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Illinois State Fair Campgrounds

Springfield, Illinois


801 E Sangamon Ave
Springfield, Illinois 62702
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Sites: 300
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.83245
Longitude: -89.64507

Elevation: 580' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails no
  • Rec Room Rec Room no
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes no
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball no
  • Water Access Water Access no

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59 Reviews

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Review Count: 49
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Great stay. We were here 4 days with 50amp FHU. Parking Lot type setting. The non sewer sites are all in grass areas. A lot of nice grass play area or areas to walk your dogs. Normally $25. if you are 60+ or Active Military/Vet you get a $5 per day discount. Weekly & Monthly are cheap too. I would/will stay again if in the area. The Host every night built a really neat giant bon fire at the office. Plenty of room between RV's. Trash Cans & dumpsters all over, so everything is very clean. We camped at Illinois State Fair Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D-5
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Don't miss on Tuesday at 6:30 pm a re-enactment at the Tombs and the lowering of the flag. One of the viewers there gets a flag. Lots to see in the area, lots of shopping and restaurants.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Level spot in a shaded grass area with 30 amp and water. 27' MH. Convenient to Abe Lincoln sites. Restrooms/showers are old and need updating. Ok spot for 1 night. We camped at Illinois State Fair Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 178
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 44

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Not hard to get in or out off at Gate 11 (8th St) off of Sangamon and then follow the signs. Not many sites with sewer but we got lucky. We were on the paved area with a very long run to the sewer hookup. Electric and water worked well. This is a very convenient location to get to downtown and all of the historic sites. There are lots of sites but very few with sewer and most are very small and extremely uneven. We camped at Illinois State Fair Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Call ahead to find out what type of site is available if you are large or want sewer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

This is a great place to stay and Springfield has lots of things to do and see. Call ahead to see if they have a big event on like the State Fair - otherwise you should have no trouble getting a spot. We were on asphalt with 50 amp but they have grass areas with shade and 30 amp. The gates are locked at night and there is security. This place is close to the many things to do and see in this town. We camped at Illinois State Fair Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D-3
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Many Lincoln things to see - museum, library, tomb, home. See the Frank Lloyd Wright house, and visit the old state house. Visit the tomb on Tuesday evenings for a flag retirement ceremony.

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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 30

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

The fairgrounds is easy to find and well marked with signs. Go into Gate 11 where you can see the campground. We stayed one night in the asphalt camping area. It was almost empty. We had water and 50A, no picnic tables or other amenities only parking. Some sites had full hookups. Boondocking is $15. The office is located on the hill behind the asphalt area where other sites are located in a grassy area. We saw restrooms here. There is a dump station available. Check the calendar for any fairground events as the campground may be full. We felt safe here and drove into town to visit the Abraham Lincoln sites. We camped at Illinois State Fair Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Section B 24
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Lincoln Presidential Museum and go to the tomb

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

The camp has a few Restrooms/Shower buildings. The red brick restroom/shower building is is much better shape. Well lit, concrete floors and showers a good size, hooks and bench. Found the water temperature to be a bit too cold. The wooden restroom/shower buildings were poorly lit, have fewer stalls and showers. The showers were very rustic looking so I didn't use these. The entrance to the camp is through Gate 11 which is at the cross of 8th Street and Sangmon Ave. Enter the gate, make a left after the stop sign and go up the hill to the office. Look for a white building on the right. Staff was very polite and helpful. Office opens at 11 am Tues-Sat. Power 30 amp and water connections were fine. Our site was at the top of the hill in a grassy area, lower sites are in a paved parking lot. Our spot was long enough but drops off quickly in the back. We were there on non event days so the CG was almost empty. For Seniors on non event days the $20 fee is WONDERFUL! We camped at Illinois State Fair Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
e-43
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Great place for Lincoln history. L's Home, museum and tomb. In the summer on Tuesdays at 6:30 PM (check dates and times) the have a special ceremony taking down the flag at the tomb/cemetery. We also visited the state capital - one of the tallest in the US.

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Review Count: 66
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $21.00
Overall Rating:

Partially built on a hill. Many sites are not very level and it would be hard to level an RV. Since they have very few campers except during events, it is easy to select a level site on the grassy hill. Another part is an asphalt parking lot which is level where they have 50 amp hookups. Security comes around often and we did not see non-campers in the park. This is not a destination park but OK for visiting the Lincoln sites in the area. The two security guards that I talked to were extremely helpful and friendly. We camped at Illinois State Fair Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
C8
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my motorhome
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Lincoln Museum and Lincoln Home. Both very well done.

