Quiet park, great trail to nearby lake and woods, about 3 miles round trip. Attendants/hosts were great. No credit cards, cash or check only. No sewer hookups, but double dump site. Park is only about 12 miles from the Aurora Metra station which gets you to the Chicago Loop in about 45 minutes. Make sure you have at least 75' of hose as some water hook ups are placed a bit far from the pads. We will definitely return when in area. - lc47
Sep 2016 - $25.00
Spotlessly clean spacious park with gravel sites and paved handicapped sites. Staff very friendly, firewood $5 for a nice bundle. All sites 50 amp with water, but no sewer hook-up. Two dump stations at exit. There is an equestrian area also. As it's a new park there are only small trees. We stayed for an Escapees event and others commented on it being a nice quiet park. We will return. - K&J
Jun 2017 - $25.00
The park was a lot cleaner as the week progressed. The park has a very bad reputation which I believe is not warranted. There are a lot of very very old rv's here and some of them need to be demolished. The roads are full of pot holes which make you slow down. I don't think it would be any worse with speed bumps. The primitive areas are scenic except there were few bathrooms and no showers. The section we were in, A2, was very nice, flat long and the utilities worked great. Security is excellent. They man the gate all night. The full time residents are near the front and everyone else is in the back. Everyone we came in contact with was nice and helpful. The camp store was well stocked with parts and some food. The store was not overpriced. - sflabrkr
Jul 2015 - $35.00
We pulled into this campground if you can call it that, and paid for a two night stay. While my husband was inside paying I just got a bad feeling about this place. It felt like a place you would see in a horror movie. The road into it was narrow and full of holes, a man in a raggedy golf cart led us to an area and told us to "pick a site". We got out if the RV and looked for a site with sewer hook ups. Could not find one with water electric and sewer. The sites were just grassy and muddy. Nothing about this place said "camp here, feel safe". We began to wonder if we were in a junkyard or campground. We decided that neither of us had a good feeling, so we drove back to the office aka shack and got our money back. My husband said it was no problem and they probably had it happen before. My cousin said the place was known for drug raids and murders!!! Stay away from this place unless you like living or staying in an area where your life is in danger. Hideaway should be condemned and buried!!! - CaptainKarl
Jul 2015 - $35.00
This place is dirty, looks like a junkyard with abandoned trailers sitting all over the place. The "pond" they say is chlorinated was dirty, fish couldn't live in it, the play ground by the pond was dirty with garbage all over the place. If the city or county ever tested the pond water I am sure that they would shut this place down. We will never stay there again, even if it was free. - Sjmak
Jul 2017 - $25.00
We stayed 3 nights in a back in with 50 amps. There is no cable, but we got 22 stations on our over-the-air antenna. Satellite reception in the newer section would be good, due to smaller trees. Some of the site water hookups are far, so have a long hose with a water filter if needed. The water hookups are shared by two campers. Site 83 was in the newer section, where the trees are not as mature as the older section, so sunny. There is a dump station. The park staff are very nice and helpful people. The grounds and restrooms are nice and clean. It is a first come first serve park; no reservations. The roads are well maintained, and you park your rv on asphalt. Grass is around your camp site, with a picnic table and fire pit. You cannot bring in firewood, and they sell firewood at a reasonable price. We rested here, as it is quiet. We camped here to be close to Big Timber Station to take the METRA train to Union Station in Chicago. It rained while we were there, and a lot of water accumulated in the grass, but did not come on to the asphalt pad for our 5th wheel and truck. Our site was level, but a few sites are unlevel. The earlier you enter the campground in the day, the better choice of camp sites. We liked this campground, and we would definitely return if in the area in the future! - Lindy White
Jun 2017 - $25.00
This park is a first come, first serve kind of park. Pull in, find a spot to your liking, go pay. No reservations are taken. We were in a pull-through in what seems to be a newer part of this park, and while it was asphalt, wasn't dead level, which seems to be the case with most of the spots here. Not a big deal. Power and water only, with 2 spots you can dump. 1 in the camping area, 1 just outside. Place was clean and well maintained. Firewood 5$ a bundle, and they deliver. The trees in this part were still fairly new, so majority of spots in this section were full sun. When they mature, this will be a must-stop location. It was windier than a mug when we were there. Also, there seemed to be a lot of ticks floatin' around, so be aware. Overall, really liked this park. Quiet, close to the Big City, great for star gazing! Will stay there again. - BillHan1959
Oct 2016 - $25.00
Very nice park. Wide, paved roads. Paved and level campsites. Only 3 pull throughs. Spacious sites. Friendly staff. Closest RV Park to Chicago. Easy access off I-90. - Johngflyer
Jul 2008 - $1.00
This campground is now closed. Park is only for day use. - WinnieViews
Jun 2006 - $15.00
This was okay, but we were driven away by a bunch of tiny flies. No biting, just swarming all over everywhere. Pit toilets, no showers, best for self-contained only. - Janjanjan68
May 2005 - $10.00
We have stayed here many times in 2004 and 2005. There are flush toilets at the Ranger Station. No reservations, but always a site except for holiday weekends. On holidays arrive early in week and get a great spot. Each spot has it's own water, elec, and fire ring. The wildlife in area is beautiful, crane, egrets, and several other fishing birds can be seen all day long. Additions of more tent sites expected soon. Residents of Kane County pay 10, others pay 15. - beckolette
Jul 2017 - $31.00
Owner was very accommodating. We had to make reservation for a 6 week stay at the height of the season at the last minute do to a change in plans and he went out of his way to accommodate us. Lovely park in an area with very few options. Access road (city street) could use some attention due to potholes. Did not hold that against the park in rating. Sites are roomy, wider than many we have seen, and well laid out. No pull throughs. Very quiet, especially considering it is right in town. Seasonal and weekend campers. Yes, there is a long list of rules, but the park has a daily access swimming area - away from RV Park - and IMHO rules are the result of thoughtless people. At our first site there was room for our truck (Volvo tractor) but at the second we needed to move the truck to the long term storage area, not that far away. We had to change sites due to late reservations. - Dennis M
Sep 2016 - $38.00
This is a very nice park with nice views of lawns, trees, water, etc. Plenty of walking areas. Unfortunately the RV spots are all stone/crushed gravel - no grass by the sites, but level and clean. Helpful attendant helped us park. Sites themselves are close together, but certainly not on top of each other. Situated in Sycamore, IL - a nice town for walking or bike riding. We stayed here so that we could drive in and ride the Fox River Bike Trail - 20 minutes east of here. We would stay here again. - Deb and Chris
Sep 2016 - $34.00
Very well maintained park. Nicely defined grass/gravel areas.
