8 Parks near Quincy, Illinois
Oct 2016 - $25.00
I expected this campground to be very small but I was pleasantly surprised. The interior road is double wide gravel making for very easy back ins. They also have a couple of double long (perhaps 150') pull thrus which can be used as a single pull thru or the first RV pulls thru and the second backs in behind them. That gives the park a lot of flexibility when they aren't full. Most sites have a nice level concrete pad & are long enough for any rig. Very pleasant camp host showed us to our site. Road noise can be distracting in the early evening and morning. The rest of the time it's pretty quiet. About half the sites would be good for satellite. There's no cable TV but I picked up all major networks on digital antenna. Verizon had a weak but functional 2 bar LTE signal. Park wifi worked well on my external antenna but was very weak without it. Other than a swimming pool & picnic tables on concrete patios, I didn't see any amenities. Water pressure is 100 psi so plan accordingly. I second what others have said about GPS routing. My GPS thought this campground was in the middle of downtown Quincy. Avoid Cedar Street however you get here. I got a 10% Good Sam discount but apparently you only get that if you pay cash. - Danno
Sep 2016 - $26.00
Interior roads were packed gravel and in good condition. Sites had level concrete pads with very good spacing and utilities placed at the rear. Sites had a beautiful concrete patio with new picnic table. Owners are very helpful and take you to your site. No recycling. Noise is non-existent. WiFi coverage could be weak but owner gave us a site that was in direct sight of the router so we got by OK. We had 2/5 bars on Verizon Cell. The CG is very close to city parks and the Mississippi River. This was an overnight stay for us. - FreeWheeler
Apr 2016 - $27.00
We went to Quincy to buy a 1964 Corvair for my girl. We pulled the car trailer with the coach and this is the only RV park in the area. Weather was horrible or we would have stayed longer. Nice little park with a gracious owner. It was a little noisy in the morning with the road traffic but it didn't ruin our stay. Well maintained park and the owner Denise works hard at keeping it that way. We will be back. - roadkingdh
Sep 2016 - $26.00
Stayed at the Wakonda lake CG which is a wide ovoid loop by a lake with a paved road and gravel site but with a large concrete pad. Electric, water and sewer. Small bathhouse that I didn't go in. Few large trees. Sites well separated. Nearby sand/gravel operation with minimal noise. The park formally was a large government sand and gravel quarry that was repurposed as a park and is well wooded with multiple lakes,boat put ins, kayaks, playground. The other larger Boulder Lake CG we drove through and is well treed, but the sites were small and short and mostly very unlevel; certainly not motorhome friendly. The CGs just cover a small area of the Wakonda State Park which is very wooded with marsh, sand prairies and trails. Good job Missouri. - 210jem
Aug 2016 - $60.00
Was ok but the host was less than friendly and borderline rude. The swimming area is nice for a lake and it has a large sand beach. I doubt we return, mainly because of the host. - Les77
May 2016 - $28.00
Easy to get in and out of. Long concrete back-in sites with full hookups. Widely spaced. We would stay here again. - ATCbelle
Jul 2015 - $25.00
This is a small lot of 8 spaces located about a city block from the casino. They are full hook ups. The spaces are concrete, most are broken up a bit, but they are quite level. It is on the bypass highway, across from some railroad tracks. However, there is a nice view of the Mississippi river, you can watch barges moving up and down. Water pressure was good, electric steady. This park is great for a night or two to play at the casino, not a destination in itself however. If you join their players club and play before you park, you can get comp'd, however we decided to just pay the $25. The electric and water boxes at the sites are kept locked, you must leave a $20 deposit for the key which is returned when you turn in the key. The customer service at this casino was excellent! Staff was friendly on all levels. The restaurant had good food, served well and is priced easy on the wallet. Play was generous enough and they have a lot of newer machines to chose from. We would stay here again when visiting the casino. - Fixn2gocamp
Apr 2010 - $25.00
Rate is without sewer ( not available other than pumpout ) and not using Air. ( $3.00 more ) This is a seasonal park with mostly local trailers set up for the summer. Train is very loud and this is not on the river as it looks on the web site. Place needs a lot of work. We would never stay here again. - imperial
May 2009 - $15.00
Rate is based on a monthly rate. This is a nice family park with mostly seasonal sites. The sites are level gravel sites. Management is very friendly. The drawback is the train tracks that pass near the park. There are no sewer hookups, but the owner provides a tank emptying service. - John P
Aug 2016 - $18.00
This park is a special and unusual place. It is a strip of 23 campsites in the narrow strip of land between the Mississippi River and a train track. On the other side of the train track is a road and on the other side of the road is the levee that protects the town of Canton MO from flooding. The campground is right next to a lock and dam, and you can watch barges go through the lock. We stayed one night and got to watch quite a few go through. When we woke up in the morning, we found several barges in front of our campsite waiting their turns. Great fun! Some of the sites are full service, ours was just water and electric.
