4 Parks near Gilson, Illinois
Feb 2010 - $20.00
We stayed here in the very depth of winter during a three day snowstorm. This campground is about 15 minutes from Galesburg, IL. We were glad to find this place at this time of year with full hookups! The park manager was very kind and accommodating - even when the water froze and he had to come out and dig it up. The pipe froze underground and he had to dig it up, bit it was fixed in less than half an hour. The road was plowed each day. We were the only campers out here, and the bathroom facilities were closed for the winter so can't speak to that. Not much to do here in the winter, but we enjoyed the quiet and the hills were great for kids sledding. The interior roads seem tight but we easily maneuvered our 35 ft motorhome. The place looks like it's been there awhile. There are some pieces of heavy equipment there by the Office and it won't pass as a resort spot, but nothing really objectionable. There were several large 5th wheels there - looked like folks came and went throughout the year (in good repair). Do not use your GPS directions to find this place - call and get directions! It's easy to find and just a few miles from I-74 but the roads have been changed and renamed in the area and the GPS directions are way off. We would go back. - Joann26
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Quiet and shady, nice over-night stop on a hot day
and with a pool to boot!
The staff was helpful and informative.
Far enough from the freeway that there was no road noise.
While their wifi provider is Tengo, it was the first time we have ever had Tengo when everything worked.
We'd certainly stay here again. - wetterwashington
Jul 2016 - $30.00
Older RV park, but nicely kept. Sites narrow, and neighbors close. each site has a picnic table and fire ring. Good Verizon signal. Park has Tengointernet but it seemed better than average when tested. Sites are tree covered and only a few will be good for roof satellite call in advance to try to reserve one. There are a number of over the air channels. Carry out dishes may work in the first or last rows with some luck. Nice pool. Lots of grass for the dogs. There are walking trails to the rear of the campground but would use OFF for buggies. RR noise and traffic did not bother us. Our site was long enough for our 35' Class A and toad with room to spare. Site are gravel, may board to level due to some depressions left by tires. Good place for an overnight stop. Have stayed here several times in the past and always found the campground hosts nice and friendly. They will also lead you to your site and make it easier for you to get in to some of sites. - wtravlr1
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Off the road a bit, but worth it. Very friendly staff. While the spots are a bit close together, there are abundant trees providing shade. The sites are reasonably level.
Nice pool, good wifi. - Impkitti
Jul 2013 - $27.00
Be aware...the full hook-up sites are only 30 amps. We were told when making our reservation, and it states online, they have 50 amp and full hookup. The full hookup sites are only 30 amps. Some sites were cement while others were grass. Looked nice but we ended up getting refunded and leaving due to no 50 amp full hookups. They said they were looking to add 50 amps to the full hookup sites, but not until next year or so. Their is a lake and many shaded sites. Looks lovely for a family to spend some time. Not hard to find. Only a couple miles off main highway. Walmart and restaurants a couple miles away. - BrendaB
Jun 2012 - $28.00
This is a large City park with mostly tent camping. There a few sites that are designated handicap and have concrete pads. The rest of the sites are on grass. The water hookups will require a 50 ft. hose on several sites. If all sites are filled, the park would be very crowded. I would stop here again but would request a spot between 118 and 128, which are RV sites. The rest of the park is primarily tent sites. - A hitch and hop
Jun 2011 - $27.00
When I called I had requested a 50 amp full hook up. The available options were a concrete site w/30 amp or a 50 amp in the grass. I was told we could pig-tail a 20 to make a 50, which we could not even try since when we arrived we were told it was grounded. Since admittedly several people had been stuck due to heavy rains, we opted to go with the 30 amp concrete site, maneuvering in under a low branch. We immediately reported apparent problems with the ground fault tripping and cutting off our electricity. This was on a Wednesday early afternoon. It was not that hot until Friday when it was sweltering over 90 degrees and I could not even turn on the microwave, let alone one of the air conditioners. I believe someone should have come out to repair it before then. Camp was filling up for the weekend so they allowed us to run our generator after we tried to struggle through it. Meanwhile a new occupant in the site next to us experienced a similar problem. Staff was nice and friendly but did not seem to comprehend the discomfort and concern caused by obvious electrical problems. (At first they were blaming our rig since "only a couple of other people" had experienced similar problems). There are numerous trash barrels that are uncovered and so the birds and critters spread trash all around the yard at night. Beautiful park but there are also some low branches. We will not likely stay again. - BigRigTravelerUSA
Sep 2015 - $20.00
This is a beautiful State Park. However, Most of the sites are grass and not very level. Only a few had a small gravel base. The camp host was very accommodating and allowed us to pick our own site. There is only water and electric hook ups... but a dump station close by for use. Sites are spacious and not cramped at all. Cell service was spotty-but satellite TV worked ok. There are lots of hiking trails, the area was beautiful. Would stay here again. - oldguyinrv
Aug 2015 - $20.00
We stayed here for a week in August and were pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere. First of all, the price was excellent at $20/night which accommodated 3 tents with one person each, a van, and an RV with another person...awesome value for our money. There aren't many frills but there are large sites, each including a power hookup free of charge. The pit toilets are closer but there is a free shower and flush toilets within walking distance. The hosts are gone a lot but come by and collect the fees later on so just grab a site. The bugs here are fine compared to other campgrounds such as Kickapoo. For a group outing this place would be wonderful. I don't believe there are any alcohol restrictions and even better no out of state upcharges. - CaliDiscGolf
Aug 2012 - $20.00
If you want peace and quiet this is the place! We were in the last camping loop and never had more than 3 neighbors in the 2 days we stayed. The grounds are beautiful lush grass that is well maintained. There are miles and miles of hiking trails throughout the park, if you're so inclined. We did have a couple of problems. First the trees need trimming badly. While we were backing into our site a branch hooked our TV antenna and ripped it off the roof! Then our RV acquired a dislike for the 30 amp GFCI breaker in the power pedestal. It worked fine all of the first day but then wouldn't hold just at bedtime. One of the maintenance workers changed out the breaker the next day but it too tripped quickly. The worker said this is a frequent occurrence with many RVs and some just leave, not being able to find a site where the 30 amp breaker doesn't trip. We wound up moving to a site with a 50 amp, non-GFCI breaker and had no further problems. It is also a challenge finding a level site. All but a handful slope one way or another. We would definitely camp here again: assuming we could find a level site with 50 amp service! - RVeron