9 Parks near Secor, Illinois
Aug 2016 - $37.00
The staff people are very helpful and friendly. They escorted us to our site. The roads are a little narrow but manageable as long as the trees are kept trimmed. However the interior road are very dusty even when driving at a crawl. The park is about 90 percent full timers. It seems they all have golf carts and drive around the park all the time kicking up dust even as slow as they go (less than 5 mi per hr) The sites our not level. There are plenty of shade trees and still able to get roof mounted satellite to function. I would have rated the park higher except for the dirty interior roads. Even with the park cons as stated above, I would stay again. - Roy Fleming
Aug 2015 - $30.00
The desk host was friendly and very helpful. We wanted a pull through as we're on the way home and only stayed one night, but didn't need 50A electric. They let us pull through a 30A site to get an electric/water site and saved us $6. Lots of trees so satellite won't work in many sites. We had a picnic table. The WiFi was weak so we used our smartphone hotspot instead, but Verizon cell phone service was good. - Ned
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Just one night stay passing through. Had read the other reviews and thought the gunfire would not be an issue as my husband is a competitive shooter, but it did if the AC was not running. Fortunately it rained and shut them down. I agree with all the good things the other reviews say. We actually enjoyed walking around the permanent sites and seeing their creativity in adding screened porches, roofs, decks, and rooms to their campers. - winde
Oct 2015 - $25.00
Just needed a campsite for one night so this was a pretty good choice for our 40' fifth wheel. Site was a long pull thru that was fairly level. Easy access to I-39 and not much noise from the highway. Electric was 50 amp, no water at the campsites but there was a spigot nearby. Very pretty campground with some fall colors. - Patricia Sterkowitz
Jun 2015 - $22.00
Overall, we were happy with our experience at Comlara Park. The roads at the back part of the campground were a bit rough, with some fairly deep pot-holes. The bathrooms left a lot to be desired. They are basically just vault toilets, which is fine, but they could have been cleaner.
The staff at the visitor center, and the check-in booth were very helpful and quite friendly. They offer small boat rentals at the launch area. The young man working the rentals managed to keep everyone happy, even though he was by himself and quite busy.
There are lots of fishing opportunities, and the park offers quite a few programs for the young ones. There are lots of kids in the park, so be careful driving through. We had several young children dart out in front of our vehicle. No fault of the park, just a word of caution.
The visitor's center has ice, firewood, and live bait for sale at reasonable prices. Unfortunately, with all the rain lately, the firewood was damp and very difficult to light.
We would definitely stay here again, but will choose a site at the lower campground area as there is more shade available, and more suitable for a smaller travel trailer. Make sure to apply bug spray, and sunscreen. If you're not used to Illinois summers, the mosquitoes might catch you by surprise. Also, drink a lot of water. Even though it may only be 80 degrees, you can quickly become dehydrated when there 70%+ humidity. - subzeroLV
Aug 2010 - $22.00
Young man in office was very pleasant but not too helpful, didn’t even give map of park with directions to site. Slightly expensive for electric only. Seems to be a local's weekend place and probably gets very busy. We arrived 2pm Sunday afternoon, the dumpster was overflowing and there were still quite a few noisy children/teenagers hanging about. Many people left around 5pm (check out is 3pm and is not enforced). The only security we saw was the young man from the office drove through once about 6pm. Water faucets sporadically placed around park, you fill your tank and unhook hose so others can use. No sewer hookups, a dump station is available by boat launch away from campground. Vault toilets which looked newer but dirty and filled with bugs/spiders/cobwebs and one central bathhouse for entire park. Nice lake views, grass/gravel sites, mostly level, extremely long pull throughs which were not level. Nothing to do here but an okay overnight mid-week stop. - paularonson
Jun 2016 - $38.00
As others have noted, this is no longer "Yogi Bear's" but Timberline Campground. We stopped here for an overnight and were very happy. There was a lot going on at the campground. It's huge, it was busy the Saturday we were there, and there looks to be a ton of stuff for kids to do. However, the owner has expanded and has an entire new section that is back away from the front of the campground where the pool, playground, activities, campstore, and (that night) the DJ was located and as requested we were given a "quiet" site in the new area. This East section has large gravel back in sites and huge open lawn areas and was much quieter than the front of the campground. Full hook-up, which is nice, but we noticed several of the sewer openings did not have caps - were just open to the air (yuck). Also rather weird - they sold us some firewood up at the store, but when we pulled into the site we noticed none of the sites in this new area had fire rings/pits. The new section does not have any trees for shade so we baked a bit, but our site was large and quiet and we would definitely stop here again. - R.T.
