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Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site-Campground

Petersburg, Illinois


15588 History Ln
Petersburg, Illinois 62675
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 200
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.98191
Longitude: -89.84807

Elevation: 610' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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10 Reviews

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Would have been $15 if we had been from Illinois! Electric only, but water and dump available. Beautiful park area. We camped at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site-Campground in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

New Salem Village, (free) is a reconstruction of village where Lincoln was in his 20's. In park, walk from RV camping area

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Very clean showers although dated. Very level sites with good electric. Some in our group had difficulty with the 30 amp. Needed to use 50 with a 30 adapter.

Quiet and restful. Nice shelter for meetings/meals. Decent dump station.

New Salem Village was very interesting although there was only one busy volunteer who gave a good background on the village. Paved drives that made a nice thing for walkers. We camped at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site-Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Village within walking distance of the RV Park.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

The park is dated, could definitely use some updates - but then Illinois is broke so doubt they are putting $$ into their parks. We had issues with the 30 amp electrical. Illinois doesn't refund at state parks, so we were without power for two nights. The host was very helpful on day 3 and suggested plugging into a 50 amp with a 30 amp adapter - that worked! Something with the 30 amp ground. (Wonder if this is common at this park as two other RVs had the same problem.) We camped at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site-Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

If you have RV problems, see the RV dealer on Highway 123 to the east of Petersburg. I don't remember the name of the place, but it's the only one there (little dive of a place with used RVs). This guy is amazing!! We have a few issues that had been stumping repairmen left and right for the last two years. He figured it out in less than 10 minutes and told us how to fix it ourselves. Two months prior we had paid $200 in Davenport Iowa for the RV shop there to tell us nothing was wrong!

Lincoln's historic site - fantastic! Lincoln's library in Springfield is one of the best in the country. Lots to do in the area. Love the historic site - walking distance from the park and it was great! Small restaurant at the historic site with to die for sweet-rolls. Lots to do in Springfield.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Very nice shaded every site all site level. Village is nice but closed Monday and Tuesday. If I had a bathroom/shower in my camper I would rate a lot higher, but I do not. The shower are very, very dirty, to the point my wife would not use it. We camped at Lincoln's New Salem State Historic Site-Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Covered Forested
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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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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 9

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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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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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 3

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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Review Count: 72
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

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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Review Count: 102
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 2

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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