Effingham, Illinois

Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park

Effingham, Illinois



Effingham, Illinois
Phone: (217) 342-6233

Sites: 79
Recent Rate: $31 7/2015

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

Review Details

Ratings overview

191 Reviews

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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: 1

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: 11
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

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: 126
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 3

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.

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Kayaks available for rent.

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electrician538

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $31.00
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One night layover on our way to Southern Illinois. Sites close to each other, but enough room to put out awning and slides. Has a fire ring, but IMO too close to camper to use. Hosts very helpful and familiar with events in area. One street to campground is pretty rough, but host says it and 2 other streets near campground are going to be updated in the near future. Cable available, but could not get it to work in our section of campground. Informed host. Small camp store. Shopping and restaurants are nearby. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Variety of shopping and restaurants within 1 mile (examples-Walmart, Cracker Barrel, Menards). Not sure about RV dealers for parts or service.

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Carla B

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $31.00
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We called at the last minute and we received friendly and efficient service. We mentioned that we had a big rig and were coming in late and would appreciate a convenient pull-thru, which they accommodated. We were pulling out very early AM, in the dark and the rain (there was area flooding that night) and we accidentally ran over a fire ring that we did realize was there. Bottom line, our 40-ft. bus got stuck at 4 AM, in the rain. We could not get any tow service out to help until daylight because we were safe. The property caretaker came by around 7 AM, and went out of his way to try to help us dig out, to no avail. When the owner arrived and came over, we offered to pay for the damage to the grassy area and he was so gracious, saying that was not necessary. Everyone was very concerned about helping us and protecting our rig from damage. They recommended a big rig tow company, which was top notch and got us unstuck, and then they offered us a free night because of our stress! They are so kind, so accommodating and the facility was very clean. The lake is beautiful and it is super quiet. We would definitely come back here if we are ever in the area again. We were detained by over a half a day of our cross country trip because of our mishap, but the employees and owner still managed to make it a pleasant stay. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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User3125

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $31.00
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Small older campground nestled in many mature trees. The interior roads are gravel and wide enough to get around without problems. The site we had was a level FHU with full shade. The cable TV is just basic but works fine. The WIFI worked well also. The hosts, were very friendly and helpful. The road to the campground is narrow and could be a problem if you met someone going the opposite direction. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Mayo Nurse 88

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

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $33.00
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Nice overnight park. The cable TV is spotty and WiFi is good. There is a lot of shopping and restaurants close. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Jerry S

Review Count: 555
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $32.00
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See my 9/13 review for a description of this park and its' facilities. As usual, we had a FHU site with cable and at site internet that worked fine for us. The main thing that has changed since my last visit (10/14) is that they have resolved the cable issue. They now have basic cable with about 20 channels. The onsite managers are friendly and helpful. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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M Barnes

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

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $17.00
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When we first visited the park, a child had just been snake bitten. The park hosts told us snakes were very numerous.

There is an onsite bar with video gaming that is also open to public. The owner told me that they did not close the bar during the posted quiet times if there was an event, such as a football game, until it was over. And it's next to the building where the showers and restrooms are.

In the laundry room we found metal, wood, and trash inside the washing tubs. The park store's prices were so high, I actually heard the host tell one guest to go to Walmart!

We asked for a large pull-through lot, but were denied one. Preferred lots are reserved for motorhomes and overnighters, we were told. Only 1 vehicle is allowed per lot. The 2nd truck had to be parked far away (and out of our view). We were given the park's published rules at check in.

During our 7 week stay, our trailer was bombarded with very large limbs from the poorly maintained trees. They dripped black slime on the roof of our new camper. And forget about an uninterrupted sleep-HUGE acorns rained down like mortar shells and always at night!

The trees blocked our satellite signal. Our cable was very poor quality. The park Internet was slow whenever we tried to use it.

The lot beside us was allowed to run cable across our lot without our permission-so we had to be careful not to disturb it! We even caught them peeping into our window! We made numerous complaints about the trash and the noise (some after midnight) from that camper. The noise only got worse!

Why do they bother publishing rules???

I can't recommend the park for children nor evening walks. I feel that this park is best suited for in late/out early overnight stays. We felt very unsafe.

We came here because of the extended stay option and my husband's job assignment. We regret it.

We will never come to this park again. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

No pools, no swimming in lake.

Area is typical of small town around an interstate.

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PixieStardust

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $31.00
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Very pleasant park-like setting with lake. Long pull-thru site was level and clean. Nice place to walk around with dogs. Tucked away off the freeway which is nice. I would stay there again. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Barbie Queue

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $31.00
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Not big rig friendly. Could of just been the site we had, but it felt more like RV storage than a camp site. Our door opened into the adjacent site's sewer hose. The roads to the campground are very narrow. However, the park is quiet, clean, and the staff friendly. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Nautical Wheelers

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: March, 2015 - $31.00
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Big rig friendly. Called ahead and the owners stayed open to help escort us to our site then delivered firewood right to our site. Very clean, peaceful park with places walk your dogs as well as sit and look out over Lake Pauline. Between the people, park layout and setting, this park has a good vibe. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Tom222

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2014 - $32.00
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Very friendly staff. The park has gravel sites under the trees and located on the water. The road (interstate) noise can be heard from inside the RV. It is a nice place for an overnight or couple day stay. I would stay there again. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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fulltimegrandma

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

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $32.00
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We stayed here to attend a wedding. The park is great for a overnight stop, plenty of shopping and gas stations in area. The only complaint was the staff they could of been friendlier. I would stay again if when are in area since that is the only decent there. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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