Hipcamp host Katie T.,
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Pitch your tent in the woods & grassy yard on Goose Creek on the North side of Ottawa, Illinois. 

We are close to Skydive Chicago, Starved Rock, Matthiessen, Buffalo Rock, Illini State Park, The Middle East Conflicts Wall.

Ottawa & the surrounding areas have music, beer, & wine festivals (Canceled due to Covid-19).  We sit at the confluence of the Fox and Illino

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Pitch your tent in the woods & grassy yard on Goose Creek on the North side of Ottawa, Illinois. 

We are close to Skydive Chicago, Starved Rock, Matthiessen, Buffalo Rock, Illini State Park, The Middle East Conflicts Wall.

Ottawa & the surrounding areas have music, beer, & wine festivals (Canceled due to Covid-19).  We sit at the confluence of the Fox and Illinois river. IL Rt 23 & Interstate 80 

This is not a camp ground. No water, power, bathrooms.  Bring a bucket & a garbage bag to hike out your waste.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Katie a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 1PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Hipcamper Kevin

Easy stay for starved rock visits

Kevin G.
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October 19th, 2021

Katie is an excellent host. Laid back, helpful & fun to talk with.

Goose creek is tucked away at the back of her long property. You can pitch a tent in the woodsy area surrounding the fire pit. There is limited room back there but it certainly feels secluded despite being a very short distance to the wide open yard (where we slept in our van). The trains are something to consider if that kinda thing disrupts your sleep. Didn't bother me but I sure heard them. The town of Ottawa is charming with plenty of places to eat & drink. Dockside Bar has a lovely riverside setting with huge patio & decent bar food. We also had a solid, friendly experience at Court Street Pub, with surprisingly good fare. Great place to watch a game too. If you're looking for an easy in & out place to explore the area, Goose Creek Lost Acre is a nice convenient option.

Hipcamper Olivia
Olivia W.
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September 14th, 2021

Katie greeted us and showed us right where to go! Very communicative and easy location to find. Nice and secluded area.
Thanks!

Hipcamper Jack
Jack B.
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September 8th, 2021

Great stay overall. Plenty of room, and Katie was a very communicative host. There was some train noise at night, but that didn't really bother anyone in our group. Would stay there again!

Hipcamper Roger

Beautiful campsite/gracious host

Roger B.
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August 16th, 2021

Beautiful campsite and a gracious host. Katie met us at the agreed upon time and gave us privacy. We were able to fit a 5 person tent on the spot with no problem. Looking forward to going back!

Hipcamper Diana

Our new favorite near starved rock

Diana A.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2021

Katie is a wonderful host. Her land is beautiful, we will be back! Thank you!

Hipcamper Taylor

Great private spot by the creek

Taylor B.
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June 7th, 2021

This was a cute little weekend getaway for us. The camp site was great for seclusion and had a small table and fire pit and space for our tent. The best part was the creek below us that we could hear at night. We played football and frisbee in the big lawn outside of the camp site and went into the creek to cool off. A few things to note: watch out for the wood stumps poking out of the ground. Also a train runs by the camp site a few times where it may wake you but it’s brief. We hung our hammock by the creek and made s’mores and had a great time. Katie was great. She showed us the site and was very friendly. We would come back!

Hipcamper Katie
Response from Katie, the Host, on June 8th, 2021

Thank you for staying with us. It was fun to meet you.

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Hipcamper Jacob

Exactly what i’m looking for

Jacob H.
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May 16th, 2021

I love going to state parks and other camping places but it was so great to go somewhere no one would walk by and make my dog bark! Loved the sound of the creek and the natural looking fire pit. Had a great time I’ll be here once a month from now on! Thank you for sharing your land with us!

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Hipcamper Lacey

A great site for families

Lacey C.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2021

It was so nice to play in the woods and splash in the creek without the crowds of Starved Rock Campground! Katie was a wonderful host and gave us a quick tour of the property. Our campfire in the woods was nice. The only sound we heard (other than wildlife) was the train, which did not bother us. The bluebells and other wildflowers are beautiful right now. Highly recommended for families! I recommend bringing a small portable potty for kids and a small folding table for food prep.

Hipcamper Mashuska
Mashuska M.
recommends this listing.
November 9th, 2020

We made a last minute decision to go hiking in the nearby state parks and Katie's land offered the privacy and convenience we needed. On our day arrival, Katie was so patient and understanding with us when we had to change our eta at least 3 times. We appreciated the warm welcome and highly recommend this place as an alternative to any nearby campgrounds.

Hipcamper Katie
Response from Katie, the Host, on November 10th, 2020

It was a pleasure to meet you. You are welcome to return. Let me know if you have any questions about the area.

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Property
East Woods on the IL River
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$40/night
1 Site