8.7 Excellent
     
Effingham, Illinois

Camp Lakewood Campground & RV Park

Effingham, Illinois


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

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Latitude: 39.147302399638
Longitude: -88.566541671753

Elevation: 602' (approximate)
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

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239 Reviews

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 5

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: 11
States Visited: 10
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: 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: 30
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

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: 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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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 5

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: 13
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: 186
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 38

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: 48
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 11

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: 11

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: 801
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 87

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: 57
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 9

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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