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
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.
- 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
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at beautiful view of railroad creek in Illinois.
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A perfect getaway!
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!
Amazing property and owner
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.