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Tall Tree Lake

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· Buncombe, Johnson, Illinois
220 acres hosted by Wade S.
7 RV/tent sites · 55 tent sites
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We are a 220 acre family owned and operated campground in the middle of the Shawnee National forest. We love providing a safe, beautiful, peaceful, and central location for people to enjoy our beautiful area. Fishing and hiking are welcomed for all of our guests! Located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest. Close proximity to Ferne Clyffe State Park, Tunnel Hill Bike Trail, and only a 10 minute drive from I-24.
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7 ratings · 6 reviews
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Emily C.recommends
April 22, 2024
Campsite 18
We had such an amazing trip to Tall Tree Lake to view the eclipse! We camped in the wooded area near the lake, which felt so nice and tucked away. The campground itself was immaculate, you can tell the land is really cared for. There were clean portable toilets available the whole trip in close proximity to where we camped. This is a huge property with a wooded area, open fields, and an awesome lake - you can’t go wrong with any spot on the property. We were able to pitch a tent wherever we wanted, which was nice! The field is awesome for viewing stars at night. This property is located in close proximity to anywhere you’d want to visit in Shawnee National Forest, and is close to some grocery stores and gas stations, but is located further back on a country road, so feels nice and secluded! Other than the property, I want to shout out the amazing hosts Phil, Wade, and their entire family! They are such lovely people and were extremely helpful our entire stay. Their hospitality went above and beyond & really made this stay special! I can’t wait to go back to Tall Tree Lake!
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Joan D.recommends
April 20, 2024
RV Campsite 2
This was an awesome spot for our eclipse camping weekend. Close to some great state parks for hiking. Beautiful lake and facilities. Super nice owners. Very helpful and other campers were courteous. Would definitely stay again and recommend.
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Caroline L.recommends
April 11, 2024
Campsite 12
Nice spacious scenic campsite, great for eclipse viewing
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Emily C.recommends
April 10, 2024
Campsite 17
I cannot begin to explain how amazing our trip was to Tall Tree Lake! We came down from Chicago to view the eclipse, and everything about our entire weekend was amazing. Tall Tree Lake itself is such a beautiful piece of land located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest. It's tucked away far back from the main road, so it feels very private & secluded. It's about 30ish minutes from Makanda, about an hour from Garden of the Gods, and just down the street from the beautiful Ferne Clyffe State Park. It's a perfect location! We were able to choose where we wanted to camp, and decided to camp amongst the tall trees next to the beautiful lake. We really enjoyed camping in this part of the property - it felt tucked away, but was also close to a big field where we viewed the stars every night! We were able to use a fire ring provided and there were port-a-potties on location. Everything was kept clean and the property is immaculate - very, very well taken care of. The property is gorgeous, but what really stood out was the amazing hospitality that Phil, Wade, and their entire family provided. They are such good, friendly people who really went out of their way to make our experience amazing. We really appreciated all they did for us on our camping trip. Our camping adventure at Tall Tree Lake is one we will never forget, and we will definitely be back very soon!
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Emily C.recommends
April 10, 2024
Campsite 19
I cannot begin to explain how amazing our trip was to Tall Tree Lake! We came down from Chicago to view the eclipse, and everything about our entire weekend was amazing. Tall Tree Lake itself is such a beautiful piece of land located in the heart of the Shawnee National Forest. It's tucked away far back from the main road, so it feels very private & secluded. It's about 30ish minutes from Makanda, about an hour from Garden of the Gods, and just down the street from the beautiful Ferne Clyffe State Park. It's a perfect location! We were able to choose where we wanted to camp, and decided to camp amongst the tall trees next to the beautiful lake. We really enjoyed camping in this part of the property - it felt tucked away, but was also close to a big field where we viewed the stars every night! We were able to use a fire ring provided and there were port-a-potties on location. Everything was kept clean and the property is immaculate - very, very well taken care of. The property is gorgeous, but what really stood out was the amazing hospitality that Phil, Wade, and their entire family provided. They are such good, friendly people who really went out of their way to make our experience amazing. We really appreciated all they did for us on our camping trip. Our camping adventure at Tall Tree Lake is one we will never forget, and we will definitely be back very soon!
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Jen C.recommends
April 8, 2024
RV Campsite 3
We went for the 2024 eclipse and it was great! Site was nice and level, and we were able to hook up to the electric and enjoy. When we got lost on the way there, host was super great about helping us find our way.
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Buncombe, Johnson, Illinois, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of 𐓏𐒰𐓓𐒰𐓓𐒷 𐒼𐓂𐓊𐒻 𐓆𐒻𐒿𐒷 𐓀𐒰^𐓓𐒰^(Osage), O-ga-xpa Ma-zhoⁿ (O-ga-xpa) (Quapaw), 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
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Hosted by Wade S.Joined in November 2023
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