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288 Reviews of 28 Franks, Illinois Campgrounds

C
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2021

Felt like a trailer park

A pull through style RV park. Great if you have a toy hauler style camper, but if you're used to boondocking/ dispersed camping. Very very few spots with shade and trees. Felt like a trailer park not camping.

Month of VisitJuly
Amy G.The Dyrt ADMIN User
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2021

Beautiful primitive campground I almost don't want to tell anyone about

$4 individual primitive site

Note: if you cannot sleep to the sound of trains at night, this is not the campground for you. I don't mind them at all, and rather enjoy the sound, but there were probably three of them that went by in the middle of the night rather close to the campground. There's a…

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Site1
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
3
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2021

Quiet, low-key camping. Frequent camp host checks

White Tail camping is quiet, low-key, family friendly and good for a break from urban life. 

Site 80 is fairly open & shade is hard to come by. 

Had a good time. Next visit will be in a shady spot.

We will return.

Camp hosts and local police come by to keep an eye on things.

  • Camp site #80
  • Camp site #80. Across from an open field
  • Night view
Site80
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
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…

  • #nofilter
  • 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…

  • from spot 5
Site5
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
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
Charles M.
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2021

Park is Great but the Campsite, well...

I was there this past November and again blessed with great weather this past weekend (April 16-18, 2021). I live the park, some of the canyons has waterfalls. The campsites in Loop 2 are close together and small. I booked two campsites but I had friends bail at the last minute but I still kept the…

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Site73 and 75
Month of VisitMay

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