Benton KOA

     


Benton, Illinois
Phone: (618) 439-4860

Sites: 52
Recent Rate: $38 7/2014


Latitude: 38.013239549898
Longitude: -88.927845954895

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-stream Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 6
  • Good 14
  • Average 7
  • Poor 4
  • Terrible 1

32 Reviews

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arpijay

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Our gravel pull-thru was level and more than long enough. Friendly staff. Clean and well maintained. Very good selection of cable channels. Our satellite TV was blocked by a tree and many other sites would have the same problem. Good Verizon signal. The campground is right next to the interstate and traffic noise was quite noticeable, even with our windows closed. Good for an overnight stay. We camped at Benton KOA in a Motorhome.

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Gator67

Review Count: 73
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park for an overnight stay. They have robust cable, which is good because the abundance of trees makes satellite access unlikely. The wifi was good, and utilities were easily accessed. Water pressure and electricity were good. Sites are easy in, easy out. We camped at Benton KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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chipNdesiree

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

Date of Stay: - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This KOA was not like most that we had camped in. Upon entering the KOA, you are greeted by a row of what were obviously long term campers (or renters). Almost immediately, I found this off-putting because of the quality of and unsightliness of the trailers and vehicles. A fairly steep gravel road leads to the majority section of the campground, after the small hill, the camp opens up to approximately 35 or 40 pull-through and back-in sites. One can quickly see another row of long-term rigs lined up along the edge of the park that borders the highway fence. None of the campground is paved, but the gravel is level and dried out quickly after a brief rain. The spots are KOA close, but there was enough room for my 4 kids to play and not encroach on the other campers. The staff was like all other KOAs - helpful and immediately attentive to my questions and drowsiness-induced noob "there's a problem here" (there wasn't a problem). The bathrooms were clean and the pool was great. We really like the pool because it was 9 feet deep on one end and 3 at the other. A real adult use pool. Had I written a review after my first couple hours at the park, I would have told you it was the worst KOA that we had ever graced with our presence. But, that would have been incorrect. Upon researching the local area, we found some of the nicest, albeit far off the highway, Corps Of Engineers campgrounds we had ever seen. Also, there were many other campgrounds significantly closer to Rend lake - the local attraction. Taking all that in, the KOA is perfect for what it is - a great spot to overnight or spend a couple days. The pool is great, the camp is close to town and has easy access to the interstate, local big box stores, and restaurants. The KOA is open year round and there is a significantly sized underground coal mine close which I learned explained many of the long-term campers. 7 out of 10 stars for the gravel roads, shared fence line with the interstate and awkward/tight dumping station. Staff was great and can't beat a real pool. We camped at Benton KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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jonrjen

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice park with plenty of trees in a semi-rustic setting. Nice small creek that goes down one side and though the park. I can see where this could also be a destination park as well as a place to stop for a night of sleep and travel recovery. Warm welcome upon check-in, escorted to your site and offered assistance in hooking up. My only small complaint is the same that seems to haunt most all RV parks, that is the extremely limited Wi-Fi reception that seems slower than the day of old dial-up modem service. We camped at Benton KOA in a Motorhome.

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69636

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects KOA discount. Nice park, owners are very friendly. They have an on site cafe which serves meals from 9am until 5pm daily. The park is close to I-57 so there is road noise and we could hear trains. Neither of those bother us but it might bother some people. We will stay here again. We camped at Benton KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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d and b

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground is close to the highway and has a nice staff. We were just passing through and only stayed one night. It is an excellent location for that. We camped at Benton KOA in a Motorhome.

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TravelPT

Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed one night here in a water/electric site. The reservation process was easy. Check-in was pleasant and the staff were very helpful showing me to my site and letting me know about the services (kitchen with food delivery to your site/on site hair styling/propane refill/Wi-Fi) and facilities (laundry/pool/dump station/fishing pond). In my opinion there were only 2 drawbacks: first the park was not very well lit at night and second the highway and train noise at night were very disruptive. I could hear the highway noise over my A/C unit and my rain machine. We camped at Benton KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Wildcotton Road

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

This place is small and needs some updates. There are several perms in the park and those site are not kept clean. Very nice people and the gal at the office can provide a good price on a hair cut for you. The best part, without a doubt, was the fishing pond. The boys landed several large bluegill over ten inches and about four solid keeper bass. We only fished for about 45 minutes and each of them caught four and lost a few others. I would honestly go back just to get access to that pond. Don't expect much, but it does the job for a night. There isn't much in town, but services are available near the highway exit. We camped at Benton KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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mm1407

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Price reflects KOA discount and 4 children. We stayed here passing through the area. Campground is fairly easy to access from interstate. We checked in late and that process was easy. Because it was a quick stay, we did not use wifi or the facilities. Externally, however, the facilities looked worn. Campground was old and in need of updating. Interstate traffic can easily be heard and was surprisingly loud. Sites are very uneven but this was not and issue for us. It did not appear that there was much for the kids to do although we did not stick around long enough to find out. Overall, this seemed like a campground OK for a quick over night stay. We camped at Benton KOA in a Motorhome.

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Scottsdale RVers

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice staff who guided us to site. Site was gravel and fairly level. Laundry facilities were clean and tidy as were restrooms. Main drawback to this campground is proximity to interstate, which carries heavy traffic all night and is, therefore, noisy. We camped at Benton KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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TNPhoto

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Positives: Excellent and helpful staff. Sites reasonable level and of adequate width and depth. Cable TV reception good. Negatives: Older campground which does not provide easy on/off from interstate (requires some minor traveling on small country roads to get there). No fenced dog area. We stayed one night. We had some rig difficulties and the KOA staff were extremely helpful in finding and getting a repairman to come to our rig to make a repair - very convenient and unexpected. We would definitely recommend staying here for the helpful staff and friendly environment. We camped at Benton KOA in a Motorhome.

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P Martin

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $23.00
Overall Rating:      

About 200 yards from I-57. Road noise was terrible. Our site was on the end of the pull through row so we had room for a "yard," but other sites were so close together that an awning would be over the next site's hook up. We were there two nights while doing research in the area and were only at the campsite during the nights. It's OK for a overnight, if you can stand the noise and don't mind being 5' from your neighbor, but definitely not a place to go "camp". We camped at Benton KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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OliveOil

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This wouldn't be a bad little park if it wasn't right next to the Interstate. Bad road noise all night. We wouldn't stay here again. We camped at Benton KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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outrigger

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped here for an overnight stay on our way home from FL. Spacious between sites and no problems getting in to our pull through area. The pool was very nice and big, but under trees so several big leaves in the pool, but it didn't stop our kids from having fun. It was an excellent place for an overnight stay but I do not think we would camp here for extended periods especially since we had 4 kids with us. The only activity for them to do was the pool. The restrooms by the pool were very clean as they were busy cleaning them when we were at the pool. We camped at Benton KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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miyzfrider

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground met our needs for an overnight stay, but it would probably not be a campground we would choose for any more than that. The staff was friendly, but it was fairly small and our site was definitely not level. There was an awful lot of highway noise all throughout the night. Okay as a one-night stop while driving cross-country, but definitely not the best we've stayed in. We camped at Benton KOA in a Motorhome.

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