9 Parks near Mount Morris, Illinois
Sep 2007 - $10.00
Nice park for hiking and picnicing, but the campground is not ideal. Most sites are very unlevel and on grassy hills within a tall pine forest. The size of the sites makes most of them unsuitable for trailers/RVs, yet the unlevel terrain makes them unsuitable for tents as well. Also, the rangers did little to keep the noise down from other campers. While the bathroom had flush toilets and showers, there were far too few of them for the # of sites, and they were crowded and dirty as a result. I'd not camp here again, but will do a day visit. - WinnieViews
Aug 2006 - $10.00
We stayed here in August. They do have water available and a dump station. The shower building is fairly new and well maintained. There are trails to hike and a playground for children in the picnic area. There is also a lodge in the park with cabins and a restaurant. There is a creek flowing thru the park and fishing is allowed. The only negative is the train tracks at the back of the park. - corgi lovers
Jun 2010 - $30.00
We have spent a wonderful weekend at Lake Ladonna. The staff was very friendly and helpful. This park has a new owner and great improvements have been made through out the park. The bathrooms are all new and very clean. The kids had a great time at the beach and the entertainment was a blast! My family will be spending more weekends at this campground this summer. I would highly recommend this campground to all families! - espo9999
Jul 2009 - $27.00
Great family campground!! Been going here for years. - Jo1977
Jun 2008 - $30.00
Not really impressed with this campground. The trains are too close. - Jo Ro
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Park was neatly mowed and very clean. Sites spaced a little closer than we like but average for state parks. No sewer or water but dump stations on site, as well as water. Appears to not have a lot of 50 amp service available. Phone service good. Hard to get satellite signal. Lots of trees. Sites 57 and 28 best for Sat (direct) service. - Billy47
Jun 2011 - $20.00
Campground was clean with lots of shade. Grounds were freshly mowed. Several hiking trails could have been better marked. Camp hosts knowledgeable and friendly. Would camp here again. - Bob F
Aug 2016 - $40.00
Sent to an over night area with full hook ups that is as far from the office as you can get. Found assigned site occupied, called and told to take a site in the same area that was all mud. This is primarily seasonal campers and water is a shared stand pipe 50ft hose to reach. Sunday night and the parks about deserted. Inexpensive Laundry on site, pool, lake, old fashion Ice cream stand. Trash picked up from sites twice daily. - Edd505
Jul 2016 - $40.00
Very spacious lots. Just a long walk to lake but you can take your golf cart as we did and save alot of walking.Very nice beach and also very nice pool. Will stay here again. - Dan Burkhart
May 2013 - $45.00
Overall, it's an older CG, in need of updating. Good- the new pool, and the site we were in with friends, we were able to turn our trailer to have our doors facing each other. Other than that, my husband said the one trip to the bathroom was bad (old and dirty), luckily we have a full trailer so I never had to go! The lake was pretty, but for the kids, they had to walk across the sandy beach to get to the basketball court, with no sidewalk to get there. No trees in the area where we were, and being the last site in the area by the seasonals, we backed up to what looks like a junk yard- brush piles, empty trailers, CAT dozier, etc sitting around and areas unmowed. To fish off the pier you had to take off your shoes and walk through water to get to the pier, which wouldn't have been bad had it not been 50 out. The people checking in didn't quite seem to know what was going on because they told us one thing about fishing (included), and our friends that it was $6/person/day to fish as a registered camper. Not sure that we'll be back, but as a last resort, it was ok. - kermitfor4
Jul 2016 - $25.00
I was the only one in the level "field" where most of the sites were located. The grounds were manicured, no weeds around the pedestals. The interior roads were good. There is a water spigot between pedestals but you would need 50 feet or more of water hose to connect. This is a fairgrounds not an rv park so there are no amenities. Pecatonica is a sleepy little town of about 2000 people 20 miles west of Rockport. - mrracechaser
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Many Seasonal sites. My neighbor was a full timer in a park model. He cut the grass & weeded the slab. Saw me cutting kindling and came over with 2x4 scraps to get the fire going. Steep single lane hill in and out, so you need to ensure no one is on the hill at the same time. Play ground, hoarse shoes, mini golf, etc., to entertain the kids. - Edd505
Aug 2016 - $35.00
Big well-kept campground that borders the Kishwaukee River. Level sites, quite a few trees, big play area for kids plus a putt-putt golf course. We stayed in site 72 which had a fairly large low spot that was a bit messy after some rains, but other than that, it was a nice site. Quite a few seasonal campers (all well-kept sites).
