September 8, 2019 - reviewed by JTC
Quiet Alternative To Starved Rock
We wanted to take a last minute trip to Starved Rock but they had no trailer sites available. Illini State Park is about 30 minutes away with none of the crowd we saw at Starved Rock. Sites are well spaced but there's no cover between them. This wasn't an issue on our trip as campers that weekend were by and large quiet and considerate. We noted that there were an abundance of tent sites, mostly unused.
We stayed in the Great Falls loop. The bathrooms for this loop were adequate and clean. No problems with the electric or fill station. Lower numbered sites all have river views. Barge traffic was light but I think that's because of the high river level and ACOE work on the locks. Our neighbors told us at the same time last year they were woken up nightly by barges blowing their horns. There are train tracks across the river, and when a train is going through you'll hear that as well, but overall a relaxing place to stay.
May 17, 2019 - reviewed by Nat W
Nice Park For Weekend Getaway
We stayed here for a long weekend to getaway from the Chicago suburbs. Was very nice. Quiet and well kept. We were very close to the bathrooms, which were cleaned daily. Cell signal was decent, two to three bars with at&t. My only complaint is that the White Tail river loop is the only part of the campgrounds that are worth staying in. The rest, especially the non electric sites, need some serious tlc.
April 25, 2018 - reviewed by Patrick
Great place, very good value, nice people. I only had one night on my way back to Colorado from Michigan but wish I could have stayed several nights.
July 4, 2017 - reviewed by Bob Duke
Great place for camping and watching barges.
August 13, 2016 - reviewed by John
Good State Park
Lower site number are river facing. Locks only about 3 miles away, good trip to watch the process. Will come back.
May 31, 2016 - reviewed by Mr Focker
Campground is right on the river. Lots of barge traffic which is fun to watch. However, bring your own water. The water here smells like sulfur.