9 RV Parks near Kinmundy, Illinois
May 2017 - $20.00
Good: Inexpensive, well-shaded Bad: electric only at the sites, and power posts are one per two sites. This campground seems targeted to serve boaters, hunters and fishers. General condition was good but not stellar. The campground is heavily forested, and generally quiet except for the powerboats on the nearby lake. Camp roads are asphalt and sites are gravel, generally flat and even, with electric but no water or sewer. Because power posts serve two adjacent sites, you'll need extension cords to connect if you're on the wrong side of the power post. (On our loop the power posts were on the correct (left) side for backing into the even-numbered sites.) 54 reservable RV sites, 61 first come, first served, and another 4 cabins/shelters. Mid-week in May, there was no problem getting a site without a reservation. Verizon service was good. - OlderGoat
May 2013 - $20.00
A very nice wooded state park and recreation area surrounding a 585 acre lake. The lake has several fingers and is popular for fishing and boating. The campground has access to the marina via a short trail from the end of the reservable loop, and then by walking across a floating bridge. One of the two boat ramps is located there. The restaurant at the marina was not yet open for the season, but they were getting ready to open. The campground itself is very shady, and the sites were clearly defined and surfaced with pea gravel. That said, the electric hookups are doubles and shared with the neighboring site. So you had best come prepared with lots of extension cords if you pick your site unseen from the online map. Water pumps are dispersed throughout the campground and are for communal use. There is one shower house with flush toilets, but 6 sets of vault toilets. One camping cabin was available to rent. The other two first-come, first-served loops have a staircase down the steep slope to the lake with a small floating dock at the bottom. However, the one next to our site, was blocked off and closed. The lake would be ideal for exploring via kayak. Hiking was available, but it was wet and muddy, so we didn't check out the trails. - midcenturynana
Apr 2017 - $30.00
Needed a place to stay for the night and they were accommodating. Easy on off from the highway. Quiet spot. Nice and easy pull-throughs. I would stay there again. - Babyblue1953
Apr 2017 - $35.00
The hospitality of the owners and staff were excellent. Very helpful and efficient. Checked in quick and set up quick. Very safe grounds. Nice lake with fish to catch. Very helpful to assist with propane refill on site. Reasonable rates on propane refill. Various sites and cabins available during my stay. Filled up over the weekend. Will stay here again in the future. Would recommend travelers to stay here. Easy access to I70. Clean grounds and pool area. Very pleased with my stay. - Fishician253
Oct 2016 - $25.00
We stayed overnight here, in the back area site 31A. Older campground, well kept. Park very empty this time of year. Our site only had 30 amp. service, but was sat. friendly. Electric quality ok, but no other campers in the row just now. Water pressure good. Sites 70-77 are FHU, but you would need carry out to get sat signal these sites are shorter and some are off level. Sites 30-32 are A/B config. with 30 amp. no sewer, very level and sat access and long. Verizon signal good. Owners very friendly and helpful. I think they are working hard to improve the park. There are older units in the park that need to be removed. Very quite this time of year with a lot of grass for rover. I think the lake needs work to be of any use. But for an overnight stay it is not a bad place for the cost, just off the interstate. - wtravlr1
May 2016 - $15.00
Beautiful city park, a little off the beaten path, but with reasonable RV camping, this worked. We overnighted here and didn't unhook. Sites were a little hard to figure out on signage, but level enough. Lots of playground equipment & small train for the kiddies. Camp office was open when we got there, so no problem getting layout info, but for late pull-ins, could be a challenge. Caretaker will come around in morning to collect. Large pull-throughs in basically non-designated areas other than looking for electrical hookup accessibility was a little confusing, but price was very reasonable for what you got. Plus, I repeat, park was beautiful and well-maintained. - kharmaquest
Jun 2011 - $15.00
Pretty park, grassy sites (that can get muddy with rain), sort of level. Electrical hook-up was good and Verizon aircard worked. Water hook-up was too far to reach. Some of the sites had the water near the electrical but ours were on different ends of the site roughly 70' apart. You may want to fill up your fresh tank before you come. - Traveler_2011
