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Eclipse Camping-Kinkaid Lake ILOzrk

Murphysboro, Jackson, Illinois
3 acres hosted by Heron H.
8 tent sites
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This property is currently operating at the following Hipcamp link, where you can read reviews, see additional photos, and book: https://www.hipcamp.com/en-US/land/illinois-heron-house-total-eclipse-camping-306yh9ml 2024 Total Eclipse Camping in the Path of Totality and Longest Duration Four minutes and six seconds of totality! Immerse yourself in the experience at the edge of a lake away from light pollution. The entire eclipse will last over 2 hours, start to finish. Pitch your tent in the path of totality at the edge of Kinkaid Lake and the Shawnee Forest. Campsites have shade and views of open skies for the eclipse. Additional attractions and amenities are detailed below. We look forward to hosting you! Heron House Campground is in the path of totality and just a few miles from the point of greatest duration. This listing is for 1 of a handful of sites that can be booked on a first-come, first-served basis. Heron House is located 5 ½ miles northwest of Murphysboro at the edge of Kinkaid Lake and the Shawnee National Forest in the Illinois Ozarks (away from city lights). It is gorgeous country! Here the skies are dark, the laughs are belly-deep, the wildlife is boisterous, and deep breaths of contentment live among the breezes in the bluffs. Heron House Family Campground is registered as an approved campground with the local health department (Jackson County). Heron House is a relaxing camping environment with friendly hosts. Campsites are available April 4-April 9. 3-night minimum $90 per camper per day, tents only Payment and signed release of liability for the individual making the reservation are due at the time of reservation. Campsites have shade trees and access to uninhibited views (open skies for the eclipse). The night skies are stunning here. Heron House also has a shaded porch that campers are welcome to sit and enjoy a cold beverage on. :) Campsites will be booked in the order that payment and releases are received. Attractions and Amenities: •Multiple gorgeous hiking trails--from easy to rigorous--and biking opportunities close by (hosts have additional information) •Walking distance to Kinkaid Lake and Marina, which has a restaurant, bar, laundry, showers, and convenience shop •Kinkaid Lake Spillway is the area’s most beautiful “swimming hole” and can be accessed by car (6-min. drive) or boat •Fishing docks and lake within walking distance •Beautiful lakeside and sunset strolls •Owners/hosts on-site •Wineries nearby (by car); firewood available for purchase on-site •Parking on-site (one standard-size parking place per campsite) •Award-winning restaurants nearby, including 17th Street Barbecue, three-time World Grand Champions •Science and history museums (adult and kid-friendly) •The area is a nature lover’s paradise, surrounded by national forest and state parks and stunning beauty Campers have access to shared, serviced toilet facilities and hand-washing stations that meet county code. Laundry (coin) and shower facilities are located within walking distance at the local marina. Potable water, dumpster for trash, and a large, in-the-ground, shared campfire pit for campers to share. Campers are very welcome to bring self-sustaining cooking/campfire equipment as long as it is in a contained unit that is raised off of the ground. In other words, no fires or dig pits on/in the ground. Thanks! A power-strip station is available for campers to share to charge mobile phones, laptops, and tablets; these are the only electronic devices that can be charged at the power station, so please be sure to have adequate batteries or charging equipment for other devices. For the courtesy of others, gas-powered generators are not permitted, and power is not available on-site for electric generators. Reservations will be secured once payment and release for the individual whose name is on the reservation have been received, but please note that each individual camper must sign a release of liability (guardians sign for minors). If the release has not been signed before arrival, it must be signed upon arrival. Please note that refunds will not be granted, including for refusal to sign the release on the part of any camper in the party. Free coffee in the morning for early risers from 6 a.m. 'til it's gone, and free treats in the evening for after-supper snackers ('til they're gone). :) We look forward to hosting your magnificent stay in Southernmost Illinois for the 2024 Total Eclipse!This property is currently operating at the following Hipcamp link, where you can read reviews, see additional photos, and book: https://www.hipcamp.com/en-US/land/illinois-heron-house-total-eclipse-camping-306yh9ml Pitch your tent in the path of totality and greatest duration! Heron House Campground is in the path of totality and just a few miles from the point of greatest duration. Heron House is located 5 ½ miles northwest of Murphysboro at the edge of Kinkaid Lake and the Shawnee National Forest in the Illinois Ozarks (away from city lights). It is gorgeous country! Here the skies are dark, the laughs are belly-deep, the wildlife is boisterous, and deep breaths of contentment live among the breezes in the bluffs. Heron House Family Campground is registered as an approved campground with the local health department (Jackson County). Heron House is a relaxing camping environment with friendly hosts. The hosts live in the home on site. This listing is for 1 of a handful of campsites. Campsites have shade trees and access to uninhibited views (open skies for the eclipse). The night skies are stunning here. Heron House also has a shaded porch that campers are welcome to sit and enjoy a warm or cold beverage on. Campsites are available April 4-April 9. 3-night minimum $90 per camper per day, tents only Attractions and Amenities: •Multiple gorgeous hiking trails--from easy to rigorous--and biking opportunities close by (hosts have additional information) •Walking distance to Kinkaid Lake and Marina, which has a restaurant, bar, laundry, showers, and convenience shop •Kinkaid Lake Spillway is the area’s most beautiful “swimming hole” and can be accessed by car (6-min. drive) or boat •Fishing docks and lake within walking distance •Beautiful lakeside and sunset strolls •Owners/hosts on-site •Wineries nearby (by car); firewood available for purchase on-site •Parking on-site (one standard-size parking place per campsite) •Award-winning restaurants nearby, including 17th Street Barbecue, three-time World Grand Champions •Science and history museums (adult and kid-friendly) •The area is a nature lover’s paradise, surrounded by national forest and state parks and stunning beauty Campers have access to shared, serviced toilet facilities and hand-washing stations that meet county code. Laundry (coin) and shower facilities are located within walking distance at the local marina. Potable water, dumpster for trash, and a large, in-the-ground, shared campfire pit for campers to share. Campers are very welcome to bring self-sustaining cooking/campfire equipment as long as it is in a contained unit that is raised off of the ground. In other words, no fires or dig pits on/in the ground. Thanks! A power-strip station is available for campers to share to charge mobile phones, laptops, and tablets; these are the only electronic devices that can be charged at the power station, so please be sure to have adequate batteries or charging equipment for other devices. For the courtesy of others, gas-powered generators are not permitted, and power is not available on-site for electric generators. Free coffee in the morning for early risers from 6 a.m. 'til it's gone, and free treats in the evening for after-supper snackers ('til they're gone). :) Please note that each individual camper must sign a release of liability (guardians sign for minors). If the release has not been signed before arrival, it must be signed upon arrival. Please note that refunds will not be granted, including for refusal to sign the release on the part of any camper in the party. We look forward to hosting your magnificent stay in Southernmost Illinois for the 2024 Total Eclipse!
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Murphysboro, Jackson, Illinois, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), O-ga-xpa Ma-zhoⁿ (O-ga-xpa) (Quapaw), Myaamia, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Kaskaskia, and Kiikaapoi (Kickapoo) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Heron H.Joined in May 2023
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