14 Parks near Millbrook, Illinois
Jul 2016 - $36.00
What a find! We wouldn't have considered camping at an casino but all the state parks were full. we're glad we stayed! Nice clean restrooms with fabric shower curtains. Level sites, picnic tables, mostly treed sites. Water and sewer at each site. Nice water park within walking distance if you sneak through some trees. Simply walk to the hotel for a free breakfast with fruit, oatmeal, eggs, bacon, etc. Fun bonus! Staff at hotel were polite but gave us little information about the nearby bike trail, how to get to Joliet and other basic questions we asked. But everything else was wonderful. - Silvana CLark
Jun 2016 - $40.00
The cost has gone up $10 per night since our last stay. This is another casino RV park (Not Campground) that no longer staffs the RV park office forcing the RVers to go to the hotel to check in. Most sites are back in but there are about 15 pull through sites. The are water and electric hook ups and a dump station behind the casino hotel. There is no cable TV but many sites (all the pull through and some of the back in) are satellite friendly. The 2 stall bathrooms are inadequate for a park with no sewer and were dirty during our stay. This is probably because of there being no RV park staff. The internet was unreliable. There are no recreational amenities in the park. - Jerry S
May 2016 - $45.00
This place is way over priced. They have both pull-through and back-in sites. It was a lake when we stayed in early May. We had water over our shoes around the coach for two days. Park appeared rather shabby. We have a 40-foot rig. - illini777
Jul 2016 - $20.00
The shower house was clean but needed better ventilation, it stank.
The roads are asphalt in good shape. The sites are gravel. The views are good for campers, but none for tents. One host is quiet and friendly, the other nit picky. There's an ice cream shop in the park at the ball field.
30 amp at camper sites. Shared water that needs flushing each use, lots of rust in line.
No OTA TV, satellite iffy.
Several tree need trimmed on the roads and sites. - Hhtjr
May 2014 - $17.00
We love this campground for two reasons. Close to home so that I can commute to work and the river sites with their view of the river and barges. Nothing can beat the sun coming up over the river with a barge in site. The river sites are in the Great Falls area sites 1-20. We give the park a review of 8 because of the quality of water (we bring our water from home) and the fact that only 20 of the sites are on the river. If I was coming to the area to visit Starved Rock State Park, I would choose this campground and use it as my home base. There are a number of restaurants in the town of Marseilles a short drive away. - smitty12
May 2013 - $20.00
We spent a lot of our early camping days at this park and have always loved it. Watching the barges and activity on the river is always fun. The sites are big with plenty of room between sites, and there are plenty of huge old trees to provide shade. Also, relatively easy off/on to I80 even though its a mile or two away from the interstate. Now the bad news. The park seemed to be much more run down than we remembered. The bathrooms/showers were awful - dirty and smelled like egg water. When I checked the showers, the egg water smell got worse, so I'm sure the smell comes from the water dripping from the showers. Showers also on a push button system. I pushed the button and - I timed it - 9 seconds later the water went off! Can you imagine taking a shower where every 9 seconds you have to push a button? The 30 amp power was also geeky. Twice our power went out for no apparent reason. Came right back on, but still. We now have a 45' motorhome and we encountered a few low hanging branches - nothing major though - and some turns were tighter than we normally like, but we were able to get in and out of our site and the campground with only a little bit of extra maneuvering. I sure hope Illinois comes up with some money to update this campground because despite the negatives, we still like this place! - hddebbie
Oct 2014 - $35.00
We had called this park twice before arriving, and had not received a call back. We went anyway. Roads throughout the park were bumpy, muddy, full of potholes. There were many permanent residents in broken down, trash strewn places that should have been bulldozed. Crowded, non-level, barely paved sites obscured by fallen leaves. I saw a Pitbull, off leash, and mentioned it to the owner. I saw things happening that led me to believe that "anything goes" and if there are any rules in place, they are certainly not enforced. We drove through the park a couple of times, with the owner and another fellow. I feared for the safety of our rig and our small dog. Luckily we found another place to stay and left. - mrsweeble
Jun 2011 - $35.00
It is open year round. There are lots of permanet residents there. The dogs run free but are friendly. The trees infested with carpenter ants. There is only wifi by the office with no shade. We were there over the 4th and firecrackers were going off until about 3 a.m. - hap
Jul 2010 - $35.00
This was our first time camping with our new camper. We did stay over a holiday weekend. The camp site itself was very nice, private and quiet. We did see the pool, but did not use it. The overall campground itself was ok. There were permanents all through out the campground, some were nice and others needed to be taken away. People were friendly and we as a family will stay at this campground again. - fairfield5
Apr 2014 - $35.00
