Benton, Illinois

Benton KOA

Benton, Illinois



Benton, Illinois
Phone: (618) 439-4860

Sites: 52
Recent Rate: $36 6/2015

Latitude: 38.013239549898
Longitude: -88.927845954895

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-stream Waterfront Waterfront yes-stream
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

35 Reviews

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HB Taxlady

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $36.00
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Just stayed for one night as we passed through. It was just O.K. There was a lot of highway noise where we were parked. We camped at Benton KOA in a Motorhome.

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Sweetwater77

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $37.00
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We stayed at the Benton KOA for a month in our 35 foot RV. We had a back in site with full hook-ups. Monthly rate for us was $375 with metered electric to be paid upon check out. Our electric bill came to $43.00. Campground is managed by husband and wife team, very nice people. Campground is very clean and well maintained, close to town and freeway, has a catch and release pond, playground, clean laundry room with 4 washers and 3 dryers, nice general store/gift shop. WiFi works great most of the time, we didn't use the cable, we could see and hear the freeway though. We would definitely stay again if we were to come back to the Benton area. We camped at Benton KOA in a Motorhome.

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Barbie Queue

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: January, 2015 - $31.00
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Level site with interstate noise. Seemed to be a lot of permanents. Adequate for overnight stop. We camped at Benton KOA in a Motorhome.

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arpijay

Review Count: 67
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $34.00
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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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chipNdesiree

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

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $36.00
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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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Gator67

Review Count: 87
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $35.00
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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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jonrjen

Review Count: 12
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $40.00
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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: 43
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: December, 2013 - $30.00
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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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TravelPT

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

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $33.00
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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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d and b

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

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $40.00
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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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Wildcotton Road

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

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $45.00
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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: 21
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2013 - $37.00
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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: 57
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $31.00
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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: August, 2011 - $34.00
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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: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $23.00
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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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