13 RV Parks near Oswego, Illinois
We did however find 13 campgrounds within 25 miles of Oswego. You can also find a list of cities with campgrounds or RV Parks near Oswego in the left hand column.
Jun 2017 - $25.00
The park was a lot cleaner as the week progressed. The park has a very bad reputation which I believe is not warranted. There are a lot of very very old rv's here and some of them need to be demolished. The roads are full of pot holes which make you slow down. I don't think it would be any worse with speed bumps. The primitive areas are scenic except there were few bathrooms and no showers. The section we were in, A2, was very nice, flat long and the utilities worked great. Security is excellent. They man the gate all night. The full time residents are near the front and everyone else is in the back. Everyone we came in contact with was nice and helpful. The camp store was well stocked with parts and some food. The store was not overpriced. - sflabrkr
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
Oct 2017 - $25.00
Three S's: No Sewer, no Shade, and no showers. That being said, let's get on to the good things: Wide paved roads with generous and level gravel water and 50 amp electric sites. Of the 96 RV sites, 8 are pull throughs (also gravel). You need a long hose to hook up to water. Two conveniently located dump stations at the entrance/exit. We drove in, selected our site and a park attendant drove up in an ATV to collect the fee (cash or check). - Our Rolling Home
Jul 2017 - $25.00
What a great park. Five year old county park. Extremely well maintained. Under-utilized. Downside, maybe? No sewer, showers, or shade. They are discussing adding those. Lots are huge! Could put three campers on the same site. Water shared between two sites, and requires 75' of water hose. Aurora, 2nd largest town in Illinois, is 12 miles away and has full services, and commuter train into Chicago. Greatest draw is access to Chicago. Interstate 88 is a straight shot into downtown. One hour drive to lakefront attractions. Spent two nights here. - Mike from Bama
Jun 2017 - $25.00
This is a newer park, and a great place for a few days to a week. Sites are nice and large, however, the trees are still maturing so no shade, which would be a problem in hot summers. Quiet park, great trail to nearby lake and woods, about 3 miles round trip. Attendants/hosts were great. No credit cards, cash or check only. No sewer hookups, but double dump site. Park is only about 12 miles from the Aurora Metra station which gets you to the Chicago Loop in about 45 minutes. Make sure you have at least 75' of hose as some water hook ups are placed a bit far from the pads. We will definitely return when in area. - lc47
Aug 2017 - $60.00
Took the grandsons here for a long weekend. They had an absolute blast with all the activities. Everyone came home tuckered out. Staff were universally helpful and friendly. That being said, the facility seemed a bit tired. Electrical was 30- and 20-amp only. The 30-amp outlet was pretty worn and the breakers seemed "loose". Voltage never went below 113 so that was not an issue. Good water pressure (45 PSI) but water is definitely hard. Fire rings were dug into the ground. Ours was fine but neighbor's was full of water the whole time we were there. Common facilities (bathrooms, pools, ranger station, activity center) were all in good repair. Prices at the ranger station were not out of line with what you would expect at a Yogi Bear campground. There was a fairly high percentage of seasonal sites, but did not experience any of the animosity that sometimes occurs between seasonal and transient campers. Sites were a reasonable size. Lots of trees, but was still able to position motorhome so that we could get satellite reception. We will be bringing the grandkids back here again. We did not bring a towed vehicle, opting for bicycles instead. - STBRetired
Jul 2016 - $57.00
The sewer line was not capped. Instead there was a plastic bag and a piece of wood being used as a plug for our site. The backflow valve was missing. Garbage and recycling was to be picked up between the hours of 9:00 AM and 7:00PM, instead after 8:30 PM. This sat outside all day on our site for kids to kick and play with. My wife and granddaughter were playing miniature golf and the place was a disaster. Loose boards with exposed nails and screws were present with loose electric wire which was laying about and Christmas decoration laying on the ground with hooks and wire fasteners laying about. These were trip points and hazards that a child could easily be hurt by. The general maintenance was lacking and seem to be operated by teenagers and very young adults with no managers present. They were very helpful but some were not very knowledgeable in the operations of the campground. - Jim W1
Jun 2016 - $38.00
Great family park. Plenty of activities for the kids to do. Kept them very busy the whole time we were here. The only complaint we have, is that it's time to build new bathroom/showers. They were very outdated, no place to hang towels, clothes, or toiletries, and always much dirtier than they should be at any time, even after they were cleaned. - Stone n Pebbles
Sep 2014 - $20.00
