7 RV Parks near Penfield, Illinois
Jul 2014 - $18.00
We have camped here many times. This is a great park. The campsites are well spaced and have some privacy. They are almost all level. The park has fishing, swimming and hiking and the hosts are always pleasant. It is generally better maintained than the nearby state parks too. - CampinMike
Jul 2013 - $18.00
Fun place to camp! Unlike a lot of campgrounds that are completely mowed, this campground provides a more of a "wilderness" setting and the privacy that goes with it. Site access is quite good and the sites are all perfectly level. All sites are gravel but even in the heaviest rains are well drained. There is a large pond that I've seen some huge bass come out of and a part of it is set up for swimming with a huge sand beach and picnic shelters. Overall miles of hiking rails are available along the river and are well tended. One even has an occupied eagles nest. The hosts are among the nicest I've encountered anywhere. It is about 20 miles from either Champaign or Danville. - ttwitc9516
Aug 2017 - $27.00
A hidden gem, in as much as they could use signs to get you there. Aside from that this is a great park for an overnight or longer if you need to be in the area. Park building has individual restroom/showers and laundry. Utilities including wifi worked fine. Nice shady sites and ours was level. At 26.50 (cash/check, card is 30) it is well worthwhile. - gumper
Sep 2016 - $25.00
We stayed one night on a relocation trip. This is a nice distance to drive from Elkhart. Lots of grass and mature trees. Not near any freeways so it is quiet. During planting or harvesting season there could be more activity. As others mentioned we were guided across the expansive lawn area and around trees to create a pull thru slot. There is no WiFi, but we had three bars on the Verizon MiFi. We picked up several OTA TV stations. We didn't need a reservation on Saturday in Mid September. There were several other people parked here, but not crowded with decent space between slots. New Laundry equipment. We had a cement patio and picnic table. - Nana_Grandpa
Sep 2016 - $25.00
Would I stay again? Yes!
The good news: pull-thru sites, large, spacious, full hookups.
Clean showers. Good rate. Quiet. Playground for kids.
The not so good: Lots of flying insects and sites are grassy, weedy, obviously not sprayed. Tables are old and rough. Shower handle was replaced with monkey wrench. Toilet stopped up.
Located next to close AFB Chanute. Felt like it wad being held together with bailing wire and gum.
About the only RV park in this stretch. - Sir_Charles395
Jul 2005 - $20.00
Park is about five miles north of I74. It is surrounded by corn and soy bean fields and is very quiet (except for the drivers on IL49 out front but they are few and far between). There is a train track south of I74 with an occasional passing train that you can hear because it is so very quiet in the park. The Five Bridges refers to the pond between the owners' home and the sites; there are five bridges across it. There are plenty of birds in the trees and shrubs around the pond and we saw a chipmunk a couple of times and heard a bullfrog. Friendly, chatty host drove us to our site and aligned us to it. There was 50A electric and water but no sewer. There was a dump site on the way out. The road gate for the park was locked at dusk but the gate by the owners' house was always open. Had a relaxing, pleasant time. Stayed three nights in a 40' motorhome while I went to my class reunion in Danville. - r.boylan
Aug 2017 - $30.00
Very nice campground. Easy on and off I 57. Good Wifi and Verizon. Nice fishing pond. Escorted to site. Fuel station nearby. Close to highway but didn't notice much traffic noise. Mostly pull thru sites. Very well maintained campground. - Looney Bird
Aug 2017 - $30.00
The owners are very friendly. Nice clean park, very well tended. Good value at $30/night including tax. Some road noise from I57 but not bad. WiFi was adequate. TV antenna picked up about 8 local TV stations. Many of the campsites are in partial shade. We stayed 2 nights and did some shopping at a nearby Walmart. Large playground for kids, pet walking park and a large pond . This is a very nice RV park. - Discus 277
Jul 2017 - $30.00
Made reservations the previous day and check-in was a snap. He had everything ready when we drove up and escorted us to our assigned site in a jiffy. The sites are arranged in 2 rows one facing a pond. You could see traffic on the interstate in the distance but we didn't hear any traffic noise. The water hookups on the front row were a little odd being inside of a barrel and we assumed that row was used in cold weather. We definitely would stay here again when in the area. - Trailbuddy
Mar 2015 - $16.00
We spent 1 night here after a great Champagne Snow snowfall, and our dogs loved frolicking in the snow. The area was quiet and peaceful. Since there was a snowfall, I wasn't certain if we were sitting on gravel or concrete. All in all, it was decent. A lake is across the road; my guess is it's a nice setting in summer and fall. - Sally Kely
