Hipcamp host Brady M.
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Horseshoe Bend is secluded Central Illinois destination. The campground lone sits on three hardwood shaded acres on a 1/4 mile privately gated lane. Total privacy sitting on bluff over Panther Creek.

The campground base is 30'x40' gravel floored covered shelter with a solid back and low side walls on two sides. It is served by a 100 amp, 120 volt service. TWO

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Horseshoe Bend is secluded Central Illinois destination. The campground lone sits on three hardwood shaded acres on a 1/4 mile privately gated lane. Total privacy sitting on bluff over Panther Creek.

The campground base is 30'x40' gravel floored covered shelter with a solid back and low side walls on two sides. It is served by a 100 amp, 120 volt service. TWO 30 amp RV hook ups are located remotely , with three other 120v outlets located on the perimeters. The communal fire ring and pit toilet are located at this location.

The campground is base for the trail heads that lead to 90 acres of woods including the West Branch of the Panther Creek. Hike, bike, wade, fish at your leisure.... No one but you and your friends.

Groups can easily camp here as there is plenty of room for camping and parking.

RV spots should be limited to 24' and less. Class A motor homes are not allowed.

Tent camping is welcome.

No hunting, ATV's, motorcycles, golf carts allowed.

RV only area
Vans, trailers, RVs
20 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Brady a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 6PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Horseshoe Bend in Illinois.

Forest
River, stream or ...

The vibe at Horseshoe Bend

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Hipcamper Eliseo
Eliseo C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 1st, 2018

Great location with plenty of space. Easy to get to and everything was pretty much set up for us to enjoy our stay. Brady was an excellent host. Plenty of firewood and respected our privacy. Directions were clear and the campsite was easy to find.

Hipcamper Dora
Dora H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 25th, 2019

We booked Horseshoe Bend on a whim and headed out. The pictures looked like the quiet, private get away we were looking for. On our way we saw Class A RV's were not recommended. With the recent rain decided it best we not go. The Host Brady was prompt in responding to the last minute booking and was very gracious to refund our money. We will definitely try to camp there again with our smaller set up (tent and truck) and give a more detailed review! It's nice to work with people like this!

Hipcamper Ann
Ann S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 17th, 2019

Quiet and secluded. Loved being here, the pavilion is a plus at night.

Hipcamper Steve
Steve K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 4th, 2019

Horseshoe Bend is truly a unique camping adventure, as the campground consists of 4 electric sites and and other land for tenters.
We booked on a weekend where we were the only ones booked, and while we tried to get a few of our camping friends to tag along, none could, so we had the entire property to ourselves and our dogs.
Upon arrival, Brady showed up to greet us and give us a brief history of the property. I won’t give it away, to steal his thunder, but it’s very interesting to hear all that has happened there over the years.
Since it was just us, the communal firewood was all ours, but there was plenty around even if there were more than just one group. Our dogs got to run free the entire time, which they totally enjoyed.
Brady did warn us about deer and turkey that might be campsite visitors, but take away a Bambi at the front gate, and a gobble gobble heard one morning, there wasn’t a single siting.
The entire campground is shaded by huge maple and oak trees, and was a welcome relief in the almost 90 degree weather.
Though there is supposed to be a creek that runs through the campground, it has since dried up and most likelihood is only active during a (very) rainy season. Two outhouses are there by the pavilion, and they were clean very usable. Brady was kind enough to give us a 30a extension cord to give us more options as to where to put our small camper.
Hiking on site is limited, as the property itself borders other private homes, but there is a county park nearby (9 miles of so) with trails and a lake for fishing, which we took advantage of.
Horseshoe Bend would be a great site for a larger group of campers, where privacy was wanted to do WHATEVER they wanted, as there really are no neighbors to speak of.
Or be like we were, a couple who got to enjoy the total solitude of a campground to ourselves, to enjoy the sounds of nature (abundantly), unencumbered by radios, traffic, and outside conversations well into the night.

Hipcamper Scott S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 3rd, 2019
Hipcamper Salvador C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 27th, 2018
Hipcamper Eliseo C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 27th, 2018
Property
Horseshoe Bend
State
Illinois
$30/night
20 Sites
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