Pitch your tent on 25 acres of the East Woods on Rainbow Pond, within driving distance to 4 state parks (Illini, Buffalo Rock, Starved Rock, Mathieson State Park). Located on the banks of the Illinois River in near (East) Ottawa, IL There is a shallow(Rainbow) Pond that covers about an acre of land. The pond is frequented by deer, ducks, turkey, blue heron, and many other
Pitch your tent on 25 acres of the East Woods on Rainbow Pond, within driving distance to 4 state parks (Illini, Buffalo Rock, Starved Rock, Mathieson State Park). Located on the banks of the Illinois River in near (East) Ottawa, IL There is a shallow(Rainbow) Pond that covers about an acre of land. The pond is frequented by deer, ducks, turkey, blue heron, and many other types of wild life (hunting is NOT allowed). Just down the lane is Dockside Bar & Grill where you can catch some music or dinner. Ottawa has many places in town (Within 2-3 miles) to eat, drink, enjoy live entertainment & shopping. Ottawa, IL is located 80 miles S/W of Chicago. We are about 3 miles from Skydive Chicago. This location is in town & there are noises from barges, trains, and neighbors. They do not bother most people, but the location while isolated is close to amenities that may bother some people. We are not a camp ground. This is rustic camping. No power, no water, bring bucket & bag to take out your waste please.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
- Response time: Within an hour
- Response rate: 100%
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This camp site is within a mile of the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Bike and Hiking path,
Boats can be launched at one of Ottawa, Illinois free boat launches. We do not have a dock.
Illinois Fishing license is required.
There is 25 acres of woods. Paths are not marked. You are within a half mile of the Illinois and Michigan Canal National Her...Read more
You can canoe or raft in Rainbow pond. The water is generally shallow with a mud bottom.
Rainbow pond is shallow with a mud bottom. The Illinois River is South down a cleared path. The river has a swift current. P...Read more
Natural features you'll find at Ottawa IL East Woods / Rainbow Pond in Illinois.
River, stream, or creek
The Illinois River has a swift current. Only experienced swimmers should enter the water.
Rainbow Pond is a shallow mud bottom pond. Always swim with caution. Children should always be supervised.
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A great property and host for our stay. Katie was easy to work with, very communicative, and has kept her land well maintained.
There are multiple camp sites but she maintains 1 group per evening.
I had my 2 young sons with me and it was perfect for little ones (there is 2 sites of water pending their age). Lots of places to roam and explore without getting lost.
Bar had live music but the noise wasn’t bad and ended fairly early.
Definitely recommend Katie and this property.
This is my third time camping there Katie was very accommodating and very helpful the property was amazing beautiful view clean well-kept easy access very peaceful I had a wonderful time as I always do when I go there
Katie was a great host. The site was terrific. We saw so much wildlife sitting there, the resident blue heron, turkey buzzards, banded king fishers and the hundreds of birds migrating to their winter homes. It's also a short hop into town to access the IM Trail and to stock up on anything. Highly recommended for a quick getaway.
Secluded space for wildlife views
This was the second time we stayed at one of Katie's properties. She is an excellent host with great knowledge of the area. We loved the site and the beautiful pond that was lush with wildlife. (We saw deer, fish, frogs, turtles, and a snake--my kids loved it.) There were fun hiking trails with a small beach at the river. There's a great restaurant a short walk away. The only issues were the poison ivy and the random ATVs riding by our campsite.