15 RV Parks near Utica, Illinois
Aug 2017 - $36.00
Older but nice KOA. It is a small KOA. Full hookup sites at the front of the park are closer together. W&E sites are larger and in the quiet, back part of the park. Roads are a bit narrow for larger RV's but very doable. FHU's good. Sites to the rear are double stacked, but they can sell them as pull throughs if the park is not full. Park has many trees, so no real satellite friendly sites. We were in 54/63 and used portable satellite. (Sites 54/63 can be used as pull through) Good Verizon and T-Mobile signals. Park has basic cable. Park wifi is usable but throttled for movies. Dump station as noted in earlier reviews is on wrong side, but park has additional hose. Nice pool at the park, also fenced in dog park. Plenty of grass in tent areas to walk the dog as well. Camp hosts very friendly and had escort to site. Our site was 30 amp. only but worked ok since it was cool out. May have to watch the creek rise during periods of very heavy rain, if you are in the rear sites. Camp is well groomed and scenic. Would stay here again. - wtravlr1
Jul 2017 - $39.00
This is obviously an older campground that has good and bad points. First thing you are struck by is the position of dump station, which is basically on wrong side for departing campers. However, the staff is well prepared for that, providing their own long sewer hose to pass under RV for those departing - since turning around to have it on correct side would be extremely difficult due to narrow, tight turns. Position of station would also cause extreme traffic flow backups if crowded, since using it essentially blocks. Staff is friendly and helpful. Gravel roads and sites that seemed mostly level and had decent spacing from neighbors. Glad we were not in full hook-up sites near entrance, as those are very packed together, and much less scenic than lower area of campground. However, in heavy rains, which we experienced, lower sites get a lot of puddles and standing water, especially around power/water pedestals. Grounds in lower section, with stream running through and many mature trees, were nice. Very nice bathroom/shower facility, laundry, and pool, all clean and well maintained. Great WiFi signal, one of best in trip. Verizon was merely adequate. Cable TV provided. Would stay here again; as a KOA "Journey" CG, very convenient to Interstate. - We Roamed and Rambled
Jun 2017 - $36.00
This is the prettiest KOA we have ever used. The setting is beautiful and the staff is friendly. There is a Kamp K9 for pets that is centrally located. Our site was large and had a fire ring and picnic table. We only needed water and electric. Full hookups seemed more crowded. - Camping Granny
Aug 2017 - $25.00
Good showers, quiet park at night, visitors center is awesome, great place if you enjoy hiking. Lodge dining room has great food at a decent price, park staff very helpful and responsive. Water fill stations are limited, maybe fill your tank before going (electric only sites). - nlee04
Nov 2016 - $27.00
Very limited 50Amp sites and tight for big rigs. The showers and bathrooms were disgusting even during the week. On weekends it was even worse. Went to check in several times during the day and there was no one there. When leaving went to dump tanks and branches were so low, scratched my RV including my AC cover. I will not be returning. - Rascal123
Sep 2015 - $25.00
Price does not reflect $5 reservation fee. I only gave Service a low rating because there wasn't any, not because it was bad.
Our loop was mostly an open field with little shade, and the grass needed mowing. The campground has little in the way of amenities and is segregated from the rest of the park. You need to drive about 3 miles to get to the visitor center, lodge or trails where all the activities are. Empty and quiet during the week, but full on weekends. Several pumps provide fresh water, but the single dump station can get backed up (pun intended) when everyone leaves on Sunday.
A couple of TV channels and OK Verizon and AT&T service. The campground was OK, but since it doesn't have water or sewer hookups, and you have to drive to the state park anyway, I doubt I'll stay again. - TheRollingJones
Sep 2017 - $20.00
Used HH as an overnight on our way back home. Our site was a level, spacious pull thru. Clean, nice RV park. Office was very helpful. Would definetly stay again. Price reflects passport America discount. - Louis DiAngelo
Sep 2017 - $20.00
Very well kep RV park with level sites. Friendly owners/staff. Rate was for PPA which they honored the 2 nights we were there. Cash only for the discount and you MUST show them the discount card. Our site, C2, was able to get a satellite signal, but others sites could not. Our Verizon and T-Mobile worked great. I would have rated them a 10, but the laundry room closes at 7 pm. - Liz I.
