Petersburg, Illinois

Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site-Campground

Petersburg, Illinois



Petersburg, Illinois
Phone: (217) 632-4003

Sites: 200
Recent Rate: $20 6/2011

Latitude: 39.9819063853975
Longitude: -89.8480671706391

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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 no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • 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 no
  • 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

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7 Reviews

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fire829829

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

There is an easy walking path to the historic village which we used after the visitor center was closed and had the whole town to ourselves!! Very buggy due to heavy rains at that time. The restrooms were well kept and well lit. There are two comfort stations. My kids liked the one in the back of the campground. There were only a few other campers when we visited, but it is a beautiful campground. We would camp here again. We camped at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site-Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Traveler_2011

Review Count: 86
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

CG was $15 for Sunday-Thursday and $20 for Friday and Saturday nights. Fill up your fresh water tank before coming. The water spigots are located in the interior of the camping loops and may have to be shared with 10+ other sites. You could easily be a couple hundred feet from the spigot if you are in one of the end sites. Beautiful wooded CG with lots of space, even on the weekend. Most sites have electrical but some do not. No sewer, only a dump station. Bathrooms were okay, not great but bearable. Most sites were level. We really enjoyed being near New Salem and saw a play at the theater. At night we walked home to a forest full of twinkling firefly lights and lightning and thunder overhead. I agree with the previous reviewers: be ready for lots of mosquitoes and other insects. We camped at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site-Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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georgeshannon

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

The sites are level and shady with blacktop drives and pads, and conveniently located common water spigots and sewer dump. The entire campground is in a shady oak forest which is peaceful, cool, breezy, but somewhat buggy. We were charged $20 per night even though the brochure handed to us after payment listed $15 as the correct amount. We camped at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site-Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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fudge_brownief

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

In late season the camp host will contact you and you return to his/her site and register. Full of mature oak trees and the acorns were falling, made of interesting sounds when the wind picked up. Quite open area but comfortable as a stop when seeing the Historic Site. I would recommend both the campground and the historic site. We camped at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site-Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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BritChris

Review Count: 72
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very lovely, parklike setting. You can walk from the campground to the New Salem historic site and theater which shows plays in the summer. The site was level and paved. Well priced. We were able to pick our own 50 amp site. The park was not full even though it was a holiday weekend. We camped at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site-Campground in a Motorhome.

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mvano

Review Count: 103
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2007 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground is adjacent to Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site, a reconstructed village. Sites are large with grassy area between sites. Most sites are shaded. New Salem has a very interesting visitors center with exhibits on Lincoln. There is an outdoor theater with evening performances during the summer. We made this our base for visiting the Lincoln sites in Springfield 20 miles away. Although our stay extended into a holiday weekend, the campground was quiet. Nice restaurant across side road. No WiFi or reservations. We camped at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site-Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7264
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 49

Overall Rating:      

Nice, quiet park adjacent to New Salem State Historic Site. Nice trees without being overly wooded. Only 100 sites have electricity, with water close-by. They have a few 50 amp sites. New Salem Historic Site is open almost every day of the
year, with recreation of pioneer times. (Temporarily closed on Mondays and Tuesdays due to budget crisis.) Stage productions in the summer, a few hiking paths, and touring the village are the main attractions. We camped at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site-Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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