6.2 Average
     
New Windsor, Illinois

Shady Lakes Camping & Recreation

New Windsor, Illinois


3355-75th Avenue
New Windsor, Illinois 61465
Phone: (309) 667-2709

Sites: 243
Recent Rate: $7 10/2015

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Latitude: 41.173286910034
Longitude: -90.448305734146
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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 yes
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

7 Reviews

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

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $7.00
Overall Rating:      

A seasonal site only now for one year $1300. Gated community, weekend activities, family oriented, good fishing, lots of fun, 2 lakes, 3 ponds, paved roads and very friendly atmosphere. Will definitely stay another year. We camped at Shady Lakes Camping & Recreation in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Corner lot
Site Surface
Gravel

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Noisy (until 10 pm), smoky, and muddy. Lakes are nice, but most camp sites are seasonal. Not well suited for short stays. We camped at Shady Lakes Camping & Recreation in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Once you get into the campground, everything was fine. However, getting there is not convenient off the highway and you have travel over gravel dirt roads to get there. Directions are very confusing. Thank goodness there were some signs to follow. Our coach and toad were covered in dust by the time we got parked. No pull-thrus for overnights, so you do have to disconnect. We would not come back, but not because of the campground itself but the wear and tear on the coach getting in and out on the access roads. We camped at Shady Lakes Camping & Recreation in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Pluses: no highway noise, quiet, full hook up, level spot, friendly staff. Good for one night. Negatives: very little gravel, lots of mud. Water faucet serves 4 sites, needed extra long hose, on the wrong side. Narrow sites. Free internet at office, otherwise pay. We were close to office and were able to get it. We camped at Shady Lakes Camping & Recreation in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2009 - $26.00
Overall Rating:      

Maybe at one time this was a nice campground, but our experience here was not a pleasant one. This park needs some serious upkeep. From the falling down split log fence that borders the entrance road, to the playground that really should be condemned. All of the equipment in the playground needs to go into one of the overfilled and disgusting dumpsters they keep by the entrance, before a child is seriously injured. Stepping into the "store", a wave of cat urine smacks you in the face. Disorganized staff and overpriced groceries seem to be the theme here. Once we arrived at our campsite, we notice that it hasn't been mowed in some time. We also noticed that our 30 amp power supply for our site has been absconded by a junk camper that is located on a site next to ours(but is not on the map.) A quick call to the office from my cell phone brings an extremely cranky elderly gentleman. We inform him of our concerns(the foot high grass and lack of power outlet). His response to the grass was and I quote "I ain't got a mower and I don't mow grass!" He is good enough to bring us a splitter for the power though. I first asked him if I should unplug the squatters cord and he said "You do that and you'll be paying for his groceries!" Apparently this squater is a good friend of someone in the hierarchy at this glorious campground. Moving on. Their website boasts of paddle boats and 9 hole minnie golf. The paddle boats consist of 4 or 5 upside down junk boats covered in weeds with a dock that looks like it would rather be at the bottom of the lake rather than barely floating in it. The minnie golf is another treat. It looks like a minnie tornado ripped through the minnie golf course with greens missing and torn. Par for this campground. One last thing. It looks as though they had some trouble with a dam for one of the lakes and had to rebuild it. The neglected to put up some kind of barricade or guardrail or caution tape to protect people from falling down a 25 to 30' dropoff. This place is just asking for a lawsuit. Now to the positive comments. The pool was nice. We camped at Shady Lakes Camping & Recreation in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 110
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

A nicely maintained family oriented park. Nice lakes for fishing and small boats. Convenient for visiting the Bishop Hill Historic Village site. There appeared to be a large number of seasonal rentals. We camped at Shady Lakes Camping & Recreation in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2004 - $13.00
Overall Rating:      

This looked like a good family type campground. We didn't have a lakeside site, but they looked nice. The site we were in was kind of close. It was very crowded. We camped at Shady Lakes Camping & Recreation in a Motorhome.

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