8 Parks near Marshall, Illinois
May 2016 - $32.00
Scenic park in rural setting with lots of trees. The hosts were a hoot, and very helpful. The condition of the park is immaculate. The sites are situated well - the park was full when I was there, and everyone seemed to have a fair degree of privacy. Verizon barely registers from time to time, but with an antenna works ok. There is no wifi and no other carriers here. The road around the park is great for bikeriding. - KAP99
Jun 2015 - $28.00
Nice park. Lots of grass, nice trees, good sites. No FHU but DS convenient. SP has restaurant. Wonderful. - Avanti3106
Aug 2013 - $25.00
This is a pretty campground. We had reservations for the one night we stayed but considering how empty it was we didn't need them. We had a nice pull through site close enough to a water faucet to fill our tank from our site. Lots of nice trees and grass. Our site was long and level. We would stay here again. - PegL
Jul 2012 - $15.00
Very nice County park. Friendly staff, clean, wooded and open sites, plenty of room between sites, quiet. Next to a lake and pet friendly. Would rate it higher, but electric only at sites, some water spigots but only 1 per 4 sites. Nice double sewer dump. A hidden gem. - Jamboee89
Oct 2005 - $15.00
Excellent campground, the sites are very large in some of the sections, if you get back in the C section you can be half way close to the water, we generally stay out in the B section which gives us alot of room for the kids to play. Very quiet, we can't camp here enough. - SharpFamily
May 2005 - $10.00
Very nice county park. Weekly and monthly rates are available. Boat ramp and fishing on the lake and swimming allowed in the coves. Sites are very large with fire rings and picnic tables. Some interior roads are paved. Gate house staffed from early morning to late evening. A small restaurant is nearby with good food. Marshall, IL is not far for additional needs. - stachwe
Jul 2016 - $45.00
The road into the C/G is very dusty. The lady in office was very friendly, then she asked the older gentleman on the mower to take me to our site and all went south from there. He expected me to turn on a dime and he got all upset when I couldn't make the corner because of a fire ring. He sat in his golf cart while I moved the fire ring. After a long hard day I really don't need this treatment. If you can't treat customers better than that it is time to sell out and retire. - sportscoach 1
Jun 2016 - $45.00
We checked in after 2pm for our 2-day stay. The female owner was cheerful and helpful. They're not really dog friendly. More like dog tolerant. The park has lots of trees and shade, and sites were fairly level, so they get a star for that. This was the 105th park we've stayed at in 2 yrs of fulltime RVing and the absolute worst one in terms of customer service.
The old man in the golf cart guided us into our site at a sharp angle instead of parallel to the pedestal. He didn't wait to check that we were okay with it, and quickly drove off. It became obvious after he left that the door to our wet bay would hit the pedestal when we opened it and we were too far from the sewer. The park was still 75% empty and no one else had driven in or out during this time so we decided to go around again to straighten our rig. Well, the old man quickly drove back and went into a ballistic rant about how we shouldn't go around without asking first. Then he drove off in a hissy fit and sent his helper to rant at us some more. As he's ranting, we detached our dolly and unhitched our car and moved the coach back into the site. He yelled at us over the sound of a diesel engine saying "you people" can't do this or that and only they can decide where to put us and we were going to get kicked out if we didn't listen.
We finally got our coach in the right place for the utilities. This was a minor problem that every campground encounters occasionally. Plenty of rigs adjust their position either to get level or to get better placement for utilities. But the ranting of the two men was way over the top and didn't help. We considered leaving but we had plans in Casey and a couple of angry men on power trips weren't going to ruin them.
