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Wayne Fitzgerrell Recreation Area

Whittington, Illinois


11094 Ranger Rd
Whittington, Illinois 62897
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Sites: 243
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 38.10964
Longitude: -88.93124

Elevation: 420' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup no
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) no
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water no
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup no
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault yes
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing yes
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking yes
  • Boating Boating yes
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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13 Reviews

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Review Count: 11
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $28.00
Overall Rating:

Campground is located in an open, grassy area along the side of a hill, but most of the sites are reasonably level and spacious. We camped at Wayne Fitzgerrell Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful park, spacious level sites not a bad one in the whole campground. Electric only with accessible water throughout the park and a dump station on the main road. Most sites are 30 amp but there are some 50 scattered throughout. Concrete building with outhouse style toilets the one we occasionally used was clean. Lots of deer, turkeys, water fowl and squirrels. Friendly host. Biking trails, boat ramp and some sites you can launch your own kayak from. Stores and restaurants within 15 min drive. We camped at Wayne Fitzgerrell Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
122
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Bring your bikes and ride the nice bike trail.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We just stayed one night passing through. The park is very large and roomy. Asphalt drives and pads. We stayed in the non- reservable section. We had 30 amp service. Fill your tank with water before entering the park. Electric sites where we were. Early spring and sites needed to be cleaned up. I used the pit toilets and they were clean. Roads and pads were asphalt. Sites were very easy to get into with my 38 foot 5th wheel. Cell service was good. Very nice boat landing. Would recommend to stay. We camped at Wayne Fitzgerrell Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
Unknown
Site Surface
Asphalt
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open, Some Shade, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

Huge campground only one section reservable rest first come first serve. We saw several deer and a lot of wild turkeys. Sites are large. We camped at Wayne Fitzgerrell Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
1 in reservable
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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Review Count: 111
States Visited: 34
Helpful Reviews: 13

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

With some advance planning, this campground is very nice. One needs a full water tank and empty sewer and gray to start. 50 amp is the norm. The sites are great, some on water, all in shade. Length is no issue. There is a motel-like inn and a restaurant on the property, and I could see using this park for a family reunion: some folks camping, others in rooms. The lake is scenic and large. I'm not sure about boat rentals, etc. Check out the website. We camped at Wayne Fitzgerrell Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 229
States Visited: 32
Helpful Reviews: 50

Date of Stay: May, 2011 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is a really nice campground. There are 5 loops, only 1 (Bay Area) can be reserved (via Reserveamerica.gov). The camp hosts are located within Shady Loop and Lake View loops. One host is on duty at any given time. The interior roads and sites are on asphalt and are very wide. Almost all of the sites are around 60 feet long. A 40 foot motorhome with a tow can easily fit into most of the sites. Most of the sites are fairly level and there is lots of room between each site. All sites have electricity: most have 30/15 amp service. There are sites scattered around the park that have 50/30 amp service. Water is available at the dump station and there are a few water spigots in each loop. You would need a very long hose to access them. There is only one sewer at the dump station for the entire park. The bathroom/showers are the typical state park facilities. They are usable but not very appealing. We chose not to use them. There is also a nice bike path circling the campground. Be aware that there is no signage on the bike path. Verizon air card and cell phone service worked well here. We would definitely come back here again if we were in the area. We camped at Wayne Fitzgerrell Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2010 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

This is a beautiful park. It's too bad they don't take reservations, but it's very large and I saw no sites I would be disappointed with. The sites are very well-spaced, with many mature shade trees. We camped at Wayne Fitzgerrell Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2009 - $30.00
Overall Rating:

This is a lovely state park campground located on Rend Lake and part of the Rend Lake Recreational Complex. The campground has five different areas that resemble fingers all going out to the lake. The sites are all huge. Some are paved but most are gravel. There are picnic tables and fire rings with a big grassy area. The showers are older but clean and handicap accessible. There is only electric hookups. There is water available and the only negatives I saw were that the water sat back off the road. You may need a long hose to fill up. There is one dumping station. There could be a line and wait for it. When checking in you have to know to find one of the campground host sites. Shade or sun sites are available. All of them are very nice. Deer are everywhere. You can sit at your site and watch them. If it has been raining some of the sites will have water standing on them. I would return. We camped at Wayne Fitzgerrell Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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

Date of Stay: June, 2008 - $20.00
Overall Rating:

We stayed just before the July 4th weekend for six nights and loved it. The sites are well spaced and some have waterfront views. Although with being all first come first serve it's hard to get the ones right on the water, but we were able to (got there on a thursday AM). The shower house was clean and maintained. Trash was picked up several times throughout the day/evenings. The loop we were in had access to the lake nearby and a small beach so we were able to swim close by. There are two public beaches nearby also. The Campground is located two miles away from I-57 but it is easy to find. You are on the northern edge of Rend Lake. Being our first time here I would say we would come back. We camped at Wayne Fitzgerrell Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 216
States Visited: 43
Helpful Reviews: 43

Date of Stay: March, 2007 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

The vast majority of the sites are large, paved back-ins with 30 amp power (central water and sewer). There are a handful of 50 amp sites. Lots of mature trees, so satellite access can be a problem. We were there during a very wet time of year, so the ground was pretty soggy and muddy in places. The ranger picks up your trash from your site each day. Not all sites are suitable for big rigs, but plenty were. A very attractive park, at an excellent price. We would definitely return. We camped at Wayne Fitzgerrell Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2006 - $16.00
Overall Rating:

Great place to stay! Large sites, lots of grass and trees. Deers, fox, quail, squirrels, rabbits, turkeys, lots of wildlife to view! Also have close by restaurants for good eating out! We camped at Wayne Fitzgerrell Recreation Area in a Travel Trailer.

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Review Count: 26
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: March, 2006 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

The is a great state Park on Rend Lake! But there was water everywhere as two storms had just come thru the area. More rustic than most State Park now, as they had no water or sewer hookups, but the beauty of this park far out weighs that as far as we were concerned. Lots of trails for biking, hiking, horse back riding, etc. Sites were large and level especially the lakefront ones. There was grass every where with fire rings and tables. We will stay again for sure! We camped at Wayne Fitzgerrell Recreation Area in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: June, 2005 - $15.00
Overall Rating:

All sites and roads were black topped. Well spaced. Nice big playground located by the large bathhouse. There are two other bathhouses. There bathhouses could be a bit cleaner. (This is why I did not give a 10.) They have two hosts. The swimming area is located away from the campground. There is a nice bicycle path. This is a nice campground with views of the lake. We would make the trip again. We camped at Wayne Fitzgerrell Recreation Area in a Fifth Wheel.

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