7.4 Good
     
Metropolis, Illinois

Fort Massac State Park

Metropolis, Illinois



Metropolis, Illinois
Phone: (618) 524-4712

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $20 6/2016

Latitude: 37.146771611492
Longitude: -88.710265159607

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • 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 no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

20 Reviews

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very enjoyable stay. Came for the Superman Celebration in Metropolis. Be aware that if you have a 50 amp unit, you need to request a 50 amp site. There were 2-30 amp sites that had been tampered with. Don't screw it up for someone else. Can create an electrical hazard. Campground host is very nice. Water not available at sites. Fill up before parking your rig, unless you have a long hose. Restrooms/showers have been updated in the last few years. Sites are fairly level. We'll definitely return when in the area. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site number 18
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, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Big John grocery within 1 mile; Superman Celebration (mid June); Superman museum and statue; casino; Fort Massac in park. Paducah, KY is about 7 miles South.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Only stayed here one night en route. It was very spacious. Saw a lot of deer. Camp host was friendly. It was a pretty park. Would stay here again. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     

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Review Count: 149
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 33

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Regular rate is $20/nite, holidays are $30/nite for 50 amp electric only at the site. If you make a reservation through the website for a holiday, they will require a 3 night stay but you can just drive in and have a shorter stay. It was not full for the July 4th weekend. The campground is basically 2 large grassy, paved, loops with plenty of space between each site. The sites are large and gravel. There are lots of big well-trimmed trees so your line of sight extends throughout the campground. It was beautiful and quiet here. Bathrooms were cleaned daily, but in need of an upgrade. Camp hosts were helpful and pleasant. There was substantial flooding in the park from the Ohio River, but it did not affect the campground or the roadways in/out. The Fort is closed due to the 2011 flooding issue. We loved it here. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
Tips for other Campers:

Drive into Metropolis and see the huge Superman statute (free) and visit the Superman museum ($5). The full service Big John's grocery store next to the park had everything we needed to restock.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground was mowed and well kept. Site was well shaded. Didn't have to use our awning. Water heater at rest rooms was not working. We had a problem with our slideout and the host advised us of area businesses that were able to help. Camped here for the Superman celebration. Will stay here again. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 18
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Superman celebration held 2nd weekend in June.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites were large and level gravel pads. The road within the park was blacktop and easy to maneuver. Back-in parking was easy and was large enough to hold our 39' motorhome and towed vehicle. Most sites appeared to be 30 amp service with just a few 50 amp at the same price. Verizon telephone reception was good. We stopped at the host's site and paid for our site. He told us to pick out any site that did not have a reserved sign (which was most of them). It had rained heavily recently so there were a few pools of water close to the pad but not on the pad.

A nice surprise for us was a concrete bike path that started in the park and went for several miles on an old railroad bed.

We stayed for 1 night and it worked well for that but I doubt if we would spend more than a couple of nights in the park if we were to pass through again. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 112
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: May, 2014 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely park with lots of trees and grass. It is very spacious and quiet. Only hookup is electric. Water is available as is a dump station. We found a large site with 50 amps that was fairly level and had a southern sky exposure for our satellite antenna. Camp host friendly and helpful. Location along the Ohio is a plus. We enjoyed our stay here. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Restrooms currently have a new water heater, which they did not have 2 years ago. If you are going to use the showers, take a lawn chair with you to put your clothes on, as there are no benches or hooks in the shower area. Due to a flood at the campground, new power pedestals have been installed at some camp sites. The campground hosts are also new, very friendly and are out and about more often than the previous host. We were here for the Superman celebration in Metropolis and enjoyed our stay. No problems with the campground. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 28
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: February, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

February is the off season for this campground. We were the only campers in the entire campground. Sites were level and good sized but all were out in the open with little privacy. Site was a back-in, and we were able to keep the pick-up hooked up for the night. We used this as a stopover on our way south for the winter. The visitors center was open so we spent some time in there. We also visited the fort which was interesting. There was no charge for touring the fort. Also no entrance fee for the state park, so the price for camping was reasonable. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 12
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

I am so amazed at what people consider good parks around here. When I see the other reviews I have to shake my head. Typical of Illinois State Parks is no water at sites but electric is available. No privacy here, no shade trees, people driving through till late hours who are NOT campers. Ant problem with sort of lax hosts at our site. They charge an extra $5 to use dump station. Camp road next to some sites where kids drive through and make lots of noise. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

My wife and I, daughter and two grandson stayed and enjoyed this area. There were plenty of shade trees. Whole park was mowed. We had no problems with the electrical hookup as previously reported. We have stayed at Fort Massac several times in the past but not recently. All stays here were very enjoyable. The one thing that the park could use, is an update to the bath and shower rooms. They were clean but getting old. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is the first time my wife and I have stayed here. The sites were mowed and the trails were maintained. The showers and restrooms did not have hot water available while we were here. Carried a roll of our TP with us to the restroom (was not always stocked). The campground host had a full time job in Metropolis, so he was only available in the late afternoon and evening. Campground had wood for sale, but it was lying on the ground, rotten and being sold by the piece (a "leave your money in the box" arrangement). I would recommend buying your campfire wood in Metropolis. Most stores sell it. Overall: we were very disappointed in this park. Not sure if we will return. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The State of Illinois should be ashamed for letting this park get in the shape it is. The grass was 10" high, the doors in the bathroom will not close and no TP to be had. Was told when we complained about the condition of the park that they only have one employ to take care of everything in the park. Said the State was broke. Will stay in Paducah the next time. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 60
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Well shaded big level sites. Friendly helpfully people. They have a reenactment at the Fort every Oct. We arrived the night the reenactment was breaking up making it hard to get in the campground. If you can avoid the reenactment weekend or arrive well before the reenactment, this is a nice park. We rated this way because there are only 5 50amp sites. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 43
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Where do I begin? No reservations allowed. Only 5 sites with 50 amp. No electrical hookups would work on 30 amp using the 50-30 adaptor. The less than helpful "park host" said it was a problem with OUR rig!!! NOT. The park trash cans were full to overflowing. The grass was not mowed. The "park host" told my husband that the sites had GFI plugs and that they had lots of problems with breakers tripping. So beware if you have pets in your RV and leave them for any length of time in the summer heat. Will NOT attempt to stay here again. We saw two other motorhomes leaving the park on Saturday. They came to the (another) park where we stayed, and stated they had the same problems. These were brand new rigs. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Motorhome.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Not a place I want to camp in again. Had to change sites 2 times because of problems with electric. Bathhouse was not clean. Camp host unfriendly and unwelcoming. The only redeeming feature was the Fort was within walking distance. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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