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Horseshoe Bend

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· Roanoke, Illinois
120 acres
5 sites
5 RV/Tent
Family owned private campground since the 1940's. Very secluded and private. Nice trails for hiking or biking. There is even a small "race track" in the bottom bowl near the creek.
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Biking
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Forest
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Roanoke, Illinois, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Brady M.Joined in September 2017
98%
164 ratings · 135 reviews
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Melissa G.recommends
October 12, 2022
Horseshoe Bend - Creekside Site
Fall camping at its finest
Enjoyed our family camping trip to Horseshoe Bend Creekside. The privacy was nice and the Fall views were beautiful. My 5 year old son loved exploring the hiking paths and seeing the old machinery along the way and the creek was his favorite. Brady was a wonderful host. He was super friendly and helped us get sticks and cardboard to start our fire. The free firewood was such a bonus with how cold it was. Only complaint is how far of a walk the toilet was, but it was very clean. Overall, we enjoyed our time on Brady’s land and would definitely recommend it.
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Katie B.
October 9, 2022
Horseshoe Bend
Nice area, overpriced
It was nice, beautiful and secluded. Although there was nothing specifically falsely advertised, I feel like the price should be much lower considering the lack of amenities (no indoor facilities, etc.) There are plenty of campsites comparable that are not as expensive. Still, I feel we may recommend to people who enjoy more secluded camping that’s still drivable.
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Lindsey P.recommends
October 9, 2022
Horseshoe Bend - Creekside Site
We had such a nice and relaxing time at the campsite Horseshoe Bend Creekside. Thank you Brady, for allowing us to stay. It was quiet, well maintained campsite and exactly what we were hoping it would be. We will be going back.
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Jl M.recommends
October 5, 2022
Horseshoe Bend
A true get a way!
The most relaxing weekend I've had all year! Brady's land is beautiful. We booked all 4 sites so my dog could be off leash and not bother anyone. The property is huge and all wooded. Completely privacy. No lights, no highway or city noise. Closest store is about 15 mins away. A true get away from the city. Camping at its finest. The property provided electric hookup which is all we needed for our RV since we took enough water. Brady has a spotless Porta potty on site. He also provided all the firewood we needed for those cool October nights and mornings. The creek near by was low due to the lack of rain but we still managed to catch some smallies. Brady was very nice and responsive throughout the entire time, he stopped in to introduce himself and make sure we were settled in. Highly recommend, we will definitely be returning!
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Joe M.recommends
October 2, 2022
Horseshoe Bend - Creekside Site
Extremely well kept campsite. Very clean outhouse. Beautiful property. My girlfriend and our 4 dogs thoroughly enjoyed it. Would definitely return!
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Tommy C.recommends
September 28, 2022
Horseshoe Bend - Creekside Site
Very nice and inexpensive!
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Kevin R.recommends
September 25, 2022
Horseshoe Bend - Creekside Site
The campsite I was on was in the trees, spacious, and fairly quiet. The road back to it was mowed and fairly well maintained. Some of the best communication I've ever had on Hipcamp or Airbnb with the owner. Plenty of firewood for a cool evening.
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Kate S.recommends
September 20, 2022
Horseshoe Bend
Even great in the rain!
Second time at Horseshoe Bend, and we had the place to ourselves! It was so, so good to just be alone in the woods to recharge. Brady keeps the firewood under the cover of the shelter, so we were able to get a fire going easy even with everything a little damp after some rain. This is a fantastic spot, and Brady is a great host!
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Mary A.recommends
September 19, 2022
Horseshoe Bend
The campsite had beautiful scenery, lots of privacy, and was well kept. Brady responded quickly to all messages and was a great host. Will definitely stay again!
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Aubin D.recommends
September 19, 2022
Horseshoe Bend
Great Host
We enjoyed Horseshoe Bend a lot. Brady provided clear and detailed directions from the start and was very friendly and accommodating. We are already planning our next visit.
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Jamie B.recommends
September 18, 2022
Horseshoe Bend
The land was beautiful. Plenty of space for everyone!
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Amelia S.recommends
September 13, 2022
Horseshoe Bend
We loved staying at Brady’s property! Very peaceful camping and we loved exploring the trails. Brady was great to communicate with and we appreciated the clean porta potty, garbage can and free firewood.
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Sofija S.recommends
September 11, 2022
Horseshoe Bend - Creekside Site
Beautiful site
The Creek site was really nice; definitely on the rustic side, which is what we like! It's a nice big area with lots of trees and wildlife, and the surrounding paths were nice to walk on.
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Valerie A M.recommends
September 8, 2022
Horseshoe Bend - Creekside Site
Brady made it easy to find this beautiful campsite. We were surrounded by trees, so lots of shade. A lovely creek nearby, and enjoyable hiking paths. All well maintained
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Ryan T.recommends
September 7, 2022
Horseshoe Bend - Creekside Site
I just needed a place to put up my tent for the night and Brady's place fit that. I liked how right before I got there he sent me a gps coordinate to the entrance and then sent me a message with directions to the campsite. Just keep in mind that once at the site getting a signal there was hit or miss. And then when I did get a signal it was fairly weak. The ground was soft enough to get my tent spikes in smoothly and the site was very spacious. Overall I had a nice restful time there and would recommend this place.