Jul 2014 - $15.00
Something happened since I was here last. I think there is a new manager. It appears that most sites are now filled with RVs that are seasonal. This left very few sites for a rig to just show up (this is a no reservations campground). The rate for 7 days was $100 plus electric which is very reasonable. Hookups were a stretch on the site that I was on but worked fine. Satellite and antenna were good and Verizon cell and Internet were strong. I come here to visit family. I may check out another campground close by the next time I'm in the area. - RVW Traveler
Oct 2012 - $18.00
This is a membership Sportsmans Club. Most sites are grass. The full hookup sites are small on gravel right in the middle of the entrance. Very few sites have their own fire pit. Two types of sites, full hookup or electric with community water spigots located within a 100' or so of each site. The oddest thing is that almost every site has the power post on the passenger side if the rig. Sites are relatively level but a lot are not. For some reason, you can hear the highway noise quite a bit. It is about two miles away. Small playground but nothing much more for the kids. If you are visiting the area, it will suffice. $18 is for electric only. - Wydglide
Aug 2017 - $35.00
Smooth gravel roads, plenty of room to maneuver, gravel sites, grass patio. Our site ran uphill slightly, rear tires barely stayed in contact with ground. Clean, well mowed, some sites satellite friendly, some not. OTA worked fine. - 36-DP
Nov 2016 - $30.00
Camped here for just an overnight. Got a good long pull through in the front. Water sewer and 50 amp. Sites were very narrow, the neighbors sewer was about 2 feet from our step. But served our purpose well. Military gets a $5 discount. - 2 DA WDS
Oct 2016 - $35.00
Nice midsize RV park, with several sections: an entryway row of sites (next to golf driving range) that are pretty close together, a larger middle loop (including several LONG pull-through sites), and a slightly "hidden" back loop (which is where we camped and what I would recommend) that is very private and quiet. Lots of open green space for dog walking, ball playing, drone flying (two of us had them when I was there), or other recreation.
This campground fills up quick during college football weekends, when the University of Illinois team is playing a home game in nearby Champaign-Urbana. We called about 10 days in advance and got one of the last few sites available.
Staff is extremely friendly and helpful, and put a smile on my face every time I spoke to them! Price is a little high at $35/night, but all developed sites have full hookups. There appear to be several primitive sites that might cost less. We had guests come one evening, and there was no extra charge. Propane and camp store on site. - scottydl
Aug 2017 - $20.00
The good: This is a very relaxing, heavily forested campground with most sites fairly spacious (and pretty level). Verizon signal was good and we pulled in several OTA TV signals. Best sites for antenna or satellite TV reception would be 1-16 since they aren't surrounded as much by trees, although most still have partial shade. Sites 1-41 are non-reservable, first-come-first-serve electric. Most sites are 30 amp electric only, although there are a few 50 amp sites available. Camp Host was very accommodating, letting us go in, pick our site, and pay later since it wasn't busy. The not-so-good: Only negatives are that the shower houses (there are two) are very old. Even when clean, it is hard to tell. And, at least at the time of my visit, there was a fair amount of trash on the ground surrounding some of the dumpsters. - aowcarol
Apr 2017 - $1.00
Beautiful recreation area. Very quiet. Very few campers this time of year. There was no one in the guard house. We kept waiting for someone to come and collect. No one ever did and no way to pay. There was electric but no water or sewer connection. We were using this as a one night stop so didn't spend much time. Lovely wooded sites. Grill and fire ring. Fairly level site. - arizona drifters
Aug 2016 - $20.00
Lots of deer in this park. They come right up by your RV. It is very quiet here. Electric only for hook up. There are dump stations & water available. There are showers & wash rooms. We didn't use them so I can't say if they were clean or not. Some sights might get satellite signal but we did not. We did get some over the air signals, though. We arrived about an hour before check in time & there was nobody in the booth so we just went ahead & set up in our assigned site. We went back later to register but there was still nobody there. We reserved our space ahead of time so it was paid in full. We did ask a woman who was mowing when there would be someone in the booth & she didn't know but since we paid already not to worry. So we never did register. - Connie's Co-Owner