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Lena KOA

Lena, Illinois


10982 US Highway 20 West
Lena, Illinois 61048
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 72
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 42.35696
Longitude: -89.82239

Elevation: 920' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen yes
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts yes
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access no

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27 Reviews

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $52.00
Overall Rating:

We were escorted to our site in this beautifully treed , well maintained park.This Park is out in the country and would be great for families with young children. There is a pool and two large play areas . Looked delightful.The staff were very friendly. We camped at Lena KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 32
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $58.00
Overall Rating:

We had just purchased a new TT and this was our second trip out for the year; we stayed for Mother's Day. We stayed in the new sites that just opened this spring. They are long, level, and easy to get in/out of. The bath houses in this area are also brand new and are quite nice and are constructed as separate large bathroom and showers areas. We stay here a lot and know the family, CG, and area very well. Always excellent and friendly service here. We camped at Lena KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
214
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Sullivan's grocery store is convenient and their gas is on the cheap side.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $32.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground with pool, and plenty of areas for children to play. Roads are not paved and campsites are not paved, although many have a wooden patio and picnic table. Facilities are clean but a little dated. We have stayed here several times in the past and it is a dependable stopping place. We camped at Lena KOA in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Excellent park with excellent owners. Plenty to do for the kids, always clean and beautifully landscaped We camped at Lena KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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CamperSupport, employee at Lena KOA responded to this review

Thank you for camping with us, Jim! We are glad you enjoyed our grounds and some of the fun amenities. We appreciate your leaving us a review, and hope to see you again soon.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed one night. Check-in was quick and easy, and was escorted to our site. Nice, clean KOA, and nicely landscaped. Our site was gravel and level, no need to unhook. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Lena KOA in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
W6
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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CamperSupport, employee at Lena KOA responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us! We are so glad to hear you had a great time and hope to see you again soon!
HCP

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

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

We have stayed at many KOA's and have stayed here at least 4 times. This one is excellent. It is a rather small KOA, but the staff tries harder and succeeds. The facility is clean, well kept and thoughtfully laid out. There are many seasonal campers from the region. Those sites are always clean and neat. The facilities are clean and well kept. Buildings are freshly painted, the grass is well-tended. It's very family friendly. Kids have a basketball hoop, volley ball, tether ball, horseshoes, a swimming pool, jumpy pillow and a playground.

This is a good place to just relax for a few nights or just for an overnight stop. It is popular, so book early. We camped at Lena KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
B9
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

It is a great place to stop for visiting Galena or any of the surrounding small towns. It is only a short drive to sights in Wisconsin. If you like scenic farmland, the prairie landscape or old barns, this is a good place. If you like to quilt, there are a couple of cute quilt shops in the area. The new brew pub down the road is quite good. Both Lena and Freeport have decent grocery stores. Diesel was the cheapest we have seen in the area.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This is our second time camping here the last time was two years ago. We like to debug the trailer close to home, this time after de-winterizing someone fogot to put the cap on the low point hose and of course we didn't have a spare. The campground host looked in their spare parts and no luck, did fine a iron cap at the local hardware store.
The campground was excellent, well maintained, bathrooms were spotless, one of the nicest KOA's we found. Check in was great. The only negative was that the sites are rather close, which is typical for KOA. All utilities worked without any problems. Will stay here again. We camped at Lena KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
LO3
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

The town of Lena is close by, we had a amazing breakfast at a little spot called The Lena Family Restaurant, closes at 2. Give it a try.
We use Lena a starting point for exploring the town of Galena, old, historic and well worth the drive, lots of shops and things to do. Living in the flatlands it good to see some rolling terrain.

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CamperSupport, employee at Lena KOA responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us! We are so glad we were able to help you work out the kinks before your summer adventures and are glad you found a cap. We really appreciate you leaving such a detailed review and hope to see you again soon!

Review Count: 32
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

We stay at this KOA frequently and are always glad when we do. During the peak season, themed weekends and activities are fun for our entire family. Campground is always clean and well-kept, bathroom are stocked and clean, rec room is fun for the kids, pool is clean but can get crowded at times. The Jumbo Jumper is always a hit with the kids as is the "Hey" ride and ice cream social. We've stayed here as tenters, then pop-up owner, and now as owners of a travel trailer and have enjoyed all of the sites we have had. A small, friendly, safe place to camp only ~2 hrs from Chicago. Grocery store (Sullivan's), with gas station, is close. Downtown Lena has some cute and small cafes for a coffee or nice lunch. Lake Le-Aqua-Na is close for fishing and some basic hiking. Galena is ~1 hr and has plenty to do on a rainy day. Sites are level, clean, and well-maintained. We camped at Lena KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
L4
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Our site had a deck, nice touch. In late fall and early spring the sites up top closer to the road can get windy before/after the corn fields grow/have been cut down. Sites down low have large, healthy mature trees and the sites are farther apart.