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Joe S.recommends
September 6, 2022
Horseshoe Bend
Beautiful property with plenty of space to roam. The bathroom was clean and firewood plentiful. I'm sure we'll return
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Phoenix G.recommends
September 4, 2022
Horseshoe Bend - Creekside Site
Brady was super kind and the site itself was beautiful and expansive. The dogs had a ton of fun walking around the property and through the creek. We're excited to schedule our next visit soon!
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Simone J.recommends
August 28, 2022
Horseshoe Bend - Creekside Site
First trip with the dogs.
Quiet and tucked away. This location was perfect for our dogs to run and explore and for us to relax. Well maintained paths around the site were ideal for a short stroll. It all came together for a perfect night.
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Deborah M.recommends
August 26, 2022
Horseshoe Bend
Peace and quiet
We had a wonderful time camping at Horseshoe Bend. It was beautiful and quite. E were provided plenty of firewood for our couple of days. Highly recommend checking it out if you’re in the area!
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Chris M.recommends
August 14, 2022
Horseshoe Bend - Creekside Site
Solitude.
Brady’s land was super quiet and relaxing. He provided ample fire wood for the night. If you’re looking for a private spot with no one around the creekside site is perfect for that. Obviously it’s a rustic spot so as long as you go in expecting that you will have a great time. Because we were the only ones on site for the weekend we got to explore the grounds and see all the other sites as well. My dog loved being a free roam pup as well. Definitely would return.
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Trevor G.recommends
August 13, 2022
Horseshoe Bend
Church Men's Group Campout
Our group of nearly 30 had a terrific time at Horseshoe Bend! Brady keeps the place super clean and the trails are well managed. He provided all the firewood we needed to keep the campfire hot for every meal. Lots of shade, plenty of space, and we had the whole area to ourselves. Best price we've had for our annual campout, and more privacy than any of our previous locations. We'll be back!
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Jay A.recommends
August 6, 2022
Horseshoe Bend
Brady's camping area is spacious and just far enough from everything to provide a relaxed camping experience. Just be sure to bring your own water for your needs. There is lots of shade so if you find yourself in the sun, you won't be for long!
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Joe O.recommends
July 24, 2022
Horseshoe Bend
We booked out all 4 sites, and it was so fun to have the place to ourselves. Firewood and gas for the grill were provided, and indeed my family all agreed: cleanest portapotty ever.
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Gail N.recommends
July 21, 2022
Horseshoe Bend - Creekside Site
My dog and I loved this site! There was a ton of room to stretch out and explore, a fire pit and picnic table, and even a rope swing for the creek! It was a super convenient stop for my way through IL since I could park at the site and Brady had fire wood waiting there for me.
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Natalie W.recommends
July 19, 2022
Horseshoe Bend
This was our first Hipcamp experience and I think we are spoiled for camping from now on! The land was sprawling, tree-covered, and very private. We were the only people camping that night and we didn't see or hear anyone else. It was so quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. Great shade that kept things very cool during the humid Midwest summer. There was a sparkling clean portapotty for our use. Our preschool-age kids loved running around, building a fire, and riding an old tricycle we found in the shelter... Thank you for sharing your beautiful property.
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Christopher B.recommends
July 17, 2022
Horseshoe Bend - Creekside Site
Wonderful place for a weekend getaway. The kids loved it, especially the old bridge
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Christopher B.recommends
July 17, 2022
Horseshoe Bend - Creekside Site
Went for a weekend getaway with the kids. Everyone had a great time. Beautiful area. The kids especially loved fishing from the old bridge. Highly recommend this place.
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Kate S.recommends
July 11, 2022
Horseshoe Bend
Perfect spot to relax
Tent camped for a long weekend in Horseshoe Bend, and had a blast. Beautiful spot--we saw deer, owls, bluejays, and even the bald eagle Brady mentioned! He was a great host, provided plenty of firewood and got us oriented to the campground. My husband's report after his first trip to the port-a-potty was "It's unbelievably clean." Our dog had the happiest day of her life on the trails and playing in the creek. We may have just been lucky, but very few mosquitoes and no ticks! Brady is upfront about the fact that there's a hog farm nearby. We only caught the smell a bit on our last day, but you can definitely HEAR them. If you aren't familiar with pig noises, you might think they are being tortured instead of fed. Didn't bother me, but we regularly camp with vegan friends, and we were laughing that we could never bring them there. There were three other couples at other sites spread out around the campground while we were there, and aside from several visits from their off-leash dogs, we all had plenty of space and privacy! We're already planning a trip back to Horseshoe Bend!
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Jalen K.recommends
July 9, 2022
Horseshoe Bend - Creekside Site
Quiet Night
lowkey spot tucked away from everyone, leaves you firewood with a picnic table, also plenty of room for your dog too run around.
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Kelcie B.recommends
July 8, 2022
Horseshoe Bend - Creekside Site
This was exactly what we were looking for! Secluded, close to water for swimming, easy to get to by car, great tree cover, short trails for lovely strolls, firewood, and a portapotty nearby. We had a great weekend with our dogs. Brady was quick to respond when we had questions or requests. Overall a lovely spot with a lovely host! If you're looking for something a little more primitive (no potable water or electricity) but not totally off the grid, this is your spot.
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