About Camping Near Trail of Tears
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.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 40
- Accessible by: Drive
- Accommodation: Tent Only
- Check in after: 9AM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Strict
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
The vibe at Camping Near Trail of Tears
If you stayed here and have some insider info for us, let us know!
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.
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.
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.
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.
This site was all I had hoped for the solar eclipse experience, and was gratified that it all checked out. It was spacious. There was tree cover and open skies in good measure. A pretty creek runs at the eastern edge that glows pink in the morning sun. Surprisingly little by way of mosquitoes at this time of the year (Aug 19-21)...plenty crickets :) Given the expansive fields, the campers were well spaced, and being one of the earliest to show up, we had a rather spacious spot to ourselves that helped with two teenagers in our group of five...we all could chill out as we pleased. The hosts should count as one of the major plus points of this campsite. Hospitable to a fault...Alexis, Luke and his dad kept in touch throughout the three days...several times a day...really helpful and cheerful...visiting all the campers and really taking care in a personal manner. The site is fairly remote yet connected. Nearest grocery store is a breezy 20 minutes drive through open skies and corn soyabean fields...theres the open skied Ohio river next door...One day we went out- a 30-40 minutes drive to the Garden of Gods- what a lovely little gem of a place full of inviting shapely sandstone rocks and sweeping views of the forest all around...then we drove to the floating diner E'Town for some local flavors including the catfish...then a leisurely drive to the Cave in Rock...a cool, massive hole in the limestone on Ohio...with refreshing breeze and a relaxed ambience ...then back to the campsite...
This trip was for the eclipse...but the camping experience became a memorable experience in and of itself!...
Just one note on the essentials: Theres no water and toilet here (yet)...It wasnt an issue for me and one of my children, it was an issue for my wife and partially for others.
One note for the lovely hosts- some of the campers kept talking and laughing loudly till late in the night...both nights we were there. Guess, a little consideration on the part of campers for fellow campers would be a good thing.
We thought this camping experience was 'over-the-top'. The hosts were amazing and stayed on top of everything to assure our comfort and Eclipse experience. We had a Roadtrek RV and camped at their only 'hook-up' site, but oh what a pleasant experience. I would definitely stay again were I to be in that area. And speaking of the area, southern Illinois along the Ohio River is enchanting.