Leland, Illinois

Hi-Tide Beach & Campground

Leland, Illinois



Leland, Illinois
Phone: (815) 495-9032

Sites: 85
Recent Rate: $46 8/2015

Latitude: 41.6034336457432
Longitude: -88.7504661083221

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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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • 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 ?
  • 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

14 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

JB in Indy

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

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $46.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice campground. The owners have a lot of attention to detail and quickly responded to, and solved, a sewer drain problem (was clogged by previous campers). My "8" rating is based on a few minor criticisms, some of which are out of the campground's control.

Getting into the lot was very difficult, requiring a lot of back and forth movement, due to the tight spacing of the lots. Fortunately, the owner recognizes that and personally aids the campers in backing into the spaces. However, prior to departure, I asked the neighbors to move their vehicles so we could leave without disturbing them early in the morning.

Use of the lake/pond is included in the camping fees, but the water visibility was probably no more than 6 inches. The owner claimed the water tests all come back excellent and that the visibility is likely due to sediment as it is supposedly clear in the mornings. The lake/pond was very busy when we were there, so the sediment may have been the issue, but it was the worst I have ever seen in a lake/pond.

Use of the pool (which was very clean), costs $1 per person per day. I suspect they charge that in order to limit the number of persons using the pool as it is not very big and, after looking at the lake, many people may prefer the pool. Since the rate on the campsite was reasonable, the extra charge for the pool wasn't necessarily that bad, but I hate feeling like I am "nickle and dimed" when I go to a campground, so that fee was a bit of a turnoff for me. I would prefer they raise their rate slightly and have the pool use included.

The Miniature Golf was fun, but it also requires an extra fee. As above, I would prefer to not have to pay extra for the amenities, but I suppose if someone were only going to camp overnight and not use them, then that allows them to stay less expensively.

I would consider staying here again if I were in the area. I commend the owners for their hard work and attention to guest safety and comfort. We camped at Hi-Tide Beach & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Bob & laurel

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Beach was nice. Outside of that everything had issues, like not enough bathrooms; after 10am most were backed up. Our son had to drive 10 minutes away to a gas station to use their facilities. We were charged to use our air conditioner, but our site only had a 20 amp connection. Even with an adapter we did not have the current to run the AC, but we were charged. Site was very difficult to access; owner admitted he never put a pop-up on the site. The site was for primitive camping, but again overcharged. Plus, issues like charges to use showers, pool made this park very costly. We also rented two cabins and the owner made refunding security deposit very difficult stating "well, the fire pits were dirty". The cabins were infested with spiders, making most of our group refusing to use the cabins. We will never return. We camped at Hi-Tide Beach & Campground in a Tent Trailer.

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Oldbug76

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

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

Beware if you are on a budget. The campsite fee is only the beginning. They do charge extra for A/C or heater (which I understand), but they also charge for showers! The sites were not gravel, but, muddy grass. No Internet and no refund for any reason. Our friend's coach blew an engine and he was unable to camp with us. He went to the campground and there was No refund at all. He didn't mind paying the first day, but they charged him full price for 2 days!! Grass was high...just not a good experience at all. If you are looking to seasonal stay, It may be fine, but, if you are passing through...forget it!! Very sad, the owners seemed nice, but too many negatives for us, we won't be back. We camped at Hi-Tide Beach & Campground in a Motorhome.

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thor4

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for Labor Day weekend, and were hoping for a better experience than last time since they are under new management. As soon as we arrived, we were told we would be charged $2.00 extra per day to run the A/C in our RV. There was no information provided about activities, amenities, checkout time, etc. The sites were cramped, and our sewer backed up the first night just in time for dinner outside. The lake and pool were fun with the exception of the inappropriate rap music blaring from the office and a $5.00 daily fee to rent life vests. The bathrooms were disgusting (even in the office). The miniature golf ($1.50 per person) was run down and the dumpsters are not conveniently located to all sites. We will not stay here again. We camped at Hi-Tide Beach & Campground in a Motorhome.

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ant1

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

This is our second trip to this campground and things have changed. There are extra charges now to use your air conditioner, and even an extra charge to use the swimming pool. The lake looks nice in the picture, however it is literally green with algea. Most of the inflatable equipment/toys in the lake has broken or missing handles. For the daily price and extra fees, this cannot be justified. We camped at Hi-Tide Beach & Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Classy in a Class C

