Blackhawk Valley Campground

     


Rockford, Illinois
Phone: (815) 874-9767

Sites: 150
Recent Rate: $14 10/2014


Latitude: 42.1841425
Longitude: -89.0463441

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites
  • Big Rig Access
  • Tent Camping
  • Restrooms (Plumbed)
  • Pit Toilets
  • Showers
  • $0.00 Shower Fee
  • Laundry Facilities
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee
  • Dump Station
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee
  • Propane Available
  • Firewood Available
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts
  • Water Spigot
  • Picnic Shelter
  • RV Wash
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee
  • Corral
  • Landing Strip
  • Overflow Parking
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP)
  • Electric (50 AMP)
  • Water
  • Sewer
  • WiFi
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee
  • Cellular Phone Service
  • Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup
  • Phone
  • Central Modem
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.)
  • Pool Access
  • Family Friendly
  • Playground
  • Pet Area
  • yes-river Waterfront
  • Clubhouse
  • Camp Store
  • Cafe / Snack Bar
  • Business Center
  • Group Camping
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Group Kitchen
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Concierge Services
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s)
  • Recreation Room
  • Gym/Workout Facilities
  • Beach Access
  • Boat Ramp
  • Marina
  • Boat Rentals
  • Fishing
  • Golfing
  • Bike Path(s)
  • Bike Rentals
  • Hiking
  • Spa
  • Horseshoe Pit
  • Volley Ball
  • Sports Field
  • Arcade Games
  • Live Entertainment
  • Amphitheatre
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf
  • Billiards
  • Ping Pong
  • Lake
  • Pond
  • River
  • Creek
  • Ocean
  • Water Park
  • Casino

Review Details

Ratings overview
  • Excellent 4
  • Good 11
  • Average 7
  • Poor 0
  • Terrible 2

24 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Money2Burn

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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User3302

Review Count: 45
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Oriana

Review Count: 43
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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lburas

Review Count: 26
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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Oregon91

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

Date of Stay: - $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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OliveOil

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

Date of Stay: - $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: 1

Date of Stay: - $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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go2fish

Review Count: 38
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $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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lyndx

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

Date of Stay: - $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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TheDoghouse

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

Date of Stay: - $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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Steve Ham

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

Date of Stay: - $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: 0

Date of Stay: - $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: - $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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Hawk37

Review Count: 55
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

A pleasant campground with very friendly office staff. Quiet, along river off the beaten path, but easy to find. Our site was a spacious, level pull-through. Office recommended a nearby pizza delivery that brought us a GREAT pizza. There are several negatives, however. Campground caters to seasonal occupants. Only sewer hookups are reserved for seasonals. Sites close to river are seasonal also. Wi-Fi works in limited locations. We camped at Blackhawk Valley Campground in a Motorhome.

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gottacruise

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

Date of Stay: - $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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