Whittington, Illinois

Gun Creek COE

Whittington, Illinois



Whittington, Illinois
Phone: (618) 724-2493

Sites: 100
Recent Rate: $16 4/2015

Latitude: 38.0781882764378
Longitude: -88.9298629760742

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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) ?
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • RV Wash RV Wash ?
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
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 ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • 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 ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-lake Waterfront Waterfront yes-lake
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) ?
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking ?
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River ?
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

17 Reviews

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Prairie Bayou

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

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

It was a very nice COE campground, as all of the COEs have been that we have stayed in so far. Entrance to the campground is a little tricky as you have to take a road through a golf course to get back to the campsites. Our campground was pretty well occupied, but despite the heavy occupancy, it was quiet for the most part. The community water faucets was something we haven't experienced yet. I felt a little odd walking between campers to get water. Some of the sites are level, but most of the campers, including us, had to use levelers on our units. Showers were clean, and even included family showers for those with little ones. We camped at Gun Creek COE in a Motorhome.

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Clean Restrooms

Clean Showers

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woodallmd

Review Count: 47
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is a gem. Price alone makes stopping worthwhile. Lovely campground. Didn't have a reservation but plenty of sites were available on a Saturday. Had electric only, but water and sewer available on other sites. Spacious with large concrete patio. Note: Handicap sites are available to anyone. Also a beach, marina, "Boatels", golf course very close. Site 7 for $8 with Access Pass. We camped at Gun Creek COE in a Motorhome.

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mjtesky

Review Count: 54
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2014 - $10.00
Overall Rating:      

Good cement pads, all sites near lake. A few sites have water, most have electricity only. We camped at Gun Creek COE in a Truck Camper.

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maine charactor

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

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

This campground is only a minute from I-57 and is a great place to stop over while traveling. It is also a great warm season family and fisherman's campground. Right on Rend Lake. Some of the sites are not very level but many are. There are areas with full hookups. There is some traffic noise but not bad. Deer wander through at times. It is not open year around. We camped at Gun Creek COE in a Motorhome.

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dmoore1108

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $8.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice Corps of Engineer campground. It is easy off and easy on from I-57. Nightly rate reflects Senior Pass discount. We stayed one night on the way to Marengo, IL. Most sites are electric only with water hydrants scattered throughout the camping loops. They do have some full hookups as follows: Eagle Loop sites 60 thru 63. Bluejay Loop sites 11,13, & 15 as well as 18 thru 41. Many sites require serious leveling (front to back and side to side). Others are very nice with little or no leveling required. Restroom and shower facilities are new, clean and well maintained. The grass could have been mowed but it was okay. We would definitely stay here again either overnight or longer. We camped at Gun Creek COE in a Travel Trailer.

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A hitch and hop

Review Count: 69
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

This park was closed for a period last year while they installed new roads and full hook ups in part of the park. There are new bathhouses with family showers that combine tollets and showers. It is very convienent for a night stop over. Some of the sites are in need of leveling so I gave it a lower rating. I would stay here again. We camped at Gun Creek COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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araucanaman

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Totally disagree with previous reviews, written by locals who like to stay here to due cheap rates. They ask you when you check in to give this campground an excellent rating. Looking for more federal funds. LOTS of tenters, bathhouses were totally unacceptable, and no one is available to have the noise from tenters radios turned down. Definitely not an easy campground to get into. The locals have all of the full hook-up sites. Would never stay here again. We camped at Gun Creek COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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JAYFLIGHTRV

Review Count: 20
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the good ones. Wide, spacious back-ins (and a few pull-throughs) all over the campground, some with full hook-ups, most just have electric. Some terrific views of lake available. Most sites are tree-shaded. Friendly attendants. Golf course and restaurant abuts campground. Good, clean, and family-friendly. We camped at Gun Creek COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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TexCuervo

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

Date of Stay: August, 2012 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent park and very convenient from the interstate for a nice overnight stay. I was able to get a site with water, 50 amp, and sewer. Most are electric only with water points throughout the park. Nice big dump station. Would be a great place for an extended stay. Golf course is "right there". If you play golf, fish or just enjoy the outdoors, this would be a great place for an extended stay. Wish we could have stayed longer. We camped at Gun Creek COE in a Motorhome.

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menoble

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

Date of Stay: May, 2012 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful COE park by the lake. Large sites, long asphalt pads with concrete patios, very few full hookups. We were just looking for an overnight stay but spent the weekend here. Since it was our first time here, it was a little tricky for us to find, you pull into what looks like an apartment complex, drive past a golf course and clubhouse, and the campground entrance is a few hundred more yards down the dark road. We camped at Gun Creek COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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shirleyj62

Review Count: 14
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2011 - $12.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful park on a beautiful lake. We stayed on one of the full hookup sites. Our rate was based on the America Beautiful pass which is 1/2 the normal rate ($24). There are maybe 20-24 sites that have full hookups, the rest are electric only. All the sites are paved although they are narrow, but long, very long. They have cement picnic tables but some are in strange places. Ours is in the woods quite a ways from the site. Some of the sites would definitely be a challenge to level, although most away from the lake are level. This is a COE park. Definitely would stay here again. We camped at Gun Creek COE in a Motorhome.

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eye8ubutler

Review Count: 22
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Very nice and just off the Interstate beside a golf course. By a nice lake. Very much a 10 out of 10 park. Very dark and quiet at night! We camped at Gun Creek COE in a Travel Trailer.

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araucanaman

Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2011 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Definitely no pull thru sites here. Paving job on roads is uneven and a mess. Sites are extremely tight, very, very difficult to back into. Loud, rowdy young crowd staying here, cars and motorcyles up and down the roads from site to site all night long. No rangers or campground hosts to be found anywhere. Campers complained about our dogs, they would not have barked if there had not been so much traffic up and down our circle all night long. 50 amp service extremely weak, our needle on monitor was on red entire time. Would not ever stay here again. We camped at Gun Creek COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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sparky59

Review Count: 61
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $9.00
Overall Rating:      

Gosh, what a beautiful park! Extremely large, VERY spacious sites, hooks for lanterns to hang, large picnic tables. Beautiful views of the lake from all over the campground. There were a LOT of deer hunters the weekend we stayed. We couldn't use much of the great bike trail they have because it was hunting season, but we were still able to ride parts of it. Nice welcome center close by that houses an Illinois artists' gallery of great things for sale. The sewers were to be available in certain sections of the park but there were problems with government regulations so they were not operational as of yet. We used a senior pass to get the great rate we did. The park was scheduled to close Nov. 30. We camped at Gun Creek COE in a Motorhome.

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Soos

Review Count: 49
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2010 - $16.00
Overall Rating:      

This campground just re-opened after being closed for renovations. There are now some sites with sewer and some sites with water, but not all of them have it. We couldn't use the sewer, I think because it was closed for the season already. We were here the last day they were open. This is a typically beautiful COE campground with a great lake. My cell phone (AT&T) worked fine, and we did get a couple of channels on the TV. My biggest issue here was the fact that even though they just renovated, the sites weren't that easy to get into. The pads are only 10 feet wide (but very long) and the road is narrow as well, and because it's pretty hilly in some areas, we were trying to back up without much room and visibility. Some sites were better than others. Also, many of the sites are extremely unlevel. Ours looked pretty level but we still had to use two yellow blocks. We camped at Gun Creek COE in a Fifth Wheel.

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