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227 Reviews of 29 Farmington Lakes, Illinois Campgrounds

debe K.
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2021

Nice campground/IL state park

Nice sites in the Potawatomi Campground! Would have been a 5 star but no Campground host on duty the night I camped and no toilet paper in the toilet in the Oak loop. Can't make a reservation day before camping so that kinda sucks as everything is walk in... Am on a "purpose trip" and not a…

Site24 oak loop Potawatomi campground
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.

Site4
Month of VisitOctober
R
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2021

Large private sites

Beautiful shady campground with large private sites.  Sites 111 - 139 are more open with less privacy, but they have lake views and are near the concession stand and boat launch.  Sites in the other loops are all very shaded and private.  The shower houses were clean and large, in good repair.  The…

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Month of VisitAugust
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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Site3
Month of VisitSeptember
Jill T.
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2021

Never Again!

We booked here sight unseen due to temporary employment in the area.

What a terrible mistake.

The best thing was, that there is "full hook up" here???

This place is old and run-down to say the least, there's not a flat spot on any of the roads. The sites are dirt with something green in…

SiteI don't remember.
Month of VisitAugust
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…

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Site6
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
Brian O.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2021

pretty and spacious, great for family gatherings

 First off, we didn't realize this was a walk-in campground, the details on the Will county site were vague, and the satellite photo showed a paved road.  The road is a path, so the sites are ADA accessible (two of the four sites are paved as well). 
We have a small, motorcycle trailer so we…

  • site #2 seen from the path, site #1 is to the right, in the trees
  • algae and duckweed on the water, at least it didn't smell
  • site # 4, site #3 is also ADA and across path on right
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Site#2
Month of VisitSeptember
Adam M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2021

Peaceful and quiet

I camped here in early may of 2021. It was well kept, peaceful and nearly empty. The hosts were great and the views were fantastic. It's hard to tell how this place is during peak, but I'd stay in a heat beat during off peak season.

Site107
Month of VisitJune
John M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2021

Nice state park

Camp site are well maintained, but a lot will require leveling. We have a 35 class A and was able to get in no issue, some site are more difficult. Most have a covert at the road side. Cell internet was good, work two day from camp with no issues, have Verizon, single was better on the sites bu the…

Site72
Month of VisitSeptember
Stefanie W.
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2021

Nice weekend getaway close to home

My family loves coming here! The scenery is beautiful, you can fish, hike, or just relax. You're in the Chicago suburbs so it's easy to get to a store or restaurant if you need. It's close to home for us, so it's perfect for a quick camping trip. Only drawback is that it's a little pricey, but the…

Site1
Month of VisitSeptember
M
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2021

New

Had Electric and Water hookup. Very roomy and level sites. It's about 9 years old, so no trees. No swimming or fishing. Only hiking trails.

Jacqueline F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2021

Sites better than campsite

The campground itself is pretty basic. The sites were extremely close together. I wish we would have been able to pick it out when we got there, because there are so really. It and open sites. I found 99, 101 and 105 to be the best ones! We stayed at 115 with not much room! The best part about this…

  • inside the canyons on the st. Lois canyon hike
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Site115
Month of VisitAugust

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