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09/2008
rating [ 9/10 ]
This is a delightful park, a true surprise as it is a county park. The campground is heavily wooded, and the sites 127-145 are the nicest, with 145 the best. Some are too unlevel for a large motorhome, so check first. Park Rangers patrol the park, so you feel safe. In close walking distance is an 85 acre great fishing lake, with many nice fishing boats, pedal boats of all kinds, bicycles of different types, and 2 pontoon boats. These are very nice well maintained boats (except the pontoons).The harbor area is first rate, with a delightful children's water park (fee), a very nice playground that is padded, a nature center, very nice snack bar, and 7 miles of paved walking/biking paths. It is a fabulous place for kids, although we are retirees, the amount of children wasn't a problem. We will definitely come here again. The only reason I didn't rate it a 10 is because there is only electric, no water or sewer at the site, but there is a dump station and available potable water.
09/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a great place to stay if you take your RV to Chicago. It is just off I-90 in Elgin, and so accessible to everything. The Metra train is close by so you don't have to drive into Chicago. There is nothing to do here, but the park is always full of nice sized RVs, very few children, and no one much is outdoors-just inside their RVs. There is an attendant on duty at all times, so it is safe. Every store imaginable is within 5-10 minutes, as well as the best breakfast place we've ever found while traveling, Burnt Toast. The sites are paved, and there is electric and water, but no sewer. There is a dump station, and fire wood available for a fee for your fire ring. The sites around the outside are all bordered by trees, and some are quite spacious. I only rated it a 7 for the lack of activities. Only the Paul Wolff Campground is open now; the other one was closed due to constant flooding.
09/2008
rating [ 7/10 ]
This is a large beautiful state park, known for its hiking trails and picnic areas. It is very well maintained. The campground is small, but has been enlarged in the last few years. The sites are average to large sized, and many back up to trees. There are only chemical toilets and no showers, so a self contained unit is best. It is very quiet, and a great spot to get away. We would definitely camp here again.
09/2008
rating [ 6/10 ]
This is a small campground, with shaded, but small sites. The "stream" has dried up. There is a lake with a beach and a few boats to rent. The road has bike lanes, and there are trails to hike. It's a good one-nighter.
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