Campers can enjoy camping near the water of our 1.5 acre fishing pond. The site is ideal for families or group campouts. There's plenty of space, a firepit with firewood, a picnic table and a gazebo. 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 & d
Campers can enjoy camping near the water of our 1.5 acre fishing pond. The site is ideal for families or group campouts. There's plenty of space, a firepit with firewood, a picnic table and a gazebo. 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 pond, but no formal parking area. Restrooms and showers are located at our main site, about 0.15 miles (800 ft) from pond site.
- 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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Trail maps are available at kiosk at shower house. We have 940 acres with trails throughout.
BYOH - bring your own horse. Riding is allowed on south side trails (830 acres).
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 pond site in Illinois.
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Great place to stay! Secluded, plenty of room for our group, clean, great fishing wasn't even trying to really catch fish and got a few nice bass just casting out a couple times. Only draw back was cell service but it was a great place for what we needed it for. All 9 other guys i was with were all very impressed as well. Glad we found this place will be coming back soon.
Come stay here, it's great.
My partner and I booked the pond site over the first weekend in May to come down and camp. We had a wonderful time and I wanted to list some things I really liked, and some things we noticed that would help out the camping experience.
Things I liked:
The sites are incredibly well maintained.
The land the property is located on is beautiful
We saw an incredible amount of wildlife (so many eagles)
The hiking on the south side of the property is really nice
The beaver dam is really cool
The bathrooms are incredibly clean.
Things I'd Change/Add:
Signage that all the water is potable would ease some confusion that we had as to where we go for water
The sign for the pond site looks like it points to the left when it actually is directing you straight.
All in all I will absolutely be staying here again if I come to camp in soill again. Thanks to everyone working here for providing such a great place to come sta.
Our family of 4 (included kids 15 and 11) enjoyed this wonderful escape to the McCully Heritage Project. We were looking for a get away where we could enjoy some hiking, fishing and camping. We appreciated the fact that because of the limited campsites, it was not crowded. The north trail was marked well. Bathroom/shower was very clean as well as the campsite (we reserved the pond site).
The area is full of discoveries and observations of nature: kids tried persimmons off of a few persimmon trees at the edge of the pond, observed the flight of a hawk up close, was "introduced" to these large acorns that came from a Burr Oak tree, glow worms (we think) on the ground in the evening...a truly great time for all of us (and the weather was great too!).
Side note- we traveled from St.Louis via the Golden Eagle Ferry which is a fun way for the kids to see the Mississippi River!
Hosts were super helpful and accommodating in every way possible. The pond site is very remote, in the morning we saw one other family walk by on a hike but otherwise didn’t see anyone. The fire wood was super dry, so it made dad look like a campfire pro.
Make sure to bring lots of bug spray, you are by a pond. Finally you won’t believe how many different types of frogs there are there. At night it sounded like there were 20 different frog calls.
Finally there were roughly 6000 lightning bugs over the pond, which was awesome to see at night with all the stars.