The campground seemed to be a favorite of local folks who come from 50-60 miles away to enjoy the River. The view of the Mississippi is extraordinary. If you are in a motor home, you back in to your campsite, with the River right outside your front window. There are no bath houses, there is a porta-potty, so you must be self-contained. If you call their phone number, you get City Hall. The folks at City Hall post a list of which sites are reserved on a bulletin board at the entrance. You pay by check or cash using an honor box.
The train has been mentioned in other posts. It goes through 2 intersections with roads near the campground, and blows its whistle for each intersection, no matter the time of day or night. The train clatter is loud and long. However, it wasn't awful, it just adds to the uniqueness of this campground. We would definitely stay here again! - ShoreXplorers
Aug 2013 - $18.00
We stopped here for a 2 night stay. Just know that there are pros and cons about staying at this city run park. The train does not have a set schedule, and the train tracks are right behind the RV spaces, and it is loud. The greenery at the sites are weeds, not grass, and while we were there they needed to be cut. Most of the sites are narrow, all are back in sites facing the river. Our slides were about 2 feet from the site to our left, but the site to our right was much larger. We were in site #11, we had no fire ring or grill, which was not an issue, but the picnic table needed attention. In general, the park would benefit from some very basic maintenance and care. Having the Mississippi River at your door was great. We enjoyed watching the huge barges traveling the river through the locks. Even though it's not the season for bald eagles, we saw 3 eagles, 2 landed in the water scooping up fish right in front our motorhome, and the other one was flying over the large pylon that is at the water's edge. There is a County Market grocery store on 61 about 5-7 miles away. We would stay here again, even with the train noise. - User873
Aug 2013 - $18.00
This park is right next to the Mississippi River in front of you and right behind you there is a railroad tracks. There is a ferry just south of the park that goes across to Illinois throughout the day. The train went through 3 times while we were there (about 12 hours). It is very loud and very close. Other than the train the park is very quiet, we had read that the tracks were there so it was not a surprise to us. There is no regular set schedule as to when a barge will be coming up to go through the lock and dam so it is just luck as to when they come through when you are there. They could be lined up waiting to get through or it could be a few hours in between. Overall the park could use a good scrub down and for some black dirt brought in and seeded. Not much grass, but have a lot of weeds. We just put out our carpet and enjoyed sitting by the river. If you are going here they have an address of 700 North Front Street, Canton. Very easy to find and it is off route 16 off of U.S. 61, east of 61. We would stay here again when passing through. It is worth the stop to see the lock and dam, it is a very laid back and quiet place. It is all self registration when you get there. Have cash or check for $18 per night. - PackerFanRick
Oct 2016 - $30.00
We stayed 3 nights in a back-in site under heavy trees so no satellite tv. Water connection on the wrong side but utilities otherwise good. It was pleasant and peaceful in spite of it being a very busy weekend with lots of tenters. The campfire smoke did get a bit heavy at night. Wifi was fair. We would stay again & request a more open site. - AFChap
Oct 2016 - $28.00
Older park with gravel roads and sites. Pull through sites barely long enough for 36 ft fifth wheel and truck. ATT service very weak but wifi satisfactory. Several over the air channels and sat reception on some. Nice pavilion near our site. Fire wood available. - Bojangles
Sep 2016 - $30.00
We stayed for an overnight while passing through. We were able to get a pull thru site with power and electric. Site was fairly level, staff was friendly. The park was quite and only had a few RVs. We had no neighbors so I am not sure what the spacing between was like. Hose bib is on the opposite side of site. All in all no real issues with this park at all. - Justice12t
Jun 2016 - $34.00
In a nutshell, stay away. If we could give this place a zero we would do so. The bathrooms are beyond filthy, mold appears to be growing on the shower stall benches, trash everywhere. The ground around our campsite was littered with cigarette butts. The buildings and all infrastructure look like they have had no maintenance in years. The "locals" or weekenders were very unfriendly; in fact scary.
