8.7 Excellent
     
Effingham, Illinois

Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park

Effingham, Illinois


212 W. Rickelman
Effingham, Illinois 62401
Phone: (217) 342-6233

Sites: 79
Recent Rate: $36 5/2017

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Latitude: 39.147302399638
Longitude: -88.566541671753
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
  • $4.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 4.00
  • 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 ?
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi yes
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone yes
  • 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 no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • 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 yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • 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 yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

230 Reviews

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Review Count: 36
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

A small, pretty campground under tall shade trees with gravel sites and roads. The wifi worked very well even at our campsite. Bathrooms and laundry were clean and modern. Full hook-ups and both back-in and pull-through sites. Sites were of various sizes and levelness. It is not far from the interstate but was quiet and comfortable. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
63
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

FHU; 30-50 amp; water; sewer; free high-speed wi-fi; no cable - said they had problems with their supplier, so quit, but upped the bandwidth on wi-fi; $36.00/night with Good Sam discount; every time they get a new owner the prices go up; old owners used to go out of their way to accommodate campers by escorting you to site, but no more; just an ordinary campground, find your own way with the map. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 726
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 70

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

After bypassing this park for the first time in about 20 years on our annual fall trip south because we were disappointed in the new ownership, we decided to try it again. Physically, the park is basically still the same: The park is heavily treed and the sites are FHU and mostly pull through. The WiFi worked well for us. As recent reviewers have noted, the park no longer has cable TV. This is a big negative because I think there is only one site (next to the office) that may be satellite friendly. The office building contains a minimal store, a small laundry, and small and old, but clean bathrooms. There is a bar/lounge/game room behind the office which seems to be considered their big draw. Personally, I don't see the appeal. There is some playground equipment, but no pool. There is a boat ramp and small dock lakeside. I only saw recycling aluminum cans. The new owners lack the personal touch (for all customers) that made this place special in the past. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Arrived after 4pm. Did the self service check in, no problem. Chose Site 7 pull through for my big rig motorhome. Park roads are snug but manageable ( I am over sixty feet, motorhome and towing). Washrooms clean. WIFI worked well (RV'ing in January and a nearly empty park). Second time we have stayed at the park. Will use it again. Hook ups were good. No cable service and only four local antenna channels. Trees are trimmed up pretty high for tall rigs. Watch for stumps near turns in park roads. Graveled sites and no mud. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

The cable TV doesn't work. The office is not open during the posted hours. The 'store' is not stocked. The wifi is dicey. The game room has been turned into a little meeting room. The original building/meeting area is now a bar with video gaming. This area is open to the general public. We've been coming here since 2004. It used to be a wonderful, family place place to stay. So sad to see all the changes. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lots of fast food, many box stores, several truck stops

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice long sites. Some a little close but ours had plenty of room. Nice lake, plenty of space to walk the pups. We like staying here on the way to west and again coming home. God willing we will return. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
65
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a fine little CG a couple of miles off interstate 57. It is situated along a small lake which seems to be popular for fishing. Our site was FHU and level. The cable was out and apparently has been for a while as the CG changes providers. There are lots of trees and the sites are spacious and spread out in a pleasantly scattered manner. We would definitely stop over again. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
8
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for one night while traveling through the area. Our site was close to other campers but was shaded. Showers were very clean. Office staff was somewhat slow to provide service due to long conversation with another camper. Satisfactory for one night but not a destination. Road construction made it somewhat difficult to get to. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

FHU; free wi-fi; free cable; interior roads and pads gravel; big rig friendly; only difference noticed from April was that you are not guided to your spot; still a good stopping off point; will be back if in area. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 48
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Reasonable distance from Interstate. Nestled between a number of mobile home parks but not too bad. Helpful office staff. Pretty lake nearby. This is the definition of big rig possible vs big rig friendly. Pull thru sites are near the office and there are HUGE trees to navigate both entering and exiting. VERY tight driving angles. if you don't have a helper navigating I would not take a big rig here and even with one, I would not stay here again. The dumpster was overfilled with carpet and padding from a near by park model. It was so full everyone just piled their trash on top and around it. It was 25 feet froth office and in clear view. Disgusting. Mature trees make satellite impossible. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park on the lake. The owner gave us good directions due to road construction.

Very clean, very neat. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
2
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Nice campground and well kept. Immaculate restrooms and laundry facility. Owner gave excellent directions due to construction.

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Review Count: 57
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Good park. All utilities and amenities were fine. Far enough from the highway for quiet. Excellent wifi. Nice staff.

Extensive road construction in area that is not near complete. Get info on best route to park. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
26
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Effingham has everything you need. Flying J (exit 160)is more convenient for fuel than Pilot (exit 162) which is probably too tight for moderate to large rigs.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

lovely quiet park on a lake. Large sites some with shade and some with open site for tv reception. No cable, but great wifi. Lovely folks in the office. Would so come here again. Loved the area. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

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Review Count: 15
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This one of the nicest RV parks that we have stayed at. I rated a 9 only because of the gravel sites. This is a First Class campground. Very quiet, lots of shade. The park hosts are the best. We stayed two different times on our way to and from the Goshen rally. Will for sure stop off again when in the area. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
61 and 7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Minutes off interstate GPS got us there fine. Stayed for overnight. 34

RV towing car. Nice easy-access pull through site. Great view of lake. Facility is very well maintained and grounds are extremely clean. Small fenced dog run (grassy and spotless, with clean-up bag dispenser). Very friendly staff. Our 50 amp service was fine, as was free wifi. Nice level gravel site was plenty long for RV and car. All 3 slides opened with no issues. Sites are mostly shady. Firepits and tables at site. Disconnected the car to get dinner and had no trouble parking it in the site. Would recommend and stay there again. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

There are LOTS of restaurants just a few minutes away in Effingham. We ordered Italian at Il Forno, which was good.

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