We stayed over the easter period with our 3 young kids. We all had an awesome time. Great activities for kids, fantastic putt, putt and playground. The owners and staff are incredibly hard-working, friendly and polite. Happy to help with any requests. We will stay again if ever in the area. - RRIJB
Aug 2013 - $59.00
Previous reviews are still spot on. This is a good park for families with kids under 12. Almost all activities are aimed at young kids and there's plenty for them to do. However, the park is expensive as they have to pay a larger staff, plus you pay extra for pets and extra cars, both of which irritate me. Arcade games, pool tables, lunch with Yogi, and some crafts are pay for use too. The park is staffed by local youth who do a good job running all the activities. I only saw one older adult behind the registration desk. Bathrooms needed cleaning. Sites are mostly back-ins among the trees with no satellite reception and no cable TV. Ours had a broken sewer connection and some had no sewer caps. Several sites are big rig compatible, but some trees need trimming and brush the top of tall rigs. The camp generally needed refreshing. If you don't have kids and are just looking for a quiet campsite, I rate this camp a 3 as it's way too expensive if you aren't using the activities. Wristband system is annoying as they fall off in the pool. We'd only stay here again if our young grandkids were with us. - Danno
Sep 2012 - $59.00
Lots of amenities - like games & pool and all that stuff. No cable, about 5 channels over the air. Sloooooow internet with limited bandwidth and all this for $59. What a deal. My own bad, we got lost with the help of our GPS and picked a park off the screen because we were tired. Must do better homework next time. This may be a good destination for some, but for the tired traveller? No way. - Tiny Beast
Jul 2015 - $35.00
We pulled into this campground if you can call it that, and paid for a two night stay. While my husband was inside paying I just got a bad feeling about this place. It felt like a place you would see in a horror movie. The road into it was narrow and full of holes, a man in a raggedy golf cart led us to an area and told us to "pick a site". We got out if the RV and looked for a site with sewer hook ups. Could not find one with water electric and sewer. The sites were just grassy and muddy. Nothing about this place said "camp here, feel safe". We began to wonder if we were in a junkyard or campground. We decided that neither of us had a good feeling, so we drove back to the office aka shack and got our money back. My husband said it was no problem and they probably had it happen before. My cousin said the place was known for drug raids and murders!!! Stay away from this place unless you like living or staying in an area where your life is in danger. Hideaway should be condemned and buried!!! - CaptainKarl
Jul 2015 - $35.00
This place is dirty, looks like a junkyard with abandoned trailers sitting all over the place. The "pond" they say is chlorinated was dirty, fish couldn't live in it, the play ground by the pond was dirty with garbage all over the place. If the city or county ever tested the pond water I am sure that they would shut this place down. We will never stay there again, even if it was free. - Sjmak
May 2015 - $35.00
First off - you should know that 1 star is as low as this site will allow one to rate an establishment. Secondly, 2000 characters is the max and that's not nearly enough for an accurate picture of this landfill. It is not safe here. It is not sanitary, or even clean. A schizophrenic (not hyperbole) owns the place and has a captive workforce of otherwise homeless ex-cons allowed to live in the trailer graveyard that rings the "park". Over half of the trailers here are no longer mobile. The roads are often impassible by all but a serious 4wd. Do not bring a heavy RV here, nor a trailer of any kind, unless you have an offroad capable truck, and a strong one. In fact, if you value your property and your safety, do not come here at all. Finally, this place is adjacent to an outdoor gun range. Weekends are nonstop gunfire, so you don't know whether it's coming from inside the "park" until the Kendall County Sheriff's Dept. arrives, which is often enough that I know them by name. In short, this place is for those with no choice. It's the only park within an hour of the city that stays open through the winter. Still, if you can conceive of any other option - go with that. I guarantee none of this will seem like a joke when you cross the railroad tracks into Hide-A-Way Lakes. - Marc and Tinker
Jun 2016 - $36.00
This is an amazing campground for a single night of for a long-term stay. Although we did not take advantage of them, there were activities galore. The owners/staff was excellent. We were in site 144 and had an unobstructed view of the lake. The campground needs improved signage to lead people in of either I-80 or I-55. Once on Frontage Road it's a piece of cake to get to the campground but finding Frontage is a bit winding route. The internal roads are wide but can be a bit dusty. Surprisingly, we were amazed that everyone seemed to obey the 10 MPH speed limit. Our one complaint was that when we arrived at our campsite, it was littered with cigarette butts! Campers should be advise to clean up after themselves and sites inspected after campers leave. We would go back here in a heartbeat, however! Well worth the value. - dandd
Jun 2016 - $36.00
