Hipcamp host Anthony B.,
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7 acre lake along interstate with a total of approximately 13 acres to camp on. Lake is used to jet ski, canoe, and kayak on. Your are welcome to have a small fire as long as it is not a fire hazard or fall when nearby crops are dry.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
Generators allowed
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Pull-in site
Max length 45ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Anthony a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.



Natural features you'll find at Bollman Lake in Illinois.


Life jackets must be worn at all times while in the water. No exceptions!

Swimming hole

Life jackets must be worn at all times while in the water. No exceptions!

Places to see near Bollman Lake

8 Reviews

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Hipcamper Lil
Lil M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 6th, 2021

It was a nice place to camp for the night. We were passing through the area and wanted to camp here instead of a campground. Even though the site was next to the highway and the train tracks were nearby, the road and train noise wasn't bad and honestly, I prefer it to the generators in a campground. The lake was pretty, and there's a few fish in the lake. Anthony was easy to communicate with, answered all my questions.

Site next to the lake.Our rig in front. Another camper in the background. Didn't see nor hear this person at all.Highway in background but otherwise, quiet.Sunrise over the lake.
Hipcamper Gunnar
Gunnar L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 29th, 2021

Had a great time relaxing by the lake. Would love to come back sometime. Thank you for the hospitality!

Hipcamper Erik

A little isolated, peaceful gem

Erik W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 26th, 2021

This was a lovely, isolated, tranquil little gem. We were the only folks there. A beautiful view of the little lake and farmland/ natural prarie. Pleanty of trees. Picnic table. Fire pit. Outhouse. Then on top of it, a small collection of watercraft toys! We paddleboated the first night and kayaked the next morning. I also noticed how much care Anthony clearly takes into treating the water. I know that's not easy in a small, stagnate body and it was beautiful.

Cons- it is right by a 2-lane highway, but you really don't notice (except the 2 times I dropped my shorts for a quick swim trunks switch, and then I was like...hey folks) . Our backs were to the road, looking at the water, the whole time.
He mentioned life jackets worn was a must (I can see why- you're isolated, it's deep, lots of vines). I thought they'd be provided, but it was a 10 minute drive to Walmart, $7.99 buy well worth it. They'd be too gross to want to wear if he kept them there.
I'd recommend some signal at the drive enterence (doesn't have to be a sign, a scarecrow, a red bungee on the fence- makes me feel more confident having something like that to look out for). But didn't have any trouble following the directions and finding it.
Would definitely go back. Great deal. Thanks Anthony!

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Hipcamper Greyson
Greyson H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 31st, 2021

Great little spot to enjoy some time outdoors with a private lake.

Hipcamper Joe
Joe Z.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 26th, 2021

Had alot of fun was pretty much just like the pictures. Would come back for sure

Hipcamper Taylor B.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 18th, 2021
Hipcamper Tina C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 13th, 2021
Hipcamper Matt R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 1st, 2021
Bollman Lake
United States
2 Sites