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McCully Heritage Project

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· Kampsville, Illinois
940 acres
7 sites
1 Lodging
6 Tent
The McCully Heritage Project is a 940- acre environmental center located one mile south of Kampsville, Illinois in beautiful and remote Calhoun County.  We are a private non-profit left as the legacy of Howard and Eva McCully.
Activities
Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Natural features
Forest
Field
Wetlands
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Kampsville, Illinois, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Mc Cully H.Joined in January 2018
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189 ratings · 149 reviews
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Carmen N.recommends
January 17, 2023
McCully Heritage Project Levee
This is my favorite place to stay. Great property. Spotless bathrooms. Not crowded.
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Adam N.recommends
January 1, 2023
Site 4 - McCully Heritage Project
Neat place with several very clean campsites. Would highly recommend and will be back.
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Timothy C.recommends
January 1, 2023
Site 1 - McCully Heritage Project
New Year's Eve Camping
I stayed in the Levee site and had a wide beautiful view of the night sky, with two bodies of water to my sides. It was only me and one other camper in the whole place on NYE. My GPS took me straight to the parking lot of the spot, but note you'll lose service once you're near the area. Signage and instructions were easy. Bathrooms were only a short walk from the levee site, clean and well maintained. Plenty of firewood available (you get one bundle, and can purchase more). Communication from McCully was very fast and very helpful. I originally booked site 3 but they're not allowing drive-up to those locations- I was ready to cancel but McCully was able to offer car camping further in (through the gate). Very happy with the site I got. Seems like I got further into the nature. The next morning, across the road I went down to the wetlands and walked the bridges. An otter poked its head out of the ice with a fish in its mouth. Really enjoyed the place, very pretty. Go support the conservation effort!
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Clare M.recommends
December 18, 2022
McCully Heritage Project Levee
Loved our stay - it was easy to pull up set up our tent and crash for the night on our road trip. Wish it was warmer but gives us a reason to come back in summer months.
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Timothy J.recommends
October 31, 2022
McCully Heritage Project Levee
I would camp here every year.
This is an excellent place to camp. The area is beautiful and well maintained.
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Chad M.recommends
October 28, 2022
McCully Heritage Project Levee
Quiet and Peaceful
The McCully Heritage Project is a beautiful piece of property, quiet, and clean. I highly recommend this camping site.
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Robert C.recommends
October 22, 2022
McCully Heritage Project Levee
Will Come back
Amazing facilities, trails, and camping area on the Levee! Great option in the area. The hosts were extremely responsive and helpful with all of our needs and keeping us updated about a potential fire ban.
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Jennifer S.recommends
October 20, 2022
Site 3 - McCully Heritage Project
Land was beautiful, campsites were spread out and well kept. Bathrooms were clean and well stocked. Hope to come back soon!
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Kamil M.recommends
October 10, 2022
Site 4 - McCully Heritage Project
Tent locations were accessible with plenty of privacy! Bathrooms were nice and clean. Plenty of trails and wilderness to explore
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Clay G G.recommends
September 28, 2022
Site 3 - McCully Heritage Project
Directions were clear. We were only campers there. Bathrooms were clean. Thanks for the wagon to haul our gear. Idyllic!
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David C.recommends
September 25, 2022
Site 3 - McCully Heritage Project
Tent Camping
Exceeded my expectations, clean, well kept, private, beautiful landscape,.. I look forward in visiting again. Thank You!
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Chelsie H.recommends
September 18, 2022
Site 4 - McCully Heritage Project
Hidden gem!
Relatively remote but with awesome amenities, this place felt like such a hidden gem! Beautiful, well-spaced campsites make you feel like you’re the only campers on site (and you may be!) Our site was walk-in, but there was a cart to help us get gear to the site, which was exceptionally appreciated. The private bathroom/shower house surprised us! Each site gets a private bathroom and shower which was amazing. Potable water, bottled water, and extra firewood also available and easily accessible. Overall just a wonderful experience with many thoughtful touches and great directions. One note to campers: we didn’t get any cell service while here, but our service provider (Google Fi) doesn’t have great coverage, so others with better coverage may not run into that problem at all. We will definitely be camping here again!
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Robert K.recommends
September 13, 2022
Site 1 - McCully Heritage Project
tent camping site 1
Stayed at site 1. Had a great time. Felt private enough. you do have to pass through site 2 to get to site 1. Already booked another weekend of camping at Mccully. 5 stars
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Caspar R.recommends
September 6, 2022
Site 1 - McCully Heritage Project
Enjoyed the peace and quiet in the well kept grounds and facilities
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Lynn N.recommends
September 4, 2022
Site 2 - McCully Heritage Project
Camp site was great along with clean bathrooms.
