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Moraine View State Recreational Area

About

State Park

Moraine View State Recreational Area, near Le Roy, IL, is a solid spot for camping all year round. This place has a bit of everything, from tent sites to RV accommodations. If you're into fishing or kayaking, you'll love the lake here. Some campers have mentioned that the water looks like coffee, so maybe bring your own drinking water just to be safe.

The campground has electric hookups, showers, and toilets, which is always a plus. The main shower house is well-maintained, and the roads have been recently paved, making it easier to get around. Pets are welcome, so feel free to bring your furry friends along.

For those who enjoy a bit of privacy, there are some secluded spots, especially around Catfish Bay. Just be prepared to walk your gear in from the parking lot if you want one of those prime waterfront sites. The park also has a market for any last-minute supplies you might need.

Group camping is a hit here, with plenty of space for multiple tents and a good atmosphere for socializing. The park is family-friendly, with lots of kids running around and having a blast. Just a heads-up: the potable water situation can be tricky, so make sure to fill up your tanks before you enter the campground.

Overall, Moraine View offers a decent camping experience with beautiful lake views, plenty of shade from tall trees, and a peaceful environment. Whether you're staying for a night or a few days, it's a good spot to relax and enjoy the outdoors.

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Location

Moraine View State Recreational Area is located in Illinois

Detail location of campground

Directions

From I 74, Exit #149 at LeRoy. Follow signs into LeRoy. Turn left on US 150 to Casey General Store. Turn Right on LeRoy-Lexington Blacktop (County Hwy. 21). North to sign (Moraine View State Park), next Right. Follow road into park, past main entrance to flagpole.

Address

27374 Moraine View Park Rd
Le Roy, IL 61752

Coordinates

40.416301528674296 N
88.72022846290827 W

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Access

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

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  • WiFi
    Unknown
  • Verizon
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  • AT&T
    Good
  • T-Mobile
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Site Types

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

Features

For Campers

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

For Vehicles

  • Sanitary Dump
  • Big Rig Friendly

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B
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2022

Overnight stay only

First stop on a cross county trip. We were directed to Catfish Bay for tent camping. It was lightly drizzling and on an overcast day most of the tree-covered campsites were dark. There are some nice sites right on the water (be prepared to walk your gear in from parking lot). Site #21 was private, with more open sky and a shorter walk to parking/outhouse. The outhouse was in really rough shape--looked like it hadn't been swept out or hosed down for awhile. Won't be back.

Siteslept in van due to rainstorm
Month of VisitSeptember
Barry G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2022

Great Place for Group Camping

We group camped with about 6 tents and 12 people, had a great time, very quite secluded area for group camping.    Good fishing and kayaking, facilities could be a little cleaner but not bad, the water is TERRIBLE and looks like coffee or tea.   But otherwise, if you bring your own water, not bad...

SiteTR1
Month of VisitSeptember
Brandi M.
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2022

Beautiful Park and Camping

This is a beautiful state park, lovely camping. I was on site P16 which offers a lake view.

They have recently paved the roads which was nice. The main shower hpsue was nice and well maintained.

The swimming beach is apparently only open on the weekends but there are plenty of places to get in the water so it wasn't a big deal.

The price was great at $20 a night. We stayed 3 nights. We'll definitely be back.

SiteP16
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Brandi M., July 21, 2022
Pam R.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2022

Get Potable water before going into the campground

We stayed over the Memorial Day weekend, so the park was at max capacity. It was still a good stay. After 10 pm it was completely quiet. The site was level and we had 30 amp electricity. It's a family environment, with lots of joyful kids all over, which I liked. The sites are pretty close together, but we've had far worse. I will note that site P 30 is next to a trail and lots of people cut through the site, so some may not want that site for that reason. The lake is great for boating and lots of campers were fishing. The staff were helpful. Only one imajor ssue - we made a huge mistake by not noticing that the potable water tank has to be filled BEFORE the entrance, where the dump station is. DO NOT fill your tank with the water from iside the camp as it's full of dirt. It's literally orange. It took us several flushings to get all of the dirt out of our fresh water tank. The showers have the same water and my hair felt like I had toothpaste in it afterwards. In spite of this, we had a fine time. It was our mistake for not noticing the water sign on the way in. We would definitely stay again, but I do hope they clean up the water supply there. It's probably not a good thing.

SiteP 30
Month of VisitJune
T
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2021

Great spot for rent camping and activities

This is an awesome place to stay. We got a first come, first serve tent spot right on the lake which made for a gorgeous sunrise. The amenities were great and there’s plenty to do around the area.

