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McCully Heritage Project

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Kampsville, Calhoun, Illinois
940 acres hosted by Mc Cully H.
1 lodging site 路 1 RV/tent site 路 5 tent sites
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The McCully Heritage Project is a 940- acre environmental center located one mile south of Kampsville, Illinois in beautiful and remote Calhoun County.聽 We are a private non-profit left as the legacy of Howard and Eva McCully.
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Kampsville, Calhoun, Illinois, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Peoria, 饜搹饜挵饜摀饜挵饜摀饜挿 饜捈饜搨饜搳饜捇 饜搯饜捇饜捒饜挿 饜搥饜挵^饜摀饜挵^(Osage), Bodw茅wadmi (Potawatomi), Myaamia, O膷h茅thi 艩ak贸wi艐, 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 Mc Cully H.Joined in January 2018
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Daniel K.recommends
February 16, 2024
McCully Heritage Project pond site
Amazing place to camp!
This was my second time staying at the pond site. I can't say enough good things about this camping site; the site is spacious, there are trails right on the property and good fishing in the pond. This is a great place to camp with friends or family. I heard coyotes at night and saw a few deer in the morning. One of my favorite places to camp, I will definitely be back!
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Aurelie F.recommends
February 12, 2024
Site 4 - McCully Heritage Project
We loved Site # 4
I loved camping here with my 4 year old and our dog. The location was easy to find with the clear instructions. So much space and trails to explore right from our camp. I appreciated the option to add on firewood, our fire was perfect for the chilly night we had and it was extra nice to have a heated bathroom nearby with a clean drinking water spout. Would definitely stay here again! Also, I highly recommend the Barefoot Restaurant about 15 minutes South from camp. They have beautiful views and a delicious breakfast buffet.
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Feiyang D.recommends
February 8, 2024
Site 2 - McCully Heritage Project
It is good. Site 1 I feel is best, Site 4 is good and 2 is decent (which we stayed), and site 3 is closer to the road which is on the noisier side.
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Rich K.recommends
December 18, 2023
Site 4 - McCully Heritage Project
Annual 2023 Winter Solstice Camp
My Winter Solstice Camp of 2023 took place here at Site #4, an absolutely beautiful woodland location at the McCully Heritage Project. Very peaceful atmosphere. I was here previously in March 2023. I loved the site so much that I came back again with my Snowtrekker hot tent with my wood burning stove inside my tent to celebrate the beginning of Winter. Awesome night sounds like the Barred Owls and the bobcat are prevalent. Great hiking trails and peaceful nature scenery enveloped me the entire time. Even the rain on the tent 鉀猴笍 was a beautiful sound. I will be back again soon to enjoy the peaceful setting of this woodland!
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Devin S.recommends
November 25, 2023
Site 2 - McCully Heritage Project
Great place to stay! Firewood, hot showers and heated bathrooms great place for new campers and seasoned outdoors enthusiasts.
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Cole B.recommends
November 22, 2023
McCully Heritage Project pond site
Camping with my lady and our dog!
Our campsite at the pond location was incredible, luckily we were the only campers there for the weekend so it was nice and quiet. It鈥檚 easy to find from the main road, has clean and easy to get to bathrooms / services etc. the trails are all super long so you could hike forever! We will definitely be returning and recommending to friends/ family!
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