Rockford, Illinois

Blackhawk Valley Campground

Rockford, Illinois



Rockford, Illinois
Phone: (815) 874-9767

Sites: 150
Recent Rate: $35 6/2015

Latitude: 42.1841425
Longitude: -89.0463441

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • 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 yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • 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 ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • 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

Ratings overview

25 Reviews

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Ntrainman

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

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The park itself was very nice: nice, well kept, neat. However, they need to get with the program and put WIFI at each site rather just at the office. Also they need to get cable TV. 2 nites would be my max at this park. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Money2Burn

Review Count: 29
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $14.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful place to stay, very large sites with fire rings and picnic tables, we used Passport America for the low rate of $14. Did not use any restrooms. I Believe they are closing for the season in mid October. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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Oriana

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

The entry to the campground is down a very steep hill, with a couple of bends and trees both sides. Check-in was quick and staff pleasant. Roads are gravel and generally in good condition, although not overly big rig friendly. We were in a full hookup, 50 amp pull-through. The sites alternate front to back, so 2 adjacent RVs are door side facing each other - different. Services are good. No Wi-Fi and only had 1 bar on a 3G Verizon signal, so Internet access was non-existent. It's OK for a 1 or 2 night stopover, but no longer. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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User3302

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2014 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful, spacious campground. The trees are trimmed high, so the sites are shaded and you don't have to worry about the branches hitting your roof stuff. The campsites are large and many are along a river. About 2/3 of the campsites are for seasonal people. There are some sites for short-termers along the river. There is a huge central area with many games and open fields. The grounds and campsites are beautifully maintained and scrupulously clean. We arrived after hours and our paperwork was left out for us. An employee stopped by as we were getting it, and made us feel welcome. The dump area is well designed and easy to use (I never, ever comment about the dump, but this was a good one.) The campground is about 5 miles off the highway and was a serene stop over for us on a very long drive. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Motorhome.

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Oregon91

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice, spacious place. Could use updated/expanded shower restrooms. Site is on river, but most of riverside sites seem to be taken by long termers. Don't get charged for visitors. Plenty of room to relax. A bit off main thoroughfares, but we planned on staying a few days. We weren't disappointed. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Motorhome.

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lburas

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects Passport America rate. Campground is down in a valley so there was no wi-fi or cell phone service. No full hookup sites available for us as most of the sites are seasonal sites. Mosquitoes were very bad at dusk. OK for a one night stopover. I would look for another campground if longer than one night. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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OliveOil

Review Count: 42
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

Agree with the nice things other reviewers have said, but 30 bucks for a no-sewer space? It's not that nice. Unless you're getting the Passport rate, look elsewhere. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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User2396

Review Count: 81
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $17.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects Passport America discount. Very nice park with a lot of distance between sites. Many are seasonal campers but are nicely landscaped and maintained. Park is also well maintained. Hookups excellent. Park is located on a nice river; large common area; great play area for kids; no pool; lots of trees but easy to drive through. The restrooms are very clean, but the paint does show some age and need of fresh paint. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Motorhome.

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Diane Yeager

Review Count: 126
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a good park for Passport price. The Passport connection is not advertised and was only by a casual comment that I was to get the discount. I am still waiting for the credit. The campground is split into three sections, monthly and creek side which have sewer available, and the rest which is a big treeless field on a lower level. Since we were staying several days and wanted sewer, we were assigned to a fairly narrow site with the monthly renters. Was like being in the middle of park models. I checked out the laundry and decided to wait a few days. There is also the issue of the steep entrance. I would like to try another park if I were to return to Rockford. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Motorhome.

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TheDoghouse

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We came here for the 4th of July weekend with a group of 8 other travel trailers. The road down to the office is very steep. Sites are grass, but mostly even. More seasonal sites than weekenders. There was no sewer hook-up & 4 days cut it close for capacity. Our sites backed up to the Kishwaukee River, which was not buggy. You can rent a tube at the office for $20 ($15 deposit returned), drive up river & enjoy a 3 hour meander back to the campground. Canoeing nearby also. Bathrooms were clean, but very old & need updating. The showerhouse by office was not as moldy smelling as the ones in the middle of the grounds. Fans need to be installed. Wi-Fi was not working or very weak where we were. Only USCellular & Nextel phone service, everyone else had to drive up the hill to get service. Office personnel were polite & interacted with guests. Dump station was easy to get to. We'd come back. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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lyndx

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We spent a night at this large campground which has many seasonal and monthly sites in addition to about 40 transient sites. There are two very large open areas with pavilions, a tent area, playground, mini-golf, shuffleboard and other activities. WI-FI is free, but some of the sites are too far to get a useable signal. The Kishwaukee River runs behind the grounds and some sites back up onto the river. Showers were well located, clean and hot. The campground was clean and quiet. Blackhawk Valley is a little off the beaten path but easily located with GPS. Nice place to stay! We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Motorhome.

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Steve Ham

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $33.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a great time in this campground. We had a sewer connection even though it is supposed to be just for seasonals, which were all around us. Nice people in the office and in the campground. Very clean and well organized. Nice relaxing, quiet place for a restful stop. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Motorhome.

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Andy Asberry

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

I started to not rate this campground but there are travelers like me who might appreciate a heads-up. It is basically for permanent seasonal users. Decks, fences and vegetable gardens take them out of the camper category. They can mow the grass and clear the brush but this is still a river bottom with humidity and mosquitoes. There is no satellite (trees) and no phone signal. A boring stay indoors. I gave it a neutral rating because of the hosts' attitude. They think if you have a router signal, you are connected to the internet. The largest font size on their website is WiFi. No internet on Monday. Host said it would be up shortly. Not to be. Monday, a week later, still no internet. Call it free if you want but if it is included, I'm paying for it. That is like saying "sorry, we are out of water." Maybe this is a wilderness experience for some but I can think of a lot places that are not shared by 1000 others. Again, some may like it but I won't be back. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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espo9999

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

My family enjoyed this park very much and had a great time. We like that the campground was pet friendly and would visit again this summer. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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gottacruise

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2009 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

This was okay for one night. I got the last available site - #56, which was really small. The grounds look nice. They have a lot of activities going on and things for kids to do. There were lots of kids who ran around. They told me I could get Wi-Fi at my spot, which I couldn't. I could also not get any TV stations, and my phone didn't work. I got Wi-Fi in the office. When I complained, they just blew it off. I wouldn't stay here again. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Motorhome.

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