5 Parks near Grafton, Illinois
Jul 2016 - $23.00
Located across the street from the Illinois River, this is a lovely park that offers great views of the barge activity. It also has a Visitors Center and Lodge. The lodge was built by the CCC and in the great tradition of these lodges worth visiting. The restaurant in the lodge is adequate but there are better choices in the town of Grafton. The lodge also has a wine tasting which was fun. The CG is very clean however many of the sites are out in the open - a consideration in summer, and not very level. Our site had a tree offering some shade and electric. Water and a Dump Station is available. Camp Hosts were most helpful and appreciated their advice during some inclement weather. - Breezy2
Jan 2016 - $20.00
Great state park; spacious sites, grass, trees, quiet and relaxing!
30 & 50 amp sites, gravel, but no water hookups; you will need to fill your tank at one of several community spigots, and then dump at the dump station. - Scott - Chris
Oct 2015 - $20.00
This is a great state park. VERY family orientated. Nearby CCC constructed Lodge offers bar and restaurant services. Campground is adjacent to the Great River Road bike path. Close to Grafton wineries & tourist activities and ferry to Calhoun County, IL - go for lunch. Park also offers hiking trails, horseback riding in season and marina on IL river. Half of sites may be reserved, other half first come, first served. But, if you want a weekend site, get there by early afternoon on Friday or you're out of luck. Go and enjoy the experience. - 15243
Jun 2015 - $20.00
This was our first trip in our new RV. Camp hosts were awesome and gave us all the info and help we needed for our stay. We got help backing in and the sites were all fairly level and in good shape. 30 amp service was provided and there were community spigots where you can fill up your fresh water tanks. There is a dump station at the enter/exit point for emptying your tanks. The place was very quiet even though there were a lot of campers. The entrance to the camping area is a long very steep hill. Once you get in the camping area you come to a stop sign right where the camp hosts stay and that makes it feel pretty secure. There are some tight turns and trees might be an issue if you have a bigger rig, mine is 30 ft and it was not much of a problem to navigate. There is one area off limits if you have anything besides a smaller rig because it is so tight so make sure and check in with the host prior to picking out a site. Shower house was clean as were the restrooms/outhouses in the camping area. Other restrooms in the park were terrible as was the fish cleaning area. The lake itself is beautiful and had some great fishing. There are a ton of ducks and geese and there is a constant ring of feces in and around the lake and parking areas. They did come out with a shovel and do some cleaning but it was quickly replaced, something to consider if you have small kids or pets. There is a marsh that you can visit near the dump station that was very interesting and some great hiking trails as well. There is what remains of an old restaurant that looks like it has been closed for several years and nothing else available in the park that we could see so make sure you have everything you need when you come. The host sells firewood and we were not allowed to bring wood in from home. No individual water or sewer hook ups. Overall very quiet and drama free stay and I will definitely return. - Jayco 2587
Jun 2013 - $20.00
Nice campground, and we like it for a weekend trip, due to it being located within an hour of our house. I can remember my folks camping here many times. Nice little fishing lake, but they no longer have a bait shop, so plan accordingly. Sites are in nice shape, and the showers/restrooms are well kept and were clean and attended to. Paved roads in good shape, and gravel sights are the norm. All in all, a nice, quiet place for a relaxing weekend. - Beekeeper2
May 2013 - $45.00
Nice campground. Great restaurant for any meal we didn't want to cook. Fishing boat rental was nice. Would go back. - jes9996
Jun 2010 - $12.00
The park offers weekly and monthly rates and is primarily used for longer term campers. Due to IL state law regulating mobile home and RV parks, only trailers or fifth wheels are permitted. This park is very clean, quiet and well run. The RV's are intermixed with the mobile homes and many of the RV's are seasonal or long term. The neighbors are friendly. The streets are paved and very wide and easy to maneuver. All sites are paved with water, 50/30 am electric, sewer. There are no restrooms or showers. All RVs must be self contained. The park is very convenient to shopping, entertainment and restaurants. Also, it is convenient to IL-255 for easy access to I-270 and I-255. All in all a very nice park for extended stays. - 15243
