8.8 Excellent
     
Effingham, Illinois

Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park

Effingham, Illinois



Effingham, Illinois
Phone: (217) 342-6233

Sites: 79
Recent Rate: $35 4/2016

Latitude: 39.1473023996385
Longitude: -88.5665416717529

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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 ?
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 yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • 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 ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
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 ?
  • 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

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197 Reviews

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Rudy and Dan

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

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $35.00
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A nice quiet campground on Lake Pauline, with many sites along the water's edge. The only negative; the showers. The bath house isn't very warm, and the water is just barely hot enough. Lot spacing is nearby with some shade. Site surface is gravel and features a fire ring, picnic table and patio. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Walmart and Menard's nearby. For a nice walk, you can park at the Performance Centre and walk the Trec.

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Eagle-Eye

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $35.00
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We stayed here as a overnight stop. Because of the construction the main route in was closed. I just followed my GPS and it got me here. I was a little surprised how many RV came in just as an overnight stop on a weeknight and this early in the year. There are a few seasonal RV here but they are neat. I would guess that during the summer this place is busy especially on a weekend. It is on a small lake. This is not the place we usually stay when traveling but offers another option when traveling this way. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Born2Roam

Review Count: 46
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: March, 2016 - $35.00
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Very friendly reception. Site was gravel, long, level and close with each site alternating direction so your neighbor is potentially door to door. As the park filled the owner kept most alternating sites open between which was nice and made it feel roomier. Water pressure was average and fluctuated up to 40psi, 50a electric was good, cable tv was very good, especially the HD QAM channels which show up outside the range of their published channels. Over the air tv reception was limited to a couple channels. The layout of the park is kind of crazy with lots of gravel which makes it hard to distinguish the access roads winding throughout and the sites. Fortunately the owner guides you to your site and advises you how to exit. WiFi was some of the best we have had in a while. We would stay here again. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

The area around much of the park has a woodsy feel with a small lake following the eastern perimeter. The campground offers a number of canoes and kayaks and the lake is open to free fishing.

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ANDYO1

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $36.00
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Stopped here on our way back from TN. Nice campground, owner was very friendly. Gravel sites with full hookups and basic cable, everything worked fine. Road work had the direct route closed, but the detour is well marked. Wallmart is close by as are several resturants. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Romer1

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $34.00
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This is our last stop on way home from our yearly trips south. Nice campground, friendly staff. Mostly shaded sites among lots of trees. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Jerry S

Review Count: 616
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 36

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $33.00
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So far, new ownership has not diminished the physical positives of this park: shade, mostly level, mostly pull-through, gravel sites with limited cable TV and an 802.11 network that has always been reliable for us. The cable system shows lots of channels when you scan but most of those are multiple repeats of the analog channels in HD. The park's handout shows 16 channels. The site next to the office may be the only site in the park that is satellite friendly. There were only a couple dozen RVs here the night we were, so the reliable internet situation we had may be different if the park is full. Last time we were here there was a nice middle aged couple managing the park. This time it was a nice young couple. Once again, we were not able to get the site we had been using for years. This time it was available but, for some reason, they were not putting anybody in that back section of the park. We were placed in a row of 5 sites next to a customer who had a smoldering fire going at 3 P.M. We couldn't even open any windows or vents. The air was almost suffocating as soon as you exited the RV. Of course, their RV was upwind of the very annoying fire/smoke. By dark, the other 3 sites in the row were occupied and the aforementioned back area was still empty. The office building contains the bathrooms and showers which are old but clean and the laundry which is serviceable The only recycling I saw was for aluminum. The new lounge was not open when I tried the door at about 4 P.M. Some folks, who the managers told me were part owners, where setting up for a private party outside the lodge building. It is not good a sign when the owners put their personal "fun" ahead of customer satisfaction. Although this park does qualify as a campground, I parked here in an RV site - I did NOT "camp" here. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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runamuka

Review Count: 92
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $33.00
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Nice treed sites, gravel roads and next to a lake, not too far off the beaten path. Very nice folks. Stayed one night-would stay again. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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coffeetime

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $34.00
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Not much to do in the town of Effingham, so this was a 3-night stop midway between destinations to catch up on chores (laundry, finances) and such before heading down the road to St. Louis. This little family RV park was pretty darn good in all things that mattered. WiFi was fast enough to stream movies. Cable TV could've had a better selection of good stations, but it was OK. City water was good enough to use our Zero Water filter, and not have to buy it at Walmart. Very close to stores and restaurants, but not so close that freeway noise was an issue. Nice deep spot wasn't a pull-thru (too tight a turn coming in), but once in, we could attach our car in our space and drive right out. I'd stay there again if passing through. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Don't pay no attention to the "Road Closed" signs as you're coming in. They are for a road that turns off to the left. Just proceed like you normally would per your navigation instructions.

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fredkelk

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

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $26.00
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Spent a week here visiting friends. Most sites are pull through and level wooded sites. Could not get satellite signal but they do have basic cable. Staff is very friendly and helpful. It appeared to be a popular overnight stop for those traveling on I-70 and I-57. Play area for children as well as horseshoes. They also rent canoes and kayaks for the lake. Many sites have view of lake. We didn't use showers, laundry room or lounge so can't give personal comment but heard they were very clean. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Jimrodenkirch

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $34.00
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This place is a gem! Has a small bar/lounge with three slot machines, replete with a friendly host/bartender and local campers.

Sites are spread out - they are gravel filled which isn't my favorite but useable.

Highly recommended, for the money.

Call ahead and ensure a reservation...they full up fast! Duh! We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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nancyj

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $31.00
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We had asked for a pull thru since we wanted to stay hooked up - just a one night stay. They had a nice long spot ready for us. Park is very rural - at the end of a road. Fully treed - we weren't able to get satellite. We checked out the bar, but were a little underwhelmed - the bartender was too busy talking to her friend, and didn't seem to know what they had. We had one drink and left. It did seem like it was more of a locals hangout from the trailer park next door. Very friendly in the office, showed us to our site. Site was fairly level, not over-wide, but the trees were arranged in such a way as to not cause problems with slide-outs. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Texas Eagle

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $31.00
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Large level hard packed gravel site. Trees are trimmed high to allow for big motor homes and trailers to get through. Nice play area for the kids, kayaks available, nice lake. Has a small onsite lounge with bartender and a few slot machines that was a nice surprise. Just a couple of miles from food and shopping. Overall a great location and wonderful friendly atmosphere. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Herb B

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $31.00
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Nice park plenty of share with long sites. Owners very friendly and take you to your site. If you like to Kayak or Canoe they are on a small lake. Not far from the campground is a bike trail. Shopping is close by with a super WalMart. we will stay here again. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Shopping close by including WalMart, bike trails, boating and fishing.

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Alabama Jim

Review Count: 24
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $34.00
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The road is narrow and bumpy going in. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The roads and sites are crushed stone. The sites are level. Cable limited in channel selection but very clear. The wifi was okay, but not great. The children's playground is nice. The laundry room is clean and has 4 washers and dryers. There is a lounge/bar on site that may draw a lot of locals on week-ends, but we stayed during the week and it was quite and pleasant. We stayed in a 24ft travel trailer. I would stay overnight again. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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thetravelkids

Review Count: 144
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $31.00
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Very nice park with great campground staff.
Fairly level gravel sites, plenty of room. We had a bit of a problem with the cable TV. Checked with our neighbor who had been there for a few days and he said that the cable comes in and out. Wi-Fi worked great. The lounge / bar was a nice addition since our last visit. We had someplace cool to relax with a beverage while our camper cooled down. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Kayaks available for rent.

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