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206 Reviews of 27 The Cottage, Illinois Campgrounds

Art W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2021

One step above WALMART

This campground hosts many permanent or monthly campers, as evidenced by semi permanent structures, fences etc. There is a small lake that offers swimming and fishing, but we did not use this area. It is a huge area, with 4 shower and bathroom facilities, but they were old and needed…

Site804
Month of VisitOctober
Art W.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2021

Close to the dunes and Lake Michigan

The park is clean, quiet, has a camp store, and average shower and restrooms. The beach is a short half mile walk away, and the 3 dunes challenge hike trailhead is here. We were only able to get one night here, and the next place we stayed at in the area was a big letdown.

Site3
Month of VisitOctober
M
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2021

Hidden gem

Well thought out campground in the middle of the suburbs. You can actually forget that you are in the middle of a very urban area. If your looking to camp near Chicago, this is the spot! Only complaint is you get locked in an hour after sunset, but still worth coming here.

Site57
Month of VisitOctober
debe K.
Reviewed Sep. 16, 2021

Nice campground/IL state park

Nice sites in the Potawatomi Campground! Would have been a 5 star but no Campground host on duty the night I camped and no toilet paper in the toilet in the Oak loop. Can't make a reservation day before camping so that kinda sucks as everything is walk in... Am on a "purpose trip" and not a…

Site24 oak loop Potawatomi campground
Month of VisitOctober
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.

Site4
Month of VisitOctober
S
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2021

A good campground over all

It is a very nice campground. It could use some updates. More water and electric sites. Bathrooms are clean but small. The dump station was full and we couldn’t dump our camper. The staff is very nice but not always at the camp store.

Site3
Month of VisitOctober
CThe Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2021

Great state park

Campground quiet and bathroom and showers very clean. Our site was close to the trails leading to the dunes. Loved watching the waves on Lake Michigan and climbing the sand dunes.

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Site108
Month of VisitOctober
evi L.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2021

Nonexistent camping

I followed the coordinates provided and they led me to a person's driveway, but then I found the actual silver springs state park, and could not find a camping area anywhere around there. It may exist, but not in this version of the universe. There were strict "no pets off leash" signs, and "no…

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
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…

SiteI don't remember.
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
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

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