Hipcamp host Mc Cully H.
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Pitch your tent in one of four widely spaced sites. Each site has enough room for multiple tents and includes a fire pit and picnic table. The sites are just a short walk from our shower/restroom facility. The fishing ponds are just a quarter mile walk from the campsites, and access to the numerous trails throughout our 940-acre property is directly from the campsites. While

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Pitch your tent in one of four widely spaced sites. Each site has enough room for multiple tents and includes a fire pit and picnic table. The sites are just a short walk from our shower/restroom facility. The fishing ponds are just a quarter mile walk from the campsites, and access to the numerous trails throughout our 940-acre property is directly from the campsites. While we have four designated sites, it is rare for all to be full, and likely that you'll be the only campers here most days. We are located in a very remote/rural part of Illinois in a county nestled between the Mississippi & Illinois Rivers, but only 75 miles north of downtown St. Louis. We have been included in John Shirle's "The Best in Tent Camping: Illinois."

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send McCully 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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

Trail maps are available at kiosk at shower house. We have 940 acres with trails throughout.

Horseback riding

BYOH - bring your own horse. Riding is allowed on south side trails (830 acres).

Wildlife watching

Lots of great habitat and very remote, so you could see anything from warblers to bobcats!

Biking
Fishing

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at McCully Heritage Project in Illinois.

Forest

The vibe at McCully Heritage Project

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Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
July 23rd, 2018

This was gorgeous and secluded. It feels super secret and private. We saw maybe four cars the entire weekend, and were the only campers. Every once in a while a horse and rider would come by. Pristine bathrooms and great hiking, too!

Everything is donation-based, so be sure to bring some cash so you can pull your weight.

Thank you to McCully for sharing the land with campers.

Hipcamper McCully
Response from McCully, the Host, on August 6th, 2018

Thanks Sarah! We try to make every experience here a good one. Glad that yours was.

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Hipcamper Rob

Beautiful scenic secluded get away

Rob F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
March 24th, 2019

This was a wonderful, private location with a plethora of wood and beautiful, scenic hikes. This is one of the best camping locations I've ever been to.

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Hipcamper Indre

Private and quiet

Indre K.
recommends this listing.
(Site 3)
September 2nd, 2019

Private and beautiful campsite with many acres of nature preserve to explore. You can go hiking, mushroom picking, creek swimming, bird and star watching, horse riding, etc.

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Hipcamper Stephen

Very nice!

Stephen H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
September 15th, 2019

Fantastic site!! Very well maintained!! Next time will have to check out trails. Bathroom/shower area very clean. Firewood was complementary and very much appreciated!! Beautiful scenery, highly recommend!!

Hipcamper Chad

Great hidden gem of a campsite

Chad H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
October 6th, 2019

This was a great find! Only four camp spots - we were in number 3 - and since it’s off the beaten track, no car noises, no lights, no loud campers next to you. And even better, the bathrooms (with showers) were very clean and well stocked. No spiders hiding in corners! It was immaculate really. Fire wood in site with great fire pits ready to go. Plenty of trails across the road and onto the hills. Heard plenty of owls, coyotes in the distance, and birds of all sorts. Great place and will definitely go back.

Hipcamper Holly
Holly F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
June 2nd, 2020

Fantastic. I would absolutely go here again and recommend others to go here. The facilities are great. The sites aren't extremely far apart, but they are private enough

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Hipcamper John
John A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 11th, 2020

Great Hiking and camping spot north of St. Louis. Host is super nice. The 4 separate shower rooms are very nice.

Hipcamper John
John A.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
June 17th, 2020

Great spot to camp and hike. They provide cut wood for donations.

Hipcamper Collin
Collin P.
recommends this listing.
(Site 4)
June 20th, 2020

Great spot to camp and explore. Well kept grounds, clean bathrooms, and fantastic campsites. We will be returning.

Property
McCully Heritage Project
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$20/night
4 Sites

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