Had a nice site on loop by the lake, but not on the lake. A short walk downhill though the trees. We were able to tie up our canoe there once we launched it by the concession stand. Facilities were clean and fairly spacious. The trails were lovely but the best part was watching the hummingbirds at the north, marshy end of the lake. We sat and were amazed at how many there were. Also nice is the old schoolhouse museum and the friendly volunteers there. The history of the park is fascinating, many famous historical people once came to the site when it was a Chataqua. Canoeing on the lake is great, and many people were out fishing. Nearby Clinton is an interesting historic town.
Quiet, well-spaced campground with nice concrete fire rings & picnic tables. There are only a few pull-through sites and there are several spots with size limitations for campers. The park has beautiful natural meadows, an old schoolhouse to explore, and a large pond with trails all the way around it. A WWII memorial is found along the pond and there are also boat rentals and plenty of good fishing spots. The park also has decent shower houses and more than one playground for the kids. Along the marina that have snacks/concessions as well.
Lots of shade in old growth trees. Trails for hiking, also loop trail around Lake. Been here several times with water quality varies. Sometime water is cloudy other times not bad. Recommend filter on your hose when filling water tank.
Great camping and great fishing. Scenic little park. Tent and trailer camping here, but the real reward is in the primitive backpacking sites. Highly recommend.
Campsites are the perfect size.
Showers are clean & the water is hot. Trails are well kept & new fishing decks are wonderful.
It’s a nice Illinois state park. Very quiet. Clean bathrooms, the consecution stand is closed. So can’t rent boat etc. but a nice lake to paddle canoe/kayak . With all the rain we hade the bugs were as to be expected. Will go back .
Ok CG… worst bugs (mosquitoes and locusts) I’ve ever dealt with
we have come here several major holiday weekends and had no issues with the packed campground. showers we're warm and welcome. Made lots of friends and grandkids had a ball with other kids. campground is clean, flush and pit toilets. Hosts were always helpful.
We have camped at this basic Illinois State Campground 3 times. It's a quiet campground with all the basics. Each site has electricity, a fire pit, and a picnic table. There is a bathhouse with a playground next to it. A little older facilities, but decent. Plenty of green space to pitch a tent. We prefer this sites in the loops or along the edge.
There is a nice fishing lake. It's good for kayaks or canoes. The woods are too thick between the campground and lake to get a view, but it's a quick walk. There is a nice hiking trail around the lake with lots of ups and downs, but not too hard. We like to ride our bikes around the main road, which provide some hills which is unusual for Central Illinois.
There is a cute old school house with great history of the park.
Great place to camp. Showers are cleaned daily. Host on site always ready to help. Good fishing near by with walking trail surrounding pond. Plenty of wildlife friendly locals.