6.4 Average
     
Brownstown, Illinois

Okaw Valley Kampground

Brownstown, Illinois



Brownstown, Illinois
Phone: (618) 427-5140

Sites: 49
Recent Rate: $27 7/2016

Latitude: 38.976685609609
Longitude: -89.004101728916

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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) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $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 yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
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 no
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

10 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Overnight stay while traveling. Newer owners so they are working to make improvements.

When they get the pond in shape, they will have a great fishing spot. No over the air channels and no cable on our site. Pedestals need upgrading. Quite a few long term campers on the side we were on. As stated before, they are making improvements. We camped at Okaw Valley Kampground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Owners are really working to have a great campground. All good things take time.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Zero over-the-air TV available and no cable. Only had water/elec site available. Easy access. Pool looked clean. Long term rental site not well kept. Our site was adequate so did not have to disconnect truck from travel trailer for our overnight stay. Owner was pleasant. We camped at Okaw Valley Kampground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
water-electric
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park, new owners last two years, easy in & out, close to highway but you can't see it. Owners very nice & they are actively improving. We camped at Okaw Valley Kampground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
70
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

We ate a very good breakfast at Chuckwagon at the Vandalia exit, check out their baked goods!

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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a hard campground to rate as it has its pluses, and its minuses. It was clean, quiet, the pool was spotless. We never went into the bathrooms or showers. Our first day there, a teenager walked by from up the road. A trailer park is up the road, & was told kids come into the campground ALOT to use the wifi. We saw that alot our week there. The wifi worked on & off depending on how many were in there. The fishing "lake" is pond sized and covered in green. Almost every day, the pool would have people from town come in to swim, & smoking, drinking is allowed. Ourselves, along with another family always left when that happened. The owners said they couldn't say anything as smoking is allowed outside in Illinois. It's a private cmpgrd! They could put up no smoking but I guess they like the $$ they make off non campers. If you have young kids, its a shame they let outsiders smoke. TV reception is null. Branches need to be trimmed over campsites. The arcade, pool table was removed a long time ago. Playground is very outdated but safe. We camped at Okaw Valley Kampground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
70
Site Surface
Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

There are other campgrounds within 10 miles of here. If you like being driven out of a swimming pool while camping , by smokers, loud radios, people drinking, this is the place for you. The owners smile & act deaf to your complaints. They see absolutely nothing wrong with smoking around a pool with kids in it or people with breathing problems. A few other campers also got the impression they cater more to the non campers. They also do not have an arcade, or pool table anymore.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

The new owners go above and beyond to be helpful. They are very friendly and are updating things everyday! Nice pool and campsites. No problems. Would highly recommend this Campground. Nice pool. No issues with electric. We stayed for a month and are still here! We camped at Okaw Valley Kampground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
72
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is an easy to get to RV park, just off I-70. It is minutes away from Vandalia.

It has a nice, large, well lit entrance on a level gravel drive. The sites were lightly shaded and were gravel with a nice amount of grass, a picnic table and a fire ring. We found the campground to be very peaceful.

The restroom/shower facility and laundry/storm shelter are dated but very functional. The Wi-Fi was very strong the entire time we stayed.

It boasts a small, good sized pond and nice pool with lots of space to lounge. The grounds are beautifully maintained and a camp store stocked with just the right amount of needs.

It has a nice playground and is very child friendly. There is abundant wildlife - we saw several deer, rabbits, squirrels and birds.

We stayed with them for 3 weeks , and the park owners/hosts were attentive and gracious.

I have to say this has been our most pleasant camping experience yet! We camped at Okaw Valley Kampground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
71
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Vandalia is just 5 minutes west on I70. They have lots of historical sites, fantastic food, and shopping. You can find whatever you need (and some things you didn't know you needed)!

I recommend a trip to Rural King - what an awesome place!

And Embers has the BEST calzones we've ever tried!

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Tight sites for big rigs. The office/store was dirty and reeked of cigarette smoke. The items they had for sale were dirty and stained with nicotine. Would not stay here again. We camped at Okaw Valley Kampground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

The prior review was spot on. It is a very pretty piece of property that, with some improvement, would be very nice. Unfortunately, it's out in the middle of nowhere and there isn't much to pull people in. We camped at Okaw Valley Kampground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

For overnight pull through, an okay place. Not a real resort. The "lake" is little more than a pond, but this is a well treed site. Easy to get into and out of. We camped at Okaw Valley Kampground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 112
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Visited park in 40' motorhome. Park is old KOA located close to I-70. All roads were gravel so some dust. Sites were narrow, gravel with grass on each side. I had to park partially on grass to keep slideout from hitting tree. With some tree trimming park would accommodate any size rig with any number of slides. Each site had a table. Utilities were well placed, but no 50 amp available. Mature trees gave shade. Had clean and modern pool. They allowed people in area to use pool. A group of 1 adult and 7 children took over pool without regard to us who were already in the pool (only a park problem because they were not staying at park). We felt the $24 fee was as much as we would pay for this park, but would utilize facility again for overnight stopover. We camped at Okaw Valley Kampground in a Motorhome.

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