7.3 Good
     
Metropolis, Illinois

Fort Massac State Park

Metropolis, Illinois


1308 E 5th St
Metropolis, Illinois 62960
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 50
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 37.146771611492
Longitude: -88.710265159607

Elevation: 343' (approximate)
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi no
  • 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
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • 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 no
  • 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 yes
  • 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

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25 Reviews

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Review Count: 50
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Have been coming here for over 20 years and it is a nice park but if the state would spend some money to put in a new bathroom or at least update the one that has not changed for all the years we have been coming here it would get a higher rating. At least this time the lock on the men's restroom was fixed. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

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

Stayed at Fort Massac SP on our way to Nashville from St. Louis. We arrived well after dark around 11PM on a Friday. Missed the turn into the campground because the sign was far off to the left outside of your headlight view in the dark. The site #'s themselves are also very hard to see, and also because the reservation card put up by the host completely covers the # on the post! My co-pilot had to get out with a flashlight and direct me to the site. Once there, it was plenty nice. Level site, clean, quiet. The next morning the host checked in on us to make sure we were who we said we are, and he was very helpful with info about coming back the following Monday for the eclipse. We bugged out early on Sat so never got to explore the park at all, but it seems really neat and we hope to go back soon and experience it all. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

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

Going into town to see the Superman statue is mandatory.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is another beautiful Illinois state park. We got in past dark and had to leave early the next day so didn't get to explore but wouldn't hesitate to stop there again. No water or sewer at sites so we used the bath house. The water in the ladies' side never got past lukewarm, and you had to keep hitting the water button to keep it running. If you're used to taking a Navy shower, that's ok, I guess. But that's my only complaint. We would like to visit again when we have more time. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
17
Site Surface
Dirt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

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

Just outside the park, within walking distance, there is a Sonic, if you're craving fast food.

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Review Count: 73
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 15

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

Fort Massac was Illinois' first state park (1908). Located on the Ohio River, less than a mile from downtown Metropolis, it's a lovely setting of mature trees and rolling grass. The campground has two loops for RVs and a dedicated tent camping area. RV sites are very spacious, with level gravel pads and shade throughout. The fort and visitor center is a short walk from the campground. We didn't see a check-in station but our site was already marked with our reservation card, and a campground host is on the property. We used Fort Massac as an overnight stop to tour Paducah, and had a lovely afternoon walking around the park and nearby Metropolis. We'll mark this campground as a favorite! We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Loop 2 Site 29
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
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 35
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 8

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

I stayed here for three nights. It is a handy campground off the Ohio River in Metropolis, Illinois. They only have 50 and 30 amp electrical service. Water is obtained at several water faucets sprinkled in the campground. The sites are large and each has a table and fire ring. There's a playground for kids. No campsite sewers but they do have a dump station. We camped at Fort Massac State Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
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
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Super Museum, Superman statue and Noel Neill statue.

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

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: 2

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: 167
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 45

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: 3

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: 30
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 10

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: 146
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 17

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: 3

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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