This park started with a reservation system last year. Thus you better know what site you want, when doing the on line reservation. If Just driving in, you have to ask if there are openings, and you are assigned a spot, not what I like. Years back, you registered, found your spot, placed the sticker on your post, and that was it. There was a section that always had reservation, but now the whole park is that way.
This is a park that we visit a few times every year. Lots of hiking and bike trails in the park. There is swimming available, but not in the park itself. We usually camp there Monday thru Thursday, as the weekend can be busy and sometimes noisy. The grandchildren like the wild turkeys that roam the park in early AM and PM hours. Also Illinois seniors receive a discount in camping Mon - Thurs. The only sites that overlook the water are used mainly by pop up type campers and tenters, due to the limited lot sizes, and no electric hook ups. Check for 50 amp service prior to setting up, as it is not offered through the park.
This county park is well maintained and offers many shaded spots due to the giant oak trees that surround the park. If you are a Kane county resident your camping fee is only 10 dollars per night, this includes electric, up to 50 amps, and water, but you might need a long 100' hose on some sites, Otherwise it cost 15 dollars for us other campers. There are hiking trails, plus a small fishing pond for those who enjoy the sport. Plans are under way to enlarge this park by approx 50 additional sites in 09. A very quiet type park, except the occasional train. MINUSES INCLUDE Pit toilets ONLY. No SHOWER building, and the water is from a well, thus it has a strong iron taste. Many large class A units were in the park when we were there 8/08 and firewood is sold at the park , $ 4.00 as they do not allow other wood to be brought into the park due to county insect restrictions. Many out of state plates, due to the fact that there are very few campgrounds close to Chicago and it's collar towns. There is a dump station on site, as you exit the park.
This is a 1,960 acre State park that is open all year long. The park is located in a rolling hill type setting, off US highway 51, just 2 miles north of the town of Ramsey. Of the 91 class A camp sites located in the White Oak section, approximately 40 of these sites are reservable. There also is one rental cabin in the park that enjoys a lake view. The one down side to the park is that there is only one camp shower/rest room building in the entire park, but water hydrants are located throughout the park. There also are two dump station located close to the main park entrance. The one hiking trail is 2 1/2 miles long, and quite hilly in spots. The Park also has an equestrian section, located in the Northern part of the park that has about 15 miles of wooded trails for the horse people. For Info Ramsey Lake State Park P. O Box 97 Ramsey, Il 618-423-2215