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Tall Tree Lake

· 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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30 ratings · 26 reviews
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!
Matt W.recommends
April 21, 2024
Campsite 41
This was an awesome place to view the eclipse. My site was down in the "pine forest" and I woke to a world where the fog blanketed everything in a world of white. It was really neat. Wade and his family are awesome and really made a welcoming place. This location is really quiet, and the skies are dark at night. I definitely would come here again!!!
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.
Theresa L.recommends
April 14, 2024
Campsite 14
This is a beautiful lake property with various campsites. We had so much fun here for the 2024 sar eclipse. We met a lot of nice and interesting people. Especially enjoyed the kid's baked goods and coffee stand. Loved, loved, the howling at the coyotes. So fun! The port-a-potties weren't even that bad. (For a while anyway.) Was fairly easy to get to, and quiet. Even though fairly close to the interstate.
Chanel R.recommends
April 14, 2024
Campsite 26
This campground was prefect! Beautiful lake, lots of land makes it feel very private.
Kristi P.recommends
April 12, 2024
RV Campsite 4
Beauty abounds
What a beautiful and peaceful location. Highly recommend. Keep in mind to bring in essentials as there is not a store on the location. We brought our own table which if you want one you will need to bring as all. The hosts could not have been nicer. Thank you!
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
Hosted by Wade S.Joined in November 2023
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