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

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here with our 11 year old for 3 nights in July of 2012. We used the lake, mini golf, and shuffle board. We did not use the pool, but it looked nice and clean. Others have complained about the $1 per day fee at the pool, but I understand that the logic behind that charge is to keep kids in the (free) lake which keeps the pool from getting too crowded. The mini golf is $1.50 per round. Shuffle board equipment was free. Everything was great. Small campsites, but there is so much to do that you will not spend a ton of time at your site anyway. The bathrooms were reasonably clean - it would be impossible for management to keep them spotless when wet, sandy people are running in and out of them - in other words, dry yourself and your kids off before using the facilities and clean up after yourself and the bathrooms will stay cleaner until they are cleaned by staff in the evening. My husband and son took a cold shower one evening - the hot water must have run out, but the showers were otherwise hot. The owner comes around in the evenings with a trailer hooked up to his golf cart full of wood for sale. We didn't have any need for interaction with the staff other than checking in, purchasing snacks from the store, and checking out golf/shuffle board equipment, but they all seemed nice. This will save you a walk from the store carrying bundles of wood! It's not perfect, but I can't say enough good things about the place. It was a great family getaway. We will definitely visit here again! We camped at Hi-Tide Beach & Campground in a Motorhome.

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jimmbo407

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

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

The website does not represent his campground. It is not kid friendly. Very tight campsites. The owner has owned this place for about a year and is always under foot and overbearing. The seasonal campers are very intrusive, we had one peeking in our camper. Complaints are meet with a very no it all and non caring attitude. We will not recommend to our camping club or anyone else and will not stay again. We camped at Hi-Tide Beach & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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snarfattack

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park. A lot of various activities, well run. They charge for the pool, but the lake is free and a lot of fun for everyone. Some of the hookups are on opposite ends of the site, so bring extensions for all your hookups. We'll go back for sure. We camped at Hi-Tide Beach & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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sparks1032

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a great place to stay the kids had a great time at the lake and pool. The lake had tadpoles and was decent. The staff was friendly and helpful not to mention very good at keeping the place clean. This place could be VERY nice if they were able to mow just a tad more, fix a few more of the picnic tables, put sand and a net at the volleyball court and fix the basketball net. This place could go either way but for now we will be back. My dog requested it as he was able to play in the stream nearby! We camped at Hi-Tide Beach & Campground in a Motorhome.

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hottubkid

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2008 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

I like this park, It has separate camp areas for units and tents. If you take a unit into the tent area the trees are low and roads are tighter. Love the lake and mini golf. Usually quiet in the unit areas but as usual their is more noise nearer the lake. Sites have been level and water sewer and electric. I have been camping on and off at this campground for over 20 years and even my grandkids love it. Figure two or three more times this year. We camped at Hi-Tide Beach & Campground in a Motorhome.

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FUNCAMPIN

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

Trees not trimmed. Muddy. Park in disrepair. Need to replace picnic tables. Won't return. We camped at Hi-Tide Beach & Campground in a Motorhome.

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cdm74

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

The big attraction at this campgrounds is their swimming lake. At first it looks like its going to be a lot of fun for kids...BUT to get out to the water "toys" you have to be able to swim in very deep water. Also, the lake was full of dead fish from treating the lake for weed growth. The seasonals are the best maintained that I have seen at any local IL. Campgrounds. The owner was all over the grounds all weekend and I liked that because I think it would control any type of "rif-raf". It is obvious that money has been invested in the lake water toys, but he needs to spend some money and time cleaning up some of the sites, replacing picnic tables (they are worn out, and covered with moss) Re-seeding in the muddy areas around the park, using a trimmer and blower and mowing some of the tall grass in areas. Just a little "tweaking" and this could be a much nicer campgrounds. Also, be prepared for extra fees $2 a day for air conditioning, $8 a day for visitors, pay showers, and $1 a day for the swimming pool/hot tub We camped at Hi-Tide Beach & Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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FUNCAMPIN

Review Count: 23
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This place is a dump. Roads (if that is what you would call them) are narrow and tree branches were not trimmed at all. Had to drive around the low hanging branches on the grass. Only one dumpster at the exit of the CG for the entire place. Dump station blocks the exit for those wanting to exit, no room to drive around. Hot tub, pool and AC extra charges. Hot tub water was green. Sites not defined by gravel or any other kind of pad. Sites not level. In order to get somewhat level on our site we were far from the hook-ups. Picnic tables were mostly broken and covered with green moss. "Grass" (weeds) not mowed. Lots of mud when it rains. Many trashy seasonal sites. I give this a two instead of a one because the lake looks kind of neat for kids. We camped at Hi-Tide Beach & Campground in a Motorhome.

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paigein

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2004 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Cozy, family owned, cg with huge Oak trees, perfect for the kids, they have a lot to keep them buisy. Staff is friendly, and helpfull. Everything is clean. We always have a great time when we come. You can swim at the beach, pool, tube down the creek or kick back in the hot tub. They do their best to make your stay a fun, family experience. Will come back every year. We camped at Hi-Tide Beach & Campground in a Tent.

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