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6 RV 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
Sep 2015 - $10.00
This is self pay. Nobody is onsite. We only saw tents. There are NO level spots for RV's. We did not stay. It felt like a campground in the side of a mountain. - Yellow Submarine
Sep 2008 - $5.00
This is a plain vanilla Forest Service campground in the Garden of the Gods Recreation Area inside the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois. Water is available at pump, restrooms are pit toilets (relatively new concrete structures, very clean) no dump station available. Campsites are on a high ridge with good views of the surrounding area from the edge. Loose structure to the campsites allowed easy maneuvering to set up for nice views from our trailer. We were the only ones in the park. Good hiking trails. - VACHZHD
Sites: 60 | Recent Rate: $$$$ | 2 Reviews
Oct 2016 - $16.00
A nice NFS campground with clean restroom/showers, operated by a concessionaire. As the previous poster noted, the rate was more than expected with the Senior Pass - $16, that's $6 off the usual $22 a night rate. Our site has a large gravel pad (80 feet long) with a large table and a rusted fire pit. Most other pads are also pretty large and had new fire pits. 20 and 30 amp service, voltage was always between 122 and 124 volts, the EMS never showed any errors. ATT cell service was non-existent and had to drive several miles for a signal. Several campers were there for the long haul, judging by their piles of firewood, and I never saw anyone at 4 of those. A three mile trail encircles the lake, and there's a beach on the other side of the lake, open in summer and gated off to vehicles the rest of the year. Canoe and rowboat rental from concessionaire. Roads are a bit confusing, as many drivers went the wrong way on the loops. - Hickory Nut
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
Jul 2017 - $20.00
We enjoyed our stay at Dixon Springs. We were the only campers in our loop for the entire stay. This is a very clean, well maintained campground, the hosts were very friendly and helpful. We used this campground as a base while we explored Garden of Gods, Metropolis, Fort Massac State Park, Cave in the Rock and Tower Rock. We also canoed the Cache River in Ullin, and I would highly recommend White Crane Canoe rentals, it was beautiful. The only downside to this campground would be the lack of showers and restrooms, they are with the swimming pool and only open during the hours of 11:30 - 5:30. - rocker54
Jun 2007 - $15.00
Nice place to camp. We camp there often. They have volleyball, basketball and a nice park. Don't forget to check out the chocolate factory while you're there. - mely
Aug 2006 - $13.00
Excellent state park - and it's only 13 per day. We stayed on the host site, and it was fantastic. We have a 39' and it was a tight squeeze to get in. We stayed in August and were the only people there for 2 days - excellent park should you find yourself in Southern Illinois - Xelas
Jun 2018 - $20.00
We had a great stay at this park. We were concerned that it was first come, first serve but had no problem getting a site midweek. Campground was beautiful and well kept. Nice little playground and small fishing pond. But, warning::::the electrical at this park is a train wreck. We plugged into four different sites and found only part of the things in our camper operating. Eventually we plugged our 30-50 amp converter in and got things working. It was two hours of getting setup and worrying that our rig was broken. Sites were paved but not level. I would go again but this time with a surge protector/tester! - TurtlesLifeForUs
Sep 2017 - $20.00
This is a nice quiet park. Scenes from the movie "How the West was Won" were filmed at this park as well as scenes for the TV show, "Davy Crockett." I enjoy this park although it may be too quiet for some individuals. A restaurant and cabins are in the park. The restaurant is very popular on weekends and the staff is very pleasant. The cabins have beautiful peaceful views. Campsites cannot be reserved. Discounts are available for seniors. Handicap sites are available. A playground is available for children. Picnic tables are available at each campsite. The campsites are relatively level. With some sites you may want leveling blocks. Although the campsite pavement is not as wide as I would like, they have a separate paved parking site for your truck or car next to the camper site. Backing in was not bad with plenty of headroom for pulling forward. Trees near the campsites do not hinder parking your camper. Water is available at spigots in the campground where you can fill your water tank. Water is not available at each campsite. This campground would be a 9 or 10 if it had water and sewer at each site. The shower house is clean but the shower temperature is not adjustable. The water was comfortable but became hotter the longer it was on. The shower house has two showers for men and two for women. The handicap showers were not working during my visit leaving only one shower for men and one for women. It did not seem to be a problem since they were not busy. The campground is well maintained. I hope to return for another visit. - Dupo Camper
Nov 2016 - $12.00
I was last here in 1998 and the bathhouse was not completed at the time. The park ranger was very friendly and helpful when needed. Water was available at different areas but within walking distance of any camping area. - rockdoctor
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