6 Parks near Nashville, Illinois
May 2013 - $20.00
Nice state park, and good campground. We have camped and fished here many times, and we always have an enjoyable time. Campground hosts are usually very nice and cooperative. Showers and restrooms are clean and well maintained. Sites are spacious, and mostly very shady. Fire rings, BBQ grills, picnic tables at each site. Water is available at several locations throughout the campground, and at the dump station. Nice lake, boat docks, and store with the essentials, plus fishing bait, ice, snacks, etc. Also have decent archery range. - Beekeeper2
Aug 2013 - $20.00
Just a parking lot with hookups on a gravel lot. We didn't stay here but it looked OK for a quick overnight. It's on West side of highway 127 north of town. Must be about 30 miles south of I-64 exit 50. - DaninSTL
Carlyle, Illinois (map) | (618) 594-3015
Sites: 328 | Latest Rate: $20.00 | 4 Reviews
Feb 2015 - $20.00
There were limited campgrounds open in Feb so not a lot of choices en route from north to warmer climates. We were the only campers in the park. Host was very friendly and escorted us to our site. This park would be a beautiful place to stay in the summer as it is wooded and overlooks a beautiful large lake (which was frozen when we were there). No water available so had to use the public showers - they were not as clean as I would have liked but perhaps hadn't been used in awhile? Some leaves had blown in from outside. Only a couple of pull through sites. Our 37' RV with car attached barely fit. Would be tight for larger rigs or you would need to stay in a back in site. Drive slowly as you enter and exit the park as there were lots of deer, some ran out in front of our rig. - Nautical Wheelers
May 2013 - $15.00
Nice park and setting. Bathrooms incl showers moldy, musty, dirty - wouldn't shower in one. - cmclark
May 2012 - $20.00
We found this park most scenic -- near the beautiful Lake Carlyle -- and near enough to town that we could run in for groceries, restaurants, etc. Even though we had a horrific storm at night, our grounds stayed fine. Showers and toilets could be better (and maybe more of them -- nearer), but all-in-all, it was nice. We can't comment on the pool and grocery part as it wasn't open yet. But we do recommend this park. - stocky
Jun 2016 - $9.00
Arrival: Roads are wide, paved, clearly marked and easily traversed. About 1 mile of US 50 and 2 miles from the smallish town of Carlyle, IL. Dump station and water are at the front entrance. Since there is no water on the basic sites, be sure to fill your water tank before pulling into the campground.
Sites: About half of the sites are paved, otherwise gravel. They all have plenty of room and most are reserve-able online at recreation.gov
Restrooms: Generally clean. Three locations throughout the park. Showers at the front have laundry facilities and open scheme for showers. Restroom in the middle has 6 individual rooms with toilet, sink and shower. Timed water with low shower heads tight to the wall.
Cost: $18 for electric and $26 for full-hookups. 1/2 price for Access Pass holders.
Local Area: Carlyle, IL is not a big town. There are basic services and a few fast food restaurants. Alternatives are between 20 and 60 miles away.
Internet: Wi-Fi in the park -- free and open. Cell signals are temperamental.
Other: One of our favorites. Friendly staff, easy access, Walmart within walking distance. Fishing is OK and lake-front sites are available.. some can be reserved. GPS routing is good from all approaches. A very secure location with periodic Sheriff patrols. Some mosquitoes and gnats, but generally pleasant... except for the biting flies... they like to go back for seconds. - JC Penny
Jun 2016 - $9.00
This is a beautifully maintained campground. It has pull throughs large enough for my 40ft 5th wheel to remain hooked to my truck, and back-ins long enough for two RV's as well as side by side with lots of room to spare. 50 & 30amp electric service at site with water and sewer at dump station. Wonderful staff at check-in. Lake access for boating and fishing. Only spent one night this time but hope to pass this way again for a longer stay. - Pastor Bob
Sep 2015 - $18.00
We stayed in site #49 which was right on the water. Spectacular view of the lake. Literally just steps from the water. My husband caught lots of fish, so he was happy. Sites are a little close together, but not bad. We had an electric site, so had to get water, but not a problem. Bathrooms could have been a little cleaner, but are old, so maybe not the easiest to maintain. Had to go outside the park to buy firewood, but it was reasonable where we bought it. We would definitely stay again and plan to next year. - Southbar
Sep 2011 - $25.00
We were here for a International Telephone Pioneer Family Camper Rally.Great facilities for large Rallies. Only problem no shade all sites out in the open. Would return here. - skiphen
Jun 2011 - $25.00
We camped here for six nights with a national rally group. It was our first visit. We liked the shower/toilet combination since it also had a lavatory with it. The temperature of the water from the shower was bearable for the most part. The showers are free but push button. The lavatory on the other hand had a temperature control lever on the faucet. Free Wi-Fi is available at the complex and worked well. During the time we visited, the weather was very stormy. The lack of trees contributed to the high winds during the storms and the high humidity and temperature when the sun was out. All in all, it was a very enjoyable experience. We would not return however, only because the complex is off the "beaten path". - AlinerCamper
Jul 2010 - $25.00
We stayed a week during a National Shooting event for my sons. It is a very nice campground with a restaurant, ponds, fishing, and any sport shooting you can think of. The only drawbacks were no swimming pool, no swimming allowed in the ponds, and no laundry facilities. Otherwise, a great campground and very family friendly. - SCcampers04
Jul 2016 - $25.00
We arrive late, just as the park manager was leaving for the evening. She told us the park was full, but she would let us park adjacent to the office in a graveled area. We had a 30 amp electric, but no water or sewer. (which works fine for our self contained trailer) - R V Camper
Jun 2016 - $35.00
Down-home kind of people who simply use their names as your confirmation "number". Greet you with a smile and seem to be genuinely interested in everyone.
When I was there seemed to be predominately construction workers and a Harley Motorcycle Club but everyone was friendly.
Spots are pretty cramped but nicely shaded.
Ask for the spots furthest from the bathrooms for a little more space. - Scldg
Nov 2015 - $33.00
Granted, it is fall, and it had been raining, but everything was plastered with wet leaves. No pavement to be found, just gravel, grass, mud, huge puddles, mess. Sites are extremely close to each other. Our neighbors had bicycles, toys, and all kinds of things strewn about. Many permanent campers in various ages and states of disrepair. The setting is amidst strip malls and discount shopping. Also, this campground has taken on a U-Haul business, and they seem to be expanding. There are much nicer places to stay for this price. - mrsweeble