8.5 Good
     
Dewitt, Illinois

Clinton Lake State Recreation Area

Dewitt, Illinois



Dewitt, Illinois
Phone: (217) 935-8722

Sites: 231
Recent Rate: $25 8/2016

Latitude: 40.183640697912
Longitude: -88.745459639893

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $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 ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • 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 no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • 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 ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • 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) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina yes
  • 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 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 ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

13 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was clean and quiet. It seems most of the campsites are set up in a circular arrangement- almost like a cul-de-sac- but the sites are very spacious. Although the camping sites were well manicured- it goes right up to thick brushy, grassy undergrowth, very popular with rabbits! There is no view of the water from the camping sites that I could figure, so to see the water, one must go to the beach or the marina. We only stayed one night, so our visit was limited, but I would go back...especially if I had a boat! We camped at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 292
States Visited: 39
Helpful Reviews: 50

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate is for an electric-only site. This Illinois State Recreation Area gets primarily local visitors, as it is not close enough to a major byway to make it convenient for most people traveling through. (We are an exception and are willing to go significantly out of the way to stay at state park campgrounds.) You see lots of friends and family groups staying near each other. During our weekend stay, we arrived without reservations, and it was not a problem as the campground was only about half full. When you arrive, you must first check-in with one of the two campground hosts. He gave us a map and let us choose our own site, then go back and pay. There are some full-hookup sites but they were all taken, so we chose a site with 30 amp electric only. There are some sites with 50 amp hookup available. The best place to fill with fresh water is at one of the two dump stations. Also, note that loops H, I, J, and K are designated as no-alcohol loops. Most sites seem to be fairly level, most with gravel, but some with concrete pads. Some sites are shady and some in the open. We chose a shady site. We did get satellite by using our portable dish. The park is well groomed and clean. We had weak, but usable, Verizon voice and data. The only negative that we had was a large family/friends group camped nearby that talked until two in the morning. We would stay here again if passing through, but would not go out of our way to visit again. We camped at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
C7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

There is an OK IGA grocery in Clinton, about 8 miles from the campground. Boating on the lake is popular. There is a marina that rents pontoon boats. We had planned on doing this but did not because of inclement weather during our visit.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice spacious lots. Plenty of room between units. Lot was not completely level but was easy to level camper. Lots of shade trees. All utilities worked great (water, sewer, electric). Utilized hiking trails and beach. Did not have boat for lake but lots of other people did. It was a great time and already have reservations to return. We camped at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

I used to camp here with my family when I was younger and had a blast. Now its 20 years later and I took my family there last weekend and had a blast. Sites were not packed together but were slightly uneven. The bathhouse was clean. The park was well kept. We will be stopping here many times. We camped at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice State Park Campground. Back in sites at an angle, easy to back in. Water not marked on maps, but plentiful throughout the campground. Memorial Day was VERY full and busy, but no one after or before holiday, almost empty. Good power, nice shady area. Some older areas were gravel, some had concrete pads. We will camp here again. We camped at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great Park for kids. They have several nice playgrounds and good roads for biking. The campsites are well spaced out and fire pits are always clean. We camped at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We picked this campground due to the proximity of a family reunion we attended in the area. We made the reservation at reserve America, the map that we printed from their site took us to a day use area north of Weldon, Illinois. After asking around and about a half hour we finally found the campground just south of Dewitt. Its a big place, very nice. We did have trouble finding a water faucet, there wasn't one at all in our loop, but we eventually found one. The hosts are hard to find as well as the rangers. There was a vault toilet in our loop and a shower house with real toilets not to far away that looked pretty clean, but didn't smell clean if you know what I mean. We'll probably come again next year. We camped at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Clinton Lake is WARM! I've heard it is because of the nuclear power plant nearby. Regardless, this is a fantastic park to visit and camp at. It has full amenities and is very clean. We camped at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has large size lots. Even with 300 sites we felt very secluded. We camped in section A. The campground is very clean and well maintained, your typical state park campground. Wish there was more shoreline fishing, other than that great place to go. We camped at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2007 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

Open, spacious sites. Lots of wildlife. Quite enjoyable location. Easy access to the lake for boating. Trails nearby for hiking. Beautiful location and very quiet. We camped at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

If you get a wooded spot this is nice and has water access, boats and fishing and nice little restaurant on water. Some spots are crowded together and "prairie" style camping with no trees. Other spots are shaded, on water and quiet. We camped at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2006 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

All I can say is for the memorial Holiday weekend and being Full, The campgrounds were clean. The shower/restrooms were clean all of the time. The beach was open and it cost everyone a dollar to go into the beach but it was worth it as it has 1000 feet of beach all sand and clean. The beach was very busy during the time we were there. The beach is located just south of the campground, The beach also has showers/restrooms but We didn't use them as we cleaned our feet off outdoors by the gates leading to the parking area and went back to the campgrounds. Also the concessions stand has good food and is reasonably priced, It's also located close to the southside of the campgrounds and the beach borders nearby, so you use it from either side. Over all for being a full campground, I can say that we will be back again. We camped at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2006 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a great IDNR campground. It is located 3 miles outside of DeWitt taking advantage of Clinton Lake (the second largest lake in down state IL), offering a great boating/water skiing experience, a beach, fishing, picnicking, hiking, and biking. The camp ground also has a small bait/supply store, and very nice concession stand. This is also a great area to see wild life native to this region. My parents have camped for 40 years, and when they visited us at this camp ground were so disappointed to discover that they had had this great location less than an hour from home and had never discovered it. We also saw a strong ranger presence in the park - never going more than a few hours during the day when we didn't see a ranger in our camp loop. The camp ground also offers designated areas where alcohol is PROHIBITED. We saw this as a real advantage for families with small children in particular. This park also offers 30 of their over 300 sites as reservable, some of these even being their "full hook up" sites - however several of the "full hook up" sites are still on a 1st come 1st serve basis. We camped at Clinton Lake State Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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