Garden Prairie, Illinois

Holiday Acres Camping Resort

Garden Prairie, Illinois



Garden Prairie, Illinois
Phone: (815) 547-7846

Sites: 460
Recent Rate: $25 5/2012

Latitude: 42.2549110210089
Longitude: -88.769166469574

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • 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) no
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • 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 no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • 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

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12 Reviews

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MeMee4

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

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

There is a pool but they don't fill it. There is a playground but it's old and missing boards. There is a "kids barn" with activities which was a plus, but this is not a family friendly campground. The noise level is ridiculous & the seasonal campers are bad examples of how campers should behave. There are rules, but none seem to be enforced. There were many unleashed dogs, tons of people in the river when the rules state "no swimming in the river", there is a curfew for teenagers, but there were roving packs of them everywhere at all hours of the night, and there are quiet hours that everyone seems to ignore. We had to complain twice about the noise after quiet hours and to the owners credit, they did come out and take care of the loud people. The fact that anyone would loudly blast music at 1 AM and think that's OK, is ridiculous. This campground has a lot of potential, but you can tell that they just don't spend money on it. Everything needs remodeling and painting. The roads need paving and the bathrooms and showers need lots of work. Many of the toilets were clogged all weekend. The showers were old and we couldn't regulate the temp on any of them. It went from screaming hot to freezing cold within seconds. If you like to party and not be bothered with rules, then this is the place for you. If you want to camp with your family in a nice quiet campground, with nice facilities, then this is not the place for you. We camped at Holiday Acres Camping Resort in a Tent.

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Bob & laurel

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice sized campsites here. The catch and release ponds were nice; but the bathrooms leave something to be desired. People were frendly and our stay was quiet. Overall we had a nice time. We camped at Holiday Acres Camping Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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tauerbach

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

Date of Stay: May, 2009 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Overall a positive experience. Gravel roads mean dusty conditions. Restrooms were not real clean but usable, campers can handle them. Very difficult dump station access. We didn't use it, luckily. Staff was very helpful and friendly. We camped at Holiday Acres Camping Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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ysocks

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

Date of Stay: July, 2008 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

The Website for this campground was deceiving. The campground does have a pool, but you have to walk across a street to have access. The campground is in need of a major cleanup and update. Most of the permanent sites were ancient and in complete disrepair. This added to the unsightly appearance to the park. The restrooms and shower houses are OLD. I think this adds to the opinion that they were disgustingly dirty. The park employee have their own bathrooms and shower stalls. Maybe their's were much cleaner!? We camped with friends, so we had two sites. Both were entirely under water after a rain. We could not stay the second night, the fear of West Nile was too great! We needed a raft to get from one site to another, or to even get to dry ground. Always a good rule, don't believe what you see on a website...always look for the reviews of other campers, especially those with your type of camping vehicle. We camped at Holiday Acres Camping Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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hottubkid

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

Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice and peaceful. Loved the fish fry and the people were real nice. Plan on going again We camped at Holiday Acres Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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concerned

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2008 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The staff and owners are very friendly. They are family oriented. They have a lot to offer all ages. The campground is clean and maintained nicely. We camped at Holiday Acres Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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milemaker

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Good campground. Sites are level, plenty of shade, yet access to satellite was fairly easy. Charge $1 per day per person for use of pool, but it's excellent. Also have stream running past which is good for tubing and canoeing. 14 miles from Rockford, which has lots to see and do, including excellent, low cost bus service to downtown Chicago, about 90 minute ride. See VanGalder Bus Lines website. Game room was terrible. Store was fine. We camped at Holiday Acres Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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FUNCAMPIN

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Not big rig friendly. MH's stay away. Mud and very soft ground especially in spring or after rain. No sewer sites. Tree's not trimmed. We camped at Holiday Acres Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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User193

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

Date of Stay: October, 2006 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

I thought the activities were great for smaller kids, but they are in need of activities for older kids. Teen dances and things like that would be great. Very friendly people!! We camped at Holiday Acres Camping Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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peakcomm

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We have a long association with this park, having had a seasonal spot here many years ago. Many things have changed over the years, but the friendly, family oriented atmosphere hasn't. Kids love it here, with the arcade, mini-golf, pool, hayrides and daily activities ... not to mention lots of other kids to play with! The on-site store and restaurant/bar are also very handy. Not very big rig friendly, but with planning, several sites work out well for big rigs. No sewer hookups, but there's a honey wagon on site for pumpouts as needed. If there's been a lot of rain recently, big rig owners should be sure to ask for a dry site. The Kishwaukee River runs right through the campground, so the ground can get very soft after heavy rains. We nearly got our 39' 5er stuck one year (most sites are grass parking, with no pads). We camped at Holiday Acres Camping Resort in a Motorhome.

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Heyman

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

Date of Stay: July, 2005 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

As a family of 5 with 3 small children and a quest for nice family oriented, reasonably priced campgrounds, we found Holiday Acres to be a really nice place with friendly people. It was laid out nice with enough amenities and activities to keep the kids busy with a game room, pool, mini-golf, hay ride, big playground. It also has a nice little store with very friendly staff, and nothing broke the bank by any means! Magic waters (very nice water park!) is only 20 minute away and large stores 10 minutes. With us the lack of fishing was the only main thing. We will be going back. We camped at Holiday Acres Camping Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7264
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 49

Overall Rating:      

Our experiene here was not very good. Although the staff was friendly and tried very hard to
find a site that would accommodate our needs, they had a very difficult time finding a site for us. They have a limited number of pull-throughs and finally, they found one for us as we had requested, but it had a lot of low hanging trees and only 20 amp service. We were able to manuever around the interior of the campground with our 55 feet of truck and RV, but it was not easy. Anyone with really big rigs might want to make inquires before rushing into this campground. By the way, in the middle of the night, there is a train that went through the area very closeby with loud whistles that woke us up. We camped at Holiday Acres Camping Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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