15 Parks near Yorkville, Illinois
Jul 2015 - $35.00
We pulled into this campground if you can call it that, and paid for a two night stay. While my husband was inside paying I just got a bad feeling about this place. It felt like a place you would see in a horror movie. The road into it was narrow and full of holes, a man in a raggedy golf cart led us to an area and told us to "pick a site". We got out if the RV and looked for a site with sewer hook ups. Could not find one with water electric and sewer. The sites were just grassy and muddy. Nothing about this place said "camp here, feel safe". We began to wonder if we were in a junkyard or campground. We decided that neither of us had a good feeling, so we drove back to the office aka shack and got our money back. My husband said it was no problem and they probably had it happen before. My cousin said the place was known for drug raids and murders!!! Stay away from this place unless you like living or staying in an area where your life is in danger. Hideaway should be condemned and buried!!! - CaptainKarl
Jul 2015 - $35.00
This place is dirty, looks like a junkyard with abandoned trailers sitting all over the place. The "pond" they say is chlorinated was dirty, fish couldn't live in it, the play ground by the pond was dirty with garbage all over the place. If the city or county ever tested the pond water I am sure that they would shut this place down. We will never stay there again, even if it was free. - Sjmak
May 2015 - $35.00
First off - you should know that 1 star is as low as this site will allow one to rate an establishment. Secondly, 2000 characters is the max and that's not nearly enough for an accurate picture of this landfill. It is not safe here. It is not sanitary, or even clean. A schizophrenic (not hyperbole) owns the place and has a captive workforce of otherwise homeless ex-cons allowed to live in the trailer graveyard that rings the "park". Over half of the trailers here are no longer mobile. The roads are often impassible by all but a serious 4wd. Do not bring a heavy RV here, nor a trailer of any kind, unless you have an offroad capable truck, and a strong one. In fact, if you value your property and your safety, do not come here at all. Finally, this place is adjacent to an outdoor gun range. Weekends are nonstop gunfire, so you don't know whether it's coming from inside the "park" until the Kendall County Sheriff's Dept. arrives, which is often enough that I know them by name. In short, this place is for those with no choice. It's the only park within an hour of the city that stays open through the winter. Still, if you can conceive of any other option - go with that. I guarantee none of this will seem like a joke when you cross the railroad tracks into Hide-A-Way Lakes. - Marc and Tinker
Apr 2014 - $35.00
We stayed over the easter period with our 3 young kids. We all had an awesome time. Great activities for kids, fantastic putt, putt and playground. The owners and staff are incredibly hard-working, friendly and polite. Happy to help with any requests. We will stay again if ever in the area. - RRIJB
Aug 2013 - $59.00
Previous reviews are still spot on. This is a good park for families with kids under 12. Almost all activities are aimed at young kids and there's plenty for them to do. However, the park is expensive as they have to pay a larger staff, plus you pay extra for pets and extra cars, both of which irritate me. Arcade games, pool tables, lunch with Yogi, and some crafts are pay for use too. The park is staffed by local youth who do a good job running all the activities. I only saw one older adult behind the registration desk. Bathrooms needed cleaning. Sites are mostly back-ins among the trees with no satellite reception and no cable TV. Ours had a broken sewer connection and some had no sewer caps. Several sites are big rig compatible, but some trees need trimming and brush the top of tall rigs. The camp generally needed refreshing. If you don't have kids and are just looking for a quiet campsite, I rate this camp a 3 as it's way too expensive if you aren't using the activities. Wristband system is annoying as they fall off in the pool. We'd only stay here again if our young grandkids were with us. - Danno
Sep 2012 - $59.00
Lots of amenities - like games & pool and all that stuff. No cable, about 5 channels over the air. Sloooooow internet with limited bandwidth and all this for $59. What a deal. My own bad, we got lost with the help of our GPS and picked a park off the screen because we were tired. Must do better homework next time. This may be a good destination for some, but for the tired traveller? No way. - Tiny Beast
Jun 2016 - $25.00
This is a young park, meaning the trees are not big enough to give shade yet. You drive in and find a space you are comfortable with and the attendant will stop by later to collect the fee and pertinent information. It is a large, clean park with a comfortable amount of room between sites. All of the sites are 50 amp, so we used an adapter - and we lost power a couple of times with the AC going most of the time during the first heat wave of 2016. There are pull thru and back in sites on gravel with grass between each site. We stayed three nights, very quiet and comfortable. The park has water and electric only. Dump stations on-site. We would stay again. It's a long ride from I-80. We stayed in a 28' motor home with a tow. - Thirdtime
May 2016 - $15.00
Would have been a 10 if they had sewer hook-ups. This is a campground, as opposed to an RV Park. Very few amenities, but a nice quiet spot on the prairie with miles of walking and biking paths in the adjacent forest preserve.
