10 RV Parks near Vandalia, Illinois
May 2007 - $12.00
We stayed over Memorial Day weekend and of course the campground was EXCEPTIONALLY busy. There was lots of traffic in the park, but overall it was a great place to stay. The 'sites' aren't actually sites at all. You are allowed to park any way you like as all of the camp is grass. Nearly all of the electric sites are situated near the lake. The campground is nice, and for the number of people there exceptionally quiet. We truly enjoyed our stay. In fact, we are planning a trip back two weeks from today. One downfall however, when we stayed the water that is available from the faucets is well water. This water is high in iron content, and although I was assured it was safe, appeared green to me. So bring plenty of fresh water! - Stlheadake
Apr 2017 - $30.00
Needed a place to stay for the night and they were accommodating. Easy on off from the highway. Quiet spot. Nice and easy pull-throughs. I would stay there again. - Babyblue1953
Apr 2017 - $35.00
The hospitality of the owners and staff were excellent. Very helpful and efficient. Checked in quick and set up quick. Very safe grounds. Nice lake with fish to catch. Very helpful to assist with propane refill on site. Reasonable rates on propane refill. Various sites and cabins available during my stay. Filled up over the weekend. Will stay here again in the future. Would recommend travelers to stay here. Easy access to I70. Clean grounds and pool area. Very pleased with my stay. - Fishician253
Oct 2016 - $25.00
We stayed overnight here, in the back area site 31A. Older campground, well kept. Park very empty this time of year. Our site only had 30 amp. service, but was sat. friendly. Electric quality ok, but no other campers in the row just now. Water pressure good. Sites 70-77 are FHU, but you would need carry out to get sat signal these sites are shorter and some are off level. Sites 30-32 are A/B config. with 30 amp. no sewer, very level and sat access and long. Verizon signal good. Owners very friendly and helpful. I think they are working hard to improve the park. There are older units in the park that need to be removed. Very quite this time of year with a lot of grass for rover. I think the lake needs work to be of any use. But for an overnight stay it is not a bad place for the cost, just off the interstate. - wtravlr1
Sep 2016 - $23.00
Old, unlevel, rocky graveled road for one mile, 3 pull throughs, Unkept park,hard to find the right roads to get there. Would not go there again. - Berry Patch
Sep 2016 - $34.00
Very nice campground. Fair (rustic) restrooms & showers. "Woodsy oasis in middle of cornfields." Quiet respite from madding crowds. At least two nice playgrounds for children. - BShearer
Aug 2016 - $23.00
Don't let your GPS take you "overland" to this campground! Stay on I-70 to the Mulberry Grove exit. Very nice owners. Many seasonals. Nice pool. Utilities worked fine. Sites were long enough for MH and toad. We would stay here again. - SusanRon
May 2017 - $35.00
Incredibly tight roads with warning signs. Very narrow tight spaces. Our awning would hit our neighbor. Appear to be a number of long term families with small children. It's a lovely wooded area and the surroundings are nice. The spaces are unshaded and quite tight.
We're likely to look at other options next time we pass through. As with many parks, the pictures on the web paint a nicer picture than reality. - Ken Camp
Sep 2016 - $32.00
Where do the high ratings for this RV Park come from? When we pulled in here my Wife said, "Wow, they sure hired a good photographer for their website." The photos on the website are real, but they look so much better than the place does in real life. This is a campground in a rural setting a mile off of a major interstate that has 90% residents and 10% overnighters.
It would not be possible for us to describe this CG as a nice place and good value. Perhaps, it's best described as adequate or maybe serviceable.
Some examples of the issues here would be the subpar roads within the park. There are many "tight turn" signs and the trees lining the entrance roads are all scared from past scrapes with RVs. Just walking into the CG office gives you a feeling you've chosen the wrong CG for the night. You'll also find slapdash construction of plywood structures (multiple such structures) that give a decidedly shoddy appearance to the place. This includes bath houses with only one very old and well-used toilet and toilet/shower stalls made of plywood. Oddly the stalls had doors that were only ~20" or so wide.
