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Frakers Grove Farm

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· La Fayette, Knox, Illinois
250 acres hosted by Dennis B.
1 RV/tent site · 1 tent site
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Frakers Grove Farm has been part of my family since the 1980s, but its history extends back to 1828 when Michael Fraker arrived and negotiated a peaceful settlement with the local Native American tribes, becoming the first settler in North Eastern Knox County. His grave, along with those of approximately 26 relatives and friends, is located on the property. Camp on a 250-acre farm in Western Illinois, featuring a 1.5-acre pond stocked with Blue Gill, Crappie, Wide Mouth Bass, Catfish, and resident Grass Carp, plus a small creek. The property also has trails and abundant wildlife, including deer, American river otters, beavers, geese, wood ducks, and raccoons. A Jon boat is available for use on the pond. We offer 1 Walk-in Camp Site and 1 Drive-In Site by the pond, each with a fire ring. RV camping is currently in a trial phase; your feedback is invaluable. This area provides primitive wooded camping behind and around the pond, with the RV site located next to the pole barn. Note: The RV site listing is not normally active, so please reach out in advance if interested. Guest WiFi is available near the buildings. Assistance with transporting tents and supplies to and from the campsite on check-in and check-out days is available upon request. Facilities include a Porta Potty and potable water from a yard hydrant, both located near the Pole Barn. NOTE: This is an active farm with considerable activity involving heavy machinery during the spring and fall. We currently have chickens and are taking a break from pigs. The newly established pasture is expected to yield grass hay this year to help fund new fencing, a preparatory step for introducing cows.
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11 ratings · 11 reviews
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Alberto G.recommends
April 8, 2024
Pond Side
Gem among gems
Not sure there is any other place on earth where you can most easily touch the stars at night. Amazing. Quiet, remote, peaceful, lots of birds, lots of open space. I felt safe. Mother Nature blessed me with rain on me in the morning, and I got stuck in the mud, but eventually go out when my old four wheel drive shifter finally worked. Aside from that, great experience, great and friendly host. But I think they also offer a site there with flat and firmer ground, if the forecast should call for rain. A gem among gems.
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Damian B.recommends
September 25, 2023
Pond Side
Really nice owner. It was a great time, Dennis gave us wood and checked up on us. Gave us wood and the spot is very good looking. All around was great.
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Robert E.recommends
September 20, 2023
Pond Side
Illinois Quiet Spot
Awesome and secluded. If you want a good quiet spot then this is your place. Kinda out-of-way but worth it. Dennis, the host, was great and very responsive to requests as needed.
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Damian B.recommends
September 10, 2023
Pond Side
I had a family emergency and he still gave half of money back and a discount. Really nice guy and very nice spot
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Emily T.recommends
September 3, 2023
Pond Side
Perfect pond spot
It was a perfect spot! Clean and well taken care of. Dennis even gave us fire wood! Friendly and kind host!!
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Michael O.recommends
August 6, 2023
Pond Side
Dennis is a great host and this is a beautiful spot. My 10 y.o. son and I tent camped. Dennis went and pulled his picnic table from another spot and brought it over for us right away and brought some firewood, immediately. We had a super time floating around the pond in a solid flatbottom boat with plenty of good fishing, as well. It's a peaceful spot. Thanks Dennis!
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La Fayette, Knox, Illinois, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Peoria, oθaakiiwaki‧hina‧ki (Sauk) & Meškwahki·aša·hina (Fox), Bodwéwadmi (Potawatomi), Myaamia, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, 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 Dennis B.Joined in March 2022
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