4 Parks near Herod, Illinois
Sep 2015 - $25.00
We loved it! We were the only ones there. It's pretty much a campground on someone's farm land. There were cows in the distance and you could tell that other campers must bring their horses. There was covered horse poop. My 1.5 year old fell in the grass into horse poop twice. I consider it a great experience for her. We felt very safe even though we were alone. We blasted music and enjoyed the creek right next to our camper. The owner helped us to find a spot. He was very nice. We had a level site. It was very spacious. It was literally a farmland type setup. - Yellow Submarine
May 2012 - $25.00
This campground has a nice, unique, rustic feel and is very different from the regular RV campgrounds we have visited. We enjoyed seeing all of the horses walking around. The owners were nice and friendly. The road/driveway that goes back into the campground is pretty rough for a travel trailer (ours is a 30' that is only two months old). We camped at a spot at the top of the hill that had a wonderful view and a very large campsite lot. It is one of the best campsite lots we have ever had. The road up to the top of the hill was extremely rough and had lots of ruts. At first, we weren't sure whether or not we would even be able to make it all the way up the hill, but eventually we did. A four-wheel drive vehicle is definitely a must in this campground. Water pressure was okay at some times, but there were a few times when the pressure was so low, that we had absolutely no water at all for thirty minutes or so at a time. This was very inconvenient when trying to cook or take a shower. This campground has a lot of potential and could do really well, if money was invested to smooth out the rough roads and correct the water pressure problem. Even with the two problems we experienced (the roads and water pressure), we still want to return to this campground because of how unique it was. - Penny C
Glendale, Illinois (map) | (618) 949-3807
Sites: 60 | Latest Rate: $14.00 | 1 Reviews
Jun 2012 - $14.00
This CG is located just off HWY 145, about 4 miles north of HWY 146 in southern Illinois, about 25 miles north of Metropolis. There are 34 sites with W/E and 24 primitive sites. It is next to Lake Glendale and is run by a contractor, so our rate was $14 with the senior pass and not the usual $10. The park has a new bath house along with the old one, and I mean OLD. Great place to stay and visit the southern part of the state. Better to stay here than the local State Park. - glbaker44
May 2016 - $20.00
This is a beautiful, but fairly remote, campground. We were traveling with friends and chose the first two sites after the camp host (which was empty), up on the hill. It was starting to rain, so we thought it might be a dryer location. The sites have 30 amp and water and we had trouble with the electric at our site, shortly after setting up. The ranger tried some things and we finally talked him into replacing the breaker, which seemed to solve the problem, but we didn't push it. We were offered the host site, which has sewer as well, but we were already setup and it was cold and rainy, so we stayed and were careful what we had turned on. The cave is interesting and worth a visit, the restaurant on site was really good, I recommend it. The ferry across the river is fascinating to watch and we took it to Kentucky and drove to the Amish area on that side. There wasn't a lot to do in the park, but it really is pretty. One warning, if it rains the mud is super slippery. The pads are asphalt, but fairly narrow, so our steps went onto the grass/mud and we had to be cautious getting to the steps. Overall, we enjoyed our stay. - Uno Mas
Oct 2010 - $20.00
Nice clean park. Well maintained and everything mowed. Lots of shade trees. Lodge within walking distance from campground for meals. Lodge has breakfast buffet on weekends. View of river is beautiful from the lodge and scenic drive. River is not visible from campground. Campground was quiet with paved roads and paved camping spots. - Roadtrek Illinois
May 2010 - $20.00
This is a very nice and quiet park. We stayed here after the rains and wanted to see the cave. However, the Ohio river was in a flood stage and the path to the cave was covered with water. Should have called ahead. The camp sites are paved with a second paved space for parking a second vehicle. Be sure to bring leveling blocks as the pads are not level Sites only have electric. You will need to fill your water tanks and dump when leaving. There is a ferry ride from the KY. on the south side of the river to IL. Well worth making a detour off I-24 to see and spend a couple of days. - A hitch and a hop
Aug 2015 - $24.00
Great place on the Ohio river our site had 50amp we had to have the front of the RV to the river which was good as the door and and windows opened on to a large area with good views of the river.
we arrived late but the owners came out and helped get the RV on the site, this is a very nice place on the river with good fishing for Carp and Catfish.
It was incredibly peaceful here with only the noise of the water, the passing barges and the coyotes in the nearby woods.
we will come back next time we come this way. - Hilary & Tony
Sep 2011 - $20.00
Nice park with riverfront sites on the Ohio River. We stayed for 1 week. We enjoyed watching the tugs and barges going up and down the river. We had nice weather, but it seemed quite breezy most times. Our site was under a security light so very bright at night. Try to avoid a site under the 2 or 3 lights. Riverfront utilities are side by side connections so you will have a close neighbor. - User2260
Jul 2011 - $23.00
Had a campsite right on the Ohio River which was kind of cool. We watched the barges go by. That is the good. Fair amount of seasonals that pretty much keep to themselves. This place floods about every Spring and this year was worse than normal. They were still recovering. Very sandy sites. Bathhouse was so far away most campers either didn't use it (us) or drove up to it. Not close to anything. Paducah is 30 minutes away and a cool place to be on a Sat. night. Probably wouldn't stay here again but if want to just hang around a campsite and watch the barges or maybe do some fishing, this would be just fine. Quiet. - welch