We have 5 private campsites in thickly wooded area. 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 specie
We have 5 private campsites in thickly wooded area. 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(entire place)if so desired. We do like to make sure its clear the sites are hike in only (10-15 mins) --we haul your gear to and from site via atv.
- 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 12 hours
- Response rate: 100%
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Beautiful getaway in the woods!
Loved this place! Robert was so kind and welcoming. The campsite was perfect with a few short hikes and trails to explore. If we needed anything at all, we could walkie talkie Robert and he could help us out. Great place!
My girlfriend and I arrived around 9pm, Robert was there with his four wheeler and trailer to help bring stuff to our campsite. Jodie checked us in and walked us to the site bringing an extra lantern incase we didn’t have our own for the walk. The campsites were very well kept with awesome homeMade fire starters, a camp table and bundles of firewood ready to go. So much more then we expected. Hammock camping made it easy for us to hike stuff out, though Robert was more then willing to help us grab our camp gear with the touch of a walkie talkie. Great stay, five stars.
The site was absolutely perfect! Accessible and well marked trails with beautiful views, ample firewood, and very friendly and helpful hosts. If you’re looking for a beautiful, relaxing, and well rounded camping experience this is a great location :)
One of the best camping trips
Robert and his family were great hosts. Very accommodating and the campsite was just what we were wanting. Their set up is great. They've cut trails in and throughout the property that lead to some very beautiful spots. Came out to the land with my two oldest daughters and enjoyed some secluded time by the fire. I would highly recommend (already have, actually) and we'll be back for sure.
Would recommend this place to all!
Staying at away in the woods was awesome! Robert was super friendly and accommodating. We had to move our reservations a few times and he was super understanding. The site we stayed at was well kept and perfect for star gazing. The trails were also nice and gave us something to do during the day before we left. Will more than likely be back again!
This campsite was absolutely amazing! The host was there to greet us as soon as we got there and was very nice and helpful. The campsites are pretty far back so the host takes all of your things back there while his wife walks you back to your site. All of your things are waiting for you once you get back there. The trails are well maintained and offer some great scenery including a pretty creek. The fishing was great and we caught plenty of fish. The host also checked up on us to make sure we had everything we needed and provides a walkie talkie that you can get a hold of him if you need anything. Overall I would most definitely camp there again and would recommend anyone looking for some time away to go as well.