Oct 2010 - $15.00
Yes, it is still here. Open May 1 to Oct 31. Instead of an RV Park, think of this as a gorgeous park with RV sites. Would have rated higher but it no sewer hookups. Peaceful and nice. Easy to get to. Easy big-rig access. - petersoldan
Sep 2016 - $12.00
We have stayed in various sites at Boulder. It is a campground where many people interested in fishing frequent. The sites are roomy and wooded. We enjoy this campground very much. Full service is limited to 10 sites the remaining are electric only. - Jerome Nix
Sep 2014 - $16.00
This is an excellent COE campground. We stayed in site #5 that is a wide, paved site that looks out onto the marina. It has full hookups and is quite spacious. The utilities all worked well, and the views are great. We had originally reserved another site, but upon arrival learned that there had been a cancellation on a full hookup site. It was a great decision! I will stay here again. - SargeW
Sep 2014 - $8.00
This is a nice Corps of Engineers park but not quite as nice as others we have stayed at. The sites are electricity only and we were able to secure one with 50 amp service. There are water faucets spotted around the park to fill your tank. There is absolutely no recycling of any kind in the park; shame on you, Federal Government. We were able to get a great DirecTV signal from space 50 and our Verizon Wireless signal was adequate as well. We would stay here again. - Kent and Margaret
Sep 2016 - $24.00
Our favorite "near-by" campground. The FHU sites need reserved well in advance but electric only sites are usually available. Beach within biking distance and boat ramp are free to use for registered guests. Frisbee golf, nice playgrounds. FHU loop is always very quiet. Other loops have a younger crowd but are never what I would call rowdy. - JVarwig
Jun 2016 - $15.00
The campsites are very spacious and well maintained. I cannot remember our site number, but it was in the 70's, I think. The fee is an estimate, too. I know it was less than twenty dollars a night.
The bathrooms and shower houses were clean and well-maintained. There is a nice beach area for families to access the lake.
We'll definitely be back! - mizsec1
Jun 2015 - $12.00
We only stayed one night on our way north but wish we could have stayed longer. We had a pull thru with sewer and a great view a bay and the beautifull park across the bay. I wish I would have had time to kayak on the lake.
It is a bit out of the way but worth the journey. Will stay here again when we head north again. - Lainee131
Apr 2017 - $25.00
Wonderful place to wake up in the morning. If you have never had the opportunity to see the Midwest, Percival Springs in a great representation-it's beautiful here! We stumbled across Percival looking for an overnight rest stop. We found friendly helpful people, spacious solid and level sites good hook-ups, and a quiet pleasant place to spend a day. - GaHoosier
Sep 2016 - $25.00
This is a very small park just off US maybe 10-miles south of downtown Effingham. Signage into the park is OK but it helped to have the GPS warning me. Interior signage about where to stop to register is lacking. When you enter stop near the cafe. There are maybe 12-15 sites (I didn't count them), several of which seem to be more or less permanent residents. There are 3 or 4 v-e-r-y long FHU pull-thrus each with both 30 and 50-amp power. There is no office to speak of but the campground owner can be found near the adjacent café. If she is not around look for the host at the first site. No paperwork to fill out, no discounts, no credit cards...not sure about checks as we just paid cash. The owner and the host couldn't have been more nice and accommodating if they had tried. This park is very quiet and peaceful. Road noise from US45 is minimal. There is a small playground for kids but that's it for recreation except for watching the medical rescue copter and the occasional small plane take off and land. Satellite reception is iffy but OTA reception was OK. We were in space #4 and were able to lock in on the DISH birds by pulling nearly all the way forward but that meant digging out my extra 25-feet of 50-amp cable. So if you want satellite and you want sun pull forward, if you want shade stay towards the back. The pull-thrus are oriented E-W with our windshield facing east. Didn't hook up to water or sewer but I would've needed my extra water and sewer hoses for that as well. Park is very good for overnight or even a longer stay. I can see us staying here for a few days for a very quiet, relaxing stay. We will absolutely stay here again. - rk911
