6.2 Average
     
Kankakee, Illinois

Kankakee South KOA

Kankakee, Illinois



Kankakee, Illinois
Phone: (815) 939-4603

Sites: 81
Recent Rate: $25 8/2016

Latitude: 41.033511972534
Longitude: -87.859768867493

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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 no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $10.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 10.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $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 yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $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 yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

26 Reviews

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Review Count: 75
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very tight for RV's, they were packed together. Water smells of sulfur. Dirt and light gravel narrow roads. Overnight stop ok but not sure why there were so many people here, but beats spending on a hotel. Bathrooms ok but a little on the dirty side, but again the place was full. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Tent.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

The clerk led us to our campsite via a golf cart. The site is fairly tight with about 2 feet of space on each end of our 36' motor home and tow. The roads are gravel and fairly narrow, but we were able to navigate easily enough. There is no wifi or cable. We were able to pull in several TV stations using our antenna and we had an adequate Verizon wireless signal (better data signal than voice). There is a very nice and clean dog run. The park is well maintained and clean. There is little road noise as the park is quite a distance from any major roadway. We overnighted here while traveling south on I-57. We would overnight here again. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at this KOA in August as we were visiting friends in the area. The KOA is close to I-55 and is convenient to Chicago (approximately 1-hour north). The Kankakee River State Park is nearby where one can rent horses and go horseback riding on the trails. Entrance/exit to this KOA is tight, so use caution. Interior roads are dirt and the campground workers were working on interior road improvements while we were there. Hopefully the interior roads are better now. The park is small and the sites are rather close together, not all that level, but are long for big-rigs/toads. Amenities offered are fire rings, Wi-Fi, garbage pick-up at site, swimming pool, playground, basketball and volleyball courts, laundry room, propane filling station, restrooms, and game room. Staff at this KOA are awesome! We stayed here for a total of 4-nights in our Class A motorhome. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 89
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

This KOA is located well off the beaten path and was probably the best value KOA we found during this year's travel season. It is an older park, with a mixture of site amenities (Full Hook-up, Water/Electric, "Tent"). Interior gravel roads are a little tight and you have to be careful for trees and limbs. We arrived after a very rainy spell and there were huge puddles and soft spots in the roads near the office, but more gravel was spread while we were there. The sites are simple but reasonably spaced. We were able to (barely) get our large motorhome and towed vehicle into our space without blocking the road. I ended up backing out of our pull-thru for departure, as cars parked in nearby sites made it tough to exit our space. WiFi was essentially unusable but we did get a satellite TV signal through the trees and VZW 4G was reasonably strong. There were quite a few perma-rigs but they appeared to be more seasonal campers as opposed to residents and most were kept up. Things were pretty quiet, although I suspect it may be more lively during weekends and better weather. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
21
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Very difficult to maneuver a 44ft fifth wheel - not very wide roads and sites are tight to pull in and out of. Water tasted and smelled horrible - wish we had filled up or fresh water tanks before staying here. There are very few 50amp sites and they seem to go quickly. We stayed here overnight on our way through Illinois traveling to Memphis. I will pick a different campground next time. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 149
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 33

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has a lot of loud late night activity. Large loud social groups outside, and teens running up & down the roads yelling to one another. We should have used a water filter as the water at the site was rusty (in color, smell & taste). Some concrete site pads are available, but otherwise the roads and sites are dirt, which can be very soft & muddy after a rain. The landscaping is generally neglected. Lots of anthills are at every site. A teen in a golf cart leads drivers to their sites, but does not have enough experience to be effective, even leading bigger units into sites from the wrong direction. Staff was pleasant and gladly answered questions, and the country setting could be beautiful, which is how we came up to the "3" rating instead of "1". We would not stay here again. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was difficult to find which is unusual for any KOA. The sites were long, but not too level with mostly dirt. The checkin was quick and friendly and we had an escort to our site. Lots of big trees so maneuvering was tough in our 40 foot fifth wheel, but we managed. Bathrooms were clean and due to a rain storm we did not use pool. Just make sure of your directions before trying to find this park. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice quiet park, not handy to the Interstate. Sites are level, but sewer connection is higher than your coach drain on nearly every site. Verizon phone was almost useless here and using your own satellite was impossible because of trees. Park is not maintained as well as it should be. Water faucets have been run over. We had no water pressure at our site and the manager had to bring a hose down and run it from a site 25 yards away from ours. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

I find myself going to this park more & more. The owners live on site and are very accommodating. They have a pavilion for use if needed. Some sites are tight, but will still fit large camper & car or truck. Fire ring & table at every site. Fire pits are cleaned regular. I seem to see the same people camping for a weekend. The park must be doing something right. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We love this little KOA and consider it our "home camp" because it is only 40 minutes from our house, but far enough to feel like you are on vacation. The staff is VERY nice and the park grounds are very tidy. They have recently updated their bath facilities and the stalls are now a little bigger. Our only notes about this campground would be the following: 1) It is located next to an old landfill. Though the breathing air is fine (no odor at all), the water had a very pungent sulfur smell. So make sure to bring your own drinking and cooking water. 2) The bathrooms could be cleaned more often. It seems that the floor is often wet (from the pool and showers) and dirty. They do get cleaned on schedule. Just adding another cleaning when their campground is booked up, (more campers = more use), would do the trick. Great camp to use during Chicago Bears Training Camp, Kankakee State Fair and if you are going to the races. Fair/Race location is just a couple miles away! We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Good basic amenities for an overnight stay while going from point A to point B. Nice level shaded sites. Easy in-and-out park and pull-through sites so didn't have to unhook the toad. The staff was helpful-gave good driving/timing tip for getting through Chicago/Indiana to Michigan. The pool looked good, but was totally overrun with screaming kids--pretty much what you would expect on a very hot summer day! Fortunately everything quieted down at sundown. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 39
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was good for us for overnight. There were a lot of weekenders here and we were rather close. But, the folks were friendly and the sites relatively level. We would stay here again. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice family campground. Had a large level site. Would definitely stay again. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

The only issue we had with this campground was that the randomly closed the office and campground store while delivering ice and firewood to other campers. Overall it was a nice, clean and friendly campground with some large oak trees and level sites. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Tent Trailer.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

This park has come a long way since these owners have taken over. They have got rid of the riff raff that used to live here. The sites are small with a table and fire ring, grass in most sites. The staff is friendly and very accommodating. A new Wal-Mart has sprung up about 10 minutes away. The campground is 10 minutes off I-57 but it's very quiet and dark at night. We will come back. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

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