It is easy to get in/out of this park. Roads are dirt and very dusty. Must be a Good Sam member to stay here. You park on a concrete pad but stone leading to it. Small concrete patio with picnic table. Utilities worked fine. WiFi worked well for us but there were not many people around. Verizon signal good. Our site was just big enough for our 40 ft fifth wheel. Clear line for satellite at our site. Gated park and you are issued a key card when checking in. Nice beach on a separate little pond from the lake. Saw quite a few people fishing in the lake. We would stay here again. - cwier
Oct 2015 - $35.00
Let me preface this review by saying that we got here on a cold, windy, raining afternoon and I did not get a chance to walk around this large park until it was almost dark. So, my comments are not all going to be backed by a clear visual inspection of the facilities and amenities. Like the other fellow who reviewed this park in October, our stay was during the off season when the park was fairly empty and many things were no longer in service. We had a long, fairly level, gravel, FHU site. Most sites are FHU, but there are about 50 with just W&E on the north and south sides of the park. We had to pull all the way forward in the site to get satellite service but that made the sewer unreachable. Once we are ready to leave in the morning, we will just back up and dump then Most sites are back-ins and apparently seasonal/extended stay sites. There is no cable TV, but there are about 10 over the air channels. We had no problems with their 802.11 network. As others have noted, there are a ton of recreational facilities: a very large pool, a fishing lake with piers and boat dock, a swimming pond with a beach, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, a large recreation center, playgrounds, a large pavilion, and a mini-golf course. I cannot vouch for the condition of these facilities because of how dark it was when I finally saw them. I had no issues with the man (owner?) at check-in. We had no issues with too many rules (No long list was mentioned when we checked in - what problems are 2 oldies going to cause in the off season?) or dusting roads (It was raining!). This park may deserve a higher rating, but I couldn't see the park well enough or experience the park when it is going full tilt. I do agree with the prior reviewer that staying here would be a completely different experience/park in the summer. I saw no sign of recycling in the park. Once again, we did not "camp here. We stayed here in a RV site. - Jerry S
Jul 2016 - $60.00
We needed to be in this location and this was the only campground in the area. Driving in, I was impressed with the clean pool, lots of flowers and freshly painted fence. I was shocked at paying $60.00! Staff was friendly but that doesn't justify such a high cost. No cable or internet unless you sat on their porch with a computer. Bathrooms were average. The dump station was situated so your RV is tilted in such a way that your tanks can't drain. How can a campground charge so much for just a bit of space? - Silvana CLark
Jun 2009 - $30.00
Camped here twice so far, they have 9 short term sites. Family friendly and dogs are welcomed. All 9 sites are back in and are tight. Nice pool and Camp store. Not a lot to do at the camp grounds itself. - Mojo 035
Jul 2007 - $28.00
Fairly priced with good people, and affordable amenities. It was a clean park, and we were very satisfied, so would go back again. - jjfamily
Oct 2015 - $38.00
Park was generally clean but the "comfort station" was old and in need of updating. Showers were hot but cost $.25 for 7 1/2 minutes. More than enough time for a shower. Sunday night other campers were loud late but ceased around midnight. Last part of the season, so no big deal. We would stay here again. - Camping Hoosier
Aug 2015 - $46.00
This is a nice campground. The owners have a lot of attention to detail and quickly responded to, and solved, a sewer drain problem (was clogged by previous campers). My "8" rating is based on a few minor criticisms, some of which are out of the campground's control.
Getting into the lot was very difficult, requiring a lot of back and forth movement, due to the tight spacing of the lots. Fortunately, the owner recognizes that and personally aids the campers in backing into the spaces. However, prior to departure, I asked the neighbors to move their vehicles so we could leave without disturbing them early in the morning.
Use of the lake/pond is included in the camping fees, but the water visibility was probably no more than 6 inches. The owner claimed the water tests all come back excellent and that the visibility is likely due to sediment as it is supposedly clear in the mornings. The lake/pond was very busy when we were there, so the sediment may have been the issue, but it was the worst I have ever seen in a lake/pond.
Use of the pool (which was very clean), costs $1 per person per day. I suspect they charge that in order to limit the number of persons using the pool as it is not very big and, after looking at the lake, many people may prefer the pool. Since the rate on the campsite was reasonable, the extra charge for the pool wasn't necessarily that bad, but I hate feeling like I am "nickle and dimed" when I go to a campground, so that fee was a bit of a turnoff for me. I would prefer they raise their rate slightly and have the pool use included.
The Miniature Golf was fun, but it also requires an extra fee. As above, I would prefer to not have to pay extra for the amenities, but I suppose if someone were only going to camp overnight and not use them, then that allows them to stay less expensively.