After having stayed here we have no idea how it got rated as highly as it has but we can't agree with them. - Creativepart
Aug 2016 - $32.00
Short term sites are very close! We had to be careful opening our slide without bumping into our neighbors awning! Our end site was bearly long enough to accommodate us. It was quiet allowing for a good nights sleep. Very tight turns but doable if you swing wide as the signs state. Verizon and Direct were good. - Full timer with dogs
May 2017 - $25.00
We stayed on a weeknight in early May. Sites were a bit close, but that was not an issue since there were only 4 other campers on the grounds. Very clean and well maintained. We had a spot overlooking the lake. Restrooms and showers were very clean. - John31
Nov 2016 - $15.00
It's a very nice and quiet, beautiful wooded park w/ boat ramps, trails, fishing and picnic shelters, and equestrian trails.A place we will go there again. - awesomeaustin
Jul 2013 - $20.00
We stay a few times a year here at Ramsey Lake state park. It is a beautiful park and very well maintained by their friendly crew there. They even have a equine campground area that it supposed to undergo renovation. No complaints, love this park. - dreamer51
Oct 2016 - $29.00
We arrived just before Halloween, all parks were full but we were able to secure a spot here. The roads in are in poor shape but passable. The host/owner was very helpful. The bathrooms are old but large and clean, better than some of the state parks we have been in. Although it was Halloween weekend it was very quiet. We gave it high marks because of the host/owner. We would come back to this park. - EricKathy
Mar 2014 - $29.00
Hickory Shores "Resort" -- definitely need to remove the last part of the campground name. This park is a far from being a "Resort" in any context of the word -- bluntly, this "place" is a dump!! We were in the parking lot (by choice) as there was a 50 AMP connection -- one of the few in the "place". The Host was extremely helpful and apologized for the condition of the "place" -- owner appears reluctant to invest in updating all the known issues/deficiencies. We last stayed here in the early '90s and it's not been updated/maintained for years. Mostly folks living here are on a yearly basis -- projects a neglected "trailer park" appearance. - ChiefJohn
Aug 2009 - $31.00
This campground sites were very small. I have a 31 foot motorhome, we could not put up our awning due to a tree in the way. My slideout was about 1 to 2 inches from another tree on other side. The water & electric hook up was on other side of camper so we had to get out a garden hose for water. They had a very nice pool. The office/store closed by 3pm most time sooner than that. There was a pond with no fish in it one of the permanents said he there was fish in there but he had not seen anyone pull any out in a long time. Carlyle lake is near by its a huge man made lake looks like a smaller lake Michigan. There are lots of water things to do there. The campground was loud at night because cars and trucks. All in all this was a no thrills campground I would not drive out of my way to stay here. Lake Carlyle cool, Hickory shores resort not cool. We will not be going back. - rv1
Sep 2016 - $12.00
We have stayed in various sites at Boulder. It is a campground where many people interested in fishing frequent. The sites are roomy and wooded. We enjoy this campground very much. Full service is limited to 10 sites the remaining are electric only. - Jerome Nix
Sep 2014 - $16.00
This is an excellent COE campground. We stayed in site #5 that is a wide, paved site that looks out onto the marina. It has full hookups and is quite spacious. The utilities all worked well, and the views are great. We had originally reserved another site, but upon arrival learned that there had been a cancellation on a full hookup site. It was a great decision! I will stay here again. - SargeW
Sep 2014 - $8.00
This is a nice Corps of Engineers park but not quite as nice as others we have stayed at. The sites are electricity only and we were able to secure one with 50 amp service. There are water faucets spotted around the park to fill your tank. There is absolutely no recycling of any kind in the park; shame on you, Federal Government. We were able to get a great DirecTV signal from space 50 and our Verizon Wireless signal was adequate as well. We would stay here again. - Kent and Margaret
Sep 2016 - $24.00
Our favorite "near-by" campground. The FHU sites need reserved well in advance but electric only sites are usually available. Beach within biking distance and boat ramp are free to use for registered guests. Frisbee golf, nice playgrounds. FHU loop is always very quiet. Other loops have a younger crowd but are never what I would call rowdy. - JVarwig
Jun 2016 - $15.00
The campsites are very spacious and well maintained. I cannot remember our site number, but it was in the 70's, I think. The fee is an estimate, too. I know it was less than twenty dollars a night.
The bathrooms and shower houses were clean and well-maintained. There is a nice beach area for families to access the lake.
We'll definitely be back! - mizsec1
Jun 2015 - $12.00
We only stayed one night on our way north but wish we could have stayed longer. We had a pull thru with sewer and a great view a bay and the beautifull park across the bay. I wish I would have had time to kayak on the lake.
It is a bit out of the way but worth the journey. Will stay here again when we head north again. - Lainee131
May 2013 - $20.00
A very nice wooded state park and recreation area surrounding a 585 acre lake. The lake has several fingers and is popular for fishing and boating. The campground has access to the marina via a short trail from the end of the reservable loop, and then by walking across a floating bridge. One of the two boat ramps is located there. The restaurant at the marina was not yet open for the season, but they were getting ready to open. The campground itself is very shady, and the sites were clearly defined and surfaced with pea gravel. That said, the electric hookups are doubles and shared with the neighboring site. So you had best come prepared with lots of extension cords if you pick your site unseen from the online map. Water pumps are dispersed throughout the campground and are for communal use. There is one shower house with flush toilets, but 6 sets of vault toilets. One camping cabin was available to rent. The other two first-come, first-served loops have a staircase down the steep slope to the lake with a small floating dock at the bottom. However, the one next to our site, was blocked off and closed. The lake would be ideal for exploring via kayak. Hiking was available, but it was wet and muddy, so we didn't check out the trails. - midcenturynana