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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $8.00
Most sites are electric only, many are pretty level concrete. Bike path nearby is good for a ten mile out and back total. Has dump station and clean water available. Use your National Parks card for 1/2 off!!! We camped at Gun Creek Campground - COE in a Motorhome.
Rend lake golf course is a block away.
Review Count: 189
States Visited: 47
Helpful Reviews: 28
Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $16.00
I liked this park, but there are 32 seriously bad sites out of the 100 available. Sites are asphalt & well spread apart with paved interior roads. Most back-ins have a good angle with the road to make for an easy in/out. There's a gorgeous lake here for water sports plus plenty of room for kids to ride bikes & play. Sites have a fire pit & picnic table. There's no wifi and satellite access is unlikely due to trees. We picked up ABC & NBC on antenna. Verizon had a strong signal. There's one nice bathhouse and a couple of small out-buildings with toilet only. Some sites are 50A electric only while some are full hook up. You can see that info on their recreation.gov web page when selecting a site. There is a dump and several water spigots in the electric only sections. Pedestals are deep in the back of each site. Now for the caveats. Some sites are so wildly unlevel that I felt compelled to tally what I saw. Generally level sites: 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 18, 19, 20, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 37, 38, 42, 45, 46, 60, 62, 68, 69, 71, 72, 73, 74, 76, 78, 80, 87, 92, & 96. Front to Back down-sloping sites: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 30, 34, 36, 40, 44, 49, 50, 58, 67, 70, 79, 82, 83, 85, 93, 94, 95, 97, 98, 99, 100. Front to back up-sloping site: 41 Two pull-thrus (51 & 59) are okay in the middle but sloped up at both ends. I wouldn't take any of the following sites in a moderate sized fifth wheel or larger. A small travel trailer or pop-up might be okay or maybe you have mountain goat in your blood. Side to side sloping sites: 47, 64, 88, & 90. Both sloping down and side to side sloping sites: 22, 35, 43, 52, 53, 54, 61, 63, 66, & 75. These last few are laughable & unusable as they are better suited as ski jumps or skate board ramps: 1, 12, 27, 28, 29, 31, 32, 39, 48, 55, 56, 57, 65, 77, 81, 84, 86, & 91. We camped at Gun Creek Campground - COE in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 60
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3
Date of Stay: December, 2015 - $16.00
A very clean park with spacious sites. There was a central water spigot for each section. Sites only had electric. Some sites were water front. The bathrooms and showers were clean. We camped at Gun Creek Campground - COE in a Fifth Wheel.
Be sure and fill with water before setting up.
Review Count: 30
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 8
Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $8.00
We came here on Sunday afternoon in November expecting it to be pretty empty. Just the opposite. We didn't have reservations but we were able to get a decent site. It looked like most of the campers that were here were fisherman. This is a beautiful campground on Rend Lake with deep sites that are paved. The sites are not very level and take a little work to get level. We had to hunt for potable water for our fresh water tank. The water spigots scattered in the campground weren't close enough for our 50 feet of hose to reach. We drove around and found the dump station and were able to get water there. AT&T cell phone worked and so did Verizon MiFi. We used this campground just to stay overnight while traveling from Wisconsin to the south for the winter. I would definitely stay here again. We camped at Gun Creek Campground - COE in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0
Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $24.00
Back in the woods or on the lake, there are plenty of sites to enjoy both. It was very pretty.
The sites near the lake are not level front to back and can be very extreme. Some campers were using up to 5 or 6 legos under each wheel. The slots are also pretty skinny but there were no trees to hinder you from backing in. Most sites in the woods were level.
The only real con was there are a lot of super stinky dumpsters. They are back right at the campsites, so if you get a campsite within 2 or 3 either way of the dumpster prepare for some super stink. We camped at Gun Creek Campground - COE in a Travel Trailer.
A skunk ran us off from our fire ring at night. Not the camps fault, just an interesting fact.
Review Count: 79
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 18
Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $8.00
We were going to stay overnight at the closest Walmart but when I saw there was a COE Campground nearby for $8.00 a night, I couldn't pass it up. What a find. We got in about 8 p.m., when the host was closing up the office. She waved us over and told us a couple of sites to look at since we didn't want to unhook for the night. She said we could pay the ranger later. We looked at two pull-throughs but found a back-in long enough that we didn't have to unhook, with a million dollar view. Great park. Well groomed. Pleasant personnel. This is a great stopover park because it's right off the interstate or would make a great camping destination for a week or so. Our Wi-Fi hotspots worked well. Our rooftop TV antenna pulled in what we need. No water faucets at each site but they were spread throughout the park. Will definitely stay again if in area. We camped at Gun Creek Campground - COE in a Travel Trailer.
Review Count: 435
States Visited: 52
Helpful Reviews: 37
Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $8.00
Very good value with Golden Age pass. This COE park is just off of I-57 and very easy to get to and there is a lot to see and do in the area. You drive past the golf course pro shop to get to the campground. I am surprised that it has only been reviewed once before. But as mentioned in that review the sites are not level, most are sloped front to back and some of the slopes are severe. All sites are paved and most are very long. We came in with a list of available sites during the week in mid-May and found a fairly level site. But two of our rear tires still wanted to come off the ground; we did get level with a bit of maneuvering. Water is also available at the exit end of the dump station. Verizon voice and broadband both very good. TV via batwing was fair, ABC was strong, but both NBC and CBS would fade out during the day. We camped at Gun Creek Campground - COE in a Motorhome.
The Double 'R' Bar across the lake on 154 in Sesser has a good local crowd and is a good bet to meet some local folks for info on things to see and do in the area.
Review Count: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4
Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $16.00
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 Campground - COE in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 47
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 4
Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $8.00
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 Campground - COE in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 21
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5
Date of Stay: July, 2014 - $10.00
I would rate this higher if it had water available at the sites. The water is from a central location on the loops. You have to drive over to it to fill your tank. Many sites are Very uneven, we had to find one level enough to use still using several boards to level the rig. The park is very clean, popular. Many boats around. This is a COE park. They have several campgrounds within the park and Gun Creek is just one of them. This is a grassy and wooded park, very pretty. We rode our bikes to the craft shop which had nice quality arts. We would stay again. We camped at Gun Creek Campground - COE in a Travel Trailer.
Review Count: 68
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 6
Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2
Date of Stay: October, 2013 - $20.00
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 Campground - COE in a Motorhome.
Review Count: 33
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 6
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $8.00
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 Campground - COE in a Travel Trailer.
Review Count: 81
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 10
Date of Stay: July, 2013 - $12.00
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 Campground - COE in a Fifth Wheel.
Review Count: 19
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1
Date of Stay: September, 2012 - $24.00
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 Campground - COE in a Fifth Wheel.
The Double 'R' Bar across the lake on 154 in Sesser has a good local crowd and is a good bet to meet some local folks for info on things to see and do in the area.Bob and Inga • May 2015
A skunk ran us off from our fire ring at night. Not the camps fault, just an interesting fact.Fizbin • August 2015
Be sure and fill with water before setting up.TexasRVer • May 2016
Rend lake golf course is a block away.Sir_Charles395 • September 2016
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