May 2016 - $34.00
Large Park...now Timberline Campground. Many FT campers. Large site for pull thru. Rainy while we were here, but drainage was good. Lots of grassy places to walk dogs. No Good Sam discount now, so they gave us military....even though we aren't. No WiFi or cable TV, but good satellite reception. Pool just opened, lots of play areas for kids. Off the freeway, but no noise. Small pond for fishing. - Jodie S
Mar 2016 - $35.00
"Do you have WiFi?" we asked before checking in. Slight hesitation, then "Our WiFi is provided by (name of company)," the clerk replied, and gave us the info sheet on the provider. When we couldn't log in, we phoned the provider, who informed us they had disconnected the campground after they failed to pay their bills for internet service for months. In short, the clerk lied to us. Unacceptable. We stopped at this campground in March - it is open all year. It has a large number of permanent sites and easy to access sites for larger units just stopping overnight. It has a pool and rental golf carts. Few fire rings available.This is no longer a Yogi Bear Jellystone Park. - suerover
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Great people. Good hook up access. High noise level but OK in hard sided camper. Nice dog walk. Very well kept grounds. Plan on bottled water as theirs is cloudy. We will return as an overnight stay headed west. - User1308
Jun 2016 - $36.00
Nice park near Bloomington/Normal area. Level gravel sites. Could get on to Wifi but Verizon service great. Train tracks not a problem but a lot of noise from I-74. - rockhill
May 2016 - $36.00
This is a very clean park where the work by the owners is visible in a neatly maintained park. The sites are gravel and we were able to get into a level position easily. Located near Bloomington/Normal on I-74 and within easy drive of I-55 and I-39. The park is wedged between the interstate and a local train track (the location is what it is). There is noise from the interstate and a train that comes through early in the morning several days each week. There are two 'sections' - 30 amp and 50-amp. Sites in the 30-amp section are both pull-thru and some back-in. The 50 amp section is pull-thru with large, long driveways (many 40+ foot motor homes and towables were easily parked). Sites in the 30-amp section have shorter driveways but there is more space in-between sites. Water pressure is good. Water source is from a well and it's run through a softener. Well water does have some air and minerals (good for washing but you may want to use a filter or get purified water to drink). There is a small playground and pool (too early in the season to be open). There is Wi-Fi available but our distance from the broadcast source made it weak. For us, it was a great place to set up while we closed on our house before setting out to full-time. It is also a good stop for overnight. - Dave Hole
Jul 2016 - $27.00
Convenient to Peoria, easy to find and access, this park is largely long term or seasonal residents who have boats in the marina. Check in was quick and we were led to our site. Interior roads and sites are paved, and although a bit tight due to large trees and fairly close sites, our 40' motor home was easy to park. No WiFi but good Verizon cell/data, no cable but a fair number of OTA channels. Satellite TV may or may not be usable due to the many trees. Far enough from the highway and river to be quiet, but close to shopping, dining, and a casino. A good value in an area without many options. - Meanderman
Jun 2016 - $20.00
Very good place to stay when visiting the area. I enjoyed my stay there.
I used the washer and drier which were convenient. - mrracechaser
Nov 2014 - $13.00
We were pleasantly surprised with this park. It is simple...not much for frills. But, it got the job done. We had full hook-ups and there was someone at the front office everyday. This is a city ran park so there is also the benefit of roaming police. The officer normally on duty was very friendly and made it a point to wave at us whenever he drove by. This park is in no means a destination park, that is to say there isn't much family fun going on, but at least it is clean and organized and my family and I felt very safe there. We were local for business purposes and if we ever need to return to Peoria we will seek this park out! - EasyE RV
Aug 2016 - $15.00
This is an old park on the Illinois River. It is shaded with huge trees that make good shade but still good tv reception. It is a large pull through with full hookups. It was not dusty due to lots of rain lately. Since it is all dirt it could be either muddy or dusty.