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CamperSupport, employee at Lena KOA responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind, detailed review! We are honored that you continue to choose us, and enjoy our grounds, facilities, and fun activities. We love our town, and are so happy you were able to enjoy it as well! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Review Count: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $34.00
Overall Rating:

The sites were easy to access and the staff were so polite and friendly. Everywhere everything was clean and tidy. The rubbish and recycle bag pickups were excellent. We stayed on the first of their October Halloween weekends and it was so much fun. We have no children of our own but really enjoyed participating in the trick or treat and seeing all the wonderful decorations other campers have out in front of their trailers and the decorations put out by the management. The rate above is the week night rate without the KOA discount the weeknight rate was $48.95 without the KOA discount. Our site faced out to the road the rest of the sites in the row faced the other way except the one at the other end. We camped at Lena KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
No Others In Sight, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

It is only a 45 minute drive to Galena, Illinois where there is lots to see and do. From Galena you can also go across the Mississippi River to Dubuque, IA which is a very interesting town. We also took a drive to Mississippi Palisades State Park. There is also a great steam train ride on some weekends in Freeport. IL about 15 minutes west of Lena.

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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

Beautiful shaded sites with good distance between RV's. Very friendly and helpful staff. Nicely stocked and reasonably priced campground store. This was our first stay at a KOA and we will surely go back to this lovely and inviting campground. Being new to the RV experience, we received many helpful hints from fellow campers and found the entire experience to be positive. Nice pool and fun things for kids to do. Very family oriented. We camped at Lena KOA in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
L1
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $41.00
Overall Rating:

You can tell that the owners of Lena, KOA must love camping because it is very evident in the beautiful park they have. Well groomed and maintained grounds with soft lush grassy sites (no camping carpets, please!) and flowers and landscaping everywhere. The sites are adequately spaced and many boast mature shade trees. The pool was well maintained, fairly large for a mid-size KOA and even had slides for the kids to enjoy. There was a jumping pillow, sand volleyball, tetherball, basketball, playground and pedal bike rentals - so plenty for the kids to do! Though the campground is right off of Hwy 20 with Galena/Iowa traffic, the campground is quiet and peaceful (if you are a light sleeper, ask for a spot past the main building - you don't hear a thing out there!). The owners and staff are very nice and helpful and ice and wood is delivered to your site. Their Kampstore is very cute and has a great selection of local wines and Kampy decor. They can accommodate any size RV/camper, have three sizes of Kabins, sand-pit tent sites and even tee-pees - KOOL! This is a VERY nice KOA, owned and maintained with pride. We will go back OFTEN! Also, only 30 minutes from Galena (watch your speed though on Hwy 20-drops from 55 to 35 often!!). We camped at Lena KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Lena is an exceptionally well managed and maintained KOA about 35 miles east of historic Galena on Hiway 20. It is a quiet, flower-landscaped campground with both wooded and grassy areas surrounded by farm fields. The staff is friendly and helpful. The park has the usual KOA facilities (heated pool w/slide, WiFi, shower/restrooms, laundry, camp supply store, camping cabins, pool, playground, game room) all of which were clean and in good shape. Lena also sells LP gas which is another big plus since most RV campgrounds don't any more. Most campsites were typical for a KOA, fairly level, fairly close together, some with shade. Our elec & water hookups worked well. About 20 channels came in on Antenna TV. Quite a number of sites were taken by what appeared to be seasonal campers with wood decks and a lot of golf carts and ATV's. Their Kamping Kabins surround a large outdoor Kamping Kitchen/Gazebo (40 person seating with three sinks with hot and cold water, two stove tops, one small grill and one large group grill: great for groups/reunions). In addition new this year, they also had two of what they call authentic "Sioux" style Teepees to rent for a rustic Native American camping experience. Activities include bingo, sand volleyball, horseshoes, pancake breakfasts, barbecues, ice cream socials, "hey" rides, live music, weekly movies, etc. Besides the usual KOA fun-bikes and pedal carts to rent, they also have a giant inflated jumping pillow. They describe it as crossing a trampoline with a bounce castle. Wristband purchase required to use. Check their website for full details. We camped at Lena KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 37
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Our experience with KOA's has been that they are generally OK for overnight stops but do not offer much more for us. This Park is an exception. It is a wonderful little park, well maintained and managed by a very friendly and helpful staff. The park has of course all the typical KOA facilities (cabins, pool, game room, c-store), none of which we needed for an overnight, but they all seemed to be in good shape and clean. The restrooms and showers were also very nice. The grounds were very well maintained. As is typical the sites were fairly tight, but more than sufficient. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Lena KOA in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Another nice quiet KOA. Well maintained and the owners are truly interested in whether you enjoyed your stay. We camped at Lena KOA in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 889
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 98

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

As indicated by most of the previous reviews: this is a well run, popular KOA with lots of activities for kids and families. We were surprised to find it full the weekend after Labor Day. Turns out that it was customer appreciation weekend so many of the regulars and seasonals were there for a final summer getaway. Actually, it probably was just as well to have a lively park for the last night of our 2+ month trip. The park itself is nice but has what could be problematic for some. There is no cable TV and, since most of the park is heavily treed, only a few sites are satellite or big rig friendly: and those appear to be taken by seasonals. We camped at Lena KOA in a Motorhome.

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