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Johnston City, Illinois

Arrowhead Lake Campground

Johnston City, Illinois



Johnston City, Illinois
Phone: (618) 983-3535

Sites: 66
Recent Rate: $15 7/2016

Latitude: 37.8264119
Longitude: -88.9102085

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $1.50 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 1.50
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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12 Reviews

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Found the park on our way to St. Louis. It is very convenient about 2 miles from the interstate. The grounds are charming and the park is situated directly on a lake. You can see the water from most of the property, but most sites are not directly on the lake. There is a walking path around the lake, lots of playground area, a Rec center and lots of friendly people. Seems like a lot of full timers. The park had character and charm and a good value. There are tents as well as RV and campers. The only thing I must say is the park is not suffocated. We were asked to join in on their weekly fish fry and it was a kick. We camped at Arrowhead Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
P6 Pull through
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed for 2 nights, multiple times, we always look forward to returning. It is a county park, run as a simple, basic RV campground. Arrowhead offers very spacious, comfortable sites, a few are waterfront, on gravel base. They are a diamond in the rough. It is touch tricky to access off 57, but it is a straight trip thru the small town of Johnston City, watch for the signs. Quaint, small office and TV room with wifi and very colorful and very friendly seasonal folk. Electric and water at the site and pump out is available at the exit. Fishing licenses for Illinois anglers is required if you fish and a two mile scenic walking path around the lake is popular. We camped at Arrowhead Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
9
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Spent all our time in the park. Lovely walk around the lake.

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Review Count: 98
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

A real surprise. This is a nice little park next to Arrowhead Lake. It has a lot of full time or seasonal residents, but we had a nice site that was saved for overnight guests. The people we very nice and we enjoyed the park. Drive in was easy and the roads were fine. Our site was level and near the lake. Would stay here again. Great value. We camped at Arrowhead Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
L107
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 153
States Visited: 42
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice moderate sized city campground. 30amp and water with a dump station. The power was fine but we did not connect to the water for this short overnight stay. We were given a "pull through" site which was a nice wide gravel spot beside the road. It was plenty wide so our slide was not near the road. It was a Saturday night and the park was pretty full, we were concerned that there might be kids, noise and campfire smoke but none of these happened. It was a very pleasant evening. The rooftop dish worked well, no trees and the Verizon cell and hotspot also worked well. We were too far from the office to get a WiFi signal. The sites are close and many are short. We camped at Arrowhead Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
107
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 95
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2014 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a fabulous secret! Only found this park because of the website www.uscampgrounds.info. Beautiful setting, very pleasant people, easy in and easy out. If you are coming from I-57, use the truck route to get to the park as the railway crossing is easier than going down Broadway. From interstate go down Broadway then take a left on Grand turn right on 9th street follow to Corinth which is past the railway tracks then turn left on Peterson. Some of the branches of the trees on Peterson are a little low so beware. Great spot to stop for north and south travelers. We camped at Arrowhead Lake Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2014 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We stop in southern Illinois annually. We were thrilled to find this nice city park. We were staying just one night and needed only E/W which was $10. The park is clean and taken care of. It is just 2 miles off the interstate. The train track crossing in town is a little scary, so take it easy. We will look to stay in this park again and was told that the rate may go up to $12 a night this spring. We camped at Arrowhead Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Our rate was with the senior discount. Tent sites are $10. Most motorhome sites are $16. This is a small fishing lake with only electric motors allowed on the boats and has lots of shore fishing area. There is a 2 mile walk on a nice graveled path around the lake with sights and sounds of birds, frogs and turtles. The camp hosts are very friendly and helpful. The campers are considerate and friendly. There is a laundry and dump site available. Nice playground and group picnic area. The only downside is the older push button showers that are too hot and the temperature can't be regulated. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Arrowhead Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $7.00
Overall Rating:      

We stopped for an overnight. What a great place. Our rate is the seniors discount rate. Any time I can find a place like this for under $10.00, I'll pick it over a Wal-Mart, a truck stop or rest area any day. We need more cities offering this type of camping facility. We camped at Arrowhead Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: February, 2010 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground had a not so good review but I found just the opposite to be true. There are eighteen or so lakeside camping sites and through the winter most of those remained empty. The lake is just steps away from any site. There may be 3 or 4 motorhomes that are lived in year round as RV life is a way of life for some. A non-denominational chapel is located at the campground. The water service is seasonal being turned off from December to April. There are no sewer hookups but of course there is a dump station. The bath house and laundry are always clean and sanitary. The lake, besides being a jewel, has a two and a half mile improved hiking trail. The wildlife that frequent the lake or call it home consist of an occasional osprey, a bald eagle pair, and golden eagles (at least one pair). An occasional bobcat has been seen in the most remote areas of the lake. And then there's fishing. We camped at Arrowhead Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice quiet park on a lake with nice fishing for pan-fries. The best RV spots are taken up by folks who can leave (store) their RVs there for about a dollar a day (with no hook up) and it is a shame that people who are actually here, who would like a chance to be on the lake, cannot. I watched the many days and several weeks those RVs in prime space sat empty. But, I must say that there are nice views of the lake from the other sites too. Price is so cheap. There is a good discount if you stay over 4 nights. The people running it are OK. No internet or cable here. We did go to the Johnston City public library in town (1.5 miles) and used their computer for free (nice folks there). There is a McDonalds in town that also has Wi-Fi (for a charge). You can rabbit ear for some TV. A couple of channels did come in with my converter box. PBS, FOX and ABC. It's a 12 month park, but they turn the water off in December through to the March thaw, allowing people to haul it up from the bathhouse if you want to stay the winter there. A bit too much trouble for me, but many RVers winter there too. Geese everywhere. The kids like them and they seem unafraid of humans, but watch where you step. We camped at Arrowhead Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2006 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Staff friendly. Permanent owners are also friendly. Every other Friday is country music night. Once a month Saturday is cook out night. Go with cash or a check, they do not take credit cards. Site was facing the lake. The early morning sunrise makes up for any lack of services(sewer/50amp). We where there for two months, got used to moving the RV to the dump, mostly used the site showers (clean). Go sit on the stoop of the General Store and put the world to rights with the camp host. The caretaker (permanent) and his wife turned out on a very wet morning to say their goodbyes to us before we hit the road for FL. We camped at Arrowhead Lake Campground in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

The problem with this campground is that there is no limit to how long you can stay and you cannot make reservations. Some people have set-up residence in the CG so all the good waterfront sites are always taken. It is a city run CG. We camped at Arrowhead Lake Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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