Galena, Illinois

Palace Campgrounds

Galena, Illinois



11357 US Hwy. 20 West, Galena, IL
Galena, Illinois 61036
Phone: (815) 777-2466

Sites: 132
Recent Rate: $37 5/2015

Latitude: 42.4344957524763
Longitude: -90.4494094848633

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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) ?
  • 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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • 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 ?
Recreation
  • 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

24 Reviews

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Med

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

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

Not too thrilled with this campground - too crowded, pool is packed every day, trees in the way of the awning, etc. We chose to leave the park every single day as it was not relaxing at all. It's the only one near Galena, IL. However, next time we are heading back to Palisades State Park and will drive up to Galena for the day. Even though Palisades is bigger, it's much more roomy and not so noisy. We camped at Palace Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Sugar's Dad

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the only campground in Galena which makes it a good base for exploring but also allows the owners to defer upgrades. Most of the full hook up sites are along the main road. All of the sites are tight and trees make using an awning a challenge. The full hook up sites have the most trees and the least amount of grass. The swimming pool looked clean, but since they allow the public to use it for a fee it was packed every day. There were lots of water only and tent sites that looked good for group camping. We camped at Palace Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

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CJ0951

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is all there is in Galena. Even at that it is too highly priced for the lack of amenities. It is right off the highway but quiet. It's next door to Walmart. The sites are small and not level. Ticks are plentiful. Nothing is done to control them. We camped at Palace Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

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kpdemo5

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

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground hasn't changed in 30 years. Full hookup sites are big enough for a tent or pop up at best. Bathrooms are dirty and run down, pool is old and needs work. They advertise Wi-Fi but it doesn't work, and they have no intentions of fixing it. Beware of this place as you would have a better camping experience in the Walmart parking lot next door! We camped at Palace Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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Herb B

Review Count: 84
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a clean well maintained park with a mixture of sites both 30 and 50 amp including pull-throughs and back ins. We stayed here 4 nights and found the park situated very well to visit Galena and the area. Would stay here again and highly recommend this area to visit, the town of Galena is wonderful. We camped at Palace Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

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Ron A

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

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Park is nicely situated on the west edge of Galena convenient to the Galena attractions, and to Dubuque, IA. Our visit was after Labor Day so the park was lightly occupied. They closed the pool the day after Labor Day although the weather was still warm. RV sites are relatively tight if all are occupied but not a problem during our visit. Truck loading/unloading noise in the middle of the night from the Wal-Mart next door awakened us each night of our 3 day stay. Also, the Wi-Fi didn't reach our site and even sitting in their office we could not upload any email replies. Something wrong with their system. We used the park as a base to explore the surrounding areas. We may stay here again if we can locate farther from the Wal-Mart noise: down the hill & in the rear. We camped at Palace Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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DavidO

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground is close to downtown Galena - reason for our stay. We were there for two nights with full hook ups in a pull through site. Only saw the staff at check in. There is no operating security gate for coming and going which gives me concern about non-campers coming into park. The back in sites are very, very close together. Would not recommend. Fair number of seasonal campers. Grounds were well kept and clean. People were friendly. It is an "ok" park. We camped at Palace Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

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ysocks

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice place to go if you are visiting the Galena territory. We typically stay in Lena, about 40 minutes away, but decided to try this CG to avoid the drive. This is CG has a convenience factor that is appealing. The CG is situated between a Wal-Mart and a Culvers. Kind of neat for a walk for ice cream in the evening. We were here for the Galena Fall Festival, so the pool was already closed. The sites are not huge, but manageable. The free Wi-Fi was non existent, which is why I did not rate it higher. We are ready to book for next year's festival. We camped at Palace Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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jimdee

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is right off highway 20. It's very quiet with helpful and friendly staff. The park has play area, pool and miniature golf. Wal-Mart and restaurant is on each side. It's a great park to do some sightseeing in Dubuque (Field of Dreams) and Galena with great views and shopping. We will stay again when we're in the area. We camped at Palace Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Sunfuncple

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

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

When it comes to sites, campground has a little of everything. We stayed in a site with sewer. These sites are extremely close together. We stayed mid-week and the place was pretty empty so it did not matter to us. If you get a site without sewer they have much nicer sites and more space. The people in the office were friendly and helpful. In looking at the campgrounds in the area, this appeared to be the best in regards to location and amenities. If we returned to the area, we would stay again, but would get a site without sewer and simply use the dump station. We camped at Palace Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Shelleystarr2753

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

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a very nice campground. You get the feel of being very far away in the country, although you are right next to a Wal-Mart. They had lots of activities such as a game room, putt-putt golf, and a swimming pool. Outdoor movies were a plus, as well. The pool was nice but not very big. The rolling hills and wide space campsites were nice as well. The only dislike I have in regards to this campground is that we were not able to bring our own firewood. I understand that this is due to the emerald ash borer, but their firewood was priced somewhat high. Other than that, this campground was great! We camped at Palace Campgrounds in a Tent.

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hapycmpr

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

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped at Palace Campground for a weekend in June. Sites are nicely laid out, staff was friendly. Many activities in and nearby campground. One of the drawbacks we felt was that they don't allow you to bring your own firewood in the park. Swimming pool was very crowded. We enjoyed our weekend but the next time we plan a trip to Galena we would probably stay at a hotel. We camped at Palace Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

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Waynal

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

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

The sites are a bit close together. The staff was not very friendly and did not seem to know what was going on. However, we had no problem getting level. There is a play ground for kids and putt-putt golf course that my kids loved. And lots to do in the town of Galena. We would stay here again. We camped at Palace Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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runamuka

Review Count: 80
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

Very tight spaces--but grassy and treed. If you are coming in on a week-end, get here early--cars line both sides of the street--those with big rigs had lots of trouble maneuvering into spaces. Busy on week-ends, but quiet hours honored. Close to Dubuque and Galena--Mississippi River Museum one of the best in the country. Laundry small but clean. We camped at Palace Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

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User445

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Things must have changed some since reviews in 2007. Sites are spacious and reasonably level. Still lots for kids to do. Probably about half are full time sites, which was not a problem when we were there. Bathroom was not all that clean, but were manageable. Some dirt was of "normal" variety - i.e., tracked in dirt from busy feet. The staff wasn't particularly friendly, but we didn't need any special help, either. We would stay here again. We camped at Palace Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

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