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248 Reviews of 33 Newcastle, Illinois Campgrounds

Bill M.
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2021

SO IL state park camping

Located near Shawnee National Forest. Beautiful area. Facilities nice. Hiking. Birding. Nature!!

Month of VisitNovember
Bill P.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2021

Large sites

This is a very nice campground with very large back in spots in the reserved area. There are restrooms but no trash dumpsters in the camping area. Very well shaded but no real view of the lake.

  • what I wish we could see from any site
  • restroom
  • camping spots
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Site7
Month of VisitOctober
H
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2021

Quiet and remote

Stayed here in March 2020. My favorite part about this campground was that there were only 8 campsites so it was very quiet and remote. I arrived at 7pm on Friday and snagged the last site. The fire pit had a grate large enough to cook on and I didn’t need to use my extra grate that I keep in my…

Site7
Month of VisitApril
Aaron H.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2021

Field of.....

It's a really great place to get away from everything, literally. It's a field with a small pond. And where is the boat ramp??

Sitethere's sites?!?!
Month of VisitOctober
Danielle C.
Reviewed Sep. 4, 2021

Hiker passing through

This place has been on our bucket list for a few years. We didn't get to camp there, but hiked a couple of the trails. It's definitely worth the visit!

The Garden of the Gods Observation Trail was a short, easy hike with some amazing scenic views.

The wilderness has several other hikes, but we…

  • Observation Trail
  • Indian Point loop
  • Observation Trail
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Month of VisitSeptember
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2021

Overnight stay

Was fortunate to get a short notice reservation for an overnight at this KOA. The hosts were very friendly and helpful, the pool was a hit with the kids, and there's quick food options just down the road. The campground itself is somewhat hilly with plenty of tree cover, but the lots are gravel and…

SiteD4
Month of VisitSeptember
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2021

Great park

Easy to find! Great trails and fishing. The geography was amazing! Limestone cliffs and lots of shady forest. The facilities were great too!

Month of VisitSeptember
M
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2021

Beautiful Family Friendly

Well kept, clean sites. Friendly and helpful gate staff. Large sites.

Site189
Month of VisitAugust
Tiffany S.
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2021

4 day camping ❤️

Absolutely loved it here. Went camping last 4 days with 2 adults and 7kids we all had a great time. Only thing that could make it better was showers

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Site13
Month of VisitSeptember
Tiffany S.
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2021

Camping

Loved it. Visit all the time. Plenty of hiking, trails. Places with amazing views

Month of VisitJuly
Kurt D.
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2021

Tits

Awesome spot. We were trying to hit garden of the gods. Drove through that campsite and it was packed on a Friday afternoon. We refilled our 7 gal water jug there in the weirdest spin crank pump ive encountered yet. It tasted a bit bleachy, but it's there. Checked out the local camp country tourist…

  • campsite
  • unexpected campguest.
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Month of VisitAugust
Angela S.
Reviewed Jul. 29, 2021

Peaceful Place

I stayed Thursday-Sunday. Very peaceful and clean. Very well maintained. Even the pit toliets are nicely stocked with toliet paper. Love the tall trees and that it's down the road from Garden of the Gods trails/ observation trail. Great for tents and Hammocks.

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Site5
Month of VisitAugust
Laura R.
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2021

Great camp site!

We spent 2 nights here at the end of July, and there were only a few other parties there at that time. About a 15 minute drive to the Garden of the Gods. There was a vault toilet in a central location, very well kept up! Only $10 a night for sites with electric hook up & drinking water!!

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Month of VisitAugust
bThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2021

Nice place

Very nice campground. There is a small lake to fish in. Nice play ground for the kids. Also has many activities for the kids.
Will be going back, I really enjoyed it. The staff is very welcoming and friendly.

Month of VisitAugust
Jacob T.
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2021

4x4 and tents only

We were hoping to stay there but upon arrival realized that was not to be. The east side of the road is where the camping sites would be but the road was completely washed out. It would be challenging for a jeep to make it back to some of those sites.

On top of that the river feeding Jackson Falls…

Month of VisitAugust

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