Hipcamp host Brady M.,
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Horseshoe Bend is secluded Central Illinois destination. The campground lone sits on three hardwood shaded acres on a 1/4 mile privately gated lane. Total privacy sitting on bluff over Panther Creek. (Note: we are 45 minutes south of Starved Rock State Park, simple easy drive)

The campground base is 30'x40' gravel floored covered shelter with a solid back and low side

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Horseshoe Bend is secluded Central Illinois destination. The campground lone sits on three hardwood shaded acres on a 1/4 mile privately gated lane. Total privacy sitting on bluff over Panther Creek. (Note: we are 45 minutes south of Starved Rock State Park, simple easy drive)

The campground base is 30'x40' gravel floored covered shelter with a solid back and low side walls on two sides. It is served by a 100 amp, 120 volt service. THREE 30 amp RV hook ups are located remotely , with three other 120v outlets located on the perimeters. The communal fire ring and pit toilet are located at this location if you choose to use it. Other designated fire spots are available.

The campground is base for the trail heads that lead to 90 acres of woods including the West Branch of the Panther Creek. Hike, bike, wade, fish at your leisure.

Groups can easily camp here as there is plenty of room for camping and parking.

NOTE: THERE ARE (4) SITES AVAILABLE. IF YOU WANT A PRIVATE CAMP OR GROUP CAMP, YOU NEED TO BOOK ALL FOUR SITES.

RV spots should be limited to 24' and less. Class A motor homes may have difficulty with lane and lower tree limbs.

Tent camping is ABOSULTELY welcome.

No hunting, ATV's, motorcycles, golf carts allowed.

NOTE: THIS IS A RURAL PROPERTY. THERE ARE FARM ANIMALS (HOGS AND CATTLE) ON NEARBY  PROPERTIES THAT MAKE NOISE AND CAN SMELL LIKE LIVESTOCK. WHILE NOT ALL THE TIME, IT DOES  OCCUR IN THE COUNTRY.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers, RVs
4 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Camping vehicle details
Electrical hookup available
Generators allowed
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Back-in site
Max length 34ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Brady a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 4PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Horseshoe Bend in Illinois.

Forest
River, stream, or...

Places to see near Horseshoe Bend

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Hipcamper Sean
Sean K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 8th, 2021

Horseshoe Bend was great! We stayed here with our three kids and had a great time. It is very beautiful and has some nice trails to walk and explore. Our kids loved hiking down to the creek and playing in the water.

Hipcamper Tyler

Perfect secluded campsite!!

Tyler R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 6th, 2021

Our favorite hipcamp site yet!! Thank you Brady for sharing your space…….it’s beautiful, private and huge! We relaxed, hiked, fished……..the perfect spot! Brady was a fantastic host, he checked in daily to make sure we had everything we needed including free firewood! We will be back and would totally recommend this spot!

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Hipcamper Michael

Wonderful stay in the woods

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

Beautiful, wooded spacious campsites. Nice accommodations with a friendly/helpful host. Easy access to trails and creek fishing with a wide variety of fish species. Wood was available which was a huge plus! No complaints from me whatsoever. Had a great time!

Hipcamper Margo

Good spot, helpful host

Margo J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 2nd, 2021

Horseshoe bend is a big campsite with a stage and an overhang shelter. The portapotty was impeccably clean and there was extra for by the fire pit. Brady is exceptionally friendly and even helped us build a fire!

Hipcamper Andrew

Perfect, beautiful, secluded spot!

Andrew R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 17th, 2021

Beautiful, secluded camp spot. Brady provided plenty of wood and was a fantastic host.

Dispersed spots, good spacing, multiple power boxes, clean porta potty, natural beauty, what else could you need?

Hipcamper Troy
Troy G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 15th, 2021

Private place tucked back in the woods with lot’s of old growth trees. You do not feel like you’re in central illinois.

Hipcamper David
David C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 9th, 2021

Horseshoe bend is a very cool, unique camping spot. Very private spot to just relax and unwind or the location of your next family reunion! I look forward to getting a larger group together to revisit. I definitely would recommend this place. Thanks Brady!

Hipcamper Octavio

A treasure in illinois

Octavio R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 3rd, 2021

My family has stayed at Brady's place twice this year. Brady keeps his property so clean, and well maintained. We love the fact that we are far from the road and creek as we do have little children. The bathrooms have always been very clean for us to use even though they are porta-potties. We love the fact that Brady keeps his trails clean, short, and wide for our family to explore. Brady made sure we had plenty of firewood for our trip. We love being able to have electricity available for our pop-up camper. We have wonderful shade during the day and at night there are some spots that are available for some beautiful star gazing. The only downside is no running water available but we bring about 2-3, 6-gallon canteens for washing up and hardly ever go through all the water.

Hipcamper Rich

Hidden gem

Rich C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 4th, 2021

Horseshoe bend is awesome. Super quiet and secluded with a very friendly and accommodating host. Very flexible on where to setup and tons of property to explore. Just beautiful!

Awards

Best in 2021 Illinois
Finalist
Best of 2019 Illinois
6th place
Property
Horseshoe Bend
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$30/night
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