8 Parks near Wenona, Illinois
Jul 2014 - $20.00
The first time I stayed at this gas station I didn't have slides so the narrow sites were not a problem. With slides, you have to be very careful how you position your rig. For the price it remains a OK spot to overnight if you need hookups. There is a cable TV hookup but it doesn't work. Wi-Fi available in Burger King but it doesn't win any speed awards. Station is in transition. The Burger King and Subway are still there and operating but the gas station and store was just sold in a foreclosure auction. Had to pay in the Burger King, cash only. - glenthompson
Aug 2013 - $26.00
We read reviews that were dated, and after a long driving day, decided to check it out. Shell no longer operates the station, so look for PHILLIPS 66. From southbound I-39, exit on 35, then take a left. You'll see BP and Casey's listed as the gas stations, but you'll see Phillips 66 once you make the left turn. It'll be on your left. RV spaces are by Burger King, on the end of the complex. Once BK closes it surprisingly quiet. Cable t.v. appears to now be available. Full hookups here. We're not a big rig, so was an easy fit for us. All paved and clean as a whistle. Bathrooms in convenience store, which is open 24-hours. Current rate is $25, plus $1.56 tax ($26.56). Worth the money for us. Will stay here again when in the area. Oh, never could get the website in English, so not sure what that's about. - KejLrtj
May 2011 - $21.00
This is definitely a stop-over location. The sites are very narrow. They have cement barriers between each site by the utilities. With these 2 issues it makes it hard to put slides out. Because we had no neighbors we had no slide problem, but our slides did extend to the neighboring site. We also had to pull the fifth wheel to the front of the site and park the truck in back in order to hook up the electric and be able to put the slides out. It's noisy during the day, but we had no noise issues at night. Even though it is a cement site we had to raise one side 2 inches to level our unit. We had a good view of the sky for satellite reception. If I needed a place to sleep and wanted full hookup I would return. If I was looking for a true campground then I would pass this one by. - TomG100
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
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
Jun 2015 - $25.00
One of our favorite Illinois State Parks. Friendly staff, clean and well maintained campgrounds, and plenty of hiking and exploring. - Mike Pula
Sep 2014 - $25.00
This park is suffering from a lack of cash. The grounds are not mowed more than once a month. The water pump was broken requiring you to fill tank at host site. Dump station filthy with feces and toilet paper all over and back wash hose broken requiring you to use fresh water pump. Very unsanitary. No ranger at gate shack ever. No security noticed during our 5 days there. Beautiful park but campground almost unusable. - wendie T
May 2014 - $17.00
Nice large park out in the woods 20 miles to small town. Most sites are back in but very long and level. All sites have grass areas and table and most have large shade trees. Only 1-2 bars Verizon signal and no campground WiFi. Only a few open sites good for satellite. Office staff friendly and helpful. Mostly seasonally and ownership trailers in wooded areas. Several of the roads have large overhanging trees and hit rig. Would not stay there again as it is too far out of the way and nothing to do when you get there. Rate is for PA. - Pepper Dan
May 2013 - $17.00
This park is way off the highway and has nothing to offer. It is big rig accessible, however, the owner told us to go down "the middle road" when entering and drive down to the pull through sites. The turn into these sites was very narrow and had low branches. We had to back up the road, go around and back in. The sites were very long but the electrical hookup had so many cobwebs inside the box we were doubting if it would work, but it did. The office looked like a shack that was falling down, nasty. Would not stay here again - Jan W
May 2013 - $30.00
The manager and her crew have the best park in America. Family owned and operated. Five small lakes that are perfect for family fishing. Clean, quiet, and safe. Weekend entertainment or activities. Lots of seasonal (April - October) full-timers use this ranch and stay for years or decades. People look out for each other and still respect your privacy. The best and most helpful staff you will ever meet. Rustic tent camping too! This ranch is UP above the river! - SLFTRV
Oct 2016 - $20.00
Lots to like here!
Deserves a 4 star rating.
Level gravel site.
Lots of trees.
Negatives: Bit of a grumpy hostess when we asked for a site near the laundry. Do not know why this was an issue to her, the campground was only 25% filled.
The laundry was good enough except the dryers were short cycles and required double the coins to get dry.
Stay here again, Sure! - Sir_Charles395
Sep 2016 - $36.00
A nice park with good utilities but no cable. There were a few channels on the batwing however. WiFi was very spotty and slow when it did work. Nice large pull through sites with mostly gravel pads and a few concrete ones and well graveled roads that are holding up well despite recent heavy rains. Nice restroom/shower facilities and friendly owners. Highway noise was minimal due to nice large sound buffering trees but there is an agricultural plant of some kind near by that had a constant hum all night. Mosquitoes however were terrible. It was quite full so I would recommend reservations. - utchaps
Sep 2016 - $36.00
A perfect choice for easy access and long level pull though sites, wi fi worked well and everything was as it should be. - Bruce and Janette
Aug 2016 - $37.00
The staff people are very helpful and friendly. They escorted us to our site. The roads are a little narrow but manageable as long as the trees are kept trimmed. However the interior road are very dusty even when driving at a crawl. The park is about 90 percent full timers. It seems they all have golf carts and drive around the park all the time kicking up dust even as slow as they go (less than 5 mi per hr) The sites our not level. There are plenty of shade trees and still able to get roof mounted satellite to function. I would have rated the park higher except for the dirty interior roads. Even with the park cons as stated above, I would stay again. - Roy Fleming
Aug 2015 - $30.00
The desk host was friendly and very helpful. We wanted a pull through as we're on the way home and only stayed one night, but didn't need 50A electric. They let us pull through a 30A site to get an electric/water site and saved us $6. Lots of trees so satellite won't work in many sites. We had a picnic table. The WiFi was weak so we used our smartphone hotspot instead, but Verizon cell phone service was good. - Ned
Aug 2015 - $30.00
Just one night stay passing through. Had read the other reviews and thought the gunfire would not be an issue as my husband is a competitive shooter, but it did if the AC was not running. Fortunately it rained and shut them down. I agree with all the good things the other reviews say. We actually enjoyed walking around the permanent sites and seeing their creativity in adding screened porches, roofs, decks, and rooms to their campers. - winde
Oct 2016 - $41.00
Easy check-in and we were escorted to our FHU pull thru site. Park is older and small but well kept. Very clean bathrooms. Friendly hosts and workers. We stayed Fri and Sat nights but were really only there in the evening after supper because our main goals were hiking at the state parks and eating out. Park had a mix of weekend locals and overnight travelers. Sites were very tight in most areas. Park was quiet after 10pm and most campers were very friendly and respectful. - fastlane18
Sep 2016 - $35.00
Staff was very friendly and helpful. Great park for a nite while traveling on I-80 or I-65. May be muddy and have soft ground if the area received rain. Pull thru with water and electric on larger sites with plenty of room. Full hook up may be tight and smaller. Cable TV and WiFi worked with no issues. We will stay here again. - truckerturtle
Aug 2016 - $44.00
Directions are good. Get off I-80 at Exit 81. There is a Loves truck stop there so you can fill up, then come out and go north 1.5 miles and take a left. Park is on the left. Access is tight. Only about a dozen pull thru sites and some of those are only good for smaller rigs. Most of the sites are for pull in or back in. Really only 2 good pull thru sites for larger rigs. Lots of beautiful tent sites. Beautiful grounds. Good size off leash dog park. Friendly and helpful staff. Would stay here again. - okdiver
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