David P.

The Dyrt Pro

Champaign, IL

Joined December 2020

My 'home' campsite.

I live about 30 minutes from Kickapoo SP and anytime I feel I need to camp I head over. Great little campground in Central Illinois. Some pretty trails overlooking, beside, and sometimes through water. The RV sites are great for either rv, van, or tent camping with a lot of level ground at most sites. There are some real diamonds of a campsite hidden here that you can basically be in the woods with clear ground for a level tent. I love this simple campground and have brought a handful of friends here who also enjoyed it.

10 minutes to Memphis

Had a fantastic time staying here Sep 2nd-6th, 2020. 10 minutes to Graceland. 20 minutes to Beale Street, 30 minutes to The Lorraine Motel. Bathrooms were very clean. Camphost was very nice and knew the area well. I believe he said he has been there since 96' The park is very well maintained but being so close to a city, once you leave the park there is a lot of litter. I would suggest this to anyone wanted to explore. Will definitely stay anytime I go to Memphis.

Friendly owners, well maintained

The restroom and laundry facilities were very clean and working properly. Great little stay to explore Roswell for a couple of days. No fires because it is NM but I was allowed to pull out my charcoal grill so I did not go hungry. Spots are organized great by size. Got to talk to a couple people also traveling in vans because of the proximity. Nice little Adobe hang out area that I used to cook on my grill.

Greatest experience.

Check the weather! I was there the night of a tornado watch. 70 mile an hour winds and heavy rain. Got alerts on my phone but I had about 6 drinks and did not want to risk those problems, so I braved the storm. Very humbling experience. To be fair, the weather was clear when I started the 500 mile journey to this spot.Weather the other days was great during sunlight. Bring a shovel if you want to start a fire and please be cautious about the winds blowing in. I could very easily see an unsupervised fire causing a devastating event. Nothing better than waking up to the ocean sounds or hearing them with a fire. Bring firewood if you enjoy fires. It's 10 dollars a bundle in town. Unless you wanna drive 50 miles. Great place, a bit of trash but, if you're able. Do your part with some gloves and fill a bag. I filled a bag in about 20 minutes. Would recommend to anyone, and I will be staying there anytime I can get a week to stay. Tide didn't come up closer than 15 yards to the the dunes,, even during a crazy storm.. Safe travels!

Great 5 day stay.

Really enjoyed this campground. Some beautiful hikes and all but one site people really appear to not leave any trash. The forest service road to get to the campground is pretty level and appears you could get an rv or pull behind through it. Plenty of turn around space at multiple sites. I'd suggest getting here with some daylight to find a site if coming on a weekend. I would suggest getting firewood in Alto(15 minutes away) at Custom Cut Lumber. You can get pine firewood at 20 bucks a pickup load. It's self load but a really great deal.