Marc W.
Bolingbrook, IL
Joined June 2018
Had a great time

Campsites where larger than I expected and am used to with KOA. Very enjoyable weekend stay. We stayed in site 89 which was a pull through full hook up site with cable tv as well. The pool was quite large and clean. The KOA page states that they have a pool and splash pad area as well as mini golf. The camp ground shares its pool with the neighboring camp ground and KOA campers are allowed to cross over to use the neighboring camp grounds splash pad and golf. The mini golf was in disrepair and build over a very scummy pond and the splash pad was a bit worn down as well. My kids stayed in the pool which was quite nice. If you stay with KOA you get decently discounted tickets to Indiana Beach amusement park which we may visit in a future visit. Over all we had an enjoyable stay and would come again but we would add an additional day to visit the amusement park.

First to Review
Nice campground

This was the first time I’ve stayed in a campground that was split with Thousand Trails. The sites for KOA had mature trees and were of decent size. We reserved a back-in full hook up site and stayed for two days. Our site was level but not all sites were level as I watched my neighbor pull in. The campground had a very nice pool which was very clean and they have a private swimming beach which was also very clean and well maintained. The Thousand trails property was easily 6-7 times larger than the KOA portion of the park. All amenities are shared and it appears that at least one bathroom was being updated. The others look to need some repair and are dated but clean. Campground was very quiet at night with no rowdy or loud campers during our stay. I would stay again.

Enjoyed this campground so much we came back again!

We made this our main destination during our family vacation last year and enjoyed it so much that we came back again this year. They did not disappoint and we had an equally fantastic stay. Not much has changed since our stay last year which is fine as we really enjoyed the resort like amenities for our vacation destination. We spend a lot more time on the boardwalk of Virginia Beach this year enjoying the music and taking in the sights. My kids love the pools and activities provided by the campground as well. The campground does offer rental bikes but we brought our own this year and rode the quick 3 miles to the boardwalk during the day. This is not your normal campground and has a resort feel for a decent price. We will be back again but might put a couple years between to mix things up for our next trips. We spent 11 days on the road for this trip coming from Chicago. We spent 5 days here as our main stay.

Nice Overnight Stay- Would stay again for longer

We stopped here overnight on a trip from Chicago to Virginia Beach. We had reserved a pull through but were just short in length and had to disconnect the tow vehicle for the night. They had longer sites so if this is important I would discuss when making reservation.  Site size was decent and definitely not on top of our neighbors giving us some space to enjoy. Campsite hosts were very friendly and recommended a swimming hole just a few miles down the road on the Blue Ridge Parkway that locals go swimming. Some nice amenities for the kids included jumping pad, nice park, pool and a few table games. Campground was quiet at night and we enjoyed a nice fire that evening. We found some time to drive the parkway. We did not think we would be able to squeeze it into the visit but it’s hard to pass up and they are literally right next to it. We did not get a chance to check showers or bathhouse as we had full hook ups and showered in our trailer. I would definitely recommend this campground and would stay again

Great overnight stay would have liked to stay longer

Stopped in for a quick overnight stay. Our site was a full hook up pull through which was decent sized and did not feel cramped. We were able to stay connected to our tow vehicle as the site was long enough to do so. The park had a clean pool and very welcoming staff. We wish we were able to stay longer to take in the sights as it is in a great location.

Fun little campground

Had a great time this weekend camping with my wife and two boys. We camp in an Hybrid trailer and really appreciated the price point with full hookups. Sites were decent size and had fire pits at each location. They had plastic picnic tables which where light to move and easy to clean. Decently quiet camp site with a pool for the kids to cool off made for an enjoyable weekend. Close to Kankakee and some of the other towns in the area for things to do. I would definitely come again to kayak on the Kankakee river. Unfortunately the water levels where too high for this trip as warnings had been issued

Great family campground

Great family campground. We came for Halloween weekend so water parks were closed but looked to be a lot of fun. Very well maintained park with good size spots. They have a lake, several pools, including an indoor pool for late in the season. We got rained out for most of the weekend but will be back during the summer. Staffs were very friendly and even though we arrived after check in they still had staff available to guide us to our site.

Very well maintained campground

Campground is very well maintained with gravel pads. Nice lake for fishing and a beach area for the kids to go swimming. When we arrive, the host will bring you to your site and just listen to his directions and he will get you into your site perfectly. I asked if I could bring him on my future trips. I’ve never parked so easily. Bathrooms are immaculate and are locked with electronic key cards. Close to DeKalb.

Halloween Camping

We booked a site here for Halloween and had a great time. My kids love Halloween Weekend camping at the various JellyStone Campgrounds. This location did not dissapoint. We have not gone to this location during the warmer months but looks to be a great campground

Best Halloween Campground

Edit: I will no longer be supporting this campground. They have decided that in order to improve the campground, pop up campers and tents are no longer allowed. I began in a tent, spent 10 years with a pop up and now I’m in a hybrid trailer. Everyone starts somewhere, and some prefer camping a little closer to nature. I have been slowly progressing to making camping easier, but still kept my tent ends. I feel this is a bad move and would prefer to spend my money and time elsewhere.

