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117 Reviews of 16 Tatumville, Illinois Campgrounds

MThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2021

Unimpressive and crowded

The campsite is considered to be primitive, which is fine, but it is right along the trail without any cover. All the campsites are one on top of the other without any cover in between or from the trail. They were all taken and incredibly packed during the Memorial Day weekend and honestly seemed…

Month of VisitJune
Sunshine Z.
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2021

Giant City State Park

We came down for a spontaneous camping trip to explore SNF and found Giant City to be a great place to stay. We stayed in the primitive camp site, while there were others there, everyone was dispersed far enough that it felt private. Camp grounds were clean, quiet, and the camp host and park ranger…

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Month of VisitJune
Rowan G.
Reviewed Jun. 1, 2021

Great stay

Sites and bathrooms super well maintained. Sites were big and tucked away into pretty nooks. Close to some awesome hikes, Jackson falls was a fav. Fsho will return

Month of VisitMay
Peter F.
Reviewed May. 25, 2021

zero maintenance run down smelly

Overwhelming smell of dead fish that are laying aplenty on the shores of Ohio Rv. as there is no staff to clean up. Add to this general malaise of zero maintenance mowing or repairing decrepid sites and you get the picture. Did have 30 amp to drive my AC that covered the sound of the work crew…

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Month of VisitJune
Never Sitting S.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed May. 17, 2021

Nice campground

The biggest thing about this campground is first come first serve..and one loop is closed for renovations (as of 2021 camping season, May). Most you can spend here is 14 days, which lots of locals do. Very quiet family friendly with large mostly level spots. Our go to when visiting the local…

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Month of VisitJune
D
Reviewed May. 12, 2021

Spring camping

Easy check in, camped in the tent sight. Unfortunately there was a lot of glitter pieces, plastic kid’s pieces and my self along picked up 34 cigarette butts. Besides the the people that don’t care about using a garbage can. Everything else was wonderful. Trail around lake just beautiful, bathroom…

Month of VisitMay
KThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 21, 2021

Nice location and sites, rough road, first come first served

This small campground is nice once you get there!  Just know it is remote and the road to get there is rough, so, if you are not comfortable with that, I would go elsewhere.  There are no hookups, although water is available.  Also there are pit toilets which are not the worst I have seen!  No cell…

  • Map of campground and nearby hiking trails
  • View of the trees from my campsite
  • Rock formation near Bell Smith Springs
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Month of VisitMay
AC The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2021

Giant city

Great campground, park ranger very close and comes around often. Nice big spaces for rv or tents.

Down side its not super close to alot of trails.

Month of VisitMay
Abby M.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2021

Lovely stay!

This campground was perfect! Surrounded by nature and hiking trails, you’ll find 21 campsites (all without electricity). It’s $10/night and there’s a self pay station. There are 2 vault toilets (one has the handle broken off the door) but both super clean and fully stocked. I arrived around 3:30pm…

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Dakota M.
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2021

Amazing

Amazing

Mark F.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Mar. 10, 2021

Quick and Easy Primitive Camping

Car camped without any issues but it’s worth mentioning that I didn’t have T-Mobile cellphone reception and the bathroom was a bit dirty. Also there was a shallow creek crossing right before the camping areas that I was worried about when I arrived at night, but I realized in the morning that it…

Rachel C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2021

Great, kid family fun

Wanting to explore some of the Shawnee Forest, we selected Giant City as it was recommended by a friend (and one of the few places that accepts reservations ahead of time!)  The campsite was good and we loved that it backed up to some woods, which our kids explored often.  The vault toilets were…

  • Hiking the trails
  • Playground viable in background
  • Good fire ring/grill. :-)
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Month of VisitMay
Rachel C.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2021

Good tent camping experience

We found this little gem at a last minute camping adventure on the way home from out of town.  It was one of our first tent camping experiences.  Nothing fancy, but the pit toilet and water supply worked just fine for us and our kids.  We found some beautiful hiking and water holes.

Month of VisitJuly
Jeremy R.
Reviewed Jan. 15, 2021

Beautiful secluded spot. Careful if wet.

Beautiful location. Definitely off the beaten path. There was another group of campers but they camped on the trail. Grave Road getting there was a bit rough for my Ram Promaster. Hill down to trail head could get slick if wet weather. Was alittle nervous getting out after it had rained. But…

Joe L.
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2020

Nice secluded spot

Was able to find the camping right away. There was one other group set up. Nice roomy sites with fire rings. After setting up I took a great hike on the nearby trails connected to Jackson falls. Some wonderful hiking and an abundance of climbing! I did some free climbing on small boulders and…

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