6.5 Good
Watson, Illinois

Percival Springs Airport & RV Park

Watson, Illinois

6900 N US Hwy 45
Watson, Illinois 62473
Phone: (217) 994-6470

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $25 9/2016

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Latitude: 39.0253213
Longitude: -88.5697716
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 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
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station no
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available no
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip yes
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • 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 yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store no
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar yes
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities yes
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) no
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking no
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit no
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • 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 no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

Review Details

Ratings overview

6 Reviews

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very small park just off US maybe 10-miles south of downtown Effingham. Signage into the park is OK but it helped to have the GPS warning me. Interior signage about where to stop to register is lacking. When you enter stop near the cafe. There are maybe 12-15 sites (I didn't count them), several of which seem to be more or less permanent residents. There are 3 or 4 v-e-r-y long FHU pull-thrus each with both 30 and 50-amp power. There is no office to speak of but the campground owner can be found near the adjacent café. If she is not around look for the host at the first site. No paperwork to fill out, no discounts, no credit cards...not sure about checks as we just paid cash. The owner and the host couldn't have been more nice and accommodating if they had tried. This park is very quiet and peaceful. Road noise from US45 is minimal. There is a small playground for kids but that's it for recreation except for watching the medical rescue copter and the occasional small plane take off and land. Satellite reception is iffy but OTA reception was OK. We were in space #4 and were able to lock in on the DISH birds by pulling nearly all the way forward but that meant digging out my extra 25-feet of 50-amp cable. So if you want satellite and you want sun pull forward, if you want shade stay towards the back. The pull-thrus are oriented E-W with our windshield facing east. Didn't hook up to water or sewer but I would've needed my extra water and sewer hoses for that as well. Park is very good for overnight or even a longer stay. I can see us staying here for a few days for a very quiet, relaxing stay. We will absolutely stay here again. We camped at Percival Springs Airport & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Site Surface
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Tips for other Campers:

We came from the north and exited I-57 at exit 159, drove east maybe 2- miles to US45 and then turned south. Park entrance is maybe 10-miles from that point.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice for an overnight stop although it is several miles from interstate. 4 very long pull thru sites with about 30 back in sites. A stand of trees block satellite, on bat wing no network came in, phone service very slow for data. Still $20 a night. But they have a great little restaurant very reasonably prices with fish buffet on Friday. The hwy noise was not too bad, train was a long way away and the medavac helicopter had no flights the night we stayed. The bathhouse and laundry get very little use but do exist. We camped at Percival Springs Airport & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2009 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Great overnight stop. Stayed up to wait for us. Very friendly owners. Nothing fancy, just a safe overnight place to stay. We camped at Percival Springs Airport & RV Park in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

We camped here overnight. It's a cute little spot, but no playground or pool for the kids. It's a very simple campground that butts up against a very small airport. The owners are local farmers and they own the airport, campground, and a small resaurant that is right next to the campgrounds. There was also a driving range w/automatic golf ball dispenser. The restaurant food was very reasonable and good. There was a flat 20$ per nite fee, no extra for the kids. The restrooms were pretty clean but needed a good "dusting". The owners were very kind people. It was a very "laid-back" campground. We camped at Percival Springs Airport & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: November, 2005 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Very peaceful location. Owners were extremely helpful when I rolled in after 2200 hours one night. Campground is a bit rustic but it is a great place to hang your hat for the night. It was definitely worth the five mile trek from I-57. I would stay here again if in the area. We camped at Percival Springs Airport & RV Park in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2005 - $20.00
Overall Rating:      

Nice park, needs more maintenance on interior roads and marking of campsites. Showers are metered. Restaurant on premises too, with good food and reasonable prices. Owners very accommodating to your needs. Open all year. Metered LP is available for long-term stay as well. Phone connection through local phone company. We camped at Percival Springs Airport & RV Park in a Fifth Wheel.

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