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Kayak Starved Rock Campground

· Ottawa, La Salle, Illinois
42 acres hosted by Kayak S.
31 RV/tent sites
we allow primitive tent camping, tear drop campers, pop up campers and campervans we are right on the illinois river across from Starved Rock State Park. Towering views of St. Peters sandstone bluffs, soaring bald eagles and sandy islands. We are primitive. no water no electric. Just beautiful riverside camping with ultra clean pimped out porta potties that have wipes, underarm spray deodorant, air freshener and hand sanitizer. Please note kayak rentals or guided kayak tours are not included but may be purchased onsite or from our website kayak starved rock campground KAYAK STARVED ROCK CAMPGROUND Camping Rules Our Rules are to promote a family friendly and safe camping experience We reserve the right to evict anyone without refund for improper behavior or failure to observe our rules and regulations. All Campers must check in/show ID at the KSRC office and sign a waiver and receive a parking pass/wristband. WE DO NOT ALLOW GUESTS! ANYONE ON THE PROPERTY MUST BE REGISTERED AHEAD OF TIME AS A CAMPER AND PAID FOR! All Campers are required to wear wristbands. All vehicles must have a Parking pass on the dashboard. Anyone within camp area must have a wristband on. You must be 21 y.o. to make a camping reservation. If anyone in the camping reservation is under 21 then someone 20 years older must be present at all times camping with the person(s) under 21 NO GENERATORS!!!!! NO MUSIC IS TO BE PLAYED THROUGH SPEAKERS AT ANY TIME QUIET HOURS ARE FROM 10PM TO 7AM THAT MEANS NO NOISE WHATSOEVER. Strictly Enforced Vehicular entry/exit is not permitted between these hours. Children should be on campsite by 9:00 pm. If you violate this rule you will be evicted without refund and you will be banned from ever camping again. IF YOUR CAR DOES NOT HAVE A PARKING PASS IT WILL BE TOWED AT YOUR EXPENSE! Check-in is at 3:00 pm. Check-out time is 3:00 pm. Footwear must be worn at all times in the camping area. The speed limit is 10mph in the campground. We have Jumbo wood bundles for sale($8) at the front office. You may not use any wood(>3”diameter) found within the campground for your campfire. Swimming is prohibited from any beach in the campground. You may wade up to your thighs however, ALL CHILDREN MUST HAVE A LIFE JACKET ON AND BE SUPERVISED AT ALL TIMES we do allow well behaved leashed dogs at this campground(please be advised that Eagles can harm small dogs. we are not responsible if your dog inflicts harm/and or injures Glass containers/bottles of any sort are prohibited in the campground. Garbage must be bagged and placed into the Dumpster within the Campground upon leaving. If any garbage is left at your site you will be charged a $50 cleaning fee. No fires permitted except in fire rings. Absolutely no firearms or fireworks! IF FOUND YOU WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE. No ATVs, dirt bikes, motorized scooters (battery or gas) WE are not responsible for damage or theft of your personal belongings. Please leave all valuables at home. WE DO ALLOW WELL BEHAVED LEASHED DOGS AT THIS LOCATION ONLY 2 DOGS MAX PER CAMPSITE
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90 ratings · 36 reviews
Ashton H.
October 14, 2023
Beautiful site, full of poison ivy
Reserved site 138, somehow reservation did not work so I had to choose another site when I arrived (not cool). I asked which spot was private and was recommended site 118. Drove by, it looks good, so grabbed it. Only after I had unpacked the gear and was setting up my tent did I notice that there was poison ivy growing...well everywhere. Its pretty sparse in the actual place you put your tent, but it was definitely growing in the site, as well as 10 feet up onto trees and in the shrubbery around the site. Having a crazy 6 year old with me, this was fairly stressful to keep him away from the foliage. Aside from the reservation and poison ivy, we had a wonderful time. The campground host was nice and helpful. Beautiful view of the river and 5 minute drive from Starved Rock park.
Robyn K.recommends
October 9, 2023
We had a great time at our site. It seemed to be one of the better sites, in our opinion. It is a little squished together with other sites, but very roomy for where you can place a tent. Other sites were better for hammocks, but our view was first rate. Some of our neighbors played music out of a speaker the first night (rap, then thankfully more pop rock) which we did not appreciate. Beautiful sunset and sunrise!!!
Dondon D.recommends
September 15, 2023
its good for hiking camping fishing its good location to relax and enjoy
Steven H.
September 12, 2023
Starve Rock Labor Day Weekend
There was a problem with are registration and did not get the site we were supposed to get but the site we got was fine. The campground it self was nice with everyone being respectful of noise. It was Labor Day weekend but 3/4 of the Port a Johns did not have toilet paper. But all and all it was a nice experience.
Nicholas S.recommends
September 10, 2023
Super helpful staff when we got caught without a campsite at the end of the day! Beautiful grounds, wonderful amenities. Seriously, the nicest porta-potties we’ve ever seen!
Jason R.recommends
August 28, 2023
Gorgeous campground with amazing views and super nice and friendly people who work there. will have to come back in the future
Ottawa, La Salle, Illinois, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Peoria, oθaakiiwaki‧hina‧ki (Sauk) & Meškwahki·aša·hina (Fox), Bodwéwadmi (Potawatomi), 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
Hosted by Kayak S.Joined in March 2018
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