Hipcamp host Neil S.
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Property located on the Ohio River with grass fields and mature woodland areas with primitive campsites available. Sites also available with riverviews when river levels are down. Direct access to river for fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. Hiking available in back woods. Arrow head have been found beside the river and in creeks nearby. Plenty of driftwood all around

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Property located on the Ohio River with grass fields and mature woodland areas with primitive campsites available. Sites also available with riverviews when river levels are down. Direct access to river for fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, etc. Hiking available in back woods. Arrow head have been found beside the river and in creeks nearby. Plenty of driftwood all around, come and find a unique piece! Less than 10 miles from: City of Metropolis - the home of Superman, Fort Massac State park, Harrah’s Casino and Mermet springs(scuba diving). 13 miles to Heron Pond Reserve or Cache River nature area. 20 miles to Paducah, Ky or the Shawnee National Forest. Wildlife seen on property: Deer, Bald Eagle, Beaver, Fox, Groundhog, Turkey, Coyote, Bobcat, Herons.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
6 sites
Up to 12 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Bins available
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: requires leveling
Have a question? Send Neil a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Half dozen eggs

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Dozen eggs

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Wildlife watching

Wildlife seen on property: Deer, Bald Eagles, Beaver, Fox, Groundhog, Turkey, Coyote, Bobcat, Herons

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Paddling

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Riverside Primitive Camping in Illinois.

Lake

Small pond on the property. Not stocked.

Swimming hole

Swimming/wading in river permitted. Riverbottom is very soft mud. Current can be strong at times. SWIM/WADE AT OWN RISK.

Field
River, stream, or...

The vibe at Riverside Primitive Camping

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Hipcamper Daniel

Relaxing outdoors

Daniel D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 13th, 2020

We had a great time with our dog camping on the Ohio River! The hosts were gracious and accommodating when we arrived. We spent a couple days fishing and enjoying the scenery and the bright stars and the majestic Ohio river. Highly recommended!

Hipcamper Jennifer

Beautiful, peaceful, fun!

Jennifer B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 24th, 2020

The property is absolutely beautiful! We loved staying on the river. We enjoyed fishing and paddle boarding. It was so peaceful and quiet at night. We could see so many stars. Amy and Neil were so kind and helpful. The fresh eggs were just icing on the cake! Loved our stay. Highly recommend it! We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Alex
Alex S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 11th, 2020

Neil was a great host and flexible for our group. His property was lovely to camp on and made me wish our stay could have been longer. Thanks, again

Riverside Primitive Camping
Hipcamper David

Great spot by the river

David D.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 12th, 2020

Neil and his family were very welcoming. There’s plenty of room to camp, run around and enjoy a beautiful spot near the river. Great if your doing a one night camp or staying several days.

Hipcamper Lynn

Peaceful stay

Lynn F.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 18th, 2020

We camped overnight, while moving my mother-in-law cross country during a pandemic peak. We were looking for an out-of-the-way safe, peaceful spot to stay overnight with an 84-year old (rather than a motel) and we found it! Loved the host shower too! Neil and his wife were welcoming and very helpful. Definitely recommend their place!

Sun up and shining as the mist rises from the river...
Hipcamper Mitchell
Mitchell C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 18th, 2020

My wife and I wanted to get away for a long weekend to celebrate our honeymoon. We asked Neil for a riverside spot so we could fish and kayak. He gave us what I would call the best spot on the property. We had a pretty long drive to get there and arrived pretty late, he was able to give us great directions to get to our spot and even dopped off the firewood so we would have it in the morning. The bathroom/shower is probably one of the cleanest camping bathrooms I've ever seen. The sky at night was so beautiful, I've never seen so many stars. We saw deer every night and every morning. Peaceful, quiet campground with plenty to do. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fun/different camping option.

Hipcamper Joshua
Joshua K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 25th, 2020

Upon arrival we were greeted by Neil and was shown where everything we needed was located. I had 1 person in our group that had to work and wasn’t able to arrive on property until late that evening. Neil was understanding of the situation and everything worked out! Very quiet and peaceful spot right on the Ohio River with the fire going and watching barges run all night! I will definitely return in the spring and summer even though I live 6.5 hours away. Completely worth it!!! Thanks again

Hipcamper A
A M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 26th, 2020

An excellent stay on our trip! When we arrived we were kindly greeted by Neil, his wife and 3 girls who treated us like friends! we bought some fire wood and eggs from the family and were personally delivered the goods by 3 very excited girls riding a dump truck :) we stayed on the site along the river that had an absolutely breathtaking view. the next morning we were able to take a warm shower before leaving. 5 stars, 10 out of 10, defintely reccommend! Thank you Neil and family!

Property
Riverside camping
State
Illinois
Country
United States
$20/night
6 Sites

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