8 RV Parks near Braidwood, Illinois
We did however find 8 campgrounds within 25 miles of Braidwood. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Braidwood in the left hand column.
Jul 2015 - $30.00
This is mostly a residential park with some residual camping sites and tent sites. There are many lakes in the area, which used to be coal mining pits and strip mines. The campground has a swimming pond and fishing ponds, although recent rains flooded the ponds. The water has a heavy concentration of hydrogen sulfide, probably from previous mining activities, so bring a water filter. Most residents buy their drinking water locally. This is a quiet, gated community and the residents are generally friendly. The park has many local activities. - Dick and Linda
Oct 2010 - $20.00
Nice place to be while waiting for new truck brakes. Very friendly. A local couple camping there "took us in". Nice grounds, excellent paved biking/walking trail along the river. Very wooded. Only negative: on a busy truck route. If you want full restroom facilities, camp in season at Pottawatamie. It was already closed for the season when we were there. We were at Chippewa which is further from Bourbonnias and closer to the busy road. The river drive on the west side is scenic and worth the time. Take the Warner Bridge Rd. to get across. - snsfry
Sep 2010 - $25.00
Two campgrounds here. If you are in a bigger rig I would suggest the Chippewa campground. It is more open and easier to get in and out of. The Potawatomie campground is where we stayed and the loops are very tight. Heavily wooded on this side though some nice sites and very private. This park also has a great 10 mile paved bike trail. We would return here but stay in the Chippewa campground next time. - janieD
Sep 2010 - $20.00
There is water located through out the campgrounds and there is plenty of good sites to choose from. Good place for base camp to explore the area around Kankakee. - Fordiesel250
Jul 2017 - $35.00
We were looking forward to staying here - but are quite disappointed. The site has very little shade. More importantly the staff could not be less involved or interested in us. I phoned trying to get the wifi code and the man who answered was actually rude in giving me the code. They have no interest in helping us find out about things to do in Chicago. Before we arrived I had called ahead to confirm our reservation and asked about transportation to Chicago. The answer was "we don't know". Would not stay here again. - Funpro
Jul 2017 - $36.00
Even though it's a membership park we checked with them and they will rent to non-members if you call ahead and they have sites. We asked for and received a pull-through for the one night. Site 105 was provided and wow, the chalky road dust from other vehicles going back and forth was enough to turn our truck and RV from the original color to white. Anyone know a good RV wash? - Mr. Camper
Nov 2016 - $35.00
We also stayed here at the end of last year's fall trip in late October. See my 10/15 review for a fuller description of the sites, facilities, and amenities. This is definitely a week or weekend get-a-way for locals during the season. Many sites are taken for the entire season. At this time of year, you press a "call button" at the gate, they respond, open the gate, and meet you at the office. The office is not staffed except when someone needs something. This year we had a back in site at the far end of the lake. Since there is no cable TV, we had requested a satellite friendly site and this site did appear to have a clear view to the south. I decided to scan for local antenna channels and was able to get over 40 Chicago area stations. I settled for using just the antenna. If you are concerned about no cable and lack of channel options, there are a lot here just with the antenna. The site had a grass/gravel entryway but the cement pad was just long enough for our wheelbase. I did need to do some leveling due to a forward to rear downward slope. Like last year, although there are still 100+ RVs in the park, less than half were occupied the night we were here. We had no problems with the Wi-Fi for our minimal ( e-mail and web surfing) needs, but that may be different in a fuller park. There are 2 bathhouses ) with a strange combination of different rooms - shower only, toilet and sink, or all three. There are also bathrooms in several other building in the park. There is a laundry (about 10 machines) in the bathhouse building closest to the entrance. The cost was only $1.50/$1.25 per machine. I saw no sign of recycling. We had little contact with the staff. I can't imagine being here in season, but, at this time of year, getting a FHU site in a nice park for just $35 is fine. - Jerry S
Aug 2017 - $38.00
We stayed here for four nights in a pull through site while we attended a convention in Romeoville. We were so happy to find this RV park since there are no other choices anywhere close. Although we felt it was a little pricey for not having sewer, we were very happy with our stay. We had a concrete pad to park on and even though it rained very hard while we were there we had no issues with water puddling. Our kids really enjoyed playing frisbee in the grassy area just across from where we parked. The sites we spacious and clean. The free breakfast at the hotel was a nice perk but I wasn't impressed. We did not need to use the restrooms or the Wifi. We would definitely stay here again. - Gigi40
Aug 2017 - $35.00
Pluses: One of the closer RV parks to Chicago but still a long drive depending on where you go in the city. Nice grassy spaces, lots of trees quiet Minuses: obvious that the RV Park is an afterthought, pads are small and when it rains the roads, which are paved but have a chalky soil around them make quite a mess! We ALWAYS check electricity before plugging in and checked 4 sites before we found one that was wired correctly or in good working order! No other amenities except you do get a free breakfast in the hotel. - Cherzie33
May 2017 - $36.00
We stayed here from April 26 to May 1, 2017. It rained entire time here. The power pedestal failed to work. We called the RV Park office (which is the casino hotel), and they dispatched a couple of guys who normally work the casino. They tested the pedestal and said it worked fine. We complained the next day, and someone else admitted that several of the pedestals were out and that they were working on them. We finally got power from the 50 amp outlet, but it wasn't full 50 amps, it was far less, and not enough to power our microwave. Aside from a dedicated restroom and laundry room, this RV Park offers little else. You can get much more for your money from a KOA, and still pay the same amount. This RV Park did offer complimentary hot breakfast as part of the Hotel service. This RV Park does not have its own dedicated staff, it instead is administered by the Hotel staff, who is not trained or prepared in the business of running an RV Park. - RoadPickle
Jul 2013 - $34.00
This is not a campground. This is a transient workplace for people like carnival workers, pipeline workers, welders, carpenters, and workers who are seasonal. The camp host seems nice. Place is very run down. From throwing my trash out before leaving, I saw that they do like their beer. Had I known, I would have stayed elsewhere. - pvcox
Apr 2009 - $19.00
Older park in the middle of nowhere. Under new management. They started to put in a new bathhouse in a park model. All pull through sites. They were also in the process of putting gravel on the sites to get them out of the mud. The land is pretty low and it floods with every rainstorm. - Glen_mich
Jul 2008 - $32.00
Under new management so this review is based on current conditions. Park is clean, good interior roads. Sites are long with sufficient room for big rigs and slides. Few trees so satellite OK. Low water pressure - very dirty water requires filtration!! Rest rooms and laundry very dirty, dated, need replacement - no cooling evident. would only use this park for an overnight, about three miles west of I57, some road noise from busy road adjacent to park. Owners very accommodating and will probably clean this park up given enough time to make required updates. - endlesstravels
Sep 2016 - $32.00
We just stopped here overnight on our way east and I am glad that we only stayed overnight because I wouldn't want to be here for two nights. Very little improvements have been done in this park, just a grass area with hookups and poor gravel roads. Even the office is in poor shape. Grass has grown up about a foot high around a lot of the campers which means that they are there long term, mostly people that work in the area. I definitely wouldn't want to stay here again. - Linda Allan
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This is not a campground. This is a transient facility for tradesmen, i.e. pipeline workers, carnies, etc.