SiteTimer Point
Month of VisitSeptember
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Tom M., October 6, 2021
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Tom M., October 6, 2021
L
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2021

Easy access from highway for quick stop at a nice campground

Easy access from the highway. Drove in without reservations, mid-week, just before dark, for a quick overnight while on a cross country trip. The very nice hosts (father/daughter team) helped us with the process. Lots of good sites available with long, relatively level gravel pads with 30amp electric. Got water on the way in, by the dump station. Firewood bundles for $8. Lots of beautiful, tall trees. I imagine it would be nice on a summer day, with plenty of shade. Clean and basic bathroom, there were free showers but I didn’t use them. This was an excellent overnight stay for only $20.

Site005
Month of VisitOctober
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Laurel , September 10, 2021
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Laurel , September 10, 2021
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Laurel , September 10, 2021
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JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2021

5G AT&T, and great if prepared!

So we loved staying here for 2 weeks, it was cozy and quiet. It had excellent 5G AT&T, 30amp service and lots of shade. We stayed in our 44’ Newmar Dutchstar.

The Sites have lots of slope so bring many leveling pads/blocks (we needed 9 - 1.5” thick dica road warrior jack pads (highly recommend). It’s also never super convenient to need to pack up just to go to a dump station but as long as your fine walking to the community restrooms, you should be fine.

If my wife wrote this - it would be 4-stars due to showers without temp control and button timer style where you get 30-60 seconds of water for each push…

Overall it was a great camp spot for Illinois and a good place to stay if your prepared for it!

SiteA-9
Month of VisitSeptember
GThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2021

Beautiful and well spaced

Gorgeous camp ground with lots of trees and a lake. They could do a little better cleaning out the fire pits. Had garbage and cigarette butts from the previous camper that we cleaned out.

SiteB6
Month of VisitAugust
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Gayle S., July 28, 2021
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Gayle S., July 28, 2021
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Gayle S., July 28, 2021
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Carl Y.
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2021

Could be a lot better

The park used to be so well maintained by volunteers and it seems have gone downhill over the years

Month of VisitOctober
Tim F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2021

Lots of goose poop

Nice state park in the not so great state of Illinois. Stayed July 4th weekend and it was blistering hot. This was a couple years ago. Pretty noisy also but that can happen anywhere. Nice lake for fishing and the whole park was great to take bike rides in. State park operated restaurant in park is a nice touch. Very handy for ice and drinks on a hot weekend.

J
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2020

Nature. Nature. Nature.

This campground surprised us. We got there in the dark and woke up to Fall colors, Canadian geese, trails, playgrounds. We got in without a reservation and upgraded to a beautiful spot on the water. The LTE was a bit weak, that’s the only downside.

  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Jennifer M., October 24, 2020
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Jennifer M., October 24, 2020
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Jennifer M., October 24, 2020
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Alice L.
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2020

Primitive camping at Tall Timber.

We walked in to do camping and we only had spots available at Tall Timber. It’s primitive along with nice trail.

Brent C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2020

Tent and RV shaded camping

A suitable local choice for camping if you desire more trees surrounding your site. There are a few very short hike-in primitive sites for extra seclusion.

Ryan M.
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2020

Different areas of campsites vary widely

We went here with a group of tent campers sight unseen, so that’s always rolling the dice. We stayed until the main part where you could reserve online through reserve America. Would not recommend that area to anyone. Sites are right on top of each other in every direction. Not sure who would seek this out or agree to it after seeing it.

Upon finding the rustic tent sites, we’d wished we’d known about that area before going. Those were still a little close together but were at least wooded and you could walk from your car.

The dispersed camping sites were the closest to what I’d been used to coming from New Hampshire, but it was more of a hike than I would be looking for.

Nathan R.
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2019

Quiet place

Stayed overnight here... it was fairly quick of the highway. Easy in and easy out. Did check out the facilities.

Debbie B.
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2019

Camp Ground for Fishermen

Large body of water. Not really clean enough to enjoy swimming. Campsites are a little cramped. We have stayed here a few times with our camping club.

There is a boat club near by. Gibson City has a great drive in movie theater and German Restrurant. Gibson is about 20 minutes from the camp ground.

Only electric hook ups.

J
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2019

Nice family place

Nice place no alcohol. 'Lake' has had a lot of algae over the last couple years

Sara C.
Reviewed May. 3, 2019

Off the path

Has sections of niceness hiking and kayaking

Month of VisitMay
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Sara C., May 3, 2019
J N.
Reviewed Aug. 5, 2018

Good time

Sites arent crazy on top of one another... but quiet and family friendly. May not be suitable for some large RVs as saw some motorcoach and 5th wheel struggle. Decent bathhouse and boat ramp for lake access. Great lake to kayak at. Hosts were very nice.. had family movie Saturday night.

