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268 Reviews of 30 Blackberry Acres, Illinois Campgrounds

Matt K.
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2021

Busy but relatively quiet

Spots are mostly wide open to the road but separated enough to feel private (until drivers/walkers come through). Site had gravel and roots so tent spot took some searching and clearing to find. While pretty busy it still felt private and quiet aside from nearby sites playing music most of the day…

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SiteTurner Lake South T17
Month of VisitJuly
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2021

Very nice campground

Rock Cut St. Park is in the middle of an urban area, but you would not know it. The park is very large(the largest in northern Illinois) and has multiple campgrounds. I stayed in the Prairie View campground. Trees all around, plenty of shade. There is a central bathhouse with flush toilets and 3…

SitePrairie View
Month of VisitJune
kThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2021

Great place to camp and see Chicago

We stayed here code a week while my husband had to fly out for work. It was safe, and everyone was so friendly and kind. The neighbors welcomed us and by the time we had to leave we felt like we were part of the community. There is easy access to public transportation. It was HOT and there are no…

  • our spot
Month of VisitJuly
J
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2021

Nice and quiet

Its nice and quiet. When you park at the lot head towards Utica. The first spot was about a half mile in. If you head further down there is a nice spot with a shelter and fire place. They are working on the bridge before Utica so you can not walk into town. No restrooms but there is a water…

Site1st camp site
Month of VisitJuly
M
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2021

Not for #vanlife

Full hook ups and electric sites plus some restricted Equestrian and walk in sites
Not for #vanlife. I tried to pay for a tent site and was told “you’re not supposed to sleep in your car” “this campground is for RV’s only”

Month of VisitJuly
Art S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

Perfect for cyclists along the canal trail

This campground is right in town. It is a bit away from businesses. However if you arrive by car you drive through the quaint town. 

Arriving by bicycle is even better. The Illinois and Michigan Canal Trail passes right by camp. You can stop for a rest or stay the night. It's a nice stopping…

  • Sites are in a field with some trees around. You need to walk in to the sites.
  • You drive through the small town on your way in
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Month of VisitJune
Sarah J.
Reviewed May. 31, 2021

Wonderful area.

This was a great little campground, very laid back, we came memorial day weekend. It was quiet, relaxing, and very well maintained. 1 trash area, 4 porta Potties for use for the campground. You can rent kayaks for the day, fish, wade in the river (no swimming). You get to see tugboats and barges…

Site4 (right next to check in noise level 7/10)
Month of VisitJune
Tee D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 29, 2021

Quiet spacious camp ground

We are here on Memorial Day weekend and it is full, but still very quiet. The sites are well maintained including the fire pit areas. Water hookup is back from pad so as others have said, bring the longer water hose. Nearby Siegler Lake and Big Rock Creek in the Big Rock Forest Preserve are…

  • Siegler Lake nearby
  • Siegler Lake nearby
  • Siegler Lake nearby
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Site34
Month of VisitJune
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 21, 2021

A great place to avoid the crowds!

This little gem is across the river from Starved Rock State Park. So, you can appreciate the bluff overlooks of the river without dealing with the crowds. Real live Buffalo are a treat for kids and animal lovers. A number of trails around effigy mounds make for a nice walk.

Month of VisitSeptember
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 21, 2021

Great views on every trail

Starved Rock State Park and the surrounding area has some of the most beautiful views in north central Illinois. We’ve spent many days exploring trails for river views, bluffs and overlooks, even waterfalls! There is so much to see here! Whether you stay in a tent, cabin, or the resort, you’re…

Month of VisitJuly
JThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 21, 2021

Big park with lots of options for camping and recreation

Rock Cut St. Park is in the middle of an urban area, but you would not know it.  The park is very large and has multiple campgrounds.  I stayed in the Plum Grove campground.  Trees were not really leafed out and some sites would have shade later in the year.  Site along the edge of the campground…

Site171
Month of VisitJune
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 18, 2021

Options for a weekend away

Had a great time last weekend at Rock Cut. The camp grounds and roads were well maintained, and the larger park as a whole was very clean and spacious. Toilet facilities are about the average for a state park, but hopefully you will spend most of your time outside of them enjoying nature. We…

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  • Big Moth
  • Nothing like a campfire
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Site30
Month of VisitJune
Tee D.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 8, 2021

Great prairie camp ground

This is our favorite local camp ground. The park has electric and water hook ups at all RV sites. Additionally the spots are paved and have nice fire ring area. The prairies are very relaxing to watch and hike through. Most importantly the dump sites, especially in the back of the park, are well…

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Site5
Month of VisitJune
Art S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 8, 2021

Walk-in camping within sight of homes but along a great bike path

I'm betting that this was a beautiful place in its day. When we visited, it was an ok place to walk around but it could just be that it didn't start popping this early in the spring.

You definitely need to walk a bit from the parking lot. The sign says to follow the path but at the end of it…

  • Turn left at the end of the service path to find the camping area. It's a bit of a walk.
  • The park extends quite far and is a nice area to walk around.
  • I'm not sure what this is but you can contemplate it's design while camping nearby :)
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Month of VisitJune
Julie A.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 7, 2021

Great spot not far from the city

Easy reservations and check-in. We used the primitive spots and were a short walk from the bathrooms. Lots of hiking and mountain biking trails in the area.

Sitenot sure
Month of VisitOctober

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