Hipcamp host Neil S.,
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Property located on the Ohio River with grass fields and mature woodland areas with primitive campsites available. Sites also available with riverviews when river levels are down. Direct access to river for fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. Hiking available in back woods. Arrow head have been found beside the river and in creeks nearby. Plenty of driftwood all around

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Property located on the Ohio River with grass fields and mature woodland areas with primitive campsites available. Sites also available with riverviews when river levels are down. Direct access to river for fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. Hiking available in back woods. Arrow head have been found beside the river and in creeks nearby. Plenty of driftwood all around, come and find a unique piece! Less than 10 miles from: City of Metropolis - the home of Superman, Fort Massac State park, Harrah’s Casino and Mermet springs(scuba diving). 13 miles to Heron Pond Reserve or Cache River nature area. 20 miles to Paducah, Ky or the Shawnee National Forest. Wildlife seen on property: Deer, Bald Eagle, Beaver, Fox, Groundhog, Turkey, Coyote, Bobcat, Herons.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
6 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Bins available
No kitchen
No picnic table
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 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Neil a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Rental

Cook Stove. 2 burner. Per night

Propane provided. Pots, pans, utensils, etc. are NOT provided.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching

Wildlife seen on property: Deer, Bald Eagles, Beaver, Fox, Groundhog, Turkey, Coyote, Bobcat, Herons

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Riverside Primitive Camping in Illinois.

Lake

Small pond on the property. Not stocked.

Swimming hole

Swimming/wading in river permitted. Riverbottom is very soft mud. Current can be strong at times. SWIM/WADE AT OWN RISK.

Field
River, stream, or...

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Hipcamper Karmen
Karmen H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 20th, 2021

This was an absolutely beautiful property and Neil’s family was so warm and welcoming. We loved our spot under the huge cottonwood trees. The bathroom and shower were clean and worked well. This was such a nice spot to relax for a couple nights.

Hipcamper James

Perfect

James M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 16th, 2021

What a beautiful place to camp! We were only in for an overnight stay but it was perfect. Thank you so much, Neil!. Would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper William
William R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 8th, 2021

I came here on short notice but Neil got me right by the river where I wanted to be. It's quiet and peaceful, the only sounds are the barges and waves on the water. The sound of the barges passing by at night is almost soothing, I slept well. Definitely get the firewood, it burned a good flame for a long time.

Hipcamper Charlotte

Magical riverside stay

Charlotte P.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 8th, 2021

The spot was secluded and beautiful, and Neil and his family were very helpful, warm and welcoming. This camping spot was a highlight for our 12yo daughter, who loved exploring the magical woodland with the fireflies, and colorful summer flowers. We’ll definitely be stopping by next time we’re on route. Highly recommended.

Hipcamper Sara
Sara M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 6th, 2021

A beautiful and peaceful place to relax!

Hipcamper Jeff

Great place for a sunset!

Jeff N.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 4th, 2021

We liked it. What a unique place to spend a night. The barges on the river are a cross between eerie and super cool as they pass in the night.

Neil can hook you up with some great firewood, and the fire was a perfect backdrop for the evening.

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Hipcamper Haven
Haven H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 3rd, 2021

Fabulous host, beautiful property, would very much recommend. Thanks Neil!

Hipcamper JAMIE
Jamie B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 21st, 2021

I really enjoyed staying here. It was so peaceful and relaxing. The river wasn't up so we got to camp down by the river which was really nice. The bathroom was super clean, and it was so nice to take a hot shower with great water pressure. I am sure I will be back, because this is by far my favorite campground in the area.

Hipcamper Angie
Angie W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 1st, 2021

Neil was an excellent host and super friendly! He was very accommodating and communicative! We really appreciated how camp sites were dispersed as there was ample space between us and other campers. The location was perfect for juants to Paducah and Shawnee. I highly recommend Neil's place and we look forward to returning!

Property
Riverside camping
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$20/night
6 Sites