Great little campground close to Charleston and Eastern Illinois University. Not really anywhere to fish close, but nice quite park.
I visited Fox Ridge frequently as a student of nearby Eastern Illinois University, but never camped there. We came back to visit campus and stayed in site #12 at Fox Ridge.
All sites were spacious and shaded. We did not use any of the facilities but were impressed with how secluded our campsite felt. Each site is Isolated by trees and growth and the entire camoground is shaded.
There are plenty of trails in the park and things to do in the area. Be sure to check out the Worlds Fastest Soda Machine in Lerna, IL!
2000 acres of lush park. Good paved road, big sites, but unfortunately all back in sites. No pull throughs. After unhooking our car, here was plenty of room for our 31 ft motorhome, slide, awning and all. Good water. Great host and staff. I really recommend this campground for a real restful stop.
Great little state campground south of Charleston. Great hiking considering how flat Central Illinois is.
This 2,064-acre park is located along the Embarrass River. It is full of ridges and ravines that provide the moderate hiking trails. The park is popular with hikers and mushroom hunters.
The park has a modern campground with 43 campsites. Each type has electricity, a picnic table, a fire pit, and a lantern pole. Each site is fairly level with fresh gravel. About 70% of the sites can be reserved online while the rest are first come first serve. We stayed on site 28, which is in the non-reservable loop. It was the best campsite in the entire campground.
We recommend the sites on the outer side of the non-reservable loop because they back up to the forest. The campground has a modern bathroom with two toilet stalls and shower stalls on each side. Fresh city water is available throughout the campground.
We stayed here just one night in April. The park office was closed but we had reserved online. Was very pleased with our pick while driving thru the state. The camp sites are large. We only had a backpacking tent, but the people across the way fit two campers in the lot. Needless to say, the sites are large. While we were there, the trees didn't have many leaves but with how the sites are set up, there is a bit of privacy due to trees. The bathroom facilities were clean. Running water near the front and an outhouse in the back of the first loop. The hiking trails seemed to be well kept with large walk ways. Didn't have much time to hike but they also weren't just straight paths, which was nice since the land is kinda flat overall. The park was dog friendly. The fire pits are nice. Rectangular for easy clean out, and included a grill grate. Would definitely stay here again.
I have been here hiking many times but camped only 1 time in July of 2017. There are good campsite for both RVs and tent camping with clean restrooms and shower house. The park and trails are usually busy since the park is near the Eastern Illinois University. The no-drinking campground prevents many noisy student campouts. The hiking trails are some of the best in the state because the glaciers dropped of mountains of soil in the area where this park is located. The surrounding farm land is flat as can be, but the forested hills and creek beds in the park are almost mountainous. Bring everything you need for the weekend with you, there are no businesses close to the park. This is a great place for day hiking and a weekend getaway.