Oct 2013 - $20.00
Nice for an overnight stop although it is several miles from interstate. 4 very long pull thru sites with about 30 back in sites. A stand of trees block satellite, on bat wing no network came in, phone service very slow for data. Still $20 a night. But they have a great little restaurant very reasonably prices with fish buffet on Friday. The hwy noise was not too bad, train was a long way away and the medavac helicopter had no flights the night we stayed. The bathhouse and laundry get very little use but do exist. - what next
Oct 2016 - $29.00
We arrived just before Halloween, all parks were full but we were able to secure a spot here. The roads in are in poor shape but passable. The host/owner was very helpful. The bathrooms are old but large and clean, better than some of the state parks we have been in. Although it was Halloween weekend it was very quiet. We gave it high marks because of the host/owner. We would come back to this park. - EricKathy
Mar 2014 - $29.00
Hickory Shores "Resort" -- definitely need to remove the last part of the campground name. This park is a far from being a "Resort" in any context of the word -- bluntly, this "place" is a dump!! We were in the parking lot (by choice) as there was a 50 AMP connection -- one of the few in the "place". The Host was extremely helpful and apologized for the condition of the "place" -- owner appears reluctant to invest in updating all the known issues/deficiencies. We last stayed here in the early '90s and it's not been updated/maintained for years. Mostly folks living here are on a yearly basis -- projects a neglected "trailer park" appearance. - ChiefJohn
Aug 2009 - $31.00
This campground sites were very small. I have a 31 foot motorhome, we could not put up our awning due to a tree in the way. My slideout was about 1 to 2 inches from another tree on other side. The water & electric hook up was on other side of camper so we had to get out a garden hose for water. They had a very nice pool. The office/store closed by 3pm most time sooner than that. There was a pond with no fish in it one of the permanents said he there was fish in there but he had not seen anyone pull any out in a long time. Carlyle lake is near by its a huge man made lake looks like a smaller lake Michigan. There are lots of water things to do there. The campground was loud at night because cars and trucks. All in all this was a no thrills campground I would not drive out of my way to stay here. Lake Carlyle cool, Hickory shores resort not cool. We will not be going back. - rv1
May 2017 - $35.00
Incredibly tight roads with warning signs. Very narrow tight spaces. Our awning would hit our neighbor. Appear to be a number of long term families with small children. It's a lovely wooded area and the surroundings are nice. The spaces are unshaded and quite tight.
We're likely to look at other options next time we pass through. As with many parks, the pictures on the web paint a nicer picture than reality. - Ken Camp
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Where do the high ratings for this RV Park come from? When we pulled in here my Wife said, "Wow, they sure hired a good photographer for their website." The photos on the website are real, but they look so much better than the place does in real life. This is a campground in a rural setting a mile off of a major interstate that has 90% residents and 10% overnighters.
It would not be possible for us to describe this CG as a nice place and good value. Perhaps, it's best described as adequate or maybe serviceable.
Some examples of the issues here would be the subpar roads within the park. There are many "tight turn" signs and the trees lining the entrance roads are all scared from past scrapes with RVs. Just walking into the CG office gives you a feeling you've chosen the wrong CG for the night. You'll also find slapdash construction of plywood structures (multiple such structures) that give a decidedly shoddy appearance to the place. This includes bath houses with only one very old and well-used toilet and toilet/shower stalls made of plywood. Oddly the stalls had doors that were only ~20" or so wide.
After having stayed here we have no idea how it got rated as highly as it has but we can't agree with them. - Creativepart
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Short term sites are very close! We had to be careful opening our slide without bumping into our neighbors awning! Our end site was bearly long enough to accommodate us. It was quiet allowing for a good nights sleep. Very tight turns but doable if you swing wide as the signs state. Verizon and Direct were good. - Full timer with dogs