No tents, screen rooms with bottoms, or rugs allowed on the grass. This keeps GRASS there, not weeds.
I do not agree with paying for visitors, but there is a $2/visitor fee.
Grass sites are limited, and as all sites are, tight. Parking your tow vehicle is in convenient.
One of the most well maintained parks I have been to.
A lot of comments on the owners. I have had no problems. Follow the easy and common sense rules, you shouldn't have any problems. Owners are particular and strict, but the outcome is a nicely maintained park.
Spacing good but DEPTH LACKING.
Owner guides you to site, no problems even with 42' 5er. - Magiccowinuse
Aug 2017 - $60.00
Took the grandsons here for a long weekend. They had an absolute blast with all the activities. Everyone came home tuckered out. Staff were universally helpful and friendly. That being said, the facility seemed a bit tired. Electrical was 30- and 20-amp only. The 30-amp outlet was pretty worn and the breakers seemed "loose". Voltage never went below 113 so that was not an issue. Good water pressure (45 PSI) but water is definitely hard. Fire rings were dug into the ground. Ours was fine but neighbor's was full of water the whole time we were there. Common facilities (bathrooms, pools, ranger station, activity center) were all in good repair. Prices at the ranger station were not out of line with what you would expect at a Yogi Bear campground. There was a fairly high percentage of seasonal sites, but did not experience any of the animosity that sometimes occurs between seasonal and transient campers. Sites were a reasonable size. Lots of trees, but was still able to position motorhome so that we could get satellite reception. We will be bringing the grandkids back here again. We did not bring a towed vehicle, opting for bicycles instead. - STBRetired
Jul 2016 - $57.00
The sewer line was not capped. Instead there was a plastic bag and a piece of wood being used as a plug for our site. The backflow valve was missing. Garbage and recycling was to be picked up between the hours of 9:00 AM and 7:00PM, instead after 8:30 PM. This sat outside all day on our site for kids to kick and play with. My wife and granddaughter were playing miniature golf and the place was a disaster. Loose boards with exposed nails and screws were present with loose electric wire which was laying about and Christmas decoration laying on the ground with hooks and wire fasteners laying about. These were trip points and hazards that a child could easily be hurt by. The general maintenance was lacking and seem to be operated by teenagers and very young adults with no managers present. They were very helpful but some were not very knowledgeable in the operations of the campground. - Jim W1
Jun 2016 - $38.00
Great family park. Plenty of activities for the kids to do. Kept them very busy the whole time we were here. The only complaint we have, is that it's time to build new bathroom/showers. They were very outdated, no place to hang towels, clothes, or toiletries, and always much dirtier than they should be at any time, even after they were cleaned. - Stone n Pebbles
May 2016 - $15.00
Clean nice park with very little shade. Sites are level and long with some grass and some gravel. Water and power are located in the rear with a dump station at one end of the park. This park is perfect in my opinion. - illini777
Oct 2015 - $15.00
This park is relatively new, so if you're looking for shade trees it might not be good for you. There are however, new trees planted at every site that do offer a bit of shade. The sites are w-i-d-e at an angle so backing in and getting out is a piece of cake. This park is huge and laid out very very well. Its at a fairgrounds, so its pretty basic. Each site has 30 & 50 amp service along with water. There is a easy in and easy out dump station. There are no picnic tables or fire rings. Our site faced east, so the shade tree was right outside our front door. That allowed our satellite dish to get perfect reception to the southwest. It was mid-October so there was only one other RV in the whole complex. We were on our way home to Northern IL from a fall foliage trip around Lake Michigan that started in Southern WI, so this was perfect for a one night stay. We would definitely stay here again. - therealSimpsons
Jun 2014 - $15.00
Nice level grass sites on the edge of the fairgrounds. Trees are small so shade is not available. However, I felt this park had a great feel. The park manager is a great guy who is laid back but keeps the park in great shape. 50 amp service, water and a dump station for the price is a bargain. Note: Downtown Chicago is about 1 and a 1/4 hour away. - illini777