The only reason I didn't give a 10 rating was because of closeness of sites to one another. Prefer a bit more breathing room, but we will definitely stay at this place again if in the area. Also, because you are in a valley at this campground the cell (Verizon) and TV reception (antenna only) was hit & miss. - Gowest1969
Aug 2016 - $35.00
This campground is situated along the Kishwaukee River just south of Rockford. It is a very nice setting, quiet and peaceful. Most sites are occupied by seasonal RVs which are kept neat and tidy. We stayed two nights in a pull thru FHU site on grass. The sites in this area are set up so that two RVs share a common utility area along their highway sides. The campground was not busy when we were there, but in busy times you might find your door facing another RVers door. Also, even though the campground offers FHU the rules expressly prohibit use of washers on board RVs. I've never before encountered such a prohibition in a campground. We stayed at this campground to visit friends in the area and would likely return if in the area again. - 15243
Aug 2016 - $28.00
Very nice park roomy sites but close to I88 so traffic noise all night. Great water pressure! Most sites appear seasonal and transient is nearer the Interstate. Site was sort of pull through as I was directed to drive out trough another site in front of me. - Edd505
Apr 2014 - $26.00
Excellent campground with beautiful lake view. Owner exceptionally kind, w/FHU, no WiFi, and limited service through AT&T. Need to find an excuse to stay here again. - rob4mepls
Jul 2012 - $26.00
Very nice park with a large pool and a swimming pond with a fountain. Great internet and very level sites. We stayed here on PA. Lots of shade trees, but we were able to get satellite. - dd2some
Jul 2016 - $57.00
Absolutely disgusting! We arrived around 8:00pm and left by 10:30pm. The place was dirty, run down and had a bad feeling. Our motorhome was scratched by the tree branches as we pulled out. We will never return. We called the manager the following day and he did not return our call. We usually love Jelly Stone parks.
This one does not meet any of the normal standards. - Iowa family 2
May 2016 - $60.00
This was my second visit here. I was with my daughter and her family. They like it for the activities for my granddaughters. We camp in a motorhome and tow a car. The first thing you notice is the extreme angle the entrance has with the road. I guess that's why there very few motorhomes there. Check-in was an ordeal due to the unfriendly and indifferent staff. If we could have gotten a refund, the weekend could have ended at that time. There was another family with us so we had three sites reserved. They had us and the other couple in the wrong sites, but since we were all together, switching them should have been easy. Nope, not without talking to the other family, who wasn't coming to the next day. We went to a fourth site. The lack of cooperation in resolving the issue was something I've rarely encountered.
The campsites are quite large, and there is no designated pad to park an RV on. Also, there are no permanent fire rings, so driving into an old fire pit is possible. Although they had quite a bit of rain the day before we got there, the ground was quite firm. The water and electric hook-ups are nicely elevated, so connecting is easy. The sewer is not right next to the water which is desirable.
There is no cable TV and even a digital antenna won't get a strong signal. We did not come to watch TV, but the nightly news and weather would have been nice.
Wi-Fi is available, but there is a hefty fee to get Internet access. They had a coupon for 4 hours free, but when I inquired about it at the office, I was met with more indifference. But, by this time I was used to it.
We were there in the spring and it got cold one night. So much so, my daughter emptied a LP tank. They have a very short window (½ hour) that you can get a tank filled, which of course you would not know about until you try. When she did go during the window time, at first she was ignored.
I do not have to stay at this campground; I will not again. - Martini
Aug 2014 - $65.00
This park has a lot to offer. And it could be great if management would actually enforce the rules they have posted everywhere. Rules when you make a reservation, rules on the web site, rules in the front office, rules on the map, rules on the schedule of activities. BUT - most people who camp here break the rules. Quiet hours. What's that? No golf carts during quiet hours? Lie. Map say 7 MPH, signs in the campground say 10 MPH - right! It's the Chicagoland Speedway for all the numerous golf carts! And the dust. WOW. We found the staff to be on and off. Sometimes very friendly and helpful. Othert imes, just acting like we were bothering them. There are a lot of seasonal trailers in the park, and they are very well maintained. My issue is that if I pay $65 a night for a campground, I expect to be wowed. And not nickeled-and-dimed for every event. The mini golf was $3. The course was debris-ridden and on some holes, in disrepair. The mini-golf was typically unmanned. The weekend we camped, there was a fireworks show and that was pretty good. It was longer than I expected and very nice. This park is LARGE. Be prepared to walk. Everywhere or spend $60 a day to rent a cart. - NetteK