It's very unfortunate as the place looks like it may have been decent at one point many years ago. We found the place in an older Good Sam book but the campground was no longer affiliated with Good Sam so there was no discount available.
If visiting the Hannibal area for the Mark Twain historical features find another campground for your stay. We booked two nights but left after staying only one night. - RalphB3
Jun 2015 - $31.00
The lady checking us in was helpful, efficient and knowledgeable about the area.
The campground is old and dirty. Sites were not level, muddy and sewer connection broken.
Appears to be mostly full time residence that do not seem to take any pride in their site. Junk laying all around. Will not come back. - Stockmk
Jul 2014 - $35.00
Worst campground ever! First of all, the campground is not marked, coming from Hannibal. We drove right past it. When we arrived, there is a window/ac unit boarded up with plywood. Not even new plywood, that looks like an accident or breakage recently happened, rotted on the bottom plywood. We arrived at 3pm the afternoon on a FRIDAY , and had to call a phone number listed on the door for help. When we finally arrived at our site and set up, the were so many dogs barking it sounded like we were at the humane society. We have a 32 foot 5th wheel, and had to park the truck on the gravel street, as there wasn't enough room to actually park at the site. We could not find the restaurant/lounge that was listed on the website. The was ice and firewood only at the "general store". The camper across from us, was a permanent site and the camper was finished off with plywood. Batting cages actually worked, but was really old. The kids tried to go to the store several times to get quarters, there wasn't anyone there. Pool is very small , kids didn't stay in it long, they said it smelled funny. My husband used the restroom once, said it smelled like urine and there was nothing in there to wash his hands with. We couldn't get out of there fast enough! - Hilgirl
Apr 2015 - $18.00
This is a fine example of Illinois state parks. Clean, well spaced sites. If you want seclusion, this is the place. The nearest restaurants are 20+ miles away. Hunters, fishermen, and foragers will find a huge area for their interests. There is a separate equestrian campground within the park as well. - Thorfinn
Jun 2012 - $20.00
Beautiful park. Lots of shade trees, etc. Very well kept. Enjoyed our stay for a few days before going on to Missouri. We are just traveling along slowly and where we take the notion to go next. We are headed for Mark Twain country in Hannibal, Missouri next. Very friendly people stay here. Quite a few of them said they come here regularly because it is so pleasant, clean and rates are reasonable. That is all true. Highly recommend anyone stay here. Children would enjoy it, too. Ours did! - skiparnd2
Aug 2007 - $15.00
We like this park and camp here often. There are only a few 50 Amp sites, and no full hook-up sites. Showers are nice, Restrooms are non flush type but are usually clean. Lots of birds and wildlife. Lots of trees and shaded sites. Nice spring feed lake, with row boat rental. No power boats allowed. This is an older park therefore most of the sites are smaller but there are sites that will accommodate bigger units. - fimk