Brownstown, Illinois

Okaw Valley Kampground

Brownstown, Illinois



Brownstown, Illinois
Phone: (618) 427-5140

Sites: 49
Recent Rate: $35 8/2015

Latitude: 38.9766856096094
Longitude: -89.0041017289162

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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 ?
  • $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 no
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Central Modem Central Modem ?
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 ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • 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 yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • 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 no
  • Pond Pond yes
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

7 Reviews

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happy2013camper

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

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.

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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Terrilee84

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.

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M Barnes

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.

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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ontherd.reviews

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

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $27.00
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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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Old Guys Rule

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

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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texas boy

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

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $25.00
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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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rheavn

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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