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Willow City Farm offers private camping for all ages. Our working farm also has areas and pastures that are great for primitive and private camping!  Our camping area is private  so you won't see any people at your campsite.  

Feel free to use our grill, kayaks, paddle boat or enquire about taking a guided horse ride!  Want to bring your horses? No problem. We've go

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Willow City Farm offers private camping for all ages. Our working farm also has areas and pastures that are great for primitive and private camping!  Our camping area is private  so you won't see any people at your campsite.  

Feel free to use our grill, kayaks, paddle boat or enquire about taking a guided horse ride!  Want to bring your horses? No problem. We've got a few extra stalls or pastures, so feel free to bring them!  You can even have bacon and eggs grown right on our farm for breakfast!

 While you're here, you're welcome to meet and feed the calves, goats, lambs, sheep, horses, and alpaca, collect chicken eggs, and learn all about livestock and safety on a farm.

We have a clean porta-potty for use and for your convenience we offer firewood bundles for sale so you can be ready to go as soon as you arrive!  (You'll need to pre-order them so we can make sure we have enough.) We even have shirts, sweatshirts, and hoodies available.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 10 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 25% off
  • Response rate: 0%

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

We have miles of country road to ride your bike!

Fishing

Our pond is stocked with bluegill, sunfish, bass, and catfish. Bring your own fishing gear.

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Snow sports
Swimming
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Willow City Farm in Illinois.

Forest

We have some trails and woods on the property that are great for exploring.

River, stream, or creek

Spring Creek runs right through the center of our property.

Swimming hole

Feel free to swim in our 1/2 acre pond.

Driveway

In wetter weather, parking in on our gravel driveway, and cars are not allowed directly at the camp site.

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Hipcamper David
David K.
recommends this listing.
November 13th, 2020

Great location and a thoroughly pleasant time!

Hipcamper Maritta

Quiet and remote but...

Maritta H.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
October 23rd, 2020

This was an instant book. The write up said to check in at main house on arrival and we would be taken to site. Messaging had told us that hosts weren’t home and that the interim host wouldn’t be able to deliver eggs or tour as we paid for...Interim host also didn’t answer the door. Hosts were in Yellowstone with limited comm ability but told us to drive thru field to site. Beautiful idea. String lights. Pond. Paddle boat. Dock. Canoe. But Portapotty was a cess pool and at max capacity. Soap provided but no water. Paddle boat was filthy and unusable. Half of string lights not working. Lantern left out with welcome camper letter but lantern not working.

Beautiful idea but not optimally executed.

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Hipcamper Myles

Conveniently located

Myles S.
recommends this listing.
October 19th, 2020

We went out and spent a couple hours on the property but didn't stay, only because it was going to get chilly that evening and we forgot to pack extra bedding for the occasion, plus we were still pretty close to home anyway. It was a nice set up for a small group, and it was private. It would have even probably been more private if the fields weren't plowed yet. When we left we visited a nearby winery in New Berlin, then went onto enjoy food and shops in Springfield which was also close by. When we were at the site, we didn't have much luck fishing, but that could have been due to weather.

Hipcamper Daniel S
Daniel S C.
recommends this listing.
October 1st, 2020

Stayed only one night but enjoyed our stay. Great little get away.

Hipcamper Alyssha
Alyssha G.
recommends this listing.
September 29th, 2020

Lovely little farm with a private pond front for the campsite. It’s very cool to get a farm tour and meet the animals. Tara made us feel very at home and it was a very relaxing trip.

Hipcamper Alise

Beautiful but impractical for us

Alise I.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 24th, 2020

The property is really beautiful and peaceful and we appreciated how quiet and tranquil it was. The campsite itself, while lovely in the photos, sits next to a stagnant pond that breeds mosquitos. Not only was this not a place we wanted to eat (we wound up eating in our van), the idea of boating, swimming or fishing was completely out of the question. It's possible that this is a seasonal issue. We were there in September.

Hipcamper Tara and Joe
Response from Tara and Joe, the Host, on September 28th, 2020

Hi Alise! Sorry this was your experience. We have not had much rain is a few months, so like all the lakes, rivers and ponds in our area, the water is lower than normal! Hopefully we get a decent rain soon!

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Hipcamper Henry
Henry O.
recommends this listing.
September 16th, 2020

Great place--it will make you feel like you are on Gilligan's Island.
You younger folks can google that reference.

Hipcamper Jessica

Quick stop over, helpful host.

Jessica R.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2020

Tara and Joe were very helpful with a same day reservation. They thought further ahead than I did, anticipating a late arrival, and hung up some string lights at the sight. This helped me find the exact spot on their land in the dark, as well as help me set up my tent! The next morning we visited the farm animals and briefly met Tara. If we’d had more time and hotter weather, I’m sure the little pond would have been really fun to play on/in. It’s a cool little spot.

Hipcamper KRISTINA
Kristina K.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2020

Lovely campsite on a private little pond. We felt secluded and on our own, which we loved. And the biodiversity of the pond area was impressive; bluegill, turtles, snakes, frogs, birds, squirrels, and even heard coyotes in the far distance over night. The host left us independently to our peaceful campsite, which we prefer. And the dock area was great for throwing in a bobber and worm. The campsite is on a working farm, so farm animals you will hear. We will definitely be back! Loved our stay.

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State
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