Hipcamp host Mc Cully H.
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Campers can enjoy camping near the water of our 1.5 acre fishing pond.  The site is ideal for families or group campouts. There's plenty of space, a firepit with firewood, a picnic table and a gazebo. Our ponds are stocked with bluegill, bass and a few catfish.  Please note the ponds are public, so access is not restricted to others fishing or walking trails between dawn & d

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Campers can enjoy camping near the water of our 1.5 acre fishing pond.  The site is ideal for families or group campouts. There's plenty of space, a firepit with firewood, a picnic table and a gazebo. Our ponds are stocked with bluegill, bass and a few catfish.  Please note the ponds are public, so access is not restricted to others fishing or walking trails between dawn & dusk. There is a gravel road back to the pond, but no formal parking area. Restrooms and showers are located at our main site, about 0.15 miles (800 ft) from pond site.

Campsite area
Bring your own
1 site
Up to 25 guests per site
Park at listing
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: Moderate
  • 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 pond site in Illinois.

Forest

The vibe at McCully Heritage Project pond site

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Hipcamper John
John A.
recommends this listing.
November 7th, 2018

I can't recommend this place enough for families and friends who want to drive somewhere peaceful, comfortable yet rustic enough to feel completely immersed in nature. It's a hidden gem. Space for many tents. The sky is dark, stars are bright, forest and pond strikingly beautiful (especially during the fall colors). Except for a few daily hikers, it truly is private. The hikes are nice but the fish are stubborn. 5-stars.

Secret cabin. YARDTZEE!Peace and quiet.McCully Heritage Project pond site
Hipcamper McCully
Response from McCully, the Host, on November 9th, 2018

Well put. That describes us very well. Thank you John.

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Hipcamper mark

Amazing location to get away

Mark W.
recommends this listing.
May 29th, 2019

The site was beautiful. My group had a wonderful time, and enjoyed the quiet of being tucked away in the woods. Sitting around the lake watching the humming birds on the flowers, and the deer walk along the paths was amazing. The site was very clean and very well maintained. Would highly recommend this site to any group that wants to be completely immersed in nature.

Hipcamper Charles
Charles P.
recommends this listing.
June 21st, 2020

Hosts were super helpful and accommodating in every way possible. The pond site is very remote, in the morning we saw one other family walk by on a hike but otherwise didn’t see anyone. The fire wood was super dry, so it made dad look like a campfire pro.

Make sure to bring lots of bug spray, you are by a pond. Finally you won’t believe how many different types of frogs there are there. At night it sounded like there were 20 different frog calls.

Finally there were roughly 6000 lightning bugs over the pond, which was awesome to see at night with all the stars.

Hipcamper Chris

Highly recommended to anyone!

Chris N.
recommends this listing.
July 5th, 2020

We had an amazing time! What a great place to get away with a group of friends and just hang out! The site was very clean and beautiful!

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Hipcamper Ned
Ned J.
recommends this listing.
September 8th, 2020

Great campsite for family and kids. We will definitely come back again. Everything was super clean and well maintained.

McCully Heritage Project pond site
Hipcamper Andrej
Andrej T.
recommends this listing.
September 11th, 2020

perfect place for camping, no internet no cell phones

Hipcamper Courtney
Courtney C.
recommends this listing.
September 20th, 2020

We loved the pond campsite—beautiful view, relaxing & perfect for pups who love water!

Hipcamper CC
Cc S.
recommends this listing.
October 14th, 2020

Our family of 4 (included kids 15 and 11) enjoyed this wonderful escape to the McCully Heritage Project. We were looking for a get away where we could enjoy some hiking, fishing and camping. We appreciated the fact that because of the limited campsites, it was not crowded. The north trail was marked well. Bathroom/shower was very clean as well as the campsite (we reserved the pond site).
The area is full of discoveries and observations of nature: kids tried persimmons off of a few persimmon trees at the edge of the pond, observed the flight of a hawk up close, was "introduced" to these large acorns that came from a Burr Oak tree, glow worms (we think) on the ground in the evening...a truly great time for all of us (and the weather was great too!).
Side note- we traveled from St.Louis via the Golden Eagle Ferry which is a fun way for the kids to see the Mississippi River!

Hipcamper Dusan M.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2020
Hipcamper Chris N.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2020
Property
McCully Heritage Project
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$50/night
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