3 Parks near Rochester, Illinois
Jul 2012 - $20.00
Quiet park. Would rank higher except this CG needs some TLC. Tables need new wood. Each site needs debris to be picked up. Need to weed eat around grill fire pit areas. They run the lawn mowers but don't pick up debris. Picked up at our site: pieces of candy wrappers, napkins, paper plate, a plastic spoon, plastic tie wraps, bottle caps. Also trees need to be trimmed up higher. Access to water over at other campground (Hickory Point). Would stay here again as we need to visit Springfield occasionally. Stayed in loop A (walk in). - Peter K
Feb 2008 - $10.00
Nice place. No swimming in lake Sangchris. Really nice private tent sites, but no amenities at all except porto potty. They have nice trails and really good fishing. No more boat rental. But an okay place to camp. - JanaBeaty
Jul 2014 - $20.00
Park was clean, nicely kept with paved interior roads super for biking. Sangchris Lake holds numerous fishing tournaments and is usually full, as the sites are excellent for boating / fishing enthusiasts. Typical Illinois park, the sites having no water, sewer or Wi-Fi; however Verizon cell reception was adequate. - Moundstation
May 2014 - $20.00
We stayed here two nights and could have stayed longer. We will come back here again. We had a nice spot on the lake. There were no bugs and it was a quiet camp. The camp host was very nice and friendly. The site was pretty level and there was plenty of room between sites. The sites were back-in. We were at the Hickory Campground and it is the one that has lake-front sites and the showers. Great place to fish. If you have a boat there is a boat ramp nearby. - Pamela & Gerald
Jul 2012 - $20.00
We stayed at Deer Run campground. It was quiet, but needs some TLC or rating would be higher. The mowers cut the grass & any debris. I have picked up pieces of candy wrappers, paper plates, napkins, plastic spoon, duct tape, soda cans, etc. Tables need new wood. Fire/grill areas need weed eating. The is a lake at Hickory Point campground. Water is available at Deer Run but it's far away. A 75 ft of hos was not enough requiring a move of the RV to get close & fill up with water. Would stay here again as we need to go to Springfield occasionally. Stayed in loop A, site 12, 50 amp good, walk in site. - Peter K
Oct 2015 - $39.00
The road getting to this park narrow and it goes over a very narrow one lane bridge. If you are coming into the campground in a large motorhome be aware it is very difficult to navigate the very narrow road. The campground overlooks corn fields. The campground is 7 miles off the interstate and I would not recommend staying here if you are planning on doing activities in the Springfield area. There are other campgrounds much closer to the historic sites in Springfield. - budolemiss
Sep 2015 - $30.00
For a change of pace, we decided to take I-55 south from the Chicago area rather than I-57. This park is about 10 minutes (5-7 miles depending on which exit (88 or 94 you are using to get here)) from the interstate. The last mile is a narrow gravel road. The park is nestled in the middle of farms and most of the park is treed. Per their handout, there about 45 FHU sites with about half being pull-through and half back-to-back back-ins. There are also W&E sites, electric only, no hookups, and tent sites. There are also half a dozen cabins. We were in a row of FHU, pull-through sites on the west side of that park that had maybe 7-8 sites that were satellite friendly. Because we were able to get satellite and, being <300 miles from home (meaning we could get our home network channels), we did not bother to hook up to their cable. As shown in the handout, their are 24 cable channels and all you need to do is make the "normal" connection. Because their immediate area did not have cable service years ago, this park has their own satellite based system that they feed to the sites. Their WiFi worked fine. Of course, there were only about 20 other customers in the park so the internet performance might be different in a crowded park. Typical of KOAs, there were plenty of recreational facilities: a pool (closed for the season), a playground with older equipment, a small dog park, horseshoes, b-ball, volleyball, mini-golf, etc. The laundry (4 of each machine @ $1.50 each) and bath/shower facilities are in the main building. They are older, but clean. The office has small store area and some game tables. The park has propane for sale. Although some of the 20 RVs here might have been extended stay, I don't think anyone stays here all year (I think the park closes Nov. 1). I found the woman (owner?) in the office to be friendly and informative. - Jerry S
Sep 2015 - $9.00
Rate reflected is using KOA points, and a $6.00 charge for 50 amp.
We stayed one night as a pass through area on on way to Indiana.
We arrived at our very nice, pull through site, to find it littered with trash and tons of cigarette butts on the ground and in the fire pit. Come on people... When you leave a campsite, it should be cleaner than when you found it!
I interrupted the hostesses dinner, and she had to call for my points, and seemed a little irritated by it, but she was still nice.
This is a very nice park, and spots are quite spacious.
I requested a rooftop satellite friendly space, which we received. The rest of the park was very nice, surrounded by trees and fields, and oh so quiet at night. We got a great nights sleep to continue with our travels in the morning. - Mr&MrsFulltimers