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.
Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $37.00
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.
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.
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $24.00
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.
Date of Stay: October, 2011 - $29.00
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.
Date of Stay: August, 2011 - $29.00
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.
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.
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.
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.
Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $29.00
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.
Sites are close together and during the holiday this place was crowded. Interior roads are narrow and hard to navigate when park is crowded as there were multiple cars at each site. No additional parking available. Metro stop is a 30 minute drive away and it's an hour ride into the city. Few other choices if coming to see Chicago. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Motorhome.
This is absolutely the worst KOA I've seen, and I've seen quite a few awful KOA'S. Thanks to previous reviews, I took a brief stroll through the campground before paying for the night, and found the information to be accurate, including the foul tasting well water. And as for the clientele, now I know where Jerry Springer goes to find guests for the show. Needless to say, I did not spend the night there. However, I did want to credit the nice young guy behind the desk who was polite, helpful, and in general, did his best to put a positive spin on a bad situation. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $30.00
The only reason this place rates a 1 is for the somewhat level sites, and that's where the positives end. The staff is very unfriendly. Sites very in closeness to each other. The big rig next to us pulled in and proceeded to start and use their onboard generator. I called the front desk and she had to check if that's allowed in the park. Several campers in our vicinity drank and yelled until after 1:30 am and repeated calls from several of us campers to the office were left unanswered. The water here is terrible. Not sure what the smell is: not egg or sulphur. There is a dump that is closed down right across the street: guess it could be toxic runoff into the well water system. This was the worst nightmare we have had camping. We would never stay here again, ever. I can't believe this is a KOA! We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Motorhome.
This park was as close as we could get to Chicago. The concete pad was very short, so if you are towing and don't unhook - the front wheels of the motorhome will be off the pad by about 15'. Once you are off the pad you are in soft black sand, and you will need lots of leveling blocks. The laundry was so old we didn't want to use it. It took us about 1 1/2 to get to the Navy Pier in Chicago. I think next time we would look for another place to use as a base. Price reflects KOA discount. We camped at Kankakee South KOA in a Motorhome.