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.
- Check in: After 12PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
The vibe at Eagle's Landing on the Fox River
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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.
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.
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.
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!