8.7 Excellent
     
Carlyle, Illinois

Coles Creek Campground

Carlyle, Illinois


16225 Coles Creek Rd
Carlyle, Illinois 62231
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 200
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.657755832436
Longitude: -89.260469733174

Elevation: 460' (approximate)
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
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • 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 yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • 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 no
  • 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 no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • 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) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre yes
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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11 Reviews

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

We passed many 'a cornfield to get here. Electric only on sites. Dump station with fill water on-site. Be sure to check out the local farmer bar with pizza takeout (Deb's Red Rose). There's no official sign except a Bud Light banner swinging in the breeze, but it's on Boulder on your right, just before Wiedle Rd. Not much of a view of the water from our campsite, but the reservoir and swimming beach was only a ¼ mile walk. There is also a boat launch in the park. Bathrooms were very clean, did not use showers. We camped at Coles Creek Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Deb's Red Rose. Divey local farmer bar with pizza. Do it.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Loved this campground. Asphalt pad and patio area, very large sites, and full hook-ups available on the waterfront lots. Most of the park is electric only, but there are about a dozen sites located along a little cove of the lake that are waterfront. There are other full hook-up sites in that section, but not on the water (although several have a view). Easily navigable interior roads, good utilities (although we don't measure water psi and electric amperage), and nice facilities. The park has it's own beach with bath house, boat ramp, shelter houses and picnic areas. There's really nothing else around this lake (we did the 1hr tour around it...roads are terrible and scenery is poor...thanks, honey...), despite the fact that it's 26,000 acres. Carlyle is about it. We were very pleased with the campground, though, and the FHU area was very quiet, even on Friday night. It doesn't appear to be a big 'party' campground, and the camp host confirmed that it only gets a little noisy on the big 3 (Labor Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July), but usually mostly pretty quiet. Tip for travelers- don't follow GPS if it tries to take you from the northeast to this campground. Roads are terrible. From the east, take the US 50 exit at Salem, off of I-57, it's only 25 miles from there, and it's straight, state highway roads. We camped at Coles Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
19
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Town of Carlyle is about 15 mins away, with restaurants, shopping, gas, etc.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Our favorite "near-by" campground. The FHU sites need reserved well in advance but electric only sites are usually available. Beach within biking distance and boat ramp are free to use for registered guests. Frisbee golf, nice playgrounds. FHU loop is always very quiet. Other loops have a younger crowd but are never what I would call rowdy. We camped at Coles Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Surface
Concrete, Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

The campsites are very spacious and well maintained. I cannot remember our site number, but it was in the 70's, I think. The fee is an estimate, too. I know it was less than twenty dollars a night.

The bathrooms and shower houses were clean and well-maintained. There is a nice beach area for families to access the lake.

We'll definitely be back! We camped at Coles Creek Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

We only stayed one night on our way north but wish we could have stayed longer. We had a pull thru with sewer and a great view a bay and the beautifull park across the bay. I wish I would have had time to kayak on the lake.

It is a bit out of the way but worth the journey. Will stay here again when we head north again. We camped at Coles Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 1 night before the Memorial Day weekend and had no problem getting a site. The sites were large and spacious. Verizon reception was OK and no problem getting a signal for DirecTV. Good 50A service with steady voltage around 120V. We had a full hookup site with good water pressure. We were just passing through but would have liked to be able to stay for several days as it was a very nice campground and our site had a large shade tree with a great view of the water. We camped at Coles Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice COE campground. The sites are huge and in good shape. The grounds are very well maintained. Nice grass and huge mature trees. We had a lakefront site and it was very nice. All sites were back in. Very quiet area. The only negative was finding the place. We arrived after dark and there were no signs from the main road to direct you to this place at all. Once you find it, it is worth it though. Nice swimming beach area, boat ramps, extra parking for boat trailers. We had an electric only site and it was great for a weekend. We camped at Coles Creek Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a great time @ Coles creek. This park is very clean, well maintained, and has great beach swimming. No complaints from me. We camped at Coles Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites are big, paved, and clean. This park has limited full hook up sites. If you are fortunate enough to get in on a reservation you will love it. Very quiet. The summer is booked usually over the weekends...by the locals, which makes it difficult for full timers like us. 10 miles from town. Walk-ins are either W/E or just E. Reserve America isn't clear on this. We camped at Coles Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Reservation website, recreation.gov, does not make it clear which sites have hookup's and which do not. Very few sites have water & sewer hookups. campground is far from civilization which makes it quiet, but not easy to find groceries, etc. We have stayed at Dam West several times which is MUCH better. We probably will not stay at Coles Creek again. We camped at Coles Creek Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Great campground on Carlyle Lake. We had a wonderful lakefront spot with great fishing. Not much around the lake to do, but if you are a water lover or fisherman, this is a great campground. We camped at Coles Creek Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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