Hipcamp host Dan G.,
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We offer a beautiful setting in the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge with canoeing and kayaking on 1200 acre Little Grassy lake, hiking, hiking, basketball court, frisbee golf course, arts & crafts, campfires, and more! Zip lining, horseback riding, rock climbing available only 20 minutes off site. The yurt has 4 bunk beds with very comfortable tempurpedic mattresses. G

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We offer a beautiful setting in the Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge with canoeing and kayaking on 1200 acre Little Grassy lake, hiking, hiking, basketball court, frisbee golf course, arts & crafts, campfires, and more! Zip lining, horseback riding, rock climbing available only 20 minutes off site. The yurt has 4 bunk beds with very comfortable tempurpedic mattresses. Guests should bring their own bedding and food that they can cook in the yurt village on bbq pit and propane stove. 

Lodging provided
Yurt
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Dan a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 33%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

Beautiful trails on site and many near by state park options off site

Horseback riding

Horseback riding is available at Giant City stables, 15 minutes down the road

Climbing

Tree climbing available with advanced reservation and at extra cost

Swimming

All guests must wear lifejackets at all times. Lifejackets are provided.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Camp Manitowa - Cedar Point Yurt #1 in Illinois.

Beach
Forest
Lake
Field
Driveway

15 Reviews

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Hipcamper Dacia
Dacia L.
recommends this listing.
April 20th, 2021

This stay was the highlight to my trip in southern Illinois. The camp was quiet, very clean and oh so beautiful (the dogwoods were in full bloom). The host was awesome and super helpful and friendly. Im definitely coming back.

Hipcamper DJ

Lovely stay in america's heartland

Dj F.
recommends this listing.
September 30th, 2020

Dan was great about staying in communication and being flexible about our arrival. Really great spot for family camping.

Hipcamper Danna
Danna L.
recommends this listing.
September 28th, 2020

We had a wonderful time exploring the grounds, kayaking, paddle boarding, and swimming. My daughters spent an afternoon swimming and jumping off the lily pad. It was uncrowded and relaxed. Site manager, Chad, was very helpful and the people we met were friendly. The yurt was roomy, clean and comfortable. Can't wait to come back

Hipcamper Holly

Leave your worries at home...

Holly G.
recommends this listing.
September 14th, 2020

This place is awesome. We wanted peace, quiet and a more alternative camping experience and we got it. It was like having a huge campground all to ourselves, apart from the few other familes who were staying there and who were all extremely nice and thoughtful. This is the exact experience I've been looking for during this entire Covid summer- space to run, play, rest, and just not worry. The lakefront is ideal. Having full access to kayaks, canoes and stand up paddle boards made our experience so special and memorable. My 7 year old learned to SUP in one afternoon and she'll be talking about it for months to come. Already planning our next visit!

Camp Manitowa - Cedar Point Yurt #1
Hipcamper Traci

What a gem!

Traci B.
recommends this listing.
September 13th, 2020

What a wonderful place to find, especially at this time! Plenty of open space and privacy, clean and comfortable yurts, grill and fireplace under the roof of pavilion with picnics tables made cooking easy and the nice beach and plethora of kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards made for so much fun!
This is a gem and I'm so glad we found it! Best part was that it is dog friendly and everyone there had dogs off-leash, happy as could be. We'll be back for sure!

Hipcamper Stephanie
Stephanie M.
recommends this listing.
September 2nd, 2020

The campground was beautiful and quiet. The beach was perfect! The water was warm and very clean. We had an amazing time using the kayaked and paddle boards. The beds in the yurt were very comfortable.

Hipcamper Sarah

Great way to take a break

Sarah K.
recommends this listing.
August 29th, 2020

Great break from the world, phones worked but limited charging and no video games so grandkids enjoyed the outdoors and the lake was awesome

Hipcamper Sarah

Rustic rejuvenation

Sarah K.
recommends this listing.
August 26th, 2020

It was a great get away with the grandkids, it allowed freedom from the world for awhile, host was responsive to our needs.

Hipcamper Amy

Beautiful and peaceful

Amy M.
recommends this listing.
August 20th, 2020

Serene and absolutely gorgeous. I stayed in the yurt with my two kids and had a wonderful experience at this campsite. Hosts were friendly and helpful. The lake and beach are amazing! We enjoyed the available boats and SUP boards. We also explored the trails to the Cascades which was fun and a tolerable distance for my kids who are not into hiking.

The two yurts on site are hidden gems in the forest. There is a shower house with flushing toilets up the path (next to the camp's road) and an outhouse closer to the site. Ask about on-site water availability. Hosts gave us a charged power box (many USB ports) and a light for the yurt, which was nice to have.
I love this place and look forward to going again.

Property
Camp in beautiful Southern IL
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$80/night
1 Site

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