Large campsites well spaced. Well laid out. As noted before the water connections are a bit far from the spaces, need a couple extra length of hose, but not a big issue as you have to move to dump your tanks anyway, so fill the fresh water tank when you do.
Limit on stay of 14 days out of every 21 days. Campground is part of Kane County Forest Preserve.
A bit far from the interstates for an overnight stop, but convenient to US 30. Since the campground is only a few years old the trees are all small saplings, no shade whatsoever! Will be better in a few years.
Fairly convenient to Aurora where you can catch the train into Chicago. Handicap sites are paved versus gravel. All sites are nice sized, the pull through are quite long. - Dennis M
Oct 2015 - $15.00
We are local who use this spot to get out of the Chicago area hustle and bustle. Lovely area with lots of open fields and trees. Close to a railroad track but not overly noisy. Just a few years old. We wish other counties in the area would copy this park. They do not have showers, saying the insurance liability is too great. We would give it a 10 if it did. - travelboundnbertha
May 2016 - $15.00
Clean nice park with very little shade. Sites are level and long with some grass and some gravel. Water and power are located in the rear with a dump station at one end of the park. This park is perfect in my opinion. - illini777
Oct 2015 - $15.00
This park is relatively new, so if you're looking for shade trees it might not be good for you. There are however, new trees planted at every site that do offer a bit of shade. The sites are w-i-d-e at an angle so backing in and getting out is a piece of cake. This park is huge and laid out very very well. Its at a fairgrounds, so its pretty basic. Each site has 30 & 50 amp service along with water. There is a easy in and easy out dump station. There are no picnic tables or fire rings. Our site faced east, so the shade tree was right outside our front door. That allowed our satellite dish to get perfect reception to the southwest. It was mid-October so there was only one other RV in the whole complex. We were on our way home to Northern IL from a fall foliage trip around Lake Michigan that started in Southern WI, so this was perfect for a one night stay. We would definitely stay here again. - therealSimpsons
Jun 2014 - $15.00
Nice level grass sites on the edge of the fairgrounds. Trees are small so shade is not available. However, I felt this park had a great feel. The park manager is a great guy who is laid back but keeps the park in great shape. 50 amp service, water and a dump station for the price is a bargain. Note: Downtown Chicago is about 1 and a 1/4 hour away. - illini777
Jul 2016 - $60.00
We needed to be in this location and this was the only campground in the area. Driving in, I was impressed with the clean pool, lots of flowers and freshly painted fence. I was shocked at paying $60.00! Staff was friendly but that doesn't justify such a high cost. No cable or internet unless you sat on their porch with a computer. Bathrooms were average. The dump station was situated so your RV is tilted in such a way that your tanks can't drain. How can a campground charge so much for just a bit of space? - Silvana CLark
Jun 2009 - $30.00
Camped here twice so far, they have 9 short term sites. Family friendly and dogs are welcomed. All 9 sites are back in and are tight. Nice pool and Camp store. Not a lot to do at the camp grounds itself. - Mojo 035
Jul 2007 - $28.00
Fairly priced with good people, and affordable amenities. It was a clean park, and we were very satisfied, so would go back again. - jjfamily
Jun 2013 - $35.00
We stayed here in a 40Ft rig. Most of the sites are taken up by long term seasonal residents. Management is good, have on-site security, and have worked hard in cleaning up the trash. Our rate for the month of June is $500 which includes electric. However we have found some people are charged less. We stayed here because of family in Montgomery, IL. which is close by. They do not have a website, but if you do a search you can find it on the web. - User3006
Jun 2016 - $36.00
This is an amazing campground for a single night of for a long-term stay. Although we did not take advantage of them, there were activities galore. The owners/staff was excellent. We were in site 144 and had an unobstructed view of the lake. The campground needs improved signage to lead people in of either I-80 or I-55. Once on Frontage Road it's a piece of cake to get to the campground but finding Frontage is a bit winding route. The internal roads are wide but can be a bit dusty. Surprisingly, we were amazed that everyone seemed to obey the 10 MPH speed limit. Our one complaint was that when we arrived at our campsite, it was littered with cigarette butts! Campers should be advise to clean up after themselves and sites inspected after campers leave. We would go back here in a heartbeat, however! Well worth the value. - dandd