There is not an office and we were not told about wifi. According to the Passport book the rate is $10. With an extra charge for electricity. We actually paid $15 plus $3 for electricity. We did not go out in the evening so do not know about mosquitos! - oniedu
Jul 2016 - $38.00
Long dusty dirt road to site. No office, met on way in, led to site dirt not level. Had to change and then use blocks to level. Had pull thru, shade, satellite good. - trims
Oct 2014 - $13.00
The owner of the park was friendly but the park itself was in pitiful condition. The trees needed to be trimmed. The office was always locked so you couldn't use the facilities or talk to anyone about concerns. The grass was overgrown and the bug population, in particular, the spiders was unreal. We had to spray around our rig. The water is horrible and stinky I guess it is well water with serious iron overload. It is a shame more time hasn't been taken with this park it could be nice especially considering how close it is to the river but the view is terrible with all of the overgrown brush. The park employees seem odd at best. I noticed one of them tossing trash into the dumpster, missing his mark, and then driving off in his cart leaving the piles on the ground. What a shame. - EasyE RV
Jul 2014 - $20.00
The first time I stayed at this gas station I didn't have slides so the narrow sites were not a problem. With slides, you have to be very careful how you position your rig. For the price it remains a OK spot to overnight if you need hookups. There is a cable TV hookup but it doesn't work. Wi-Fi available in Burger King but it doesn't win any speed awards. Station is in transition. The Burger King and Subway are still there and operating but the gas station and store was just sold in a foreclosure auction. Had to pay in the Burger King, cash only. - glenthompson
Aug 2013 - $26.00
We read reviews that were dated, and after a long driving day, decided to check it out. Shell no longer operates the station, so look for PHILLIPS 66. From southbound I-39, exit on 35, then take a left. You'll see BP and Casey's listed as the gas stations, but you'll see Phillips 66 once you make the left turn. It'll be on your left. RV spaces are by Burger King, on the end of the complex. Once BK closes it surprisingly quiet. Cable t.v. appears to now be available. Full hookups here. We're not a big rig, so was an easy fit for us. All paved and clean as a whistle. Bathrooms in convenience store, which is open 24-hours. Current rate is $25, plus $1.56 tax ($26.56). Worth the money for us. Will stay here again when in the area. Oh, never could get the website in English, so not sure what that's about. - KejLrtj
May 2011 - $21.00
This is definitely a stop-over location. The sites are very narrow. They have cement barriers between each site by the utilities. With these 2 issues it makes it hard to put slides out. Because we had no neighbors we had no slide problem, but our slides did extend to the neighboring site. We also had to pull the fifth wheel to the front of the site and park the truck in back in order to hook up the electric and be able to put the slides out. It's noisy during the day, but we had no noise issues at night. Even though it is a cement site we had to raise one side 2 inches to level our unit. We had a good view of the sky for satellite reception. If I needed a place to sleep and wanted full hookup I would return. If I was looking for a true campground then I would pass this one by. - TomG100
Oct 2008 - $1.00
This is a Casino that allows you to park overnight and they have a few spaces for rigs and trucks. We asked to stay there because the other campgrounds has been flooded out and were too muddy to enter. Worked for us in a pinch and we did ask permission. - imperial
May 2014 - $30.00
This is a nice campground. Pros: The grounds are well kept, there are two stocked ponds for fishing, hosts are friendly, bathrooms were very clean. There are many activities scheduled, such as bingo, fish feeding, and a country Opry show. This campground has two playground areas. One is average and the other one is fantastic! The entrance to the playground is a giant slide called 'Big Red.' The playground at the bottom of the slide is very nice. The campground was generally quiet during the day, and just about silent during quiet hours (10 p.m. - 8 a.m.) Cons: The area of the campground we were in had very, very, very small sites. There are really no attractions nearby. It was fine for a weekend, but any longer of a stay and we would have been bored. All in all, we were very pleased and plan on returning. - rollinrollinrollin
Aug 2013 - $32.00
This is a nice campground located about 25 miles from Peoria. It's an older facility, but well-maintained. Sites are level and roomy. There are quite a few seasonal campers here, but during our midweek stay we didn't see many people. The bathhouses are rustic and reasonably clean (not spotless). Off air TV reception is good and my Verizon 4G worked okay for a web connection. This property runs public country music shows every Saturday night during the summer, and since we're here at midweek I don't know what impact that has on the ambience of the park. - DrLewie
Jun 2010 - $30.00
We arrived at the CG on June 1. We had called a month in advance and ask if they could accommodate a 35' Motorhome pulling a trailer and they said they could. As soon as we arrived, the elderly lady at registration was rude and wanted to know if we had a reservation. I told her I did and that I had called a month ago. The lady told me, "Well, I don't think I can fit that big rig in the sites we have." I told her she had originally told me she could, all she could say was, "I don't think so but you can look." As she showed my husband the site she said she didn't think we could stay any longer than 3 nights even if we wanted to. The whole process was terrible and the staff was rude. - tow