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Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park

Effingham, Illinois


1217 W Rickelman
Effingham, Illinois 62401
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Sites: 79
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.14730
Longitude: -88.56654

Elevation: 602' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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245 Reviews

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Review Count: 108
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed one night in a 50 amp pull thru. It was difficult to see site signs and the layout seems odd, but it made more sense when I walked around. The cable was okay and essential because it's doubtful one could find a satellite signal. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Shopping and restaurants are very close

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

One night stay and although we had a site that wasn't level enough to keep our toad hooked up we realized as more RV's came in the campground was filled in an order which allowed it to be filled properly. No big deal. There is a lounge open at 3 and closes at 10 unless there are no customers which results in early closure. Can't beat the price for full hookups but sites and roads are gravel. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
69
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
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: 55
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Really nice campground with trees, grass and a lake. Office hosts are friendly and helpful. Sites are packed in tightly and can be difficult to maneuver large rigs. We had a pull through and still had to back out in order to make the tight turn to exit. Our motorhome door opened up to the neighbors door so it is good to be friendly as we shared a common area. Would be great for folks traveling together. Glad neither of us had a fire as one of the rings was almost directly under our slide. Other standard side by side sites were available though. They had a lounge open from 3-10 but we did not go in. The campground is well marked with signs when coming in as it is at the end of a local dead end road. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
9
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Walmart, Kohl's, Chili's and a number of other stores and restaurants are only a half mile away. Some people were fishing in the lake.

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

Date of Stay: January, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

This park used to have wonderful management but no more. The staff was rude and seemed to cater to the locals from the trailer park next door that frequent their bar. Way too many trees that needed pruning. Dirty restrooms. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches, Obstacles, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: December, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Good park, needed some help with a rv vent cover, they offered help. We could see the Lake from our site. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Each fall we leave New England and head west and in the spring return. We always look forward to our stay at Camp Lakewood. The host are welcoming and very friendly. All you have to do is "ASK" . The hosts will help anyway they can. The campground is always clean and relaxing being in a wooded area and alongside water. Those highway miles will quickly melt away! Highly recommended. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
62
Site Surface
Dirt
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 6

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

Manager was kind enough to give us a spot at the last minute. site was gravel and unlevel. No Cable even though earlier reviews stated there was, no OTA channels would come in. Wi-fi worked well. Trains thru the evening and lots of Interstate noise. Hookups worked well. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 8

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

The last 1/4 mile of Rickleman Avenue just before the park entrance is pretty bumpy so take it easy. The location on Lake Pauline adds so much to the atmosphere of this park, that we barely remember the electrical towers that run right through it. There is access to the lake, albeit a bit of a steep path. Some sites overlook the lake with small decks! Catch and release fishing and kayak rentals are available. Our full hook-up site was long and fairly level. The roads in the park are pretty narrow. An unusual feature: The park features a bar serving alcohol which is open for limited hours. They also advertise some video gambling machines. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
3
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
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Heavily shaded spaces. Spaces were plenty wide and long. Quiet. Friendly staff. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady, Covered Forested
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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

OK campground. Roads are a little tight for a 45' with a tow, but manageable. Too wooded for sat to work at my site and cable did not work. WiFi was reasonably reliable. Main reason for the review is to say DON'T RELY ON GARMIN GPS. My Garmin RV760 routed me thru town to a vacant lot in a rundown residential area. The RV park is actually a couple of miles away! We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
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: 30
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Very tidy. Woodsy. Nice view of lake. Located near nice residential area. Definitely will come here 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
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: 191
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 43

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

A well located park far enough from the interstate to be quiet, as we were just here for an overnight. We had a level pull thru site next to the office with dish access and good utilities, including wifi. Just as we arrived, there was a pretty strong rainstorm, but the gravel drained quickly and there was no problem. The women in the office were friendly and helpful and we were escorted to our spot. Fuel and restaurants are at the interstate exits close by. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
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
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

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

Very nice park with lots of trees. Wifi was so good I was able to stream to my Firestick. Good thing because my cable wasn't working. 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
30 Amp, 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: 42
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We used to use this campground frequently but that was more than a decade ago. At that time we used to recommend it to our friends who were on I - 70 and needed a place to stop. We won't do that anymore. The new owners seem to have created a different campground than the one where we used to stay. The sites were very close and small. In fact, when we extended our awning, it went right over the campfire ring. (Luckily, it was not something we planned to use.) We arrived early enough to be able to find our campsite without much difficulty. Others, who arrived later, were seen circling around and even getting out of their rigs to try to find their site. There were many confusing situations so that their camp site was not easily found. In fact, the pull through site next to ours turned out to be a "road" for others to use while trying to find their site. Eventually, that pull through site was blocked by a camper who's site was at one end of the pull through actually blocked the exit of the pull through. Everything was gravel so each site looked like a road, not a campsite. We were all "squeezed in" so tight it was a relief to be able to leave in the morning without any traffic problems. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

All the trees were well-trimmed so none of the branches were a hazard.

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

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

This is a great park. I stay several times a year and was happy to see they have new management that actually cares. The park is wooded but easy to navigate, with laundry and an onsite bar. We camped at Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
2A
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Try Joe's Pizza and Pasta, it was great.

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