jennifer Z.

chicago, IL

Joined July 2018

Amazing campsites

Spent two nights and three amazing days at this privately owned campsite. This campsite is in the mountains so be prepared for amazing views and a steep drive up to the office to check in.

We stayed in the Pavilion and loved it! We had a bit of a climb down the mountain on a well kept path to the river. There was a nice shelter to put our tent and a fire pit on a small front. The river was calm and swimmable. You could here the rush of the water At night while sleeping. So dreamy.

They have the most amazing cabins and glam ping sites if you are not looking to pitch a tent. All of which are so cool! The campground was but bigger than it appears on their map and just so fun. I spent one morning just hiking around the campgrounds. I felt like a kid again!

The hosts were awesome, helpful and so friendly. It was like staying at your friends place.

The bathrooms were incrediably clean and well kept. Showers were outdoors but private. So nice and plenty of hot water.

Hot springs is one of the few towns the Apelachian trail goes right through so it was cool to go into town and see the shops and restaurants.

There are actual Hot Springs in town so don’t miss the chance to visit them.

Laurel River was a great place to cool off and only a few minutes drive from the campsite. The watering holes were plenty and amazing.

Seriously, we will be back!

Favorite campground in the dunes

This is seriously my favorite campground. My family and I have been camping here for more than ten years. We have camped in the walk-ins and the drive-up spots.

The sites are private and the bathrooms are super duper clean. Showers are great.

You can take the train from downtown Chicago and get off at the Beverly Shores stop on the south shore line. The campsite is seriously a quarter mile walk from the stop.

There is an awesome gas station at the corner where you can get coffee and donuts in the morning. Ice and beverages during the day and soft serve ice serve ice cream at night. There are also two wood stove pizza trucks next to the gas station.

There is a nice sandy beach one mile walking distance through an amazing prairie. Great walk at night back from the beach after watching the sunset. Very romantic.

Plenty if things to do in the area. Lots of pick your own berry patches and kayaking spots.

great host

just want to start by saying the camp host, Tanya, is awesome. super friendly and helpful. bathrooms were very clean and well stocked.

the flys were bitting, but the mosquitos were not terrible.

there is water access but no beach.

sites have a good amount of trees to give prIvacy.

$10 a night

very clean and friendly

Camped here because the dunes campgrounds were full. Very clean and newly renovated. The tent sites were nice and located around the perimeter.

My boys did like that there was a very nice pool.

My only complaint were the showers. The woman’s bathroom was very clean but the showers did not spray out enough of a stream to wash well.

We paid $30 a night for 4 people. when my husband came on Saturday it was an extra $5.