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McCully Heritage Project

· Kampsville, Calhoun, Illinois
940 acres hosted by Mc Cully H.
1 lodging site · 1 RV/tent site · 5 tent sites
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Named one of the best Hipcamps to visit in 2023.
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Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
The McCully Heritage Project is a 940- acre environmental center located one mile south of Kampsville, Illinois in beautiful and remote Calhoun County. We are a private non-profit left as the legacy of Howard and Eva McCully.
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379 ratings · 185 reviews
Dawn M.recommends
March 30, 2024
Watkin's Place at McCully
Absolutely Perfect Private Getaway
McCully's cabin was the perfect spot for our two young children, our dog, and my husband and I. Camp staff were extremely friendly. The cabin was clean and perfectly secluded; it truly was the perfect, private little getaway. There was plenty of firewood available and the kitchen had everything you'd need if you choose to cook indoors. We fished at both of the campsite ponds over 2 days and on the second day we had the pond entirely to ourselves. The entire site was cabin beautiful, quiet, and well maintained. Highly recommend! We'll be back!
Mason S.recommends
March 16, 2024
Watkin's Place at McCully
Fantastic Remote Place To Stay
I spent an evening, night, and morning here to break up a long drive. Other than having everything I needed to rest and relax, I found that this place is magical in itself. The peace and quiet, all the amazing nature and wildlife around. It was awesome. Highly recommend!
Andrew S.recommends
March 3, 2024
Site 4 - McCully Heritage Project
Site 4
Camped here with a friend over the weekend and it was a perfect start to our camping season. Neat trails to explore, quiet and clean campsite. Stayed at site 4 and could not complain about the lot. We had two six person tents placed and there was still space for a third tent if needed. Plenty of trees if you care to bring a hammock. Would recommend and will definitely visit again.
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!
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.
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.
Kampsville, Calhoun, Illinois, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of Peoria, 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), 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 Mc Cully H.Joined in January 2018
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