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110 Reviews of 28 Padua, Illinois Campgrounds

Jeny C.
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2021

Pros & Cons..

Cons: A little rough, but is kept up as best as they can. Funding for the area is lacking. It floods out when it storms. Alot of gnats. Entry road needs repairs. Pros: boat ramp, incredible view for sunset photography. Lots of space for tents or RV's. Good fishing. Plenty of parking. Friendly…

Sitetent spot near the water.
Month of VisitJune
Jennifer S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2021

One of the Best!

The perfect blend of peaceful private camping and amenities! Full hook up, pool, laundry, beautiful bathrooms. The owners were wonderful and so accommodating. Mature trees on almost all spots. Quiet respectful campers. An all around great experience!

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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.
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Month of VisitJune
Art S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

Nice spot with fishing and levees to walk

This rustic yet charming place was a welcoming respite for the weekend. The hosts are kind and friendly. They were willing to help bring picnic tables to a site if they weren't already there. They also warned us of an upcoming storm - this location can flood when the river rises. They also said to…

  • It's a small sign so keep an eye out for it. The campground is down the road a bit.
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Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

Pros and Cons

Memorial Weekend they had lots of activities for adults and children. The staff that helped us were very kind. However, at our site the breaker was broken, so we waited for hours for someone to come fix it. The sites were very crowded and packed close together, barely room for the picnic table…

  • sites are very close together
Month of VisitJune
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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…

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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
Ron D.
Reviewed May. 7, 2021

Nice Campground

Stayed here 2 nights on our way to Northern Illinois, easy access off the interstate, sites are spacious, grounds are well maintained, staff was very courteous and friendly, nice lake with trail around it, would highly recommend this place.

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Month of VisitJune
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 2, 2021

Clean, good size sites, lake view

We stayed here in April 2021, they have 21 RV sites as of this review and there were only 5 or six RV‘s here when we visited. The sites are very new since they just opened for business in 2021. Concrete pad is very large, depending on your rig, you could probably fit 3 or 4 cars at the site, to…

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Month of VisitMay
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
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2021

Community feel, a bit cramped

Easy to find large campground. This place has seasonal spots as well. They will have a runner guide you to your spot and assist you in parking. The sites are a bit cramped. When Unhitching if there is anyone waiting to drive by, you feel kind of rushed. Don’t let it make you forget wheel chocks…

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Month of VisitNovember
RThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2021

Quaint campground close to highway

We stayed here in Sept 2020. Nice staff, quiet enough for being somewhat close to the highway. The trees seemed to block the noise well. They have a pool that was closed because of a virus or something. Sort of small, which made it easy for kids to ride around on bikes, and for us to walk to the…

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Month of VisitOctober
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…

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