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Review Count: 58
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 18

Date of Stay: April, 2018 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed here in "off-season", mid-April. Campground is basically empty w/ only a few long-term (2+ yrs) residents. Park value is great @$20-25/night. Okay for brief stop to see area sights (there's not another campground close by, otherwise, we would have left.) We called Security to check in and allowed to pick our own site. Overall park is clean and spacious; water not on due to cold weather but accessible in the Handicap section. Our site D1 was filthy due to a former resident who'd moved to another site. Attempts to get him to cleanup were futile. Same resident let his dog run the area off leash, and again, multiple requests to him to control his dog went unresolved. We reported to campground Mgr when office finally opened. Women's bathrooms were dirty-one shower had animal feces in the drain. Security unlocks each power box upon paid check-in. Must use x-long water hose and at least 40' sewer hose. Site level and long. Lots of grassy areas for pet walking. 24-7 security on call and well lit at night. We camped at Illinois State Fair Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D1
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lincoln Presidential Museum is a MUST SEE-allow at least 4 hrs to see (and feel) it all.

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

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Nice campground, good value, best part is the hosts. They were amazing. It was so nice to be welcomed after driving all day. Best hosts we have ever had. Close to Lincoln sites. Highly recommend. We camped at Illinois State Fair Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
E 2
Site Surface
Grass
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 64
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Great value! It is a typical, modern fairground campground: a parking lot with level sites, good water, electricity, no shade. We called the office telephone number twice on Sunday, left messages but no callback. On Monday, we did what other reviewers advised: we went in thru Gate 11 (open 24 hours a day) and called the security telephone number (posted near the gate). He advised us to go to the Handicapped lot, pick any site and he came up to unlock the electric box. We stayed two nights so we were there when the office opened on Wednesday morning and paid before we left. We will definitely stay there again! We camped at Illinois State Fair Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
D-7
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Convenient to all the Lincoln sites.We loved Springfield and the Land of Lincoln.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We were on a hill and had to use our ramps to level the trailer. We were near to older restroom and shower building. They were in need of cleaning . We started using the new shower and restroom building. It was much cleaner. The location was good for us. Would stay here again. We camped at Illinois State Fair Campgrounds in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
c-09
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:

A great, inexpensive spot for an overnight or even an extended stay - providing no events in progress at the fair grounds. With only a few others at the campground we had our choice of sites, which was fortunate as the majority of the sites are grassy hill sides. There is also a parking lot set up for RVs with all hookups (including sewer) which the majority of the larger rigs opted for. In the grassy area there appeared to be only 2 sites with sewer (C07 & 08?) which were back in. We opted for one in a flat hill top area which was great for satellite reception and dog walking. The camp host was not on site (limited hours/days) but security, whose number is clearly posted, was quite responsive and arrived within 5 minutes to unlock our site's electrical outlet. Same in the morning when leaving. The dump station was easy access though the cleaning water piping was not usable as it was riddles with leaks. All in all, very pretty area, great for an overnight stay. Though I would be hesitant to stay if an event was in progress. We camped at Illinois State Fair Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Asphalt, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Obstacles
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Best when no events are in progress and can get a bit soggy if there is rain.

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Review Count: 47
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 21

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $18.00
Overall Rating:

Rate reflects weekly rate. The place was practically empty being pre-Memorial Day. Most others were on the FHU on grass; it was too crowded for us. The FHU on asphalt wasn't appealing. Tall grass spot with W+E with no one else near was our choice. They have a dump station. The grass around us eventually got mowed. These spots are very closely spaced and most were on a slope. No picnic table or fire ring.

If it were a busy time, then you may have a different experience. Loved walking around the grounds. Shower house was large and heated (it was chilly out), but not very clean. Same clumps of hair were still there after a week. Check out how the water comes out before committing to a stall. When we arrived, the CG manager took us for a ride around the grounds; how cool is that?! (Not something they normally do.)

They said we could have mail delivered there, but UPS couldn't figure it out. Luckily we had a few days to resolve it by my going to UPS to pick up my package.

They had a free concert while we were here. We camped at Illinois State Fair Campgrounds in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
48
Site Surface
Grass
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

The location is perfect for visiting all the Lincoln related stuff in town. We walked the 2+ miles; 6th street is the better route. Lincoln park is an easy walk (take a right out of gate 10 or 11 and go one block).

The Lincoln Museum was fantastic.

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

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

This place is very nice, highly recommend this to any RV er

don't pass this stop up.

very friendly people and very safe place to stay. We camped at Illinois State Fair Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Enjoy your time. peaceful

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

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

This was our first night in the RV having picked it up earlier that day and never having driven one before; we arrived late and tired and the gentleman in charge was so helpful and kind in making sure we were hooked up properly as we didn't have a clue!

The campground is in a very convenient location and is very well maintained. We camped at Illinois State Fair Campgrounds in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Grass

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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