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Whitetail Campground — Illini State Park

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About

State Park

There is something for every type of camper at Illini State Park. Both tent and trailer sites, including electric and sanitation service, are offered and some of the sites offer breathtaking views of the river. A youth area is available for youth groups.

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Access

  • Drive-In
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Site Types

  • Tent Sites
  • RV Sites
  • Standard (Tent/RV)
  • Group
  • Cabins

Features

For Campers

  • ADA Access
  • Trash
  • Picnic Table
  • Phone Service
  • Reservable
  • Showers
  • Drinking Water
  • Electric Hookups
  • Toilets
  • Pets
  • Fires

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups

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Inez W.
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2022

Whitetail Campground

I stayed in Whitetail Campground for a few days. It was very quiet, especially during the week, and secluded. I stayed in site 63, a back-in site with electricity that is shared with another campsite. This required some re-adjustment to my rig to reach it with the 30-foot cord that I have. Luckily, no one was at the other site. Water and a pit toilet are available, but no hookups at the Whitetail sites. Showers, and filling/dump stations are in the Great Falls area. I'm not complaining; I just wasn't as prepared as I should have been.

SiteWhitetail 63
Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Whitetail Campground — Illini State Park by Inez W., September 9, 2022
Lola K.
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2021

Something for Everyone

Spent two nights in Great Falls Campground on site#30.  Beautiful spot, but it was directly across from a playground, which I failed to read about when booking.  If you have kids, this is perfect for you.  The showers and bathrooms are old and dusty, but not unexpected at an old park. I drove thru the other campgrounds before leaving, and wished I would have reserved #20.  It's set back just enough, with a view of the water & a little cabin next door.  The firepits have grates, but I had trouble flipping mine over the logs, might be a 2 person job. Whitetail has some really great secluded sites. For those looking for camaraderie, there's plenty of those as well.  I would advise to look at the map closely when choosing your spot.  Overall, beautiful park, would definitely visit again.

SiteGreat Falls #30
Month of VisitNovember
William S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2021

Fall is here

And about an hour and a half from central Chicago is Illini State Park, a comfortable slice of wilderness. Offering RV sites with electric and water hook-ups, as well as drive-in tent camping, the camp portion is divided into two different areas, with the Whitetail partially abutting a lock and dam. Each individual site features at least one picnic table and iron grill (fires only allowed in the grill)

For $10 a night I got a semi-secluded spot for my tent (the RV sites by the Army Corp of Engineers lock and dam was much more crowded), and for $6 a bundle at the nearby ice cream store I got firewood. 

After reserving the site with the camp host (cash or check only) and picking up my wood (cash or card), I settled in for the night, enjoying the beginning of fall, which lots of color on the ground, the cicadas singing their last, and squads of migrating geese bedding down for the night. Also a little traffic noise from the nearby highway, but c'est la vie.

Site41 in the Whitetail Campground.
Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Whitetail Campground — Illini State Park by William S., October 11, 2021
  • Review photo of Whitetail Campground — Illini State Park by William S., October 11, 2021
  • Review photo of Whitetail Campground — Illini State Park by William S., October 11, 2021
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Location

Whitetail Campground — Illini State Park is located in Illinois

Detail location of campground

Directions

2660 East 2350th Rd. Marseilles IL 61341

Coordinates

41.321404017957065 N
88.71880660675168 W

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