Scott M.
Normal, IL
Joined July 2018
Trees trees trees!

Stayed a night and wished it was longer. We did a stop over and slept in our hammocks so it was perfect for us as there were lots of trees. Small little campground but sites were nice and cozy. Lots of very nice people here!

Sunsets are worth it!

We stayed here two nights and traveled around the area. It was located near the things we wanted so we wouldn’t have normally stopped, but glad we did both nights as the sunset was for sure worth it. Sites were pretty sunny so glad we had our sun shade along with us.

Good things come in small packages!

It’s small, primative, but worth the stop. Did a quick stopover here as we were traveling through. So peaceful and beautiful. Would highly recommend it for sure!

Great little family hike

We chose to hike here on a day where there might be rain…turned out to be the perfect decision as we killed 3 hrs just walking around mostly covered trails. Only one steep hill to climb and it wasn’t bad at all. The views and rock formations were pretty amazing! We will certainly be back for this half day adventure.

A little gem in the middle of it all

We enjoyed our day here. We hiked over 20 miles so not the whole trail. The staff were amazing! Say some big snapper turtles, falcons, loads of birds. We stopped to read the information signs along the way about the locks. We also stopped at some of the farms. On our way back we stopped for a bite in peninsula. It had a huge selection of beer which was nice. Great day in the bike trail. I’d recommend doing it during the week as it is packed on the weekend.

Perfect with a large P!

Showed up and wasn’t sure to expect but wow! We had a water view site and it’s perfect! We were at site 58. It was long and skinny so our camper near the road and the fire was 20 yards away. It was a perfect site for us. Some trees provides privacy between sites but also some sites were perfect for groups. Facilities were ideal and very well kept! The lake is busy and very peaceful at the same time. Beach was full so just know you won’t have it to yourself. Great campground!

Little cramped but ideal.

Facilities and staff were amazing for us. Sites are certainly cramped together so best choose wisely if you don’t want to be invited to dinner by your neighbors. Location is nice with kayaking, hiking, fishing, biking and relaxing all very close by. The beach was very popular with the camp ground crowd. We had a great time and would be happy to come back.

Super peaceful!

We moved here after a night on the other side of the reservoir. This side doesn’t have the family hustle and bustle, but instead it has some more open spaces so stars can be seen easier and a little quieter clientele. We really enjoyed this side off the reservoir. Less public spaces in the shoreline but had some great sites. Site 6 and 7 were the best waterfront. Showers were clean and well kept. Camp hosts were the best we have come across! Go into Kane and discover the small town for a few hours.

Busy family friendly and large group camps sites.

This was a nice retreat on the reservoir. We stayed for one night and enjoyed our stay. The beach is awesome and the facilities were good. Vicki our host was great with suggestions. This side of the reservoir is louder and busier than the other side, but still enjoyable.

Massive with great views no matter where you sleep.

Lots of sites to choose from. The 100s and 300s have no electricity. Sites are nice and mostly open but you can find shaded sites no matter what. You will converse with neighbors, as you should when camping, so it is nice to find this place. Waterfront is amazing and those with the sites have it perfect, but don’t fret if you were not one of the lucky ones as there is a massive field to get too view Toronto. Showers were clean and friendly. We found the showers in the 300s to be empty almost every time we went to them since they are off the beaten path a bit.

Beat Primative Campground

We experienced a strong thunderstorm while we were at the campground but because of how well the canopy is above the sites we stayed with a fire the whole time. Some sites have a lot of privacy and some have a little less. This would be a great place to have a few groups go together as little pathways between sites would be nice. We did some hiking and it was enjoyable for us as there were some nice views and we didn’t run into too many people. This campground is a bit away from Turkey Run. It was nice to be in a primitive campground as people actually got out and talked to one another.

Nice retreat!

Nice place! Good balance of shade and no shade spots. Don’t fee as though you are on top of everyone and even the generators won’t be too loud tonight. Little buggy and gotta watch for ticks, but this is camping and you are in nature.

Amazon Location and People

Campground located next to the park and ride shuttle station which was a huge plus. while there are no electric hookups the “comfort station” has running water and flush toilets. they do nightly programs for people of all ages and the rangers were awesome to work with. Its an awesome location in the park and has plenty of sItes fo choose from with 150 different sits.

Perfectly perfect!

No electric or flush toilets but that didn’t matter. The campground is located about 8 miles from the main road and a short distance from Monarch Lake. It takes about 20-30 minutes to get into downtown so it’s peaceful out in the campground. water is close and easy to pull off the side of the road and walk down to secluded beaches. Lots of critters and even saw some moose here. Sites here vary from shade to none; close to water and away; tent and space for a big event. Its a great spot for families as you have plenty to do even if you just want to walk. We saw several families out for bike rides as the road within the campground isn’t that busy.

Beautiful Views

We ended up staying even though we were in the wrong location. The gal at the check in was amazing…she warned us of the snake and hawk that have been spotted around. She was super helpful. Just know the camp group has a lot of dust and dirt and not much shade but you trade that for the reservoir and the views. It is a bit difficult to get too and expect some gravel, but the drive is amazing no matter what direction you come in on.

Massive Campground with Plenty to Choose from

If you can't find a campground you need to not be camping. There are options ranging from Tent to Yurts. It really is a diverse place. Lots of big rigs with big boats at this place. The sites range from no electricity (which made it a bit louder with generators going at night) to 50 amp. Little dusty in places. We stayed in Sandy Beach and had a great view of the water which was perfect at sunset, but we also had the trains near as well. The campground didn't have flush toilets which is why most have their big rigs to use. The town itself doesn't offer too much and it looked as though most people were there to boat.

Hosts were amazing!

First, the hosts were great. They came down and chatted with us about our Teardrop and then also shared their story of their campers. They suggested a couple places to visit. This is a campground that is made for 5th wheels and big RVs so they made us feel comfortable with our TD. The location can't be beat. We did Rushmore, CrazyHorse, Custer Park, Black Elk Peak, Wind Cave National park and some just piddling. It is right across the street from the lake. There may be better places, but this was perfectly located.

You'll be treated with a smile and have all your answers given!

This campground is busy because of its location to the Badlands National Park…so expect people. They offer a lot here…Full hookups with water and cable tv. They do have wifi but with so many people you probably should not count on it. They have cooks who will make you food and it is good. The people who checked us in were great and very helpful with everything!