The owners and employee at Casey KOA need to remember that they're in the HOSPITALITY industry. So ranting at their guest should be a last resort. Also referring to a guest as "you people" could be deemed offensive. Not staying here again. - Flippitti
Jun 2016 - $40.00
Due to a reservation screw up at a park near Springfield, we ended up here for the first time since last millennium. We had a full hookup, pull-through site with 25 channel cable TV and Internet that worked for our needs (e-mail and surfing). The park is heavily treed so I would not bet on getting a satellite TV friendly site. There were only about a dozen other RVs in the park the night we were here. Only 21 of the sites are full hookup with the other 42 being W&E. The sites are about 50/50 between pull-through and back-in. The RV pads are a combination of gravel, dirt, and grass. Site size was OK for us. I would advise calling ahead during the summer season if you want a full hookup site. We got here after some heavy rains and a lot of the park's interior gravel roads were impassable on foot. The owner told me that their ground is mostly clay and does not absorb water well. Although we were there post Memorial Day, was too cool to use the pool. There is are also a playground, a volleyball court, a basketball hoop, mini-golf, horseshoe pits, a rec hall, and a small fishing/boating lake. The main building houses the office, a typical KOA store, small laundry, and the bathroom facilities. All these are older but clean and functional. There are several dog walking areas. They also sell propane, have a dump station, and have a small RV repair shop on the property. Limited breakfast items are served on Saturday and Sunday mornings during the summer. The owners live on site and were friendly and helpful. - Jerry S
Jun 2015 - $20.00
Everything in "damonbeals" review is still accurate. Things that did stand out were the clean restrooms and the historic village which were nice. The turnarounds at the end of each loop were very tight, be aware of this if you have maybe something over 27 ft. The gate does close at 10 PM but the office personnel stops taking in new arrivals at 9 PM. We called as we were going to be maybe 10 minutes after 9 PM and they were super accommodating and told us not to worry.
Many of the fellow travel trailers were mostly showing some age but things were very quiet during the day and at night. We were just passing through so were only here an evening and into the lunch hour.
Yes we would stay here again. - Fizbin
Jun 2014 - $20.00
This park is a hidden gem. It's run by the Vigo County Park department, so it's run like a park and not a campground. It has 53 sites for RVs and almost all of them are on the lake; you can fish from your campsite. All sites are in trees and shade. Many sites would be difficult in a large motor home, but we had no issues. Park does not take credit cards at this time, we had to find a ATM to pay with cash. The park is locked after 10 PM; they close the gate. They do have someone at the gatehouse if you have a emergency or will returning late. The park is quiet and a great place to relax. The only noise issue is the occasional train, which is about 3/4 of a mile away. The park also has a Pioneer Village, with a working mill and many log homes and buildings and a covered bridge. They are only open to the public on the 3rd weekend of the month. Restrooms are newer and modern and clean. We plan on returning in the future. - damonbeals
Jul 2016 - $51.00
KOA parks are always expensive, but this was ridiculous... location and lack of other park options probably contributed to the exorbitant rate. The spaces were close, and we were in a site where the water hookup was on the DOOR side of the RV so I had to run the hose under the RV to hook up. Other utilities were on the proper side. Roads were tight but navigable... tag axle vehicles might have a problem getting to some sites. Cable was adequate but reception was fuzzy on some stations. Location and lack of options probably contributed to the exorbitant rate. - Gator67
Jul 2016 - $49.00
Quick and efficient check in by friendly and helpful staff. Escorted to site by staff. Getting to the park is a little inconvenient due to construction but call the KOA office and they will give you instructions. - jc2
May 2016 - $44.00
Before I start the review please note: There is a major road construction in progress in the area. DO NOT FOLLOW OR RELY ON YOUR GPS!
What follows are the correct directions to the park as of Sunday, May 14, 2016: From EB or WB I-70 take exit 11 which is State Rt 46. Go SOUTH on SR 46 for 1.1-miles (as measured with my odometer). Turn left. This is Tucker Road although it is NOT marked as such. You will see orange road construction signs that have KOA and directional arrows on them. Tucker Road looks like a frontage road to SR 46. You will now be going back north on Tucker. After about 1/2 mile you'll come to a stop sign. This is Moyer Road. You should see another small sign pointing straight ahead to the KOA. Keep going straight on Tucker. After another 1/2 mile you'll enter a curve to the right and see an Indiana DOT facility on your right. Keep going straight..no turns. When you pass the DOT yard you're now on Sony Drive (again, no street signs). The KOA is at the end of Sony Drive. Remember, no turns....keep going straight.
If you make a reservation the KOA staff will email directions to you. As I noted the directions I provided are accurate as of 5/15/16 and it didn't look to me like the project was moving forward with any kind of speed. KOA staff mentioned that the entire project was due to be complete 4-YEARS AGO!