Aug 2016 - $55.00
Agree with the other reviews. The park is clean with concrete pads and paved roads but no trees and shelter from the sun. 50amp, Water, Sewer. No cable and the planes flying over from the St. Louis airport interfere with the over the air reception. Wifi is good without much interference. I chose this campground because it was on the west side of St. Louis and convenient to I-70 west so we don't have to go thru St. Louis when we leave in morning. The planes seem to stop flying at night and start up about 6:30am, and the trains go thru slowly so there is not a lot of noise from them. I would stay here again. - PBD
Aug 2016 - $53.00
The other reviews are pretty accurate. It is near a large airport and yes it does have an elevated train that goes by close to the campground. But what I really like, was that it had assault interior roads, with curb and gutters, and double wide concrete level pad, both in excellent condition. If the train noise will bother you, than ask to be park on the opposite side of the park. We liked this park the most, because there were no gravel, dirt, or mud holes. The grass between the sites was narrow, but manicured. We would camp here again. If the noise does does not bother you and you would like a larger grassy area, then ask if you could have one of the end sites with more grass. In our area, the pull through sites, that would be site 26 and 6. We only stayed one night, but if our route takes us this way again, this will be a nice campground for up. - Honeybear & Sugarbear
Aug 2016 - $50.00
Arrived around 6:00 pm to find the office closed, turns out hours are 8 - 5, but closed at random times during the day. On-site restaurant has apparently been closed for a couple years.
Large level concrete pads with ample room for tow vehicle. No shade, close to I-370 & train tracks and in the glide path to the St. Louis airport so a lot of noise.
No issues with power during hot humid days running both AC units. Double sewer connections available.
Many rules: no dog pens on grass, no grills on tables, etc. Grass was very tall and tables not that great. I have stayed in much nicer places for a lot less. It is close to Katy Trail and Historic St. Charles, but over 20 miles to the Arch, Busch Stadium, Zoo, and Science Center. - Bert Rooster
Sep 2016 - $45.00
Good overnight stop. An easy on/off the highway. We choose site 115 since it was their longest pull-thru site, to best allow us to stay hooked-up overnight. Their pull-through sites are 60-76 feet long. The turning radius to enter site 115 was a little tight for us, but doable. Ultimately the site was not level enough front-to-back to allow us to stay hooked-up overnight, so we would likely choose a shorter "non-premium" site during a future stay. The non-premium sites cost $5 less and they should be easier for longer RVs to pull into (i.e., the "premium" sites are closest to the water, but since they are at the end of the row you need to make a sharp U-turn to enter the pull-through site, if you want the hook-ups to be on the correct side of the RV). - 2FullTimersinaFifth
Sep 2016 - $40.00
This is the second time we have stayed here. The last time, it was just overnight. This time we stayed for 6 nights. The park is easy to find, with easy access to the major freeway thru St. Louis, but it is closest to I-70. There is some traffic noise from M0-370,. but it is not too bad. The park personnel are friendly and helpful. We had an issue with our motor home, and we couldn't leave by the check-out time. We called that they said no problem and no late check-out fee. We were told that they had someone slated for our site, but they would move things around. The hook-ups were easy to locate and easy to get connected. The wi-fi worked well, and our AT&T cell phones had no problems connecting. The site we were had was gravel, with a picnic table, and gravel under the table. We would stay here again. - Bbtj
Aug 2016 - $40.00
This campground is sterile in that there are few trees, concrete roads but eventually will be a great campground. There is fishing, boating (non motorized), pathways for walking, running, biking and about 30 minutes from downtown St. Louis., our purpose for being there. All utilities are available and work great. TV and cell are good. WiFi, intermittent at best. We would stay here again. There are nearby gas stations and groceries. - Sewmom