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89 Reviews of 11 Padua, Illinois Campgrounds

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
Brett F.
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

Location, location, location!

We were late reserving a campsite for Memorial Day Weekend. But Don had a spot for us. We are glad we stayed.

The campground sits along the Illinois River: many campsites face it. It's secluded and quiet. Campsites are spacious and well-distanced.

There is much to do on site. The campground is…

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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
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
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…

Tim F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2021

Nice clean park

Stay here a while ago on a last minute weekend away whim. Got to the park after dark and paid the next morning. Not being a holiday weekend we were able to find a site easily. Some sites are more conducive to tents than RVs which is great for both types of campers. Very open campground. Not a ton…

Month of VisitAugust
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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2021

Quaint campground near highway

We stayed here in September 2020. They deliver the firepit and wood if you need it. They have a pool, that was closed because of virus stuff. Smallish campground and good areas for kids to ride bikes and play. Nice Little swingset. Good cell signal(there is a tower very close). Quiet, depending…

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Month of VisitOctober
Elizabeth W.
Reviewed Apr. 10, 2021

Fantastic backcountry sites

Short walk from the parking lot if carrying heavy gear, but still spaced out enough to feel isolated. Vault toilets right at the parking lot as well. Next to a big grassy area and hill for group games

Month of VisitJune
Catherine L.
Reviewed Dec. 28, 2020

Great in the off season too

Bartender was perplexed when I asked to (car) camp in December but was very friendly and let me do my thing even in their off season! Sooo much cheaper than SR and actually much close to the hiking trails.

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Reviewed Nov. 28, 2020

Nice and quiet campground

We came in for Thanksgiving. We had a great spot!!! The campground was clean and quiet!! Enjoyed camping here.. Will definitely camp here again when we go visit family... We stayed in Spot 8 ... It was also a short walk to the Illinois River!!!

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