Maybe I just happened to pick a bad weekend, but this first visit to this campground was completely miserable. Perhaps had I come to tent camp and never expected to leave the campground the whole weekend, I'd have a different opinion. First the good points-- nice graveled campsites (and all have electric), plenty of shade and privacy between the sites in this heavily wooded campground, fairly clean bathhouse, and a nice lake nearby. If you happen to be a resident of DuPage county, the $20/night rate is not bad either. Sadly, the good points end there. The campground is located at the very back of the park and requires driving over 6 large speed bumps to come and go. The campground roads are narrow gravel with tight turns and hills. Most sites are only suitable for tents, pop-ups, vans, or RVs less than 25'. The only available water is from non-threaded spigot pumps. The dump station is small and tilted the wrong way to empty most RV tanks. The campground is only open 2 or 3-night weekends from May through Sept. But perhaps the biggest negative-- both the campground and forest preserve gates are closed and locked just after sunset every night. If you want to enjoy a nice dinner beyond the park boundaries, or visit friends in the area, forget about it! One final negative-- when I visited, the park was literally overwhelmed with mosquitoes. So bad I had to wear a bug jacket to cover my head and upper body! In the future, I'll stay at the Kane Co. Forest Preserve campgrounds-- much MUCH nicer parks that have been built with RVers in mind. - WinnieViews
May 2014 - $20.00
This park is a bit hard to locate. It is actually located in Warrenville. Any RV campground in the Chicago is a rarity so even with some drawbacks we were glad to find this one. It is a large, beautiful and heavily-wooded oasis in a pretty congested area. Staff very friendly. Restrooms were immaculate even with heavy usage on a holiday weekend. The drawbacks are: (1) it is only open for Fri. and Sat. night camping except on holidays, (2) no and or sewer connections and the few water spigots will not allow for a hose to be connected so to fill your tank requires carrying water in containers to your RV. Sites are level and very spacious with site #64 being best located for the restrooms with showers. One unusual plus is that those over 65 get 1 free weekend per year. We would camp here again. - judb
Jun 2013 - $20.00
We've been visiting Blackwell for almost 40 years, but this is the first time we've camped there. We only live about 7 miles from there so it's an easy weekend. This is an oasis in the middle of suburbia. Heavily wooded sites, with level crushed gravel pads and now, electric at all sites, according to the attendant at the gatehouse. There are no water or sewer hookups, but there are spigots throughout the park. There is an adequate dump station, although it is not all that level, so your tanks may not fully empty. I remarked to my wife that whether we traveled three hours to Wisconsin or drove 7 miles to Blackwell, the end result is the same. Quiet camping in a lovely area. The one downside to this campground is that it's only open on weekends, except for holiday weeks when it's open for the entire week. Also making reservations entails calling the District HQ and booking over the phone. There is a three day reservation window which pretty much eliminates spur of the moment camping. The camping permits arrive by snail mail, so very last century. Still, it adds to the charm I suppose. We'll be back often. In the summer the crowds in Wisconsin can be frustrating, so this is a nice alternative if you just want a quiet weekend to camp without dealing with all the traffic. - baraff
Oct 2016 - $10.00
The entire Fairgrounds was rented for a weekend. Because of the event, the nightly rate was reduced to $10. I also drove through the regular RV parking which was a nice well maintained area. I used the dump station in the RV park when I exited the Fairgrounds. - Nomad in the Making
May 2016 - $15.00
Clean nice park with very little shade. Sites are level and long with some grass and some gravel. Water and power are located in the rear with a dump station at one end of the park. This park is perfect in my opinion. - illini777
Oct 2015 - $15.00
This park is relatively new, so if you're looking for shade trees it might not be good for you. There are however, new trees planted at every site that do offer a bit of shade. The sites are w-i-d-e at an angle so backing in and getting out is a piece of cake. This park is huge and laid out very very well. Its at a fairgrounds, so its pretty basic. Each site has 30 & 50 amp service along with water. There is a easy in and easy out dump station. There are no picnic tables or fire rings. Our site faced east, so the shade tree was right outside our front door. That allowed our satellite dish to get perfect reception to the southwest. It was mid-October so there was only one other RV in the whole complex. We were on our way home to Northern IL from a fall foliage trip around Lake Michigan that started in Southern WI, so this was perfect for a one night stay. We would definitely stay here again. - therealSimpsons
Aug 2017 - $25.00
Leisure Lake is a large, family-friendly, gated place to stay, IF you can get past the reservation process (difficult to get a hold of the reservation person / sporadic and curt responses to calls & emails, but in his defense, he is kept extremely busy with maintenance and upkeep around the park). We did find the office personnel to be helpful and friendly; however, they do not handle phone calls to the resort or seem to help with the advance-reservation process. Perhaps they need to assist him with this??? This is a membership resort which rents sites not occupied by members; many members seem to be there full-time, based on the accumulation of items around their rigs. Gravel roads and gravel sites (at least our back-in site was) with picnic tables and fire rings surround a centrally located catch-and-release fishing lake. Although the sites are closely spaced, with grass between the sites, there is quite a bit of open, grassy space within the park. All the grass in the park is kept neatly cut on a weekly basis. Amenities abound at the campground: Paddle boats are available for use on the fishing lake; several fishing docks surround the lake; a separate swimming pond with a sandy beach and picnic areas; beach volleyball court; basketball court; putt-putt golf; tennis courts; children's playgrounds; large, heated swimming pool; community BBQ's; weekend rock concerts; laundry/shower facility; exercise room; covered community area; special events hall, and a small store with RV essentials located in the registration office. We used Leisure Lake as a home-base for visits to Chicago and the surrounding area, and because of its convenience to the city, would stay here again, should we return to Chicagoland. - HRTravelers
