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148 Reviews of 24 Riverbend, Illinois Campgrounds

L
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2021

Clean and quiet campground

Lovely campground north west of Chicago. The shower facilities were clean and the staff very friendly.

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Month of VisitOctober
R
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2021

Large private sites

Beautiful shady campground with large private sites.  Sites 111 - 139 are more open with less privacy, but they have lake views and are near the concession stand and boat launch.  Sites in the other loops are all very shaded and private.  The shower houses were clean and large, in good repair.  The…

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Month of VisitAugust
Christian A.
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2021

Good Company but Overpriced

Took our new to us Pop Up Camper to this resort during Labor Day weekend on her maiden voyage. Was surrounded by awesome people in their big rigs but not once made us feel inferior or less than for not having an RV at an RV resort. Pros:

  • Activities provided by the campsite
  • lots of room and not…
Month of VisitOctober
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 Sep. 5, 2021

Friendly staff & nice trails

Staff was very friendly. Easy access to nice hiking trails. Bathrooms and showers decent. No concessions, but there is a place in the office to get Pepsi products. Would definitely stay here again if outside of Chicago area!

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Site3
Month of VisitSeptember
Art S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2021

Inexpensive and close to Chicago for quick weekend getaways

This is a great low cost, low frills state park. It’s pretty close to Chicago so it works for weekend getaways. We stayed in the wooded loop. It’s rustic without electric/water hookups. The other loop looked more set up for rvs. 

We loved the shade of the wooded section. We had a spot that…

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Jill T.
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2021

Never Again!

We booked here sight unseen due to temporary employment in the area.

What a terrible mistake.

The best thing was, that there is "full hook up" here???

This place is old and run-down to say the least, there's not a flat spot on any of the roads. The sites are dirt with something green in…

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Month of VisitAugust
Jill T.
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2021

Month to Month BEWARE!

December 2020, we toured this KOA Holiday in Kankakee, Illinois for a long-term stay.

We noticed a few trailers with a lot of junk piled all around their units. When we inquired about them, were were told that those people were being evicted and would be soon gone. Great, since our site was…

SiteLong-Term
Month of VisitMay
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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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
Adam M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2021

Peaceful and quiet

I camped here in early may of 2021. It was well kept, peaceful and nearly empty. The hosts were great and the views were fantastic. It's hard to tell how this place is during peak, but I'd stay in a heat beat during off peak season.

Site107
Month of VisitJune
Alyssa B.
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2021

Worst Campsite I’ve ever stayed at

Campsites super close, and very hard to pull into. Kids running thru your campsite all day and night. Other campers were inconsiderate of your space. My dogs are super well behaved but that’s not the case with every other dog in this place. Most were barking non stop and owners did nothing to stop…

Site26
Month of VisitSeptember
John M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2021

Nice state park

Camp site are well maintained, but a lot will require leveling. We have a 35 class A and was able to get in no issue, some site are more difficult. Most have a covert at the road side. Cell internet was good, work two day from camp with no issues, have Verizon, single was better on the sites bu the…

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Month of VisitSeptember
Stefanie W.
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2021

Nice weekend getaway close to home

My family loves coming here! The scenery is beautiful, you can fish, hike, or just relax. You're in the Chicago suburbs so it's easy to get to a store or restaurant if you need. It's close to home for us, so it's perfect for a quick camping trip. Only drawback is that it's a little pricey, but the…

Site1
Month of VisitSeptember

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