Laura R.
Crystal Lake, IL
Joined June 2019
Lakefront Paradise

This is one of the best state parks I’ve been to. Amazingly clean and well maintained. Bathrooms were spotless with awesome water pressure and NO smell. No hand soap in bathroom so bring it with or some wet wipes. Swimming area, beach, volleyball, park, boat ramp. Every site is paved and beautiful. Every site has an amazing view of Table Rock Lake and MOST sites are literally on the water. We walked (10 steps) down to the water every day and swam right behind our site. All sites have water and electric but no full hookups. If you have a small boat, jet skies, or kayaks, you can pull them right up to the shore of your site. Mixture of back in and pull through sites and some are double sites for really big rigs or if you’re camping with friends. We stayed on site 16 and it was perfect but there are so many great sites that it’s hard to find a bad one. We stayed for 5 nights at $21 per night. The sites book up fast so reserve well ahead of time. 10 minutes to grocery store and gas. 20 minutes to Walmart. No camp store so if you need ice or firewood, get it in town. Tons to do within a 30 minute drive if you don’t want to spend every day on the water. Only negative is the missing hand soap, they need more garbage cans around the campground and we had some flies so had to break out the pinesol!! P.S. every time the staff member came by on his golf cart, he stopped to give our dogs treats…score!!

Tight Squeeze!

Stayed here in early June during a trip to Starved Rock, which is a quick 10-15 minute drive. Camp hosts are very nice and the the grounds well maintained. I stayed on site 5 which is a full hookup but best for a small camper. I have a 14 foot travel trailer and it just fit with my SUV in front. The spots are very tight and you have very little room between you and your neighbor. With all the rain this year, many sites flooded during a storm while we camped and they had to be moved to other areas that were not actual sites so it was a bit crazy…hosts did a great job taking care of everyone effected. Campground has a cute dog park and a beautiful stream that runs through it. I would stay here again!!

Lawnmower Needed

We’ve stayed at Rock Cut several times, always in the Stag Horn loop, and had great sites. This last time, the grass was so high, we couldn’t use our fire pit or picnic table. My husband came later and he brought our weed wacker so we could clear it out enough to set up our screened canopy. I like stag horn since they are level, close to the bathroom and camp store, as well as a mixture of wooded and not wooded sites. Some sites are a bit tight.

Very Nice

I booked a full hookup daily site but they accidentally put me on a seasonal site l. It was on the pond, very quiet and away from a lot of the activities…which was fine for me. The regular sites look nice as well. Lots to do…pool, mini-gold, volleyball, etc. Only a 30 minute drive to Davenport. The only down side of my site was a ton of goose poop…it was hard to walk the dogs with so much to tempt them.