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Sycamore, Illinois

Sycamore RV Resort

Sycamore, Illinois



Sycamore, Illinois
Phone: (815) 895-5590

Sites: 89
Recent Rate: $34 9/2016

Latitude: 41.993212800755
Longitude: -88.678110837936

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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, Sprint Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon,Sprint
  • 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 yes
  • 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

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42 Reviews

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

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

Very well maintained park. Nicely defined grass/gravel areas.

No tents, screen rooms with bottoms, or rugs allowed on the grass. This keeps GRASS there, not weeds.

I do not agree with paying for visitors, but there is a $2/visitor fee.

Grass sites are limited, and as all sites are, tight. Parking your tow vehicle is in convenient.

One of the most well maintained parks I have been to.

A lot of comments on the owners. I have had no problems. Follow the easy and common sense rules, you shouldn't have any problems. Owners are particular and strict, but the outcome is a nicely maintained park.

Spacing good but DEPTH LACKING.

Owner guides you to site, no problems even with 42' 5er. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
53
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

If there was nothing else its location would make it worthwhile.

This park features two small lakes, about a mile and a half around the two. Small boats are OK, fishing is catch and release. There is a big sandy beach on one lake with a buoy roped swim area. Also paddle-boats.

The owners have resisted putting camp sites around the lakes, most would have, the walks around the lakes are clear and improved and very pretty, with picnic tables, and flowers.

All the RV areas are level gravel with easy hookup to very convenient pedestals. All sites are back-in, end-to-end, but because the sites alternate, like a checker board, everyone has there own area. Each site has some shade, a picnic table, and fire ring.

The lack of grass at the individual sites is more than covered by the acres of beautiful green lawns. Always mowed and ready for a barefoot walk, because everyone picks up after their dog. The park is too beautiful not to!

The flowers and shrubbery are very professional. All of this is kept clean, neat, and groomed every day.

There is no cable because Rockford and Chicago are very near. The Wi-Fi is by TengoInternet and free. Wi-Fi can slow down if the park is busy.

The bathrooms and showers are all-in-one style and very clean and comfortable.

The laundry seems pricey but note that the machines are front-loading commercial washers and dryers; fill them to the limits indicated. They do a good job.

The owners have their home here at the park. It is a lovely home and all the park and campers spread out before them. We are camping on their front yard.

The owners are very proud of the park and work hard every day to keep their home clean and neat. To this end,there are rules. These rules ensure a clean, safe, and secure campground. All rules are printed on the welcoming brochure and there are none that I have not seen at other parks.

This is like an oasis, with all the large, old trees surrounding the property you wouldn't know a city was nearby. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Sycamore is the very picturesque County Seat with a grand old courthouse.

There is a large "Historic District" and an active downtown shopping district. Take a walk down Somonauk St. and see some of the restored, jaw dropping Victorian homes.

Right next door is DeKalb. Three times the size and the home of Northern Illinois University. A much different flavor!

Be sure to check NIU.edu for activities e.g. free concerts on campus.

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

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

Worst campground we have ever stayed in. The owner is like Hitler and runs the place like a military camp. If you want to relax and enjoy your camp weekend, this is NOT the place to go. If you like tight spots, listening to your next door neighbor's conversation while in your own area, and a lot of rules to follow, then this is the place for you! (Oh, that's if you even get a sheet telling you what the rules are!). Close gravel sites.

BTW - Rules are fine when they are met with a friendly attitude. However, this owner has nothing but a BAD attitude and has no business working with the public. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
66
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a lovely site overlooking a small lake even though we were just there overnight. The facilities are new and very nice. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
50
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

This is a little way off the beaten path, but is one of the closest to Chicago. Pizza close by.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $30.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed twice for a week in a 36ft coach. Lovely park with 2 lakes for swimming, and fishing. Sites were gravel and well maintained. Very quiet, no road noise or trains.

A great campground to take the kids. We will return again. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
65 and 91
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Downtown Sycamore has lots of shops to browse.

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

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

Very clean and small campground very close to the downtown area of Sycamore Illinois. Sycamore is a lovely town. The campsite we had was out in the open, pull-through, no shade, and on a gravel site, no grass (some of the other campsites had grass). The grounds of the campground were very well maintained. Fishing in the fishing ponds was very nice, with mowed grass surrounding the ponds. Plenty of trees surrounding the fishing ponds. There is a small store with the essentials and the owners are very nice. The beach looked very nice; except it was not open Memorial Day weekend (we did not know it would be closed, so this was a disappointment). There is NO playground. My grandkids played in the volleyball sand area. The trail around the lake is very nice and scenic. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Sycamore is a very nice and quaint little town. Northern Illinois University is nearby. Golf nearby is very nice.

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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.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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Review Count: 88
States Visited: 25
Helpful Reviews: 4

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious, Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Mostly Shady

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Review Count: 25
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 9

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

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

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Review Count: 42
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 14

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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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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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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Review Count: 76
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 5

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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Review Count: 682
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 51

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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Review Count: 53
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 2

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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