It's not surprising that the reviews are so varied since its a small park but has 3 separate areas. The area by the office is right by a high speed county road and the sites are extremely narrow - most will not allow slides to open. The area behind the office is grassed with several large trees, but the ground level is very close to the water table and very soggy when we were there. Even more of a concern is that the pull-through sites are for two units, both facing the same way, so if its busy, you can get trapped. Some tent campsites are along the edge of this area, others are on the other side of the creek on higher ground and seem quite good. The Wi-Fi is very weak, even close to the office; most web sites will not open. I will not be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is and older park with a lot of different sites to choose from. We had one up front near the entrance which was a pull-through. The site was long with plenty of room for our motorhome and tow but it was tight to the rigs on either side of us. The owners were friendly and the laundry area was clean with low cost to do our wash. We would stay here again if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here one night for a group outing during the week. As soon as we arrived, the staff was very friendly and allowed us to choose from a couple different sites that would best accommodate our group. Shortly after arrival it started raining, and the owners were nice enough to allow us to watch the Bears game on the game room TV, even after the lobby had closed. The bathrooms and showers were very clean, and our sites were nice and level. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Just an average park, dirt sites, limited shade. Our site had none. Biggest complaint was the internet service. Their web site indicates they have it; I called and was told it was available at the sites. We got there and set-up and and attempted to use the net to reroute our trip due to bridge repairs on I-65. NO INTERNET! Went to the office and asked the young man who had told me they had internet at sites about the status; he said that they have satellite and it comes and goes. Usually doesn't work. I even got up at 5:00 am to try and it still was so slow I could not use any of the map sites. Don't go here if you expect internet! In spite of what they say, it doesn't work! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Weird site layout, with some tight turns. Sites were very soggy when we were there (needed 4WD to leave our site!), with standing water and lots of slick grass - I don't know how the tent campers managed. They were trying to pump out water while we were there. Dump station at exit/entrance is very crowded (we had to back into it, due to parked cars in front of the office) and dump is on the wrong side (probably why they have a long sewer hose there for guest use during dumping). Our site was grass-only (no gravel), and it was hard to level with the sogginess of the ground. I'm guessing this isn't unusual because they make a point on their campground map they give you at check-in that weather is not a valid reason to get a refund. On the plus side, it's a nice looking campground, and, in dry weather, might be a fun place to take a family to give the kids experience "camping", particularly if you camp in a tent or pop-up. Would also be a nice place for a motorcycle camper. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It has friendly staff and is easy to find from the highway (while being far enough away from it to be a quiet campground). Site lay out was a bit odd and cramped in the full hookup sites. Bathrooms were either not heated or minimally heated, so not great for Fall camping, but they were clean. Good for an overnight interstate stay, but I wouldn't camp here as a destination. There are much prettier and cheaper sites at Starved Rock State Park (if you can get one). We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We were a little disappointed with the description of the campsite we reserved. It stated, nestled in a shady oak site with a quite country road behind you. Well, there was one oak tree, and the cars drove about 60 on the road right behind our rig. I must add that we are used to camping at Corp campsites that are very wooded and secluded so I was expecting something similar with the description. Not at all similar. The sites were very close but I should have expected this from a private campground. When we arrived, I asked if there was a different site that might meet our expectations more and the owner said that if we didn't like it, and then he paused because the office was full of people. This kind of started the weekend off on the wrong foot but we decided to make the best of it. And we did and had a great time. I later confronted the owner's wife, and apologized for being a little grumpy about the campsite and she said she knew we would learn to love it. It all ended well!!! The pool was very nice and clean and so were the restrooms. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The site we went to was nice. Ultimately customer service can go a long way. Let me say that everyone in the site was nice and professional. The park was a pleasant one and it was well maintained. I definitely recommend it to families and any one considering this site. We camped here in a Tent.
This is the second time we've stayed here and probably the last. The park is close to Starved Rock State Park, but it is a very tight, close site campground. The campground is perfect for tenters or those pulling a pop-up, but the bigger campers will have a heck of a time maneuvering the roads and having any kind of breathing room. On our first visit, we were in a pop-up, situated on a site next to a cow pasture, which was great, the kids loved it. On our second visit, we stayed in a travel trailer and were sandwiched between two other trailers, too close for comfort. There were some activities for the kids, but not a whole lot. Additionally, the permanent residents don't take too well to weekenders. We felt very uncomfortable and unwanted, like outsiders. This is unfortunate, because the campground has potential if the owners and permanent residents took the time to make others feel welcome. We will not visit this park again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very clean and scenic Koa!! Owners are polite and are there to help. Only complaint is the sites are a bit small, was likely fine in the days of no slides and big buses. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We chose this campground in order to get a reservation; the nearby state park (Starved Rock) was booked for the weekend. Sites are, as previous posts have noted, narrow, and some of the turns in the campground roads are tight for big rigs. There are very few actual pull-thru sites; many billed as such had two or more units in them, one in front of the other. The biggest rigs may not find suitable space, especially on weekends. We did find some of the separate tent areas quite nice - lots of shade and plenty of space for tents & vehicles. Rare to find a KOA so tent-friendly. I had to laugh, remembering a previous comment about camping in a cow pasture, when one of the cows from the next-door field got into the campground and wandered around! Part of the country ambience, which we didn't mind at all - rather fun. We did like the location - convenient to 2 major interstates but far enough away to completely avoid their road noise. Owners were friendly, bathrooms clean, lots of families and overnighting motorhomes. Fine for an overnight or even a weekend "second choice" campground in the Starved Rock area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
5 miles south of Starved Rock State Park. This is a very tight, close site campground. I felt like I was in a cow pasture! They charge your guest to come in and visit. They cannot tolerate any radios while you are sitting outside, probably due to the fact that everyone is so close. They do have some planned activities and charge for them also. Check out time is noon. We will not visit this park again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.