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Rock Cut State Park

Loves Park, Illinois


7318 Harlem Rd
Loves Park, Illinois 61111
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Sites: 236
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 42.36653
Longitude: -88.97939

Elevation: 891' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ 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
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • 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 ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • 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 yes

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35 Reviews

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

This is a nice state park close to the Illinois/Wisconsin border with easy access from I-90. The camping loop that we stayed in was pretty open, with a lot of spaces really close together (great for groups). The other loops we walked through, Staghorn and White Oak seemed to have some sites with a lot more seclusion if that is what you are looking for in a campsite. The park is a nice size with plenty of forested hiking and biking trails. There is also a lake in the center of the park with boat ramps. Lots of kayakers and fishers here so I would guess the fishing is decent, but I didn't get a chance during my stay. The park is close to I-90 so at night when it quiets down there is some traffic noise if the wind is right, but at the campground it was not bad at all. Also a bit of light pollution in the area from nearby Rockford and Loves Park, but still some nice stargazing is possible. The bathrooms were cleaned daily. The camping loops also offer a shower house which was in good shape. Spread out around the campground are also the standard Illinois State Park pit restrooms, not the greatest but there when you need them. We camped at Rock Cut State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Plum Grove 118
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Anderson Japanese Gardens could make a nice stop. It is also close to the Rockford Speedway.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $26.00
Overall Rating:

Great campground. Nice size sites. We camped at Rock Cut State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
432-White Oak
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 27

Date of Stay: February, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Snow camping at it's finest. - only electric available. We needed an overnight stop on the way to warmer weather. There had been recent snowstorm in the area so called ahead to make sure they would be open for camping. They confirmed they would be open and were in the process of plowing the roads. They explained the process for self-check in, that only one section would be open and that the entrance is off 173 (note that google maps is wrong). This is a huge park and the camping is quite a drive into the interior of the park. While the interior roads were plowed very well, the campsites were not. Other than a few folks walking their dogs, we were the ONLY people in this state park. Only 2 sites appeared to have been previously plowed. We were able to unhook our toad, shovel out the electric post and back into one site through 5" of snow. Oh well, nothing like making memories! We camped at Rock Cut State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Park entrance for campers is off 173, do not follow google map directions.

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

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $27.00
Overall Rating:

Overall nice campground. Great site aside from neighbor who set up his tent on our site. It was close to showers and bathrooms which was great for our kids. There was a dumpster near by that we were worried about, but it went unnoticed. There was good separation (bushes and trees) between next site except at the very end, the tent next door went up less than 8 feet from our fire ring. We were just staying the night passing through, but would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Rock Cut State Park in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
331
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 34
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

A bargain at $25 including admission (all inclusive) with electric at site and convenient 2 lane dump station on the way out. Checkin was fast, I registered at reserveamerica ahead of time to speed up the process. This is a large park with paved bike trails, a lake, lots of different camping loops, and picnic areas. Only a few miles from Target and other stores. Raceway noise was not a big deal although one should be aware of the possibility of it occuring. Very convenient location. Friendly agent at front office. We shall return. We camped at Rock Cut State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
100
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

The paved bike trail was very good. Woodsy and plenty of distance to get some badly needed exercise.

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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

The nicest and largest Illinois state park in Northern IL! It has a great lake and tons of hiking trails! We camped at Rock Cut State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Old sect last loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Boating, fishing, hiking, biking and playground

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Nice, large park. Our loop was really small and in my opinion the best because it was small. Good space between sites. Electric only. Nice staff. We camped at Rock Cut State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Dirt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Speedway is nearby, go see a race! It was fun, but when we got back to the park found out it closes at 10:00. We had to park and walk in the dark back to our site. First state park we've been to that does that. Our fault, there is a sign that says so, we just didnt see it. No problem, we had a flashlight.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

We've been full-timing for 3 months and this was the worst park we've been at. The person at the front desk was friendly, but kept confusing credit cards, site numbers, etc. We were in the "100" numbered campground section which I would avoid at all costs. All the other sections had level sites. We "tried out" 4 sites before finding one we could make work because they were all so sloped. We watched other people come in and get super frustrated with their site. Some people left and came back with wood to raise their trailer or RV. The bathrooms had a flimsy shower in the center of the restrooms. The men's restroom had a sharp metal rusty bar down the center and was dirty. If you stay in the 200-500 section campground area you'll have level sites and cleaner bathrooms. Avoid the 100 area! We camped at Rock Cut State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
125
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is the first time we have camped here in a few years. The sites are pretty typical for Illinois state parks - not as large or private as we would like, but are manageable. Looking forward to staying here again when we visit with our son. We camped at Rock Cut State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
White Oak
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

A lot of the sites are not real level - bring your leveling blocks. Lots of nearby shopping.

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

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Very friendly service, there is seasonal campsite supervisors here and they are filled with knowledge of the area. 100's of miles of trails, boat rentals, a concession stand that has burgers and tons of Great food. Plenty of fishing spots and quite possibly the best scenery within 500 miles. We camped at Rock Cut State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

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

Very close to shopping for any needs forgotten at home.

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Review Count: 51
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: September, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Not too bad for a state facility in a state that suffers from deep budget cuts. Sites fairly spacious, good dump station, and interior roads. It's the exterior roads that make just getting into the park a real hassle. The roads by both entrances are completely torn up and under construction, and, unless you come from the Tollway, extremely bumpy and rough. We camped at Rock Cut State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park, very private sites. It felt like we were alone in the park. Very clean, including the bathrooms. A special place close to Chicago. Stayed only one night. Would come back. We camped at Rock Cut State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 82
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Rate reflects senior discount (50%). A very nice state park with good roads. The area is hilly, so most sites will drop off from front to back or visa versa. This can be problematic for a motorhome where the rear tires must remain on the ground to hold the coach in place. I had to run the tires up on about 8” of boards to hold traction. Contacting the park for information on a site for a motorhome is recommended. The large trees eliminate satellite in most areas but local air signal has all the major channels. Verizon showed 4 or 5 bars. Sites are mixed use with tents beside RVs. Sites are 50-amp. A good dump station is near registration. We were there in July and there was heavy use of the park. There is a reduced rate for seniors and the on-line registration is good; there is a $5 registration fee. Likely we would stay there again. Rating lowered only because of the unlevel sites and issue getting information. We camped at Rock Cut State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $23.00
Overall Rating:

The roads into this campground are paved, with gravel sites. Our site 126, was not very level. When trying to level our motorhome using even trying our leveling blocks, the front wheels ended up off the ground and we still were unable to level the unit. We walked around and noticed that many of the sites are not level. There are handicapped sites that are paved which do appear to be level. The shower house was on the cool, but did stay on for about 30 seconds at a time. The state park is beautiful and there is tons to do. There is fishing, swimming, biking, hiking, and wildlife viewing. While in the campground, we saw three turkeys, several rabbits, and a raccoon. We would probably camp here again, but would definitely seek out a more level site. We camped at Rock Cut State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 44
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

Still one of our favorites! We got in late, but were able to get parked and connected easily. Love the loops, as it feels like a much smaller park. Great overnight spot (as this was for this trip) right off the tollway, and even though no pull-throughs. Used their new dump stations on the way out--excellent! They are wide, level, easy in and easy out. We camped at Rock Cut State Park in a Motorhome.

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