My family never misses the Halloween camping season at Millbrook. This is an activity packed weekend which is amazing. Good for kids of all ages including the adults. All the campers do amazing decorations for the weekend and trick or treating here the kids get more candy then they ever could at home. Even the adults get some special treats. Great time and we have never had any bad experiences with things being over the top.

Good Time

Nice campground with decent activities. Lake is small but has water toys to swim out and play on. We found our site to be cramped, but others were large so pay attention when booking and make sure they are aware of the size of your rig. This was the first private campground I’ve stayed at that had pay showers and the lake would be more enjoyable if they did not have day use to the general public.


The campground is very large with decent sized sites. Very expensive and we have stayed in premium resorts. Definitely not worth the money as the park is very run down. This was and could be an amazing campground, but it appears they have allowed it to be taken over by very old seasonal sites. The aged camping units are in disrepair and standards should be put in place. The place is over run with golf carts at all hours and the gravel paths need attention. Every time a golf cart comes through a huge cloud of dust follows. I’ve never left a campground where my truck, and camper were caked with grey dirt. The pools were dirty and at capacity our entire time and the only clean pool was the adult pool. We took the kids to the lake which was actually fun but then they have a water toy with a slide that they actually charge you to use. I don’t think we will be taking a chance with this place again due to distance, cost, and experience. We took a chance last minute with this place due to good experiences at other Yogi locations even though we read differing reviews online. I would not recommend.

Wonderful State Park

I really wish this place was back in Illinois. We stopped here on our way back from Virginia Beach. it was the most affordable stop we made and had amenities that we usually have to pay top dollar for. They had a fantastic shower house with individual locking rooms, bathrooms were very clean and they even had Laundry on site. The front desk was very helpful and gave us some ideas of things to do. I was surprised they had a decent camp store with affordable pricing. The night we arrived they had an Ice Cream social with huge cups overfilled which made the kids super happy and only $1. I believe this was set up by a volunteer committee which also had an outside movie planned for the evening. Nice quiet sites, (ours was lakeaIde vIew) which were wooded and very dark at night. They also had a modern play set area and volleyball which was utilized the entire visit. AND they had a beach with wonderful trails all through out. If I end up traveling East again, this will be on our list of stops for sure.

Membership Campground

We were offered a special daily rate to try out the campground. They are traditionally a membership campground. We did enjoy our stay and the pool was fantastic for smaller kids. Not much was set up for daily activities the weekend we stayed. It was very clean, nice pool, breakfast was good at the activity building. We did not end up signing up as we prefer to visit many more locations than they had listed.

Fun Time!

But rather expensive. They have a Daily Activity bracelet that allows you to partake in all activities but you need to purchase per person for each day regardless if you will utilize. With the kids we do use all of the included activities which include pool, kayaking services, batting cages, miniature golf, peddle cars, and some others I’m sure I’m forgetting. Good size sites and very quiet during the week. They get very busy on weekends and holidays you have to book in advance.

Wild West Town

My family stayed here a few years back and although it is a small campground it meets the standards of what you should expect of a KOA. Nice bathrooms, decent size level sites. The kids were fans of Wild West Town which is directly next door. There is a charge for daily entry but it was something different for the kids to enjoy.

Hidden Gem

Just outside of Chicago, we have been staying here for quick weekend trips and absolutely love the proximity to home. They have discounted rates for Dupage county residents and have electric at all sites and great prices for firewood. Sites are level and clean and they have modern bathrooms. We take our kayaks to the lake during the summer and Illinois just did away with reg stickers this year.

Great Time!!!

We made a trip here from Chicago this summer 18. This was a great location for us. Two great pools, tons of activities for the kids even during the week. They have transportation via Trolly bus that comes through frequently throughout the day to transport you to Various beach side activities where otherwise you would have to pay for parking. I can’t say enough good things about our experience as we had a blast and zero complaints.

Great Location

This is one of the first campsites my family began using. Heaven for tenters as you can be in the larger groups or some very secluded areas as well. RV/Trailers are a little tight on space but we tend to be away from the site when we are there. There are a couple really fantastic State Parks in the area and we tend to spend most of our time on the trails. Bathrooms are consistent with what you expect from a KOA, with a nice store and nice employees.

Great state park

love this park, decent bathrooms, quick walk to the beach and affordable for a quick weekend. electric only and they have reservable sites along with walk in only. lots of things for the kids to do in the area as well. We will often stop at Great America on our way home as they have RV parking which makes good use of our sunday. Also lots to do in Kenosha. They have a free dinosaur museum which was fun for the kids as well