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Mike H.recommends
August 28, 2022
Site 4 - McCully Heritage Project
Very quiet and relaxing place. I will be back, and recommend to friends. Bathrooms are super clean, a plus
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Isaiah T.recommends
August 22, 2022
Watkin's Place at McCully
Wonderful campsite
We loved how secluded the campsite was! It’s great being outdoors, but the cabin is perfect for taking a break and recharging. Our dogs had a blast being outside and hiking as well! Definitely recommending to people we know, and will be back sooner rather than later
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Stacy S.recommends
August 21, 2022
McCully Heritage Project Levee
Very nice quiet, peaceful place. Camping area well taken care of.
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Lisa B.recommends
August 21, 2022
McCully Heritage Project Levee
Nature everywhere
Beautiful and private. Very clean shower and bathroom
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Andrew N.recommends
August 15, 2022
McCully Heritage Project Levee
Beautiful space with lots of nice amenities. Very easy and responsive communication. Would happily stay again to enjoy a night out under the stars. Perfect for our 1-night stay to cook up a nice lil meal by the fire-pit and see some shooting stars in the clear sky.
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John L.recommends
August 14, 2022
Site 3 - McCully Heritage Project
I love this place. I Have been here numerous times. This was my first time camping It didn't disappoint sites are clean and well spaced. The shower/ Bathrooms are wonderful. I can't say enough about how great mccully's is.
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Dallas M.recommends
August 8, 2022
Site 4 - McCully Heritage Project
Camping
It was awesome! Great scenery and only 1 other family showed up. Only stayed one night but from what we did hike it was a fun experience. Super clean bathrooms with showers included so that was definitely a plus especially for a family. Bugs wasnt bad at all and our camp spot had a firepit with a grill attached. We very much enjoyed our stay and will be returning!
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Aaron P.recommends
July 31, 2022
McCully Heritage Project Levee
For nature lovers
I love camping in secluded areas. This place is well maintained but still very wild, fishing was great, my wife, daughter and dog had a lovely time. No campers, loud music or boats here. Clean bathrooms as well.
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Sallie T.recommends
July 25, 2022
Watkin's Place at McCully
I love everything about staying at this cabin, very peaceful and private. This was our second stay here and definitely won't be the last. The only thing I would change would be the mattresses
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Ann A.recommends
July 22, 2022
McCully Heritage Project Levee
The whole trip was amazing. It’s beautiful, private and the bathroom/showers were very nice. We would probably not book the Levvee sight because of no shade - but we knew going in that there wasn’t shade - we didn’t expect 90 degree weather. We actually were allowed to switch campsites with no charge. We are planning to return in the fall.
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Scott T.recommends
July 10, 2022
Watkin's Place at McCully
Family Camping Weekend For Seven
Great secluded spot for a family weekend. Good trails close by. Fire pit, charcoal grill, deck chairs, nice touches like assorted dvds, books, coffee pot, stove shower, etc. Plenty of room for tents (rooms with ac inside the cabin as well). We were seven in all and enjoyed the weekend (no cell service or wifi means you are forced to unplug!)
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Behzad M.recommends
June 27, 2022
Site 4 - McCully Heritage Project
What a perfect place for weekend camping. Will definitely visit again in the future.
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Daniel B.recommends
June 19, 2022
McCully Heritage Project Levee
Quiet and spread out primitive car camping sites with nice bathrooms and shower
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Amie D.recommends
June 12, 2022
Site 4 - McCully Heritage Project
We were the only family there on Friday night and it was awesome! Super quiet and you felt left alone. Two other groups showed up on Saturday but we didn’t hear them at all. The only downside was the bugs (which is nature so to be expected) so definitely bring spray. The hosts even texted to give us a heads up which was very appreciated. Great bathrooms. Overall a very family friendly place (playground, kids potty, step-stools in bathroom). We definitely plan to come back.
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Jenny M.recommends
June 5, 2022
Watkin's Place at McCully
High recommend
This place is the best!!! You bring the food and the dogs and they provide the rest! Such an amazingly, easy weekend getaway. The no-see'ems were bad this time, but a good smoky fire and thermacel did the trick. Highly recommend flea and tick collars even if your dogs are receiving regular treatment. The cabin is simple and very clean and functional. We were cozy with 4 adults and 5 dogs. #summerlovin
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