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211 Reviews of 27 Colvin Park, 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
Charles M.
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2021

Scout Camping Trip

We spent the first weekend of June 2021 in the group sites (M) at The Whitewater Lake and Hickory Group Sites. It was a very hot weekend for June so by the time Saturday morning came around everyone just wanted to go to Whitewater Lake. We got lucky, the parking was free on June 5&6.

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  • Group Site M, how we left it.
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Sitegroup site M
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
Nikki G.
Reviewed May. 29, 2021

Nice campground.

We were the only tent campers in the whole campground. These sites are good for both. We were on 444 and the site is nice and big only issue was rocks under the dirt, so it was hard to find spots for our stakes. The grounds are pretty. We had rain all of our first day, and our site didn't flood…

Site444
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…

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  • Siegler Lake nearby
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Site34
Month of VisitJune
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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  • 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
SThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 4, 2021

Great Shakedown Trip

This was our first time to Rock Cut State Park and it was amazing. The park itself is quite large with really nice hiking trails. We took our new tent out for the 1st time and had a great site. The only negative is that the sites are very close so not a lot of room between them. We took a walk on…

  • Hidden picnic spot on the lake trail
Site435
Month of VisitJune
F
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2021

One night test run

We live less than five minutes from Rock Cut and wanted to test out our pop up camper. It's off season so the showers were not open yet but there were open toilets. Wasn't too many other campers so it was nice and quiet. Hiking trail is right next to the campground which was nice. You can hear the…

Mike B.
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2021

Quiet Campground with Scenic Views of the Rock River

Very nice campground for weekend getaways. Less than two hours from western suburbans of Chicago. Just about a mile from Oregon where you can find a number of bars and restaurants. There are also walking trails within the campgrounds.

Month of VisitAugust
Kevin C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2021

Nice quite lake

I can not tell you how many times I’ve been here. My son lives within seconds of here so it is very convenient. They gave on site bathrooms and showers. Electric, water and sewer hookups. They also have tent sites. This season there will be née owners so I hope they keep some of the annual…

Kevin C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 6, 2021

Perfect State Park

I spent most of 2020 here. Close to everything you’ll ever need while camping. Only negative are the same everywhere you bag go. Other campers not respecting the earth or other people. Love this place.

MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2021

Commerical, but not packing them in

This is a very popular campground. Lots of big rigs who seem to be staying for quite a while. Our relatives recommended this one since some of their friends use it for "the summer." A very nice, well manicured campground. Though a commercial-style, it does not feel like it. Sites are well spaced.…

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