Aug 2017 - $32.00
As mentioned, this CG was purchased by the quarry next door and they're closing in October. The CG was clean. Site was fairly level. Good water pressure. no designated dog park, but plenty of room towards the back of the park to let them run off leash. This would be a very good overnite stop. Laundry room was clean. Cabins were occupied by vacationers wanting to enjoy the amenities like the pool & game room. Nice pool. Good base camp for Starved Rock SP. - amxpress
Jul 2017 - $35.00
Yes, it is right next to a road, but very quiet at night. It is all grass, with a few concrete sites. It is all 50 amp, but he will offer you a reducer if you need one and don't have one. It was level, very, very clean, and the friendliest owner I have seen at an RV park. He helped us get set up and offered to loan us anything we might need but didn't have. Fantastic place for the night or to use as a base for any activities around. I will definitely stay here again when passing through. - DogFriendlyGuy
Jun 2016 - $30.00
Needed a place near Starved Rock to camp for a few nights. Everything about the experience was smooth - booking a few months in advance, calling to double check the reservation, checking in, paying, setting up, and departing.
Know what you are getting:
-shower room is little more than a plywood box/shed
-private property/basically in the yard of the owner
-near the road
When we arrived the owner drove over on his golf cart and helped us back into the spot. He is very kind and helpful. He brought over a 10 foot board to help me with the sewer line angle. - daa10496
Jul 2007 - $35.00
Mainly a seasonal park, but they do offer a few Overnight sites. Grounds are not maintained at all and the majority of the seasonal sites look like no one has been out to them in years. No swimming of any type (pool or lake). Nice newer playground and entry with a keypad locking gate. I asked if they had fishing, the lady said yes they had a stocked pond but in her own words it was pretty "grown up" I guess she was not kidding because I could not even find the pond! Weeds - Yikes! I don't think we will return, the place seems deserted and creepy and offers nothing for recreation. - cdm74
Jul 2016 - $20.00
The shower house was clean but needed better ventilation, it stank.
The roads are asphalt in good shape. The sites are gravel. The views are good for campers, but none for tents. One host is quiet and friendly, the other nit picky. There's an ice cream shop in the park at the ball field.
30 amp at camper sites. Shared water that needs flushing each use, lots of rust in line.
No OTA TV, satellite iffy.
Several tree need trimmed on the roads and sites. - Hhtjr
May 2016 - $20.00
The sites are very spacious and level. We had plenty of room in our site to spread out. The fire pits are small and raised off of the ground. There was wood available from the camp host at a reasonable price. For those of you that are early-birds, keep an eye out for the barges passing right next to your campsite! - Bertaventure
May 2014 - $17.00
We love this campground for two reasons. Close to home so that I can commute to work and the river sites with their view of the river and barges. Nothing can beat the sun coming up over the river with a barge in site. The river sites are in the Great Falls area sites 1-20. We give the park a review of 8 because of the quality of water (we bring our water from home) and the fact that only 20 of the sites are on the river. If I was coming to the area to visit Starved Rock State Park, I would choose this campground and use it as my home base. There are a number of restaurants in the town of Marseilles a short drive away. - smitty12
Jul 2015 - $40.00
The campground was very poorly maintained with very rough and pot holed roads, the roads were very dusty and heavily traveled with speeding golf carts and off road ATV type vehicles, woke up the next morning with 1/8" of dust on RV and truck. Fire works all evening until they either ran out or got tired of them. the sites were very close, for what should have been maybe 3 sites they had 6 if there had been a camper beside us we could not have put out our awning. There appeared to be no rules; when asked another camper said others have been told if you don't like it leave. Well I will not be back. Keep on looking. do not stop here. - Chief Dave
Jul 2015 - $32.00
The "guard house" was abandoned, the roads almost impossible, the site electric threatened electrocution, the water stank, and we didn't feel safe leaving the coach for an excursion. Very rough people as "greeters", no site map, and we feared for our safety -slept with the pistol loaded right next to my head. - Frances and Sparky
Aug 2014 - $32.00
Was just staying the night. Camped near entrance gate as I didn't feel like spending the time to drive back to regular camping area. (Long day, 427 miles.) This was my choice as staff offered the regular lots for me to use. Staff was friendly. Had water & electric. Wi-Fi never worked where I was located. Looked like the router I was connected to needed to be re-booted to the Internet. If Wi-Fi worked and maybe if I had seen rest of campground I would feel comfortable with a 7 or 8 rating. Would stay again and would probably go to regular camping area. - Tireman9