I would consider staying here again if I were in the area. I commend the owners for their hard work and attention to guest safety and comfort. - JB in Indy
Jul 2014 - $50.00
Beach was nice. Outside of that everything had issues, like not enough bathrooms; after 10am most were backed up. Our son had to drive 10 minutes away to a gas station to use their facilities. We were charged to use our air conditioner, but our site only had a 20 amp connection. Even with an adapter we did not have the current to run the AC, but we were charged. Site was very difficult to access; owner admitted he never put a pop-up on the site. The site was for primitive camping, but again overcharged. Plus, issues like charges to use showers, pool made this park very costly. We also rented two cabins and the owner made refunding security deposit very difficult stating "well, the fire pits were dirty". The cabins were infested with spiders, making most of our group refusing to use the cabins. We will never return. - Bob & laurel
Jun 2016 - $20.00
Have been coming here for years when the kids were small, before full-timing. This park is a top camping draw for families from The City and fills almost every Summer weekend, during the week not even a tenth filled.
This park features a big fishing and paddle sports lake, no motors over 10hp. Buy a license! DNR Police are active here.
The day-use and camping sections are separate and distinct. There is a restaurant at the day-use side and a great camp store with fishing and camping supplies as well as food and ice cream treats on the camping side.
There are boat rentals at each location.
There are 150 camp sites, FCFS and ReserveAmerica. They are all back-in, electric only, level is debatable. The park works hard to keep the woods at bay and is constantly pushing it back, but the sites are still very woodsy, many are in twilight all day. The State Park has a booster club and many supporters. See this web site, not Illinois DNR, for lots of info about the lake and park, as well as pictures of the camping sites and lots of fish pics:
This is a camping park mostly tent camping, pop-ups, and travel trailers. Motorized RV are probably truck campers and small rv's. Check the photos in the above noted web site. Large Class A's and 5th wheels would have a chore getting in. There is a fire ring and picnic table at every site and there is plenty of grass around before giving way to the woods.
There are good hiking trails, including a formidable one around the lake.
Families and children play all day and never stop exploring the woods. This is not a quiet place...it is not supposed to be.
Besides the usual outhouses there is a single shower and bathroom building which, though cleaned daily, is severely taxed when the park is full. It is rather Spartan, at best.
Four host couples, scattered about the park keep things running smoothly without spoiling the fun. - Jack B
Jul 2015 - $15.00
Lived in the area before full-timing and know this park well. 150 sites: 60 FCFS, 90 Reserve America. It is a park all about a big lake for fishing, kayaks,canoes, and sail boards. No motors over 10hp. There is a day use area with cafe, boat rentals, and camp store. The camping area is separated from day use and also has a camp store and boat ramps. This is a park for tents, pop-ups, and small trailers. All sites are back-in, level is no way guaranteed. Many sites are very short, not designed for big Class A's or 5th wheels. The park is very heavily forested and camp sites cut into the woods. Camp sites are clear by constant use. Summer weekends are almost always full. Many miles of walking trails are mowed clear. Only one brick-and-mortar bathroom with two toilets and showers, the rest are all pit type outhouses. If possible, drive this park first and note the good sites. Because of its size there are five host couples on site and will help whenever they can. This park is basic but very nice. - Jack B
Jun 2014 - $25.00
We loved this campground. Beautiful, wooded sites, (for the most part) clean bathrooms. Large lake for fishing (no swimming) and boat rentals. Nice playground and volleyball court by the dock and camp store, hiking trails. Great place to unwind. We will camp here again and I have recommended it to others. - rollinrollinrollin
Jul 2015 - $40.00
The campground was very poorly maintained with very rough and pot holed roads, the roads were very dusty and heavily traveled with speeding golf carts and off road ATV type vehicles, woke up the next morning with 1/8" of dust on RV and truck. Fire works all evening until they either ran out or got tired of them. the sites were very close, for what should have been maybe 3 sites they had 6 if there had been a camper beside us we could not have put out our awning. There appeared to be no rules; when asked another camper said others have been told if you don't like it leave. Well I will not be back. Keep on looking. do not stop here. - Chief Dave
Jul 2015 - $32.00
The "guard house" was abandoned, the roads almost impossible, the site electric threatened electrocution, the water stank, and we didn't feel safe leaving the coach for an excursion. Very rough people as "greeters", no site map, and we feared for our safety -slept with the pistol loaded right next to my head. - Frances and Sparky
Aug 2014 - $32.00
Was just staying the night. Camped near entrance gate as I didn't feel like spending the time to drive back to regular camping area. (Long day, 427 miles.) This was my choice as staff offered the regular lots for me to use. Staff was friendly. Had water & electric. Wi-Fi never worked where I was located. Looked like the router I was connected to needed to be re-booted to the Internet. If Wi-Fi worked and maybe if I had seen rest of campground I would feel comfortable with a 7 or 8 rating. Would stay again and would probably go to regular camping area. - Tireman9