Jul 2017 - $35.00
We were looking forward to staying here - but are quite disappointed. The site has very little shade. More importantly the staff could not be less involved or interested in us. I phoned trying to get the wifi code and the man who answered was actually rude in giving me the code. They have no interest in helping us find out about things to do in Chicago. Before we arrived I had called ahead to confirm our reservation and asked about transportation to Chicago. The answer was "we don't know". Would not stay here again. - Funpro
Jul 2017 - $36.00
Even though it's a membership park we checked with them and they will rent to non-members if you call ahead and they have sites. We asked for and received a pull-through for the one night. Site 105 was provided and wow, the chalky road dust from other vehicles going back and forth was enough to turn our truck and RV from the original color to white. Anyone know a good RV wash? - Mr. Camper
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
Sep 2010 - $30.00
Great place for camping. We usually bring a big group and the manager is very accommodating. - JILLYLANEY
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
Oct 2017 - $20.00
Check in with hotel BEFORE you park. They made us move. The park is fine. It's fairly large and was pretty empty when we stayed. Site has E, water until Oct. 15, and a dump and fill station by the hotel. You get hotel breakfast (not great). Our price was based on the water being shut off. Summer price is higher. Our problem was with the registration process. Normally, you find a spot, set up, and then check in, especially when the park is practically empty. The signs say to check in with the hotel with no other details. There is not a convenient place to park an RV in the hotel parking lot, so we went to the CG, found a spot and set up. When we registered with the hotel, they assigned us a site number. We said, "Oh, well, we're already set up in this other spot, so can we just stay there?" The answer was, "No." They made us move. There were literally 80 sites, 5 of which were filled, and they made us move to different spot. We were only there for the night, coming from Madison, WI on our way to Grand Rapids, MI, and we were tired and very not happy about the move. We got over it and decided to blow off some steam at the casino. There's a sign for a poker room, which leads to nowhere. There isn't one. An attendant laughed and said, "the funny thing is that we still had it listed on our website last month." It isn't funny, it's bad business; take the sign down. They do give you a sort of lotto ticket when signing up for a frequent player card where you can win free slot play. We had to call an attendant twice to figure out how to use the promo money, and we both have college degrees. The process is unnecessarily complicated. Also, everything is way overpriced. I'm not joking when I say that they offer just a hot dog for $5.99, and the couple of beers we had were way off the mark too. - Unknown_Normal
Oct 2017 - $33.00
You basically get a space that's convenient to go into Chicago. Basically a space with electric and water. It's clean with good bathrooms. - har-fl
Sep 2017 - $35.00
Stayed here for 2 nights while visiting family. We had a pull-thru with w/e and it was plenty long enough. The back in sites looked fine for our 38' fiver also. Free basic breakfast and close to shopping and restaurants. Clean restrooms. Site surface was a concrete pad. Lot had a picnic table. We will stay here again when in town. - miller.va
Jun 2013 - $35.00
We stayed here in a 40Ft rig. Most of the sites are taken up by long term seasonal residents. Management is good, have on-site security, and have worked hard in cleaning up the trash. Our rate for the month of June is $500 which includes electric. However we have found some people are charged less. We stayed here because of family in Montgomery, IL. which is close by. They do not have a website, but if you do a search you can find it on the web. - Gatorcq
Sep 2016 - $32.00
We just stopped here overnight on our way east and I am glad that we only stayed overnight because I wouldn't want to be here for two nights. Very little improvements have been done in this park, just a grass area with hookups and poor gravel roads. Even the office is in poor shape. Grass has grown up about a foot high around a lot of the campers which means that they are there long term, mostly people that work in the area. I definitely wouldn't want to stay here again. - Linda Allan
Jul 2016 - $35.00
This is not a campground. This is a transient facility for tradesmen, i.e. pipeline workers, carnies, etc.
Some people live here year round, by the looks of the sites and campers.
No restrictions on how old your rig is.. bring in your beast.
Rates to me are too high. take it or leave it attitude.
$700 a month for 50 amp with Water and sewer.
Gossipy workers/owners. People come in all hours of the night.
You will get a tongue lashing if you go over the speed limit of 10 MPH.
No campfires. No ice. Very cramped conditions. Many run down sites.
I-80 Road noise 24/7. No buffer for noise control.
I needed this facility as a place to stay while on contractual work in the area.
Otherwise, I would avoid. - josephine Plumber
Apr 2016 - $42.00
This park has very unlevel, very close, sunny/open grass only sites. Very rude people as well as workers living there. Not worth the time or money to put up with drunks throwing things. Very scared! It was better to leave. - Sheilagramm