2 Parks near Hampton, Illinois
May 2016 - $10.00
After passing the kiosk, sites 1 thru 25 are on the left and sites 26 - 56 are on the right side. The left side loop appears more crowed and there is a canopy of trees that encompass many of the sites. There is a play area and a bathhouse with one shower per gender also within the left side loop. Most people like this loop because you can see the Mississippi river. The right side loop has fewer trees, more in the open and no view of the river.
There is a vault toilet within both loops. All sites have a picnic table and fire ring. Water spigots are also scattered around both loops. There are two dump stations with fresh water just before the kiosk.
All sites have 50/30/15 amp electrical service and the electrical voltage was good - hovering around 122 volts. The interior roads are on asphalt and the sites are on concrete. The sites are fairly level but the length of the sites vary. Some are long enough for a large rig (without a tow) while others barely fit a small class C. All sites are back-ins.
There is an active train that runs sporadically throughout the day and night. These trains run slowly so the noise is not too bad. Road noise quiets down in the evening. Verizon air card and cell phone reception was good.
Overall, this is a nice campground. We have a 32 5th wheel. - adsaxs
May 2016 - $10.00
What a great spot along the Mississippi River! Our site has an awesome view of the river. Easy internet reservation. Some of the lots will be difficult to back into with a big rig due to trees or poles, but our lot was great and 80 ft long. No water or sewer but 50 amps and view & grassy lots make up for it. Level concrete pad. We had satellite service but some lots will not. Price reflects National Parks Senior Pass. - Freedom Bus
Sep 2015 - $20.00
This was our first stay at an Army Corp of Engineers' campground and we were delighted! The campground host, Vicky, and her husband were super friendly and helpful.
The grounds are so nice and there really isn't a bad spot. Many, including ours (#5), had a lovely view of the Mississippi river. The campground is situated on the river with easy access to a beautiful bike trail, which we used.
The site had a level cement pad. There is electric at the site and some have a nearby water spigot. There's a nice dump station on the way out. We didn't use the bathrooms or showers, but I did look in the building and it appeared well maintained. We got great phone reception. - Ree Klein
May 2012 - $14.00
Wonderful, well kept campground on Mississippi River. Sites are a bit small, but it wasn't crowded so every other site left plenty of space. This time of year it is heavy with fish flies; be ready to have a campfire to keep them away. Very nice bike path runs through the campground which you can ride for 10 to 20 miles in either direction. Nice location, we would stay here again for a weekend. - lc47
Aug 2011 - $15.00
Great county run park. A wonderful view of the Mississippi River and not far from towns for shopping/eating. Sites are spacious and level, gravel. Great value! Would return here if in the area. - Highway Star
Oct 2010 - $13.00
Technically, I should probably give this a little lower rating - because of no sewer hook-up and unlevel sites - but it was one of our favorite stops, so...! We extended our stay and were loathe to leave. It's a very pretty park, right along the MS River, with nice 50 amp sites for an unbelievably low price!! There's also a nice bike trail that runs right through the park and alongside the river. We got a little confused getting here - turns out there's an exit off the I-80 (Exit #1) onto Route 84 that takes you straight to the park! Somehow our GPS had other ideas... Also, it's not obvious where to go when you first get here. The campground is on the river side (there is more of the park across the road for picnicking, etc.). Just go "straight" on the main road till you get to the office (a ways in). If no one is there, just pick out your spot and pay them when they get back. We would definitely stay here again if in the area! - CarrieBearie