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108 Reviews of 19 Riverbend, Illinois Campgrounds

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 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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  • site near bathrooms
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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
Michael C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2021

Trees and Rules

Close to Indiana Dunes National Park. Easy access. Lots of rules thrown at you from the get go. Don’t park on the grass, Don’t drive over 5 mph, Don’t have alcohol outside your space. Lots of rules. Few smiling faces. Lots of trees. A mix of semi permanent residents and transient sites 

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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
migo M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2021

Fun

Nice

Month of VisitJuly
Rino S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2021

Crammed sites, kinda run down

Easy enough to find. Checkin was a breeze. The pool is the size of a backyard pool. There's a beach to the lake, but there's some garbage on the shore. I would not swim in it, although we did fish in it can caught a bunch!

The camp store is large an stocked pretty well.

My biggest complaint is…

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Site384
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.

B
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2021

Good experience

We weren’t sure if we were going to like it because we were camping without kids, and it seems like the kind of campground that people with kids would go to because of all the fun activities. But noise was not an issue. Bathrooms were clean. Everything was good.

Site605
Month of VisitAugust
g
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2021

So close and so fun

We really like this place and was about a 30 minute rude from our place in the western burbs. Some of the areas best mountain bike single track is right here. There is fishing kayaking and hiking trails too. Friendly staff and clean bathrooms. It did get a little noisy at night but that sometimes…

Site19
Month of VisitAugust
Cliff B.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2021

Nice and quite!

The owner is awesome! This campground is nice and peaceful I spent a month here. There is a abundance of spots available.

Site113
Month of VisitJuly
M
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2021

Clean, open, beautiful

This is a wonderful campground with everything accessible for a few days respite. Clean showers, space to walk, gorgeous lake - quiet just outside of the city!

The staff were delightful! - except when I phoned. I was told the campground was fully booked. Many hours and a phone glitch later, we…

Site1
Month of VisitJuly
b
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2021

It will do the job for the Indiana Dunes...

The campground is older and could use some TLC. You will be camping on top of people. The sites are small and can be difficult to get in with a larger trailer. Beach and pool are open goofy days. When we looked at the lake we thought it would be better to swim at West beach. WiFi is available but…

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Month of VisitJuly
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2021

No contact.

Tried to reserve a spot for my rv,and it took me three tries and got hung up on,and no reservation.

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

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