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Sycamore, Illinois

Sycamore RV Resort

Sycamore, Illinois



Sycamore, Illinois
Phone: (815) 895-5590

Sites: 89
Recent Rate: $34 4/2016

Latitude: 41.9932128007551
Longitude: -88.6781108379364

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping no
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $2.75 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 2.75
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking yes
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • 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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • 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 yes
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • 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 no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field yes
  • 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

Ratings overview

36 Reviews

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Wynn67

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

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $34.00
Overall Rating:      

Wish we could add pics, because it's picture perfect. Quiet, clean, and real relaxing. Our gravel site was spacious, some shade, and included a fire ring and picnic table. Don't miss this one !! We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

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Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious

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duster340

Review Count: 81
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

Monthly rate & power.

Ample room to maneuver and park. Roads, sites, trails are road base gravel and not too dusty. Grounds are kept in a nice condition. Some sites backup to each other, but they are offset not rear to rear and are level. Power, sewer location, water are conveniently located. Washer/dryer worked fine but expensive. Wifi mostly worked. There are many rules, some contradict so they keep you guessing and the patrolers are quick to point them out. It obvious campers are being watched continuously so it's hard to relax. Almost any supplies or restaurants are minutes away. We're still looking for our most comfortable campground in the Chicago area. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

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Site Number
84
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby

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Wiyndog

Review Count: 25
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

The park is pleasant. There are a few trees in the long term section and basically none in the short term. The roads are and sites are gravel. There is a large fishing pond and nice grass areas. It is very quiet except when there is activity at the silos next door. The campsite is spacious gravel with picnic table and fire pit. Typical 20/30/50 electric. The water has good smell and taste but does not rinse well, running at 40psi which can drop. No cable only a few OTA channels. Wifi is free through Tengo; speed varies greatly but is adequate for general internet and occasional streaming. A pass card is needed for the laundry and showers; did not check. No pool. The manger is efficient but needs to be more friendly and work on people skills. There were no park sponsored activities while we were here. The park is located at the edge of a small town so it's necessary to drive a few miles to shopping. A nice enough park but not much to do nearby. Chicago is a bit of a drive and traffic is always an issue. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Cleanliness
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

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Site Number
89
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Tips for other Campers:

This is one of the closest parks to Chicago. Allow extra travel time for traffic.

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Jack B

Review Count: 37
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

The rate reflects a month's stay. This is a very strategic park. It is the closest "Traditional" RV Park to The City and NW Suburbs. DeKalb and I-88 is only 3 mi away, The Metra station is 14 mi East in Elburn, Ill. This is a very clean, neat, orderly, well maintained, and quiet park with spacious lawns, and lots of flowers and shrubbery. There are two small, spring fed lakes so clear you can see the fish. Fishing is catch and release. There is a sandy swimming beach with roped buoys. All sites are double rowed back-in but the parking is staggered so your rigs are not end to end. A single pedestal serves two units. Hook-ups are easy and close. Antenna TV will get you Rockford and Chicago. All roads and sites are gravel, but beautiful, thick grass lawns are everywhere. There are maintained grass walks around each lake. To their credit the owners, who are on the property, have resisted the urge to ring the lakes with premium sites. Bathrooms are clean. Laundry seems expensive, but they are big commercial washers and dryers, not home type, load them to specs and you'll save money. There are a lot of seasonal and permanents but that is no problem. The rules are rigorously enforced, but the results is a park you want to stay at and return. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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Service
     
Campsite
     
Cleanliness
     
Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Tips for other Campers:

Northern Illinois University is "next door" in DeKalb. In August an average of 25,000 under-grad and grad students arrive. DeKalb is a much larger city with a decidedly different flavor from Sycamore.

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Bob & laurel

Review Count: 10
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

Always well maintained and a quiet park. Owner takes extra pride in keeping the park to this high standard. Restrooms are always clean. We had lot 57, which afforded us a front row view of the lake. My only issue is the firewood cost per piece, they are the highest we have seen. Otherwise I would have rated the park a 10. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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cass

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

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

The campground overall, had good fishing location. We arrived sat am. After my husband traveled 6 hours to get home and a heads up to the campground. I was told if I arrived before 9 am, I would be stuck waiting. Hmmmmmm, even though I paid for Friday too! And bought wood 5 bux a bundle. 2 bundles equal 8 soaked, not seasoned wood. Did not get key to shower or laundry. So, I guess if you don't mind paying for things you can't use or wood then it's ok. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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exceltraveler

