Hipcamp host Alexis T.
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We are located about 9 miles outside the small town of Golconda IL which has a grocery store, gas station and family owned diner. Within a short drive is Dixon Springs State Park, Lake Glendale Beach and the general store where part of the movie US Marshals was filmed.

Our property includes an Indian burial ground (the trail of tears ran through this area), plenty of wildlife

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We are located about 9 miles outside the small town of Golconda IL which has a grocery store, gas station and family owned diner. Within a short drive is Dixon Springs State Park, Lake Glendale Beach and the general store where part of the movie US Marshals was filmed.

Our property includes an Indian burial ground (the trail of tears ran through this area), plenty of wildlife and river close by.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
40 bookable sites
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 9 people per site
Potable water available
Pump or well
Fires allowed
No toilet
Dig a cathole, pack it out
Pets allowed
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Bins available
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Alexis a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

    Activities

    Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

    Boating
    Fishing
    Hiking
    Paddling
    Swimming
    Wildlife watching

    Terrain

    Natural features you'll find at Camping Near Trail of Tears in Illinois.

    Forest
    River, stream or ...
    Swimming hole

    Places to see near Camping Near Trail of Tears

    Fort Massac State Park
    Fort Massac State Park
    1 miles way Explore
    Dixon Springs State Park
    Dixon Springs State Park
    16 miles way Explore
    Ferne Clyffe State Park
    Ferne Clyffe State Park
    31 miles way Explore
    Shawnee National Forest
    Shawnee National Forest
    31 miles way Explore
    Columbus-Belmont State Park
    Columbus-Belmont State Park
    35 miles way Explore
    Cave-In-Rock State Park
    Cave-In-Rock State Park
    36 miles way Explore
    Giant City State Park
    Giant City State Park
    42 miles way Explore
    Trail of Tears State Park
    Trail of Tears State Park
    48 miles way Explore
    Lake Murphysboro State Park
    Lake Murphysboro State Park
    58 miles way Explore
    Paris Landing State Park
    Paris Landing State Park
    59 miles way Explore
    Fort Donelson National Battlefield
    Fort Donelson National Battlefield
    61 miles way Explore
    Reelfoot Lake State Park
    Reelfoot Lake State Park
    68 miles way Explore
    Harmonie State Park
    Harmonie State Park
    74 miles way Explore
    John James Audubon State Park
    John James Audubon State Park
    79 miles way Explore
    Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
    Nathan Bedford Forrest State Park
    82 miles way Explore
    Lake Malone State Park
    Lake Malone State Park
    89 miles way Explore
    Lake Wappapello State Park
    Lake Wappapello State Park
    93 miles way Explore
    Beall Woods State Park
    Beall Woods State Park
    95 miles way Explore
    Hawn State Park
    Hawn State Park
    98 miles way Explore

    The vibe at Camping Near Trail of Tears

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    Hipcamper Sharla
    Sharla S.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    August 22nd, 2017

    Lovely land, secluded spots, spectacular stars.

    Hipcamper J Patrick
    J Patrick F.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    August 21st, 2017

    Secluded spot with no light pollution. Was perfect for viewing the total eclipse of the sun. Basic camping. Bring your own water. Firewood is for sale, but there are no fire rings. Plenty of space between campsites. Hosts were welcoming. If arriving after dark, The sign for the house is a little hard to read. We had a great time.

    Hipcamper Dave
    Dave A.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    August 21st, 2017

    Awesome people. Gracious and kind. They really made sure we got everything we needed! They did a great job!!! Would definitely go back!

    Hipcamper Shelly
    Shelly H.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    August 21st, 2017

    Alexis and her family wer lebgreat hosts and went out of their way to make our stay perfect. Arrival was smooth and they took us right to our choice of camp sites. They had wood we could purchase and gave us tips for exploring the area.

    Hipcamper Matt
    Matt S.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    August 22nd, 2017

    Great spot for viewing the eclipse yesterday! The hosts were friendly and attentive to our needs.

    Hipcamper Elana
    Elana D.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    August 22nd, 2017

    Alexis and the property owners really go out of their way to make sure everyone has a good time, be it a tractor ride of the farm, a trip to the nearby burial grounds, or just advice on what's nearby. The sites are flat and clear, and it's a very pretty, quiet part on the edge of the National Forest.

    Hipcamper John
    John B.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    August 23rd, 2017

    The sites were primitive as advertised, but ideal for camping. Lots of room, lots of choices. The family running the operation were very helpful and super friendly. It was a great experience.

    Hipcamper Andrea
    Andrea P.
    has mixed feelings towards this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    August 23rd, 2017

    The hosts were great. Just be prepared for poison ivy.

    Hipcamper Jeff
    Jeff P.
    recommends this listing.
    (Dispersed site)
    August 24th, 2017

    Terrific place to camp. Secluded, stunning location alongside the river with excellent camping options. The hosts were great, too, exceptionally friendly and very helpful. A little tricky to find at night, but Alexis guided us to the door and got us set up in no time. Wish I were still there.

    Property
    Camping Near Trail of Tears
    State
    Illinois
    $150/night
    40 Sites