Shabbona, Illinois

Shabbona Lake State Park

Shabbona, Illinois



Shabbona, Illinois
Phone: (815) 824-2106

Sites: 152
Recent Rate: $15 7/2015

Latitude: 41.757622379378
Longitude: -88.8706865105897

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service no
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp yes
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals yes
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) yes
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball yes
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake yes
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

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10 Reviews

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Jack B

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

Lived in the area before full-timing and know this park well. 150 sites: 60 FCFS, 90 Reserve America. It is a park all about a big lake for fishing, kayaks,canoes, and sail boards. No motors over 10hp. There is a day use area with cafe, boat rentals, and camp store. The camping area is separated from day use and also has a camp store and boat ramps. This is a park for tents, pop-ups, and small trailers. All sites are back-in, level is no way guaranteed. Many sites are very short, not designed for big Class A's or 5th wheels. The park is very heavily forested and camp sites cut into the woods. Camp sites are clear by constant use. Summer weekends are almost always full. Many miles of walking trails are mowed clear. Only one brick-and-mortar bathroom with two toilets and showers, the rest are all pit type outhouses. If possible, drive this park first and note the good sites. Because of its size there are five host couples on site and will help whenever they can. This park is basic but very nice. We camped at Shabbona Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

DNR Rangers and DNR Police are frequent visitors. Don't be cheap buy a license and don't put fish on your stringer that don't belong there. Count and measure!

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      Cleanliness

Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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Jolly Out There

Review Count: 41
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Prefer another campground in nearby but couldn't get in there so stayed here. Caters to fishing folks more than hikers. Small, tight campsites with fire rings (but no grills) were okay; just partial shade, which is hot in summertime. Didn't see many level sites which could be a problem for many RVers and tent campers. Canvasback Loop looks most preferred; Merganser Loop okay. Pit toilets near many sites; short walk to clean showers and toilets. Not much hot water, even at 7 AM; none at 4 PM. Quiet hours enforced but no problems with nearby neighbors. Overall experience was just okay. We camped at Shabbona Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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rollinrollinrollin

Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this campground. Beautiful, wooded sites, (for the most part) clean bathrooms. Large lake for fishing (no swimming) and boat rentals. Nice playground and volleyball court by the dock and camp store, hiking trails. Great place to unwind. We will camp here again and I have recommended it to others. We camped at Shabbona Lake State Park in a Tent Trailer.

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ysocks

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2013 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Typical state park. We had a great site near the huge lake in Canvasback Cove. Good fishing and a nice general store that has a variety of items for purchase. There is a restaurant on site, we did not eat there, but we will try it on our next visit. Has a lot of boat ramps which is nice if camping with a boat. Very nice camp hosts. Be careful picking your site. Some sites look like you need to back "up" hill to get into them. Those were in the Teal Bay loop. The dump and fill station was very clean and easily accessible. Two dump's, just wish they were opposite of each other instead of facing the same direction. It could get pretty tight in there if there were a larger motorhome in first. We are scheduled to go back for July 4th. Heard they have fireworks over the lake. It should be nice. We camped at Shabbona Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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CramerCamper

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

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

We camped here Memorial Weekend. It was full and very busy. Unfortunately, still a little cold for our kids with small kids who also came in a tent. Came for some fishing for the little kids, but no luck off shore. Lots of trees and shade, would have welcomed a little sun. Pit toilets/water nearby, a short walk to the showers/flush toilets. Some trails to walk--next time! Didn't see any rangers coming through camp, but didn't see any issues with all the people here either. Visited the park's Pokanoka’s Café for fish dinner. Was OK. Nice boat rental and store and dock area. Might bring our canoe next time, and bikes. We camped at Shabbona Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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campaholic99

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

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

I really enjoyed this campground, super friendly hosts, beautiful grounds well maintained, play areas for children adult picnics, very nice lake with boat rentals available. small restaurant, bait shops, tackle shops. We camp here several times a year, kids have a great time and always look back to going again!!!! We camped at Shabbona Lake State Park in a Tent.

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milemaker

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

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice campground. Nice hosts. Beautiful views of lake and landscape. Drawbacks. Most sites are terribly off level. Main gate is closed after 10pm. After that, must walk in from there, some 3/4 mile to campsites. We camped at Shabbona Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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Riverrat16

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2007 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

One of my favorite state parks! The park takes reservations for a limited number of sites and the rest are first come. The campground map on the website has pictures of most sites when you click on the site number. So it is nice to be able to "see" the site when making reservations. Nice lake and some good hiking trails in the state park. Lots of deer and wildlife to enjoy too. Close to my home, so we camp here quite often and have always enjoyed our stay. We camped at Shabbona Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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cdm74

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2007 - $15.00
Overall Rating:      

We loved this park. It was early in the season and only one of the 3 campground loops were open. It was the loop closest to the lake (Canvasback Cove) Each site is large and fairly private, some offer great lake views. They have a nice camp store with boat rentals and bait and camping gear. The lake is huge and they boast that it has great fishing. Nice playground and gazebo in a park area. The Hosts and the other campers were very friendly. Site price was very fair since they have no water or sewer...we will go back when it is warmer for sure. We camped at Shabbona Lake State Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Chicago Cobras

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2006 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice campground. The employees were very kind and helpful. When I was just about to pull into a spot the guy driving around in his cart stopped me and said he had one even better. He was right, it was right next to the lake and the playground for the kids. This camp ground was extremely clean and all of the sites have large fire rings. The restrooms and showers appeared to be clean as well. It appeared most of the sites have large shade trees. The sites appeared to be a little small but not enough to keep us from going again soon. There is boating and fishing, loaner poles were available to the kids for free. We camped here in a Motorhome We camped at Shabbona Lake State Park in a Motorhome.

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