Thomson, Illinois

Thomson Causeway (COE)

Thomson, Illinois



Thomson, Illinois
Phone: (815) 259-3628

Sites: 81
Recent Rate: $10 5/2015

Latitude: 41.9582994426499
Longitude: -90.1133025932312

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 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 no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $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 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • 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

12 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Ramblin On

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed 1 night, not on a weekend, and had no problem getting a site. Rate reflects Senior Access. The sites were large and spacious and easy to back into. Verizon reception was good. 50 amp service was right at 120 volts. While we were there the weather was drizzly and cold so we did not get out and walk around the park. But from the drive through the grounds were well taken care of and there seemed to be plenty of space between the sites. Quite a few of the sites had water frontage. We could have easily spent several days at this park. We camped at Thomson Causeway (COE) in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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m11_9

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

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is well maintained and in high demand. Please note that there are reservable sites for 3 loops at recreation.gov, and these are often full most weekends. There is one remaining loop, arguably the best one (has boat launch, great sunset views, and one of the only two bathhouses) that is first come first served only. Many locals come out on Thursday and very early Friday to snag a prime site in this loop. Grand Illinois Bike Trail is adjacent for nice rides to Fulton or Savanna. Nearby Thomson has a neat cafe with regular live music, the Heirloom Market/Cafe. Thomson also has a fun estate auction house; look up Tipton Auction Service for the schedule. Halfway to Fulton on the highway is a very nice flea market on weekends. No water/sewer at site, but at the exit is one of the nicest dump stations you'll ever see. This is a river island with a causeway built to reach it, so expect lots of bugs. Bring good bug spray. That's really the only negative, though. Nice place and super bargain camping, especially for seniors. We camped at Thomson Causeway (COE) in a Travel Trailer.

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Blu1e

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2013 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

I was a little concerned to learn that I reserved one half of a double site that wasn't listed as such on the website but after arriving the site worked out for us. We were right on the Mississippi River. Had to chase away some geese when we arrived to set up. The park is very well maintained and free of litter. The showers were very clean and cleaned every morning we were there. The dump station, with fresh water, is along the road before you get to the gate and looked fairly new. It allowed for easy in and easy out. Small child's playground in our loop and a pit toilet which we didn't use. We would definitely stay here again if in the area. We camped at Thomson Causeway (COE) in a Travel Trailer.

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shelly88

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

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We love to camp at Thomson Causeway. Its close to home, inexpensive & the views are gorgeous. My son loves the fishing! We camped at Thomson Causeway (COE) in a Fifth Wheel.

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JonesAussies

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice COE park. Our site was small, but all those around us were nice size, which is probably why ours was the next to last one open. Next to bike path, really nice. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Thomson Causeway (COE) in a Travel Trailer.

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Bob and Inga

Review Count: 387
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Golden Age rate for the non-reservable site of $18. We had a nice long level concrete pad, site 65 on the MS River. The Verizon signal was strong and could use both our phones and broadband. The broadband connection speed varied at times. TV via batwing was very good. We camped at Thomson Causeway (COE) in a Motorhome.

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portecmp

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful place! We camped here 10 days in our 35' motor home traveling across the U.S. There were a lot of first come sites and most of them in this area had concrete pads. We were in site # 58 which was facing the river. It could get a bit windy at this end of the park, but the view made up for it. We were disappointed that there were only 2 shower houses in the whole park, but they were clean. Great place to view wildlife and we would definitely come back and stay if we were in the area again. We camped at Thomson Causeway (COE) in a Motorhome.

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JRCII

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2008 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a nice Corp of Engineers campground. It is located on the Mississippi River with some site having great views of the river. Other sites are located by inlets with great fishing. I would rate this campground higher if it hired more more temporary workers and had more than one volunteer. It was a pain to pay the campground fee. We camped at Thomson Causeway (COE) in a Motorhome.

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PokyRVer

Review Count: 151
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: July, 2007 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed this campground. Sites are tidy and spacious, with either gravel or paved pads; some sites back up to woods, some to a marsh, with gorgeous water lilies, some to the Mississippi River. No sites are truly private, but most are well spaced. Water fill up allowed in the CG, and the water here tastes quite good. Locals use this CG a lot, and even during the week, many sites were full. Restrooms & bathhouses are clean, but the facilities seem a bit limited for the number of sites here. The views of the river and marsh are beautiful, and the birding is great, pelicans, sandhill cranes, orioles, and many others, both water birds and songbirds). Heavily used train line goes thru the town of Thomson, about a mile away from the CG, so you hear it, but it's not bad. Speed bumps and lots of camper cooperation enforce the 10 mph speed limit, and there are several CG hosts around if help is needed. We camped at Thomson Causeway (COE) in a Travel Trailer.

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mgoblue911

Review Count: 9
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $18.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful well maintained park. Most sites were fair size. We have already camped there again. We camped at Thomson Causeway (COE) in a Travel Trailer.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7264
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 49

Overall Rating:      

We were very disappointed in this campground. The campsites were extremely close together with many in an open field. There was some shade available and some shoreline sites, but most were out in the open. We reserved a site and the maps on the
ReserveUSA site were nothing like the reality of the campgrounds. Some sites were so close that an awning couldn't be deployed. We camped at Thomson Causeway (COE) in a Tent Trailer.

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Motorhome Madness

Review Count: 7264
States Visited: 55
Helpful Reviews: 49

Overall Rating:      

This is the nicest COE campground we've stayed at so far. A beautiful setting, and the groundskeeping was first rate. The showers and rest rooms were immaculate. This campground is located adjacent to the Great River bike trail, and there are many places to ride within the campground itself. You can also tie your boat up near some of the campsites. It's about 45 minutes from Galena. There isn't a bad site in this campground.
We definitely will return here. We camped at Thomson Causeway (COE) in a camper.

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