Get away from it and commune with nature in a pre-settlement natural oak savanna with oaks and hickories of 200-400 years. 25 acre woodland completely fenced and surrounded by cropland and woods with no homes or roads within a half mile. Experience the land as the nomadic Indian tribes saw it.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out
- Response time: Within an hour
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at The Commons Oak Savanna in Illinois.
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Convenient and secluded campsite
We stayed here over Memorial Day weekend. We took a cow path off the road to the campsite. It was very secluded, but you can also drive right up to the site which is nice, especially with kids/a lot of stuff. This is not a campsite that has been used a lot (I think the site is new) so we had to walk on the grasses a bit to make our own walkways. It was nice that it provided more padding for sleeping, but definitely check for ticks! Some logs were provided, we needed to get quite a bit more from the woods for the duration of our time, but the brush piles made it decently easy.
Steve was a great host. He took the time to give us a tour of the whole property, including some of the history which was fun to learn. He is proud of his land and trying to do right by the native species, getting rid of the invasive ones, and restoring the glory of the beautiful oak tree savanna. Steve was easy to reach and had quick response time. We were able to use the animal trails on the property to explore a bit with Steve’s direction and permission. It was nice to have some space to adventure in with our kids instead of being confined to a small campsite. You will need to come prepared to pack out your own trash and dig your own poo holes which is always an adventure!