Claudia L.
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2018

Camping with Friends July 17, 2015

The campground offers electric and non-electric. We were camping next to friends and the electrical area didn't offer much in the way of privacy between neighbors.

There are regular and handicapped showers. Also a small playground for the kiddos. There is a beach within walking distance if you like to hike or drive by car. The beach wasn't kept up on cleanliness as it was covered in spots with geese droppings. The campground also has some hiking trails and fishing.

The camp hosts are very nice and allowed us to pick another camp site spot due to severe rain storms that hit a few days before.

  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Claudia L., August 1, 2018
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Claudia L., August 1, 2018
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Claudia L., August 1, 2018
M
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2018

Never Gets Old

Living less than 5 mi away from Moraine Hills, I seem to never get bored. Every season, rain or shine, you’ll always find somethin new. Between endless geocaches, climbing trees, walking/bike trails, and picnic spots, its the perfect place for a quick stop or a sunrise to sundown day! Mark my word.

Sage C.
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2018

Moraine View beautiful long walk

I visited this campground for the hiking. I never did all of the trails but spent an afternoon hiking with a friend last summer. Not going to lie we did get lost due to lack of proper signage but it all worked out when we found the equestrian trail. Beautiful walks through the trees and great campsites. Super cool but most sites are a hike to get there since they are in the woods. Small boat and kayak rentals are available here for fun in the daytime along with a great little food shack you can eat either inside or outside. Great spots to fish away from the open, very large lake. Would recommend attending this park for a day.

Month of VisitJuly
Carey R.
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2018

Quiet, clean, accommodating a million miles away yet so close to Bloomingto

Great Hosts, clean facilities, nice lake, clean beach, separate equine campground areas, great shelters, lots of hiking trails, spacious sites, plenty of room to wander. Concession stand/ small resturaunt on site, marina on site.

SiteD16
Month of VisitJune
Sarah M.
Reviewed May. 28, 2018

Decent campground with a nearby beach

The good: swim beach is not right in campground but nearby. $3 entry for beach. The RV campground is on the water, book far enough in advance for a waterfront site. You can kayak or fish from campground. Sites all seemed flat (meant for RVs but most had grass good for tent setup) and most were shady. There's a playground by bathrooms which have showers. Showers were a good temp. Campground was not particularly loud when we were there (even on a holiday weekend).

The bad: bathrooms seemed dirty even for campground bathrooms & 1 stall was broken, leaving 3 showers & 2 flush toilets for the whole campground. Sites could have been a little more spaced out/ private.

We live 20 minutes from Moraine view so I'm sure we'll be back. :)

SiteP10
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Sarah M., May 28, 2018
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Sarah M., May 28, 2018
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Sarah M., May 28, 2018
Laura C.
Reviewed May. 26, 2018

Not my crowd

So we camped at CatfIsh Bay which Is walk up only/no reservatIons and ended up in probably the worst spot (#1.) Don’t get me wrong there are some pretty spots here on the water but I could just tell by the crowd it was probably going to be trouble. We were woken up at 4am by a man screaming at his teenage kids and 2 drunk girls on the other side of us yelling. Don’t get me wrong i like to have a good time but these were the kind of people where I couldn’t speak up Bc I didn’t want to get in a fight and/or murdered. Soooooo I just wouldn’t come here. We only did because were passing through on a longer road trip. The plus was it was only $6.

E
Reviewed May. 11, 2018

Wonderful Clean campground

Great campground. Good fishing, playground etc. clean restrooms and showers. Nice place to walk. My reason for 4 stars is there is no water at the site. Must fill up before. Price is high for just electric at site.

Site13
Month of VisitJune
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Elise N., May 11, 2018
  • Review photo of Moraine View State Recreational Area by Elise N., May 11, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to camp at Moraine View State Recreational Area?

Camping at Moraine View State Recreational Area can cost between $40.00 and $20.00 depending on the site.

Are fires allowed at Moraine View State Recreational Area?

Yes, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, fires are allowed at Moraine View State Recreational Area, although make sure to check current fire restrictions in the area.

Does Moraine View State Recreational Area have wifi?

No, according to campers on TheDyrt.com, Moraine View State Recreational Area does not have wifi.

Is there cell phone reception at Moraine View State Recreational Area?

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