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East Woods on the IL River
139 reviews
· Ottawa, Illinois
25 acres
2 sites
1 RV/Tent
1 Tent
This 25 acre parcel was once owned by a sand mining company. There are mounds and valleys all along the Illinois River. We purchased the property in 1987, cut in the road and brought power to the property. The city of Ottawa recently annexed the property into the Ottawa city limits. It's like owning our own wild park.
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Ottawa, Illinois, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Katie T.Joined in October 2017
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 2 hours
177 ratings · 139 reviews
Allie L.recommends
September 22, 2022
Goose Creek Lost Acre
Creekside Camping
Beautiful property! Cute, wooded campsite overlooking the creek. Katie was very welcoming and an awesome host!
Dave K.recommends
September 18, 2022
Ottawa IL East Woods / Rainbow Pond
Another great campout
been coming here for a few years, always a great time wonderful place to relax the Hoist is the best..
Scot W.recommends
September 5, 2022
Ottawa IL East Woods / Rainbow Pond
Recommended. Would Stay Again!
Katie was a great host, with a beautiful site on a shady hill just above a large pond that plays home to turtles and egrets. The land is very private and remote from the main road via a good drive down a dirt path. Katie brought us there and showed us around. There are good short hikes from the campsite on the property, including around the pond, or through the woods to a sandy river bank. Despite feeling very remote, the site is not far from town, so there is the occasional town noise in the distance like boats on the river, hogs on the highway, and late evening freight trains, but mostly you'll hear birds and crickets and wind in the trees.
Joey A.recommends
September 5, 2022
Goose Creek Lost Acre
Percfect spot! Even better host!!
Susie C.recommends
August 28, 2022
Ottawa IL East Woods / Rainbow Pond
We loved this location!! Great spot for fishing. We went swimming in the river. Very remote and had the place to ourselves. Super close to several state parks. Host was very responsive and friendly.
Diana A.recommends
August 23, 2022
Ottawa IL East Woods / Rainbow Pond
LOVE the place. Friendly host. I am looking forward to returning soon!
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