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494 Reviews of 86 Shady Grove, Illinois Campgrounds

J
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2021

Awful

We stayed at Duck Creek while visiting family in the area. It sits along a very busy road. There are a lot of sketchy, long-term residents here. We were placed on an end site crammed up next to a long-term resident. The last night of our stay there was a rainstorm and we woke up to ankle-deep water…

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Month of VisitMay
PThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2021

Great Night Stop!

This is an old golf course. Lots of green grass not many trees. Friendly staff. Very clean. Close to I-24. Would definitely stay again when traveling through area.

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Month of VisitOctober
Lawrence The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2021

Pretty good place to stay!

Well, what can I say? We have been here for just about two weeks and it's not all that bad. Yeah, it needs some love and care(and they're working on it as I write) but overall is a good place to stay. Spoke with many of the travelers and most are from neighboring states and love coming here. They…

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Month of VisitMay
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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…

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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??

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Month of VisitOctober
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 5, 2021

Needs a bathhouse !

Liked the state park and it’s beauty a lot. Pool was closed on Labor Day weekend???Pretty wooded campground on the side of a hill has a lot of shade but most sites are not level for larger RVs. Our reserved site #6 was so sloped for our 24’ C class that we had to give up on it and move to a vacant…

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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…

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Month of VisitSeptember
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Reviewed Sep. 3, 2021

Good amenities, could use better maintainence

We enjoyed the amenities that came with our stay. There was a late night check in mishap (no one answered, and we were left wandering around to look for space) they did offer us 1/2 off the first night. The lagoon was fun, and we enjoyed it, could use a lil underside cleaning and inflation…

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  • lil beach at edge of campground
  • our camper in the camp slot
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Month of VisitOctober
Herbert G.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2021

Nice

Nice

Brandon T.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 1, 2021

Quiet weekend on the water

We enjoyed the view of the lake all weekend. Cell service for Verizon and AT&T were good enough to work from the camper and T-Mobile was non-existent. Campground hosts were very nice when we interacted with them. The beach area was a plus for us as our dogs love to swim and it is only open to…

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Month of VisitSeptember
Amy R.
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2021

Quiet, comfortable site

We stayed for 2 nights and had a very quiet, comfortable stay. You can see the lake through the trees, and there's a trail down to the shore off the back of the site - looked like a great spot to launch a small canoe of you don't mind hauling it back up the hill afterward. We tent camp and the site…

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Month of VisitSeptember
MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2021

Great Clean Campground

While they cater mainly to RV's, they do allow pitching tents. Angela was super friendly and helpful in selecting a site best for pitching a tent. It was moderately busy with RVs. The bathrooms were very clean and grounds generally well kept. It's quiet at night but it is near the highway and a…

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Month of VisitSeptember
Chiang V.
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2021

First time

This site is not bad

Jason
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2021

Perfect getaway for Southern Illinois

This place is very clean and quiet! The sites are very nice with privacy. It’s close to a lot of local hiking, Bell Smith, Millstone Bluff, and several others. Also the trail around the lake is awesome! If your lucky enough to have a waterfront site you can paddle out in the lake. Only downside is…

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Month of VisitNovember
David P.
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2021

Overall nice place, but nothing special.

Just spent one night here as we used it as a stopover location for a longer trip. It was an older well maintained park and very functional. There was plenty of room to walk our dogs inside the rv park itself and the bath houses were clean and well kept. There was only one dump station…

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Month of VisitSeptember

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