Shabbona Lake State Park
Vladimir M.
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2023

Pontoon Heaven

Our stay here was a great experience. The town of Shabbona has a population of 900, and you get that homely good-natured feel while being there as well. We had breakfast at Shabbona Cafe in town, and we received a great portion and oh so good as well. While leaving on the last day at the BP gas station there is even a corn 🌽 stand $5 for a dozen of oh so good and sweet corn, the best part is all you need is to drop the $5 in a cash box on the honor system, love that. Now the camping grounds was great as well. Completely surrounded by woods and nature at site 147, very close to bathroom shed, and also not far from the shower/bath house (clean). The Restaurant & Bait Shop are all in the same building. The restaurant had a great Nachos and grass-fed burger, top quality definitely. The bait shop we rented a pontoon boat (reserved online) they show you the safe areas to boat and where to look out for as well, before boarding the pontoon they also give you a refresher on operating the boat etc. Oh! I forgot about the store, the hours seemed off but once open the store has all the essentials one would need. $7 for a bundle of wood also on the honor system cash box.

We highly recommend camping here.

Month of VisitAugust
  • Family Fun
  • Pontoon Rental (Online or Bait Shop)
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  • Toilet House
  • Bathroom/Sinks (Mens)
  • Restroom/Shower House
  • Showers (Mens) with Handicap Shower
  • Site 132 is a Host (If when you arrive and the main house at entrance is empty, you come here to check-in)
  • Host at Site 132
  • Nature View Site 147
  • Airbed view at site 147