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174 Reviews of 32 Chicken Bristle, Illinois Campgrounds

pThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2021

Serene site

For my Tent only camp site. I loved it. It’s spacious it’s for the most part shaded. It is right next to the lake. I get some views. In the pictures I posted you’ll see what I’m talking about. As far as the campground I did take a drive around it’s pretty big n has a lot of shaded sites. I think…

  • Home sweet home for seven days
  • Unfortunately the bushes were there. If they were gone you’d have a better view of the lake
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Site138
Month of VisitJuly
Ryne T.
Reviewed Jun. 10, 2021

Quite Lake View

Our FHU site was very easy to access and a very level well graveled site. The site is full shade and wooded with a nice fire pit and lantern post. It is spaced well and you face the lake, so the camper blocks any noise from the rest of the loop. My wife has commented several times about how…

Site43
Month of VisitJuly
Debra M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

Four Stars because of the Dog Park

This campground has a dog park and beautiful views, but the sites are very crowded.  There are full hook up sites and electric only.  If you like the party atmosphere, this place is for you.  If you like a more spread out and quiet park, look at Lithia Springs or Opossum.  Your park pass from any…

Month of VisitJuly
Debra M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

Best Campground in Lake Shelbeyville

This campground is well spaced and offers both privacy and full hook ups.  In addition there is a marina in walking distance and it is a short drive to the Dam Project Office and Visitor Center.

Month of VisitJuly
Debra M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

Tent sites have amazing view, RV Full hook-ups close, electric only spaced

There are  81 sites in total, 17 tent with electric, 17 full hook up  and the remaining are electric RV sites. There are 6 water hydrants in the park that make it easy for all not water sites to fill up with their hose.  There is a dump station, boat launch and fish cleaning station.   There is one…

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  • Dam at COE
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Site11
Month of VisitJuly
Priscilla J.
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

Loved the Hike-in Sites

We came on Memorial Day weekend so the campground was very full. It didn't feel too crowded though except when playing on the playground there were lots of kids and its not a very big play area. But it was fun for the kids to play with other kids. 

While I wish the tent are and comfort station…

  • Quick look at our campsite. Ours was definitely the biggest site with the most distance between our site and others. Ours was also the only one with the concrete pad area. And it was the closest to the tent parking area. There are 10 tent sites along the trail and they each get progressively further from the parking area.
  • Our campsite. Only thing I didn't like was the placement of the fire pit. It was right by the trail going to the other campsites so it was hard to get that secluded/privacy feeling when around the campfire. Also instead of having a grill on the campfire. There was a separate camping grill at the site.
Site001 (Tent only area)
Month of VisitJune
Ronald C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 26, 2021

nice campground

stayed  here one night . The staff was very friendly and made sure we had everything.

had a site next to the river. the place was very clean and plenty to do around the area .

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Reviewed May. 21, 2021

Nice smaller campground

This campground was clean and very well taken care of. It’s small and some of the sites are small so big campers on some sites could be an issue. Some of the sites are weird and literally just along the roadside in the campground. Sites had a bit of space and growth between them so they felt a…

SiteE
Month of VisitJune
OurEpicFieldTrip  .The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 11, 2021

MAY NOT HONOR YOUR RESERVATION!

We reserved a one-night stay 6 weeks in advance for the Friday night of Memorial Day Weekend. We received a call 2 weeks before our stay telling us they won't honor the reservation because they've decided to impose a three-night minimum for the holiday weekend. We would either have to come a day…

Month of VisitJune
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

Nice place to camp need to get back

Nice place for a weekend visit or a week of fun on Lake Shelbyville. Sites are spread out fairly well and there’s plenty of shade from the summer sun. Wish it were closer to home. A bit far for a short weekend away but always worth the time.

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

Very nice facility

Have stayed here numerous times. Always very clean. We have only stayed in the electric only sites as the full hookup sites are hard to come by. Very quiet at night and depending on your site, there are nice views of the summer sky. Some camping areas are more wooded than others and those also…

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

Lots of goose poop

Nice state park in the bit 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…

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

Our go-to campground

Love this place. Quiet campground with plenty of room between you and your neighbors. It’s a dark sky park so you can get some nice views from the campground and surrounding areas. Hosts and forest preserve employees keep the grounds up nicely. Three lakes to fish for the small and big kids alike.…

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