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Watson, Illinois

Percival Springs Airport & RV Park

Watson, Illinois


6900 N US Highway 45
Watson, Illinois 62473
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Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 39.0253213
Longitude: -88.5697716

Elevation: 563' (approximate)
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • 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
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 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
Recreation
  • 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

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10 Reviews

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Review Count: 67
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

The park was a little hard to find. It is clean but very simple. No wifi, phone, or much of anything else. It was quiet and the Hanger restaurant had very cheap and good food. Just used the park for overnight and left early the next morning. We camped at Percival Springs Airport & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Be sure to eat at the Hanger. Food is very good.

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Review Count: 79
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 16

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed one night in this campground attached to a small private airport. We arrived via Exit 59 off I-57 and traveled Rt 45. The road is plenty wide but very rough. When we left the campground, we took Rt 37 and got onto the highway at Exit 151. This route was much quicker and smoother. There is a low clearance bridge on this route (11' 10") but we had no difficulty navigating this. We drive a 45ft MH with a tow and navigated the campground carefully and were able to keep the car attached. As previously noted, the signs are not helpful and it is a bit uncertain where to park and pay. The pull-through sites run in opposite directions so one shares a yard with the next coach. If you pull in front of the hanger and cafe, you can enter the pull through from the back. If you enter and go right into the driveway, one can enter from the top. Some reviewers have paid at the cafe but when I registered, I was instructed to pay the host located on site 1. This is a now frills place and needed a little maintenance when we were there as the grass needed to be mowed and the flower beds were a bit rough looking. That said, the sites are long and level and utilities are well placed and work well. Place is very quiet and peaceful located next to a large corn field with a grass airstrip mowed into the middle of it. We did not have any airplane noise while we were there. Did not use wifi or rest rooms (not sure if they have any) so can't comment on that. Good overnight stop. We camped at Percival Springs Airport & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

Got a bite to eat at the Hanger Cafe. Limited menu but saved cooking and dishes.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 8

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Campground is on the grounds of the Percival Springs Airport. Traveling east on I-70, I exited at exit# 159, W. Fayette Ave. - there is a Petro Truck Stop at that exit. Turn right (east) onto W. Fayette Ave. until you come to US-45. Turn right (south) onto US-45 and travel about 7.5 miles south on US-45. When you see County Road 700N, it's the next driveway on the left. I did not count the number of RV sites, but I would say a good 25 or 30 sites. All FHU with newer 50/30/20 electric pedestal. Voltage was excellent. Water had a little bit of mineral taste, but I filter my water, so no problems. Long gravel sites in excellent condition. All pull-thru sites. Very quiet - I even heard the corn growing! When we arrived, we were greeted by a "camp host", very friendly and took our $25 cash fee. Overall, an excellent campground where you will enjoy much peace & quiet. We stayed at the campground the end of June, 2017. We camped at Percival Springs Airport & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

About 10 miles north of the campground is a Super Walmart. There is a air ambulance helicopter based at the airport. Also on the ground of the campground is The Hangar Restaurant famous for its Barn-Storming Burgers & Sandwiches. Check out their Facebook page for menu.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Wonderful place to wake up in the morning. If you have never had the opportunity to see the Midwest, Percival Springs in a great representation-it's beautiful here! We stumbled across Percival looking for an overnight rest stop. We found friendly helpful people, spacious solid and level sites good hook-ups, and a quiet pleasant place to spend a day. We camped at Percival Springs Airport & RV Park in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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Review Count: 40
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 8

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
4
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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: 2

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: 38
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 2

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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