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Walnut Point State Park Campground

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Location

Walnut Point State Park Campground is located in Illinois

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Directions

Located 3 miles north of Oakland, the park is in close proximity to Interstate 57, US Highway 36 and Illinois Highway 133. Going North on I-57, use Exit 203 at Arcola. Go east on Illinois Highway 133 to Oakland, Turn north onto Walnut Street, Keep going north, the park is 3 miles from town. Going South on I-57, use Exit 212 at Tuscola. Go east on US Highway 36 until the Oakland and Walnut Point signage, Turn south onto Douglas County Highway 7, the park is 5 miles south of US 36.

Address

2331 E County Rd 370 N
Oakland, IL 61943

Coordinates

39.69700012 N
88.038 W

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Access

  • Drive-In
    Park next to your site
  • Walk-In
    Park in a lot, walk to your site.
  • Boat-In
    Sites accessible by watercraft.

Stay Connected

  • WiFi
    Good
  • Verizon
    Available
  • AT&T
    Available
  • T-Mobile
    Available

Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

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

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Water Hookups
  • Big Rig Friendly

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9 Reviews

Brandi M.
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2024

Loved our stay!

This is a lovely campground with large dispersed camp sites. There is an on-site restaurant that has stayed busy, and we are here the second weekend of April. Cafe also sells firewood when in stock and rents out boats and kayaks. John, the host is very sweet! Electric only with a dump station. Bathrooms are clean and well maintained, I like that size of the showers. Fishing is good. A beautiful weekend for our first time here.

SiteGray Squirrel A17
Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Walnut Point State Park Campground by Brandi M., April 14, 2024
  • Review photo of Walnut Point State Park Campground by Brandi M., April 14, 2024
  • Review photo of Walnut Point State Park Campground by Brandi M., April 14, 2024
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Reviewed Jul. 19, 2022

Great place

Loved the trails Lake has great fishing

Month of VisitAugust
B
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2021

Good, peaceful, quiet

Loved this stay. Walking trails all around the campground, all sites close to or on the lake. Little restaurant, ice cream, and kayak rental place on site through October 17. Good fishing spot. Several playgrouds. So quiet and peaceful. Recommend Grey Squirrel sites 15-27

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Month of VisitNovember
  • Review photo of Walnut Point State Park Campground by Brooke , October 3, 2021
  • Review photo of Walnut Point State Park Campground by Brooke , October 3, 2021
Todd T.
Reviewed Apr. 12, 2021

Great family friendly environment

The park campground and all of its facilities were very clean. The park employees were friendly and super helpful. My family had a great time fishing. The lake was well stocked and maintained. We will definitely go back.

M
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2020

Hidden Gem in East Central Illinois

I can’t believe I didn’t know about this place until this year. The walk in tent sites are in a shady woody area and with lake views. Clean pit toilets, serene setting, and a really cool hike to an abandoned observatory. 🙌🏕

  • Review photo of Walnut Point State Park Campground by Merry L., July 17, 2020
  • Review photo of Walnut Point State Park Campground by Merry L., July 17, 2020
  • Review photo of Walnut Point State Park Campground by Merry L., July 17, 2020
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Reviewed Jun. 6, 2020

Great family spot- relaxing

Stayed for 3 nights and loved it. Gave 4 stars instead of 5 because it was electric only. There are 4 total camp areas in the campground portion of the park. Grey Squirrel and Fox Squirrel are the RV sites and Grey and Fox Tent are the tent areas. Tents are allowed in the RV area as well. Each site has a gravel pad, grill/fire pit and picnic table, as well as electric hook up. There is one dump station near the campground entrance, and water fill there or in a few locations in the campground. There is not water and sewer hookup at each pad. Some spots have decks, but not all, and the handicap accessible spots are paved with concrete. All spots in Fox Squirrel are landlocked. In Grey Squirrel, odd numbered sites 15-25 back up to the lake. All the Grey Squirrel sites have trail access to several docks and a couple of boat launches. There are a few out house/bathrooms for each area. There is at least one communal shower house. There are playgrounds throughout the park and a concession building near the campground entrance. You have to get firewood at the concession building to burn in the park. You can also rent kayaks, purchase bait, get info, and buy snacks. The concessions has recently changed hands and is now run by the same company who handles Moraine View. Overall it’s a great little park. Nice hiking, lots of quiet fishing options. No swimming or motor boats. We will go back for sure!

  • Review photo of Walnut Point State Park Campground by Rachel H., June 6, 2020
  • Review photo of Walnut Point State Park Campground by Rachel H., June 6, 2020
  • Review photo of Walnut Point State Park Campground by Rachel H., June 6, 2020
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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2019

An awesome and family friendly campground!

A wonderful small campground with clean shower house. A great lake for fishing and kayaking. A hidden gem in central Illinois with a great little family owned restaurant. The staff and camp host are super friendly and helpful!

Jessie G.
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2018

Perfectly primitive, idyllic environment

Love, love, love this primitive campground! It has well-maintained walk-in primitive sites. The sites are close to the water for fishing, bathrooms are kept fairly clean, sites are spaced out enough to not feel crowded and it’s alsays been pretty quiet when we’ve gone.

This is a basic, no frills, camping experience.

Michael M.
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2017

Peaceful and fun camping

I visited this park in July of 2017 and July of 2007, it was loads of fun both times. There are great sites for both RVs and tent campers, fairly good fishing and hiking and clean restrooms. The thing that sets this place apart from other State Park Campgrounds is the concession stand and operators. Both times I stayed there they held a dinner special, RibEye sandwiches and walleye to choose from at a very reasonable price and had a band playing from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM. The bands were good and the food was great. If your in the mood for a camping weekend that is not so rustic this is a good time.

Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Walnut Point State Park Campground by Michael M., October 6, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Walnut Point State Park Campground have RV hookups?

According to TheDyrt.com, Walnut Point State Park Campground has water hookups.

What is the max vehicle length at Walnut Point State Park Campground?

Walnut Point State Park Campground allows vehicles up to 60 feet.

Are fires allowed at Walnut Point State Park Campground?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Walnut Point State Park Campground, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Walnut Point State Park Campground have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Walnut Point State Park Campground does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Walnut Point State Park Campground?

According to campers on TheDyrt.com, Verizon signal is available, AT&T is available, and T-Mobile is available.