Sycamore, Illinois

Sycamore RV Resort

Sycamore, Illinois



Sycamore, Illinois
Phone: (815) 895-5590

Sites: 89
Recent Rate: $16 7/2015

Latitude: 41.9932128007551
Longitude: -88.6781108379364

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

Review Details

Ratings overview

33 Reviews

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Jack B

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

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.

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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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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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: 71
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: 585
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 22

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: 52
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

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: 1

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
Overall Rating:      

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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wlskrazz

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2010 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice,quiet campground; very clean and well kept. Bathrooms and laundry room were spotless. Washing machines and dryers are all front loading, quality machines. That said, it was quite expensive to use. Lake was "catch and release" only, but provided a beautiful view. Management was friendly and helpful. Sites are all gravel - no grass. We would definitely stay here again. Rate reflects weekly rate. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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cdnoutback

Review Count: 44
States Visited: 18
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2010 - $32.00
Overall Rating:      

The whole site area we were in, was a gravel lot. There was a big grass field between us and the lake. There was another area that had more grass but it seemed to be full of seasonal/full time units. The place was clean and the WiFi worked well. We would not stay here again. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Fifth Wheel.

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capl

Review Count: 95
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2010 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Rate reflects monthly rate; electric is metered for monthly. Family owned and maintained. Owner is hands on, and picky. One of the few campgrounds where rules are really enforced, that's a good thing. Sites and roads are gravel; but from inside looking out we had a nice few of one of the lakes and green grass. Laundry is new and clean, but twice the average cost; have plenty of quarters. The Sycamore/Dekalb area offers everything needed for a long stay. The street in: North Ave. can be easily missed. There is a blue campground sign, but the road blends into the local businesses and looks more like a drive way. For the Chicago area, I'd say it's probably the best. Lot of permanent/seasonal campers but most were neat and cared for. We had a spell of above average heat and our spot had no shade, so it did give the AC a workout. Overall a good place to stay, it filled up on weekends so plan ahead. We camped at Sycamore RV Resort in a Motorhome.

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