Hipcamp host Katie T.
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Pitch your tent on this gently sloping one acre 100' x 400' lot on the Fox River near Ottawa, IL, Sky Dive Chicago, Zip Chicago and Starved Rock State Park.  This is considered one of the prettiest locations along the Fox River.  We often see plenty of wild life including, Bald Eagle, Blue Heron, White Egret, Turkey, and Deer.  Hunting is not allowed.  Fishing off the bank o

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Pitch your tent on this gently sloping one acre 100' x 400' lot on the Fox River near Ottawa, IL, Sky Dive Chicago, Zip Chicago and Starved Rock State Park.  This is considered one of the prettiest locations along the Fox River.  We often see plenty of wild life including, Bald Eagle, Blue Heron, White Egret, Turkey, and Deer.  Hunting is not allowed.  Fishing off the bank of the river is allowed.  The Fox River can be shallow depending on the season.  Canoeing and Kayaking acceptable.  Only experienced swimmers should enter the water.  The river can be unpredictable and there are holes and currents. Please stay within property flags so that we do not disturb our neighbors. There are close neighbors.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans
1 site
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Pack it out
RV details
Max length 10ft
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Ask about television hookup
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Access type unknown
Surface type unknown, levelness unknown
No hookups
Have a question? Send Katie a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Paddling

The Fox river is famous for canoeing and kayaking. Please wear appropriate safty gear and life jacket.

Biking
Fishing
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Eagle's Landing on the Fox River in Illinois.

River, stream or ...
Driveway

The vibe at Eagle's Landing on the Fox River

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Hipcamper Kevin
Kevin G.
didn't provide a recommendation.
July 31st, 2018

We unfortunately did not have a good experience staying at Eagle's Landing. The host gave us the impression we had to meet her before setting up camp, but we weren't able to arrive by her preferred time so we waited to leave until she was available. She unfortunately didn't end up able to meet us, which was fine (we fully understand she was busy - also she was friendly and we would have liked to have met her) it just would have been helpful to know it wasn't a necessity so we didn't put off starting the vacation. When we were on our way, she texted that the "man who lives in a camper on the property" (which we were not aware of) would set up flags at the property lines on either side for us to not get too close to "touchy neighbors". We booked this site hoping for seclusion and a good amount of space in nature, but when we arrived we were very surprised at how small the property was/how close to the houses on either side - it is listed there is no outhouse and you are to "dig a hole", but with the campsite being so closely positioned between two houses and with a man in a camper living behind you, there is certainly no comfortable opportunity to relieve yourself in the daylight. There was also a bunch of broken glass strewn everywhere (thankfully we noticed it was under our tent before getting in it, then moved our tent away and cleaned it all up), the firepit was just a few sticks piled up, and the picnic table had rotted out so if you set anything on it the wood planks would collapse. We were thrilled to have found a spot on a river and the posting said you could wade/bathe in the river, but there is no easy way to get down the bank on the property. Unfortunately cannot recommend the experience we had at this spot to others.

Hipcamper Katie
Response from Katie, the Host, on February 7th, 2019

You can please some of the people some of the time, but not all of the people all of the time.

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Hipcamper Drew
Drew K.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 29th, 2018

Nice stay. If you're on a road trip and need a place to camp for the night, this is the place, also the river being right next to your tent is really nice. There are several surrounding houses, but you will be left alone. The security lights at one of the houses does get obnoxious at night.

Hipcamper Brittany
Brittany S.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2018

Quiet, peaceful and full of wildlife (we saw a pack of 100 fish jumping right next to our site!), this site caters to those who are eager to have some creek sounds and a good nights rest. We arrived at our host Katie's home and she showed us the way to our site; right along the riverside. Beautiful animals frequent this place. Nearby neighbors but still feels peaceful.

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Hipcamper mrunal
Mrunal R.
recommends this listing.
July 12th, 2019

Good views and neat site. But, the neighbouring houses have pets which are super annoying.

Hipcamper Marcy
Marcy D.
recommends this listing.
August 19th, 2018

The whole experience was wonderful!

Hipcamper Keith
Keith H.
recommends this listing.
September 24th, 2018

We had a wonderful time at this location. The campsite was so beautiful and spacious. Blake, the camp director (as we called him) was very accommodating! He greeted us when we got there, cut down a dead tree for us to use as firewood, let us borrow his grill, and even let us borrow his fishing pole! He was also very laid back and very humorous! We will be back for sure!

Hipcamper Nathan G.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
June 30th, 2019
Hipcamper Kevin G.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 17th, 2018
Property
East Woods on the IL River
State
Illinois
$40/night
1 Site
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