As for the park itself...very nice. Mostly shaded (satellite users will have difficulty getting a signal. We were in site 2 and were able to lock onto 2 of 3 satellites. Level gravel pads with grass "patios". Interior roads are easily navigable in big rigs (we have 40' MH plus Jeep SUV...60' overall). Park is clean and laid out nicely. We checked in with Robin who was extremely helpful. Park has a small café with usual fare AND 24-flavors of soft serve ice cream. All sites are 30/50-amp, good water pressure and cable TV at most sites. Small dog run. We would stay here again. - rk911
Jun 2015 - $25.00
This is an unrestricted county park so the trailers/vehicles were a lot older and vintage, lets say. The turnarounds at the end of each loop were pretty tight and we are in a 21' TT. We just stopped there the night so could not delve into the amenities but the staff was nice. - Fizbin
Jul 2014 - $20.00
This is a county park with a lot of beautiful trees. Unfortunately the paved roads are very narrow with sharp turns. We drive a 34 foot motorhome and pull a car behind us. While trying to find a spot we had to unhook our car from the tow dolly to navigate a turn. When we called to make a reservation we asked if they had full hookup (water, electric and sewer). When we got there we were told no sewer, just a dump site. We decided to deal with it. We ended up not staying as the electric and water hook ups were about 100 feet apart and we could hook up to one but not the other. For us it was a very poor layout. - esta34950
Sep 2012 - $49.00
We stayed three nights. Very small spaces, had to go out and move my truck for they could come in with a motor home. Really not a place to park tow truck. Lots are really close together a picnic table can fit in between. Could never get cable to work. WIFI worked for me but not wife's computer. Couldn't put dish up a lot of trees, trees not bad really. The people where nice that checked us, when they finally got to the desk, we arrived at three pm. It took for ever to get checked in. If I was to stay another three nights I'D find another place, I would stay one night if I had to. 1st KOA I stayed in and they do want to nickel and dime you. My guests drove in, picked us up and the owner didn't say any thing, but the owner didn't see it, either. - JustDon
Aug 2014 - $20.00
Nice State Park. Just stayed one night while traveling my sales territory. Spacious, level and clean sites. Self check-in after 4:00 PM. Only negative was little to no cell phone service! - 09fz6r
Sep 2012 - $20.00
Loved this park! Gravel site with elect, but very spacious and level. Two loops, one with 50 amp service and large sites. Plenty of privacy, with trees and brush between sites, fire rings and tables for handicap. Facilities were used, but very clean. Strangest showers I've seen. Hold the handle up for water. The longer you hold it the hotter it gets. Let go of it and the water stops. But it worked. Will be back. - garmp
Aug 2009 - $20.00
This campground has two loops. The front loop is 50 amp and has a handfull of reservable sites: most are level and secluded. The back loop is mostly 30amp. All sites are electric only. During the week this park is so quiet that the owls will wake you during the night. Best sites for bigger rigs are on the front loop on the opposite side from the reservable sites. Entry roads are paved but narrow. Dump station and showers are clean and well maintained. The sites are gravel with picnic table, light stand, and fire ring. Like most Illinois State Parks: there are no alcholic drinks permitted. Cell phone reception is very limited: without a booster we had no signal, with a cell signal booster we got three bars. - fimk
Jun 2016 - $1.00
Rate reflects TT membership. Good interior roads easy to navigate with our class 8 truck and 39' 5th wheel. Place full of annuals so best sites are taken and not many for transit campers. Would like to see a change in that all over the Thousand Trails system. Nice and quiet so makes for a relaxing stay. - DBLR
Oct 2015 - $1.00
Most sites occupied by annual/seasonal members. Only 3 sites available for us, but fortunately 1 was a long & level grass/dirt back-in, accessible for our coach with dolly. (Site B-10) Staff and other campers were very friendly and helpful. Invited us to all activities including large end-of-season group dinner. Lots of activities and amenities although many understandably were closed so near to the end of the season. Be careful on directions if coming in from the south (Terre Haute area). Have to take some rural farm roads and you start to wonder if you're lost. Directions in & out from/to the north are much easier. Young man at office was very helpful with directions. Rate reflects Thousand Trails membership. We would return to this park. - dndrv
Sep 2015 - $1.00
Electric, water, cleanliness were all good. Earlier comments are still valid. However, our VZN phones worked okay here. Had difficulty with Direct TV Sat signal at our site.
Many sites were taken by annual users. Was told that this park was busier this year than it has been in the past.
One innovation was the use of "speed divots" in the roadways to help enforce the 5 mph speed limit. They appear to work. - GerMarV