Review Count: 72
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

We like Sycamore, and this park is almost close enough to the western suburbs to be useful. In fact, we used it for that purpose, but do find the drive in to be tedious after awhile. One could catch the Metra nearby. The campground has a nice lake, beach, spacious sites, and the owners keep everything up very well. We will stay here again. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

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Jerry S

Review Count: 622
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 38

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here on a Saturay night in the middle of September We had a full hookup, back-in site in the gravel "parking lot" section of the park. There is also a heavily treed section. Most of the sites are for extended stay customers and were occupied by said customers on the night of our stay. According to the owner, only about a dozen sites are available for "one-nighters" like us. Thus, it may be difficult to get a site here at the last minute during the summer. This is your basic weekend/week getaway park for IL and WI locals. There are two lakes (large ponds) for fishing, swimming, and walking around; several sand volleyball courts; a half basketball court; and an impressive tennis court. There is a large building with modern restrooms and a laundry ($10 deposit for entry key). Surprisingly, their free TengoInternet (a provider with whom I often have a lot of trouble connecting to) service worked OK for us - probably because there was a coupon with a sign in code. This is a nice park with decent facilities and amenities that is OK for travelers as long as you can get one of the relatively few available sites and don't mind being in a gravel parking lot. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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simsfmly

Review Count: 53
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Great park. No planned activities, no cable and have a pond/beach instead of a pool. Owners are outstanding, everything is VERY clean. There are permanents, but incredibly well kept. Sites have a great deal of space, the park is close to everything and anything you would need. Wonderful experience. Rate is based on a monthly rate including electric. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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hahnderosa

Review Count: 74
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful location between 2 lakes/ponds that both have walking paths around them. The larger lake has a nice beach that is free for campers. Verizon air card worked great here, but so did the campground Wi-Fi. Sites are a little narrow. TV reception isn't very good and the campground does not have cable TV. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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gaikm

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed five weeks and rate reflects monthly rate, plus electric. This is a beautiful resort with long gravel pull-through shaded sites with views of both lakes. Landscape is beautiful. It is dog friendly with trails around both lakes. Beach is very nice. It is family friendly. There is about a 1/4 mile walk along trail. Showers /laundry were spotless. Yes, dryer is .25 cents for 4 minutes, but dryers are industrial so a load of jeans and towels finished in 16 min ($1.00). Owners and staff are very helpful. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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bonne1

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

We enjoyed staying in this park. It is very clean, friendly staff, beautiful grounds with 2 small lakes and a swimming sandy beach. It is in town but seems like the country, close to restaurants, and shopping, churches. We stayed for a week. No cable or satellite TV if that is important. Some local TV reception. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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grahamdick

Review Count: 17
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground has a couple of very nice small lakes which add to the aesthetics. Very clean and well maintained. Only negatives are you have to pay a $10 deposit (refundable) for a card key for the showers and laundry; cypher looks would be more convenient. Also, the turn out of our campsite is a little sharp but certainly doable. The laundry area is very clean and modern. No cable TV in a town of 16,000? Would stay here again. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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StewartsD&A

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $33.00
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We stayed here after being turned away from another campground. The owner was kind and found a site for us for the last three nights of our ten day trip. The campground is very clean and quiet and has a beautiful lake! We would return. Very nice people! We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Tent Trailer.

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Evileve

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

Date of Stay: July, 2011 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

This *could* be a great park. We were here for 10 days. There were very nice private park like sites available, but instead we were placed in our "premium" site, sardine-style, next to TWO abandoned trailers that are occupying two prime end-unit, lake view sites. By abandoned, I mean they are clearly unoccupied and have been so for a while judging by the flat tires and dilapidated condition. They belong in storage, or at least in the back 40, not blocking the view and crowding everyone. Very disappointing management decision. Wi-Fi is weak during busy times, but does work at the site, better at off hours and not super fast at any time. Laundry is very expensive (.25 for 4 minutes of dryer time). Nice location with two small lakes/ponds for swimming, fishing, and about 1 mile walking trail around each. Plenty of trash cans throughout park which is convenient. Clean, quiet place. Just bummed that we were parked in the full sun ghetto section when there were a bunch of nicer spaces available (and it is a heat wave). Wonder who they are saving the big, shady ones for, since we booked ages ago and we stayed almost two weeks at regular price (no discounts). We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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