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213 Reviews of 23 Birch Pond, Illinois Campgrounds

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Reviewed Sep. 26, 2021

Will not go back

Horrible toilets. Rude workers. Sketchy town. No camp store. No water. Nice rocks at beach. Creepy abandoned places at beach.

Site133
Month of VisitSeptember
Tara T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 24, 2021

Needed a place after hours of driving

Thank goodness Michael answered phone

Happy to help.us out

No pull through Electric only Small clean park

Decided to just park in parking lot and leave tow on

Leaving early in the morning

Siteparking lot
Month of VisitOctober
Art W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2021

One step above WALMART

This campground hosts many permanent or monthly campers, as evidenced by semi permanent structures, fences etc. There is a small lake that offers swimming and fishing, but we did not use this area. It is a huge area, with 4 shower and bathroom facilities, but they were old and needed…

Site804
Month of VisitOctober
M E.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2021

Large Sites and a lot to do!

We stayed here for 2 weeks. The lots are huge compared to other campgrounds we have been to. They have a nice gravel spot for you to park your RV or other vehicle on. We have a 25' camper and a F250 and we weren't able to park the truck straight in front of the camper or we would be sticking out in…

  • Really large sites!
  • Beautiful Lake Michigan
  • This is what their fire pit looks like. It has a grate that you can cook on!
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Site324
Month of VisitOctober
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2021

Clean and safe

Month Stayed: September Site: gravel and level Spacing: very close to others Cleanliness: very clean Surrounding: trees throughout, playgrounds, nice bathrooms Noise: some noise due to closeness Access: easy to find Safety: felt very safe although some rough areas of town to the south Bathrooms:…

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Site60
Month of VisitOctober
John M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2021

Lot of sites

Nice camp site are nice size. Over a 1/3 of the site are walk in, started on 2021. This make it hard to make a reservation for the weekend, most reserved site are book for one night.

Site336
Month of VisitOctober
L
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2021

Clean and quiet campground

Lovely campground north west of Chicago. The shower facilities were clean and the staff very friendly.

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Month of VisitOctober
M
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2021

Working in the area

Large campground, concrete spots are very nice.

  • $10 to jump.
  • Obstacle course.
  • Apple/ball launcher, fun but a $1 per ball.
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Site5 & 9
Month of VisitOctober
evi L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2021

Nonexistent camping

I followed the coordinates provided and they led me to a person's driveway, but then I found the actual silver springs state park, and could not find a camping area anywhere around there. It may exist, but not in this version of the universe. There were strict "no pets off leash" signs, and "no…

Month of VisitOctober
Brian O.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2021

Small treasure in Illinois, near Illinois RR Museum

 We came across this one day during a day hike in the Marengo Ridge Forest preserve in McHenry county. It's about 90 mins NW of Chicago. The trails are both wooded and hilly, but there's also a large prairie nature walk. 
The campground has many secluded walk-in tent sites and a variety of sites…

  • we had to push our little trailer up the hill, but the site was very pleasant and secluded
Site#7, which had a big flat spot up a small hill
Month of VisitOctober
Nomad Nurse Z The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2021

Friendly staff & nice trails

Staff was very friendly. Easy access to nice hiking trails. Bathrooms and showers decent. No concessions, but there is a place in the office to get Pepsi products. Would definitely stay here again if outside of Chicago area!

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  • hiking trails behind site
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Site3
Month of VisitSeptember
Nomad Nurse Z The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2021

Stay for the night only

Very difficult to contact staff to book reservation. When we got there they told us they double booked us and requested we move after we got set up. We declined as there were other spots open and we were staying for under 24 hours. Concessions were scarce. No water or dumping hook up. Electric…

  • Entrance is circled
  • camp map
  • site near bathrooms
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Month of VisitSeptember
Kari B.
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2021

Great campground!

Great campground, very well-maintained, nice sites, great location. One of our favorites of a month long trip staying at 15 sites!

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Month of VisitSeptember
Dan B.
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2021

Great campground just outside of Chicago!

Did a quick stay with the kids for a Friday and Saturday night. A little bit smaller of a campground with regards to site space, but that's about the only thing 'bad' to say, and it's not really a bad thing at all.

Staff was very friendly and the facilities were kept very clean.

Plenty for…

Site80
Month of VisitSeptember
Sherry N.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2021

Nearly perfect campground

Gorgeous park in a somewhat remote, i.e., quiet area. The sites are large, level and well-dispersed; there’s plenty of shade; the electrical connections are well-placed. Unfortunately, the water connection in our site (61) was a bit of a stretch. Contact via phone was a bit challenging; it took…

  • campground map
  • gorgeous trees
  • close to the Harley museum
Site61
Month of VisitSeptember

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