Hipcamp host Darcee M.,
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A peaceful respite with a breathtaking view of the Galena and Mississippi River valleys. The secluded campsite is situated on a high point on Pilot Knob that overlooks the entire valley with 180 degree views to the South, West and North. The tent site is a flat 20'x20' spot next to a Birch tree, fire ring and table; plenty of room for two tents and a car or two. In the foreg

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A peaceful respite with a breathtaking view of the Galena and Mississippi River valleys. The secluded campsite is situated on a high point on Pilot Knob that overlooks the entire valley with 180 degree views to the South, West and North. The tent site is a flat 20'x20' spot next to a Birch tree, fire ring and table; plenty of room for two tents and a car or two. In the foreground is a natural field with small Cedar trees, Scrub Oak, Sumac and prairie grasses where deer often eat and bed. The site is situated on about 25 acres - plenty of space to take a walk through the fields. Further out are natural woods, and in the distance is the entire Mississippi River valley South to Bellevue, IA and North of Dubuque, IA. Sunsets are absolutely breathtaking from this vantage point.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Campervans and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 12 feet allowed
Pull-in site
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
Ask about slideout accommodation
No Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Darcee a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 67%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Stunning View at Galena River Ranch in Illinois.

Forest
Field
River, stream, or...
Farm
Ranch
Driveway

6 Reviews

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Hipcamper Jones

Beautiful site!

Jones P.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2021

Darcee was super responsive and her property was amazing. Super private, easy access to Galena and the surrounding areas, and amazing views (especially the sunset!). We will definitely be back as long as the spot remains listed! So happy she has shared the spot.

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Hipcamper Paige

Beautiful private site, great view!

Paige D.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2021

Great spot to get away! Wonderful view with lots of wildlife to watch. Close to a Main Street, just a few minute drive. Will definitely stay again!

Hipcamper George
George P.
recommends this listing.
September 6th, 2021

We really enjoyed our stay at this campsite! Beautiful views of the valley, great fire pit and best part is that its private so we had it all to ourselves. We were able to enjoy some spectacular sunsets!

Hipcamper Ursula
Ursula M.
recommends this listing.
August 22nd, 2021

A very quiet spot with a great view, perfect for a calm weekend getaway. Not much opportunity for hiking or other activities directly from the campsite, but there’s plenty in the surrounding area. The view over the Mississippi valley is stunning!

Stunning View at Galena River Ranch
Hipcamper Carolyn
Carolyn C.
recommends this listing.
July 31st, 2021

Quiet and besutiful, just what we were looking for.

Hipcamper tlaloc
Tlaloc R.
recommends this listing.
June 7th, 2021

We had a very pleasant stay. The camp site was scenic, clean and very private. It was comforting to see the host stop by and check in to make sure we were fine. We highly recommend this hipcamp site!

Awards

Best of 2022 Illinois
Finalist

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