Ashley J.

Crystal Lake, IL

Joined August 2019

Beautiful. Period.

While the bathrooms were something out of a horror movie, this park is gorgeous. We had a lovely one night stay here on our way to our destination, and I would come back to this area to explore more.

Nice park, lovely new bathhouse

We live near Chicagoland so staying at big foot beach state park is an easy option for a short weekend get away. Minutes from downtown Lake Geneva, this spot is super quaint and easy to get to. We were right by the new bathhouse and it was really nice!

Fun little casual spot

Take a leisurely stroll, or fish in their stocked lake. Rock cut is a sweet park just outside Rockford. The sites are not private in the least, but I've met some really nice people!

Cute little park

We had a fun one night stay. Took the bikes out on a path and road down some fun hills. The toilets are the nicest pit toilets around. Nice bathhouse and a cute little covered kitchen. Would go back!

Eh, maybe in the camper

We were tent camping. This place isn’t solid for tent camping. Too many sites, no privacy. But it was a big RV Park, close to Acadia, hot showers, playground with views of the bay. Not all bad.

Private scenic campground

We had a lean-to site that was just far enough from the bathroom that it felt far. I found the site to be well maintained and for the rangers to be kind and help. Great place to visit on the island.

Most magical

Nestled in the White Mountains, Dry River was the sweetest little state park camp spot. We stayed on site 16b (a lean-to), on the edge of the river. If you’re lucky enough to stay in this spot after a nice rain be prepared for beautiful river sounds and fresh mountain air coolness. Very private, with beautiful bath house with clean hot showers. The ranger was nice and informative.

It’s just right

We are pop up people and love that, while campers love their big trailers these days, Nicolet bay has stayed the same. Not many of the sites have electric. We’re okay with that. Not much is the way it was in Door county, but this state park is a good one. The bethrooms are nice and clean the showers are good.

Great spot for Chicagoland campers

Rock cut is only about a 50 minute drive from the far burbs of Chicago. It’s situated a few miles outside of Rockford so if you’re into exploring old industrial river towns, this is a nice one.

The spots are average size. The bathrooms are pretty busted but for what it lacks in amenities it gains in acres to a cool giant stocked lake, bike paths, and being just far away to make a weekend gateway worth it.

Always a great choice

We visited this fall and were happy. I always forget that the sites in the 340’s are awesome. There was some flooding but it didn’t effect our trip.