Jun 2016 - $36.00
It is easy to get in/out of this park. Roads are dirt and very dusty. Must be a Good Sam member to stay here. You park on a concrete pad but stone leading to it. Small concrete patio with picnic table. Utilities worked fine. WiFi worked well for us but there were not many people around. Verizon signal good. Our site was just big enough for our 40 ft fifth wheel. Clear line for satellite at our site. Gated park and you are issued a key card when checking in. Nice beach on a separate little pond from the lake. Saw quite a few people fishing in the lake. We would stay here again. - cwier
Oct 2015 - $35.00
Let me preface this review by saying that we got here on a cold, windy, raining afternoon and I did not get a chance to walk around this large park until it was almost dark. So, my comments are not all going to be backed by a clear visual inspection of the facilities and amenities. Like the other fellow who reviewed this park in October, our stay was during the off season when the park was fairly empty and many things were no longer in service. We had a long, fairly level, gravel, FHU site. Most sites are FHU, but there are about 50 with just W&E on the north and south sides of the park. We had to pull all the way forward in the site to get satellite service but that made the sewer unreachable. Once we are ready to leave in the morning, we will just back up and dump then Most sites are back-ins and apparently seasonal/extended stay sites. There is no cable TV, but there are about 10 over the air channels. We had no problems with their 802.11 network. As others have noted, there are a ton of recreational facilities: a very large pool, a fishing lake with piers and boat dock, a swimming pond with a beach, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, a large recreation center, playgrounds, a large pavilion, and a mini-golf course. I cannot vouch for the condition of these facilities because of how dark it was when I finally saw them. I had no issues with the man (owner?) at check-in. We had no issues with too many rules (No long list was mentioned when we checked in - what problems are 2 oldies going to cause in the off season?) or dusting roads (It was raining!). This park may deserve a higher rating, but I couldn't see the park well enough or experience the park when it is going full tilt. I do agree with the prior reviewer that staying here would be a completely different experience/park in the summer. I saw no sign of recycling in the park. Once again, we did not "camp here. We stayed here in a RV site. - Jerry S
Oct 2015 - $38.00
Park was generally clean but the "comfort station" was old and in need of updating. Showers were hot but cost $.25 for 7 1/2 minutes. More than enough time for a shower. Sunday night other campers were loud late but ceased around midnight. Last part of the season, so no big deal. We would stay here again. - Camping Hoosier
Aug 2015 - $46.00
This is a nice campground. The owners have a lot of attention to detail and quickly responded to, and solved, a sewer drain problem (was clogged by previous campers). My "8" rating is based on a few minor criticisms, some of which are out of the campground's control.
Getting into the lot was very difficult, requiring a lot of back and forth movement, due to the tight spacing of the lots. Fortunately, the owner recognizes that and personally aids the campers in backing into the spaces. However, prior to departure, I asked the neighbors to move their vehicles so we could leave without disturbing them early in the morning.
Use of the lake/pond is included in the camping fees, but the water visibility was probably no more than 6 inches. The owner claimed the water tests all come back excellent and that the visibility is likely due to sediment as it is supposedly clear in the mornings. The lake/pond was very busy when we were there, so the sediment may have been the issue, but it was the worst I have ever seen in a lake/pond.
Use of the pool (which was very clean), costs $1 per person per day. I suspect they charge that in order to limit the number of persons using the pool as it is not very big and, after looking at the lake, many people may prefer the pool. Since the rate on the campsite was reasonable, the extra charge for the pool wasn't necessarily that bad, but I hate feeling like I am "nickle and dimed" when I go to a campground, so that fee was a bit of a turnoff for me. I would prefer they raise their rate slightly and have the pool use included.
The Miniature Golf was fun, but it also requires an extra fee. As above, I would prefer to not have to pay extra for the amenities, but I suppose if someone were only going to camp overnight and not use them, then that allows them to stay less expensively.
