Red Gate Farm, LLC is beautiful, hidden oasis of sustainable permaculture totally secluded from the typical Illinois corn and soybean fields. We are a very active, working, horse-powered farm. From the moment you drive in, you will see differences from most modern farms. Our laying hens freely run our green pastures; all our livestock are rotated throughout our land to ensure

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Red Gate Farm, LLC is beautiful, hidden oasis of sustainable permaculture totally secluded from the typical Illinois corn and soybean fields. We are a very active, working, horse-powered farm. From the moment you drive in, you will see differences from most modern farms. Our laying hens freely run our green pastures; all our livestock are rotated throughout our land to ensure biodiversity and soil health; our heritage breed hogs are nearly unnoticed as they forage in their forest paddocks; our small herd of Alpine goats help us clear and manage invasive forages while providing amazing milk to drink; our horses live on a “Paddock Paradise” track system that meanders through our woodlands, imitating the movements of wild horse herds; our ponds have been carefully designed to stop erosion of our precious top soils; our orchards and gardens are designed to grow in harmony with nature while providing chemical-free food for the family; and so much more!

Our RV lot is located near the main house, right off the trail that takes you into the woodlands. After parking and checking in, you will be provided an info packet to assist you during your stay.  We offer 1 RV site (as well as several primitive camp site choices). PLEASE NOTE:  You should have experience backing your RV to get it into the lot safely!  You should also be prepared for some hiking to get to the pond or primitive site areas, as they are located .25 - .5 mile from the main house and parking area.

Once you get your RV hooked up, you can sit back and relax, as you take in the sights and sounds of nature that will surround you. Although you are only a half mile from the nearest main road, you will feel almost completely secluded. At dusk and dawn, if you sit quietly enough, you may even see some of our many white-tail deer, wild turkey, or other wildlife come to drink at the ponds.  You can swim in the pond, use the v-boat, or even walk around the farm to enjoy the scenery.

If you leave time for sight-seeing in the area, we are surrounded by wonderful and historical attractions!  We are just 2 miles from Lincoln's New Salem State Park and Historic Site.  Roughly 20 miles southwest of us is the Illinois capital, Springfield, which has an array of great restaurants such as Darcy's Pint which serves up the famous award-winning Horseshoe; historic sites including the famous Lincoln Presidential Museum and Lincoln's Village; Knights Action Park and Water Park, perfect for a hot summer day; and much more!  About 30 minutes west of the farm is Jim Edgar Park, which has some amazing fishing ponds, hiking and horse-back riding trails, and wildlife viewing.   

If you’re interested in experiencing farm life, we welcome you to join us for chore time. We offer educational tours and other options by appointment for an additional fee, or you can also schedule a "Beginner's Horse Experience," riding lesson, or even a horse-drawn wagon or carriage ride for a discounted hourly rate. In addition, we offer fresh, pastured eggs, meats, and produce for sale, all of which was grown right here on the farm. For more info on options, just ask!  We are happy to send you info in advance!

Our goal is to provide you with an opportunity to experience our piece of paradise, and create memories you will always cherish!

Campsite area
Bring your own vans, trailers, rv & motorhomes
No. of sites
1 bookable site
RV details
Max length 40ft
RV hookups
Electricity
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water, purify from lake or pond
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring
Toilet available
Portable toilet
Pets allowed
Off leash, on leash
No showers
Bath in lake
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
No picnic table
No wifi
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 9 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

There are mountain bike trails located about 2 miles from the farm, and accessed via an asphalt highway with a challenging hill...Read more

Hiking

We have limited walking trails around the farm and pond, and in the woodlands. about 2 miles down the road is lincoln’s new sa...Read more

Paddling

We have a nice, small pond, perfect for kayaking or small boats. you can rent our v-bottom boat for a nominal fee. if you are...Read more

Swimming

You can swim in our nice, small pond. be aware it does have steep sides, which may be slippery at times.

Wildlife watching

Our back woodland acreage contains the primitive tent campsites, short hiking trails, and ponds. there is abundant wildlife in...Read more

Horseback riding

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at RV’ing on the Bluff in Illinois.

Forest

Our primitive tent campsites are located in the woodlands, at the bottom of steep hills and 30-50 foot ravines. it does involv...Read more

Lake

Most of our primitive tent sites are located with easy access to our pond. please note the pond was recently dug, so there are...Read more

Prairie, meadow, or plain

If you prefer an area that is more open than the woodlands, we offer the option of camping in our main pasture. this provides ...Read more

Swimming hole
Farm
Ranch

Places to see near Red Gate Farm, LLC

Lincoln Home National Historic Site
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
15 miles way Explore
Sangchris Lake State Park
Sangchris Lake State Park
30 miles way Explore
Weldon Springs State Park
Weldon Springs State Park
48 miles way Explore
Beaver Dam State Park
Beaver Dam State Park
53 miles way Explore
Jubilee College State Park
Jubilee College State Park
57 miles way Explore
Siloam Springs State Park
Siloam Springs State Park
58 miles way Explore
Argyle Lake State Park
Argyle Lake State Park
60 miles way Explore
Wolf Creek State Park
Wolf Creek State Park
69 miles way Explore
Pere Marquette State Park
Pere Marquette State Park
77 miles way Explore
Cuivre River State Park
Cuivre River State Park
88 miles way Explore
Horseshoe Lake State Park
Horseshoe Lake State Park
89 miles way Explore
Wakonda State Park
Wakonda State Park
89 miles way Explore
Nauvoo State Park
Nauvoo State Park
90 miles way Explore
Gateway Arch National Park
Gateway Arch National Park
95 miles way Explore
Walnut Point State Park
Walnut Point State Park
96 miles way Explore
Fox Ridge State Park
Fox Ridge State Park
97 miles way Explore

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Property
Red Gate Farm, LLC
State
Illinois
$30/night
1 Site