Hipcamp host Mc Cully H.,
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Campers can enjoy camping just below the levee from our pond site. There's plenty of space, a firepit with firewood, a nice open area, but unfortunately little shade. Our ponds are stocked with bluegill, bass and a few catfish. Please note the ponds are public, so access is not restricted to others fishing or walking trails between dawn & dusk. There is a gravel road back t


Campers can enjoy camping just below the levee from our pond site. There's plenty of space, a firepit with firewood, a nice open area, but unfortunately little shade. Our ponds are stocked with bluegill, bass and a few catfish. Please note the ponds are public, so access is not restricted to others fishing or walking trails between dawn & dusk. There is a gravel road back to the site, but no formal parking area. Restrooms and showers are located at our main site, about 0.15 miles (800 ft) from pond site.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
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  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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We have two farm ponds for fishing. The ponds are stocked with bluegill, bass and catfish.


Trail maps are available at kiosk at shower house. We have 940 acres with trails throughout.

Horseback riding

BYOH - bring your own horse. Riding is allowed on south side trails (830 acres).

Wildlife watching

Lots of great habitat and very remote, so you could see anything from warblers to bobcats!


Natural features you'll find at McCully Heritage Project Levee in Illinois.


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Hipcamper Emma

Authentic camping feel

Emma P.
recommends this listing.
July 27th, 2021

The camp was very beautiful. It was nice that the bathrooms were available a short walk away. The bathrooms were clean and spacious, so it’s easy to change in them, which was very nice. It was much appreciated that there is a wagon to help haul stuff to the campsite. Though it’s about 800 ft or so, it makes it a lot easier than carrying things by hand or on your back. Also, things were clearly signed and marked. They have bags of wood for the campers to take for a fire as well, and sawed tree stumps to sit on around the fire pit as well as a picnic table. The campsites were also nicely spaced apart.

This is definitely a site for those that like camping with their tents in a more wooded environment since you’re a bit away from the car, bathroom, and lights. It’s not so far that it is inconvenient, but it’s far enough so that you get a bit more of the authentic camping experience. It is definitely dark, so make sure you have a lantern or flashlight.

We enjoyed our stop over and would love to come back to check out the trails more as we stopped to camp in between destinations and did not get to spend enough time to check out the area properly. What we did see was very beautiful. Also, as we were leaving the campground, we saw that they had a class going in the pavilion on the other side of the property with a group of kids, which was nice to see.

Hipcamper Ella
Ella V.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2021

Beautiful property with tons of space in between sites, great stay. Definitely recommend.

Hipcamper Carmen
Carmen N.
recommends this listing.
May 31st, 2021

This is our new favorite campground. Beautiful property. Responsive and friendly host. Clean shower house. Convenient location. I love being in the tent at night listening to the frogs and birds of the pond.

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Hipcamper Alex

Wonderful place to unwind & unplug

Alex U.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2021

The McCully Heritage grounds and campsite was amazing. The levee site is a bit close to the larger pond site, but honestly it didnt bother us as at all. Noise didnt seem to bleed over much at all. All of us were incredibly happy with the decision. The surrounding area is beatuiful as well, though you may want to get your groceries and stuff before showing up to camp, as it's remote. We also cpuldnt get a cell phone signal at all, but that was a plus for our group. The shower house was very clean amd full of funny little signs. We'll definitely be back sometime this summer.

Hipcamper McCully
Response from McCully, the Host, on May 27th, 2021

So glad you enjoyed your stay. We are definitely tech-free, which like you said is a bonus! There is a local grocery store, a couple of local farm stands and a Dollar General & gas station to the south about 9 miles in Hardin if you forget anything or need emergency supplies.

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Hipcamper Haley

Camping couple w/dogs dream site!

Haley J.
recommends this listing.
May 16th, 2021

Holy cow! What a beautiful campsite. Trails to explore, easy directions to the place, and the bathrooms!! The bathrooms smell clean and fresh, and the shower was HOT when turned that way. They leave cleaning supplies in the restroom, and it’s so nice it’s easy to feel the need to pay it forward and do a quick wipe down after using the facility.
My partner and I, and our dogs, look forward to visiting again and again.

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Hipcamper Cole

Quaint, clean and relaxing

Cole J.
recommends this listing.
May 2nd, 2021

Staying at MHP is great. The facilities are awesome and access to trails is great. MHP offers a camping experience off the beaten path but with excellent camp sites. I was able to catch a few fish during my stay in their ponds as well as enjoy a scenic look out of the IL River from their south trail loop.

Hipcamper Carmen

Beautiful property.

Carmen N.
recommends this listing.
April 19th, 2021

Beautiful property. Well maintained. The campsites are nicely spaced out. We stayed on the levee and could not even see the sight next to us. The bathrooms are clean and large. We will be back.

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Hipcamper Ally

Beautiful, quiet campsite

Ally P.
recommends this listing.
October 26th, 2020

The McCully Levee site was perfect for a quiet weekend getaway. My two friends, dog, and I enjoyed the spot and all of its amenities. The walk around the pond is is absolutely beautiful! Free firewood and clean bathrooms (with showers) were so appreciated. There are also a few, adorable, friendly cats running around! I will note that the bathrooms and firewood are pretty far from the Levee site. This was absolutely no problem for us, but you might take it into consideration if camping with people who might not want to hike/drive to the bathroom. With such a low price, great amenities, and beautiful views, McCully Heritage Project can’t be beat!

Hipcamper Henry
Henry O.
recommends this listing.
October 21st, 2020

Great family farm that dates back to the early 1900's.
They have opened it up to the community to tour and use.
Awesome history.

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