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76 Reviews of 37 Sugar Island, Illinois Campgrounds

k
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2021

Hidden Oasis

Great park just off interstate. Gated for security and plenty of shade. Great family setting and staff.

Site57
Month of VisitJuly
Adam M.
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2021

Season spot maybe?

I came for a 4th of July weekend tent camping one year. In my humble opinion I experienced a party type atmosphere with a bunch of season rv type campers. Tight group of people who spend the summers there. If you have a golf cart it seemed popular. Just not our cup of tea but, if it's yours it…

Site00
Month of VisitAugust
Adam M.
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2021

The willow slough (the slough)

The slough. We like it! I'm being bias due to how close it is to the house. It's $12 a night. Pretty clean campground run by the DNR, lots of acreage to explore. No real trails but if you don't mind roughing it plenty to explore, hunting, fishing, mushrooms, electric motor only boats on the…

  • fishing from the kayaks
Site21
Month of VisitJune
M
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2021

Peaceful

Very relaxing, and very quiet. Great shade from tall trees, and a large pond to Fisher paddle boat. Been there twice and will be going back.

Siterv
Month of VisitJune
Erin B.
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2021

Clean, but no amenities

We just purchased our first Winnebago and needed a spot close to home for a quick trial run. We have three small boys and they were very excited to camp. This is a great place if you need to stay for a night or two. It has full hookups, a dump station, showers, and propane. There is not a lot…

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

Perfect for cyclists along the canal trail

This campground is right in town. It is a bit away from businesses. However if you arrive by car you drive through the quaint town. 

Arriving by bicycle is even better. The Illinois and Michigan Canal Trail passes right by camp. You can stop for a rest or stay the night. It's a nice stopping…

  • Sites are in a field with some trees around. You need to walk in to the sites.
  • You drive through the small town on your way in
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Month of VisitJune
Sarah J.
Reviewed May. 31, 2021

Wonderful area.

This was a great little campground, very laid back, we came memorial day weekend. It was quiet, relaxing, and very well maintained. 1 trash area, 4 porta Potties for use for the campground. You can rent kayaks for the day, fish, wade in the river (no swimming). You get to see tugboats and barges…

Site4 (right next to check in noise level 7/10)
Month of VisitJune
BThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 21, 2021

A place to make memories

My mother-in-law was a member here for years. My family would frequently visit her camper during the summers. Always a great time! My company even hosted employee appreciation events here a few times. The list of amenities is remarkable, but membership is required. The beach and lake were…

Month of VisitAugust
E
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…

SiteE
Month of VisitJune
Shannon H.
Reviewed May. 19, 2021

Great to be back! Land is beautiful

We had four sites on Osage loop for tent camping.  Two were very small (14&15), and little grass for tent setup, fine for RV or trailer campers.  They were private with brush between sites.  16&17 were amazing for tents!!  Open, tall trees for our tight rope and hammocks and shade. Grass…

  • Osage loop 16
  • Osage loop 16
SiteOsage Loop Sites 14-17
Month of VisitJune
Art S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 8, 2021

Walk-in camping within sight of homes but along a great bike path

I'm betting that this was a beautiful place in its day. When we visited, it was an ok place to walk around but it could just be that it didn't start popping this early in the spring.

You definitely need to walk a bit from the parking lot. The sign says to follow the path but at the end of it…

  • Turn left at the end of the service path to find the camping area. It's a bit of a walk.
  • The park extends quite far and is a nice area to walk around.
  • I'm not sure what this is but you can contemplate it's design while camping nearby :)
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Month of VisitJune
Julie A.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 7, 2021

Great spot not far from the city

Easy reservations and check-in. We used the primitive spots and were a short walk from the bathrooms. Lots of hiking and mountain biking trails in the area.

Sitenot sure
Month of VisitOctober
Tim F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2021

Our go-to campground

Love this place. Quiet campground with plenty of room between you and your neighbors. It’s a dark sky park so you can get some nice views from the campground and surrounding areas. Hosts and forest preserve employees keep the grounds up nicely. Three lakes to fish for the small and big kids alike.…

Andy
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2021

Andy

This place is different close to interstate so noise, they have tons of activities for the kids it’s very clean. Almost every spot has a waters edge. I plan coming back here in the middle of summer. Good place!

Andy
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2021

Andy

We camped here in 2020 we had no problems the staff were great the place was clean. Things changed for me I had surgery and couldn’t sit up the camper so we decided to find a camp site close to home this year. We met with Richard to check things out he spend a coup of hours showing us and allowing…

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