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Effingham, Illinois

Lake Sara Campground

Effingham, Illinois

15482 N Wildwood Dr
Effingham, Illinois 62401
Phone: (217) 868-2964

Sites: 150
Recent Rate: $20 8/2016

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Latitude: 39.142206
Longitude: -88.640793
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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • 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 no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

6 Reviews

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a rustic campground and especially designed for lake activities. It's very quiet and scenic. The sites are large and fairly level. Staff was great to deal with and helped us to our site and back-in. Lots of trees, which we love. Family-friendly. We camped at Lake Sara Campground in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Convemient to restaurants & shopping in Effingham.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Last summer I stayed with friends that have a permanent lot in this campground. This place has a lot of potential, but it is extremely poorly managed. The manager is rude to the seasonal people. They have Nothing good to say about him. When they go to ask him a question, he says, "today is my off day. I can't be bothered!" The manager's home is a DUMP! He has stuff all over his lot. I watched him mowing the grass while I was there. He mows full speed and never picks up a twig or limb. There are even rotting logs on the ground. He just mows around THEM! He never keeps the grass near the docks or in the ditches maintained. I asked him if he had laundry facilities. He said yes, but at the time they are being repaired. After talking to some seasonal people, I found out that the laundry area has been out of order for almost two seasons. There are some floating docks, but there are also many old wooden docks that are falling apart and dangerous to be standing on. Again, the seasonal people said the owners have new docks, but they have been rotting in the ditches for the past two seasons. I asked the people why the owner keeps the manager around if he is doing such a poor job. Their response? Because he is the owner's brother-in-law! I guess that answers the question! Do not waste your time going to this dump! We camped at Lake Sara Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We didn't end up staying here. We came here with reviews from the internet, saying it was such a great place, clean and nice. When we got there, there was not a lot of room for a TT to go through. Most everyone there was a Seasonal with deck and toys, and just a big mess, this looked more like a run down trailer park not a "RV" "CAMP"ground. We camped at Lake Sara Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is under new management with great ideas. They are in the process of renovating the entire place. New docks are being built and installed right now. I guarantee any problems you have had in the past will not arise again with the new owners. This is a great place to go fishing, skiing, boating, swimming, and just enjoying the outdoors. The bathrooms and showers are clean and very nice. The campers are friendly and everyone is here to have a good time. We camped at Lake Sara Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was a joke. It was like dry camping. Our water was just a pipe stuck in the ground with no water. We had to use a garden hose to stretch to the next open lot to get water. The fire ring was a car rim just thrown down on the ground. The owner, I think he was the owner, was too mean to talk to. He did not like anyone to ask or talk to him, so we just made due with what we had. Not a good idea to make a crazy, mean man mad at you in the middle of the woods, far away from any kind of police. The people with us went to the dump. I guess it had gas build up in the dump. When she let the black tank go the dump back fired and she was covered with 3 days worth of you-know-what. So needless to say we will not be coming back here ever!!! We camped at Lake Sara Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 62
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We had some trouble locating this campground. Initially, signs did point you in the right direction. However, as we got closer, we missed several turns for lack of signs. The campground itself needed to be cleaned up a little better. The restrooms were pretty clean, but the showers needed doors for some privacy. They had curtains to show they were in use. Most of the sites were shaded. There was some playground equipment, but most of it was broken. We camped at Lake Sara Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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