Some people live here year round, by the looks of the sites and campers.
No restrictions on how old your rig is.. bring in your beast.
Rates to me are too high. take it or leave it attitude.
$700 a month for 50 amp with Water and sewer.
Gossipy workers/owners. People come in all hours of the night.
You will get a tongue lashing if you go over the speed limit of 10 MPH.
No campfires. No ice. Very cramped conditions. Many run down sites.
I-80 Road noise 24/7. No buffer for noise control.
I needed this facility as a place to stay while on contractual work in the area.
Otherwise, I would avoid. - josephine Plumber
Apr 2016 - $42.00
This park has very unlevel, very close, sunny/open grass only sites. Very rude people as well as workers living there. Not worth the time or money to put up with drunks throwing things. Very scared! It was better to leave. - Sheilagramm
Jul 2017 - $35.00
First night of a 3 week trip made us question if buying a camper was a wise decision. Super friendly staff, down home folk--drove us to a site where pull through was easy but a dead limb above us gave pause. Most of the residents are workers, some with families who live there and act accordingly, with fireworks going off till at least 2:30 a.m. Sounded like a competition with someone farther away. The roar of the diesel engine starting up next door at 4 am finally lulled me to sleep. Had read a July 4 review that mentioned the fireworks competition too but thought surely a week later the holiday was over--alas not so. Owner would not answer the phone after closing time so could not complain. Dog poop right beside utility hookup from the pooch next door & the grass was so high I wouldn't have seen it but my super sniffer detected it. Never realized till we saw signs at future camps that fireworks are not permitted, that there are so many redneck low lifes that get a charge out of keeping people up all night with loud noises, that they have to be told not to disturb people. If you HAVE to stay there, ask first if the fireworks show has ended, unless that sort of thing doesn't keep you up. Shop around. I you have to stay here ask if the person shooting off fireworks all night has stopped. Didn't see pool but some mentioned one. Didn't use the showers and bathrooms, curtain hanging over the opening with a chair outside were not disgusting but were among the worst encountered during a 3 week tour. Price seemed high for what we had to endure. - mzmo
Oct 2014 - $35.00
We had called this park twice before arriving, and had not received a call back. We went anyway. Roads throughout the park were bumpy, muddy, full of potholes. There were many permanent residents in broken down, trash strewn places that should have been bulldozed. Crowded, non-level, barely paved sites obscured by fallen leaves. I saw a Pitbull, off leash, and mentioned it to the owner. I saw things happening that led me to believe that "anything goes" and if there are any rules in place, they are certainly not enforced. We drove through the park a couple of times, with the owner and another fellow. I feared for the safety of our rig and our small dog. Luckily we found another place to stay and left. - mrsweeble
Jun 2011 - $35.00
It is open year round. There are lots of permanet residents there. The dogs run free but are friendly. The trees infested with carpenter ants. There is only wifi by the office with no shade. We were there over the 4th and firecrackers were going off until about 3 a.m. - hap
Jun 2017 - $42.00
My wife and I stayed the weekend at reserved site 43. I was definitely pleased, as most of the campgrounds we've been to do not offer concrete pads. The overall stay was pleasant and very quiet. No problems with rowdy neighbors or uncontrolled kids. The pool, although small was definitely refreshing on a super hot day. The camp store had all the must haves, including ice cream, which is always great! The only reason I can't give a higher score is because of the really slow WiFi and lack of cable hook up. These are only minor annoyances though. My speed test on the network came back at 2.5 down and 2.0 up. Awesome for email, but you definitely won't be streaming movies anytime soon. A note on the water quality: I've seen numerous reviews cite the water as a concern being that it's too sulfuric. My grandparents always lived in rural Indiana and their water always tasted similar, so it's not really a big deal for me. Is it Evian spring water? No. Just normal well water that I doubt will cause any problems other than overreacting. - StealthPenguin
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Quick overnight stop. Laundry room worked great--reasonably priced. Verizon wifi connected fairly well here. - ThreeTravellingBlondes
Sep 2016 - $34.00
Nice for our one night stay. Good wide spaces and staff was helpful. - cmiller