We have 5 private campsites in thickly wooded area and 2 drive in sites. There's a stocked 2 acre pond to fish, or sun yourself on the floating dock. East fork of Kaskaskia river runs through the property also. You can walk on the trails (some easy, some challenging)for hours or find a peaceful place to sit on hand made benches and enjoy the view. The abundance of rare plan
We have 5 private campsites in thickly wooded area and 2 drive in sites. There's a stocked 2 acre pond to fish, or sun yourself on the floating dock. East fork of Kaskaskia river runs through the property also. You can walk on the trails (some easy, some challenging)for hours or find a peaceful place to sit on hand made benches and enjoy the view. The abundance of rare plant and mushroom species is diverse as is the animal life. Nearby site of interest would be Forbes Park. You can bike in the surrounding area with winding roads up and down through fields and woods. We also hold events here and offer full facility rental if desired. Sites #6 and #7 are drive-in, sites #1 - #5 are hike in only (10-15 mins) --we haul your gear to and from site via atv. All the sites are around 20-30yds apart and cannot be seen from other sites. Each site is roomy and can fit multiple tents. We start you out with a free bundle of wood and a full tiki torch. We also have some items for sale(bug spray, cold waters, ice-cream, and seasonally some produce). You can combine your camping with some of our events like wild edible and medicinal plant identification and uses. Or mushroom foraging and identification. The beautiful thing about here is you can camp privately in the woods, not packed into a field/parking lot area. Come and enjoy some nature with us!
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 11AM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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This was the best camping experience I have ever had. The actual camping spot was perfect. Part of it was canopied by the the trees so besides the great view, it gave us the right amount of sun and helped shield us from some rain. The perfect place for adults, kids and even dogs. They have fishing with a doc and in the same area , you can get the most wonderful view of the stars and the Milky Way . There’s plenty of hiking that can be done whether you choose to go by the river or stay in the forest. Camp sites are easily accessible and William is a great host. He knows so much about the land and was great with checking in as well.
Great secluded location. Great trails. Great fishing. It was just us and one other group. Robert has an ATV to pack all your gear to your campsite. Then we set up camp and had fun. This is a great camp place if you like to tent camp at a spot away from civilization. No camper hookups, no electrical outlets. Just you and nature. This is the way we love to camp.
Great camping sites!
Very easy to find in the dark and a great place to stay! We were so thankful for the included bundle of firewood. Robert was very nice and had the site ready for us when we arrived. The stars were incredible! Wish we could have stayed longer!
We so enjoyed our weekend camping with our five kids! Robert went above and beyond to be welcoming and helpful. The land is beautiful, pond is well stocked (we caught seven fish, three large enough to eat), and the campsites (especially the hike in ones) are so serene and private. The only downside was the abundance of ticks (we picked off at least 50 all together between the 7 of us). Be sure to bring high powered tick repellant and do tick checks a couple times a day and especially before bed. Duct tape wrapped sticky side out around your socks is also very helpful.
Excellent remote campground
Stayed for two nights. I loved being away from the crowds and just enjoying the outdoors. Robert and family were great hosts, very friendly and helpful. They went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. They had well groomed and mapped out trails throughout the property. There was a washroom on property that was great for being outdoors. The campsites were laid out well, with a fire pit and bench, firewood and tiki torch to start you off right. It was a perfect getaway for the weekend. I highly recommend.