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.
This is a nice park with a lake for fishing. There is a veterans memorial which is beautiful. It is a bit more built up in some areas than I would like (for example, there are horseshoe pits) which can make for some fun but I tend to like to escape into nature. If that is what you are going for then this may not be for you or you should camp in the sites along the west of the lake near the playground and the shelter. The fishing was great and you can boat and kayak on the lake. I was having great luck using a bright green spinner for bass and a simple jig for crappie. Largest Bass I caught was 18" and the smallest was 14".