Hipcamp host Johnny V.,
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Come enjoy primitive camping while you commune with nature and hunt geodes and fossils in the famous Keokuk Geode region. Property is within close proximity to Nauvoo, Illinois and within a very short distance to the Mississippi River. The camping area is level ground and surrounded by trees. The property has a hillside geode mine on it and there is a creek running thr

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Come enjoy primitive camping while you commune with nature and hunt geodes and fossils in the famous Keokuk Geode region. Property is within close proximity to Nauvoo, Illinois and within a very short distance to the Mississippi River. The camping area is level ground and surrounded by trees. The property has a hillside geode mine on it and there is a creek running through it that has a lot of geodes in it.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
2 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 15ft
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Johnny a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Fishing
Hiking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at beautiful view of railroad creek in Illinois.

River, stream, or...

Places to see near Johnny V.’s Land

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Hipcamper Sarah

A perfect getaway!

Sarah H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 10th, 2021

This is the most beautiful and secluded little campground! We had plenty of time to mine for geodes, play in the creek, and explore with our toddler. It was super quiet and we only ran into a couple other people walking down the creek the whole time! Johnny is super nice, friendly, and keeps things very well maintained! He had firewood ready for us when we arrived, which was perfect!
Don’t miss out on staying here! It’s a gem!

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Hipcamper Johnny
Response from Johnny, the Host, on May 14th, 2021

Thank you for the nice review. I enjoyed having you guys come! We hope you'll be back!

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Hipcamper Brandon

Amazing property and owner

Brandon G.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 9th, 2021

The campground was amazing. Kind of a strange place in that it totally felt like being in the middle of the woods but it’s right in town. Juxtaposed to the creek you’d never know. There are ample geodes to collect to either take with you or break open on spot (there’s even a concrete pad at the campsite). The price was super reasonable given that there are only 3 campsites on the whole enclosed property. The owner Johnny was super friendly and forgiving with arrival and departure times (we didn’t end up getting in until ~2:30 AM on our arrival day and left ~7:00 in our departure day). Had my son with us and noticing that (after introducing himself that first afternoon), he spent about a half a day turning over the trailings in the mine portion of the property so that my son would be able to find some fresh geodes easily. He even set a few aside for us. Couldn’t have asked for a better property, host, location or ease of access regarding geode availability and hunting opportunities. We all had a fantastic time and (if we weren’t too disruptive), look forward to coming back on a hopefully yearly basis. Thanks again and best of luck to Mr. Vickers for an unforgettable experience.

Hipcamper Johnny
Response from Johnny, the Host, on June 18th, 2021

Thank you for the nice review. I love to share my property and look forward to seeing you next year

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Property
Johnny V.’s Land
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$14/night
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