5 Parks near Newton, Illinois
Jul 2014 - $15.00
We found this park because the local State Park was full for the busy July 4th weekend. When we arrived we were pleasantly surprised how nice this campground was. While small with only 30 sites, there where 3 long term trailer along the edge. Beside those units, we had the entire park. This on a holiday weekend! This park suffers from lack of advertising or a website. All sites are on grass but the ground is hard and we didn't have any issues, even after a rain. Water and Sewer and 30 amp at all sites. Large rig friendly and several pull-through sites. This campground doesn't offer anything fancy, no Wi-Fi, no cable, no shower, but it does have a restroom with toilets only. If you want to camp near Lake Newton, or want to camp in a quiet location, this is the place for you. We have never had a nicer campsite for the price. (While the address is in Newton, IL it's actually closer to Bogota, IL.) - damonbeals
Sep 2010 - $15.00
Located off of Interstate 70 at exit 105. Not fancy but very friendly and comfortable. All regular sites were reserved but the host was able to put us in a temporary spot for the night. He then loaned us an extra power cord to reach the 30 amp plug in. The other campers were very friendly, we wished that we could stay for another night or two. Nice little pond for fishing. We would definitely stay there again. Dump site available and included in site fee. - Rick & Karen
Oct 2013 - $20.00
Nice for an overnight stop although it is several miles from interstate. 4 very long pull thru sites with about 30 back in sites. A stand of trees block satellite, on bat wing no network came in, phone service very slow for data. Still $20 a night. But they have a great little restaurant very reasonably prices with fish buffet on Friday. The hwy noise was not too bad, train was a long way away and the medavac helicopter had no flights the night we stayed. The bathhouse and laundry get very little use but do exist. - what next
Apr 2009 - $20.00
Great overnight stop. Stayed up to wait for us. Very friendly owners. Nothing fancy, just a safe overnight place to stay. - dalehoch
Aug 2006 - $20.00
We camped here overnight. It's a cute little spot, but no playground or pool for the kids. It's a very simple campground that butts up against a very small airport. The owners are local farmers and they own the airport, campground, and a small resaurant that is right next to the campgrounds. There was also a driving range w/automatic golf ball dispenser. The restaurant food was very reasonable and good. There was a flat 20$ per nite fee, no extra for the kids. The restrooms were pretty clean but needed a good "dusting". The owners were very kind people. It was a very "laid-back" campground. - rn2icu
Aug 2016 - $45.00
lovely quiet park on a lake. Large sites some with shade and some with open site for tv reception. No cable, but great wifi. Lovely folks in the office. Would so come here again. Loved the area. - kimble
Aug 2016 - $36.00
Good park. All utilities and amenities were fine. Far enough from the highway for quiet. Excellent wifi. Nice staff.
Extensive road construction in area that is not near complete. Get info on best route to park. - gumper
Jul 2016 - $36.00
Now this is the kind of park we like. Quiet, clean, and lots of trees. May be hard for satellite reception and their cable was out this evening but WiFi was booming strong, good enough to watch Netflix. - Coy R
Jul 2016 - $36.00
This is a great stop and a great park. We pulled in at noon and they set us up with a site for the night. They made sure we got into our site and the hook ups were working. The owners are great people and very friendly. The free pop corn for the movie night was great. There is a free fishing lake on the grounds that do not require a license to fish. The sites are level with gravel. Even with the expressway close there is very little noise from it. We will stop here again on our way through the area. - MINomad
Jul 2016 - $45.00
The road into the C/G is very dusty. The lady in office was very friendly, then she asked the older gentleman on the mower to take me to our site and all went south from there. He expected me to turn on a dime and he got all upset when I couldn't make the corner because of a fire ring. He sat in his golf cart while I moved the fire ring. After a long hard day I really don't need this treatment. If you can't treat customers better than that it is time to sell out and retire. - sportscoach 1
Jun 2016 - $45.00
We checked in after 2pm for our 2-day stay. The female owner was cheerful and helpful. They're not really dog friendly. More like dog tolerant. The park has lots of trees and shade, and sites were fairly level, so they get a star for that. This was the 105th park we've stayed at in 2 yrs of fulltime RVing and the absolute worst one in terms of customer service.
The old man in the golf cart guided us into our site at a sharp angle instead of parallel to the pedestal. He didn't wait to check that we were okay with it, and quickly drove off. It became obvious after he left that the door to our wet bay would hit the pedestal when we opened it and we were too far from the sewer. The park was still 75% empty and no one else had driven in or out during this time so we decided to go around again to straighten our rig. Well, the old man quickly drove back and went into a ballistic rant about how we shouldn't go around without asking first. Then he drove off in a hissy fit and sent his helper to rant at us some more. As he's ranting, we detached our dolly and unhitched our car and moved the coach back into the site. He yelled at us over the sound of a diesel engine saying "you people" can't do this or that and only they can decide where to put us and we were going to get kicked out if we didn't listen.
We finally got our coach in the right place for the utilities. This was a minor problem that every campground encounters occasionally. Plenty of rigs adjust their position either to get level or to get better placement for utilities. But the ranting of the two men was way over the top and didn't help. We considered leaving but we had plans in Casey and a couple of angry men on power trips weren't going to ruin them.
The owners and employee at Casey KOA need to remember that they're in the HOSPITALITY industry. So ranting at their guest should be a last resort. Also referring to a guest as "you people" could be deemed offensive. Not staying here again. - Flippitti