I would consider staying here again if I were in the area. I commend the owners for their hard work and attention to guest safety and comfort. - JB in Indy
Jul 2014 - $50.00
Beach was nice. Outside of that everything had issues, like not enough bathrooms; after 10am most were backed up. Our son had to drive 10 minutes away to a gas station to use their facilities. We were charged to use our air conditioner, but our site only had a 20 amp connection. Even with an adapter we did not have the current to run the AC, but we were charged. Site was very difficult to access; owner admitted he never put a pop-up on the site. The site was for primitive camping, but again overcharged. Plus, issues like charges to use showers, pool made this park very costly. We also rented two cabins and the owner made refunding security deposit very difficult stating "well, the fire pits were dirty". The cabins were infested with spiders, making most of our group refusing to use the cabins. We will never return. - Bob & laurel
Jul 2016 - $36.00
What a find! We wouldn't have considered camping at an casino but all the state parks were full. we're glad we stayed! Nice clean restrooms with fabric shower curtains. Level sites, picnic tables, mostly treed sites. Water and sewer at each site. Nice water park within walking distance if you sneak through some trees. Simply walk to the hotel for a free breakfast with fruit, oatmeal, eggs, bacon, etc. Fun bonus! Staff at hotel were polite but gave us little information about the nearby bike trail, how to get to Joliet and other basic questions we asked. But everything else was wonderful. - Silvana CLark
Jun 2016 - $40.00
The cost has gone up $10 per night since our last stay. This is another casino RV park (Not Campground) that no longer staffs the RV park office forcing the RVers to go to the hotel to check in. Most sites are back in but there are about 15 pull through sites. The are water and electric hook ups and a dump station behind the casino hotel. There is no cable TV but many sites (all the pull through and some of the back in) are satellite friendly. The 2 stall bathrooms are inadequate for a park with no sewer and were dirty during our stay. This is probably because of there being no RV park staff. The internet was unreliable. There are no recreational amenities in the park. - Jerry S
May 2016 - $45.00
This place is way over priced. They have both pull-through and back-in sites. It was a lake when we stayed in early May. We had water over our shoes around the coach for two days. Park appeared rather shabby. We have a 40-foot rig. - illini777
Sep 2014 - $20.00
Maybe I just happened to pick a bad weekend, but this first visit to this campground was completely miserable. Perhaps had I come to tent camp and never expected to leave the campground the whole weekend, I'd have a different opinion. First the good points-- nice graveled campsites (and all have electric), plenty of shade and privacy between the sites in this heavily wooded campground, fairly clean bathhouse, and a nice lake nearby. If you happen to be a resident of DuPage county, the $20/night rate is not bad either. Sadly, the good points end there. The campground is located at the very back of the park and requires driving over 6 large speed bumps to come and go. The campground roads are narrow gravel with tight turns and hills. Most sites are only suitable for tents, pop-ups, vans, or RVs less than 25'. The only available water is from non-threaded spigot pumps. The dump station is small and tilted the wrong way to empty most RV tanks. The campground is only open 2 or 3-night weekends from May through Sept. But perhaps the biggest negative-- both the campground and forest preserve gates are closed and locked just after sunset every night. If you want to enjoy a nice dinner beyond the park boundaries, or visit friends in the area, forget about it! One final negative-- when I visited, the park was literally overwhelmed with mosquitoes. So bad I had to wear a bug jacket to cover my head and upper body! In the future, I'll stay at the Kane Co. Forest Preserve campgrounds-- much MUCH nicer parks that have been built with RVers in mind. - WinnieViews
May 2014 - $20.00
This park is a bit hard to locate. It is actually located in Warrenville. Any RV campground in the Chicago is a rarity so even with some drawbacks we were glad to find this one. It is a large, beautiful and heavily-wooded oasis in a pretty congested area. Staff very friendly. Restrooms were immaculate even with heavy usage on a holiday weekend. The drawbacks are: (1) it is only open for Fri. and Sat. night camping except on holidays, (2) no and or sewer connections and the few water spigots will not allow for a hose to be connected so to fill your tank requires carrying water in containers to your RV. Sites are level and very spacious with site #64 being best located for the restrooms with showers. One unusual plus is that those over 65 get 1 free weekend per year. We would camp here again. - judb
Jun 2013 - $20.00
We've been visiting Blackwell for almost 40 years, but this is the first time we've camped there. We only live about 7 miles from there so it's an easy weekend. This is an oasis in the middle of suburbia. Heavily wooded sites, with level crushed gravel pads and now, electric at all sites, according to the attendant at the gatehouse. There are no water or sewer hookups, but there are spigots throughout the park. There is an adequate dump station, although it is not all that level, so your tanks may not fully empty. I remarked to my wife that whether we traveled three hours to Wisconsin or drove 7 miles to Blackwell, the end result is the same. Quiet camping in a lovely area. The one downside to this campground is that it's only open on weekends, except for holiday weeks when it's open for the entire week. Also making reservations entails calling the District HQ and booking over the phone. There is a three day reservation window which pretty much eliminates spur of the moment camping. The camping permits arrive by snail mail, so very last century. Still, it adds to the charm I suppose. We'll be back often. In the summer the crowds in Wisconsin can be frustrating, so this is a nice alternative if you just want a quiet weekend to camp without dealing with all the traffic. - baraff