Jul 2017 - $35.00
First night of a 3 week trip made us question if buying a camper was a wise decision. Super friendly staff, down home folk--drove us to a site where pull through was easy but a dead limb above us gave pause. Most of the residents are workers, some with families who live there and act accordingly, with fireworks going off till at least 2:30 a.m. Sounded like a competition with someone farther away. The roar of the diesel engine starting up next door at 4 am finally lulled me to sleep. Had read a July 4 review that mentioned the fireworks competition too but thought surely a week later the holiday was over--alas not so. Owner would not answer the phone after closing time so could not complain. Dog poop right beside utility hookup from the pooch next door & the grass was so high I wouldn't have seen it but my super sniffer detected it. Never realized till we saw signs at future camps that fireworks are not permitted, that there are so many redneck low lifes that get a charge out of keeping people up all night with loud noises, that they have to be told not to disturb people. If you HAVE to stay there, ask first if the fireworks show has ended, unless that sort of thing doesn't keep you up. Shop around. I you have to stay here ask if the person shooting off fireworks all night has stopped. Didn't see pool but some mentioned one. Didn't use the showers and bathrooms, curtain hanging over the opening with a chair outside were not disgusting but were among the worst encountered during a 3 week tour. Price seemed high for what we had to endure. - mzmo
Oct 2014 - $35.00
We had called this park twice before arriving, and had not received a call back. We went anyway. Roads throughout the park were bumpy, muddy, full of potholes. There were many permanent residents in broken down, trash strewn places that should have been bulldozed. Crowded, non-level, barely paved sites obscured by fallen leaves. I saw a Pitbull, off leash, and mentioned it to the owner. I saw things happening that led me to believe that "anything goes" and if there are any rules in place, they are certainly not enforced. We drove through the park a couple of times, with the owner and another fellow. I feared for the safety of our rig and our small dog. Luckily we found another place to stay and left. - mrsweeble
Jun 2011 - $35.00
It is open year round. There are lots of permanet residents there. The dogs run free but are friendly. The trees infested with carpenter ants. There is only wifi by the office with no shade. We were there over the 4th and firecrackers were going off until about 3 a.m. - hap
Jun 2017 - $32.00
We had an amazing experience. There is LOTS to do there. Swimming pool, swimming lake, crafts for kids, even indoor movies offered for families on rainy days, peddle go carts to rent, mini golf, fishing, great camp store right on location, ice cream and pizza. The shower house, laundry and etc were so clean. If you don't have an RV; they even have cute little cabins to rent. You can come and pay a day fee to use the lake and etc ; even if you are not camping there. It is a quiet, well run campgrounds for any age. The owners were very friendly and accommodating. I would highly recommend Hitide Campground to anyone. I give it 5 stars!!!! - Penny Hamer
Jun 2016 - $48.00
The campsites are very spacious with room for everyone. The owners pay a lot of attention to detail and the park is very well maintained. They are very pleasant and always willing to help out in any situation. They are very fast to resolve a problem. There was a storm that broke a tree branch and it was hanging down too low next to a neighbor's trailer and he was there right away to cut it down so it would not cause any problems. The park has a swimming lake that is really clean (for a lake) with many blow up activity toys (climbing wall, walk the plank, teeter totter, spinning logs and more) for kids as well as adults to have a great time while cooling off. The owner is very safety conscious and when music is playing in the area makes for a very fun family atmosphere. They have grilling areas, volleyball, beanbag games and horseshoe pits set up and ready for use as well as playgrounds for the little ones. There is slot of activities for kids including mini golf. This park is very clean and fun for the entire family. We will for sure camp here as often as we can! - Darrell C
Oct 2015 - $38.00
Park was generally clean but the "comfort station" was old and in need of updating. Showers were hot but cost $.25 for 7 1/2 minutes. More than enough time for a shower. Sunday night other campers were loud late but ceased around midnight. Last part of the season, so no big deal. We would stay here again. - Camping Hoosier
Jun 2013 - $35.00
We stayed here in a 40Ft rig. Most of the sites are taken up by long term seasonal residents. Management is good, have on-site security, and have worked hard in cleaning up the trash. Our rate for the month of June is $500 which includes electric. However we have found some people are charged less. We stayed here because of family in Montgomery, IL. which is close by. They do not have a website, but if you do a search you can find it on the web. - Gatorcq